How to Buy the Best Webcam
If you want to look your best in video calls, your laptop’s little camera won’t cut it. Here’s what you need to look for when shopping for the right add-on webcam, along with our product recommendations. And if you can’t find a webcam because of high demand, we have some tips on how to make one.
Video chat is big right now. Everyone is teleconferencing, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had many companies completely rethink their stances on working from home. You still want to look your best in a video meeting, and that goes beyond showering and getting dressed. What you really need is a decent webcam.
If you have a laptop, you already have a webcam. It probably isn’t a very good one, though. Small lenses, skewed colors, awkward exposure, and grainy indoor video are just some of the problems with might experience with cheap, built-in webcams. A good dedicated webcam will solve those problems, and give you the flexibility to aim it wherever you want without wrestling with your laptop. It’s a worthwhile investment if you’re planning to spend a lot of time on calls, recording vlogs, or doing anything else with video.
Here’s what you need to know when shopping for a webcam, along with some models worth considering: Webcam Resolution and Frame Rate, Webcam Lenses and Exposure, Webcam Autofocus and Webcam Microphones.
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