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6 Best Webcams (2022): Razer, Logitech, and More
Razor Keo Webcam for $72:
Razor Keo for $72: Our previous top pick, the original Razor Keo, still offers 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (or 720p at 60 frames per second) and built-in lighting that can be controlled by turning the Illuminate ring to brighten, dim or turn off. completely. Image quality is good with good colors, and the camera is quick to adjust white balance as the room’s ambient lighting changes. It autofocuses well, but you’ll see noticeable adjustments as you move around the frame. The field of view is slightly wider than typical webcams, coming in at around 82 degrees. After a month, the hinges broke on my Keo, which gave me pause. But my second one is strong, and WIRED writer Parker Hall had no problems with his Keo, so we’re still confident in our recommendation.
Anker B600 Video Bar 2K Webcam for $220
Anker B600 Video Bar 2K Webcam for $220: Reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says the B600’s video quality is excellent. If your computer can power it, the B600 can stream at up to 2K resolution. It’s more expensive, but like the other webcams in this guide, it’s too big to hang from a laptop screen. In low light, image quality is poor even with the built-in light source, so it’s best to pair it with an external light.
Obsbot Tiny 4K AI Webcam for $269
Obsbot Tiny 4K AI Webcam for $269: Chokkattu has had Obsbot as his main webcam for over six months, and as someone who videoconferences with him several times a week, I can say that its 4K-capable image is amazing. What makes it unique is that it automatically tracks your face as you move around, making it look like you have a private camera crew. You can turn this feature on and off with the palm of your hand as it responds to hand gestures.
Logitech C922x for $99
Logitech C922x for $99: The C922X is a capable webcam with solid specifications. It can stream 1080p video at 30 frames per second or 720p at 60 frames per second, making the Razer Keio and Keio X its main competition. But it’s the more expensive of the two and has a slightly narrower 78-degree field of view. It’s a good webcam, but you can get a comparable Kiyo X for less money.
Logitech C615 for $29:
Logitech C615 for $29: Specs are excellent (for the price)—1080p resolution at 30 frames per second with a 78-degree field of view—and image quality is good even in low light. You can also rotate the camera 360 degrees, which review editor Julian Vest said he does when he’s not using it because it doesn’t have a privacy shutter. On the downside, the microphone records in mono rather than stereo, and the short cord makes it annoying to use with a desktop, although it works well with a laptop. If retail inventories are thin and you can find one, this isn’t a bad option, but for a few extra bucks your options are better.
Logitech C930e Webcam for $73
Logitech C930e for $73: This is a business-oriented alternative to Logitech’s C920 with a 90-degree field of view that’s better for capturing large participants than the C920’s 78-degree field of view. For a home user, 90 degrees might be an interesting and welcome option (I liked that optional setting on the Brio). Unlike the Brio, you’re locked into using only 90 degrees, which may not work for everyone. This webcam has historically not been this cheap. In the past, with regular prices of over $100-plus, it’s not worth the extra cost. For under $100, this is an acceptable webcam