The Best Zoom and Twitch Webcams for Zoom and Streaming

A good webcam to buy is essential if you want to start streaming, make vlogs or at least show your boss during a meeting that you did get out of bed today. But which webcam suits your needs? In 2020 it was mainly a matter of which webcam was in stock, but luckily things are better now and you can make a well-considered choice from the wide range of webcams.

Whether you are looking for a Twitch webcam, webcam for school, Zoom webcam or need a webcam to make videos for Youtube, with these webcams you can be seen crystal clear for your viewers.

The best webcams at a glance

  • Logitech StreamCam
  • Logitech C922 HD Pro
  • Logitech BRIO
  • Razer Kiyo

Logitech StreamCam

Logitech has dethroned its own flagship webcam, the C922, with the new StreamCam.

The StreamCam is made with content creators in mind, as the camera can easily change from portrait to landscape mode and vice versa by simply rotating the camera.
The smart autofocus and exposure make the process of getting your camera ready for use a lot easier. The Logitech StreamCam is essentially an improved version of the Logitech C922. The webcam records images at a fixed resolution of 1080p with a refresh rate of 60fps, meaning you can really great picturehave with this Logitech webcam. The StreamCam always focuses on the right image, even in low-light environments such as a bedroom or closet.

The StreamCam is one of the more expensive webcams that doesn’t have a 4K resolution, but the image quality is well worth every penny, especially if you’re serious about getting into content creation.

Properties:

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Image refresh: 60fps
  • Field of View (FOV): 73 degrees
  • Landscape/portrait rotation

Price: €159,-

Logitech C922 HD Pro

Logitech C922 HD Pro Webcam

I’ll be honest, this is probably the best webcam for most people. Unless you’re looking for very specific functions or 4K image, you can’t find a better balance between price and quality than the Logitech C922 HD Pro. The sharp 1080p images in combination with a wide FOV and well-functioning autofocus make this a perfect webcam for meetings and conferences. The performance in low light situations is also great. The white balance is almost always 100% correct, although the basic settings make the image look a bit washed out when there is a lot of light.

Almost all settings can be changed in the convenient Logitech camera app. Another handy feature that people will appreciate is replacing your background with an image. That way you don’t need a green screen.

Properties:

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Image refresh: 30fps
  • Field of View (FOV): 90 degrees
  • Two microphones

Price: €149.99

Logitech Brio

4K Brio Logitech webcam

The Logitech Brio takes the resolution to an even higher level with much more detail than a 1080p webcam, because the BRIO is a 4K Webcam.

The white balance and saturation are both perfect, as is the low-light performance. The only small downside that you can find in this camera has to do with the image quality, because the auto contrast setting does not always work properly. The BRIO has an infrared sensor, so it can be used with Windows Hello, Microsoft’s feature to log in with your face.

In addition to the great image quality, the BRIO is also the only webcam with which you can record images with HDR (High Dynamic Resolution). This means that viewers with an HDR display can enjoy even clearer, richer colors.

It’s not just rose scent and moonshine, the BRIO has three weaknesses: A not always well-functioning autofocus, a high price and a small niche. The BRIO is certainly not suitable for the average consumer and I think it will only be relevant if you need it for work or if you want to create content very seriously.

Properties:

  • Resolution: 4K, 1080p, 720p
  • Image refresh: 30fps, 60fps, 90fps
  • Field of View (FOV): 90 degrees
  • Compatible with Windows Hello, HDR support, 5x zoom.

Price: €269.99

Razer Kiyo

Kiyo webcam from Razer

One of the most important parts of image quality is lighting. Good lighting can reduce the need for exposure compensation. The Razer Kiyo has a ringlight around the webcam, making it suitable for any situation, even when it is dark. The light intensity can be easily adjusted by turning the knob on the outside of the webcam. So don’t you want to invest too much money in better lighting? Then the Razer Kiyo ideal.

The 1080p sensor of the Kiyo provides a sharp image and records extra detail. The autofocus works quickly and the white balance works perfectly. The Razer Kiyo has the highest color saturation of the five webcams in this article. When the lighting is right, you can make the image come alive with the vibrant colors. Since the Razer Kiyo has no driver software, you have to change the color profile individually for each app you use, which can become quite annoying in the long run.

All things considered, the Razer Kiyo remains a webcam with great image quality and is well worth the time to consider, especially if you’re looking for the best webcam with ring light.

Properties:

  • Resolution: 1080p, 720p
  • Image refresh: 30fps, 60fps
  • Field of View (FOV): 90 degrees
  • Built-in ring light.

Price: €109.99

Other essentials for streaming, podcasts and meetings

Have you found the right webcam or are you just looking for other equipment for your meeting or streaming dream? Then we recommend that you read our article about the best microphones of 2021, so that you are fully prepared.

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