Best webcams 2022

While lap­tops and ultra­books are already equipped with pass­able cam­eras, desk­top users still need a qual­i­ty web­cam. With our help, you will find one of the best web­cams to suit your needs, whether it’s con­tent cre­ation, Youtube blog­ging, or just remote work that needs to keep in touch with your team.
Best webcams 2022
The best web­cams. Cov­er pho­to: globallookpress.com

Since the offer is exten­sive, it is easy to get con­fused when choos­ing. The rank­ing of the best web­cams of 2022 will help in your search. Whether you’re look­ing for some­thing with 4K res­o­lu­tion, a 360-degree field of view, or a qual­i­ty micro­phone, you’ll find some­thing to suit your needs.

Top 10 rating according to KP

1. Logitech C270 (average price 5000 rubles)

Log­itech C270 Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Web­cams are in high demand these days as so many peo­ple are tem­porar­i­ly work­ing from home. But you are unlike­ly to want to spend a lot of mon­ey on some­thing that you will use occa­sion­al­ly. Of the inex­pen­sive options, the Log­itech C270 is not bad. Despite its 720p res­o­lu­tion, which is hon­est­ly fine for video con­fer­enc­ing and chat­ting with friends and fam­i­ly via Zoom, this lit­tle web­cam has become a best­seller and has received a lot of pos­i­tive reviews. It’s also easy to set up — just plug it in and turn it on and most instant mes­sag­ing and video chat apps will auto­mat­i­cal­ly detect it.

Ease of use, low price
Res­o­lu­tion 720p

2. Microsoft LifeCam Studio (average price 8150 rubles)

Microsoft Life­Cam Stu­dio Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

It’s not the most attrac­tive web­cam out there, but Life­Cam Stu­dio isn’t real­ly designed to be attrac­tive. Instead, it’s built for busi­ness con­fer­ences and pre­sen­ta­tions, with its 1080p record­ing, 720p live video call­ing and wide­band micro­phone for crys­tal clear audio. It’s a seri­ous periph­er­al that needs a pow­er­ful PC for max­i­mum cus­tomiza­tion — but that does­n’t mean it lacks bells and whis­tles on its own. For exam­ple, it comes with 360-degree swiv­el capa­bil­i­ty and Microsoft­’s True­Col­or sys­tem, which will dynam­i­cal­ly shift the expo­sure for good light­ing.



Many use­ful set­tings, high qual­i­ty video
Requires a pow­er­ful PC

3. Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (average price 5200 rubles)

Microsoft Life­Cam HD-3000 Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

One of the best bud­get web­cams out there, the Microsoft Life­cam HD-300 offers 720p video record­ing for dai­ly video calls and group chats. The cam­era is enhanced by Microsoft­’s Life­Cam soft­ware, which offers many fil­ters and effects to cus­tomize your look, as well as options to set the default res­o­lu­tion. You can also use the app to eas­i­ly record pho­tos and videos to your hard dri­ve or share them on social net­works. The Life­Cam HD-3000 is Skype cer­ti­fied, which is worth keep­ing in mind if you’re pri­mar­i­ly using Microsoft­’s live chat app to stay in touch.

Afford­able price, ease of use
Mediocre video

4. Razer Kiyo (average price 14 thousand rubles)

Raz­er Kiyo Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Raz­er Kiyo may look odd, a tes­ta­ment to Raz­er’s unique design, but it’s still one of the best web­cams for stream­ing that’s incred­i­bly pop­u­lar these days. With the Kiyo, Raz­er has ditched many of the bells and whis­tles that more pre­mi­um web­cams offer, focus­ing instead on what mat­ters most to game stream­ers and YouTube blog­gers — good image qual­i­ty and light ring light­ing. You don’t have to spend a lot of time set­ting up your stream — just plug in your Raz­er Kiyo and get to work.

Built-in light­ing, high image qual­i­ty
More suit­able for stream­ing and Youtube than for work

5. Logitech C922 Pro Stream (average price 12.5 thousand rubles)

Log­itech C922 Pro Stream Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Log­itech C922 Pro Stream has the same styl­ish design as its pre­de­ces­sor, the C920, but this time it’s espe­cial­ly inter­est­ing for gamers. The C922 still boasts great 1080p video qual­i­ty, great for video calls, and its auto low light cor­rec­tion makes it a fan­tas­tic cam­era for stream­ing with the lights off. It also sup­ports back­ground removal, mak­ing it per­fect for begin­ner YouTu­bers.

High qual­i­ty sound and video, back­ground blur func­tion
High price

6. Logitech Brio Webcam (average price 19.3 thousand rubles)

Log­itech Brio Web­cam Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Have you ever looked down on a web­cam because it just can’t reach the video lev­el of your smart­phone? Well then the Log­itech Brio might be the web­cam you’ve been look­ing for. With 4K UHD and HDR res­o­lu­tion, Log­itech Brio brings high fideli­ty to the world of web­cams. If that’s not enough, it also boasts Win­dows Hel­lo func­tion­al­i­ty and an easy-to-use kick­stand that lets you lock it in place to cap­ture your best side.

Very high image qual­i­ty, Win­dows Hel­lo sup­port
The price is just out­ra­geous

7. Logitech C930e (average price 13.7 thousand rubles)

Log­itech C930e Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The C930e claims to be Log­itech’s most advanced HD cam­era, so it’s no sur­prise that it’s also one of Log­itech’s most expen­sive offer­ings. How­ev­er, unlike tra­di­tion­al web­cams that rely on a PC for all heavy-duty sce­nar­ios, this device encodes the video itself, which in turn should lead to improved video qual­i­ty. The 90-degree field of view means it’s well suit­ed for busi­ness video con­fer­enc­ing and pre­sen­ta­tions. But I would like it to be wider. And of course, it’s cer­ti­fied by Skype for PC and Mac.

Self-encod­ed video, high qual­i­ty record­ing
Angle lim­it­ed to 90 degrees

8. Logitech C920 (average price 12 thousand rubles)

Log­itech C920 Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Log­itech’s C920 is a sol­id cam­era. It sup­ports 1920×1080 (30fps) res­o­lu­tion dur­ing Skype con­fer­ences, as well as 1280×720 res­o­lu­tion dur­ing Apple’s Face­Time, Face­book Mes­sen­ger and more. If you’re just record­ing video, you can take advan­tage of the high­er Full HD res­o­lu­tion. Images, how­ev­er, are cap­tured using a “nat­ur­al” res­o­lu­tion of 3MP or are soft­ware enhanced to 15MP. These fea­tures are pro­vid­ed by an excel­lent glass lens sup­port­ed by 20-stop aut­o­fo­cus, auto­mat­ic low-light cor­rec­tion, two built-in micro­phones with auto­mat­ic noise reduc­tion and a 78-degree field of view. If you’re con­cerned about cam­era pri­va­cy, then there’s a phys­i­cal shut­ter here.

Good val­ue for mon­ey, aut­o­fo­cus
Nar­row 78 degree view­ing angle

9. Logitech Conference Cam BCC950 (average price 18.3 thousand rubles)

Log­itech Con­fer­ence Cam BCC950 Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Some of the web­cams on this list have 90-degree view­ing angles, allow­ing for min­i­mal group con­fer­ences. The Log­itech Con­fer­ence Cam BCC950 video­con­fer­enc­ing web­cam strives to offer the best solu­tion. Because it is dif­fi­cult to con­trol the web­cam dur­ing a con­fer­ence, the BCC950 comes with a remote con­trol that allows you to tilt the cam­era to focus on indi­vid­ual speak­ers. This 1080p con­fer­ence cam fea­tures an extend­ed cam­era head that can tilt approx­i­mate­ly 180 degrees, giv­ing every­one the chance to be seen. In addi­tion, it is equipped with a hands-free func­tion, facil­i­tat­ing small group con­fer­ences by cap­tur­ing voic­es with­out being in close prox­im­i­ty to the cam­era. The cam­era is opti­mized for Skype, Microsoft Lync and sev­er­al oth­er video stream­ing soft­ware prod­ucts, mak­ing the BCC950 an entic­ing solu­tion for busi­ness­es around the world.

Max­i­mum pos­si­ble view­ing angle, remote con­trol, high-qual­i­ty micro­phones
Will be redun­dant in nor­mal use

10. Logitech C615 HD Webcam (average price 10 thousand rubles)

Log­itech C615 HD Web­cam Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Log­itech C615 is a 360-degree swiv­el web­cam that cap­tures clear and vibrant 1080p Full HD videos. This web­cam offers flex­i­bil­i­ty and flu­id­i­ty with great per­for­mance that only a few web­cams can match. It fea­tures a 360-degree rotat­ing full motion cam­era with aut­o­fo­cus for sharp images and a built-in micro­phone that fil­ters out back­ground noise for the best voice record­ing in the fore­ground. Record­ing in low light con­di­tions is also quite good thanks to the auto­mat­ic light cor­rec­tion tech­nol­o­gy.

360 degree view­ing angle, high def­i­n­i­tion record­ing
Matrix only 2 MP

How to choose a webcam

It can be dif­fi­cult to choose the most opti­mal web­cam among such a vari­ety. He will share prac­ti­cal tips for choos­ing the best web­cam Alexan­der Vlasov, head of the sales depart­ment of one of the Moscow online elec­tron­ics stores. First of all, you need to decide what you need a cam­era for.

For video calls

When look­ing for the best web­cam, there are sev­er­al key fac­tors you should con­sid­er includ­ing res­o­lu­tion, frame rate, and price. If all you do is a few dai­ly video calls, a 720p cam­era that records at 30fps will do the job just fine. Entry-lev­el cam­eras such as the Log­itech C270 and Microsoft Life­cam HD-3000 are well suit­ed for this use case.



To create content

If you use a web­cam to cre­ate con­tent on plat­forms like YouTube, Twitch, and oth­ers, you should aim to get a web­cam that shoots in 1080p. Many top web­cams such as the Log­itech C920 and Raz­er Kiyo shoot in 1080p at 30 frames per sec­ond. But if you want the best qual­i­ty for stream­ing and video, you should choose a cam­era that can han­dle 1080p at 60fps, such as the Log­itech Stream­Cam.

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Additional functions

It is also worth con­sid­er­ing addi­tion­al spe­cial fea­tures that the web­cam has. The Raz­er Kiyo has a built-in ring light, mak­ing it ide­al for peo­ple who record in low-light rooms and don’t have a sep­a­rate light source handy. Log­itech cam­eras usu­al­ly have handy soft­ware options for tweak­ing your shots, and the Stream­Cam can shoot in both land­scape and por­trait modes, which is worth con­sid­er­ing if you’re shoot­ing video for mobile con­sump­tion.