Top Best 48 Webcams: Computer Cameras in November 2021

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Razer
Razer - Kiyo X Webcam with Full HD Streaming - Black
Description

Take your streaming to the fullest with the Razer Kiyo X—a USB webcam for Full HD streaming at 1080p 30FPS. With great visual fidelity, fully customizable settings, smart auto-focusing, and more, we’re all about helping you gear up to create your best content.

6 Features
  • 1080p 30FPS: Crisp, clear, vibrant—capture your setup and personality in great visual fidelity that makes your content even more enjoyable to watch, or switch to 720p 60FPS for an ultra-smooth video.
  • Equipped with Auto Focus: The Razer Kiyo X is smart enough to maintain focus on you at all times, so you’ll never have to worry about looking blurry as you move about, change position, or show objects to the camera.
  • Fully Customizable Settings: Toggle between Auto and Manual focus, choose between various image presets, or create your own profiles by tuning its Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and White Balance all through Razer Synapse 3.
  • Flexible Mounting Options: Get the perfect angle every time with a stable webcam mount that sits snugly on your monitor, can be tilted up or down, or detached so that the webcam can be mounted on a tripod.
  • Compact and Portable: The webcam’s compact foldable form hardly takes up any space in your backpack, while its USB 2.0 connection makes it easy to set up no matter where you’re streaming from.
  • Plug and Play: The Razer Kiyo X works right out of the box with Razer Synapse 3 and is compatible with popular streaming programs, making it a seamless addition to your setup that requires minimal fuss.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Dindy, 10 out of 10
    Excellent, great value

    I love this webcam! It was totally easy to set up. It has a nice quality picture. It is made well and is just the right size. I am very pleased with this purchase.

    Oct 15, 2021 19:44
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    Owl Labs - Meeting Owl Pro
    Description

    The Owl Labs Meeting Owl Pro is a 360° smart conference microphone, camera, and speaker that is equipped with 2x sharper camera image quality and 2x louder sound, making it one of the top all-in-one conference cams available. By adding a Meeting Owl Pro to any conference room, your space is now equipped to become a Smart Meeting Room. The Meeting Owl Pro includes a power adapter with plug, 6.5 ft. micro USB cable, and a quick start guide.

    5 Features
  • Dynamic: Automatically highlights and shifts focus to different people when they speak
  • All-in-one: Combines microphone, camera, and speaker into 1 device
  • Rotates 360°: 1080p and 360º smart video conferencing camera
  • Easy and Quick Set-up: Perfect for medium and large-sized rooms, plug in the power and USB, load up your favorite video conferencing platform, and start your meeting. No downloads or installs.
  • Premium Video and Sound: With eight smart microphones, Meeting Owl Pro equalizes speaking volume and picks up everyone in a 18-foot radius
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ralph, 10 out of 10
    The Owl is a wise bird!

    Very happy with the ease of setup and quality. Has generated a lot of enthusiasm with staff, who love the functionality. This needs to be easy for anyone to come in the meeting room and get connected and running quickly, and it is! Some issue with needing to remove power from the unit and restart to avoid a video stability problem of some kind, but not a big deal.

    Aug 13, 2021 15:58
  • Review by NettyDee123, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful design

    This has been such an useful tool for us to host meetings and help the viewer feel like they are in the room

    Oct 10, 2021 02:26
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    Logitech
    Logitech - C930E HD Webcam
    Description

    Achieve crisp, clear video and audio that is akin to being there in person as you work from home, attend business meetings, and stay in touch with family and friends via Zoom, Teams, and Skype using the C930e Webcam from Logitech.

    4 Features
  • Frame Rate: Up to 30 fps video frame rate for smooth motion.
  • Compatiblity: Works with USB 2.0 for fast, easy connectivity
  • System Requirements: PC System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Google Chrome OS, Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later, Windows 8
  • Other Features: RightLight 2 technology, auto low-light correction, Carl Zeiss optics, USB 3.0 compatibility, 1080p Full HD movie recording, Skype compatible
  • Spracht - Aura Video Mate Webcam - Black
    Description

    Hold business conference calls almost anywhere with this Spracht Aura Video Mate camera and speaker. The 1080p lens has a 120-degree wide-view angle to capture a small group of people in the room, and the audio component's noise-canceling function ensures clear conversations. Connect this portable plug-and-play Spracht Aura Video Mate camera and speaker to your computer via its USB interface.

    7 Features
  • High-definition video: Record vibrant, true-to-life HD 1080p video that captures the exciting details at 30 fps.
  • 120° wide field of view: More than one person can join the conversation.
  • Full duplex speaker: You can hear the other party while you're speaking.
  • Built-in stereo microphones: Ensure clear, audible communication.
  • LED activity indicator: Lets you know when you are broadcasting.
  • USB 2.0 interface: Offers seamless plug-and-play connectivity with most Windows and Mac computers.
  • PC system requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, USB 2.0 port.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Rich, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam

    Best webcam I've ever used. Crystal clear and plug and play.

    Aug 18, 2021 19:48
  • Logitech - C920S HD Webcam
    Description

    Polished, Full HD video calls. The C920S Pro HD Webcam delivers remarkably crisp, clear and detailed images in vibrant colors. HD autofocus and light correction adjust to the conditions to provide consistently high definition, while the five-element glass lens delivers razor-sharp images. Dual mics placed on either side of the lens capture the natural sound of your voice. The 78-degree field of view is wide enough to include a second person. Whether for a key Skype call, to demo your skills or create your next YouTube video, the C920S ensures you make a strong impression.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • Full HD 1080p video calls: Premium video quality that makes you look like a pro.
  • Full HD 1080p video recording: A glass lens and full HD mean your recorded videosare crisp and vibrantly colored.
  • HD autofocus and light correction: Enjoy razor-sharp high def in every environment.
  • Stereo audio with dual mics: Capture natural sound on calls and recorded video.
  • 78° field of view: More than one person can join the conversation.
  • Advanced capture software: Create and share video content with ease.
  • Privacy shutter: Puts you in control of what you show and protects the lens with a snugly fitting cover.
  • Clip-on design: Allows you to attach a webcam for better eye-to-eye conversations.
  • Works with both USB 2.0 and 1.1: Ensures fast, easy connectivity.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Clear Picture and Works well

    This is my second C920S that I have bought in the last 6 months. The first one I needed for my desktop to conduct meetings, Skype with family, and more. The camera has worked flawlessly in that regard. I'm using it on a Win10 system. This second one that I bought I needed for my living room to Skype through my Xbox.

    The camera features a [email protected] fps sensor, privacy shutter, dual microphones for stereo audio, and a built in stand. The stand also features a 1/4-20 threaded insert to mount to a tripod or any other camera mounting platform.

    The privacy shutter is nothing more that a flap the closes down over the lens, so it provides a modicum of privacy. For those people that are more sensitive to privacy needs the most effective way to shut out would-be snoopers is to unplug the camera after use. The great thing about this camera is it is quickly recognized and setup by Win10, so unplugging/plugging back in doesn't cause a large disruption.

    Cable length sits right at 5ft and connects via USB A. It also has a velcro strap tethered to the cable to make it easier to bundle up.

    The camera FOV is 78°. This narrower FOV limits the viewing area, which allows you to retain some privacy while on a video call or stream. The last thing I would want is a wide angle view of my basement while on a video conference with coworkers and outside vendors.

    Video quality is excellent and the clarity is right where it needs to be. In lower light conditions the camera automatically adjusts its ISO setting to keep the image bright. I have found that I can still be easily seen while in a darkened room, and only the light from my screen is illuminating me.

    The dual stereo mic does a good job of picking up audio even from a distance. This is really useful to me when I am Skyping through my Xbox. The camera is on top of my TV and I am sitting about 12-15ft away. I don't have to shout, but rather talk in a fairly normal tone and the other party can hear me just fine.

    Overall I was really happy with the first camera I bought. It worked great and delivered on its specs and performance. I liked it enough that I bought a second to use as the camera on my Xbox. It has a solid price/performance argument going for it.

    Jul 20, 2021 15:01
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Great Streamer Cam

    ---SETUP---

    The setup of this WebCam is fast. Out of the box, it was plug and play ready on my MAC.

    ---FEATURES---

    The key features of this webcam include autofocus, auto-white balance, a microphone, and a removable privacy cover. 1080P 30FPS or 720P 30 FPS, 78o wide angle lens.

    ---PERFORMANCE---

    The performance of the WebCam is great out of the box. I used it with Facetime for an online interview for a new job and the interviewer made a comment on how clear my image was compared to those he had interviewed that day. The microphone works well also if you are using it close to you. For gaming, though, I rerouted the output to a different mic but it makes for a great starter WebCam.

    ---EXPECTATIONS---

    The product meets my expectations. You don’t need a tripod to use this, as it has a hinge that can adjust to any laptop or monitor. I had a small tripod laying around and I used the tripod screw hole to place it closer to me and record me at a preferable angle and out of the way of my TV’s line of view. It worked flawlessly with OBS and I was able to set up a filter for chroma key without having to turn on my studio lights, meaning that the regular room lighting was enough to capture a bright enough image needed for a green screen.

    ---VALUE---

    The price for the Webcam in terms of value is great. For basic things like Facetime, Google Hangouts, or Skype, you will love it. As a gaming facecam, you will find its ease of use and integration with OBS welcoming.

    ---APPROVAL---

    I highly recommend this product for people who make video calls or video-conferencing as it will definitely look better than anything that already comes with your laptop or monitor. Xbox players can plug it in directly to the Xbox for streaming from the Xbox with a facecam. PC streamers can customize it even further with OBS or XSPLIT. You will love the HD capture of your camera and the price.

    Apr 07, 2019 20:44
  • Review by tatterhood, 10 out of 10
    Good value, great quality

    I work remotely, so I'm on a lot of video conferences. This is a plug-and-play peripheral--set-up was easy, and the difference in quality between my built-in cam and this was impressive. I haven't run into any lag or image quality issues yet, but will update if I do.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:28
  • Review by webcamcomparison, 10 out of 10
    Why Didn't I Buy This Sooner?!

    I can't get over the quality of this webcam! I have been using my laptop camera for as long as I can remember. I've now been working from home for several years and finally invested in a webcam. The difference is insane! I'm sure I am late to the game here, but I am so glad I bought this item. The quality far exceeds my expectations (and the setup was so easy). The comparison pictures speak for themselves!

    Oct 26, 2021 23:06
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    Great 1080p entry level camera

    Since I work from home more now, I needed a higher quality camera than my laptop one. This is still 30 fps, but the quality was greatly improved. Haven't tested the onboard mics because I use a headset. The privacy cover helps for peace of mind if I accidentally turn on the camera or join a meeting where the camera is on by default.

    Jul 03, 2021 13:17
  • Review by Jerry, 10 out of 10
    Better than using a Tablet

    I purchased this web cam to ensure better video chats using our computer. We had been using a tablet and found that access was not very good and video quality was fair. Setting up on the desktop computer Monitor was quick. From a 8" Tablet to a 24" Monitor was quite a difference. The first time using was amazing at the difference. No more fumbling with the Tablet to get our Video to work and easier to see who we wore talking to.

    Oct 02, 2021 12:17
  • Review by Kapiko, 10 out of 10
    Great camera for my Octolapse needs!

    Great camera for my Octolapse needs! I've had this camera purchased before, but like many fathers of teenagers, It has been "confiscated" by my son and I had to get a new one. I use it for the Octolapse feature in 3D printing and it is an excellent camera for that!

    Apr 17, 2021 08:22
  • Review by Logitech, 10 out of 10
    Clear Camera

    Love this camera soo much and u can use Snapchat filters if u want enhancement on ur zoom or Skype calls it’s look soo good people think I have like a thousand doller camera lol due to the quality

    Dec 25, 2020 19:28
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - 4K Pro Webcam
    Description

    Logitech 4K Pro Webcam supports enhanced video collaboration from any personal workspace at home or in the office. Ultra 4K HD renders video in outstanding resolution, color, and detail. RightLight 3 and High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies auto-adjust to help you look your best in any lighting environment, from low light to direct sunlight. Integrated dual mics with noise-canceling technology that capture audio clearly from up to one meter away and make conversation natural and clear. The free Logi Tune desktop app simplifies webcam control, customization, firmware updates, and access to multiple diagonal-field-of-view presets to perfectly frame your video.

    8 Features
  • Ultra 4K HD resolution: 4 times the resolution of a typical HD webcam; look your best and enjoy professional video experience wherever you are with 5x HD zoom.
  • Auto light adjustment: Logitech RightLight 3 uses HDR technology to show you in the best light, even in low-light and backlit situations.
  • Noise-canceling technology: Dual omni-directional mics suppress background sound so you can be heard clearly.
  • 3 field of view presets: Choose 90°, 78° or 65° dFOV via Logi Tune to include more of your environment or narrow the focus on you.
  • Up to 90 fps: Create high-quality video recording or streaming in any light condition.
  • Windows Hello integration: Easily and securely sign into your computer without a password.
  • Privacy shade: Flip up or and down to cover or expose the lens.
  • Compatibility: Works with Windows, Mac, or ChromeOS and popular calling and streaming platforms; 1 year limited hardware warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by krittabee, 8 out of 10
    Good for first time streamer

    Still getting used to it, it's the first webcam I've used as I just started streaming on Twitch. I'm trying to find a good balance in the settings to make it a little less grainy. I feel like the settings are a tad limited but for my first camera I'm pretty happy with it!

    Aug 01, 2021 23:52
  • Review by Kitt4590, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam

    Best web camera I have ever own. I can fully recommend this device .

    Jul 10, 2020 17:36
  • Review by Phoneman411, 10 out of 10
    The 4K Pro Webcam is truly a great cam.

    It does everything they say it can do and more. Great.

    Jul 13, 2019 13:29
  • Review by lots0logs, 6 out of 10
    Subpar Experience On Linux And Chrome OS

    The user experience with this camera on Linux and Chrome OS is subpar at best. The camera does work. However, there are some features/settings that are only accessible when using Logitech's Camera Settings App (which of course doesn't run on Linux or Chrome OS). Logitech's continued disregard for Linux users is beyond frustrating.

    Something else to note is that the monitor clip that comes with the camera is not designed for today's slim bezel monitors. It covers some of the screen (see photo).

    May 25, 2019 22:46
  • Review by PhenomenalResolution, 10 out of 10
    WEBCAM SNOB

    The best 4K resolution webcam sold. It's clarity beats all other 720p and 1080p webcams. It's a must have for teleworking video meetings and personal video chats. Just be warned. After experiencing this caliber of real life like video clarity you can't go back to blurry 720p or low quality 1080p. You'll become a high caliber 1080p and 4K video-snob! I now won't personal video chat with anyone including family who don't upgrade their webcam to something comparable or this webcam. I tell them they don't merit seeing my aesthetic video quality if they can't reciprocate matching it.

    Oct 23, 2020 15:52
  • Review by bkanselaar, 10 out of 10
    Great camera for a great price

    Easy to set up and very clear video. Make sure you have the right computer requirements to film in 4K. Some computers are not set up to handle recording in 1080 or 4K. I do tutorial videos for work, including using Zoom, and Skype. I also have a YouTube channel for fun videos and I love I didn't have to buy an expensive SLR camera to accomplish this. The software Logitech offers is easy to use as well.

    Nov 10, 2020 09:17
  • Review by frankbuzzystw514, 10 out of 10
    5 Stars

    Video quality is extremely high, I'm very pleased, had a gr8 young man from geek squad Installing a new large screen and he recommended this camera for my laptop, he has done other installs for me at home, and he was correct, my pics too my friends on Skype are superior quality, I'm a real fan of Best Buy, truthful, helpful tech here in Stillwater, okla. I will use their services.....again!! Frank

    Feb 16, 2018 16:21
  • Review by TexasTim, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Addition for Work from Home

    This webcam has been the perfect addition to my work from home setup. It’s unobtrusive, has software configurable zoom, and features excellent audio and video quality. Huge upgrade from the standard HD webcam I was using before.

    May 16, 2021 10:42
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - C922 Pro Stream Webcam
    Description

    Live stream with outstanding clarity with the Logitech C922 Pro Webcam. With a choice of 30 fps at 1080p or hyperfast 60 fps at 720p, you can record or go live with vibrant, true-to-life HD video. Enjoy reliable no-drop audio, two omni-directional microphones, and a 78° diagonal field of view.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    5 Features
  • Full HD 1080p at 30fps: Premium video quality every time you broadcast.
  • Hyperfast frame rate in HD: Streaming broadcasts with no lag or distortion.
  • HD autofocus and light correction: Enjoy razor-sharp high def in every environment.
  • Stereo audio with dual mics: Capture natural sound on calls and recorded videos.
  • Free 6-month XSplit premium license: Have fun broadcasting using the complete set of features of both XSplit Broadcaster and XSplit Gamecaster.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by gurupaulu, 10 out of 10
    Good Camera for My Virtual Class

    I bought this as an upgrade for my virtual classroom. I teach science and I want a quality camera for demonstrations. This has worked great. I left a picture taken from the camera so anyone can get a feel for the quality.

    Dec 22, 2020 18:51
  • Review by StarJayGaming, 10 out of 10
    Clear and Cheap. Great for Streamers/Youtubers

    This Camera is just wonderful. It allows for a crisp, clean and clear image rendering. It has mutiple options for recording in all your needs whether that be 720p/30fps/60fps or 1080p/30fps. If your a streamer or Starting out youtube like me I would suggest this camera as great equipment to get you started. For just $100!!!

    May 24, 2021 22:43
  • Review by TechnicAli, 8 out of 10
    Good camera for wfh needs

    Bought this as a lot of other people because I work from home and attend a billion zoom calls.

    I would say the quality is superior to any built in laptop camera. I has some trouble with brightness and focus every now and then. Pretty solid plug and play camera otherwise.

    Feb 16, 2021 13:18
  • Review by AdrianG, 10 out of 10
    Super easy and flexible

    Fantastic and flexible product! Works on my old iMac and new Windows laptops. Lots of control and super easy to integrate to Zoom, FaceTime and other sofrware.

    Feb 27, 2021 15:20
  • Review by Shaun, 8 out of 10
    Great camera

    Great product. I am constantly asked while video conferencing, where’d I get the camera/what manufacturer

    Aug 05, 2021 07:41
  • Review by SAEM, 8 out of 10
    Good

    Its perfect but i rated 4 because the software is not including motion detection like the previous release

    Feb 12, 2021 19:29
  • Review by Omen30L, 10 out of 10
    Logitech web cam

    Good quality with a few added apps. Great at 1080p 60 fps.

    Apr 10, 2021 22:12
  • Review by Moon, 10 out of 10
    Looks great. Works great. I'm very pleased.

    This is a great device. I'm using it a lot. So glad I got this pro streamer web cam

    Apr 14, 2018 11:53
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - Pro Webcam - Black
    Description

    Pro Webcam Ultra-wide angleis an advanced HD 1080p webcam that delivers high-resolution video in virtually any environment, including low-light and harshly backlit settings. Frame yourself and your workspace perfectly with a generous 90° diagonal field of view, HD autofocus, pan, tilt, and 4x HD zoom. HD 1080p/30 fps video enhanced by RightLight 2, a high-precision lens and H.264 video compression deliver vivid, rich video quality at multiple distances in any environment. Pro Webcam features dual integrated omnidirectional mics that capture audio clearly up to 1 meter away so conversations always sound natural and clear.

    8 Features
  • HD 1080p/30fps with RightLight 2: Delivers professional video-conferencing experience. HD 1080p/30 fps video enhanced by RightLight 2 and a high-precision lens deliver rich video quality along with the premium image sensor.
  • Wide field of view with 4x zoom: With a generous 90° diagonal field of view, HD autofocus, pan, tilt, and 4x HD zoom, Pro Webcam frames you and your workspace perfectly with the highest level of detail.
  • Noise-cancelling dual mics: Features dual integrated omnidirectional mics that capture audio clearly from up to one meter away so conversations always sound natural and clear.
  • High quality, low bandwidth: Supports H.264 with Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and UVC 1.5 encoding to minimize dependence on computer and network resources to produce remarkably clear video at all times.
  • Logi tune desktop app: The Logi Tune Desktop app simplifies personal device control with zoom in/out, color presets, color adjustments, set manual focus, and easy firmware updates.
  • Certified for Business: Certified for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Certifications and compatibility with other popular applications include Google Meet, Zoom and more.
  • Versatile mounting options: Securely mount Pro Webcamwherever it works best—laptop, display or tabletop—with the adjustable clip or affix to your own tripod with the integrated thread.
  • Attachable privacy shade: A flippable lens shade is included with Pro Webcamto protectthe lens and assure privacy and peace of mind when the webcam is not in use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by VersaillesDad, 10 out of 10
    Excellent camera!

    Perfect for online meetings/training. Broadcasts 1080 with no problems. Excellent microphone built in, although I use another Logitech product (wireless headset) for even clearer voice for online training classes. If you download the Logitech "Camera Settings" ap you have excellent control over the camera from your computer to zoom in and out, as well as panning. Mounted on a professional tripod with studio lights, my teaching area looks very professional.

    Mar 30, 2018 17:58
  • Review by Jrobb31, 8 out of 10
    Used it for videoconferencing

    Used this one for videoconferencing at work for a company wide meeting. A blast! Vivo transmission was great!

    Dec 14, 2018 23:24
  • Review by DennyDog, 2 out of 10
    Miss representation of a product

    BestBuy has miss-represented this Camera. I wanted the Carl Zeiss lens like it showed on the website but got something else. Maybe Bestbuy figured it was close enough.

    Also no where on the website does it say it's a Ultra Wide angle.

    Jan 07, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great choice for a webcam

    Excellent webcam and works great with both Windows and Mac.

    Nov 03, 2020 11:51
  • Review by Ben4Tech, 10 out of 10
    Best All-Around Webcam Out There

    I was looking for a personal web cam for a desktop computer and debated between this and another Logitech product, evaluating both side by side, ultimately choosing this one for my needs. Best Buy is a bit vague about the model number in their description and the current photo is not correct. My camera looks identical to the one in the photo except it does not have the writing "Carl Zeiss Lens" on it. The model I have and that you're buying today is the C930e. It does not have a Carl Zeiss lens. It is not 15 megapixels. It does not have an optical zoom. It is a mid-range webcam that is a step above a traditional personal web cam, marketed as a business web cam. As a result, its price is about 30%-45% more than other cameras like it. It's build quality is excellent and it sits very securely and at a nice height on my 24" monitor. It has full HD 1080p at 30 FPS. It is rated at 2 megapixels. It has a 90 degree field of view (most personal webcams are 70 degrees). It has two omnidirectional microphones. With a slightly larger field of view, it can be used as either a personal web cam with more capture area or for a small group of people in a conference room. What I liked best is its true color matching overall, especially skin tones of the immediate subject - that sold it for me. What also sold it for me is that it has two omnidirectional microphones which produce better, clearer, and truer audio quality. On recordings, my voice is picked up better and sounds louder and clearer. For these tests, I put both cameras in an identical position and with the same mic level. I only use it as a personal webcam for videoconferencing currently. It comes in the box with a privacy shutter and instructions. It is completely plug and play, but you can find site firmware updates and software downloads on the Logitech web site. This includes a proprietary Logitech software which you can use to pan, tilt, and zoom - just know it is somewhat system resource intensive and might slow your video if your system is older. Otherwise, I just use Skype zoom settings and switch between other videoconferencing programs that don't have zoom controls to narrow the field of view. It was a close call and I could've gone for either camera, but opted to choose this one due to its truer color matching for skin tones, overall image, and better audio quality.

    Oct 14, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Deb36, 10 out of 10
    Lights, Webcam, Action

    I purchased this webcam and have absolutely no regrets. I use the HD setting and everything is crystal clear. There is no pausing or freezing. I use it with a small tripod on my desk which works great for me.

    Oct 09, 2021 04:44
  • Review by Randy, 10 out of 10
    Very good microphones

    This is a Logitech WEBCAM C930e. I had no idea how much webcam microphones varied until this one was compared to a cheaper model. I teach English as a second language and needed a very good sound quality to Zoom with students—I got what I wanted with this camera/microphone device. Now if only my students’ microphones were of this quality!

    Jun 26, 2020 23:28
  • Review by Revan2019, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for working from home

    Bought this for remote meetings and so far its been great! There is Logitech software you can download but its not completely necessary in my opinion. Plug in and you're ready to go. The microphone on this wont blow you away but its decent. If you are within five feet of an air vent/ac unit it will pick it up in the background.

    Jul 31, 2020 21:52
  • 9.2score
    Logitech - Pro Webcam - Black
    Description

    Pro Webcam Ultra-wide angleis an advanced HD 1080p webcam that delivers high-resolution video in virtually any environment, including low-light and harshly backlit settings. Frame yourself and your workspace perfectly with a generous 90° diagonal field of view, HD autofocus, pan, tilt, and 4x HD zoom. HD 1080p/30 fps video enhanced by RightLight 2, a high-precision lens and H.264 video compression deliver vivid, rich video quality at multiple distances in any environment. Pro Webcam features dual integrated omnidirectional mics that capture audio clearly up to 1 meter away so conversations always sound natural and clear.

    8 Features
  • HD 1080p/30fps with RightLight 2: Delivers professional video-conferencing experience. HD 1080p/30 fps video enhanced by RightLight 2 and a high-precision lens deliver rich video quality along with the premium image sensor.
  • Wide field of view with 4x zoom: With a generous 90° diagonal field of view, HD autofocus, pan, tilt, and 4x HD zoom, Pro Webcam frames you and your workspace perfectly with the highest level of detail.
  • Noise-cancelling dual mics: Features dual integrated omnidirectional mics that capture audio clearly from up to one meter away so conversations always sound natural and clear.
  • High quality, low bandwidth: Supports H.264 with Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and UVC 1.5 encoding to minimize dependence on computer and network resources to produce remarkably clear video at all times.
  • Logi tune desktop app: The Logi Tune Desktop app simplifies personal device control with zoom in/out, color presets, color adjustments, set manual focus, and easy firmware updates.
  • Certified for Business: Certified for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Certifications and compatibility with other popular applications include Google Meet, Zoom and more.
  • Versatile mounting options: Securely mount Pro Webcamwherever it works best—laptop, display or tabletop—with the adjustable clip or affix to your own tripod with the integrated thread.
  • Attachable privacy shade: A flippable lens shade is included with Pro Webcamto protectthe lens and assure privacy and peace of mind when the webcam is not in use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by VersaillesDad, 10 out of 10
    Excellent camera!

    Perfect for online meetings/training. Broadcasts 1080 with no problems. Excellent microphone built in, although I use another Logitech product (wireless headset) for even clearer voice for online training classes. If you download the Logitech "Camera Settings" ap you have excellent control over the camera from your computer to zoom in and out, as well as panning. Mounted on a professional tripod with studio lights, my teaching area looks very professional.

    Mar 30, 2018 17:58
  • Review by Jrobb31, 8 out of 10
    Used it for videoconferencing

    Used this one for videoconferencing at work for a company wide meeting. A blast! Vivo transmission was great!

    Dec 14, 2018 23:24
  • Review by DennyDog, 2 out of 10
    Miss representation of a product

    BestBuy has miss-represented this Camera. I wanted the Carl Zeiss lens like it showed on the website but got something else. Maybe Bestbuy figured it was close enough.

    Also no where on the website does it say it's a Ultra Wide angle.

    Jan 07, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great choice for a webcam

    Excellent webcam and works great with both Windows and Mac.

    Nov 03, 2020 11:51
  • Review by Ben4Tech, 10 out of 10
    Best All-Around Webcam Out There

    I was looking for a personal web cam for a desktop computer and debated between this and another Logitech product, evaluating both side by side, ultimately choosing this one for my needs. Best Buy is a bit vague about the model number in their description and the current photo is not correct. My camera looks identical to the one in the photo except it does not have the writing "Carl Zeiss Lens" on it. The model I have and that you're buying today is the C930e. It does not have a Carl Zeiss lens. It is not 15 megapixels. It does not have an optical zoom. It is a mid-range webcam that is a step above a traditional personal web cam, marketed as a business web cam. As a result, its price is about 30%-45% more than other cameras like it. It's build quality is excellent and it sits very securely and at a nice height on my 24" monitor. It has full HD 1080p at 30 FPS. It is rated at 2 megapixels. It has a 90 degree field of view (most personal webcams are 70 degrees). It has two omnidirectional microphones. With a slightly larger field of view, it can be used as either a personal web cam with more capture area or for a small group of people in a conference room. What I liked best is its true color matching overall, especially skin tones of the immediate subject - that sold it for me. What also sold it for me is that it has two omnidirectional microphones which produce better, clearer, and truer audio quality. On recordings, my voice is picked up better and sounds louder and clearer. For these tests, I put both cameras in an identical position and with the same mic level. I only use it as a personal webcam for videoconferencing currently. It comes in the box with a privacy shutter and instructions. It is completely plug and play, but you can find site firmware updates and software downloads on the Logitech web site. This includes a proprietary Logitech software which you can use to pan, tilt, and zoom - just know it is somewhat system resource intensive and might slow your video if your system is older. Otherwise, I just use Skype zoom settings and switch between other videoconferencing programs that don't have zoom controls to narrow the field of view. It was a close call and I could've gone for either camera, but opted to choose this one due to its truer color matching for skin tones, overall image, and better audio quality.

    Oct 14, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Deb36, 10 out of 10
    Lights, Webcam, Action

    I purchased this webcam and have absolutely no regrets. I use the HD setting and everything is crystal clear. There is no pausing or freezing. I use it with a small tripod on my desk which works great for me.

    Oct 09, 2021 04:44
  • Review by Randy, 10 out of 10
    Very good microphones

    This is a Logitech WEBCAM C930e. I had no idea how much webcam microphones varied until this one was compared to a cheaper model. I teach English as a second language and needed a very good sound quality to Zoom with students—I got what I wanted with this camera/microphone device. Now if only my students’ microphones were of this quality!

    Jun 26, 2020 23:28
  • Review by Revan2019, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for working from home

    Bought this for remote meetings and so far its been great! There is Logitech software you can download but its not completely necessary in my opinion. Plug in and you're ready to go. The microphone on this wont blow you away but its decent. If you are within five feet of an air vent/ac unit it will pick it up in the background.

    Jul 31, 2020 21:52
  • 9.2score
    AVerMedia Video Conferencing Kit 317 for seamless communicaton, anywhere.
    Description

    AVerMedia Video Conferencing Kit 317

    4 Features
  • Full HD Webcam: Video Conferencing Kit 317 includes a full HD webcam
  • Webcam has built-in privacy shutter: Webcame has a built-in provacy shutter to keep you safe from any hacker attacks when not in use.
  • 360-degree swivel webcam: The 360-degree swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • Easy to install: Both devices of this kit support plug and play via USB. Just connect and go! Video Conferencing Kit 317 works with Zoom, Skype, Webex and more.
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  • Review by venomdiealot, 10 out of 10
    cheap alternative

    perfect backup combo. we normally use logitech cameras but with the combo price... cant be overlooked.

    Feb 14, 2021 00:19
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Nice headset and webcam

    I was impressed by the ease of use of this webcam and headset. The setup what seamless. Zoom, Slack, WebEx and GoToMeetings all recognized it easily. The sound and video quality is good. The microphone is removeable, but I am afraid it will get loose over time so I keep it attached. The only downside is the USB cable to the headset. While it is long enough, the mute/volume switch keep snagging on my arm rest. But I just keep some extra cord on my lap.

    Mar 26, 2021 16:28
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Superb improvement over laptop camera and mic

    Excellent video and audio quality for remote connections.

    Others on the call were immediately aware of the improvement vs. using the laptop camera and mic.

    Aug 06, 2021 16:36
  • Review by Batman5, 8 out of 10
    Good video - headset

    The audio is great. Good clear picture. Easy install. Just had to plug it in. The headset is to big and I unable to make it smaller. The earmuffs are to big too. I am unable to adjust the speaker on the headset to use on my right side. It's left side use only. I think it would be better with one earmuffs.

    Jan 09, 2021 00:33
  • Review by bravoJ, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use

    Good quality speakers. bit too loud but convenient

    Sep 11, 2021 00:29
  • Review by Rylow, 6 out of 10
    Camera Great Purchase, headset is Okay at best.

    Camera is great, has great built in mic along with privacy cover. Would give camera 5 out of 5, but headset is okay which I give the 3 out of 5. The headset doesn't fully cover the ears and is slightly uncomfortable. For the cost though its work buying the combo since it is cheaper than just the camera on it's own so you get get an "okay" headset that you can give to someone else.

    Jul 26, 2021 22:42
  • Review by BMcK, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    Works great! It was very easy to set up — plug and play.

    Mar 27, 2021 08:04
  • 9.2score
    Aluratek - 1080P Live Webcam w/Adjustable Ring Light - Black
    Description

    Aluratek's HD 1080p Webcam let's you connect to the people you care about with video calling and video recording. The built-in ring light and omnidirectional microphone allows colleagues, clients, family and friends to see and hear you in crystal clear HD video and audio. AWCL05F is Plug-n-Play ready and compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows and works with popular video calling clients like Skype, Zoom, Google Meets.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    7 Features
  • Built in Lighting: Look your best with on/off switch and 3 different lighting levels.
  • High Definition Video: Video conference, vlog and record video in full HD 1080p/30fps with Skype, Zoom, Google Meets and other video calling clients.
  • Full Directional Microphone: Provides clear and concise stereo audio
  • Wide Field of View: 85 degree viewing angle for maximum visibility
  • 6.5ft USB cable: Long 6.5ft USB cables ensures you can connect your camera where you want.
  • Universally Compatible: The HD 1080p Webcam is compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows.
  • Mounting Options: 3 options for mounting: monitor clip, tripod or desktop
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hawkear, 10 out of 10
    Perfect!

    This webcam fits onto my monitor easily, no stand required and no marks being left. The ring light is perfect for my dimly-lit room, and my friends say I look much clearer than my built-in webcam from my previous computer. The noise cancellation is also great and effective - I always have a fan going near me and this has done a marvelous job of dulling that background noise. I mostly love it for the pivoting base - I'm short, so the biggest selling point was how I could adjust the angle to actually see me. This little webcam is a lot of bang for it's buck!

    Aug 15, 2021 14:33
  • Review by jpini, 8 out of 10
    I love the LED.

    The camera quality is good, but the microphone is average. Overall I am happy with this purchase, since it was a good price. I mostly use this with Discord and playing ttrpgs online. It gets the job done, though. I am satisfied.

    Oct 23, 2021 09:17
  • Review by SeanL, 8 out of 10
    Functionally great, but design could be improved

    Setup is as easy as it gets. I connected it to my PC through a USB hub and it was recognized by Windows 10 immediately. The lighting in my area is odd (one small window high on the wall) so having the variable light source is nice. Repeatedly tap the little light icon to get three different light levels, none of which glare the camera.

    The small LED that indicates the camera is active is WAY too weak an unnoticeable. If it were colored red or blue it might be easier, but as it stands it can be very difficult to know if the camera is active. (See attached image. Admittedly, this was during the day -- a dark room the light is more visible, but still, too subtle in my opinion.) I also wish there was a physical shutter to cover the camera when not in use for security purposes.

    Functionally, the camera is awesome! But 4 stars for missing a couple of easy wins.

    Nov 23, 2020 13:55
  • Review by ThatBram, 4 out of 10
    Decent video but overall mediocre package

    The video quality is pretty good (not exceptional but not disappointing.) If this was the only feature, it'd be a 3 or 4 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, the video quality can be undermined by the poorly performing auto-focus and auto-exposure. Focus doesn't reliably lock with me standing perfectly still and centered. Likewise, the exposure struggles with just moderate backlighting.

    The built-in mic is plain awful: in a room that is under 40dB, the audio has a constant noise that sounds like you're in a moving vehicle, and when you speak from barely 18 inches away it sounds as if you're across a large room.

    The ring light is actually nice to have, especially in helping balancing the colors from being slightly too red. The 3 level with touch sensitive control on the fornt of the camera works well. Unfortunately it doesn't get bright enough to counteract the poor auto-exposure issue in a bright room. A notable problem is that when you turn the ring light on, it bleeds internally to where the the cue light is, making it appear to be recording. In fact, the cue light is very dim and with the ring light on you can't if you're recording or not.

    Nov 16, 2020 12:44
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    After a month of use!

    After a month of purchase, I’ve use this webcam over 25 times. The image quality is great. The Ring Light works perfectly. The built in mic has very good sound quality. I’m very happy with this purchase. I have been asked by others I’m zooming with what webcam am I using. Setup was simple. Just plugged into my computer and boom, I’m up and running in 30 seconds.

    Jan 15, 2021 18:10
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Excellent light up webcam

    Excellent webcam with the added bonus of an external light to make it easier to be seen and improve your appearance on camera. The light has three settings to customize the brightness to match your needs. Easy to use with Mac OS and compatible with all video conferencing that I have attempted, including Zoom!

    Oct 21, 2020 18:33
  • Review by SweetTexN, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Webcam and phenomenal picture!!

    Excellent camera!! I use it for Twitch streaming, Zoom calls, and Facebook live videos. I absolutely love this camera. The picture is excellent when it comes across and the little ring light makes a much smoother appearance.

    Overall super happy and will be buying another. I was shocked how well it works especially for the current price tag.

    Sep 22, 2021 11:33
  • Review by GrantC, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam with ring light

    Great light up webcam for web conferences. Works great and much better resolution than my last one. The light is a great addition for low light situations. The microphone works well too. Easy to use and install.

    Oct 27, 2020 17:02
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - StreamCam Plus Webcam - Graphite
    Description

    The Logitech StreamCam premium webcam streams and records in full 1080p HD resolution at 60 fps, delivering professional-quality results for YouTube videos and Twitch streaming. Create sharp, natural video with smooth motion and crisp details thanks to a premium glass lens and smart features like autofocus. The external computer camera's glass lens delivers vibrant, true-to-life image quality with crisp details. A 78-degree field of view keeps you upfront and center, while autofocus intelligently adjusts the lens in real-time soyou always stay in focus, even when you move toward or away from the camera. The live streaming webcam's intelligent exposure system adjusts the aperture and ISO speed in real-time to ensure accurate skin tones for a more natural, healthy look —even in varying lighting conditions. With StreamCam, you can be confident that you’ll always look great.

    7 Features
  • Full HD 1080p at 60 fps: Stream and record in full 1080p HD resolution at 60 fps for sharp, natural video with smooth motion for creating professional quality live streams and videos.
  • Premium glass lens with smart autofocus: Capture vibrant, true-to-life image quality with crisp details using StreamCam's premium glass lens and smart autofocus system.
  • StreamCam advanced features: Auto-framing keeps you in the center of the shot, even as you move left or right, while intelligent exposure ensures you look good in varying lighting conditions.
  • Optimized for popular live streaming software: Effortlessly stream to Twitch, YouTube and more using popular live streaming software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), XSplit and Streamlabs OBS.
  • Versatile mounting options: Achieve the optimal framing with landscape or portrait modes and mount the external web camera on your desktop monitor or laptop, or directly on a standard tripod.
  • Fast USB-C connection: High-bandwidth USB-C connection ensures stable and reliable HD video quality for your gaming streams, YouTube videos, Zoom conferencing, Skype meetings, podcasting and more.
  • Enhanced control with Logitech Capture software: Combine StreamCam full HD webcam with the included Logitech Capture software to unlock powerful features that automate focus, exposure and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by VicDakota, 10 out of 10
    Great Camera for working from home.

    I needed a camera for work meetings, as well as creating content. This was a fantastic choice. I hooked this up to my Desktop PC. It's a bit pricey, but has been rock solid. Remember that it is a USB-C out, not USB-A. I bought a USB-C card, and there were driver issues. I was more successful with a USB-C female-USB-A Male adapter. Should've gone that route before installing the card. I'd buy it again, and recommend it.

    May 15, 2020 16:14
  • Review by Zaid, 10 out of 10
    Amazing streaming Camera

    This Webcam is smart through the AI to track your face, HD crystal clear, and easy to setup. Logitech has generously equipped it with a tripod stand for standing up mode and mounting clip. In my case, I have used the tripod stand because my monitor is curved and kind of being jiggled when mounted, but tripod saved me! in terms of quality, the camera is crystal clear embedded into a plate is covered with cloth to give high-quality finish and look. Cam offers vertical video in which you can rotate the camera 90 to switch to portrait mode, an option to choose recording source, broadcast to media and all of that via Logitech Capture software. Software is simple to use and has a friendly interface, in addition, to control sound and mic and customize aspect ration and recording resolution.

    Feb 16, 2020 03:09
  • Review by divideby0, 8 out of 10
    Solid webcam upgrade

    I'd been using a Microsoft Lifecam from 2010 for webcam needs - with the pandemic and work from home, it was time to upgrade. I no longer have autofocus hunting and the image quality from the new camera is markedly improved over my previous model. The 1/4 20 adapter included is quite useful - I've used a clamp-pod to hang the cam from my desk lamp.

    Mar 21, 2021 09:33
  • Review by dantheman, 10 out of 10
    nice webcam

    pretty cool

    i connected with my macbook pro works really well

    it replaced my builtin webcam

    i put it on top of my monitor so i can use my macbook with big screen and facetime

    works perfecly compatible

    Mar 19, 2021 16:43
  • Review by SamG, 10 out of 10
    Great Webcam with Great Software

    The StreamCam is an excellent webcam and probably the best webcam Logitech has right now (with the possible exception of the Brio). The overall image quality and microphone improvements over the C922 that I have been using were pretty minor, but the extra software features and versatility of mounting give you enough extra stuff that I think the step is justified if you need it.

    In the box you get:

    The webcam

    A monitor mount

    A tripod with a detachable adapter

    The webcam itself is quite a bit larger than the C922 or any other webcam I’ve used in the past, but it mounts my monitor firmly and, though it gets close, the mount doesn’t protrude into the screen. If you have a laptop or monitor with very thin bezels it may be something you have to deal with. It can be positioned in the standard horizontal orientation or be turned vertically by opening up the clamp and it’s fairly easy to do without completely disturbing your setup. It should be noted that the USB connection on the camera is USB-C 3.1; if you don’t have a USB-C port on your PC there is no adapter in the box, so you would need to get a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

    Getting the webcam setup was really easy; it automatically prompted me to download the software when I connected it and it installed in a few minutes. The software is well laid out and makes it easy to make adjustments to the webcam controls and recording quality. It also lets you setup recording from multiple sources like other other displays or even other webcams, which is really handy. You can also overlay text and borders to your video feed.

    Video quality is excellent - the image is sharp and the autofocus works well. I wouldn’t say it’s leaps and bounds over the C922, but I did prefer the exposure control in the StreamCam over the C922 and you get 1080p/60 recording/streaming, which the C922 is not capable of. The microphone quality is good, but not great. I found the dual mono setting to have the best quality to me; stereo made my voice sound far away and background noise was much more noticable. It’s fine for video calls, but I would definitely recommend pairing it with a USB microphone like the Blue Yeti.

    The price is on the high side for a webcam, but if you know what you want it for I think you do get a good amount of value for the money, especially for streaming.

    Feb 14, 2020 21:02
  • Review by dnottingham4, 10 out of 10
    Super High-Quality Professional Streaming Camera

    The STREAMCAM PLUS camera by Logitech is an excellent Full 1080P, 60 FPS streaming camera that is ideal for YouTube streaming, video logs, video conferencing, or any other application for a webcam.

    This review will be done in 3 parts – features, usage impressions, and pros/cons:

    Features:

    The features of this Camera are very thorough. The camera is capable of video streaming at many resolutions and FPS settings including Full HD of 1080P at 60 FPS. The camera is capable of either landscape or Portrait orientations at these resolutions. The camera also includes Smart video features that include AI-based Facial tracking and auto focusing features. The camera comes with two mounting options – one intended for use with the included mini-tripod and one for use in mounting the camera to a screen. Both mounts allow the camera to be mounted in either landscape or portrait modes. The camera is a USB 3.1 type C device and as such requires that connector type to be used; although it might be able to be run via an adapter that adapts a USB 3.1 type B to type C – I have not tested this. The final part of this equation is the recommended and free to download Logitech Capture software to enable the capture of video.

    Usage Impressions:

    The video and audio quality of this camera are top-notch. I recorded multiple videos using it in the two modes and each capture was of great quality. You can see this in the phots that are included in this review.

    The included Logitech capture software is full of features and captures video well. I also tested the camera with Camtasia and the Zoom video conferencing software with no issues and the autofocus and tracking capabilities worked well as did some automatic lighting adjustments that occurred as I moved in the video.

    One of the best features is the monitor mount that comes with the system. This mount is extremely versatile, it has adjustments that allow it to securely mount to the screen and keep the camera level this is especially useful on the thin screen of a laptop as you can see in the image that shows this mount.

    For streamers, combining this device with a Blue Yeti X microphone yields and an incredible combination of video and audio capabilities. I was a little surprised to see that the Logitech G hub app that supports the Blue Yeti X microphone does not currently support this camera. Regardless the combination is a wonderful one.

    Pros: Video and Audio quality, Mounts and included tripod.

    Cons: The USB C requirement is a minor challenge for older systems but can be overcome.

    Mar 05, 2020 21:42
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    good stream camera to feel professional

    good for my stream, i like using it as a security camera too

    May 01, 2021 14:14
  • Review by Haeu, 10 out of 10
    10 of 10!

    I just fall in love with this camera, looks amazing for the price.

    Mar 05, 2021 15:45
  • 9.0score
    Elgato - Facecam - Webcam - Black
    Description

    Facecam packs a pro-grade lens with a cutting-edge image sensor. High-speed circuitry that outputs beautiful uncompressed video without artifacts, app control, and onboard memory. Up to 82 degree field of view lets you frame your face or reveal your surroundings, while a fixed focus range ensures that you always stay in crystal-clear focus. Optimized for indoor use, a premium SONY® sensor enables Facecam to capture extraordinary detail and minimal noise. So you’ll look amazing in all lighting conditions.

    10 Features
  • Elgato Prime Lens: f/2.4 24 mm full-frame equivalent lens with all-glass optics delivers studio-quality image.
  • Sony STARVIS CMOS Sensor: Cutting-edge technology ensures unbeatable performance in a variety of indoor lighting conditions.
  • Advanced Image Engine: Uncompressed video guarantees a clear image without artifacts.
  • True Full HD: Look sharp in stunning 1080p resolution at a fluid sixty frames per second.
  • High-Speed Circuitry: USB 3.0 interface transfers image data with lowest latency.
  • Up to 82 degree field of view: Frame your face or reveal your surroundings.
  • Optimized Fixed Focus: Move freely and always stay in focus.
  • Camera Hub App: Control advanced DSLR-type settings such as FOV, brightness, exposure, take snapshots, and more.
  • Flash Memory: Save settings directly to the camera for instant recall on all your computers.
  • Seamless Mounting: Clamp with a 1/4-inch thread lets you mount Facecam on a monitor or tripod.
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  • Review by k1zit, 10 out of 10
    The ONE Webcam to Rule Them All

    It's about time that Elgato came out with a proper webcam. Being in the entertainment & tech industry over the years, I've had to use several webcams in this price range. None have performed as well as the Elgato Facecam. Upon immediately taking this out of the box, I was surprised at the massive lens affixed to the front of the camera as compared to previous webcams I've used. Streaming and recording with the Facecam over the last few days, I have been very impressed particularly by the image quality, accurate skin tone depiction, accurate color reproduction, smooth 60 fps, and the truly amazing camerahub software that Elgato has created for this webcam.

    I love the wide angle 83.2 degree view of this camera! I was missing out. I didn't realize how much more environment it allows me to capture. This is a fixed focus camera with about a 12 inch focus distance (no auto focus) which allows the entire field of view to be in focus. I personally prefer this over having to manually zoom or deal with auto focus issues on auto focus webcams. However, the drawback to fixed focus is that if you want to zoom to a smaller field of view, the image is going to be digitally enlarged which won't look too good at 1080p (anything over 1.5x and it starts to get messy). This is something I rarely ever do so it's not an issue for me. I also noticed that the background of my environment was also constantly in focus which is something I rarely get when using webcams with auto focus (background usually blurs). This is a huge key feature that I've loved about this cam.

    In my opinion, the Elgato camerahub software is also what really separates this webcam from it's competition. It already has great default settings out of the box, but depending on your lighting and setup, their software gives you some granularity that you won't get with other webcams. I love that Elgato setup a proper shutter speed and ISO section when in manual mode. This allowed me to adjust the shutter speed depending on how much light I already had coming into my environment. Why is this important? This both affects your frame rate and how much light the camera will let in. The lower the shutter speed, the more light is let in. Conversely, the higher the shutter speed, the smoother your frame rate (1/64 or faster guarantees smooth 60 fps video). This is something I've never been able to adjust on other webcams. Usually I was stuck with just adjusting gain or brightness sliders. When streaming, I did notice that while the automatic exposure setting is great on this webcam, setting the exposure to manual with a shutter speed of 1/125s resulted in a slightly smoother 60fps experience without any type of ghosting or motion blur. The Camerahub software also gives you a ton of other adjustments like Zoom/FOV, contrast, saturation, sharpness, metering, white balance, noise reducton, and anti-flicker.

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    Below, I've compiled my favorite highlights of this webcam and why I think it's the best webcam for streaming/content creation in this price range. I've also listed a couple of minor cons.

    +Video transmitted is YUV uncompressed which means it has no compression artifacts, it's low latency, and it uses minimal cpu resources

    +Accurate skin tone depiction and great color reproduction

    + Flawless focus when streaming; background remains focused

    +True smooth 60fps

    +The granularity I got with the Camerahub software is something I didn't get with other webcams (love the manual shutter and ISO settings!)

    +You can remove the camera from the included mount and install it on a universal tripod mount; camera can tilt and swivel

    +Includes detachable 6.5ft USB-C Cable; the fact it's detachable allows you to use even longer USB-C cables if your particular setup demands it

    +Built in flash memory to save settings directly to the camera!!

    +Default out of the box settings produce a great image

    Minor Gripes:

    -Was not too impressed with white balance. There is a slider for color temperature but no slider for tint. While the auto white balance does perform well overall, it would have been nice to be able to adjust the color tint.

    -No multi app support currently (camera can only be accessed by one program at a time)

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    Overall, I am extremely impressed and satisfied with the Elgato facecam for streaming and fixed focus content creation (such as using it as a product unboxing cam). It's the best webcam I've used to date. For the streamer or content creator that prioritizes ease of use, convenience, and value, these are some of the best results you can expect out of a webcam.

    Aug 24, 2021 20:51
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    The Best Webcam for Gamers

    Elgato continues to dominate in the streaming gear world, with their already excellent capture cards, which I use frequently during streams. It was only a matter of time before they launched a camera and it doesn’t disappoint. In the box you’ll find the webcam, with an attached monitor stand, a USB C to A cable for connecting the camera to your PC, a safety manual, and a quick start guide.

    The Facecam is plug and play, and doesn’t require any advanced installation, as Windows detects it immediately for use. The camera is compatible with most, if not all, use cases when needing a webcam, and thus far has worked on Discord, OBS, Teams, and Zoom during my use. The included stand is easily removed from the ¼ inch thread on the bottom, and the camera can be reinstalled on most third-party camera stands or tripods with a standard thread mount. For the size of the camera, it’s surprisingly light while not feeling cheap. While the external housing is made of plastic, the build quality is as expected for a device from Elgato. The lens is quite large, and the lens cap is easily removed and reinstalled, but keep in mind that it doesn’t stay tethered on the camera. The only downside is the risk of misplacing the lens cap, and I wish there was a way to keep the cap with the camera.

    Picture quality is surprisingly great, with some graininess seen, but detail is much clearer when compared to other more popular options as this benefits from a Sony sensor, with up to 1080P at 60 FPS captured. The only camera that was able to best the Facecam picture was a DSLR that I used previously, using a Camlink, which has replaceable lenses, but maxes at 30 FPS. Unlike my DSLR, this doesn’t suffer from overheating after an hour of use, and didn’t ever feel hot to the touch after a long session. The viewing angle is more than sufficient to capture you as you play games and stream on OBS (approx. 82 degree view).

    As I stated before, this is a plug and play camera and will work even if you don’t install the Camera Hub software available from Elgato. However, with the app you’re able to adjust the field of view up to “83.2” degrees, the contrast, saturation, sharpness, exposure and white balance. The app even has a “Noise Reduction” option, which makes the picture appear a bit more like a smooth like filter you’d find on any popular camera app. You can also set the resolution in the app from a low of 540p up to 1080p 30/60.

    Low light tends to be the killer for most webcams, making it difficult, at times, to set up a chroma (green-screen) appropriately. The facecam seems to be able to work well with lower light, although you may notice some noise in the picture. Setting up with a proper key light or making sure your room is properly lit will alleviate this during use, but can be tweaked within OBS or the Camera Hub app. There also isn’t any mic included on the Facecam, so keep that in mind if you’re not using this for game streams and don’t already have an external microphone. This is likely because most gamers tend to have a headset or external mic during streams; offering a much better sound capture. Elgato also makes a really great microphone, if you'd like an all Elgato experience.

    Overall, Elgato knocked it out of the park with this camera. It’s easily the best streaming webcam I’ve ever used, and this one made it easy to disconnect my DSLR for a better streaming experience. The Camera Hub app isn’t required to use the camera, but makes small picture tweaks possible if your conference software lacks picture quality settings. While this is priced a bit higher than most generally available webcams, the quality of the picture and ease of use make this an easy recommendation to fellow gamers and content creators, or those looking for a better webcam.

    Aug 28, 2021 10:10
  • Review by jago, 8 out of 10
    Step up your gaming streams

    The Elgato full HD Facecam has upgraded my gaming streaming sessions to a whole new level from where I was before. I was using a regular HD webcam from another brand that works well in good lighting situations, but when the light is not perfect, it looked pretty bad. I don’t always have the right lights set up and this Elgato Facecam has a Sony Starvus CMOS sensor that is great in low light conditions and the noise in the shot is minimal and I am very impressed with it. I don’t always think of my lighting and this helps with one less thing to worry about. This camera will shoot full HD at up to 60 fps, but you can step that down to 30 fps if you like and there are also 780 and 540 resolutions that you can set to 60 or 30 fps as well. The Camera Hub application is where you can make all of your adjustments. You can set your Zoom/FOV, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance and noise reduction. Thera are also settings for exposure and setting the shutter speed. All these settings can be saved to the camera itself and that will allow you to bring it with you and use it on another PC for a quick and easy set up elsewhere. The camera is also compatible with a wide array of video chatting/meeting software such as Micro$oft Teams, skype, Zoom, FactTime, Google Meet, OBS, and SLOBS. I was able to test with Zoom, Teams and Skype and had no issues and each time the person on the other side was impressed with my video resolution and clarity. One thing I should point out, is that this does not have a built-in microphone. They have focused purely on a great video capturing device and I think they did a great job of that. Still, it would have been nice to have a build in microphone but for me it was not a deal breaker.

    Pros:

    Quality

    Low-Light performance

    Ease of set up

    On board settings

    Physical lens cover

    Cons:

    Price

    no microphone

    Aug 30, 2021 22:40
  • Review by skylog, 10 out of 10
    Great, smooth picture. Top software. Nice quality.

    I have been looking for a new web cam for some time, as mine was way past its time (way, way past), and given the last nearly two years, well, we have all needed them. I had been using it with a Sony mirrorless, and while it has been a decent setup, the webcam quality was subpar, and it became a pain to keep taking my Sony out of the loop when I wanted to use it for other things.

    I have some familiarity with other Elgato products, and given my experiences with them, and their name, I was pretty excited to give this a try. In short, I have been very pleased so far.

    To start, I like the look of it. Blocky, black, plain…and a bit big. Perfect for me. All personal preference, but I think it will fit in with any setup. Also, I like the design and build. Feels well-built. Plastic, but solid, and a good weight. Perhaps kind of light, but with that, there is no fear of the camera slipping down and changing the shot angle. Beyond that, the camera connects via an included detachable USB-C (to A) cable, that is both a good length and feels sturdy. They have also designed some vents in the back to help with heating. Something that I had never even considered. Lastly, they give you a lens cap for privacy when the cam is not in use.

    It is very easy to get placed and ready for use. There is the “standard” type of monitor mount that you can clip to your monitor, but it also comes equipped with a detachable mount with a ¼ metal thread that can easily be used with a tripod, other mounts or with a slew of other Elgato arms, mounts, or products. I just have it clipped to my monitor for the time being, but I absolutely am going to unify my setup and get everything on one arm. That said, using the standard monitor mount, you get some nice up/down movement, and can get some left/right as well.

    Now, for the camera itself. I was pretty interested in this cam, because of the company behind it, and because it seemed a bit different. All of my cams in the past used autofocus, which, while they worked, quite frankly, suffered from that thing where they kept going in and out of focus, searching for, well, focus. It has been annoying, but it is just one of those things you get used to and accept. This camera, however, uses a fixed, prime lens. Basically, if you are roughly 1 to 3 feet from the cam, everything is just in focus. I love this. You do lose the ability to get fine details when you go inside of that foot, but for me, I will take great overall focus over that any day.

    As for the picture quality, it is, in short, fantastic. There is a nice, wide field of view, and the picture is very crisp. It tops out at 1080p 60 fps (and is uncompressed, so best to use USB 3), but for me, that is all that is needed, especially when it looks as good as it does. Further, it is not just the clarity, but the smoothness of the video. The combination really makes a difference. Obviously, with better lighting, you will see better results, but in poor, decent, and good lighting, I am impressed with what I see. Sure, with the poor lighting, it is not ”great,“ but it surely is better than I was expecting.

    Now, this is “out of the box.” As good as I find the camera to be, I think the software offered is just as important to the overall package here. You get a really nice level of control over the video output. There are a number of auto settings, but you also get manual control of exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, noise reduction…etc.. I was really able to improve the video by investing some time. Further, you can save these settings to the device, so it is not something that needs to be done multiple times. This is a very nice add on. I would maybe like to see some more manual controls added, I really wish they offered some fun effects type things (blurred or fun backgrounds), and I hope they continue to update and improve the package, but as is, the software is absolutely worth exploring.

    I am using this as a second cam for streaming, and also as my main from time to time, but it has to be pointed out that there is no microphone included. This is really my only real “dig” on this camera, and quite honestly, I am torn. They are assuming anyone buying it already has a separate mic set up, and they are probably right; further, most included mics are not good anyway… but I just can’t shake the feeling that they still should have added one. Just something to note.

    Ultimately, I really like this cam. Most importantly, it delivers great video, but there is just a nice mix of quality, ease of use, versatility, cost, and value that I think is hard to pass up. Look at your own use case, but I think this would work for quite a few people.

    Aug 26, 2021 21:40
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Streaming Camera at its Best!

    --- SETUP ---

    The camera already comes attached to its own laptop/monitor stand. It can be unscrewed to be used with a tripod if preferred. Simply attach the USB-C cable to the camera and the USB-3 end to your computer and you’re good to go. No software is required for use, but it is recommended for customization.

    --- FEATURES ---

    Studio quality f/2.4 24 mm all-glass Elgato Prime Lens, Sony® STARVIS™ Sensor optimized for indoor use, true FHD 1080p resolution at sixty frames per second, advanced image engine processes maximum data at high speed, uncompressed video without artifacts, up to 82 degree field of view for full frame or wide angle, fixed focus range keeps you in focus, USB 3.0 interface transfers image data with lowest latency, set brightness, exposure, and more in the app, save settings directly to the camera

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    When it comes to gaming and streaming, Elgato brand has always stood above the rest. Naturally, when this camera became available, I needed to try it out. This camera is an improvement over my previous streaming camera. I tested both cameras side by side using Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS). Without making any changes in the settings, the Elgato camera showed me an image that I preferred vs. my previous streaming camera. Colors look natural, and there is a clear difference in the shades of black. For example, with my previous camera, my beard looks all black, whereas with the Elgato camera, you can clearly see that I do have gray hair.

    When playing in the dark, the Elgato camera can pick up more light from the room making my face look a bit more clear. This is perfect for scary games where my viewers expect me to be playing with the lights off while still being able to see my face reactions during frightening events.

    Enough can’t be said for having a 60 FPS facecam. Similar results can be achieved with more expensive cameras, but for the price that Elgato comes at, this is just right for gaming. Your video game already offers you a smooth experience (if you’re gaming at 60 FPS+), so why shouldn’t your facecam do so as well.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    This facecam is definitely bigger than I expected, but to me, that isn’t a big deal because I use my facecams on tripods. I set it up on my steaming laptop to test it out, though, and it didn’t get in the way of my gaming. I like the detachable cable, as it makes storing much easier.

    Though the camera is plug and play, I recommend you download the Elgato Facecam drivers and software for more customization. Out of the box without downloading software, I was able to use it with SLOBS without any issues. It also works when streaming to YouTube, Facebook, and Zoom (I didn’t test Twitch). When I used it in Zoom for a work meeting, my co-workers made a point to ask me what I was using for a camera because they could tell the difference in quality vs. what they were using. I also didn’t look like I was in the witness protection program.

    One thing I feel would improve this camera is the privacy lid. This is probably my 7th streaming camera and all of those except for one had privacy lids that attached to the camera itself. This is important because most gamer desk areas are cluttered with controllers, cables, and other peripherals. Having the lid be removable without a way to hang or clip to the camera itself will make it easier to get misplaced.

    --- VALUE ---

    For the price, you get an excellent streaming camera that can show you to your viewers in full 1080P at 60 FPS for one smooth facecam experience.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    If you’ve had a camera for a while and have been looking for an upgrade, this is definitely an upgrade. If you are just starting to dip your toes into streaming while gaming, this camera is probably going to future-proof your streams for a good amount of years. As a gamer, this is my new go-to for my future gaming streams.

    Aug 22, 2021 19:14
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    More than a webcam!

    Highly recommend this over any camera recorder as I use this for Streaming. The value of this and the results are outstanding. Software from Elgato was easy to use and made tuning the Webcam hassle free!

    Nov 08, 2021 11:55
  • Review by BIGASN, 10 out of 10
    Great HD webcam upgrade that doesn't add weight

    Adding high quality video to your streams and meetings doesn’t get easier. The Elgato Facecam is a higher end webcam with sharp optics, outstanding video processing, and plug-and-play simplicity. Simply install the Camera Hub app, plug in the camera, and you’re pretty much good to go. The app itself is pretty straightforward as well, with options for changing field of view, picture quality, exposure, noise reduction, and so forth. All the adjustments happen quickly with a live preview window so you can see exactly how your changes affect the image, but honestly, I didn’t need to mess with any of it. The picture quality was excellent right out of the box and I’m astounded at how well it works with poor and low lighting. I have 2 LED light stands that I usually have to use for a good image, but I don’t need to use them at all with the Facecam. The automatic exposure and video adjustments are quick, seamless, and really help ensure you don’t miss an important moment.

    Outside of being ultra simple to set up, I think my favorite feature of the camera is the lens. Elgato makes a big deal out of the optical sharpness, which is solid, but what I love is that it doesn’t round out faces or alter proportions. Meaning, the camera doesn’t seem to add that infamous 20lbs and I greatly appreciate that. Some people might scoff that it’s not 4k, but that’s not a level of ultra detail that I want zoomed in on my face. 1080p is just the right level of sharpness, is crisp, bright, and very smooth at 1080p60. The Facecam includes a fold out clasp to mount it on top of a monitor, but the body also has a standard size camera thread, so it can be mounted on any regular tripod, ball head, slider, etc… for a flexible range of mounting options.

    From Zoom meetings to Twitch, it seems like being on camera is more inevitable by the day, so it’s good to have one that’s flattering. If you’re looking for an easy upgrade to your live streaming experience, I highly suggest the Elgato Facecam. It puts out outstanding quality video right out of the box, makes seamless automatic adjustments, and is very simple to set up. Great job Elgato!

    Aug 27, 2021 10:40
  • Review by AKK1, 10 out of 10
    Next Level webcam

    Corsair Elgato Facecam, Premium Full HD Webcam

    Unboxing:

    - Elgato facecamera with detachable mount that tilts right and left and leaning forward and backward.

    - USB C to type A cable that is detachable

    - camera cover or privacy cap

    - quick start guide

    Software

    you need to go to www.elgato.com/download to get the software suitable for your operating system

    once you are done you can open the app called Camera Hub

    the app will open and the feed will start and you will immediately notice that there is NO LAG at all.

    the supported video formats are :

    1080p 60 frames

    1080p 30 frames

    720p 60 frames

    720p 30 frames

    540p 60 frames

    540p 30 frames

    you have the following features on the app which you can save as a profile and it will default to everytime you use the camera:

    - Zoom from 83.2 to 24.4

    - picture settings like contrast, saturation, and sharpness

    - exposure: automatic with center weighted or average and compensation levels

    - White balance temperature with auto or custom modes

    - image noise reduction: on or off with anti flicker

    usage:

    the webcam was very easy to setup and customize, it has internal processing power which causes it to be extremely fast with virtually no delay at all, the image is very clear and customizable.

    mounting on a screen is very easy and comfortable, the USB cable is long enough, the camera mount can be set on a table.

    the lens is perfect with a very wide view and the quality of the image is very good even in low light settings.

    it was tested with all video conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype, Teams, Slack, Google meet, and face time.

    missing stuff:

    - no microphone

    - fixed focus, meaning it would be great for a video conference or vlogging if you are close to it, but if you are moving a far from it, it will not hunt for you as there is no auto focus included with the software.

    Final thoughts

    all in all the Elgato facetime is a very capable camera priced decently and it is easy to setup and work with, it is light weight with very impressive features.

    I will be using it for a long time.

    Aug 29, 2021 06:50
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - HD Webcam C615 - Black
    Description

    This webcam features high-definition video calling and still image capture with up to 2.0MP resolution to ensure crisp, clear video and picture quality. The 1-click upload capability allows you to easily share pictures and videos online.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    8 Features
  • Still-image resolution up to 2.0MP: For clarity. Video capture up to 1920 x 1080 pixels and up to 30 fps for lifelike detail and motion.
  • CMOS image sensor: Provides sharp images even in dim light.
  • High-definition video calling: So you can speak with friends and family online.
  • Built-in microphone: Provides echo-free audio with or without a headset for clear videoconferencing or calls to friends.
  • 1-click upload: Allows you to easily post to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
  • 360° swivel: Provides flexible placement options.
  • Fold-and-go design: Offers easy portability.
  • USB connectivity: For fast, easy connections.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Vsanchez653, 10 out of 10
    Best audio capturing

    Never thought this camera would do so much. My voice is clear in the other end, ice pic picture and has a little blue light that indicates when it’s on and off.. it also swirls at 160 and goes left to right but not all the way around.

    Aug 02, 2020 18:45
  • Review by Billie, 10 out of 10
    Logitech C615 webcam

    Getting it out of the shipping package is the only mystery. Totally clipped on and plugged in by me. Windows 10 did the rest in a snap. Every point was as advertised. I strongly recommend it.

    Oct 16, 2020 17:13
  • Review by yerfdoggydog, 10 out of 10
    Very nice camera for Skype

    Bought this camera to use on my business Skype calls. Works very well in both highly lit or dark surroundings. Really like this purchase

    Oct 04, 2019 16:00
  • Review by MysticalMarie, 10 out of 10
    webcam is awesome!

    Not very TECH savvy, but understanding and using this camera is easy, fun, and creative!

    Jun 16, 2019 10:32
  • Review by Jorgeco, 10 out of 10
    Zoom

    This camera is a good quality product. I've been using it for my meetings by Zoom

    Dec 26, 2020 09:44
  • Review by Jack, 8 out of 10
    Seems okay so far.

    I worked. Then I special ordered mounting bracket. Now it works better. So far it only saves still photos. Next I'll be trying to find a program to save videos.

    Aug 31, 2015 18:20
  • Review by ZubenElGenubi, 10 out of 10
    Cost-effective HD webcam

    Pros: highly configurable (180-deg pivot, folds out to work with full monitors, portable displays, laptops); low cost, includes 1/4-20 camera mount; good resolution

    Cons: auto focus is hit-or-miss at times; default settings are a little "hot" (color, contrast); short USB cable might be an issue for desktops

    This is the third C615 I've purchased (one for work, one for home, one for my mother). It's easy to set up and the built-in microphone is adequate. Better than most laptop cameras and worth the price (<$70). Sits on a monitor okay, but would prefer that the hinged section could be completely flat.

    I recommend that you download the Logitech Camera Settings software to optimize your video.

    Jul 10, 2020 18:31
  • Review by Greg, 10 out of 10
    Great web cam

    My Mac Mini has no camera and the monitors(one is a TV) have no camera and using my phone's camera is not always preferred. Logitech is a trusted brand and fellow computer friends told me this was a good camera. I went online and read reviews. I bought it online and went to store and picked it up.

    May 06, 2017 00:13
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - HD Webcam C270 - Black
    Description

    Pure and simple HD video calling. The C270 HD Webcam lets you make widescreen video calls in HD 720p with clear, sharp image quality. Because it adjusts automatically to lighting conditions, you'll get brighter images despite dim lighting. Its noise-reducing mic ensures your conversations are clear even in busy surroundings. This small, agile and adjustable webcam brings a whole new angle to video calling, letting you record HD videos and posting them on your favorite social media. You can attach it securely to your screen using the universal clip, or sit it on a shelf or desk.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    5 Features
  • Widescreen HD 720p video calls: Video capture up to 1280 x 720 pixels for lifelike detail and motion. The 16:9 aspect ratio provides a widescreen view
  • Built-in noise-reducing mic: Enjoy clear conversations even in busy surroundings.
  • Adjusts to lighting conditions: Even if you make a video call in dim light, the camera will intelligently adjust to produce the best possible image.
  • Universal clip: Clip the webcam to your screen or sit it on a shelf.
  • Flexible webcam that goes beyond built-in: Small, agile and adjustable, it brings a whole new angle to video calling.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Catts, 10 out of 10
    Great Webcam

    What a great deal on these Logitech HD WebCams there very small and compact but do a excellent job. There very hard to find, so if you see them available it's worth the money and they're simple to install. I don't think you need an expensive camera to do the job these will do exactly what you need. Would buy them again and highly recommend them.

    Jul 16, 2020 13:10
  • Review by BookAuthor2021, 10 out of 10
    Camera makes me look good.

    Plugged this into my Lenovo desktop monitor, and it worked like a charm. It's just what I wanted so I could see my handsome face during Zoom calls.

    Apr 02, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Lyric, 8 out of 10
    Not too bad

    I’ve purchased this camera solely for zoom virtual school and it is just ok only because at times the video is not at clear or bright but it serves it’s purpose. I’ll recommend it to a friend however if you need great quality video you might be disappointed.

    Oct 02, 2020 16:50
  • Review by ReezahNih, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    This webcam is great.

    It really helped me with my online classes with my desktop. I am so happy with my purchase.

    Oct 22, 2020 23:11
  • Review by Shawnt, 10 out of 10
    Great for Zooming

    As advertised. Easy plug and play on top of my monitor. I use primarily for family and friends Zoom calls, showing PowerPoints, pictures and videos. I had a concern with choosing the 720 resolution, but more than adequate for my use.

    Jan 01, 2021 17:59
  • Review by RickBean, 10 out of 10
    Google Classroom here we come!

    Great for remote learning.

    The only con is that it doesn't have a retractable cover to cover the lens when not in use.

    Painters tape took care of that issue.

    Oct 16, 2020 18:00
  • Review by VickyJ, 8 out of 10
    Basic webcam

    Easy to plug in and computer easily recognized the camera. The quality is enough to get the job done. The camera is small enough to not take up a lot of your monitor space. Solid product.

    Aug 29, 2021 12:48
  • Review by wallyd124, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    Great webcam, perfect for work. Quality is really good, would recommend

    Apr 08, 2021 10:12
  • 9.0score
    j5create - USB 4K Ultra HD Webcam with 5x Digital Zoom Remote Control - Black
    Description

    The Model JVCU435 is an Ultra HD 4K webcam that offers ePTZ (electronic pan, tilt and zoom) functionality via remote control. It supports 4K video playback @ 30 Hz with several different display modes and wide-angle viewing modes, making it perfect for meetings in large conference rooms and also for single person use, while providing excellent video quality. The model JVCU435 is plug-and-play, meaning there is no driver installation required.

    5 Features
  • High-definition video and photos: Built-in low light enhancement (ultra-low illumination 0.05 lux, F/1.6 aperture lens) .
  • Remote Control: Allows for 5x digital zoom and ePTZ functionality.
  • Built-in high-fidelity dual Microphones: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Compliant: With standard UVC 1.0/1.1/1.5 & UAC protocol, driver-free.
  • High definition 4K image sensor: With up to 8 MP capture.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Unsure2020, 6 out of 10
    Camera has cover, does not turn

    It didn’t come with a battery. The remote only works for zoom in/out (limited), it doesn’t turn the camera or adjust in any other way. The button, on the remote, to turn off the camera also doesn’t appear to do anything.

    I would not say it is worth the significant difference in price.

    I do like the camera cover which was the main noticeable strength and reason I bought it. So that’s why the 3 stars vs less.

    May 16, 2021 14:11
  • Review by Matt, 8 out of 10
    Love it! Picture quality is amazing

    I would have given it 5 stars, but the placement of the wire hooked up to the back of the cam is on the left side (should be in the center) so if the cord is at all stretched out, it pulls to that side and it’s hard to get it to stay in position. Other than that the picture quality is amazing. I would easily recommend this cam to anyone.

    Feb 06, 2021 13:27
  • Review by Ivan, 10 out of 10
    A Huge Step Up!

    I do Youtube and was skeptical on the camera due to webcams claiming 1080p & 4k when compared to my Canon EOS M5 Camera, the upgrade is absolutely noticeable from my C920Pro Logitech Webcam and will not go back, I did just start using this webcam so at this time I can't attest to it's durability, but from a content creator standpoint. This is a great webcam

    Feb 20, 2021 12:05
  • Review by dukie4lif, 8 out of 10
    Very good external webcam with one flaw

    Very simple and painless setup. Just plug and play. Picture is clear and crisp and covers a wide area. I am using it to broadcast Church services on Sunday. The mic does a better than expected job of picking up people talking at back of room. Biggest issue is the clip to attach to laptop or TV. No way to secure it tightly. Essentially ends up just resting on laptop or TV. Very insecure and extremely easy to knock off. Have not tried it on a tripod. Played around with zoom some and it works well.

    Jun 11, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Mitch, 10 out of 10
    No need to look elsewhere. An amazing webcam

    My family wondered why I have 5 webcams sitting atop my desktop computer when I only use ONE. The past 6 months have convinced me: the J5create 4k Ultra HD webcam with 5x Digital Zoom is SUPERLATIVE! So I am ridding myself of all of the others! I will be purchasing a second j5create.

    Aug 14, 2021 10:49
  • Review by DEscobar, 10 out of 10
    Like the Quality and price (on sale)

    I am fan of quality, I have to say that i was wonder with my first impression, you can notice the quality, never got 4k webcam, made the comparison with 1080p webcam, a lot o difference.

    The controller is amazing, (need to buy a battery for it #2032).

    Jan 17, 2021 17:52
  • Review by grandaddykins, 10 out of 10
    I definitely would recommend this product!!!!!

    I am very happy with this webcam. This thing blew me away for the price, i had no idea that I would be so satisfied being that I’m a professional streaming producer that uses pro video & music production tools designed for broadcast. I would recommend anyone contemplating on spending more on a camera for above average quality give this webcam a try and you won’t be disappointed.

    May 07, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Techmoves, 10 out of 10
    Great 4k webcam at a great price!

    Blown away by the quality of this webcam. for the price of $99 it was a great buy compared to many in its class that cost twice its price. If you're looking for a great 4k webcam then this is the one you should be eyeing to get.

    Jun 18, 2021 17:09
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - Mevo Start Live Streaming HD Action Camera - Black
    Description

    Mevo Start is a wireless live streaming camera that delivers professional-quality video in stunning 1080p HD resolution, right out of the box. Stream live from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi, Ethernet or even your smartphone’s 4G or 5G network. Wirelessly control your Mevo and create compelling content with features like Auto-Director, all from your smartphone. Connect up the three Mevo Start cameras to create broadcast-level streams from multiple angles with ease. Live stream or record up to 6 hours using Mevo Start’s built-in battery, or connect a power source for continuous use.

    7 Features
  • Intelligent app control: Wirelessly control your Mevo streaming and recording camera to create compelling video content with features like Auto-Director, all from your Mevo app.
  • Stream to your favorite platforms: Stream on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Zoom, Skype and more with just a few taps.
  • Stunning HD video quality: Wireless Live stream and record in stunning 1080p HD resolution with crisp, detailed imaging right out of the box so you can be confident on camera.
  • Advanced onboard audio: Capture clean, clear audio using the built-in microphone or connect external audio sources for advanced setups; equipped with a 3.5 mm input for external audio.
  • Built for long streams: Live stream and record up to 6 hours using Mevo Start’s built-in battery or connect to a power source for continuous use for conferences, events, sports, gaming and more.*
  • Stream anywhere: Go where the story takes you and use your Mevo video camera to stream live from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi, Ethernet or even your smartphone’s LTE network.
  • Versatile streaming setups: Mevo Start live streaming cam integrates seamlessly into any desktop computer or laptop setup with Webcam mode, RTMP and NDI|HX protocols. Connect up the 3 Mevo Start cameras to easily create broadcast-quality streams with multiple angles.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Waji, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Single Camera Streaming/Recording System

    The Mevo Start is a great entry level camera for live streaming and/or recording your events. It is intended to be a single camera operation and does well in providing a maximum amount of versatility. All configuration and live use is done through an app on your phone or tablet. I would recommend a tablet, especially during live use when streaming or recording. The larger screen size makes it easier. The ability to zoom into a portion of the screen and move and resize live is really great. Make it feel like you have multiple cameras or a PTZ camera. The options for sound are great. Allowing you to use the built in microphone, connect to external sound source, and even use a phone as mic. You can easily monitor and adjust incoming and outgoing sound level.

    It is not hard to learn how to use. I do recommend you spend some time playing with it, especially in the setting you will be using. You can then set some of the parameters like max zoom size to fit with what you are doing.

    Setup takes a little getting used to. But once you figure it out it is a snap. The Mevo can connect to your phone or tablet via WiFi, hotspot, or blue tooth for setup. The camera works well with WiFi alone and if you wireless network is good you should not have any issues. There is an optional ethernet adapter that is PoE capable. I use the ethernet adapter to guarantee the best network connection for the Mevo and to keep wireless bandwidth free for other use.

    The Mevo Start can also be an NDI-HX video source and works well with OBS.

    Nov 14, 2020 13:57
  • Review by Nosp, 10 out of 10
    Best little camera

    My only regret is that I did not find it sooner.

    this camera solved all the issues we had at church trying to stream our Sabbath services, it is all we really need for a small budget and a small church to stream services to our brethren through Facebook Live and there are other services available you can stream to at the same time this little camera does things 4or5 grand cameras do one or two small things you just have to work with but other than those small things you can't go wrong with this camera

    Dec 25, 2020 18:27
  • Review by Chinito, 10 out of 10
    Mevo

    Love it makes everything less complicated… video quality is great to at 1080

    May 07, 2021 16:14
  • Review by Moxie, 10 out of 10
    The Best Solution for Small Streamers

    I absolutely love this camera! We have been using it for a couple of months now. I am a pastor of a small church, and I am able to run this stream and monitor it on the fly while I preach! The auto-pilot setting is like having someone on camera, changing up shots and keeping things interesting-zooming in and out. It will actually follow the face of the person speaking, so if I walk around or go to the piano it will follow me there. It has a very wide field of view. The picture itself is very clean and defined. The audio is amazing, it sounds like an external mic. For a small church or organization, you cannot beat the Mevo Start for a quality live stream or recording. Also-I highly recommend the Mevo stand that is made for this. You can use other tripods, etc but it is very well built and adds a lot of versatility to the camera-definitely worth the extra money to get the one built for it.

    There are lots of good tutorials online. My training was to get in a room for a couple of hours and practice streaming. Record , watch learn, modify. It's all very intuitive but there are a couple of options and features to learn.

    Jun 16, 2021 05:50
  • Review by BillyJohn, 10 out of 10
    Church Live

    So far this camera has met our demands for being able to been seen and heard better over our online services. We have received many reports of being able to see and hear the service in very good quality and clarity. we were using a camera from a smart phone and it had its limitations. we are very pleased and impressed with this Mevo camera and how it is helping our church reach out to people that are not able to get into a church setting. Thank You

    Apr 24, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Overated, 10 out of 10
    It was a good mistake

    We need a camera to stream live from a software on our computer, only to find that the mevo can only be connected to our wifi from our phone. However I tried it and I find that it is a good mistake.

    Aug 21, 2021 01:02
  • Review by KayP, 8 out of 10
    Mevo ALL in One Works

    This is one stop for covering you events live. you don't need any additional setting to plug, all you need is one tripod and you're good to cover you event where ever internet is available

    Oct 14, 2021 10:51
  • Review by Teasterday, 10 out of 10
    Best church camera out there

    This has been the best purchase for our church we have ever bought! Absolutely no issues in the almost 2 months we have had it.

    Nov 03, 2021 18:25
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - Mevo Start Live Streaming HD Action Camera - Black
    Description

    Mevo Start is a wireless live streaming camera that delivers professional-quality video in stunning 1080p HD resolution, right out of the box. Stream live from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi, Ethernet or even your smartphone’s 4G or 5G network. Wirelessly control your Mevo and create compelling content with features like Auto-Director, all from your smartphone. Connect up the three Mevo Start cameras to create broadcast-level streams from multiple angles with ease. Live stream or record up to 6 hours using Mevo Start’s built-in battery, or connect a power source for continuous use.

    7 Features
  • Intelligent app control: Wirelessly control your Mevo streaming and recording camera to create compelling video content with features like Auto-Director, all from your Mevo app.
  • Stream to your favorite platforms: Stream on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Zoom, Skype and more with just a few taps.
  • Stunning HD video quality: Wireless Live stream and record in stunning 1080p HD resolution with crisp, detailed imaging right out of the box so you can be confident on camera.
  • Advanced onboard audio: Capture clean, clear audio using the built-in microphone or connect external audio sources for advanced setups; equipped with a 3.5 mm input for external audio.
  • Built for long streams: Live stream and record up to 6 hours using Mevo Start’s built-in battery or connect to a power source for continuous use for conferences, events, sports, gaming and more.*
  • Stream anywhere: Go where the story takes you and use your Mevo video camera to stream live from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi, Ethernet or even your smartphone’s LTE network.
  • Versatile streaming setups: Mevo Start live streaming cam integrates seamlessly into any desktop computer or laptop setup with Webcam mode, RTMP and NDI|HX protocols. Connect up the 3 Mevo Start cameras to easily create broadcast-quality streams with multiple angles.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Waji, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Single Camera Streaming/Recording System

    The Mevo Start is a great entry level camera for live streaming and/or recording your events. It is intended to be a single camera operation and does well in providing a maximum amount of versatility. All configuration and live use is done through an app on your phone or tablet. I would recommend a tablet, especially during live use when streaming or recording. The larger screen size makes it easier. The ability to zoom into a portion of the screen and move and resize live is really great. Make it feel like you have multiple cameras or a PTZ camera. The options for sound are great. Allowing you to use the built in microphone, connect to external sound source, and even use a phone as mic. You can easily monitor and adjust incoming and outgoing sound level.

    It is not hard to learn how to use. I do recommend you spend some time playing with it, especially in the setting you will be using. You can then set some of the parameters like max zoom size to fit with what you are doing.

    Setup takes a little getting used to. But once you figure it out it is a snap. The Mevo can connect to your phone or tablet via WiFi, hotspot, or blue tooth for setup. The camera works well with WiFi alone and if you wireless network is good you should not have any issues. There is an optional ethernet adapter that is PoE capable. I use the ethernet adapter to guarantee the best network connection for the Mevo and to keep wireless bandwidth free for other use.

    The Mevo Start can also be an NDI-HX video source and works well with OBS.

    Nov 14, 2020 13:57
  • Review by Nosp, 10 out of 10
    Best little camera

    My only regret is that I did not find it sooner.

    this camera solved all the issues we had at church trying to stream our Sabbath services, it is all we really need for a small budget and a small church to stream services to our brethren through Facebook Live and there are other services available you can stream to at the same time this little camera does things 4or5 grand cameras do one or two small things you just have to work with but other than those small things you can't go wrong with this camera

    Dec 25, 2020 18:27
  • Review by Chinito, 10 out of 10
    Mevo

    Love it makes everything less complicated… video quality is great to at 1080

    May 07, 2021 16:14
  • Review by Moxie, 10 out of 10
    The Best Solution for Small Streamers

    I absolutely love this camera! We have been using it for a couple of months now. I am a pastor of a small church, and I am able to run this stream and monitor it on the fly while I preach! The auto-pilot setting is like having someone on camera, changing up shots and keeping things interesting-zooming in and out. It will actually follow the face of the person speaking, so if I walk around or go to the piano it will follow me there. It has a very wide field of view. The picture itself is very clean and defined. The audio is amazing, it sounds like an external mic. For a small church or organization, you cannot beat the Mevo Start for a quality live stream or recording. Also-I highly recommend the Mevo stand that is made for this. You can use other tripods, etc but it is very well built and adds a lot of versatility to the camera-definitely worth the extra money to get the one built for it.

    There are lots of good tutorials online. My training was to get in a room for a couple of hours and practice streaming. Record , watch learn, modify. It's all very intuitive but there are a couple of options and features to learn.

    Jun 16, 2021 05:50
  • Review by BillyJohn, 10 out of 10
    Church Live

    So far this camera has met our demands for being able to been seen and heard better over our online services. We have received many reports of being able to see and hear the service in very good quality and clarity. we were using a camera from a smart phone and it had its limitations. we are very pleased and impressed with this Mevo camera and how it is helping our church reach out to people that are not able to get into a church setting. Thank You

    Apr 24, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Overated, 10 out of 10
    It was a good mistake

    We need a camera to stream live from a software on our computer, only to find that the mevo can only be connected to our wifi from our phone. However I tried it and I find that it is a good mistake.

    Aug 21, 2021 01:02
  • Review by KayP, 8 out of 10
    Mevo ALL in One Works

    This is one stop for covering you events live. you don't need any additional setting to plug, all you need is one tripod and you're good to cover you event where ever internet is available

    Oct 14, 2021 10:51
  • Review by Teasterday, 10 out of 10
    Best church camera out there

    This has been the best purchase for our church we have ever bought! Absolutely no issues in the almost 2 months we have had it.

    Nov 03, 2021 18:25
  • 9.0score
    j5create - USB 4K Ultra HD Webcam with 5x Digital Zoom Remote Control - Black
    Description

    The Model JVCU435 is an Ultra HD 4K webcam that offers ePTZ (electronic pan, tilt and zoom) functionality via remote control. It supports 4K video playback @ 30 Hz with several different display modes and wide-angle viewing modes, making it perfect for meetings in large conference rooms and also for single person use, while providing excellent video quality. The model JVCU435 is plug-and-play, meaning there is no driver installation required.

    5 Features
  • High-definition video and photos: Built-in low light enhancement (ultra-low illumination 0.05 lux, F/1.6 aperture lens) .
  • Remote Control: Allows for 5x digital zoom and ePTZ functionality.
  • Built-in high-fidelity dual Microphones: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Compliant: With standard UVC 1.0/1.1/1.5 & UAC protocol, driver-free.
  • High definition 4K image sensor: With up to 8 MP capture.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Unsure2020, 6 out of 10
    Camera has cover, does not turn

    It didn’t come with a battery. The remote only works for zoom in/out (limited), it doesn’t turn the camera or adjust in any other way. The button, on the remote, to turn off the camera also doesn’t appear to do anything.

    I would not say it is worth the significant difference in price.

    I do like the camera cover which was the main noticeable strength and reason I bought it. So that’s why the 3 stars vs less.

    May 16, 2021 14:11
  • Review by Matt, 8 out of 10
    Love it! Picture quality is amazing

    I would have given it 5 stars, but the placement of the wire hooked up to the back of the cam is on the left side (should be in the center) so if the cord is at all stretched out, it pulls to that side and it’s hard to get it to stay in position. Other than that the picture quality is amazing. I would easily recommend this cam to anyone.

    Feb 06, 2021 13:27
  • Review by Ivan, 10 out of 10
    A Huge Step Up!

    I do Youtube and was skeptical on the camera due to webcams claiming 1080p & 4k when compared to my Canon EOS M5 Camera, the upgrade is absolutely noticeable from my C920Pro Logitech Webcam and will not go back, I did just start using this webcam so at this time I can't attest to it's durability, but from a content creator standpoint. This is a great webcam

    Feb 20, 2021 12:05
  • Review by dukie4lif, 8 out of 10
    Very good external webcam with one flaw

    Very simple and painless setup. Just plug and play. Picture is clear and crisp and covers a wide area. I am using it to broadcast Church services on Sunday. The mic does a better than expected job of picking up people talking at back of room. Biggest issue is the clip to attach to laptop or TV. No way to secure it tightly. Essentially ends up just resting on laptop or TV. Very insecure and extremely easy to knock off. Have not tried it on a tripod. Played around with zoom some and it works well.

    Jun 11, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Mitch, 10 out of 10
    No need to look elsewhere. An amazing webcam

    My family wondered why I have 5 webcams sitting atop my desktop computer when I only use ONE. The past 6 months have convinced me: the J5create 4k Ultra HD webcam with 5x Digital Zoom is SUPERLATIVE! So I am ridding myself of all of the others! I will be purchasing a second j5create.

    Aug 14, 2021 10:49
  • Review by DEscobar, 10 out of 10
    Like the Quality and price (on sale)

    I am fan of quality, I have to say that i was wonder with my first impression, you can notice the quality, never got 4k webcam, made the comparison with 1080p webcam, a lot o difference.

    The controller is amazing, (need to buy a battery for it #2032).

    Jan 17, 2021 17:52
  • Review by grandaddykins, 10 out of 10
    I definitely would recommend this product!!!!!

    I am very happy with this webcam. This thing blew me away for the price, i had no idea that I would be so satisfied being that I’m a professional streaming producer that uses pro video & music production tools designed for broadcast. I would recommend anyone contemplating on spending more on a camera for above average quality give this webcam a try and you won’t be disappointed.

    May 07, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Techmoves, 10 out of 10
    Great 4k webcam at a great price!

    Blown away by the quality of this webcam. for the price of $99 it was a great buy compared to many in its class that cost twice its price. If you're looking for a great 4k webcam then this is the one you should be eyeing to get.

    Jun 18, 2021 17:09
  • 9.0score
    MEE audio - 1080p Webcam with Autofocus
    Description

    Whether you're connecting with friends and family or working from home, our social and professional interactions are increasingly taking place online. However, the built-in webcams on most laptops provide low image quality and limited viewing angles. Take your videoconferencing game to the next level with a dedicated webcam that delivers superb audio and video with a high-quality image sensor and microphone.

    9 Features
  • Better than built-in: Stay connected to colleagues, friends, and family from a distance with high quality audio and video
  • 1080p resolution: Enjoy high definition video streaming in up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution at a 30 fps frame rate for smooth, natural motion
  • Autofocus and low light correction: Autofocus and automatic low light correction keep your video sharp and bright at all times while a 65-degree field of view frames up to two people side by side
  • Built-in microphone: Built-in omnidirectional microphone captures clear audio from all directions, giving you the freedom to walk and talk
  • Privacy indicator light: Always know when your webcam is on with the built-in privacy indicator light
  • Integrated mounting clip and tripod mount with 360 degree rotation: Built-in clip lets you easily and securely mount your webcam on your laptop or PC monitor and features standard 1/4"-20 thread for use with tripods
  • Works with all popular videoconferencing apps: Plug and play connectivity for Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other video conferencing software
  • Plug and play operation: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS
  • *Tripod not included:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by camera, 10 out of 10
    Easy set up, plug and play

    Family Zoom meetings are much better now! The picture is clear and the view is wide, almost takes in my whole office wall! I use it on a tripod so I can put it in front of the monitor so it seems like I'm looking at the camera and not the screen.

    Nov 18, 2020 19:40
  • Review by MarkJ, 10 out of 10
    Great quality webcam!

    First attracted by its affordable price. Bought it wanna give it a shot. This little webcam surprised me. Nice packaging. And solid quality. I love the ball head design, so I could adjust the camera left and right. I use this one as a second camera for my Zoom class. The picture quality is also superb. Absolutely satisfied.

    Nov 20, 2020 16:27
  • Review by Wonderful, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful

    This Webcam is easy to install and automatically worked with Zoom,etc. When connected directly it works perfectly. High quality pictures 、Autofocus and Great mic. If you are looking for decent HD camera for your working/schooling from home needs. We definitely recommend it.

    Nov 20, 2020 15:10
  • Review by TVsnob, 10 out of 10
    Great camera and audio, great price

    Working from home , always on Teams or Zoom.

    Company laptop camera pain, always had to open lid, and laptop mike would pick up fan noise.

    This is great camera and great mike. Concerned of low price, but excellent quality.

    Jun 27, 2021 10:26
  • Review by Ethan, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for meetings and classes

    This came is great! Finally was able to get a decent webcam after most were out of stock or ridiculously high priced due to the demand of everyone doing virtual meetings these days. I was very happy with the quality of this webcam. Packaging was simple and super easy to install. During a recent meeting I attended I can tell my video window looked better compared to other participants who were using their built in laptop webcams. The camera works awesome in both day light and night times.

    Nov 24, 2020 23:37
  • Review by Keturah, 10 out of 10
    Purrfect for the crazy cat lady on the go

    Lovely clear picture, purrfect for it's intended use...taking a stalkerrific amount of pictures of my cats for the internets.

    Apr 23, 2021 17:42
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Cam

    Great cam, clean and colorful. Easy install and attractive sitting on top of 27” monitor.

    Mar 12, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Lo1234, 10 out of 10
    Meetings

    Clean image at a really good price. A must during these times

    Nov 02, 2021 21:31
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - Mevo Start Live Streaming Camera 3-Pack HD Action Camera - Black
    Description

    Mevo Start 3-Pack makes it easy to stream your story from multiple angles. Sync up to three Mevo Start devices for HD multi-camera streaming, right out of the box. Live stream and record in stunning 1080p resolution with crisp, detailed imaging. Stream live from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi—no cables required.The Mevo Multicam App wirelessly controls your cameras to create compelling content with features like Auto-Director. Live stream or record up to 6 hours using Mevo Start’s built-in battery or connect to a power source for continuous use.

    7 Features
  • Intelligent app control: The Mevo Multicam App wirelessly controls your cameras to create compelling content with features like Auto-Director.Sync up to three Mevo Start devices for multi-camerastreamingfrom multiple angles.
  • Stream to your favorite platforms: Stream on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Zoom, Skype and more with just a few taps.
  • Stunning HD quality: Wireless Live stream and record in stunning 1080p HD resolution with crisp, detailed imaging right out of the box so you can be confident on camera.
  • Advanced onboard audio: Capture clean, clear audio using the built-in microphone or connect external audio sources for advanced setups; equipped with a 3.5 mm input for external audio.
  • Built for long streams: Live stream and record up to 6 hours using Mevo Start’s built-in battery or connect to a power source for continuous.*
  • Stream anywhere: Go where the story takes you and use your Mevo video camera to stream live from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi, Ethernet or even your smartphone’s LTE network.
  • Versatile streaming setups: Mevo Start live streaming cam integrates seamlessly into any desktop computer or laptop setup with Webcam mode, RTMP and NDI|HX protocols.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Waji, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Single Camera Streaming/Recording System

    The Mevo Start is a great entry level camera for live streaming and/or recording your events. It is intended to be a single camera operation and does well in providing a maximum amount of versatility. All configuration and live use is done through an app on your phone or tablet. I would recommend a tablet, especially during live use when streaming or recording. The larger screen size makes it easier. The ability to zoom into a portion of the screen and move and resize live is really great. Make it feel like you have multiple cameras or a PTZ camera. The options for sound are great. Allowing you to use the built in microphone, connect to external sound source, and even use a phone as mic. You can easily monitor and adjust incoming and outgoing sound level.

    It is not hard to learn how to use. I do recommend you spend some time playing with it, especially in the setting you will be using. You can then set some of the parameters like max zoom size to fit with what you are doing.

    Setup takes a little getting used to. But once you figure it out it is a snap. The Mevo can connect to your phone or tablet via WiFi, hotspot, or blue tooth for setup. The camera works well with WiFi alone and if you wireless network is good you should not have any issues. There is an optional ethernet adapter that is PoE capable. I use the ethernet adapter to guarantee the best network connection for the Mevo and to keep wireless bandwidth free for other use.

    The Mevo Start can also be an NDI-HX video source and works well with OBS.

    Nov 14, 2020 13:57
  • Review by Nosp, 10 out of 10
    Best little camera

    My only regret is that I did not find it sooner.

    this camera solved all the issues we had at church trying to stream our Sabbath services, it is all we really need for a small budget and a small church to stream services to our brethren through Facebook Live and there are other services available you can stream to at the same time this little camera does things 4or5 grand cameras do one or two small things you just have to work with but other than those small things you can't go wrong with this camera

    Dec 25, 2020 18:27
  • Review by Moxie, 10 out of 10
    The Best Solution for Small Streamers

    I absolutely love this camera! We have been using it for a couple of months now. I am a pastor of a small church, and I am able to run this stream and monitor it on the fly while I preach! The auto-pilot setting is like having someone on camera, changing up shots and keeping things interesting-zooming in and out. It will actually follow the face of the person speaking, so if I walk around or go to the piano it will follow me there. It has a very wide field of view. The picture itself is very clean and defined. The audio is amazing, it sounds like an external mic. For a small church or organization, you cannot beat the Mevo Start for a quality live stream or recording. Also-I highly recommend the Mevo stand that is made for this. You can use other tripods, etc but it is very well built and adds a lot of versatility to the camera-definitely worth the extra money to get the one built for it.

    There are lots of good tutorials online. My training was to get in a room for a couple of hours and practice streaming. Record , watch learn, modify. It's all very intuitive but there are a couple of options and features to learn.

    Jun 16, 2021 05:50
  • Review by Chinito, 10 out of 10
    Mevo

    Love it makes everything less complicated… video quality is great to at 1080

    May 07, 2021 16:14
  • Review by plblythe, 10 out of 10
    Buy this instead of a Go Pro

    This camera is everything a Go Pro is not. It has zoom capability, can be used as a web camera and a streaming camera. Nice unit, glad I bought it.

    Nov 19, 2021 23:13
  • Review by BillyJohn, 10 out of 10
    Church Live

    So far this camera has met our demands for being able to been seen and heard better over our online services. We have received many reports of being able to see and hear the service in very good quality and clarity. we were using a camera from a smart phone and it had its limitations. we are very pleased and impressed with this Mevo camera and how it is helping our church reach out to people that are not able to get into a church setting. Thank You

    Apr 24, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Jaebee, 10 out of 10
    Small yet mighty!

    These little cameras are amazing for streaming. I love the multicam app. Best of all.. Customer Service from Mevo exceeded my expectations!

    Nov 15, 2021 23:46
  • Review by Overated, 10 out of 10
    It was a good mistake

    We need a camera to stream live from a software on our computer, only to find that the mevo can only be connected to our wifi from our phone. However I tried it and I find that it is a good mistake.

    Aug 21, 2021 01:02
  • 9.0score
    Canon - EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit for EOS RP Cameras - Black
    Description

    Turn your EOS RP camera into a high-performance webcam that can help enhance the quality of your content, the way you share it, and for how long with our EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit for the EOS RP*. Once you're set with the free EOS Webcam Utility software, simply connect the camera to a compatible laptop/desktop/PC with the provided Interface Cable IFC-100U, power it with the included AC Adapter AC-E6N paired with the supplied DC Coupler DR-E18 using a standard home outlet, and you're on your way to superb clarity and longer continuous shooting. Your audience will be able to see you clearly and easily whether you're working, teaching, livestreaming or just reaching out to friends and family. Get the accessories you need, in one convenient package, and put yourself out there with the quality and ease you desire.

    2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BigJohn, 8 out of 10
    Best Quality Webcam Setup at a Price

    The instructions are not very clear as they don't show all the steps, but once you figure it out, it works great. I have had no problems with thru many hours of Zoom meetings. I do think it's extremely overpriced though, which is why I won't give it five stars. Then again, using a $1000 camera with a $500 lens as a webcam isn't exactly budget friendly. But the quality is unmatched if you need to do high resolution streaming.

    Apr 23, 2021 16:01
  • Review by WayneD, 10 out of 10
    Allows you to focus on the shoot!

    Expensive, but oh my...so worth it!!! To be able to plug in the camera and shoot for however long is needed -- an amazing tool!! Bought the same for my mobile/backup camera, the M50 too.

    Jul 02, 2021 17:01
  • 9.0score
    Razer - Kiyo Webcam with Adjustable Ring Light - Black
    Description

    Stream video games like a pro with this Razer Kiyo broadcasting camera. Its Full HD resolution provides sharp image quality, and the built-in ring light with adjustable brightness lets you create a studio-like setting. This Razer Kiyo broadcasting camera is compatible with popular streaming platforms for a smooth setup process.

    5 Features
  • High-definition video: Stream and record vibrant Full HD 1080p video that captures all the exciting details at 30 fps.
  • 4-megapixel sensor with RightLight technology: Ensures sharp images even in dim light.
  • Neutral color representation: You look impeccable whether you're streaming or talking to a friend.
  • Ring light: Maintains lighting on you and eliminates harsh shadows.
  • Compact and portable: Perfect for on-the-go streamers and content creators.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kalant, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam for its price range

    This is a great webcam for this price range. I ordered this as well as Logitech C922 and liked the Razer much more from every aspect! The video quality is great and the ring light really helps with low-light setting. The only catch is you have to be close to the camera otherwise the light doesn’t really do anything.

    I’ve had some minor issues with the autofocus feature and had to unplug the camera and plug it back in to get it to work, but besides that, I’m very happy with the purchase

    Dec 18, 2020 16:15
  • Review by RoxieB, 10 out of 10
    Razer webcam

    This is an amazing webcam. The software that is provided through Razor is very easy and adaptable for your computer it doesn't stall and works perfectly with apps like Zoom and Skype. And priced affordably it was $108 all inclusive. It made my day

    Jun 12, 2020 15:51
  • Review by Priscila, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Streaming, Zoom, College Life!

    This Razer Kiyo webcam is excellent at what it does at a super reasonable price point! For context, I'm a college student that does at least 3 Zoom classes in a week, and many meetings for work. I needed a webcam that was high-quality with both video and sound, and could compensate for the poor lighting I sometimes get as a result of having north-facing windows. This webcam exceeded my expectations! I've even used it for video projects in my classes and the quality of the video and sound is phenomenal. It's easy to use and the Razer software makes it easy to adjust all the settings to your liking. Would highly recommend to anyone that likes streaming as a hobby or does a lot of Zoom meetings!

    Best Buy College Crew Members receive products to write honest, unbiased reviews. Reviewers have received products free of charge and may have received nominal compensation.

    Oct 25, 2021 19:25
  • Review by Bart, 10 out of 10
    Kiyo Razer

    Although I do wish that this particular model could zoom in and out, it still serves an incredible purpose. It is also way more solid than a similar camera I got from Amazon (in which I promptly returned).

    Aug 18, 2021 15:34
  • Review by Nano, 8 out of 10
    Great webcam when you have good lighting

    Great webcam but the autofocus tends to lose focus and refocus frequently. I suspect it's from the lighting, so it's not a huge issue. The webcam does have its own light and is sufficient enough to show your face in a dark setting.

    The set up is easy, you just plug it in and it's ready to go with optional programs it offers from razer. The cord is durable and braided and it's not flimsy. The picture quality is awesome! Of course, the best quality you will get is with good lighting but even in the dark, woth dim light, it will do decently (with frequent autofocus adjustments).

    The mic quality is good as well, but you're better off with your own mic bc you would need to be really close for people to be able to hear you well.

    Overall, I'd say this purchase is worth it but I recommend purchasing when it's on sale.

    Jun 20, 2021 08:43
  • Review by MrRuiz1983, 10 out of 10
    This is an awesome camera!

    This is an awesome camera! Compared to the built in Webcam in my HP Laptop that looks very Grainy at 720p this Razer Kiyo Webcam looks 10 times higher in picture and video quality! I am going to be using this Webcam for a Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop that I pre ordered but will be using for Content creation for my youtube channel and work meetings online paired with the Razer Raptor 27 so I should be in good hands with this Webcam.

    As of right now I highly recommend it. In my HP laptop I was able to change the settings from 720p to 1080p on the Kiyo Webcam vs the build in Webcam that is limited to 720p. The lighting was a bit too bright and made me have alot of glare on my face but when I put the Kiyo Webcam on the second to the lowest LED brightness settings, it made my video footage look very sharp and clear. It looks great and there are a couple of ways to mount it on top of a monitor as long as its not too thick, it also has a 1/4 screw whole for a tripod stand if you want to use that instead.

    Feb 12, 2021 21:32
  • Review by Enotsola, 2 out of 10
    Cheap plastic hinge.

    The hinge where the cable enters the camera broke, exposing the wires, the first time I tried to fold the camera. I was moving my monitor to a new mount, and carefully moved the camera out of the way. A tiny piece of plastic went flying through the air. Now it won't sit straight, and Razer blames me for "abuse" so buyer beware.

    It wasn't bad as a camera, in the handful of times I actually used it. A little washed out even with the ring light disabled. I used it a total of 4-5 times for zoom meetings, so a cost of about $20 per use before it snapped.

    Apr 10, 2021 01:06
  • Review by ASwabb, 10 out of 10
    How times have changed

    Tech is so beyond me. It’s pretty cool to me and I dont use it. I bought this for my boys so they can connect with their friends.

    Mar 12, 2021 22:21
  • 8.8score
    j5create - USB HD Webcam with 360° Rotation - Black
    Description

    Keep in touch with your family and friends with this black j5create USB webcam. Compatibility with Mac OS, Windows and Chrome OS computers offers broad useability, while the HD resolution delivers clear pictures during video calls and live streams. This j5create USB webcam features plug-and-play functionality for a quick, hassle-free setup.

    8 Features
  • 1/2.9 F23 sensor: Ensures sharp images and captures detailed 2.0MP still photos.
  • High-definition video and photos: Enjoy crisp images with vivid color and detail with Full HD 1080p at 30 fps video. Supports H.264 and MJPEG image formats.
  • Built-in microphone: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Works with USB: Features plug-and-play functionality and provides fast, easy connectivity.
  • H.264 video compression: Its H.264 encoding, also known as MPEG-4 AVC, provides good image quality.
  • Swiveling design: This webcam's 360-degree swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • System requirements: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS operating systems.
  • Up to 30 fps video frame rate: Provides smooth motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Peter, 10 out of 10
    Does the job

    With every Logitech webcam under the sun sold out, this is one of the few you can get in stock at the time of writing this.

    It does the job as its designed - 1080p, 30fps. It's a boring design and has some gimmicky lights, but it works and that's pretty much all any of us need right now.

    Works well with Discord, OBS, and Zoom. Plug and play function. Also has a threaded base for use on tripod threaded mounts.

    Jun 22, 2020 12:02
  • Review by Commdoc, 6 out of 10
    No software for settings adjustments!

    I got this in the mail from BB today and while the 1080 details are great, the exposure was so great my forehead glowed like it was radioactive. I communicate with the J5 chat guy but he couldn't help me as there is no software to adjust the picture. I am returning this to Best Buy and try to find one that looks more natural.

    Aug 12, 2020 18:13
  • Review by RavensGuy, 10 out of 10
    Super camera and sound!

    Not only is the camera excellent, but the microphone works very well. Replaced another similar combination where the mic quality was very poor - gave that one away

    Sep 26, 2020 05:58
  • Review by Mauzer, 10 out of 10
    Great quality

    I was a bit skeptical on this one, but it came through for me. It was the cheapest web cam available at the time and I thought it would have bad quality, but it looks great!

    Sep 04, 2020 16:32
  • Review by MerlePerkins, 10 out of 10
    The Legendary Merle Perkins

    I should have got this long ago. I am having fun with the camera!

    Apr 17, 2021 00:20
  • Review by ThatBram, 8 out of 10
    Very good value

    For the price, I'm mildly impressed for what this webcam delivers. The video isn't the crispest nor smoothest I've seen from other 1920x1080 webcams, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to people who primarily need it for doing live streaming, but it's perfectly acceptable for video chats/meetings.

    There's 2 key things this camera is better at than some webcams costing more: auto-exposure and audio. It especially handles bright backlighting well, adjusting to keep your face visible so you don't turn into a dark silhouetted blob. And while the audio isn't anywhere near as good as standalone or headset mic, it is at least on par with, if not slightly better than, the built-in microphone on most computers.

    Some things worth noting:

    - The field of view is wider than many webcams, the result being you will appear relatively smaller and lines near the edge of the image will be curved. Not a dealbreaker for me, but something to be aware of. (It's not exactly fisheye level distortion, but it's closer to that than you may want...)

    - The front of the monitor mount is sort of deep, so it will overlap the display on monitors with thin bezels.

    - The bottom/pivoting part of the mount isn't rubberized, which might be an issue for some since it could potentially slip (the main flat part directly underneath the webcam *is* rubberized.)

    Nov 16, 2020 16:03
  • Review by 401dave, 10 out of 10
    Great, easy to use and affordable camera

    Great, easy to use and affordable camera. To maximize space and increase productivity I added a pair of 27” curved Samsung monitors, a wireless keyboard and mouse to my MacBook Air and no longer use the built in monitor and camera. Now I use this for all my Zoom meetings and just leave it clipped to the monitors. For me and what I use a camera for, it has been perfect. I hope this helps, have a great day.

    Dec 18, 2020 17:43
  • Review by Mystic, 8 out of 10
    Decent Camera

    I have been looking for a camera for months and they have all been sold out. I found this one and was pleasantly impressed. I was worried because I did buy a camera on amazon and it was just so bad but this one was really good picture. The frame rate on it is good if your using it for work or normal chat as far as using it with a green screen though the frame rate drags a little. If it wasn't for that I would definitely rate this 5 star. If you are in need of a Webcam for a good price I would so recommend this. J5 for a brand that normally does not deal in webcams I think they did an awesome job on this.

    Pros:

    Good Picture

    Wide Angle

    Works pretty good in lower light

    Easy to set up just plug and play

    Moveable neck

    Mountable to a tripod

    Works with most programs that use webcam such as (discord, skype, zoom, OBS, and online apps like facebook.)

    Cons:

    Need External Program if your doing offline recording or photos (not really to much of a con because there are so many programs out there for free)

    Slight delay in frame rate that would causes clipping in green screen.

    Over all it is really good for the price especially with how things are right now. So thank you J5 it was not for you I would not have a Webcam at all right now. Your cam is highly appreciated.

    Jul 17, 2020 17:20
  • 8.8score
    MEE audio - 4K Ultra HD Conference Webcam with 4x Zoom and ANC Microphone
    Description

    Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams - whichever platform you're using, video chatting has become the new normal for work and study, and it's time to up your video call game. Conference like a pro with the MEE audio C11Z high-resolution webcam, featuring a 4K Ultra HD image sensor, wide angle lens, and 4x digital zoom to help you frame the perfect shot, as well as dual ANC microphones to ensure crisp audio free of echoes and unwanted background noise.

    11 Features
  • Conference like a pro: A high-quality camera and microphone make all the difference in helping you look and sound professional when you video conference
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution: Enjoy ultra high-resolution professional-quality video streaming at up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution
  • 4x digital zoom: Dedicated zoom button lets you easily access up to 4x digital zoom
  • Crystal-clear image quality: Automatic low light correction keeps your video clear and bright at all times at up to 30 fps frame rate for smooth, natural motion
  • Wide angle lens: Wide angle lens delivers a 90-degree field of view, perfect for conference use
  • Dual built-in ANC microphones: Built-in dual stereo microphones with Active Noise Canceling technology pick up your voice from up to 15 feet away while eliminating unwanted background noise
  • Privacy indicator light & shutter: Removable privacy shutter and integrated privacy indicator light help you maintain privacy
  • Integrated mounting clip and tripod mount with 360 degree rotation: Built-in clip lets you easily and securely mount your webcam on your laptop or PC monitor and features standard 1/4"-20 thread for use with tripods*
  • Works with all popular videoconferencing apps: Plug and play connectivity for Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other video conferencing software
  • Plug and play operation: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS
  • Tripod not included:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by alfa166, 10 out of 10
    Big upgrade from Logitech C615

    Bought this camera to replace my trusty Logitech C615, that I've had since 2016. That camera has served me well and never missed a beat, but with the number of group Zoom meetings I've had to participate in this year, I was noticing more and more often that my video was the absolute worst of the entire group. It probably wouldn't be as bad if there was more light near my computer, but I've found that older cameras are particularly poor in darker environments. This goes for both the C615 and the built-in camera on my laptop.

    I was also using a set of Bluetooth earbuds for the audio because the microphone on my computer is woefully inadequate, and I wanted to stop doing that as well.

    My Logitech was already 1080p so I wanted a 4K webcam to make sure there was a noticeable difference in the video quality, which there is. Now for the pros and cons of each~

    First the Logitech C615

    -This camera is a lot smaller. It is also easier to store because the mount folds over to protect the camera lens when it stores, a very nifty feature

    -Very affordable, it seems to be more expensive now, but it was definitely under $50 when I bought it, and it still works just fine

    Now the MEE 4K

    -Hands down better video quality, especially noticeable in sub-par lighting conditions

    -Better microphone. I will still use a headset if there's someone else in the room, but it's nice to have the option to use the mic on the camera

    -The clip-on privacy door is a little flimsy, and doesn't really work to protect the lens during storage

    -The camera is bigger and takes up more room in my desk to store.

    -More expensive by a not insignificant amount

    Both cameras simply works when plugged into USB, I have not had to install any software or do anything other than selecting them in Zoom.

    All told, I would buy either camera again. On a budget, the C615 is a great and durable camera that I can throw in my desk and forget about when I'm not using it. For the large amounts of teleconferencing going on this year, and with quality as the main motivator, the MEE 4K is also well worth the price.

    Dec 16, 2020 01:47
  • Review by Dabandit1200, 8 out of 10
    Worth the purchase

    This camera works very well with great quality and is very easy to use. It is basically plug-n-play right out of the box. There is not a way to turn it off; so, I just unplug it from my computer when not in use. It works with pretty much every application like Zoom, Teams, Facebook, etc.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:47
  • Review by CarolBIllinois, 10 out of 10
    Great Audio and Visual

    The camera is an asset to my business, I conference call and zoom with family

    Oct 20, 2021 09:20
  • Review by Mike, 6 out of 10
    Webcam in 4K

    Sometimes choppy,freezing or lagging and sometimes running good don’t know maybe connection or my computer but when 4K works it works

    Sep 19, 2021 21:09
  • Review by Jens, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Excellent price, excellent deal, fast shipment, no complaints

    Mar 15, 2021 16:26
  • Review by PurchaseThis, 10 out of 10
    Recommend Purchase

    Quality produce and purchase. Worthy purchase and I recommend.

    Feb 12, 2021 16:00
  • Review by Anon, 4 out of 10
    OK, not good

    The camera is fine, it looks very clear. But the microphone is terrible, really really bad. The default microphone on my old laptop sounds better.

    Oct 26, 2021 20:55
  • Review by Back2Normal, 10 out of 10
    A high quality 4K camera for conference call.

    The picture is much more clear than my laptop camera and viewing angle is much wider. My zoom meeting looks nice and professional now. It works very well during family zoom calls as well because the viewing angle and zoom in feature, we can fit the entire family in the call during our call with our parents which they love!

    Jan 04, 2021 12:02
  • 8.8score
    j5create - USB HD Webcam with 360° Rotation - Black
    Description

    Keep in touch with your family and friends with this black j5create USB webcam. Compatibility with Mac OS, Windows and Chrome OS computers offers broad useability, while the HD resolution delivers clear pictures during video calls and live streams. This j5create USB webcam features plug-and-play functionality for a quick, hassle-free setup.

    8 Features
  • 1/2.9 F23 sensor: Ensures sharp images and captures detailed 2.0MP still photos.
  • High-definition video and photos: Enjoy crisp images with vivid color and detail with Full HD 1080p at 30 fps video. Supports H.264 and MJPEG image formats.
  • Built-in microphone: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Works with USB: Features plug-and-play functionality and provides fast, easy connectivity.
  • H.264 video compression: Its H.264 encoding, also known as MPEG-4 AVC, provides good image quality.
  • Swiveling design: This webcam's 360-degree swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • System requirements: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS operating systems.
  • Up to 30 fps video frame rate: Provides smooth motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Peter, 10 out of 10
    Does the job

    With every Logitech webcam under the sun sold out, this is one of the few you can get in stock at the time of writing this.

    It does the job as its designed - 1080p, 30fps. It's a boring design and has some gimmicky lights, but it works and that's pretty much all any of us need right now.

    Works well with Discord, OBS, and Zoom. Plug and play function. Also has a threaded base for use on tripod threaded mounts.

    Jun 22, 2020 12:02
  • Review by Commdoc, 6 out of 10
    No software for settings adjustments!

    I got this in the mail from BB today and while the 1080 details are great, the exposure was so great my forehead glowed like it was radioactive. I communicate with the J5 chat guy but he couldn't help me as there is no software to adjust the picture. I am returning this to Best Buy and try to find one that looks more natural.

    Aug 12, 2020 18:13
  • Review by RavensGuy, 10 out of 10
    Super camera and sound!

    Not only is the camera excellent, but the microphone works very well. Replaced another similar combination where the mic quality was very poor - gave that one away

    Sep 26, 2020 05:58
  • Review by Mauzer, 10 out of 10
    Great quality

    I was a bit skeptical on this one, but it came through for me. It was the cheapest web cam available at the time and I thought it would have bad quality, but it looks great!

    Sep 04, 2020 16:32
  • Review by MerlePerkins, 10 out of 10
    The Legendary Merle Perkins

    I should have got this long ago. I am having fun with the camera!

    Apr 17, 2021 00:20
  • Review by ThatBram, 8 out of 10
    Very good value

    For the price, I'm mildly impressed for what this webcam delivers. The video isn't the crispest nor smoothest I've seen from other 1920x1080 webcams, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to people who primarily need it for doing live streaming, but it's perfectly acceptable for video chats/meetings.

    There's 2 key things this camera is better at than some webcams costing more: auto-exposure and audio. It especially handles bright backlighting well, adjusting to keep your face visible so you don't turn into a dark silhouetted blob. And while the audio isn't anywhere near as good as standalone or headset mic, it is at least on par with, if not slightly better than, the built-in microphone on most computers.

    Some things worth noting:

    - The field of view is wider than many webcams, the result being you will appear relatively smaller and lines near the edge of the image will be curved. Not a dealbreaker for me, but something to be aware of. (It's not exactly fisheye level distortion, but it's closer to that than you may want...)

    - The front of the monitor mount is sort of deep, so it will overlap the display on monitors with thin bezels.

    - The bottom/pivoting part of the mount isn't rubberized, which might be an issue for some since it could potentially slip (the main flat part directly underneath the webcam *is* rubberized.)

    Nov 16, 2020 16:03
  • Review by 401dave, 10 out of 10
    Great, easy to use and affordable camera

    Great, easy to use and affordable camera. To maximize space and increase productivity I added a pair of 27” curved Samsung monitors, a wireless keyboard and mouse to my MacBook Air and no longer use the built in monitor and camera. Now I use this for all my Zoom meetings and just leave it clipped to the monitors. For me and what I use a camera for, it has been perfect. I hope this helps, have a great day.

    Dec 18, 2020 17:43
  • Review by Mystic, 8 out of 10
    Decent Camera

    I have been looking for a camera for months and they have all been sold out. I found this one and was pleasantly impressed. I was worried because I did buy a camera on amazon and it was just so bad but this one was really good picture. The frame rate on it is good if your using it for work or normal chat as far as using it with a green screen though the frame rate drags a little. If it wasn't for that I would definitely rate this 5 star. If you are in need of a Webcam for a good price I would so recommend this. J5 for a brand that normally does not deal in webcams I think they did an awesome job on this.

    Pros:

    Good Picture

    Wide Angle

    Works pretty good in lower light

    Easy to set up just plug and play

    Moveable neck

    Mountable to a tripod

    Works with most programs that use webcam such as (discord, skype, zoom, OBS, and online apps like facebook.)

    Cons:

    Need External Program if your doing offline recording or photos (not really to much of a con because there are so many programs out there for free)

    Slight delay in frame rate that would causes clipping in green screen.

    Over all it is really good for the price especially with how things are right now. So thank you J5 it was not for you I would not have a Webcam at all right now. Your cam is highly appreciated.

    Jul 17, 2020 17:20
  • 8.8score
    AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM 313 Webcam
    Description

    Share real-time video footage online with this AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM webcam. The Full HD resolution and two built-in microphones help you produce high-quality audiovisual content, making it ideal for vlogs and video conferencing, while the 360-degree swivel offers versatile shooting options. This AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM webcam features a privacy shutter to protect the lens and help you control what you show.

    9 Features
  • RECentral 4 recording and streaming software: Offers Portrait Enhancement and other filters to make yourself look flawless on screen.
  • Swiveling, tripod-ready design: The 360° swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • 1/2.7" CMOS sensor: Ensures sharp images and captures detailed 2.0MP still photos.
  • High-definition video and photos: Enjoy crisp images with vivid color and detail.
  • Built-in dual microphones (mono): Provide high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Works with USB 2.0: Enables fast, easy connectivity.
  • System requirements: Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/7 or macOS 10.6 and above, USB 2.0 port.
  • Up to 30 fps video frame rate: Provides smooth motion.
  • 65° wide field of view: More than one person can join in the conversation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Angie4work, 10 out of 10
    Great camera for MS Teams calls

    This is a great little webcam. I was tired of dealing with using my laptop camera now that i work from home. The setup on this camera was easy and the picture and sound are great. No complaints that i sound like i am in a wind tunnel. It sits securely on top of my monitor and it’s easy to slide the cover on it and keep it closed when you don’t want to accidentally be on camera.

    Jul 31, 2020 16:38
  • Review by Woody, 10 out of 10
    Great camera for beginners

    With work from home the standard now, I needed a camera for work. I use a dock for the laptop and two monitors and so can't use the camera built into the laptop easily. I needed this for MS Teams and it works great. Easy setup, clipped it right to the top of my monitor in seconds and plug and play USB with the camera. Up and running in less than 5 minutes.

    Aug 22, 2020 16:53
  • Review by Fisheggs, 8 out of 10
    A good alternative to Logitech

    Like many, I wanted to purchase a Logitech webcam for use with my new Mac Mini. But since there’s no supply, I decided to ty the Avermedia PW313. Most of the reviews are from people who use Windows machines, so they weren’t much help in making a decision.

    My Mac Mini has a quad-core i3 processor, 16 GB of memory, and an Intel UHD graphics 630, so I wasn’t sure how it would perform with the Avermedia PW313 webcam. I purchased the webcam for $80, which I think is on the high side given that it only has fixed focus, mono mics, and a 2 MP camera. It does have a privacy cover and tripod mount, however, which I like.

    The camera is advertised as being plug-and-play and compatible with Mac OS Catalina. After plugging it in to the USB 2 port, I followed the instructions on the Avermedia website to determine if the webcam was recognized by the system and if the built-in mics were working. Worked as advertised!

    I also downloaded the CamEngine Lite software, which can be used to adjust picture quality. Following the directions on the website, it too worked as advertised.

    Finally, I tested the webcam on Zoom and FaceTime, and it seems to work well on both. The mics clearly picked up my voice. Initially, I thought the video was overexposed, but I was able to improve it to an acceptable level using the CamEngine Lite software.

    Bottom line is the Avermedia PW313 webcam is a sleek looking device that attaches securely to my monitor. It proved to truly be plug-and-play with my Mac Mini running the Catalina OS. It has a wide field of view with decent picture and sound quality suitable for use with Zoom and FaceTime. Given that Logitech devices are not available, at a reasonable price, I would recommend the Avermedia PW313 as an alternative.

    Sep 11, 2020 17:47
  • Review by Neargod, 8 out of 10
    check video's first

    This webcam is great just disregard most of the instructions. Look for the webcam on Youtube and there are some that give you better instructions to make this web cam work to it's fullest potential

    Oct 13, 2020 21:50
  • Review by docvice, 10 out of 10
    Tech upgrade first timer - It works very well!

    I enrolled for online courses with Macomb Community College. My desktop kept saying the device I needed was not detected for my ZOOM class - no video and no mic. A brother from my church came over to double check my system and confirmed that I needed to purchase a video/mic device. The AVerMedia was the only one available to purchase. I plugged it in for my Thursday evening class and everyone could see me and hear me! I'm very pleased and excited about my Live Streamer CAM 313!

    Oct 02, 2020 16:23
  • Review by Rocketman99, 10 out of 10
    Had a False Start But Flawless Since

    When I first installed this webcam, it worked fine on MS Teams, Skype and GoToMeeting. But on Zoom calls, it flickered badly to the point of unusability. Then I gave up for a weekend went away, and on the Monday it worked fine on Zoom and everything else.

    Home run.

    Jun 19, 2020 17:06
  • Review by Customer, 8 out of 10
    Works like it's supposed to!

    Note that tilting the camera is a bit janky because there's not built-in tilt, and the hinge at the back is a bit weak. But other than that, works a it's suppose to.

    Dec 29, 2020 12:05
  • Review by wally, 10 out of 10
    Easy Set up

    Great webcam for dong zoom meetings/calls. It's a "plug/play" device with no set up required.

    I use it to conduct a bootcamp class in an exercise room. Here are my pro's and con's:

    Pro's:

    1. Easy set up, fast.

    2. Good to average video quality

    3. Audio is ok as long as you are in front of computer. Since I'm teaching a class, I'm on the move in front of my computer, but constantly moving 5 to 10 feet away from webcam/computer. Therefore audio is ok, and sometimes cuts out.

    Con's:

    1. Audio is my only major "con." And I think it's not fair of me to rate this as a "con" because I'm about 5 to 10 feet away from webcam/computer as I am teaching a bootcamp class via zoom.

    Whenever I move in close to the webcam to adjust something, and I happen to be speaking, the audio is great. But once I move back away from webcam, audio is ok, but as mentioned earlier, it sometimes cuts out.

    Conclusion, I bought this because I was not happy with quality of my laptop's webcam, and wanted a "step-up." I would recommend this webcam for doing things like zoom or where you are in front of your computer. I like that it is very easy to use and set up.

    Jan 29, 2021 21:59
  • 8.8score
    MEE audio - 4K Ultra HD Conference Webcam with 4x Zoom and ANC Microphone
    Description

    Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams - whichever platform you're using, video chatting has become the new normal for work and study, and it's time to up your video call game. Conference like a pro with the MEE audio C11Z high-resolution webcam, featuring a 4K Ultra HD image sensor, wide angle lens, and 4x digital zoom to help you frame the perfect shot, as well as dual ANC microphones to ensure crisp audio free of echoes and unwanted background noise.

    11 Features
  • Conference like a pro: A high-quality camera and microphone make all the difference in helping you look and sound professional when you video conference
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution: Enjoy ultra high-resolution professional-quality video streaming at up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution
  • 4x digital zoom: Dedicated zoom button lets you easily access up to 4x digital zoom
  • Crystal-clear image quality: Automatic low light correction keeps your video clear and bright at all times at up to 30 fps frame rate for smooth, natural motion
  • Wide angle lens: Wide angle lens delivers a 90-degree field of view, perfect for conference use
  • Dual built-in ANC microphones: Built-in dual stereo microphones with Active Noise Canceling technology pick up your voice from up to 15 feet away while eliminating unwanted background noise
  • Privacy indicator light & shutter: Removable privacy shutter and integrated privacy indicator light help you maintain privacy
  • Integrated mounting clip and tripod mount with 360 degree rotation: Built-in clip lets you easily and securely mount your webcam on your laptop or PC monitor and features standard 1/4"-20 thread for use with tripods*
  • Works with all popular videoconferencing apps: Plug and play connectivity for Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other video conferencing software
  • Plug and play operation: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS
  • Tripod not included:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by alfa166, 10 out of 10
    Big upgrade from Logitech C615

    Bought this camera to replace my trusty Logitech C615, that I've had since 2016. That camera has served me well and never missed a beat, but with the number of group Zoom meetings I've had to participate in this year, I was noticing more and more often that my video was the absolute worst of the entire group. It probably wouldn't be as bad if there was more light near my computer, but I've found that older cameras are particularly poor in darker environments. This goes for both the C615 and the built-in camera on my laptop.

    I was also using a set of Bluetooth earbuds for the audio because the microphone on my computer is woefully inadequate, and I wanted to stop doing that as well.

    My Logitech was already 1080p so I wanted a 4K webcam to make sure there was a noticeable difference in the video quality, which there is. Now for the pros and cons of each~

    First the Logitech C615

    -This camera is a lot smaller. It is also easier to store because the mount folds over to protect the camera lens when it stores, a very nifty feature

    -Very affordable, it seems to be more expensive now, but it was definitely under $50 when I bought it, and it still works just fine

    Now the MEE 4K

    -Hands down better video quality, especially noticeable in sub-par lighting conditions

    -Better microphone. I will still use a headset if there's someone else in the room, but it's nice to have the option to use the mic on the camera

    -The clip-on privacy door is a little flimsy, and doesn't really work to protect the lens during storage

    -The camera is bigger and takes up more room in my desk to store.

    -More expensive by a not insignificant amount

    Both cameras simply works when plugged into USB, I have not had to install any software or do anything other than selecting them in Zoom.

    All told, I would buy either camera again. On a budget, the C615 is a great and durable camera that I can throw in my desk and forget about when I'm not using it. For the large amounts of teleconferencing going on this year, and with quality as the main motivator, the MEE 4K is also well worth the price.

    Dec 16, 2020 01:47
  • Review by Dabandit1200, 8 out of 10
    Worth the purchase

    This camera works very well with great quality and is very easy to use. It is basically plug-n-play right out of the box. There is not a way to turn it off; so, I just unplug it from my computer when not in use. It works with pretty much every application like Zoom, Teams, Facebook, etc.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:47
  • Review by CarolBIllinois, 10 out of 10
    Great Audio and Visual

    The camera is an asset to my business, I conference call and zoom with family

    Oct 20, 2021 09:20
  • Review by Mike, 6 out of 10
    Webcam in 4K

    Sometimes choppy,freezing or lagging and sometimes running good don’t know maybe connection or my computer but when 4K works it works

    Sep 19, 2021 21:09
  • Review by Jens, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Excellent price, excellent deal, fast shipment, no complaints

    Mar 15, 2021 16:26
  • Review by PurchaseThis, 10 out of 10
    Recommend Purchase

    Quality produce and purchase. Worthy purchase and I recommend.

    Feb 12, 2021 16:00
  • Review by Anon, 4 out of 10
    OK, not good

    The camera is fine, it looks very clear. But the microphone is terrible, really really bad. The default microphone on my old laptop sounds better.

    Oct 26, 2021 20:55
  • Review by Back2Normal, 10 out of 10
    A high quality 4K camera for conference call.

    The picture is much more clear than my laptop camera and viewing angle is much wider. My zoom meeting looks nice and professional now. It works very well during family zoom calls as well because the viewing angle and zoom in feature, we can fit the entire family in the call during our call with our parents which they love!

    Jan 04, 2021 12:02
  • 8.8score
    Aluratek - 4K Ultra HD Live Broadcast Webcam - Black and Brushed Silver
    Description

    Aluratek’s 4K HD Webcam with fixed focus lens technology gives content creators full 4K HD video (3840 x 2160) for professional quality streaming and broadcasting. Look your best and give your audience the finest quality available. The built-in dual stereo noise cancelling microphones and auto low light correction with 5x digital zoom gives your broadcast that extra edge in production quality. AWC4KF is Plug-n-Play ready and compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows and works with popular video calling clients like Skype, Zoom, WeChat and Google Meets.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • Broadcast quality video & audio: Stream, broadcast, video conference, vlog and video record in full 4K HD video (3840 x 2160) and audio. Features dual stereo noise cancelling microphones to capture undistorted stereo sound and a wide 90 degree angle distortion free view
  • Fixed Focus Lens Technology: “Fixed Focus” Ultra HD 4K Lens technology provides crisp clear video quality from distances between 10 inches to infinity! You will love the video clarity and ease of use this next generation lens offers revolutionizing the webcam industry! The difference is clear!
  • Auto Low Light Correction: Stream clear, bright video even in poor light. The webcam automatically fine tunes the image to eliminate harsh lighting conditions.
  • 5x Digital Zoom: Features 5x digital zoom for capturing the perfect scene. Perfectly frame your subject and crop out distracting backgrounds.
  • Built-in Tripod Mount: The webcam features a built-in tripod mount on the mounting clip that is compatible with tripods and quick release plates with a 6 mm (.25 in.) mount screw. Increase camera angle options when mounted to a versatile tripod.
  • USB Plug-n-Play: Get up and running quickly without having to install drivers or software. Simply connect the webcam to the USB port on your computer to start chatting with your favorite video calling application.
  • Universally Compatible: The 4K HD Webcam is compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows. The adjustable built-in clip will firmly secure your webcam to any screen or monitor.
  • Privacy Cover: Privacy cover inclued for extra security
  • 6.5ft USB Cable: Long 6.5ft USB cables ensures you can connect your camera where you want.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MattMc, 8 out of 10
    Great webcam for the money

    Excellent webcam. Head and shoulders above the built-in webcam option.

    Pros:

    Crisp picture

    Noise isolating mics

    Lens cover included

    Larger field of view than built-in webcam

    Designated zoom button

    USB-C connectivity (although the included cord is a long ~6ft USB-C to USB-A cord)

    Can be tripod mounted (I thought this was a very cool feature)

    Cons:

    Rather large, as far as webcams go (about 6 inches wide, so less portable than competitors)

    Initial connectivity on Mac was a chore (had to unplug/replug to get a video connection in Zoom, even though the Mac recognized it immediately)

    Biggest con for me is that the picture leans heavily toward the blue spectrum and blacks are accented (wish there was a corresponding app that would adjust hue/brightness/contrast). This issue is exacerbated in low-light situations

    Dec 14, 2020 11:55
  • Review by PhotoG, 10 out of 10
    Very flexible, high quality webcam!

    With the fixed focus technology, there is (thankfully) no "focus breathing" on this model and the included lens cover is a great added bonus!

    As others have noted, there is no software included to control this camera, but you really don't need it. if you use it with the (free) OBS software, it exposes a properties panel for adjustments (see screenshot below) and you can also do a -whole lot- more with it, like chroma keying, resolution adjustment (without using the digital zoom button), graphic overlays, etc.

    All in all, I would say this makes it a "Best Buy"!

    Oct 02, 2021 12:58
  • Review by JB0911, 10 out of 10
    Click2zoom

    Works great. I like the ability to click the zoom button during my video chat to adjust the field of view easily. Looks great with my monitor. And works on my desk for a lower angle when I'm sitting on a balance ball vs a chair.

    Oct 04, 2020 19:30
  • Review by Tyler, 10 out of 10
    Aluratek - 4K Webcam

    I purchased this product from my local Best Buy a week or so back for business purposes. Ever since Covid hit in March 2020 I have had to transition from F2F consultations to virtual Zoom/Google Meets consultations. Love the product so far and haven't had any issues. It is truly a plug and play device that works on Mac and PC. 100% would recommend it.

    Nov 06, 2020 12:31
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Almost perfect webcam

    Great product. Great video and super easy to install. Just make sure to turn your computer off and on again and the webcam should work with no issues. Only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star is bc the mic itself isn’t the best. Think they could improve that and the video looks a tiny bit of grain for it being 4K. Still way better than my 1080p camera but I think they should improve this webcam as well

    Dec 03, 2020 23:34
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great Webcam for Quick and Easy Set-Up

    Easy to set up, no software required and affordable. It looks great attached to any monitor, especially with a mic set-up. Hassle-free with no remote even needed.

    Oct 15, 2021 13:12
  • Review by amazing, 8 out of 10
    amazing for streaming

    Hello,

    Yesterday I made the purchase of the Aluratek 4K and the truth is I am very happy with the quality it gives to my stream, I recently started transmitting and I had a simple webcam, but when I changed to this Aluratek 4K wow it is impressive how well what you see my twitch channel looks great with this webcam

    May 03, 2021 12:51
  • Review by CloseUpthenFarAway, 8 out of 10
    Clear image but dark

    I bought the 4K HD webcam about a month ago from Best Buy and have been using it for streaming live yoga classes for my students. The picture is clear and so much better than my laptop camera. It is very user friendly and easy to install. The only disappointment with this video camera is the lighting. I had to set up two standing lamps in my living room on each side of the camera to get enough light while I was teaching. I did not have this issue with my laptop camera. The other comment is that the image is dark and muted. The colors of my living room look dulled and when I am close up to the camera my face is dark. This is a great camera if you have the lighting set up in your space to accommodate being seen clearly and if you are being filmed far away instead of up close. You can adjust the zoom with button at the top of the camera to make your image look larger. Still a great product, just some things to keep in mind.

    Dec 28, 2020 13:57
  • 8.6score
    MEE audio - 1080p Live Webcam with LED Ring Light
    Description

    Cameras are essential for calling into video conferences, as well as for creating content on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, and the #1 rule for achieving the best video quality is to have appropriate lighting. The built-in LED ring light on the MEE CL8A webcam provides a consistent, direct light source to reduce shadows and minimize blemishes, helping you look more professional when you chat, stream, and video conference.

    10 Features
  • Built-In LED Ring Light: Built-in LED lighting helps you look more professional when you chat, stream, and conference
  • 3 levels of lighting: Three levels of adjustable lighting help you capture the perfect image by reducing shadows and minimizing blemishes
  • 1080p resolution: Enjoy high definition video streaming in up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution at a 30 fps frame rate for smooth, natural motion
  • Autofocus and low light correction: Autofocus and automatic low light correction keep your video sharp and bright at all times while a 67-degree field of view frames up to two people side by side
  • Built-in microphone: Built-in omnidirectional microphone captures clear audio from all directions, giving you the freedom to walk and talk
  • Privacy indicator light: Always know when your webcam is on with the built-in privacy indicator light
  • Integrated mounting clip and tripod mount with 360 degree rotation: Built-in clip lets you easily and securely mount your webcam on your laptop or PC monitor and features standard 1/4"-20 thread for use with tripods
  • Works with all popular videoconferencing apps: Plug and play connectivity for Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other video conferencing software
  • Plug and play operation: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS
  • *Tripod not included:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Simple plug-in. Excellent video and sound quality

    I LOVE IT! (Probably because I hated my laptop camera too much..)

    First of all trustworthy brand. I had a pair of headphones years ago so I trust the brand.

    I bought two for comparison and kept this one. It is very clear and detailed. The three different light settings added more highlights. The rubber under the camera keeps the device from slipping down the screen. Very thoughtful design.

    With a simple plug-in, no additional software installment needed, you are good to go with both video and sound for any virtual meetings. The sound quality is actually excellent too.

    Highly recommend!

    Nov 18, 2020 19:49
  • Review by SunnyFl, 10 out of 10
    Daugher loves it

    Got it as a gift for my daughter who does a lot of zoom meetings. She loves how it enhances her appearance. The camera on her computer does not offer enough clarity so it was a wise choice to get this for her as a gift.

    Aug 23, 2021 09:44
  • Review by KingQuiet, 6 out of 10
    Camera works

    The camera works, only issue was i couldn't use a mic with it so it made my video better but eliminated the audio. I tried multiple options but couldn’t use it to video call because of this

    Oct 30, 2021 08:33
  • Review by Gamer, 6 out of 10
    Nice idea, but not worth it

    I was hoping the ring light would help for all the online meetings we have nowadays, but there wasn't much of a difference. I already own a Logitech C920 and the biggest thing it did was remind me to install the supporting software for the Logitech. Once I dialed in the camera settings, my Logitech looked better than this even though this had the extra light. I returned it.

    Jan 20, 2021 07:49
  • Review by J415, 10 out of 10
    Good buy

    This made my appearance in video meetings look much more professional. It helped with washout, brightness, and shadows.

    It was truly plug and play with an iMac--much appreciated!

    Jan 01, 2021 21:50
  • Review by Parker, 10 out of 10
    Replaced an older Camera

    Worked better than I expected. I replaced an older 720p camera for use on Zoom meetings. It worked well showings backgrounds without having to use green screen. Saved a lot of setup time. The Microphone although not the best was adequate. Plug N play.

    May 07, 2021 16:36
  • Review by Frank, 8 out of 10
    Good value

    Plug and play. Very good sound. Video is okay for Zoom meetings.

    Dec 18, 2020 17:25
  • Review by CarolC, 10 out of 10
    Good webcam

    This webcam works well and the clip that seats it on top of my monitor is very stable. I use the low light setting which adds light without washing out my face.

    Dec 25, 2020 20:13
  • 8.6score
    Logitech - WEBCAM C925-E B2B ONLY
    Description

    The Logitech Webcam C925e delivers high-quality HD video for an enhanced face-to-face collaboration experience from virtually any desktop. Simply plug in the USB and start your meeting.

    4 Features
  • Frame Rate: Up to 30 fps video frame rate for smooth motion.
  • Compatiblity: Works with USB 2.0 for fast, easy connectivity
  • System Requirements: PC System Requirements: Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2, Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Other Features: 78 degrees field of view with true widescreen
  • 8.6score
    Avaya - IX Huddle Webcam
    Description

    Transmit crisp footage during video conferences with this Avaya IX Huddle HD USB fixed camera. The Ultra HD 4K sensor supports 1080p resolution and offers pan, tilt and zoom functions for increased visibility. This Avaya IX Huddle HD USB fixed camera lets you send superior signal for a clear picture.

    11 Features
  • High quality video: Full high definition video quality means rich, optimal interactions and experiences for those in the room or participating remotely.
  • UltraHD 4K sensor: Record vibrant, true-to-life 1080p60 or 2160p30 video that captures the exciting details.
  • Windows and Mac compatible: For multifunctional use.
  • Built-in microphone: Ensures clear, audible communication.
  • Affordable: Enjoy enterprise quality and capability at a lower cost. Great for businesses of any size.
  • Intuitive: Like all Avaya products, it's designed for ease of use so you can spend less time fiddling and more time collaborating.
  • Easy to deploy: Plug and play deployment means you can get up and running quickly - so you can get right down to business.
  • USB port: Let you send compressed (H.264) on USB signal for a clear picture.
  • Pan tilt and 8x digital zoom: Allow you to position the camera where you need it.
  • Tripod/camera mount screw hole: Provides versatile mounting options.
  • 123° horizontal field of view: More than one person can join the conversation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Junior, 8 out of 10
    Does it's job but not the right price

    Pros:

    - reliable work from home

    -zoom meetings

    -microphone is good

    - quality is decent

    -easy to use/connect

    Cons:

    -video quality for $250

    Over all I give it a 4/5. It does its job. however I was annoyed to see that a $200 Logitech camera which is $50 less than this one has much better video resolution and image resolution. I believe that other camera was 13 MP. This one is 8.5 MP. Also the $200 Logitech has a faster refresh rate for videos. If this camera is really $250 then it should be better in specs than the $200 Logitech. Not happy about the price.

    May 11, 2020 15:03
  • Review by Michael, 8 out of 10
    Video quality excellent

    Pro:

    I like the product, the video quality is excellent and reliable. I buy this for my school online google classroom due to Covid-19.

    Con:

    I little pricey. Under $200 be okay

    Sep 05, 2020 17:52
  • Review by Beuford, 10 out of 10
    Very advanced 1080P+ web cam

    This is a far cry from your typical, consumer-grade webcam. It appears to be part of a larger system designed for commercial video conferencing systems, but works great as a stand-alone PC or Mac webcam.

    Note: I installed this on a Mac Mini 2014 with Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan; it needed no drivers at all and was immediately recognized.

    Build quality is great. It uses a 4K chip to produce 1080P resolution, and I'm guessing that it down-converts this to 1080P. The picture quality is fantastic for a 1080P camera. The latest firmware upgrade (already installed when received) adds H.264 compression. Interestingly, the firmware release notes imply that [email protected] is possible, but this might only be only on the HDMI output. I haven't been able to get more than 1080P video out of the USB interface (which looks great, though!), but this might be a limitation of my old Mac Mini.

    The 4K chip enables a digital "zoom" capability. Fully zoomed out (using the entire 4K chip down-converted to 1080P) the camera has an absurdly wide view - something in the neighborhood of 104 degrees horizontal and 68 degrees vertical. Really; it's impressive. When zoomed the electronics simply displays a "window" of the chip's view, even though the entire zoomed-out view is still being seen by the full chip. As you digitally zoom you look at a smaller and smaller section of the chip, so the image will eventually degrade a bit. At 2x zoom you are at ~1080P, at 3x zoom you are at approximately 720P, etc.

    The digital zoom also provides for a digitial pan function. When zoomed in you are looking at a "window" of the 4K chip; to "digitially pan" the camera simply moves this "window" around the chip. Really cool, and very functional at moderate zoom levels. You can even set up specific zoom views and save them as one-button presets - for example, you can have a zoom view for face-to-face meetings, a zoomed-out view for group meetings, and a special zoomed-and-panned preset that centers the whiteboard in the view - all without having to so much as touch the camera.

    The camera includes a remote that allows for pan and zoom functions, as well as access to a control menu system that lets you fine-tune a whole bunch of settings. These include color, white balance, brightness, back-lighting, etc. It even allows you to reverse and/or flip the video image! This came in handy for me, since I mounted the camera upside down on a microphone boom mount.

    However, all these setup adjustments can be dangerous in the hands of a novice, and sure enough I was able to produce an impossible configuration that bricked my camera. If this happens to you, there is a fix! Turn off your computer (this is required; unplug-replug the USB will not work). When you turn it on the camera will be powered for several seconds during the boot sequence. When the power light comes on, press # * 6 on the remote control, which will reset the camera to factory defaults. When it comes back up don't forget to go back into the settings and re-enable H.264 (see the well-written manual for details)!

    Overall, I *really* like this camera, even at $200. It has a fantastic 1080P picture, an absurd field of view, some very interesting and useful features, and a remote for pan/zoom and advanced configuration.

    If you are looking for a 1080P camera with some advanced capabilities, I can strongly recommend this camera. If you like quality, you'll love this camera - and you'll probably never again settle for the consumer-grade junk we're normally offered.

    Sep 18, 2020 03:16
  • Review by Fensk, 10 out of 10
    Great.

    Very nice camera. Love the remote and the ease of use.

    Sep 18, 2021 09:01
  • Review by flycaster, 8 out of 10
    Unexpectedly Good

    So if you've tried to find a webcam lately you know that you can't find a webcam lately. I thought this was just going to be a price gouging given the the resolution and frame rate is below competitor webcams at lower price points. However, to my surprise, it turned out to be a great camera.

    Here are the highs:

    - Consistent compliments on the image quality

    - Remote control that allows zooming and panning

    Lows:

    - Setup on Windows 10 was quirky. Download the driver from the web.

    - It's bigger than a lot of the competition

    - Microphone sound quality is not good enough

    All this being said, I use it a lot and I would definitely buy it again. And I truly don't feel like I over paid.

    May 08, 2020 16:50
  • Review by CaryZ, 8 out of 10
    Solid unit

    Very solid piece of equipment but using it for a computer webcam so maybe a bit over priced for that. Probably great with the system it is designed to be used with. Works as a webcam.

    May 08, 2020 16:18
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Great Webcam

    Super easy to set-up. Just plug in and away you go. I use for home and zoom in out remote control feature allows you to adjust for family distractions. Video and audio are excellent. Don't use other remote buttons at the moment.

    Jun 12, 2020 16:13
  • Review by LockdownFiddler, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam!

    Little on the pricy side, but it was available during the lockdown with absolutely zero availability from the competitors. I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and ease of use.

    May 21, 2020 07:38
  • 8.6score
    Aluratek - 1080 HD Webcam with Microphone - Black
    Description

    Aluratek’s HD 1080p Webcam (1920 x 1080 @ 30FPS) is perfect for home learning, chatting with friends or the boardroom. The built-in omnidirectional microphone with auto low light correction allows colleagues, clients, family and friends to see and hear you in crystal clear HD video and audio. AWC03F is Plug-n-Play ready and compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows and works with popular video calling clients like Skype, Zoom, MS Teams, WeChat and Google Meets.

    8 Features
  • HD Video Conferencing: Perfect for home learning or the boardroom! Video conference, vlog and video record in full HD 1080p video (1920 x 1080 @ 30FPS) and audio with Skype, MS Teams, Zoom, Google Hangouts and other video calling clients.
  • Manual Focus: Focus exactly on what you want! No more waiting for the camera to find the right focus or changing everytime you move.
  • Auto Low Light Correction: Stream clear video, even in poor light. The webcam automatically fine tunes the image to eliminate harsh lighting conditions to produce bright video quality.
  • Multiple Mounting Options: Mount directly to your monitor or laptop using the built-in clip. Use the tripod mount on the bottom/compatible with tripods and quick release plates with a 6mm (.25 in) mount screw. Camera can also be used by itself standing/sitting on a desktop.
  • 360 Degree Rotation: Camera can be swiveled/rotated a full 360 degrees for maximum flexibility
  • Universally Compatible: The HD 1080p Webcam is compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows. The adjustable built-in clip will firmly secure your webcam to any screen or monitor.
  • USB Plug-n-Play: Get up and running quickly without having to install drivers or software. Simply connect the webcam to the USB port on your computer to start chatting with your favorite video calling application.
  • 6ft USB Cable: Long cable to provide flexible mounting options
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Eslaughter, 10 out of 10
    Great WEBCAM for meetings or online classes

    Really enjoying this camera! It was truly effortless to set-up on my home desktop, as my monitor did not come with a camera or microphone, so needed one for my virtual meetings now a regular part of life. Additionally purchased another one for my grandson to do his online classes as the smaller screen on his chromebook was so small would get headaches after a few hours of class-time. Now he has a huge 24" monitor to view his teacher & class materials!! All possible with the Aluratek webcam!! Also the camera does mount on the top of monitor easily, however his teachers requested a complete view of students sitting position, so placed bit lower as result.

    Feb 05, 2021 15:52
  • Review by Valerie, 10 out of 10
    Professional grade!

    I am using this for a podcast and I am so happy with it! It was easy to connect and works great!

    Oct 13, 2020 20:27
  • Review by MamiD2, 10 out of 10
    Good value

    Image is good for zoom meetings and very easy to use.

    Sep 21, 2020 09:25
  • Review by Sammish, 4 out of 10
    Not worthy

    It’s easy to use, but the camera swivel joint had loosened very quickly. Not the camera doesn’t stay in one direction, it rotates while in use.

    The focus lens is worst.

    Apr 22, 2021 00:02
  • Review by Nash4, 8 out of 10
    A+

    We have been using the Alturatek HD webcam for a couple weeks now. Compared to our laptop camera this is a huge improvement. Super easy to just plug and go. Our computer had no problems recognizing the webcam. We are quite satisfied.

    The only improvement I would make or suggest is to make the manual focus easier. You screw the lense left or right to focus and while it works it does feel like this could break eventually. Also we received a lense cover but it does not fit the webcam that we purchased.

    Over all this is an easy plug and go webcam and is a huge improvement from stock computer webcams.

    Sep 21, 2020 11:19
  • Review by Aiko, 8 out of 10
    Good for price, image quality not the best

    Hooked up great to my gaming pc via standard USB. Installation was quite simple as well, it's pretty much plug and play. My only grudge is the fact that although they claim the resolution to be 1080p HD, the color and resolution doesn't look as crisp as I imagined it to be. The camera does not function well in low light situations.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:26
  • Review by RoyJ, 10 out of 10
    So far so good

    great picture quality and it instals itself. Great product, thank you Best Buy for screening good product.

    Sep 25, 2020 15:09
  • Review by JL675, 8 out of 10
    Good Camera

    The camera captures a large area, but it has a slight fisheye appearance on the computer screen. It is also not tilt adjustable so I haven't found the right height for it so I don't look weirdly short during work meetings.

    Oct 02, 2020 18:02
  • 8.4score
    j5create - 360° All Around Webcam - White
    Description

    With the JVCU360, you can enhance your conference calls with 360° video and omnidirectional audio. The 360° camera is plug-and-play, meaning there is no driver installation required. The JVCU360 supports 1080p video playback @ 30 Hz with several different display modes including full screen, all around view mode, host, dual host, single view mode and wide angle view mode.

    6 Features
  • High-definition video and photos: Enjoy crisp images with vivid color and detail with Full HD 1080p at 30 fps video
  • Works with USB: Features plug-and-play functionality and provides fast, easy connectivity.
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Adjustable fields of view: this webcam's 360-degree swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • System requirements: Available USB-C™ or USB™ Type-A port, Windows® 10, macOS® with UVC support, Chrome OS™ with UVC support, Operating systems with standard UVC/UAC drivers
  • Up to 30 fps video frame rate: Provides smooth motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by YourMainDude, 10 out of 10
    Cost Effective Game Changer

    Once you connect and use the j5create - 360° All Around Webcam, it will become obvious immediately that it is indisputably one thing ... A well-built, cost effective game changer.

    The j5create - 360° All Around Webcam is solidly constructed, with an adequately heavy base, a camera that can be rotated in its gimbal to accommodate both a single (traditional) point of view or 360° of all-around view and there are a total of 6 different displays modes built in. The camera's mechanical rotational action is confidentially firm.

    The base is protected with a felt pad and the robust USB cable is tab bit longer than 10 feet. For this price point, I believe j5create thought of everything with this offering ... including both USB-C and USB type A connectors on the end of the cable.

    The beauty of the 360° j5create - 360° All Around is that it is totally plug & play. No need to install any software. It interoperates with an extensive list of video conferencing platforms.

    • Skype

    • Skype for business

    • Microsoft Teams

    • Google Meet

    • Cisco

    • Zoom

    • BlueJeans

    • Amazon Chime

    • GoToMeeting

    • Slack

    I primarily used this camera with Skype, as well as giving it a run with GoToMeeting and it worked flawlessly in mere minutes. Again, the unit is plug & play, so you connect it to a hosting computer, position it as required and control the camera modes and mute the microphone via just 2 buttons on the camera body. The ingenuity of the capacitive-touch ring around the camera is brilliant and responds quickly for setting participant positions. Lastly, there are 4 led indicators positioned around the camera body to inform participants if the microphone is active (green) or muted (red).

    Now for the meat & potatoes. The j5create - 360° All Around Webcam has clear video performance in varied lighting conditions, with solid white balance & color tones. The audio quality is also very good.

    So why is the j5create - 360° All Around Webcam a game changer? Because, small businesses with limited budgets can step up their game with 1080p image quality, in a 360° format at a truly mind-blowing price point, no longer being limited by the typical 720p imagine quality of individual computer laptop cameras or much more expensive video conferencing systems - intended for much larger or Fortune 500-like companies.

    Pros:

    Multi-functional & inexpensive

    Truly plug & play

    Simple and intuitive controls, ALL on board

    1080p image quality

    Excellent audio quality

    Solid construction

    10-foot integrated cable with both USB-C and USB type A connectors

    Nov 15, 2020 15:33
  • Review by taureantiger, 8 out of 10
    The most-versatile web-conferencing camera

    I can’t wait for post-COVID to happen where we may go back to our work offices to co-create and co-work, and utilize conference rooms and tools uniting co-located and remote employees. This j5create JVCU360 webcam is a must-have to provide for an awesome conference call experience as four out of its six display modes, “All Around View”, “Host”, or “Dual Host”, and “Fullscreen” enable you to share video of a group of people, where its built-in 2-channel microphone, according to product specs, can pick up audio from 10 feet away (and as such, making the use of Polycom speakerphones optional/not necessary). You will definitely appreciate the almost 120 inches long cable with a USB-C & USB-A combo connector. Another cool feature is the touch bar around the camera itself that is enabled when you use the “Host” and “Dual Host” display modes which enable you to select the host or to control the viewing angle simply through swiping.

    The j5create JVCU360 is also good for individual use when using the 90-degree (single view) and/or 120-degree (wide-angle) display modes. As a work-from-home meeting facilitator, I would switch between the two modes and use the wide-angle one when I have something to also share that’s behind me, like a physical whiteboard (the same is true for onsite meetings, too, of course).

    I also find the camera stand most practical as it is adjustable from 7.6” to 9.4” (especially useful when the JVCU360 is placed right in front of you/if front of an external display) and tripod-compatible. There are no drivers to install, meaning, it’s Plug'n'Play on Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS systems, and the JVCU360 works fine with a lot of video conferencing tools. I got to test this camera with Amazon Chime, Cisco WebEx, Facebook BlueJeans, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, and they all work fine with the JVCU360.

    You may notice a rather grainy video quality when in 90/120-degree display mode, which is something I shared with the amazing, enthusiastic, passionate, and highly responsive j5create support team to possibly look into and fix. It’s not really too much of a big deal when you use the JVCU360 for web conferencing as you would not put yourself or a meeting attendee to fill out your screen. I would not use this camera for video capturing/recording purposes, though, because the video quality is a bit too grainy in my opinion, and the cam does not adjust well to bright backgrounds. (I was not able to share a view from my window; the camera would not adjust to the brighter light condition and instead, show an almost white screen.)

    Don’t forget to download the JCVU Series Companion software from the j5create web site at:

    https://download.j5create.com/driver/JVCU_Series_Companion_Windows/download.php

    This companion enables you to easily select from the 6 different display modes (in addition to the mode selector on the camera itself) and via sliders, “Brightness”, “Chromatic Correction”, “Contrast”, “Hue”, and “Saturation” in the “Advanced Settings” tab. (Unfortunately, using this companion did not allow me to make necessary adjustments so that the camera would show the view from my window properly.)

    Let’s remember, the j5create JVCU360 is a web conferencing camera, and for only this purpose, I can recommend this camera to friends and family with 4 out of 5 stars.

    Nov 25, 2020 13:20
  • Review by Ohanaman, 8 out of 10
    Built Solid, Needs work

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    This camera is very well built and feels solid. I found that for my use the single view it worked well. It was easy to setup and use.

    The camera itself feel solid and the base makes it feel heavy which is a good thing. It makes it not that easy to fall over and it is adjustable. It has long USB type A or USB-C cable that works with Windows 10 or macOS and I believe it even works with Chrome OS (I did not test this OS). I can verify that it was as easy as plugging in and using on both Windows 10 and macOS. I did not download any drivers or special software. I just opened Microsoft Teams and Zoom and started testing.

    This webcam does have a 360-degree swivel which makes it super easy to manipulate for whatever setting you need. This webcam also has a built-in microphone. I had no complaints on the microphone portion of the camera. Everyone stated that the audio sounded normal.

    The video is supposed to be Full HD 180p at 30 fps. This webcam had 5 built in modes. One mode is where there are 4 screens in a 180 degree view (2 on top and 2 on the bottom), 360 degree view with a large picture pointing at a person, another 360 degree with 2 large pictures, 360 degree panoramic view, and lastly the regular view as I call it where it is just one picture and the camera is pointing at you. Using the button to switch between modes was not as easy as it should be, I felt you had to know how many times to hit the button to get to the mode you wanted. For me it immediately went away after the first press and I couldn’t remember where I was, so I kept pushing the button several times until I got lucky and landed on the right mode. For the video I felt it was very lacking. It was pixelated and lagged for me. I felt the view itself was better than my built-in webcam but the quality was not. For the conference modes it does work well but due to the current state of the nation I was unable to test it with other live people in the room as I currently work from home.

    PRO’s:

    -Easy to install

    -Solid built feeling

    -Mic worked well

    -USB-C and USB A

    -Long cord

    -360-degree camera

    -Multiple modes

    CON’s:

    -Video was pixelated and laggy

    -The mode button could use a little more work

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, this product worked well and as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Nov 15, 2020 11:29
  • Review by Dan0Sterling, 10 out of 10
    A portable board room for these distant times

    Remote meetings can suck less when you can see everyone who’s there. J5 Create specializes in innovative products that meet real world needs. My first device from them was to connect a 2nd monitor to my laptop which only has one HDMI port. The 360 camera follows the same tradition of doing a nice job for a niche need: fitting a group together to meet with other people.

    What I first noticed about this camera was its versatility. It has a USB-C connector, but also includes an adapter for use with USB-A ports. I used the camera on both types of ports that found it to be equally reliable. There are several modes the camera can be switched to. These include a full view of everyone around the camera as well as several options to go close on only a portion. A touch sensitive ring around the lens allows users to virtually reposition the close up image so that remote viewers can easily see who is talking. If there’s only one person, the camera can also be used like a traditional Web Cam. It’s worth noting the base can be detached from the camera so that the camera can screw into a tripod mount.

    Despite the versatility, the camera is relatively easy to use. It was recognized instantly by all three of the PCs I tried it with. Each ran Windows 10 and is less than three years old. A mode button next to the lens switches between the different options. Your local camera image graphically displays the mode you are switching to. If you miss it as you are going through, you have to circle around all of the modes to get back to the one you want.

    Image quality is on par with other moderately priced WebCams. The all-around camera does a nice job maintaining resolution even in the close up modes. In the full all-around mode, this means that everyone sitting around your table can be seen at the same time. Remote users will know who is in the room and local users will not have to play “pass the camera.”

    The only difficulty I found was when local users needed to see what was happening in the remote tiles. I solved this by having my laptop on the table facing half the users and connecting it to an external monitor which faced the other half of the users. In this way, everyone around my table could see what was going on without having to move around. There are microphones all around the camera which helped to pick up sound regardless of where folks are located around the table. In my usage, the microphone picked up as well as any other WebCam.

    Overall, this all around camera provides a great opportunity for families or other small groups To all get together on the same conference call without having to sit in front of separate offices, laptops, or web cams. The field-of-view is large enough that people can maintain some distance from each other while still being recognizable in the shot. I would definitely recommend it for those in need of such a tool.

    Dec 19, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Androidaholic, 8 out of 10
    Good quality webcam and mic!

    The j5 create-360 All-Around Webcam is a very well made product that looks and feels great. I really like all of the different modes it has making it a very versatile choice. My family does zoom conferences with multiple people and the j5 makes it much easier to get everyone in the video compared to my laptop camera. I would like to see a little better picture quality but it works well despite that. I am not aware of any other webcams like the j5 although there are similar ones I like the design of the j5 for its ease of use and versatility. Overall, I am impressed by the j5 create and while I am not sure why the picture quality seems a bit low it is a useful communication tool for what it was designed for with useful modes to get things done!

    Nov 11, 2020 01:57
  • Review by sgriesch, 6 out of 10
    Problems After 4 Days

    About

    The JVCU360 is a 1080p webcam that supports multiple video modes. It is a plug and play webcam that works with macOS, Windows, and Chrome OS. The camera supports 6 different modes; (2) 360 degree views, (2) host views, and (2) single views. It has a built-in microphone and a lens cover for privacy.

    Setup

    The setup is really basic. You plug into your USB port (USB-C or USB Type-A) and it loads the driver. Adjust the height of the stand by twisting the base. Uncover the lens, and you are ready to use it.

    View Modes

    I mentioned that there are six view modes. There are (2) 360 degree modes; full screen 360 and 360 All Around View. You turn the camera upward so that it’s parallel with the table surface, and the camera captures a 360 degree image. The two modes display the image differently. Full screen stacks people from the room in sections (kind of like the Brady Bunch intro). 360 All Around creates a single panoramic style image across the screen. The 2 host modes are simply a single host and a dual host so that you can share hosting capabilities with someone sitting near you. The 2 single view modes are a normal webcam picture with your choice of 90 degree angle or 120 wide angle.

    First Impressions

    The camera is a little bigger than many that I have used, mostly because it is so tall.

    Picture quality was average in my opinion. It said 1080p, but I saw some pixilation immediately.

    There was not a very detailed explanation of the view modes, so I had to play with the camera to see what it does.

    There’s no J5create software, so you must use the standard Camera settings (for reference I am using Windows 10). I verified that I had it on the highest setting available.

    My Experience

    I had several issues while using the camera. Most of them happened on the same day, so I am unable to determine for certain whether it was the camera or a Windows issue. No known updates took place, so I suspect it is the camera. After about 4 days of use my camera settings changed and people couldn’t hear me. My video was alternating between a green screen and a normal picture. At one point the image changed so that there were 3 of me with flashing horizontal lines moving across the screen. It looked like a bad 80’s music video. These issues certainly caused some frustrations for me and those trying to speak with me.

    Overall

    I like the idea of the product: a multi-mode webcam that can do 360 degree video. It has a lot of good qualities, but in the end I did have issues with it. Since I am unable to determine if it was the camera or a Windows issue, I am giving the product 3 stars. If it worked as it should, it would have been 4 stars. It could be 5 if it worked and were higher quality (4K).

    Nov 20, 2020 23:28
  • Review by FlightMedic, 8 out of 10
    360 Degrees of Excellence

    With so many webcams on the market, how is a brand supposed to standout these days? Well, you take a look all around you (see what I did there) and innovate. Deciding between webcams often comes down to video and sound quality versus price. Of course portability, ease of use, price, brand, and other personal factors come into play. What about fears? At their core, aren't webcams simply a way of capturing and transmitting video and voice? Yes. However, j5create has found a way to innovate, enhance, and reset the bar for what webcams are capable of with its 360 degree "all around" feature.

    Out of the box the j5 is plug and play, ready to use within seconds. In fact, the only setup is installing the base to the webcam and plugging in the webcam to either a USB-A or USB-C port. This brings up a couple of points - if you are looking to mount this webcam to the top of your laptop, that is not possible as this webcam sits on a self-contained swivel stand. To be fair, this j5 webcam is not really designed or intended to be secured to a laptop or traditional computer. At least it does not appear to be designed as such. No points off, this is a preference and choice to the end user. The second point to mention, props to j5create on incorporating both USB types into their design and doing so with the built in USB-C to USB-A adapter which sits as an all-in-one component.

    As I mentioned, the j5create 360 is truly plug and play. No software, no drivers, no downloads. This webcam automatically powers on once connected, assuming you have power to your connected device.

    The build of this webcam feels solid and quality. There is a good weight and balance, and the base feels sturdy. Buttons press firmly with a nice feel. There is a slight futuristic feel to the overall design. The LED lights surrounding the camera add a nice aesthetic.

    My use of this webcam was performed on a MacBook Air utilizing Zoom for video conferencing, and Loom for video recording. There are six modes - full screen, 360, host, dual host, single view, and wide angle. Modes are selected using the "mode" button on the webcam itself. I found moving between modes to be easy and intuitive. With host and dual host modes you are given the option of selecting where each host is located in relation to the webcam. Single view provides a 90 degree view while wide angle offers a 120 degree view. What really sets this j5create webcam apart is the 360 mode. Tilting the webcam from vertical to horizontal provides the ability to truly experience a 360 view of the environment. Honestly, if you can't find an angle that works to include everyone in the room - you're doing something wrong. All of these modes performed exceptionally well. You are able to see a single presenter, dual presenters, an entire room, split views, I mean you name it this j5create webcam can do it.

    Picture quality is exactly what you would expect from a full 1080p HD webcam. Clear images, great video recording, quality pictures. Regardless of which mode being utilized, this webcam did a great job of picking up and balancing light.

    There is a built-in microphone and here is where I have my one point of critique. Overall, the microphone was great. Sounds were clear and crisp, however I did find when recording video using Loom there was an issue. For those who are familiar with Loom, when screen sharing during a video anytime you change tabs on a browser the webcam will fade out and then reappear on your new tab. This is totally normal and I have no issue with the j5 video during these times. However, the recorded audio captured during these times produced pops and crackles for a couple of seconds, rendering any spoken words incomprehensible during that brief time. The obvious workaround is to wait a couple of seconds when changing table before speaking. However, this is something I believe can be fixed by j5create, as I did not have this issue when using my Blue Yeti for the audio. Other than this one issue, the overall audio quality is excellent. No issues picking up my voice and doing so clearly.

    There is an audio mute button built in to the webcam which works as intended, and an associated LED light to indicate when the mic is muted. I would like to see a built in video pause to blacken out the webcam, such as on a Zoom break. There is a physical cover provided to achieve this however.

    Overall, this a really great webcam. Solid features, quality build, excellent performance. I would have no issues recommending this webcam to friends, family, or colleagues.

    Nov 16, 2020 17:13
  • Review by NickAtWTF, 8 out of 10
    Get the Whole Room on Zoom

    TL;DR: if you are doing interviews in a fun space, or have a team of 4+, this is a great way to accomplish a unique shot to get everybody on film all at the same time.

    I love niche gadgets like this that solve a particular problem and do it really, really well. The camera itself is ready to go out of the box with minimal setup and has a built-in USB-C attachment as well as a standard USB-A attachment. There's no fancy software to install - when they say "plug and play", they mean it. It just works and the camera does all the heavy lifting for you.

    The 360* mode and 180* modes are useful in their own right (I can imagine this becoming a mainstay for a cooking blogger) as well as the "host select" mode, where you can highlight two hosts and have the rest of the room visible in a tertiary display. Again - this is all managed from the camera itself using the black touch bar and mode buttons... I can't emphasize enough how simple j5create has made previously complex video conference tasks.

    The audio is decent and assuming you're in a room that has at least a little sound isolation, you should be OK - and this precludes the problem of everybody having their own laptop/headphone setup.

    The video quality is good for a webcam in 360* and 180* with noticeable distortion toward the edges as you'd expect... and in low-light conditions, the video will become noticeably grainy even at 90* aspect. The audio is decent enough for a conference-call-style setup. The built-in mute button and indicator lights are a nice touch. Ultimately, if your audio needs to be better than a conference call, you may want to utilize an additional microphone.

    You CAN point the camera downward about 45*, if you're showing your work, for instance, or upward, and the position of the camera does not change its mode or preclude other modes - it stays on whatever you set it to, although the 360* and 180* views work best when rotated as indicated.

    The in-the-box stand is well-weighted and the tripod mount in combination with a squid tripod would be a really interesting thing.

    The one thing this camera does not do is flip segments or give you the ability to flip segments, so if you are attempting to take video along a vertical plane (up and down) as opposed to horizontal, you cannot change the orientation of a particular focus section of video (which is a minor annoyance at best). If you can fix it in post-production or don't care that you're sideways, it's no big deal. There's also no apparent way to capture "the ceiling" in 360* as a "host" and an edge as a second host.

    So while there are some limitations to j5Create's camera, the number of problems solved by this device (allowing you to essentially avoid a multi-camera/multi-laptop setup) outnumber the problems created. The number of truly unique streaming opportunities it enables are numerous (think live D&D or tabletop games, a band jam session, vendor hall timelapse in 360*, art lab around the camera...)

    If you're a solo-blogger, interviewer, or otherwise don't have a producer of some kind and need a plug-and-play solution to get a wider view during live video, this is a great device and will solve a number of problems for you.

    If you aren't live streaming or video conferencing and have the software to do your post-production, there are handheld HD 360* video cameras that will give you a better video quality... and if you JUST need an HD webcam, there are other cameras that do it better. But in terms of 360* streaming and simplicity, j5create made a really, really cool and functional 360* webcam.

    Nov 16, 2020 17:34
  • 8.4score
    Aluratek - 1080P HD Webcam with Microphone
    Description

    Aluratek's HD 1080p Webcam let's you connect with the people you care about with video calling and video recording. The built-in omnidirectional microphone with auto low light correction allows colleagues, clients, family and friends to see and hear you in crystal clear HD video and audio. AWC01F is Plug-n-Play ready and compatible with all laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows and works with popular video calling clients like Skype, Zoom, WeChat and Google Hangouts.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    5 Features
  • High-definition video Conferencing: Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920x1080 @30fps) - great for webinars, video conferencing, live streaming, vlogging, etc.
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone: Capture clear sound ensuring no-drop streaming, chat and recording
  • Integrated mounting clip: The adjustable built-in clip enables simple installation on a wide variety of monitors and laptops.
  • Rotates 360°: Swivels full 360 degrees to capture videos from any angle
  • Auto Low Light Correction: Stream clear video, even in poor light. The webcam automatically fine tunes the image to eliminate harsh lighting conditions to product bright video quality
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SoyIsMurder, 4 out of 10
    An adequate $20 webcam for $100

    The image quality is adequate for small-format images (like a crowded Zoom call). At full resolution, the image looks pixelated and the low-light performance is bad (see attached photo).

    The build quality is very cheap. There is no auto-focus, and don't bother trying to rotate the focus ring without pliers. The metal clip doesn't grip the top of the screen correctly, and could scratch the screen coating if you don't pad it.

    The only positive things I can say is that windows 10 immediately recognized the camera and the face recognition appears to work if the room is bright enough.

    If this camera were under $30, I would be satisfied. At a pandemic-inflated $99, the quality is unacceptable. Unfortunately, I needed it for my son's virtual computer camp, so I have to take what's available.

    Jul 27, 2020 13:01
  • Review by Solo, 6 out of 10
    It's a webcam

    It's nothing special just a funcional webcam that is good enough. Photo was sonewhat grainy. The metal base which used to anchor it needs some rubber on it imo to prevent scratching and to get a secure hold. It also needs some color correcting doesn't do well with dark colors. For $20-30 it's a solid webcam. Anything over that and I'd try something else. The best thing about it and the only thing I have no qualms with is the mic; it iis really good at picking up audio.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:22
  • Review by Lynn, 8 out of 10
    Great Quality, Needs Tilt Articulation

    The sound and picture are great. The only gripe I have is that I would like the camera to be able to tilt side-to-side.

    Aug 13, 2020 13:12
  • Review by KidNotorious, 8 out of 10
    Great camera. Easy setup and good picture

    This is a great camera. I purchased it for doing live stream shows with my band and it is much better than the built in camera on my MacBook Pro. Crisp, sharp image with good color and picks up a lot of light. Setup was plug and play. No driver installation was necessary. The fact that it looks like something from a 90's Sci-Fi movie is a nice bonus. My only minor complaint is that I wish there was a little more spring tension in the monitor clip to hold it in place more firmly. It's fine if you don't touch it but can change position if the cord or computer gets moved.

    Mar 12, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Vincent, 8 out of 10
    Good for Mac but not Chromebook

    This camera works excellent and much better than the standard camera that comes built into the laptop. I was able to plug it into my Mac and it worked instantly on all apps. But I could never get it to work or connect on my Chromebook.

    Sep 19, 2020 12:17
  • Review by Broderick, 8 out of 10
    Good camera but the price is a bit steep

    Easy connection to my laptop with zero issues, the camera was a bit grainy but maybe because it’s a chromebook ? It does look better then my standard webcam but I would hope that it’d be a cleaner picture for the price.

    Overall a dependable camera

    Sep 22, 2020 20:38
  • Review by Roland, 8 out of 10
    Still a quality camera

    My sons have been using this webcam for over a year. One uses it for work at home and the other uses it for college. It has provided a great usage for 1080P even though our internet loses connection. I just wish there was a light and better focusing because my son had to verify his identity with his school card for proctored tests. He said it doesn’t have clear focus.

    Aug 29, 2021 16:58
  • Review by dm12, 8 out of 10
    Good, but very heavy and no cushioning

    This item provides good visual and focus, but has 2 issues which make it a bit clunky to use. The first is that is is heavy, which results in a bit of difficulty placing it, feels like the camera will drop down. The second is the clamp: it's a bit difficult to use and has no cushioning whatsoever. I fear that moving it might scratch the monitor.

    Sep 19, 2021 10:42
  • 8.4score
    Canon - EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit for EOS M50 Mark II, M50, and M200 Cameras - Black
    Description

    Use the EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit (for Select EOS M Cameras)* to take your compatible EOS M Series camera and transform it into a high-performance webcam. Connect the camera to a laptop/desktop equipped with the free downloadable EOS Webcam Utility software with the included Interface Cable IFC-600PCU. Power up/charge the camera using the provided Power Adapter CA-PS700 paired with the supplied DC Coupler DR-E12 using a standard home outlet. Once set up, you will be able to livestream, work, teach, or connect with your friends and family, even for extended periods of time. Thanks to the EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit (For Select EOS M Cameras), you can easily deliver the high-quality videos you've always wanted, right from the comfort of your own home.

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  • Review by sunnysstp, 8 out of 10
    Works But Beware if Purchasing for Daily Use

    This works very well. I'm using it on a Mac - some reviews mention that the software is incompatible, but that's no longer the case. If you can't get it to work at first there are several YouTube videos identifying potential fixes which I found helpful.

    HOWEVER, if you are purchasing this Kit because you spend hours everyday on Zoom or are doing daily live-streaming... Make it a habit to unplug and turn your camera off when not in use, something I was unaccustomed to doing after working with a webcam for so long. Even so, you may find, as I have, that using your Canon camera as webcam starts to have a negative effect on the camera's functionality. For almost the same money, one could just purchase a higher end webcam. I only plan to use my Canon as a webcam occasionally moving forward to protect my investment in my camera.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:17
  • Review by Pixi, 10 out of 10
    Great for virtual get togethers

    Love it! So easy to load the needed software and set up. I have the Canon m50, I found this when looking for a solution to my crappy built in computer camera. I got this and set it up in minutes. Do wish the cable for the camera to the computer was a little longer. I had a hard time finding a place for the camera to sit and see me with where I usually sit. I use it for virtual family meetings every week.

    Aug 17, 2021 19:42
  • Review by Obi1, 8 out of 10
    webcam accessory pack

    great accessory pack for using your camera as a webcam or stationary longtime video shooting.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:08
  • Review by emagjine, 8 out of 10
    EOS Webcam Utility

    Not able to use it because I have BigSur on my MacBook Air.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:43
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam kit

    This kit was especially helpful if using the camera as a webcam, it does just what it advertises

    Jul 21, 2021 08:01
  • Review by JTsmom, 8 out of 10
    Webcam starter kit

    Gift for my son. Part of his new camera set-up. He picked it and says its great.

    Jul 05, 2021 07:46
  • Review by WayneD, 10 out of 10
    Save so much time...Focus on shooting!

    Expensive, but oh my...so worth it!!! To be able to plug in the camera and shoot for however long is needed -- an amazing tool!! Bought the same for my mobile/backup camera, the RP too.

    Jul 02, 2021 17:02
  • Review by Bucketznbeatz, 10 out of 10
    Stream kut

    Excellent way to get started recommend a cam Link as well

    Aug 20, 2021 16:01
  • 8.4score
    j5create - 360° All Around Webcam - White
    Description

    With the JVCU360, you can enhance your conference calls with 360° video and omnidirectional audio. The 360° camera is plug-and-play, meaning there is no driver installation required. The JVCU360 supports 1080p video playback @ 30 Hz with several different display modes including full screen, all around view mode, host, dual host, single view mode and wide angle view mode.

    6 Features
  • High-definition video and photos: Enjoy crisp images with vivid color and detail with Full HD 1080p at 30 fps video
  • Works with USB: Features plug-and-play functionality and provides fast, easy connectivity.
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Adjustable fields of view: this webcam's 360-degree swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • System requirements: Available USB-C™ or USB™ Type-A port, Windows® 10, macOS® with UVC support, Chrome OS™ with UVC support, Operating systems with standard UVC/UAC drivers
  • Up to 30 fps video frame rate: Provides smooth motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by YourMainDude, 10 out of 10
    Cost Effective Game Changer

    Once you connect and use the j5create - 360° All Around Webcam, it will become obvious immediately that it is indisputably one thing ... A well-built, cost effective game changer.

    The j5create - 360° All Around Webcam is solidly constructed, with an adequately heavy base, a camera that can be rotated in its gimbal to accommodate both a single (traditional) point of view or 360° of all-around view and there are a total of 6 different displays modes built in. The camera's mechanical rotational action is confidentially firm.

    The base is protected with a felt pad and the robust USB cable is tab bit longer than 10 feet. For this price point, I believe j5create thought of everything with this offering ... including both USB-C and USB type A connectors on the end of the cable.

    The beauty of the 360° j5create - 360° All Around is that it is totally plug & play. No need to install any software. It interoperates with an extensive list of video conferencing platforms.

    • Skype

    • Skype for business

    • Microsoft Teams

    • Google Meet

    • Cisco

    • Zoom

    • BlueJeans

    • Amazon Chime

    • GoToMeeting

    • Slack

    I primarily used this camera with Skype, as well as giving it a run with GoToMeeting and it worked flawlessly in mere minutes. Again, the unit is plug & play, so you connect it to a hosting computer, position it as required and control the camera modes and mute the microphone via just 2 buttons on the camera body. The ingenuity of the capacitive-touch ring around the camera is brilliant and responds quickly for setting participant positions. Lastly, there are 4 led indicators positioned around the camera body to inform participants if the microphone is active (green) or muted (red).

    Now for the meat & potatoes. The j5create - 360° All Around Webcam has clear video performance in varied lighting conditions, with solid white balance & color tones. The audio quality is also very good.

    So why is the j5create - 360° All Around Webcam a game changer? Because, small businesses with limited budgets can step up their game with 1080p image quality, in a 360° format at a truly mind-blowing price point, no longer being limited by the typical 720p imagine quality of individual computer laptop cameras or much more expensive video conferencing systems - intended for much larger or Fortune 500-like companies.

    Pros:

    Multi-functional & inexpensive

    Truly plug & play

    Simple and intuitive controls, ALL on board

    1080p image quality

    Excellent audio quality

    Solid construction

    10-foot integrated cable with both USB-C and USB type A connectors

    Nov 15, 2020 15:33
  • Review by taureantiger, 8 out of 10
    The most-versatile web-conferencing camera

    I can’t wait for post-COVID to happen where we may go back to our work offices to co-create and co-work, and utilize conference rooms and tools uniting co-located and remote employees. This j5create JVCU360 webcam is a must-have to provide for an awesome conference call experience as four out of its six display modes, “All Around View”, “Host”, or “Dual Host”, and “Fullscreen” enable you to share video of a group of people, where its built-in 2-channel microphone, according to product specs, can pick up audio from 10 feet away (and as such, making the use of Polycom speakerphones optional/not necessary). You will definitely appreciate the almost 120 inches long cable with a USB-C & USB-A combo connector. Another cool feature is the touch bar around the camera itself that is enabled when you use the “Host” and “Dual Host” display modes which enable you to select the host or to control the viewing angle simply through swiping.

    The j5create JVCU360 is also good for individual use when using the 90-degree (single view) and/or 120-degree (wide-angle) display modes. As a work-from-home meeting facilitator, I would switch between the two modes and use the wide-angle one when I have something to also share that’s behind me, like a physical whiteboard (the same is true for onsite meetings, too, of course).

    I also find the camera stand most practical as it is adjustable from 7.6” to 9.4” (especially useful when the JVCU360 is placed right in front of you/if front of an external display) and tripod-compatible. There are no drivers to install, meaning, it’s Plug'n'Play on Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS systems, and the JVCU360 works fine with a lot of video conferencing tools. I got to test this camera with Amazon Chime, Cisco WebEx, Facebook BlueJeans, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, and they all work fine with the JVCU360.

    You may notice a rather grainy video quality when in 90/120-degree display mode, which is something I shared with the amazing, enthusiastic, passionate, and highly responsive j5create support team to possibly look into and fix. It’s not really too much of a big deal when you use the JVCU360 for web conferencing as you would not put yourself or a meeting attendee to fill out your screen. I would not use this camera for video capturing/recording purposes, though, because the video quality is a bit too grainy in my opinion, and the cam does not adjust well to bright backgrounds. (I was not able to share a view from my window; the camera would not adjust to the brighter light condition and instead, show an almost white screen.)

    Don’t forget to download the JCVU Series Companion software from the j5create web site at:

    https://download.j5create.com/driver/JVCU_Series_Companion_Windows/download.php

    This companion enables you to easily select from the 6 different display modes (in addition to the mode selector on the camera itself) and via sliders, “Brightness”, “Chromatic Correction”, “Contrast”, “Hue”, and “Saturation” in the “Advanced Settings” tab. (Unfortunately, using this companion did not allow me to make necessary adjustments so that the camera would show the view from my window properly.)

    Let’s remember, the j5create JVCU360 is a web conferencing camera, and for only this purpose, I can recommend this camera to friends and family with 4 out of 5 stars.

    Nov 25, 2020 13:20
  • Review by Ohanaman, 8 out of 10
    Built Solid, Needs work

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    This camera is very well built and feels solid. I found that for my use the single view it worked well. It was easy to setup and use.

    The camera itself feel solid and the base makes it feel heavy which is a good thing. It makes it not that easy to fall over and it is adjustable. It has long USB type A or USB-C cable that works with Windows 10 or macOS and I believe it even works with Chrome OS (I did not test this OS). I can verify that it was as easy as plugging in and using on both Windows 10 and macOS. I did not download any drivers or special software. I just opened Microsoft Teams and Zoom and started testing.

    This webcam does have a 360-degree swivel which makes it super easy to manipulate for whatever setting you need. This webcam also has a built-in microphone. I had no complaints on the microphone portion of the camera. Everyone stated that the audio sounded normal.

    The video is supposed to be Full HD 180p at 30 fps. This webcam had 5 built in modes. One mode is where there are 4 screens in a 180 degree view (2 on top and 2 on the bottom), 360 degree view with a large picture pointing at a person, another 360 degree with 2 large pictures, 360 degree panoramic view, and lastly the regular view as I call it where it is just one picture and the camera is pointing at you. Using the button to switch between modes was not as easy as it should be, I felt you had to know how many times to hit the button to get to the mode you wanted. For me it immediately went away after the first press and I couldn’t remember where I was, so I kept pushing the button several times until I got lucky and landed on the right mode. For the video I felt it was very lacking. It was pixelated and lagged for me. I felt the view itself was better than my built-in webcam but the quality was not. For the conference modes it does work well but due to the current state of the nation I was unable to test it with other live people in the room as I currently work from home.

    PRO’s:

    -Easy to install

    -Solid built feeling

    -Mic worked well

    -USB-C and USB A

    -Long cord

    -360-degree camera

    -Multiple modes

    CON’s:

    -Video was pixelated and laggy

    -The mode button could use a little more work

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, this product worked well and as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Nov 15, 2020 11:29
  • Review by Dan0Sterling, 10 out of 10
    A portable board room for these distant times

    Remote meetings can suck less when you can see everyone who’s there. J5 Create specializes in innovative products that meet real world needs. My first device from them was to connect a 2nd monitor to my laptop which only has one HDMI port. The 360 camera follows the same tradition of doing a nice job for a niche need: fitting a group together to meet with other people.

    What I first noticed about this camera was its versatility. It has a USB-C connector, but also includes an adapter for use with USB-A ports. I used the camera on both types of ports that found it to be equally reliable. There are several modes the camera can be switched to. These include a full view of everyone around the camera as well as several options to go close on only a portion. A touch sensitive ring around the lens allows users to virtually reposition the close up image so that remote viewers can easily see who is talking. If there’s only one person, the camera can also be used like a traditional Web Cam. It’s worth noting the base can be detached from the camera so that the camera can screw into a tripod mount.

    Despite the versatility, the camera is relatively easy to use. It was recognized instantly by all three of the PCs I tried it with. Each ran Windows 10 and is less than three years old. A mode button next to the lens switches between the different options. Your local camera image graphically displays the mode you are switching to. If you miss it as you are going through, you have to circle around all of the modes to get back to the one you want.

    Image quality is on par with other moderately priced WebCams. The all-around camera does a nice job maintaining resolution even in the close up modes. In the full all-around mode, this means that everyone sitting around your table can be seen at the same time. Remote users will know who is in the room and local users will not have to play “pass the camera.”

    The only difficulty I found was when local users needed to see what was happening in the remote tiles. I solved this by having my laptop on the table facing half the users and connecting it to an external monitor which faced the other half of the users. In this way, everyone around my table could see what was going on without having to move around. There are microphones all around the camera which helped to pick up sound regardless of where folks are located around the table. In my usage, the microphone picked up as well as any other WebCam.

    Overall, this all around camera provides a great opportunity for families or other small groups To all get together on the same conference call without having to sit in front of separate offices, laptops, or web cams. The field-of-view is large enough that people can maintain some distance from each other while still being recognizable in the shot. I would definitely recommend it for those in need of such a tool.

    Dec 19, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Androidaholic, 8 out of 10
    Good quality webcam and mic!

    The j5 create-360 All-Around Webcam is a very well made product that looks and feels great. I really like all of the different modes it has making it a very versatile choice. My family does zoom conferences with multiple people and the j5 makes it much easier to get everyone in the video compared to my laptop camera. I would like to see a little better picture quality but it works well despite that. I am not aware of any other webcams like the j5 although there are similar ones I like the design of the j5 for its ease of use and versatility. Overall, I am impressed by the j5 create and while I am not sure why the picture quality seems a bit low it is a useful communication tool for what it was designed for with useful modes to get things done!

    Nov 11, 2020 01:57
  • Review by sgriesch, 6 out of 10
    Problems After 4 Days

    About

    The JVCU360 is a 1080p webcam that supports multiple video modes. It is a plug and play webcam that works with macOS, Windows, and Chrome OS. The camera supports 6 different modes; (2) 360 degree views, (2) host views, and (2) single views. It has a built-in microphone and a lens cover for privacy.

    Setup

    The setup is really basic. You plug into your USB port (USB-C or USB Type-A) and it loads the driver. Adjust the height of the stand by twisting the base. Uncover the lens, and you are ready to use it.

    View Modes

    I mentioned that there are six view modes. There are (2) 360 degree modes; full screen 360 and 360 All Around View. You turn the camera upward so that it’s parallel with the table surface, and the camera captures a 360 degree image. The two modes display the image differently. Full screen stacks people from the room in sections (kind of like the Brady Bunch intro). 360 All Around creates a single panoramic style image across the screen. The 2 host modes are simply a single host and a dual host so that you can share hosting capabilities with someone sitting near you. The 2 single view modes are a normal webcam picture with your choice of 90 degree angle or 120 wide angle.

    First Impressions

    The camera is a little bigger than many that I have used, mostly because it is so tall.

    Picture quality was average in my opinion. It said 1080p, but I saw some pixilation immediately.

    There was not a very detailed explanation of the view modes, so I had to play with the camera to see what it does.

    There’s no J5create software, so you must use the standard Camera settings (for reference I am using Windows 10). I verified that I had it on the highest setting available.

    My Experience

    I had several issues while using the camera. Most of them happened on the same day, so I am unable to determine for certain whether it was the camera or a Windows issue. No known updates took place, so I suspect it is the camera. After about 4 days of use my camera settings changed and people couldn’t hear me. My video was alternating between a green screen and a normal picture. At one point the image changed so that there were 3 of me with flashing horizontal lines moving across the screen. It looked like a bad 80’s music video. These issues certainly caused some frustrations for me and those trying to speak with me.

    Overall

    I like the idea of the product: a multi-mode webcam that can do 360 degree video. It has a lot of good qualities, but in the end I did have issues with it. Since I am unable to determine if it was the camera or a Windows issue, I am giving the product 3 stars. If it worked as it should, it would have been 4 stars. It could be 5 if it worked and were higher quality (4K).

    Nov 20, 2020 23:28
  • Review by FlightMedic, 8 out of 10
    360 Degrees of Excellence

    With so many webcams on the market, how is a brand supposed to standout these days? Well, you take a look all around you (see what I did there) and innovate. Deciding between webcams often comes down to video and sound quality versus price. Of course portability, ease of use, price, brand, and other personal factors come into play. What about fears? At their core, aren't webcams simply a way of capturing and transmitting video and voice? Yes. However, j5create has found a way to innovate, enhance, and reset the bar for what webcams are capable of with its 360 degree "all around" feature.

    Out of the box the j5 is plug and play, ready to use within seconds. In fact, the only setup is installing the base to the webcam and plugging in the webcam to either a USB-A or USB-C port. This brings up a couple of points - if you are looking to mount this webcam to the top of your laptop, that is not possible as this webcam sits on a self-contained swivel stand. To be fair, this j5 webcam is not really designed or intended to be secured to a laptop or traditional computer. At least it does not appear to be designed as such. No points off, this is a preference and choice to the end user. The second point to mention, props to j5create on incorporating both USB types into their design and doing so with the built in USB-C to USB-A adapter which sits as an all-in-one component.

    As I mentioned, the j5create 360 is truly plug and play. No software, no drivers, no downloads. This webcam automatically powers on once connected, assuming you have power to your connected device.

    The build of this webcam feels solid and quality. There is a good weight and balance, and the base feels sturdy. Buttons press firmly with a nice feel. There is a slight futuristic feel to the overall design. The LED lights surrounding the camera add a nice aesthetic.

    My use of this webcam was performed on a MacBook Air utilizing Zoom for video conferencing, and Loom for video recording. There are six modes - full screen, 360, host, dual host, single view, and wide angle. Modes are selected using the "mode" button on the webcam itself. I found moving between modes to be easy and intuitive. With host and dual host modes you are given the option of selecting where each host is located in relation to the webcam. Single view provides a 90 degree view while wide angle offers a 120 degree view. What really sets this j5create webcam apart is the 360 mode. Tilting the webcam from vertical to horizontal provides the ability to truly experience a 360 view of the environment. Honestly, if you can't find an angle that works to include everyone in the room - you're doing something wrong. All of these modes performed exceptionally well. You are able to see a single presenter, dual presenters, an entire room, split views, I mean you name it this j5create webcam can do it.

    Picture quality is exactly what you would expect from a full 1080p HD webcam. Clear images, great video recording, quality pictures. Regardless of which mode being utilized, this webcam did a great job of picking up and balancing light.

    There is a built-in microphone and here is where I have my one point of critique. Overall, the microphone was great. Sounds were clear and crisp, however I did find when recording video using Loom there was an issue. For those who are familiar with Loom, when screen sharing during a video anytime you change tabs on a browser the webcam will fade out and then reappear on your new tab. This is totally normal and I have no issue with the j5 video during these times. However, the recorded audio captured during these times produced pops and crackles for a couple of seconds, rendering any spoken words incomprehensible during that brief time. The obvious workaround is to wait a couple of seconds when changing table before speaking. However, this is something I believe can be fixed by j5create, as I did not have this issue when using my Blue Yeti for the audio. Other than this one issue, the overall audio quality is excellent. No issues picking up my voice and doing so clearly.

    There is an audio mute button built in to the webcam which works as intended, and an associated LED light to indicate when the mic is muted. I would like to see a built in video pause to blacken out the webcam, such as on a Zoom break. There is a physical cover provided to achieve this however.

    Overall, this a really great webcam. Solid features, quality build, excellent performance. I would have no issues recommending this webcam to friends, family, or colleagues.

    Nov 16, 2020 17:13
  • Review by NickAtWTF, 8 out of 10
    Get the Whole Room on Zoom

    TL;DR: if you are doing interviews in a fun space, or have a team of 4+, this is a great way to accomplish a unique shot to get everybody on film all at the same time.

    I love niche gadgets like this that solve a particular problem and do it really, really well. The camera itself is ready to go out of the box with minimal setup and has a built-in USB-C attachment as well as a standard USB-A attachment. There's no fancy software to install - when they say "plug and play", they mean it. It just works and the camera does all the heavy lifting for you.

    The 360* mode and 180* modes are useful in their own right (I can imagine this becoming a mainstay for a cooking blogger) as well as the "host select" mode, where you can highlight two hosts and have the rest of the room visible in a tertiary display. Again - this is all managed from the camera itself using the black touch bar and mode buttons... I can't emphasize enough how simple j5create has made previously complex video conference tasks.

    The audio is decent and assuming you're in a room that has at least a little sound isolation, you should be OK - and this precludes the problem of everybody having their own laptop/headphone setup.

    The video quality is good for a webcam in 360* and 180* with noticeable distortion toward the edges as you'd expect... and in low-light conditions, the video will become noticeably grainy even at 90* aspect. The audio is decent enough for a conference-call-style setup. The built-in mute button and indicator lights are a nice touch. Ultimately, if your audio needs to be better than a conference call, you may want to utilize an additional microphone.

    You CAN point the camera downward about 45*, if you're showing your work, for instance, or upward, and the position of the camera does not change its mode or preclude other modes - it stays on whatever you set it to, although the 360* and 180* views work best when rotated as indicated.

    The in-the-box stand is well-weighted and the tripod mount in combination with a squid tripod would be a really interesting thing.

    The one thing this camera does not do is flip segments or give you the ability to flip segments, so if you are attempting to take video along a vertical plane (up and down) as opposed to horizontal, you cannot change the orientation of a particular focus section of video (which is a minor annoyance at best). If you can fix it in post-production or don't care that you're sideways, it's no big deal. There's also no apparent way to capture "the ceiling" in 360* as a "host" and an edge as a second host.

    So while there are some limitations to j5Create's camera, the number of problems solved by this device (allowing you to essentially avoid a multi-camera/multi-laptop setup) outnumber the problems created. The number of truly unique streaming opportunities it enables are numerous (think live D&D or tabletop games, a band jam session, vendor hall timelapse in 360*, art lab around the camera...)

    If you're a solo-blogger, interviewer, or otherwise don't have a producer of some kind and need a plug-and-play solution to get a wider view during live video, this is a great device and will solve a number of problems for you.

    If you aren't live streaming or video conferencing and have the software to do your post-production, there are handheld HD 360* video cameras that will give you a better video quality... and if you JUST need an HD webcam, there are other cameras that do it better. But in terms of 360* streaming and simplicity, j5create made a really, really cool and functional 360* webcam.

    Nov 16, 2020 17:34
  • 8.4score
    MEE audio - 4K Ultra HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera for Remote Conferencing
    Description

    The MEE audio C20PTZ remote conferencing camera delivers 4K Ultra HD video quality with pan-tilt-zoom functionality, letting you capture what’s most important. The included remote lets you easily pan, tilt, and zoom the camera with 340 degrees of motion and 5x digital zoom – perfect for educators and presenters in conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, houses of worship, and more!

    13 Features
  • All-in-one video powerhouse: Advanced remote conferencing camera gives educators and presenters full control over camera movement and framing
  • Pan, tilt, and zoom functionality: Professional remote conferencing camera provides an ultra high-quality image with advanced pan, tilt, and zoom functionality
  • Remote control included: Included remote lets you easily control the camera across 340 degrees of horizontal and 50 degrees of vertical motion
  • 5x digital zoom: Dedicated zoom controls and a wide angle lens help you frame the perfect shot
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution: Enjoy ultra high-resolution professional-quality video streaming at up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution
  • Crystal-clear image quality: Automatic low light correction keeps your video clear and bright at all times at up to 30 fps frame rate for smooth, natural motion
  • Wide angle lens: Wide angle lens delivers a 90-degree field of view, perfect for conference use
  • Dual built-in stereo ANC microphones: Built-in dual stereo microphones with Active Noise Canceling technology pick up your voice from up to 15 feet away while eliminating unwanted background noise
  • Ceiling- and tripod-mount compatible: Includes mounting bracket and hardware, as well as standard 1/4"-20 thread for use with tripods*
  • Privacy indicator light: Always know when your camera is on with the built-in privacy indicator light
  • Works with all popular videoconferencing apps: Plug and play connectivity for Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other video conferencing software
  • Plug and play operation: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS
  • *Tripod not included:
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DirtyDawg, 8 out of 10
    Train your coworkers or lock up the remote control

    I bought this for the conference room at work. The camera itself works very well and the integral microphones are good but you may need to adjust volume level as they have a noise gate and if your voice isn't loud enough it will just cut off the audio signal. So my troubles with this begin and end with my coworkers who would grab the remote and just start pushing buttons like children. That's where we began to have problems with the mics being too quiet and the camera being turned off or upside down in video conferences. So now the remote control stays in my desk and coworkers must be first trained and swear an oath to use it. I would strongly advise that you first mount this cam and then position it where you want it for best viewing and keep the remote locked away so it won't get lost and you won't have to be the office camera repairman when dozens of your well wishing office dwellers who won't bother reading how to operate the remote decides to finger the f buttons like a kid at the video arcade.

    Sep 26, 2021 21:25
  • Review by Disappointed, 8 out of 10
    Webcam

    The video quality is great. The remote zooms in up to 5X. The construction is a little flimsy for the price.

    Mar 05, 2021 16:18
  • Review by Overated, 6 out of 10
    Disappointed in video quality in the daytime

    It doesn’t automatically adjust to shadow darkness and sunlight. You have to manually adjust the resolution and brightness. I am a bit disappointed.

    Sep 17, 2021 23:15
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    MEE 4K Ultra HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera

    I really like this camera. The picture and audio quality are great and the control features with the remote are really handy. Set up was pretty simple too.

    Feb 27, 2021 10:23
  • Review by Gooch, 10 out of 10
    World of vision

    Great quality image. Tracks very well. Easy to use and connect

    Jul 09, 2021 16:24
  • Review by charr, 10 out of 10
    Great Camera with Zoom

    I needed a camera for a training in a large space. This camera worked better than the webcam I had. The zoom with the remote worked well. Clear video over web meeting. Great price for the features it has.

    Apr 24, 2021 21:03
  • Review by NolaMan, 6 out of 10
    Ok for price

    It’s just ok for my needs. The video quality is fine. The 4x zoom is not that impressive and it “sticks” when you zoom in all the way and will not zoom back out without pressing the home button on the remote control. All of that is something that I can live with considering the price of this unit compared to alternatives. Using the camera in low light is practically impossible. It does not adjust to the darkness of the room.

    Feb 05, 2021 15:58
  • 8.2score
    Aluratek - 2K Ultra HD Live Broadcast Webcam - Black
    Description

    Aluratek’s 2K HD Webcam with auto focus lens technology gives content creators full HD video (2592 x 1944) for professional quality streaming and broadcasting. The built-in dual stereo noise cancelling microphones and auto low light correction gives your video conference sharp video and crystal clear audio. AWC2KF is Plug-n-Play ready and compatible with Xbox, laptops and computers running MacOS and Windows and works with popular video calling clients like Skype, Zoom and Google Meets.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    7 Features
  • High Definition Video: Video conference, vlog and record video in full 2k resolution with Skype, Zoom, Google Meets and other video calling clients.
  • Auto Focus: Your video will be crystal clear and sharp at all times with auto focus
  • Dual Noise canceling Stereo Microphone: Provides clean and concise stereo audio
  • Wide Field of View: 85 degree viewing angle for maximum visibility
  • 6ft USB Cable: 6ft cable ensures you can connect your camera where you want.
  • Privacy Cover: Privacy cover included for extra secruity
  • Mounting Options: 3 options for mounting: monitor clip, tripod or desktop
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by wb8nbs, 10 out of 10
    Works as Advertised

    I bought this camera to use a web cam mostly for zoom. It works well and will autofocus down to about 3 inches so I can use it on a tripod to transmit drawings or circuitry by adjusting tripod to point down at my desk top. Handles low light much better than my older camera.

    Jan 28, 2021 10:00
  • Review by Micheal, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Webcam

    Very impressed with the quality on this camera. Cool feature lets you blur or change your background on Skype. Love the size too.

    5 Stars.

    Oct 29, 2020 09:55
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Noice

    I went to best buy to find a webcam but i came across something more than that. This bewildering, yet small camera has illuminated a new light in my dark life. plus it has 2k

    Oct 21, 2020 14:59
  • Review by Webcam, 10 out of 10
    Webcam

    I'm enjoying my new webcam from aluratek love it working from home with the pandemic it's a blessing to have

    Nov 24, 2020 18:57
  • Review by MynameisArianeA, 10 out of 10
    An honest Review from ariane Anderson

    Since covid I am doing zoom calls all the time for school, work, job interviews, and I also work as a virtual audience member for tv shows. I was looking into upgrading my webcam for better clarity, sound, and overall performance since I am constantly on camera and I feel like the standard webcam is decent but could use some upgrading. I had looked at this brand & noticed they have many other products with good reviews so I tried this one. The clarity is great, I love how I can position my camera up and down to get different angles. The set up process was very easy as I followed the instructions. I think it’s a decent affordable webcam and 2k HD is great for anyone who isn’t a professional you tube blogger. This will do you good.

    Oct 25, 2020 15:47
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Clear quality but no red recording light.

    Great quality image for video and still. I do wish though that there was a red light or something to inform you when it is on. The always-on feature is the only reason why I dinged it a star. It is a nice upgrade from your built-in laptop camera.

    Image 1 camera built-in Image 2 Aluratek image. As you can see it is a bit clearer.

    Oct 25, 2020 19:50
  • Review by Neptune, 4 out of 10
    decent resolution, horrible exposure and autofocus

    while the resolution isn't bad on this camera it has no exposure assist at all and autofocus is random. You can not have any windows in your frame or be next to a window as it will completely blow out the window and your face. Even closing all the blinds the window still gets blown out and i have to close the curtains to get right exposure on my face. Even when lighting myself with key lights it still blows out windows and does not expose properly for a $100 webcam i would expect better exposure control and better autofocus on it. Ive had $30 webcams work better than it. Returned it.

    May 22, 2021 17:40
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Perfect for Vloggers

    I am ONLY giving 4 stars because it took forever to ship and when I looked for it oline, I had to get assistance from customer service to locate my order.

    Ask me service did apologise for the technical issue and let me know exactly when to expect my package, which was the next day.

    Camera is amazing, super clear quality and microphone sounds. I am a new Blogger and this is the perfect addition to my set up, I haven't had any issues yet. It's super easy to set up, and there even some fun background choices as well. I clipped this to the top of my macbook pro. Never felt like it would fall off on its own!

    Oct 23, 2020 07:19
  • 8.0score
    Razer - Kiyo Pro Webcam with High-Performance Adaptive Light Sensor - Black
    Description

    ADVANCED IMAGING. ABSOLUTE FIDELITY. Achieve the highest standards of streaming with the Razer Kiyo Pro—a USB webcam with a high-performance adaptive light sensor for max fidelity at 1080p 60FPS, and the ability to enable HDR at 30FPS. Give your viewers the pro-grade clarity and quality they deserve in any setup and lighting condition.

    7 Features
  • High-performance adaptive light sensor: The webcam is driven by a larger Type 1/2.8 ultra-sensitive CMOS sensor with STARVIS™* technology that adapts to any lighting condition, ensuring picture-perfect clarity for any setup.
  • Uncompressed 1080p 60FPS: With the highest fidelity that comes with uncompressed Full HD 1080p 60FPS video, your stream will be more engaging and natural to watch with smooth, lifelike quality.
  • Wide-angle lens with adjustable FOV: Find the right amount of visual space you need to display your showmanship, with a large aperture, wide-angle lens that allows for three field-of-view options selectable via Razer Synapse.
  • HDR-enabled: Make your stream pop with a full spectrum of vibrant colors by activating HDR at 30FPS, which ramps up your video’s dynamic range while correcting over and underexposed areas.
  • Lightning-fast USB 3.0: With its plug-and-play USB 3.0 connection, the Razer Kiyo Pro delivers a powerful 5GB/s camera signal to your stream, allowing for maximized video performance with no compression whatsoever.
  • Flexible mounting options: The stable webcam mount sits snugly on your monitor and can be tilted up or down to find the perfect angle, but can also be detached if you prefer the webcam to be on a tripod setup.
  • Video Encoding: USB 3.0: YUY2 & nv12 (uncompressed); USB 2.0: H264 codec (compressed)
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Pheasantwood, 2 out of 10
    Brand new unit "too old to update firmware"

    The Kiyo Pro arrived today from Best Buy. Brand new item. Plugged it in, Razer Synapse updated, and said I had a firmware update available to fix the well known auto focus issues. Downloaded the firmware update tool from the link provided by Synapse, ran it, and it said "To proceed with this firmware update, please contact Razer Support". Tried rebooting, tried a different computer, same result. Contacted Razer Support who after 45 frustrating minutes of the technician having no idea how to resolve it, finally told me he ran the serial number and the Kiyo Pro I received from Best Buy was so old that it would not accept the firmware update. I could fill out a few forms and Razer would send me a new one under warranty (1 year limited, by the way). No thanks, returning it to Best Buy and buying the Logitech Brio - which I should have bought in the first place. Razer support is awful. Razer warranty is 1 year vs 3 years with the Logitech Brio.

    Jun 22, 2021 14:29
  • Review by Mike, 2 out of 10
    Kiyo Pro? More like Kiyo No

    I was so excited to purchase this camera. It had great specs, the whole 9 yards. Until I got it home, and it did not display an image. It was just a black screen. Well, it was a black screen until I tried to change the settings in the Synapse software. Then it just crashed and said it was in use in another program (which it wasn't.) But, whatever, I got a defective one, so I exchanged it and had to wait another 5 days because stores don't carry it. So I get my new one, and it works ok, except the auto-focus was adjusting every few seconds. I go into synapse to see if I can adjust it, and what do you know? There's a firmware update SPECIFICALLY for the auto-focus issue. So, I hit the button which takes me to their site. It doesn't update via Synapse, it uses an updater specifically for this firmware version. It goes through the update 100%, and for the final step it says to "please unplug and then re-connect your camera to this PC to continue." So I do this, and it stays on this screen. Nothing happens. Minutes go by, so I contact Razer, and they tell me that I need to wait 48 hours for their "high level team" to contact me. Yeah, I'm all set. Never again will I purchase another Razer product. This is the THIRD Razer webcam if you count both Kiyo Pros and the Stargazer I got a few years back that was also defective out of the box.

    Apr 18, 2021 00:08
  • Review by Chad, 8 out of 10
    Great Webcam

    Don’t let the Razer branding fool you, this is a great webcam for both gaming and business. Especially, for lower lighting rooms.

    My biggest gripe was having to update the firmware immediately to fix a weird autofocus issue.

    Nov 06, 2021 14:01
  • Review by Blableblablabla, 8 out of 10
    I just need to find a use for it

    Seems to be fine. I think it is perhaps a bit heavy. It is also a bit hard to control but I think that is OS and vendor software confusion.

    Oct 26, 2021 21:48
  • Review by SasukeV, 10 out of 10
    Good camera no issues.

    Good camera. no issues so far. However i have to mention that whenever my bluetooth is enabled, the camera looses connectivity. When this happens i have to disconnect and connect camera. Just FYI

    Nov 05, 2021 16:12
  • Review by Stormi, 10 out of 10
    Great Upgrade

    I upgraded from the standard Kiyo. I'm very pale so I glow quite badly with most webcams. The hdr completely fixes that issue. The quality is great and Synapse allows you to make any adjustments you may need.

    Mar 04, 2021 13:11
  • Review by WideAngleVideo, 8 out of 10
    Works pretty well

    Seems to work fine, both in terms of the wider angle view, and of the microphone capture.

    Aug 27, 2021 21:16
  • Review by Badass, 8 out of 10
    Great camera

    Make sure your computer has usb 3.0 ports. I connect in one old hp laptops from 2017 and it has issues. On my new razer stealth laptops works great.

    Apr 16, 2021 16:08
  • 8.0score
    j5create - USB 4K ultra HD Webcam for Laptops & Desktops - Black
    Description

    j5create USB 4K Ultra HD Webcam, JVU430 - Stay connected with friends and family thanks to the j5create 8.0-Megapixel USB Webcam. The 4K HD camera and high-fidelity microphone accurately capture images and sounds, so your friends won't miss a thing. With plug-and-play setup, it's easy to connect the webcam to your Mac, PC or Chromebook (sold separately).

    9 Features
  • 8-megapixel Sensor with Wide Angle Lens: Ensures sharp images and captures detailed still photos.
  • 4K Ultra HD video resolution: Enjoy crisp images with vivid color and detail with 4K video resolution at 30 FPS.
  • Smooth and Detailed Motion: Provides multiple resolutions and frame-rate configurations, with up to 60 fps depending on monitor or application.
  • Built-in microphone: Provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends.
  • Works with USB: Features plug-and-play functionality and provides fast, easy connectivity.
  • Swiveling design: This webcam's 360-degree swivel makes calling and recording easier at any angle.
  • System requirements: Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS operating systems.
  • 6.56 ft. Cable length: Allow you for flexiblity of placement.
  • Privacy Cover: Flip up or and down to cover or expose the lens.
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  • Review by psyclopps, 8 out of 10
    Versatile camera with good quality

    Summary:

    Good for most people. Not a jack of all trades. Great video and audio quality. Compatible with Intel devices only (no formal M1 Mac support).

    Unboxing:

    The unboxing is barebones. There is the device, USB-C or A attachments and documentation.

    Set up:

    I first tried it on my M1 Mac Mini. The device installed and worked after downloading the J5 app from the app store. I was able to see the camera, but it looked a little poor in quality. I looked at the website and saw there is no M1 Mac support with the drivers. If you have an Intel Mac, you are GTG.

    I then tried it on my Asus laptop via USB-C. Drivers installed instantly and the software from the website worked as expected.

    Software:

    The J5 companion app is basic. It allows for basic color/contrast/exposure correction but not much else. You can click on a camera on the left side to make it work with other apps. I would have liked some control over resolution or focus here.

    Use:

    Used as a webcam for video calls, pictures were clear and voice from the microphones were clear on the other side (tested by recording a voice sample). The device hands well from a laptop lid or on the desk if you prop it up on its stand. I really liked there is a tripod attachment on the bottom of the unit for anyone who might use such things. The unit does not just adjust up and down but also swivels left and right.

    What I did not like is the software isn't very smart. Focus is very hit or miss with many feeds appearing blurry. If there is lots of contrast the whites often got blown out. In most settings this was not an issue for me, but it can be for some.

    For travel this unit is compact enough to be carried in a bag and feels sturdy for travel.

    Overall a good job to J5, it could use some tweaking but is a nice camera overall.

    Jun 23, 2021 00:15
  • Review by EricJay, 6 out of 10
    Ok webcam, a little underwhelming

    This j5create USB 4K ultra HD Webcam was easy to set up on my Windows computer (plugged it in and after a few moments Windows had set up the webcam video and microphone audio). I was able to use it right away for video calls and meetings in a variety of software applications. The form factor is a little large, but the hinged clip allows it to sit easily on a monitor, the top edge of a laptop, or even a tripod with a built-in threaded screw mount. The USB-C connector with attached USB-A adapter makes it easy to find a port on most machines. The physical privacy cover is also nice, I can easily see that the lens is covered with a quick glance.

    All that said, the video quality seems underwhelming. For an ultra HD / 4K webcam, I was expecting the picture to be better. I understand why some users might appreciate the wide-angle lens to allow more people into the frame, but if you’re like me -- just one person joining a video call or meeting – that lens makes for a lot of empty space around the sides of my face. Apparently, the companion software supports cropping, but I couldn’t get it to work on my personal computer (it installed, but then kept freezing and just closing out), and my work computer doesn’t allow me to install software.

    It’s a bit weird that the white power light stays on all the time, and only changes ever so slightly to a very pale green when the camera is in use. Neither my wife nor I could really tell the difference between the two colors without looking closely. I feel like it would be much more intuitive if there was just a light on when the camera was in use, and off when it was not in use.

    Overall, the j5create USB 4K ultra HD Webcam sets up easily and does what it’s supposed to do, but has somewhat underwhelming video performance, and a few odd quirks.

    Jun 23, 2021 17:00
  • Review by hahanson, 6 out of 10
    Great Specs on the Box.

    Initial impression as I unboxed the JVU430 and installed it are pretty good:

    - Plugged in and almost instantly came up and worked.

    - Good mount with built-in screw for tripod mount.

    - Good range of tilt and rotate.

    - Dual Microphone.

    - Uses a USB-C Cable with an attached A adapter.

    Unfortunately, after that there are virtually no features or functions that stand out -- particularly give the price point it's offered at -- which means I did not find a lot of value here.

    Default color was horrible with a pinkish hue, and the video was grainy. I downloaded the companion app from their website and it did allow me to make it look a little bit better, but adjustment options were limited. The video looked slightly better than 1080p, but it did not look like as sharp as one would expect a 4k image would be. 60 FPS is only available on lower resolutions.

    I could dive into this deeper, but I don't see the need as the issue is one of value. It's not up to par for serious use, and for those who want add a camera or upgrade over their built-in camera there are other products offering similar results at a much lower suggested price. If you find one deeply discounted, it's worth a look, but otherwise I'd look elsewhere.

    Jun 22, 2021 17:13
  • Review by MischiefOW, 8 out of 10
    Privacy matters but so does the price

    The webcam looks and feels sturdy. The image quality is ok. I downloaded the webcam companion app and made sure all the drivers were installed. I must say, you need to really work on the lighting when your cam is activated way too overexposed, but you can fix that in the settings (companion app). Right off the bat I would not recommend this for streaming. 4k is nice, but at 30fps not so much. 720p is when you can increase your fps and it starts to look more fluid.

    4k is unnecessary unless you are worried about reading small fonts on a live stream (i.e Zoom classes, working from home, skype etc.) You can get something a tad bit cheaper with a lot of those features and to me that matters more. The privacy shutter is a huge plus. J5create worries about privacy and that’s a plus in my book.

    Now as to the price. The price is a bit too high for my taste but I do believe you get what you pay for. This product was a little underwhelming and does not exactly hit the “bang for your buck” factor that I look for in every product. Yeah, it is packed with features that sound good on paper but once trying them out you get a sense of being cheated due to the underperformance. It sounds like I’m bagging on this product, but this is great for someone who solely focuses on video chat calls.

    Jun 27, 2021 23:22
  • Review by gonzaloejimenez, 10 out of 10
    Great video response and true colors

    Nowadays its better to have a good camera and clear audio because of all the meetings that are taking place using video conference software. And something that I really liked about this J5 webcam is that when you do a live view, the camera doesn’t have a noticeable video delay. It has a steady video quality response with no latency. I have used it at work and at home, and compared the video responsiveness going out the internet, not using the same network, but a hotspot on the other end, while I am able to witness and I was impressed. Video Calls, pictures and sound were clear and stable. The wide angle lens really makes it look different the video comparing to my old WebCam. And there is a sensor for light sensitivity adjusting the clarity in low light environments that works really well too.

    The installation is simple, plug and play. I installed it in my desktop with windows 10 and the drivers were added automatically, didn’t need to do anything else. ZOOM and Skype apps work flawlessly. Then I connected it in my laptop, which already had an integrated camera. I had to disable it in the device manager in order to have the J5 working.

    I loved the privacy cover! It is a great idea, with my old webcam I had a piece of cardboard with tape to cover the lens. And the USB C cable with the USB-A adapter is another plus. The camera has a 360 degree rotation capability and 2 mics.

    The instruction manual is easy to follow, includes a QR code to install the Web Companion App, one for Apple and one for Windows. The QR code for Apple works fine, but for windows I got the “web error page”. However I was able to install it by going to the j5create.com “support”, download drivers”, and then look for the model JVU430. Once you download the app it will allows you to adjust video settings, color, resolution. I noticed that it was not in the higher resolution by default so I set it up to the maximum performance. You need to be aware that higher resolution means more Internet bandwidth to get a good video performance on the other site. But if you are using for recording video this is awesome.

    The size is perfect for traveling, and the base is adjustable to accommodate on almost any place, with a built in screw for universal tripod mount.

    Very efficient Web Camera that delivers what it promises, good video and audio response.

    Jun 24, 2021 17:03
  • Review by Winger81, 10 out of 10
    A webcam for everyday use

    The j5Create webcam is a solid choice for everyday webcam usage. I recently went from an iMac to a Mac mini (intel) so a webcam was a welcomed addition to my three-monitor-no-webcam set up.

    Originally, I was concerned the webcam was not going to be compatible with my set up - but it literally is just plug and play. I was quite impressed with how quickly the computer found and was able to use the webcam. I also use Windows (via a virtual PC application) on my Mac and the integration was also seamless there. I have a LOT of online meetings these days and I asked people to provide feedback on my "new webcam" and everyone said it was definitely an upgrade from previous meetings where I had been using my other computer (a PC laptop) and the built-in webcam. I was told the picture was clear, had good color and resolution - though not up to par with true 4K.

    The webcam mount feels sturdy and is easy to install on a monitor. Aside from the picture being clear, I did go back and listen to a recorded meeting and was really impressed with the quality of the sound - it was very high quality with very little background noise. It was really quite impressive. I also like the USB-C connection as that's becoming more and more common and was the only port I actually had available on my dock! j5Create does include a USB converter for use with the traditional USB-A, though I didn't have a need to use it.

    Overall impression - for me, this was a great addition to my set up and the webcam did exactly what it was supposed to do. Though the picture itself doesn't really look "4K," it was certainly clear enough for meetings. I was particularly impressed with the microphones and the sound - quite an upgrade from the PC laptop I have been using for most of my online meetings.

    So, the end thought - for the money, I think this is a decent 'everyday use' webcam and a reasonably good value overall. I'd recommend it for people who either do not have a webcam or are looking for a step or two up from the webcam natively installed on their laptop.

    Jun 24, 2021 16:58
  • Review by BogleheadsGuide, 10 out of 10
    Great Webcam and Microphone Combo

    j5 Create USB 4K Ultra HD Webcam

    This device features an eight megapixel sensor with wide angle lens that produces sharp videos. It’s compatible with Windows, macOS, and Chrome.

    The unit features plug-and-play functionality and provides fast, easy connectivity. It includes both USB-A and USB-C connectors for maximum flexibility in connecting to whichever USB slot you have available on your computer. That’s a nice touch.

    There’s an indicator light that lets you know the device’s current status. A white light tells you that the power is on while a green light lets you know that the camera is in use

    The built-in microphone provides high-quality audio for clear video conferencing or calls to friends. There are microphones on both sides of the unit for better pickup.

    The wide viewing angle lens allows several people to be seen at the same time, and, since the camera swivels a full 360 degrees, you could cover an entire group of participants, or a number of items that you want to display, by simply rotating the camera.

    There’s a privacy cover permanently attached to the camera. It conveniently flips up or down to open or close the viewing lens. No more lost privacy covers! That’s another nice feature.

    After installing the camera on my computer monitor, I scanned the QR code as instructed to get the accompanying app and got an error saying the page doesn’t exist. I then tried to find it and download it manually in the Google app store, and again had no luck; I got an error message telling me that it couldn’t be found. Not sure what features or controls I’m missing by not having the app, but I’d sure be interested in finding out.

    Despite not having the app, the unit worked great on test calls. It’s a keeper and has found a home on top of one of my monitors. So, if you’re in the market for a combination video camera and microphone, I think you’ll be very pleased with this j5 Create USB 4K Ultra HD Webcam. I know I am.

    Jun 19, 2021 00:33
  • Review by bryanhill, 10 out of 10
    Hi Quality, Easy to use, Plug and Play

    This 4k Webcam is such a breeze to use. Plug it into either USB - A or C connector on your device and you are ready to Zoom, Meet, Skype or broadcast... This is a no brainer...

    Jun 22, 2021 04:39
  • 7.8score
    AVerMedia Live Streamer 4K CAM PW513 Webcam
    Description

    The Live Streamer CAM 513 captures astonishing 4Kp30 video that elevates content to a professional level. With Sony®️ Exmor™️ technology and AVerMedia’s precision adjustments, this plug-and-play webcam is all about the details, featuring 4K Ultra HD crystal-clear video for recording, streaming, and more. For work conferences, school lessons, live streaming, and more.

    5 Features
  • 4K Ultra HD: Record 4K UltraHD video at 30fps for higher clarity or 1080p FullHD video at 60fps for smoother motion.
  • 94 Wide Angle: 94 degree wide angle - fit more and stream more with untra-wide angle design
  • Plug and Play: Plug and Play easy setup and compatible with mainstream video chat and streaminig apps such as Zoom Discord, OBS, RECentral, and more.
  • Privacy Shutter: Built-in privacy shutter to keep you protected when the webcam is not in use, and a full 360 swivel looks good from any angle.
  • ePTZ with CamEngine: Enhance with CamEngine 3.0 to make the most of this powerful webcam with software features including filters, AI motion tracking, custom framing, and more.
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  • Review by Xephyroth, 8 out of 10
    Great Quality Image & Audio with Caveats

    INTRO:

    The AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM PW513 sets out to be a high-end webcam solution for 4K streaming. Whether it’s streaming on Twitch, YouTube, Discord, Skype, Zoom, WebEx, Teams or through softwares like OBS and XSplit, the PW513 might be what you’re looking for.

    COMPATIBILITY:

    It’s important to note that since this is a 4K webcam, it does require additional bandwidth and processing power, meaning USB 2.0 will not work. But if you’re on Windows, you’ll need a minimum CPU of i5-4660 and 4GB of RAM; and on macOS, it’s recommended to have an i7 with 16GB of RAM.

    AVerMedia also claims that the PW513 might experience video delay on macOS and that you may have to compensate your audio, as well. Not a great user experience, and for this reason, I might suggest macOS users consider alternative products—especially considering the very demanding system specifications compared to those using Windows.

    For Windows users who want to use the CamEngine software, AVerMedia recommends that you use a modern dedicated graphics card, with AVerMedia claiming the GTX 1060 being the minimum on desktops and the GTX 1050 Ti as the minimum requirement on laptops. You’ll also want respectable CPU performance with AVerMedia recommending a minimum of the i5-6000 series on desktops and i7-7700HQ on laptops.

    For macOS users, there is a CamEngine Lite software which allows adjustments such as Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue.

    BUILD / SETUP:

    While the PW513 does have a plastic build, it doesn’t feel cheap. The finish feels more like metal, which gives it a more premium look and feel. On the back, you have a single USB-C connection for power and data, and on the front you have the camera sensor and stereo microphone system. It should be noted that included in the box is a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable for compatibility with most laptops and desktops, but if you’re on a device with only USB-C, you’ll need to acquire a USB 3.0 Type-C (Male) to Type-C (Male) cable.

    The mounting system is simple with a very sturdy hinge design that allows it to mount atop your monitor or other objects, as you see fit. Alternatively, you can collapse the hinge and let it sit on your desk or other flat surface, or you can also use a 1/4" tripod mount (not included).

    I had no issues with the hinge loosening up like I’ve seen with cheap webcams, so the PW513 will have no issues staying mounted atop your monitor if you choose to use the hinge mechanism. Just mount it, plug it into a USB 3.0 port on your computer, and you’re just about ready to go!

    Additionally, there is a privacy swivel arm that physically covers the camera sensor so that you can always ensure that you’re not visible until you are ready. In the age of personal cyber attacks and online scammers that could leverage your webcam, this should be a standard feature for modern webcams. And while this does not disable the camera sensor nor the microphones, it is a step in the right direction.

    While Windows did recognize the PW513 upon connecting it, I also visited AVerMedia’s support website and downloaded the latest firmware update and optional CamEngine software. It’s important to note that the CamEngine software is currently in BETA. During my review period, I used AVerMedia CamEngine (Win) Beta v3.2.0.8 & Firmware: 0.0.8000.24​ from their official support website.

    I have not tested any firmwares or CamEngine software prior to this.

    SOFTWARE:

    Using the CamEngine software on Windows, I was able to fine tune the image and preview the changes in real-time. You can make adjustments to the white balance, contrast, hue & saturation, exposure & gain. There are even some automatic options as well as defaults if you prefer to run with those. I found that initially I had a yellow/orange hue to my skin tone, but after making some adjustments to the exposure, white balance, hue and saturation, I was able to get a natural looking skin tone with properly exposed highlights in my environment.

    There are other features such as AI framing, effects, and facial smoothing. Personally, I think that the AI framing is probably the only notable one, as it will digitally zoom to crop the image to faces on screen, and can even crop to the current speaker. While I haven’t gotten to test the latter half with multiple people, I can confirm that it does crop to my face when it’s enabled. Additionally, the CamEngine software allows you to create image crop presets which you can bind to hotkeys. This allows you to quickly change which portion of the image you want to show while you’re broadcasting.

    It should be noted that the CamEngine AI features might not work in every software, but I have verified that it does work in OBS and Discord as long as you set your camera source to use the CamEngine, rather than the PW513 directly.

    Personally, I think it might be helpful if CamEngine allowed you to save presets for your video settings so that you can very easily switch if you do have different lighting conditions, but this is likely more of an edge case.

    VIDEO QUALITY:

    The PW513 is somewhat akin to a front-facing camera on a smartphone. When configured with the CamEngine software, it can be fine tuned to deliver proper exposure, color, and sharpness. With a 94 degree field-of-view, you can be sure that you’ll always be in frame, so you don’t have to position the camera at a distance. Additionally, if you need to crop the image, you can do so through the CamEngine software so that your audience will only see what you want them to see.

    The Sony Exmor R sensor can deliver both [email protected] as well as [email protected], making it a great choice for different needs. However, I found that [email protected] delivered a much softer image while [email protected] was sharper and more detailed. The basic math here suggests that on average, 60fps has to deliver a frame every ~16.66 milliseconds, while 30fps has to deliver a frame every ~33.33 milliseconds. Photography science would suggest that by using 30fps instead of 60fps, that additional time per-frame is being used to gather more light, resulting in improved detail retrieval. So my recommendation is to use 30fps if you want better detail; however, 60fps could be useful for situations where you need to capture fast motion—such as playing an instrument very quickly.

    With webcams, low light exposure is always of concern, and overall, I found that with great lighting conditions, the PW513 does a good job handling exposure with low noise. If you’re the kind of person who uses a softbox for lighting, that will make a big difference when complemented with manual adjustments via the CamEngine software.

    But if you plan to use the PW513 with lower lighting conditions, you’ll find that the image can yield more visual noise. To balance things out, I manually raised the exposure in the CamEngine software. But this also decreases the shutter speed of the sensor in order to let more light in per-frame. This means that the framerate can be very low if you end up having to max out the exposure, and you’ll have to adjust the gain which will likely introduce visual noise. So it’s important to recognize this if your lighting conditions are not the best.

    That being said, having this much control over the sensor is fantastic compared to other webcam offerings. The PW513 can deliver very impressive results compared to others on the market because it gives you more advanced controls. Normally one might recommend that novice users leverage the default settings, but I think that it’s worthwhile to consider the advanced settings to maximize the image quality.

    AUDIO QUALITY:

    In terms of audio quality, I found that the built-in stereo microphone was very clear and delivered a very full frequency range that is more comparable to a dedicated USB microphone than a headset microphone or laptop microphone. It wasn’t shrill or harsh in the treble range, but rather a nice balanced sound that could be used for sharing voice, musical instruments, and more.

    That being said, the CamEngine software also has an option to enable AI noise cancellation which will allow you to reduce unintentional noise. I found that it was effective without adversely affecting the sound quality. However, it might be best to leave this setting off if you are streaming/recording a musical performance, as it can cut quieter sounds out. After turning it off, I played some clean and distorted electric guitar through a nearby amplifier and it picked up all the dynamics of my instrument without issue.

    CONCLUSION:

    The PW513 has a lot of potential for streamers who want a high quality webcam solution without needing to buy an expensive camera and microphone. It delivers a quality picture and is complemented with surprisingly great stereo audio. The CamEngine software is mostly easy to use, but cropping your frame can be a little clunky, and sometimes programs will crash if you don’t open them up *after* first opening the CamEngine software, should you choose to use it. But as a plug-n-play option, it generally works well. Once you get things set up and feel comfortable with the results, it’s pretty good, general speaking.

    In the end, if you don’t mind a bit of tinkering, the PW513 might just be a great choice. But if you’re hoping for a super easy experience with no difficulty, you might find yourself a bit frustrated with varying compatibility.

    Jan 14, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Selva, 8 out of 10
    Excellent 4K Webcam for Livestream and video call!

    I have been looking for a better webcam for 4K video streaming and video calls. AVerMedia Live Streamer 4K CAM PW513 Webcam is an excellent choice. Setup is relatively easy and connected the USB 3.0 cable with webcam and desktop PC. It is a plug and plays and no driver needs to work. I have downloaded AverMedia CamEngine software (beta) for the Windows version to utilize the full potential of this webcam. This webcam supports 4K Ultra HD to capture 4Kp30 video with an ultra-wide-angle design to cover 94 degrees. It has a privacy shutter which is really nice feature.

    I have tried the video quality without any adjustments and the quality is not great out of the box. It was really dark and grainy. However, after installing AverMedia CamEngine software, I was able to adjust brightness, contrast, pan, tilt, and zoom controls. The video quality is excellent after the adjustments. I have used this webcam for many Zoom / MS teams calls and everyone was saying the video quality is very good.

    It has an integrated microphone and works really well. The low light capabilities could have better and this camera has only a fixed focus instead of autofocus. The Sony Exmor R sensor delivers both [email protected] as well as [email protected] video streaming. It is a perfect webcam for high-quality video calls. For the price, autofocus and low light capabilities should be default features and it still delivers excellent video streaming quality in 4K.

    Jan 18, 2021 14:49
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    The best webcam, period.

    The AVerMedia CAM 513, or PW513, is a breath of fresh air in the webcam market. My experience with webcams, is that they struggle with picture clarity, overexposure and a laggy/delayed image. I can also add low resolution and frame rate on top of that.

    The 513 is arguably the only sensible choice for a high quality webcam in 2021. It’s the only webcam I’ve been able to find, that does everything I want it to. It offers a natural looking, clear image, with a resolution of 1080p at 30/60 FPS (it also does 4K at 30 FPS.) The image is closer to real-time than most webcams, and it’s not overexposed or too contrasty/washed out. It also works perfectly, the first time you plug it in. No drivers necessary.

    With a Sony 4K CMOS image sensor, you can expect a clear picture, including under low lighting conditions, even though it can get slightly grainy. I recommend having plenty of lights available for the best looking results.

    I will mention that the camera was criticized for overexposure early on, but this seems to have been addressed in a firmware update. If that’s still a problem for you, it can easily be fixed with the camera’s software, CamEngine (Lite for Mac), which I recommend if you want to make more adjustments. I did notice that the image was slightly delayed when using CamEngine as the source, rather than the camera itself. In OBS, the image looked so good without it, that I preferred selecting the webcam directly, for that real-time, smooth camera action!

    As a Logitech StreamCam owner, the 513 wins easily. The StreamCam struggles with a delayed image, lag, FPS drops and overexposure, making it frustrating to use, when streaming live. I can’t wait to start using the 513 for streaming, as it resolves my main complaint about my current two-camera setup.

    The 94° FOV allows you to fit everything you want in the frame. That’s wider than any Logitech webcam on the market, the Brio comes closest at 90°.

    The cable is a USB-C to USB-A. The C-side plugs into the camera, and the A-side plugs into your computer. I assume you can use a C-to-C cable if you want, but many people have a limited amount of USB-C inputs, often just one, so it’s nice to have both options. It’s also nice that it’s detachable, unlike the StreamCam, so you can use any cable-length you want, or how about a 90 degree angle plug, if every inch counts? As I have my webcam between the monitor and keyboard, it’s something I might invest in.

    I keep mine on a small tripod (not included), but the webcam has a built in stand, that should fit most laptops and monitors. I had no problem adjusting mine, and it supports both horizontal and vertical adjustments.

    I would like to see better Mac support in the future, as on the software end, you definitely benefit from having a Windows computer. Macs only support CamEngine Lite, which lacks in features, in comparison to its Windows counterpart.

    This is my first experience with AVerMedia but as of now, they’ve made a fan for life! This is the best webcam I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to see what’s in the future for this company!

    Jan 10, 2021 16:08
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Great 4K streaming cam!

    Great camera, I love the many features it has and its very easy to install. It comes with a USB type C cable, a instruction guide and that's it. The camera itself can be placed above any monitor, or you can use a tripod, it has the threaded hole for it.

    Upon opening the box, there are instructions to go to their website and download the latest management software and firmware update. I did update the firmware, which fixes some bugs, then installed the cam engine software. I must say, its very comprehensive and lets you tweak many things (like brightness, exposure, backlight compensation etc), it has also some nice effects and the feature that I liked the most, is the virtual cams, where you can setup several virtual cams, and it has an intelligent way to follow which person is speaking or you can just have it focus on faces.

    The video quality is great, 4k! You can choose between very smooth video or very high quality, it warms you that your PC must have the horsepower (no problem with mine, have a 16 core Ryzen 9) and all worked great. It has noise canceling mics, I video chatted with a friend and told me my voice was clear and without any distracting noises.

    I highly recommend t his cam to anyone looking to upgrade their work from home setup, gaming setup for live streaming. Its so sleek and has little footprint above my monitor, also, I love the privacy shutter!

    ++++PROS++++

    +Sleek and small enough.

    +Privacy shutter.

    +Great quality 4k video.

    +USB type C cable.

    +Good software/firmware support from the manufacturer.

    +Monitor mounting or tripod mounting available (tripod not included).

    +94 degree wide angle.

    +Status LED.

    ----CONS----

    -4k only at max 30 fps, would have been great max 60 fps...(although you can lower the resolution to 1080p and get 60 fps).

    -No light (a bright LED would have been nice).

    Jan 10, 2021 17:42
  • Review by VictorR, 10 out of 10
    This webcam really works well for me

    I'm very surprised with some of the not so great reviews of this Webcam. After installation of the Cam Engine software and updating the camera (due to the issue of too much default brightness) I found this webcam to be superior to any of the ones I own including Logitech Streamcam and other Logitech and HP webcams. With the updated software, you have the option to adjust multiple settings and not rely on "auto" or "default" settings that the camera provides. During use and depending on the lighting inside my office, I find that tweaking these adjustments provides the right exposure when I need to adjust. The only caveat is not all web meeting application supports 4k resolution/streaming but I'm sure that will change in due time.

    Jan 15, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Snarltoof, 8 out of 10
    Good for working from home, software needs work

    I'm lucky that I can work from home, but this involves many video conferences. The mic and camera built into my laptop just weren't good enough quality. This webcam just plugged into my laptop and it worked with no additional configuration needed, and I didn't have to install any drivers for it to work with Teams and Zoom.

    The picture is pretty good. It has a great depth of field, so I have to be really mindful of what's going on behind me! The microphone is really really good. People can hear me clearly and they tell me I sound pretty natural, and it doesn't pick up too much of my background noise.

    This is a great upgrade from your laptop's camera and mic if you're using it for remote conferencing.

    I then plugged it into my personal computer to take a look at some of the other features. There's lots of reviews out there to talk about how awesome those features are, but there were two major drawbacks for me -- first, Windows didn't trust the firmware installer, so I didn't run it. If there were at least an MD5 hash I might have attempted it, but these days you really shouldn't trust anything without certificates or other verification.

    Also, the features software has a scaling problem with my system. It works, but the text on some of the controls is oversized and doesn't fit on the buttons. That makes me trust the software and the firmware updater even less.

    So -- out of the box, it's great at what it's supposed to do, but I didn't have any success trying the firmware update or advanced features.

    Jan 30, 2021 10:50
  • Review by Webcam, 10 out of 10
    4K webcam

    The best you can buy for streaming! 4K quality with a 94*FOV (field of view). Best I’ve ever owned.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:46
  • Review by bzm3j81, 8 out of 10
    Requires USB 3.0. Recommend CamEngine Application.

    I recently bought a well-reviewed but generic, cheap Webcam. I was extremely disappointed. The video was not clear, it created artifacts like crazy whenever there was movement and the microphones were no better than 2 cans on a string.

    I had seen AVerMedia products around for video conversion for quite a number of years. I didn't know they had ventured into Webcams so I decided to give them a try, especially since webcams are hard to find in the time of a pandemic.

    The camera itself has significant heft to it. It's also fairly bulky compared to what you might find from a Logitech C920. The monitor stand is well constructed and has a tripod mount which I found very useful. The privacy cover does cover the camera, but has a slot allow the microphone to pick up. The camera comes with a decent USB A to USB C cable. The USB C connector plugs into the camera.

    I first plugged the camera into any USB slot on my desktop computer. I was disappointed to find a message in all my camera apps that reads "Please plug in USB 3.0 port to ensure stable video quality." This message appears in the middle of the screen with an illustration and cannot be dismissed. Changing to one of my USB 3.0 ports fixed the issue (typically signified by a blue USB port). But I would prefer a way to lower the resolution to 1080 if it meant I had flexibility in using any USB port. I also tried some other USB A to USB C cables for longer lengths and I was presented with the same message.

    Out of the box, the audio was very clear. However, the video quality wasn't up to my expectations. For some reason, the background objects were nice and clear, but the subject was slightly out of focus. To solve this, I needed to apply a firmware update. This can be downloaded from the product page: https://www.avermedia.com/us/product-detail/PW513

    Once you download and extract the utility, follow the included PDF to update the firmware. This solved my video quality problem very quickly.

    At this point, the camera performance was nice. It provides 4K resolution, it also has a wide field of view. But I really wanted more. This is where I find the advertised features slightly mis-leading. While the camera is Plug And Play, I highly recommend installing the AVerMedia CamEngine software which is included in the utility downloaded above.

    When using the AVerMedia CamEngine software, make sure to close out of all the camera apps you're using. Giving the CamEngine software exclusive control over the camera unlocks several settings. With the CamEngine software, you're creating a second profile of your camera with all the settings you can tweak in CamEngine. For instance, I like the ePTZ function which re-frames the camera by electronically Pans, Tilts and Zooms via AI to draw the focus to the motion occurring in front of the camera. Or it can re-frame the camera to the person speaking. There are many other settings like exposure, gain, filters and effects. Once you're satisfied with the settings tweaks, you can close out of the CamEngine and go into an application like Zoom and instead of selecting the Live Streamer Cam 513, you can select the Live Streamer Cam 513 CamEngine-1 which has all your settings tweaks.

    After looking at the box, under the flap, there is a sticker that directs you to "Please check the AVerMedia website to upgrade the latest PW513 firmware and CamEngine Application software." before using the camera. To me, this belies the Plug and Play feature they tout on the box. While the camera does function without any other utilities, the premium price paid for this camera seems wasted if you don't apply the firmware and utilize the CamEngine software to unlock the potential for this camera.

    Jan 13, 2021 10:27
  • 7.6score
    Kano - 1080p HD Webcam - Flexible - Macro - Privacy Mode
    Description

    A 1080p webcam perfect for online lessons on any computer. Bend it to look in any direction, and use the light when it’s dark. Slide the lens to Macro Mode to get up close and personal, or Privacy Mode for extra protection. Screen reader support enabled.

    5 Features
  • The Coolest Camera: A 1080p webcam perfect for online lessons on any computer. Make video calls, snap photos, direct movies, and more.
  • Point in any direction: Bend the arm and point the camera at the action.
  • Macro Mode: Slide the lens to take beautiful macro pictures and videos. Perfect for any science project or art class.
  • Light it up: An LED light for late-night video calls, taking pictures in low-light conditions, or to use as a nightlight.
  • Privacy Mode: Slide the lens to the middle for extra protection.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by IndyRick, 8 out of 10
    Almost Perfect

    This does mostly all that i wanted. It bugs me that folks are always looking away from me during a video conference, and, of course, I'm looking away from them. I wanted a small camera on a stalk that i could position in the middle of my screen and still see the screen. As you can ser, this mostly works. I'd rather the cameta head could be oriented vertically. I sibtracted a star because i believe that the manufacturer could have made the rotation control change in 90° steps, instead of just 180°.

    May 19, 2021 13:52
  • Review by TomB, 10 out of 10
    Just what I needed.

    My laptop is so old, the Geek Squad could not get the camera to work so I have been using a small tablet for Zoom and it didn't work very well. This camera gave me a quick and inexpensive way to

    update my dinosaur laptop. Pop it into a USB port, adjust the flexible gooseneck and you are ready to go.

    Jan 23, 2021 08:24
  • Review by cridgit001, 10 out of 10
    G15 Webcam

    So I got this as a webcam for my G15. And the video quality is much better than I thought it would be. Got it for $30 is it's totally worth it. If you've got a usb port towards the back of your computer it would be even better I expect. My G15's ports are in the front quarter so I can't angle it as high. But still, if I needing something while travelling or out and about, this is the one to get.

    Mar 03, 2021 14:16
  • Review by Djuneo, 10 out of 10
    Great investment

    This helped make the kano pc way more useful. When i purchased different know there wasn't a camera so he couldn't zoom. Luckily i found this and everythings perfect. The picture is clear. You do have to position it the right way so they're no upside down. The cord is flexible but the camera doesn't auto rotate.

    Oct 24, 2021 07:22
  • Review by Sketta, 8 out of 10
    It’s ok

    My camera went out On my MacBook and didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg to fix it. The quality isn’t all that but it does what I need.

    Jan 16, 2021 21:15
  • Review by LinusB, 6 out of 10
    It Works

    Finally got it to work. No software with unit. I had to find a program online to get it to work. Not good instructions.

    Oct 02, 2021 08:46
  • Review by MYSURFACEDUO, 10 out of 10
    Love It!

    Love it! perfect for google meets and video calling

    Priced perfectly and works well with my Kano laptop

    Oct 29, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Real12344, 4 out of 10
    Ok item

    It's ok not for anything profesional, doesn't have zoom or focuse you have to put it in the right spot. Whatever you can get is what you get.

    Sep 13, 2021 23:14
  • 7.6score
    AVerMedia Live Streamer 4K CAM PW513 Webcam
    Description

    The Live Streamer CAM 513 captures astonishing 4Kp30 video that elevates content to a professional level. With Sony®️ Exmor™️ technology and AVerMedia’s precision adjustments, this plug-and-play webcam is all about the details, featuring 4K Ultra HD crystal-clear video for recording, streaming, and more. For work conferences, school lessons, live streaming, and more.

    5 Features
  • 4K Ultra HD: Record 4K UltraHD video at 30fps for higher clarity or 1080p FullHD video at 60fps for smoother motion.
  • 94 Wide Angle: 94 degree wide angle - fit more and stream more with untra-wide angle design
  • Plug and Play: Plug and Play easy setup and compatible with mainstream video chat and streaminig apps such as Zoom Discord, OBS, RECentral, and more.
  • Privacy Shutter: Built-in privacy shutter to keep you protected when the webcam is not in use, and a full 360 swivel looks good from any angle.
  • ePTZ with CamEngine: Enhance with CamEngine 3.0 to make the most of this powerful webcam with software features including filters, AI motion tracking, custom framing, and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Xephyroth, 8 out of 10
    Great Quality Image & Audio with Caveats

    INTRO:

    The AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM PW513 sets out to be a high-end webcam solution for 4K streaming. Whether it’s streaming on Twitch, YouTube, Discord, Skype, Zoom, WebEx, Teams or through softwares like OBS and XSplit, the PW513 might be what you’re looking for.

    COMPATIBILITY:

    It’s important to note that since this is a 4K webcam, it does require additional bandwidth and processing power, meaning USB 2.0 will not work. But if you’re on Windows, you’ll need a minimum CPU of i5-4660 and 4GB of RAM; and on macOS, it’s recommended to have an i7 with 16GB of RAM.

    AVerMedia also claims that the PW513 might experience video delay on macOS and that you may have to compensate your audio, as well. Not a great user experience, and for this reason, I might suggest macOS users consider alternative products—especially considering the very demanding system specifications compared to those using Windows.

    For Windows users who want to use the CamEngine software, AVerMedia recommends that you use a modern dedicated graphics card, with AVerMedia claiming the GTX 1060 being the minimum on desktops and the GTX 1050 Ti as the minimum requirement on laptops. You’ll also want respectable CPU performance with AVerMedia recommending a minimum of the i5-6000 series on desktops and i7-7700HQ on laptops.

    For macOS users, there is a CamEngine Lite software which allows adjustments such as Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue.

    BUILD / SETUP:

    While the PW513 does have a plastic build, it doesn’t feel cheap. The finish feels more like metal, which gives it a more premium look and feel. On the back, you have a single USB-C connection for power and data, and on the front you have the camera sensor and stereo microphone system. It should be noted that included in the box is a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable for compatibility with most laptops and desktops, but if you’re on a device with only USB-C, you’ll need to acquire a USB 3.0 Type-C (Male) to Type-C (Male) cable.

    The mounting system is simple with a very sturdy hinge design that allows it to mount atop your monitor or other objects, as you see fit. Alternatively, you can collapse the hinge and let it sit on your desk or other flat surface, or you can also use a 1/4" tripod mount (not included).

    I had no issues with the hinge loosening up like I’ve seen with cheap webcams, so the PW513 will have no issues staying mounted atop your monitor if you choose to use the hinge mechanism. Just mount it, plug it into a USB 3.0 port on your computer, and you’re just about ready to go!

    Additionally, there is a privacy swivel arm that physically covers the camera sensor so that you can always ensure that you’re not visible until you are ready. In the age of personal cyber attacks and online scammers that could leverage your webcam, this should be a standard feature for modern webcams. And while this does not disable the camera sensor nor the microphones, it is a step in the right direction.

    While Windows did recognize the PW513 upon connecting it, I also visited AVerMedia’s support website and downloaded the latest firmware update and optional CamEngine software. It’s important to note that the CamEngine software is currently in BETA. During my review period, I used AVerMedia CamEngine (Win) Beta v3.2.0.8 & Firmware: 0.0.8000.24​ from their official support website.

    I have not tested any firmwares or CamEngine software prior to this.

    SOFTWARE:

    Using the CamEngine software on Windows, I was able to fine tune the image and preview the changes in real-time. You can make adjustments to the white balance, contrast, hue & saturation, exposure & gain. There are even some automatic options as well as defaults if you prefer to run with those. I found that initially I had a yellow/orange hue to my skin tone, but after making some adjustments to the exposure, white balance, hue and saturation, I was able to get a natural looking skin tone with properly exposed highlights in my environment.

    There are other features such as AI framing, effects, and facial smoothing. Personally, I think that the AI framing is probably the only notable one, as it will digitally zoom to crop the image to faces on screen, and can even crop to the current speaker. While I haven’t gotten to test the latter half with multiple people, I can confirm that it does crop to my face when it’s enabled. Additionally, the CamEngine software allows you to create image crop presets which you can bind to hotkeys. This allows you to quickly change which portion of the image you want to show while you’re broadcasting.

    It should be noted that the CamEngine AI features might not work in every software, but I have verified that it does work in OBS and Discord as long as you set your camera source to use the CamEngine, rather than the PW513 directly.

    Personally, I think it might be helpful if CamEngine allowed you to save presets for your video settings so that you can very easily switch if you do have different lighting conditions, but this is likely more of an edge case.

    VIDEO QUALITY:

    The PW513 is somewhat akin to a front-facing camera on a smartphone. When configured with the CamEngine software, it can be fine tuned to deliver proper exposure, color, and sharpness. With a 94 degree field-of-view, you can be sure that you’ll always be in frame, so you don’t have to position the camera at a distance. Additionally, if you need to crop the image, you can do so through the CamEngine software so that your audience will only see what you want them to see.

    The Sony Exmor R sensor can deliver both [email protected] as well as [email protected], making it a great choice for different needs. However, I found that [email protected] delivered a much softer image while [email protected] was sharper and more detailed. The basic math here suggests that on average, 60fps has to deliver a frame every ~16.66 milliseconds, while 30fps has to deliver a frame every ~33.33 milliseconds. Photography science would suggest that by using 30fps instead of 60fps, that additional time per-frame is being used to gather more light, resulting in improved detail retrieval. So my recommendation is to use 30fps if you want better detail; however, 60fps could be useful for situations where you need to capture fast motion—such as playing an instrument very quickly.

    With webcams, low light exposure is always of concern, and overall, I found that with great lighting conditions, the PW513 does a good job handling exposure with low noise. If you’re the kind of person who uses a softbox for lighting, that will make a big difference when complemented with manual adjustments via the CamEngine software.

    But if you plan to use the PW513 with lower lighting conditions, you’ll find that the image can yield more visual noise. To balance things out, I manually raised the exposure in the CamEngine software. But this also decreases the shutter speed of the sensor in order to let more light in per-frame. This means that the framerate can be very low if you end up having to max out the exposure, and you’ll have to adjust the gain which will likely introduce visual noise. So it’s important to recognize this if your lighting conditions are not the best.

    That being said, having this much control over the sensor is fantastic compared to other webcam offerings. The PW513 can deliver very impressive results compared to others on the market because it gives you more advanced controls. Normally one might recommend that novice users leverage the default settings, but I think that it’s worthwhile to consider the advanced settings to maximize the image quality.

    AUDIO QUALITY:

    In terms of audio quality, I found that the built-in stereo microphone was very clear and delivered a very full frequency range that is more comparable to a dedicated USB microphone than a headset microphone or laptop microphone. It wasn’t shrill or harsh in the treble range, but rather a nice balanced sound that could be used for sharing voice, musical instruments, and more.

    That being said, the CamEngine software also has an option to enable AI noise cancellation which will allow you to reduce unintentional noise. I found that it was effective without adversely affecting the sound quality. However, it might be best to leave this setting off if you are streaming/recording a musical performance, as it can cut quieter sounds out. After turning it off, I played some clean and distorted electric guitar through a nearby amplifier and it picked up all the dynamics of my instrument without issue.

    CONCLUSION:

    The PW513 has a lot of potential for streamers who want a high quality webcam solution without needing to buy an expensive camera and microphone. It delivers a quality picture and is complemented with surprisingly great stereo audio. The CamEngine software is mostly easy to use, but cropping your frame can be a little clunky, and sometimes programs will crash if you don’t open them up *after* first opening the CamEngine software, should you choose to use it. But as a plug-n-play option, it generally works well. Once you get things set up and feel comfortable with the results, it’s pretty good, general speaking.

    In the end, if you don’t mind a bit of tinkering, the PW513 might just be a great choice. But if you’re hoping for a super easy experience with no difficulty, you might find yourself a bit frustrated with varying compatibility.

    Jan 14, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Selva, 8 out of 10
    Excellent 4K Webcam for Livestream and video call!

    I have been looking for a better webcam for 4K video streaming and video calls. AVerMedia Live Streamer 4K CAM PW513 Webcam is an excellent choice. Setup is relatively easy and connected the USB 3.0 cable with webcam and desktop PC. It is a plug and plays and no driver needs to work. I have downloaded AverMedia CamEngine software (beta) for the Windows version to utilize the full potential of this webcam. This webcam supports 4K Ultra HD to capture 4Kp30 video with an ultra-wide-angle design to cover 94 degrees. It has a privacy shutter which is really nice feature.

    I have tried the video quality without any adjustments and the quality is not great out of the box. It was really dark and grainy. However, after installing AverMedia CamEngine software, I was able to adjust brightness, contrast, pan, tilt, and zoom controls. The video quality is excellent after the adjustments. I have used this webcam for many Zoom / MS teams calls and everyone was saying the video quality is very good.

    It has an integrated microphone and works really well. The low light capabilities could have better and this camera has only a fixed focus instead of autofocus. The Sony Exmor R sensor delivers both [email protected] as well as [email protected] video streaming. It is a perfect webcam for high-quality video calls. For the price, autofocus and low light capabilities should be default features and it still delivers excellent video streaming quality in 4K.

    Jan 18, 2021 14:49
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    The best webcam, period.

    The AVerMedia CAM 513, or PW513, is a breath of fresh air in the webcam market. My experience with webcams, is that they struggle with picture clarity, overexposure and a laggy/delayed image. I can also add low resolution and frame rate on top of that.

    The 513 is arguably the only sensible choice for a high quality webcam in 2021. It’s the only webcam I’ve been able to find, that does everything I want it to. It offers a natural looking, clear image, with a resolution of 1080p at 30/60 FPS (it also does 4K at 30 FPS.) The image is closer to real-time than most webcams, and it’s not overexposed or too contrasty/washed out. It also works perfectly, the first time you plug it in. No drivers necessary.

    With a Sony 4K CMOS image sensor, you can expect a clear picture, including under low lighting conditions, even though it can get slightly grainy. I recommend having plenty of lights available for the best looking results.

    I will mention that the camera was criticized for overexposure early on, but this seems to have been addressed in a firmware update. If that’s still a problem for you, it can easily be fixed with the camera’s software, CamEngine (Lite for Mac), which I recommend if you want to make more adjustments. I did notice that the image was slightly delayed when using CamEngine as the source, rather than the camera itself. In OBS, the image looked so good without it, that I preferred selecting the webcam directly, for that real-time, smooth camera action!

    As a Logitech StreamCam owner, the 513 wins easily. The StreamCam struggles with a delayed image, lag, FPS drops and overexposure, making it frustrating to use, when streaming live. I can’t wait to start using the 513 for streaming, as it resolves my main complaint about my current two-camera setup.

    The 94° FOV allows you to fit everything you want in the frame. That’s wider than any Logitech webcam on the market, the Brio comes closest at 90°.

    The cable is a USB-C to USB-A. The C-side plugs into the camera, and the A-side plugs into your computer. I assume you can use a C-to-C cable if you want, but many people have a limited amount of USB-C inputs, often just one, so it’s nice to have both options. It’s also nice that it’s detachable, unlike the StreamCam, so you can use any cable-length you want, or how about a 90 degree angle plug, if every inch counts? As I have my webcam between the monitor and keyboard, it’s something I might invest in.

    I keep mine on a small tripod (not included), but the webcam has a built in stand, that should fit most laptops and monitors. I had no problem adjusting mine, and it supports both horizontal and vertical adjustments.

    I would like to see better Mac support in the future, as on the software end, you definitely benefit from having a Windows computer. Macs only support CamEngine Lite, which lacks in features, in comparison to its Windows counterpart.

    This is my first experience with AVerMedia but as of now, they’ve made a fan for life! This is the best webcam I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to see what’s in the future for this company!

    Jan 10, 2021 16:08
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Great 4K streaming cam!

    Great camera, I love the many features it has and its very easy to install. It comes with a USB type C cable, a instruction guide and that's it. The camera itself can be placed above any monitor, or you can use a tripod, it has the threaded hole for it.

    Upon opening the box, there are instructions to go to their website and download the latest management software and firmware update. I did update the firmware, which fixes some bugs, then installed the cam engine software. I must say, its very comprehensive and lets you tweak many things (like brightness, exposure, backlight compensation etc), it has also some nice effects and the feature that I liked the most, is the virtual cams, where you can setup several virtual cams, and it has an intelligent way to follow which person is speaking or you can just have it focus on faces.

    The video quality is great, 4k! You can choose between very smooth video or very high quality, it warms you that your PC must have the horsepower (no problem with mine, have a 16 core Ryzen 9) and all worked great. It has noise canceling mics, I video chatted with a friend and told me my voice was clear and without any distracting noises.

    I highly recommend t his cam to anyone looking to upgrade their work from home setup, gaming setup for live streaming. Its so sleek and has little footprint above my monitor, also, I love the privacy shutter!

    ++++PROS++++

    +Sleek and small enough.

    +Privacy shutter.

    +Great quality 4k video.

    +USB type C cable.

    +Good software/firmware support from the manufacturer.

    +Monitor mounting or tripod mounting available (tripod not included).

    +94 degree wide angle.

    +Status LED.

    ----CONS----

    -4k only at max 30 fps, would have been great max 60 fps...(although you can lower the resolution to 1080p and get 60 fps).

    -No light (a bright LED would have been nice).

    Jan 10, 2021 17:42
  • Review by VictorR, 10 out of 10
    This webcam really works well for me

    I'm very surprised with some of the not so great reviews of this Webcam. After installation of the Cam Engine software and updating the camera (due to the issue of too much default brightness) I found this webcam to be superior to any of the ones I own including Logitech Streamcam and other Logitech and HP webcams. With the updated software, you have the option to adjust multiple settings and not rely on "auto" or "default" settings that the camera provides. During use and depending on the lighting inside my office, I find that tweaking these adjustments provides the right exposure when I need to adjust. The only caveat is not all web meeting application supports 4k resolution/streaming but I'm sure that will change in due time.

    Jan 15, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Snarltoof, 8 out of 10
    Good for working from home, software needs work

    I'm lucky that I can work from home, but this involves many video conferences. The mic and camera built into my laptop just weren't good enough quality. This webcam just plugged into my laptop and it worked with no additional configuration needed, and I didn't have to install any drivers for it to work with Teams and Zoom.

    The picture is pretty good. It has a great depth of field, so I have to be really mindful of what's going on behind me! The microphone is really really good. People can hear me clearly and they tell me I sound pretty natural, and it doesn't pick up too much of my background noise.

    This is a great upgrade from your laptop's camera and mic if you're using it for remote conferencing.

    I then plugged it into my personal computer to take a look at some of the other features. There's lots of reviews out there to talk about how awesome those features are, but there were two major drawbacks for me -- first, Windows didn't trust the firmware installer, so I didn't run it. If there were at least an MD5 hash I might have attempted it, but these days you really shouldn't trust anything without certificates or other verification.

    Also, the features software has a scaling problem with my system. It works, but the text on some of the controls is oversized and doesn't fit on the buttons. That makes me trust the software and the firmware updater even less.

    So -- out of the box, it's great at what it's supposed to do, but I didn't have any success trying the firmware update or advanced features.

    Jan 30, 2021 10:50
  • Review by Webcam, 10 out of 10
    4K webcam

    The best you can buy for streaming! 4K quality with a 94*FOV (field of view). Best I’ve ever owned.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:46
  • Review by bzm3j81, 8 out of 10
    Requires USB 3.0. Recommend CamEngine Application.

    I recently bought a well-reviewed but generic, cheap Webcam. I was extremely disappointed. The video was not clear, it created artifacts like crazy whenever there was movement and the microphones were no better than 2 cans on a string.

    I had seen AVerMedia products around for video conversion for quite a number of years. I didn't know they had ventured into Webcams so I decided to give them a try, especially since webcams are hard to find in the time of a pandemic.

    The camera itself has significant heft to it. It's also fairly bulky compared to what you might find from a Logitech C920. The monitor stand is well constructed and has a tripod mount which I found very useful. The privacy cover does cover the camera, but has a slot allow the microphone to pick up. The camera comes with a decent USB A to USB C cable. The USB C connector plugs into the camera.

    I first plugged the camera into any USB slot on my desktop computer. I was disappointed to find a message in all my camera apps that reads "Please plug in USB 3.0 port to ensure stable video quality." This message appears in the middle of the screen with an illustration and cannot be dismissed. Changing to one of my USB 3.0 ports fixed the issue (typically signified by a blue USB port). But I would prefer a way to lower the resolution to 1080 if it meant I had flexibility in using any USB port. I also tried some other USB A to USB C cables for longer lengths and I was presented with the same message.

    Out of the box, the audio was very clear. However, the video quality wasn't up to my expectations. For some reason, the background objects were nice and clear, but the subject was slightly out of focus. To solve this, I needed to apply a firmware update. This can be downloaded from the product page: https://www.avermedia.com/us/product-detail/PW513

    Once you download and extract the utility, follow the included PDF to update the firmware. This solved my video quality problem very quickly.

    At this point, the camera performance was nice. It provides 4K resolution, it also has a wide field of view. But I really wanted more. This is where I find the advertised features slightly mis-leading. While the camera is Plug And Play, I highly recommend installing the AVerMedia CamEngine software which is included in the utility downloaded above.

    When using the AVerMedia CamEngine software, make sure to close out of all the camera apps you're using. Giving the CamEngine software exclusive control over the camera unlocks several settings. With the CamEngine software, you're creating a second profile of your camera with all the settings you can tweak in CamEngine. For instance, I like the ePTZ function which re-frames the camera by electronically Pans, Tilts and Zooms via AI to draw the focus to the motion occurring in front of the camera. Or it can re-frame the camera to the person speaking. There are many other settings like exposure, gain, filters and effects. Once you're satisfied with the settings tweaks, you can close out of the CamEngine and go into an application like Zoom and instead of selecting the Live Streamer Cam 513, you can select the Live Streamer Cam 513 CamEngine-1 which has all your settings tweaks.

    After looking at the box, under the flap, there is a sticker that directs you to "Please check the AVerMedia website to upgrade the latest PW513 firmware and CamEngine Application software." before using the camera. To me, this belies the Plug and Play feature they tout on the box. While the camera does function without any other utilities, the premium price paid for this camera seems wasted if you don't apply the firmware and utilize the CamEngine software to unlock the potential for this camera.

    Jan 13, 2021 10:27
  • 7.6score
    Momentum - 1080p HD Webcam with Built-in Microphone and Privacy Cover - Black
    Description

    The Momentum HD 1080p Webcam lets you experience clear and smooth video calls. Stream in Full HD at 30 frames per second with a wide angle view of 120°, making it ideal for at home or conference meetings. The built-in noise reducing microphone makes sure you will be heard clearly even if it's in a noisy environment. The webcam is lightweight, compact, and adjustable—take it anywhere and easily use it anytime.

    5 Features
  • High Quality Video Resolution: 1080p Full HD resolution and 30 FPS.
  • Plug and Play: Simply plug into computer's USB 2.0 Type A port.
  • Designed for Varied Use: Designed for use on multiple surfaces including laptops, LED computer monitors, or any flat surface.
  • Flexible Swivel Neck: Gives this device enhanced flexibility with horizontal and vertical positioning.
  • Built-in Microphone: Built-in noise reduction for 2 way auction capability.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Geeshhhh, 10 out of 10
    yes

    good i could see and hear others talking. posted pics

    Oct 01, 2021 16:39
  • Review by LadyNita, 8 out of 10
    Nice webcam

    This camera give nice a nice picture and quality audio. I really like it!!

    May 21, 2021 20:18
  • Review by Gator, 10 out of 10
    Great webcam

    This webcam is great if your working from home and just need something for zoom meetings. I’m happy it has the privacy cover when not in use.

    Aug 12, 2021 18:45
  • Review by auroraTexas, 4 out of 10
    most basic camera

    This is the most basic camera possible. No special visual features or ability to adjust. Objects appear further than they are. You get what you pay for. Installation is super easy. Just place it on top of your monitor and plug in the USB chord and done.

    Apr 09, 2021 18:33
  • Review by Disappointed, 4 out of 10
    Disappointed!

    I give it 2 stars because the cam works great! But the mic simply will not engage even when i have rebooted by computer several times. And because it is basically plug & play, there isn't anything to turn on/off with the unit.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Jeff, 6 out of 10
    Fisheye Lens, Not Good for Video Calls at Desk

    Main thing to know is that it has a fisheye effect. Also has a very long focal length, so not good for doing a video call at your desktop. My face was blurry but the background was clear.

    Sep 10, 2021 12:52
  • Review by Cdavis, 6 out of 10
    Nice price web camera

    Nice price. I did run into an issue that prevented boot of one of my desktops with this plugged in. I am unsure if this is a continuous problem, but that is what i experienced.

    May 29, 2021 12:43
  • Review by Ajota, 8 out of 10
    Works as intended with no issues

    The quality is good but the wide-angle is more than you would normally need. For the price and simplicity, it's perfectly fine.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:37
  • 7.0score
    Avaya - IX Webcam
    Description

    Upgrade your teleconferencing infrastructure with this Avaya IX collaboration unit. The 4K video sensor supports vivid 1080p video output, and dual HD display support makes it easier to connect with multiple remote colleagues. The all-in-one design of this Avaya IX collaboration unit provides a camera, microphone and codec in one convenient package.

    9 Features
  • High-definition video: Record vibrant, true-to-life HD 1080p video that captures exciting details at 30 fps.
  • 8.5MP sensor: Ensures sharp images even in dim light.
  • Built-in microphone array: Allows for clear, audible communication.
  • 102° horizontal field of view: More than one person can join the conversation.
  • All-in-one design: Provides a camera, microphone, and codec in one convenient package.
  • Dual HD display support: Makes it easier to connect with multiple remote colleagues.
  • Remote control with full keyboard: Enables convenient operation.
  • Session Initiation Protocol and H.323 support: Allows for integration with existing platforms.
  • System requirements: Requires a video monitor with HDMI input and Wi-Fi or Internet connection.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AvayaUser, 2 out of 10
    Only useful if with the Avaya Spaces application

    While it is an Android platform and you can download and install the most popular web conferencing apps (e.g., Zoom, Webex), it is tailored for use with Avaya's conferencing application called Spaces. Its usability is not great with anything other than Avaya. It can be difficult to install and configure if you are a novice. I do not recommend this product for anyone that is not using the Avaya Spaces web conference/collaboration application.

    Apr 27, 2020 08:29
  • Review by Moaoses, 2 out of 10
    Don't buy unless an executive or serious.

    Seemed way too complicated to get set up. It was way beyond my own level of experience so had no choice but to return it.

    May 29, 2020 15:55
  • Review by Enzo, 10 out of 10
    Great endpoint!

    Setup was pretty straightforward for me. User interface is very simple to use and for more complex configurations, the web interface is handy. Image quality of the camera is just awesome. This is now my device of choice for all my online meetings.

    Jun 04, 2020 13:50
  • Review by HQVideo, 10 out of 10
    Great videoconferencing solution

    Easy to setup, easy to use...great and friendly interface.

    Jul 30, 2020 09:19
  • Review by Antar, 10 out of 10
    Great WFH Camera

    I needed something better than a traditional laptop camera for all of these “work from home” meetings. Easy setup, great quality, and provided the "work" experience I was looking for.

    Jun 04, 2020 15:11
  • 6.8score
    Canon - EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit for EOS Rebel T7, T6, T5 and T3 Cameras - Black
    Description

    For EOS Rebel camera users who love the clear, superb optics that result in beautiful still images and video, there’s an easy way to get the same quality for your video conferences, content creation, or just chatting with family and friends. The EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit for EOS Rebel Cameras* helps you easily turn your camera into a convenient webcam so when paired with the free downloadable EOS Webcam Utility software, you and your content will shine on screen. Simply connect a compatible EOS Rebel camera to a laptop/desktop with the included Interface Cable IFC-400PCU, power it up by pairing the supplied Power Adapter CA-PS700 and DC coupler DR-E10 and plugging into a standard outlet, and dazzle the audience with a crisp and clean display, for as long as you need without worrying about battery life. With the EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit for EOS Rebel Cameras, you’re only a few easy steps away from high-res brilliance.

    2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Unhappy, 2 out of 10
    Waste of money

    Does not work. I have multiple option to try on Mac or PC and it does not work period. It’s waste of money.

    Sep 26, 2021 07:03
  • Review by RegularGuy, 10 out of 10
    Streamers

    Amazing idea. Perfectly priced. This item is perfect for streamers or simply recording for hours. I am able to connect 2 cameras to my computer with this item

    May 30, 2021 11:16
  • 6.0score
    Atlona - PTZ Webcam - White
    Description

    Add this Atlona HD professional webcam to your computer setup and host video calls with colleagues effortlessly. The pan and tilt mechanism provides a customized setup, and the 60.9-degree horizontal field of view allows other teammates to join the conversation. This Atlona HD professional webcam supports wall or ceiling mounting for flexible installation, while the USB and HDMI ports support connection to various devices.

    11 Features
  • PTZ camera control: This camera can be controlled from popular soft codec and UC clients, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans, Slack, WebEx, and GoToMeeting. Also supports VISCA, Pelco-D, and Pelco-P camera control protocols.
  • 1/2.8" low-noise HD CMOS sensor: Provides high-performance imaging, fine detail, and color rendering.
  • High-definition video: Stream and record vibrant HD 1080p video that captures all the exciting details at 60 fps over HDMI.
  • 2.07MP sensor: Ensures sharp images even in dim light.
  • USB 2.0 and HDMI connectivity: Optimal for use with a video conferencing codec, lecture capture appliance, or PC equipped for video capture.
  • TCP/IP, RS-232, USB, and IR control: The convenient handheld IR remote control is included.
  • Fast and quiet pan and tilt mechanism: Offers up to 170° pan rotation and up to 90° tilt rotation.
  • Multi-element zoom lens with 10x optical zoom: Allows you to see distant objects clearly.
  • Universal compatibility: Designed for integrates with Omega™ Series for a complete, automated conferencing system that includes AV and USB extension and can be used with any PC through standard UVC (USB video class) driver.
  • Up to 60 fps video frame rate: This PTZ camera delivers smooth video with up 60 fps through HDMI and up to 30 fps through USB 2.0 port.
  • 60.9° horizontal field of view: Allows more than one person to join the conversation.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Spooks, 8 out of 10
    Good for enterprise and startups/

    This is not a normal webcam. This is for a business that uses conferencing and does not want to hire an outside IT firm to handle their networking/communication.

    If you want a home web cam please look elsewhere. But why is this so expensive?

    Its features that apply to a smaller start up business. It has a wide angle of view, can do up to a 10x zoom in 1080p, able to be mounted on walls and ceilings, has tilt, pan, and track controls, aka it can MOVE and FOCUS from a remote position, and its OPEN coded. You can use it with ZOOM, Microsoft, ect. Its has its own integrated server, so the camera itself can stream.

    Its also capable of being used with employees accounts for clocking in and out, and its remote control streaming functions allow it to serve as a back up remoting control security camera.

    For what it is, its pretty dang good. Ive worked with easier cameras that were also less expensive, but diddnt have as many niche features. If you want all the features go for it, but make sure you know what your buying. More so than normal.

    Nov 02, 2020 02:17
  • Review by slowrabbit, 2 out of 10
    Please Don't Waste Your Money

    There's no reason you should EVER spend $1,100 on a single webcam. Especially since it shoots in 1080p 60 FPS. Best Buy sells cameras BETTER than this for $70.

    Aug 25, 2020 08:07
  • Review by AverageJoe, 2 out of 10
    Sad

    If you're spending this much money on a webcam for home use, then that's just sad.

    Jan 04, 2021 09:24
  • 4.0score