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CCL Code: WBC0265|
Part Number: 10WAA9901
|Manufacturer: Elgato

An Introduction to Webcams

A webcam is an essential tool for anyone looking to connect with others in real-time, whether that be through video chats with friends and family, or live streaming on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Webcams are typically plug-and-play and only require a single USB connection, so you can connect it to your computer and you're ready to go.

When shopping for a webcam, it's important to consider the intended use and requirements. For example, if you're planning on using it for casual video calls, a webcam with 720p resolution may be sufficient. However, for more specialized functions such as frequent video calls, recording, and streaming, a webcam with 1080p resolution or higher is recommended.

The field of view (FOV) of a webcam is another important factor to consider. A narrower FOV may only be able to capture a single person, while a wider FOV can capture an entire room. Consider the amount of space you plan to capture with your webcam when choosing the FOV.

The leading webcam brand is Logitech, and we've got a great range of Logitech webcams available to choose from.

Webcams for Streaming

For streamers, a webcam is a must-have tool for engaging with your audience and building your brand. When it comes to streaming, resolution and frame rate are particularly important factors to consider. A webcam with 1080p resolution or higher, and a frame rate of 60 FPS or higher, will ensure that your streams are of high quality and appear smooth and fluid.

You can shop hand-picked streaming webcam options and more in our streaming section.

Webcams for Professionals

For professionals, a webcam can be a valuable tool for conducting business meetings, presentations, and interviews remotely. When it comes to professional use, resolution and video compression are particularly important factors to consider. A webcam with 1080p resolution or higher will ensure that your image is clear and easy to see, and video compression that supports H.264 AVC or higher will allow for minimal bandwidth usage and easy transfer of large video files.

Auto-focus and low-light correction features are also important for professionals, as they ensure that you always look your best on camera, regardless of lighting conditions or distance from the camera. A wider field of view (FOV) is also recommended for professionals, as it allows for the capture of an entire conference room or office space.

Additionally, for professionals, a webcam with a built-in microphone and speaker can be a convenient feature, as it eliminates the need for additional equipment and allows for easy communication during remote meetings.

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