9 best webcams for streaming

*Best according to the editorial board. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and is not a buying guide. Before you buy, you need to consult with an expert.

Once upon a time webcams were just for making video calls. As such, they were not required to have advanced features and a great matrix. Now the situation is different. From now on, webcams are used by streamers. And people like you need high resolution, face tracking, and a few other advanced features. Let’s take a look at the webcams that are best designed to meet gamers’ needs.

Rating of the best webcams for streaming

Best Webcams for Streaming1Logitech
io Stream Edition
16 123 €
2AVerMedia Technologies
  • ve Streamer Cam 513
  • 14 990 €
    3Logitech C922 Pro Stream6 810 €
    4Logitech StreamCam8 703 €
  • ve! Cam Sync 1080p
  • 4 420 €
  • feCam Cinema
  • 3 480 €
    7Canyon CNS-CWC52 318 €
  • feCam HD-3000
  • 1 890 €
    9Genius QCam 60002 400 €

    io Stream Edition

    Rating: 4.9

    Logitech</div><p>io Stream Edition” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/78516666197991-369-.jpg” height=”398″ title=”Logitech <br />io Stream Edition”></p><p>One of the most advanced webcams. Many of its competitors still shoot video in 720p resolution, while the product of the American company Logitech gives a full 4K! Moreover, the device supports HDR technology, which means the picture will be without any highlighting.</p><p>This model has a familiar stand that can easily be attached to any monitor. A USB 3 connector is used to connect to a computer.0 at the end of the 2.2m long cable. The camera will only work successfully with the latest version of Windows – the corresponding software for MacOS has not been created yet. You can’t do without special software as it optimizes the image making it pleasing to the eye. All this happens in real time, right at the moment of streaming.</p><p>You’ll be limited to 30 fps when choosing 4K resolution. If you are not satisfied with it, you can switch to F</p><ul>HD, thereby increasing the parameter exactly twice. Also in this mode you can adjust the angle of view up to 90 degrees.<p>The main “feature” of Logitech <br />io Stream Edition is the ability to work with the background. The software offers to eliminate it completely, blur it, or replace it with some other. Needless to say, that this feature is actively used by the vast majority of streamers?</p><p>You might think Logitech <br />io Stream Edition is ready to replace a full-fledged camera. Alas, this is not the case, as confirmed by Fazil Vafin, who left on Yandex.I received the following feedback at the Market: “A camera with good features for powerful hardware. As a webcam – amazing. As a full-fledged camcorder – bad”.</p><h4>Advantages</h4><ul><li>An excellent 8-megapixel sensor is used;</li><li>Available shooting in 4K resolution;</li><li>You can choose from three viewing angles;</li><li>There’s a background deletion and replacement feature;</li><li>Uses a rather long cable;</li><li>Comes with a case;</li><li>There is a backlight;</li><li>Supports Windows Hello.</li></ul><h4>Flaws</h4><ul><li>High price;</li><li>You need a powerful computer;</li><li>It is strictly necessary to connect to USB 3.0.</li></ul><h3>AVerMedia Technologies<li>The Streamer Cam 513</h3><p>Rating: 4.8</p><div style=AVERMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES<li></div><p>VE STREAMER CAM 513″ src=”/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/1811666197991-779-.jpg” height=”235″ title=”AVERMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES</p><li>VE STREAMER CAM 513″><p>Some modern webcams have a special curtain that allows you to quickly close the lens. For example, AVerMedia Technologies has it</p><li>The Streamer Cam 513. At the same time, it has a hole for a microphone, so there will be no sound overlap. Also the device got a couple of LEDs to let you know if the webcam is working now.<p>Inside this device is an 8 megapixel CMOS sensor. In this regard, AVerMedia Technologies</p><li>The Streamer Cam 513 can be compared to a good action camera. That’s why the device has such a high price tag. After all, this is one of the very few webcams capable of capturing 4K resolution video! However, if you want to get the maximum frame rate, you will have to switch to F<ul>l HD.<p>Because the camera broadcasts content in high quality, it needs good bandwidth. And it’s not just about connecting to a router. The webcam itself should be connected to a computer via USB 3.0. By the way, the PC can work with either Windows or MacOS – the special software is available in two versions.</p><p>The device can be attached to the monitor without any problems. Especially those who need to shoot the space behind the computer or laptop screen will like this device – it is easy enough to rotate the webcam lens by 180 degrees. As to the viewing angle, in this case it is 94 degrees.</p><p>A wide aperture allows the device to shoot a good picture even in the dark. Web-camera requires proprietary software. In it you will find a lot of different settings. Which ones?? Read more about this in the AVerMedia Technologies review</p><li>The Streamer Cam 513, published on .<h4>Advantages</h4><ul><li>The USB cable is up to two meters long;</li><li>Very wide field of view;</li><li>Shooting in 4K resolution is available;</li><li>Excellent dynamic range;</li><li>It is an easy to learn program;</li><li>Can work on a MacOS computer;</li><li>The lens closes quickly with a shutter.</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages</h4><ul><li>The cost will seem too high to many people;</li><li>You should only plug it into the USB 3 port.0;</li><li>Not the best color reproduction;</li><li>60 fps available only at F resolution<ul>HD.</li></ul><h3>Logitech C922 Pro Stream</h3><p>Rating: 4.7</p><div style=Logitech C922 Pro Stream

    You regularly stream, but you are not yet making any money from it? In this case, there is no point in spending money on an expensive webcam. For sure you will have enough opportunities, which are provided by the model called Logitech C922 Pro Stream. It has the usual fixing, thanks to which the device is stably fixed on the monitor or TV. Connects to your computer via USB 2.0 – this webcam does not have any special requirements in terms of interface bandwidth. Too bad the cable length is less than 1.5m. However, you can buy a USB extension cable even in the most remote corners of our homeland.

    Interestingly, the mount placed here can be used in the manner of a tripod. This means you can put the device on absolutely any flat surface. If that’s not enough, in the box with the camera is a full-fledged metal tripod, albeit very small.

    Inside this tiny thing is a two megapixel CMOS sensor. Modest, but this sensor is enough to capture a 1080p image at 30fps. If you want a higher frame rate, you’ll need to lower the resolution to 720p. If you stream games and your face is in a small window, these parameters will be enough for you. For example, a resident of Lugansk, who posted a detailed review of the Logitech C922 Pro Stream on the Otzovik website, has no complaints about the webcam’s performance. And here’s what a buyer of the online store DNS wrote: “Loves the light. The more light, the better image quality”. Indeed, the American manufacturer has limited his creation to a simple lens and a narrow aperture, as the result the webcam has become unsuitable for use in the dark.

    This model does not require any special software as opposed to a specialized solution produced by the same company. As a result, the webcam can work with any computer, no matter what operating system it has. And if you use the OTG adapter, you can connect the camera to your smart phone.


    • Not bad picture quality in good light;
    • It uses a well-thought-out fastener;
    • Can be paired with any computer;
    • Not the greatest size and weight;
    • Comes with a metal tripod.


    • Not the best result in low light;
    • The software does not know how to blur the background;
    • The lens is not augmented with a shutter;
    • The price will not suit everyone.

    Logitech StreamCam

    Rating: 4.6


    This square webcam has a convenient monitor mount. Connects to your PC with a 1.5 meter cable. At its end is a USB Type-C connector. For some people this will be an unpleasant surprise. If you have a pretty old computer, you’ll have to look for an adapter or a USB hub. However, this webcam is not designed for such a PC. First, it requires a USB 3-compliant bandwidth.1. Secondly, in order to make all the features were available, you need a powerful “iron.

    This model can be mounted on a tripod. For this case is a special device, which comes with. As for the tripod itself, the manufacturer did not splurge on it.

    This webcam shoots video at a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. But it does it at 60 fps. This should suit the vast majority of streamers! Especially if the customer is going to stream a game when their face will only be in a small window.

    Inside the webcam is the usual two-megapixel CMOS-matrix. The lens installed here offers a 78-degree angle of view. As to the aperture, it is opened up to f/2.0. As a result, even without using special software, the camera slightly blurs the background.

    The main advantage of a webcam Logitech StreamCam was best described by Ekaterina, who left on “Yandex.Marketer’s review is as follows: “Quick plug-and-play. Exactly for streaming – the best option. At least do not forget about the medium light.


    • Comes with a pad for attaching to a tripod;
    • The assembly is of high quality;
    • Shooting at 60 fps;
    • Well-working autofocus;
    • Not a bad microphone is used;
    • A wide opening aperture;
    • Rich proprietary software.


    • Not a lot of manual image settings;
    • USB Type-C connector will not suit everyone;
    • The cost can not be called low;
    • There are still problems in the dark.

  • ve! Cam Sync 1080p
  • Rating: 4.6

    Creative<li></div><p>ve! Cam Sync 1080P” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/5411666197991-119-.jpg” height=”333″ title=”Creative</p><li>ve! Cam Sync 1080P”><p>Sound card makers try their hand at designing other devices. For example, relatively recently they released a webcam Creative</p><li>ve! Cam Sync 1080p. It differs from analogs in the presence of a rubber cap, which can be used at any time to close the lens. That way you can be sure no one can see you right now. Otherwise it is a typical webcam that works with any computer, no matter what operating system it uses.<p>The 96-gram baby includes a two-megapixel CMOS sensor. This resolution is enough for her to shoot F</p><ul>HD video. But a particularly powerful processor in the webcam is not present, so you will be limited to a frequency of 30 frames per second. It can not be raised even by lowering the resolution to 720p. Modest at the device is used and the lens. It has a viewing angle of about 77 degrees, and the f/2.4 aperture doesn’t allow you to hope for background blur or quality video capture in the dark.<p>It uses a pretty thin 1.5 meter cable to connect to a PC. It has a regular USB plug at the end, which has absolutely no bandwidth requirements. Nice that the stand is mounted on the hinge. This allows you to rotate the webcam 180 degrees with the slightest movement of your finger.</p><p>Finally we note the review of one of the buyers of online store Citi</p><li>nk, which has the following content: “Quality picture, acceptable sound, no artifacts and has a standard tripod connector. It runs on Windows 10” without any problems. In a word, it is a great option for undemanding users.<h4>Advantages</h4><ul><li>A good microphone is built in;</li><li>There is a cover for closing the lens;</li><li>The low cost;</li><li>It uses an advanced mount;</li><li>The modest size and weight;</li><li>Not a bad angle of view.</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages</h4><ul><li>The frequency is no higher than 30 fps;</li><li>Average quality when shooting in the dark;</li><li>No additional features.</li></ul><h3>Microsoft<li>feCam Cinema</h3><p>Rating: 4.5</p><div style=MICROSOFT<li></div><p>FECAM CINEMA” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/9921666197991-589-.jpg” height=”518″ title=”MICROSOFT</p><li>FECAM CINEMA”><p>Microsoft creates the software used in the various offices. Because of this, it’s not surprising that it has started producing webcams for some time now. Some of its creations will be good even for beginner streamers. For example, these can include</p><li>feCam Cinema. This “barrel” not only has great optics, but also a nice microphone, towering as a “hump”.<p>This model belongs to the budget price segment. In this regard, we do not recommend waiting for her rich features. For example, it won’t be able to blur or replace the background. But the device does not require any special software. As a result, it can be used on any computer, no matter what operating system it has. No problems with the connection, because it uses the usual full-size USB-connector, and the camera does not require any high bandwidth.</p><p>Inside Microsoft</p><li>FECAM Cinema is a modest 0.7 megapixel sensor. That’s only enough to capture an image at 1280×720 pixels. Not striking and the frequency, which is 30 fps. The viewing angle does not exceed 74 degrees.<p>The product comes with a clothespin. With it, you can place the device on almost any monitor or TV. You cannot drop the webcam accidentally. So it is logical that on the top of the device there is a place for a full-fledged button, which can be used to start and end a video call. You can take a closer look at the appearance of the device by reading the Microsoft review</p><li>feCam Cinema from one of the Otzovik site visitors.<p>We recommend to buy this model for those who are going to stream on an older computer. But if you have a Windows 10 PC on board, you’re better off with something more interesting.</p><h4>Advantages</h4><ul><li>There is a face tracking feature;</li><li>It works on very old versions of Windows and MacOS;</li><li>No special requirements to the computer;</li><li>Comparatively good viewing angle;</li><li>Convenient clothespin-stand mount;</li><li>Low cost.</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages</h4><ul><li>Frequency does not exceed 30 frames per second;</li><li>The webcam is limited to a resolution of 1280×720 pixels;</li><li>Poor quality shooting in the dark;</li><li>No additional functions.</li></ul><h3>Canyon CNS-CWC5</h3><p>Rating: 4.5</p><div style=Canyon CNS-CWC5

    This model has a two-megapixel sensor. Any expert will tell you that this is more than enough to capture video in a fair F

      HD. The only pity is the lack of any powerful processor that would “digest” such a picture at high speed. Alas, the owner of the Canyon CNS-CWC5 will be available at 30 fps, not more than that. Not even lowering the resolution to 720p helps.

      This webcam has several undeniable advantages. The most important of them was told by Rima, who left in the online store “M.Video” review of the following: “There were no problems with installation, just plugged it via USB to a computer with Win 10 and it was immediately detected. I also liked the nice, sensitive microphone. The customer also noted the two-year warranty period. As for the microphone, it is supplemented with a noise-canceling system. So the viewer’s attention will be focused on your voice, not on external sounds.

      The device does have some disadvantages. For example, it doesn’t perform best in the dark. Alas, but affected by the low resolution of the matrix and average by modern standards lens. The latter can be complained about the angle of view, which is only 65 degrees.

      After purchase, we recommend that you immediately update the driver by downloading it from the manufacturer’s official site. In this way you can avoid focusing problems, which were encountered by those who bought this web-camera before the others.


      • A noise cancelling microphone is used;
      • No special requirements to the PC;
      • It uses a convenient mount with a hinge;
      • Low cost;
      • Extended warranty period.


      • The frame rate does not exceed 30 fps;
      • Average quality of video in the dark;
      • I would have liked a wider viewing angle;
      • Not the longest USB cable.

    • feCam HD-3000
    • Rating: 4.4

      MICROSOFT<li></div><p>FECAM HD-3000″ src=”/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/5291666197991-469-.jpg” height=”420″ title=”MICROSOFT</p><li>FECAM HD-3000″><p>This webcam was created shortly after Microsoft bought Skype. It is for communication in this program and the webcam was designed. But this does not mean that it is impossible to stream with it. You just have to moderate your appetites. And try not to stay in the dark – the lens and sensor used here can not be called a light-high-speed.</p><p>This model writes a picture in 720p resolution. The frame rate is not more than 30 frames per second. These parameters will be fine if the most of the screen will be occupied by the game, but not by your face. The claims you will make only to the USB-cable. The thing is that its length is 1 m. Luckily, you can buy an extension cord at any store that sells computer accessories.</p><p>This webcam is endowed with a sensitive microphone. It’s also possible to work without any additional software. This means you only need to install the driver. And if you have at your disposal a computer with a modern operating system (and the webcam will function even on Windows XP) the driver will be downloaded automatically.</p><p>The cost of this device is only 2000 rubles. You would think that such a cheap device would only collect negative reviews. But no. Many buyers are satisfied. For example, this is what Dmitry wrote on Yandex.Market”: “Compared with the built-in laptop camera and microphone – this is a hundred times better.”.</p><h4>Advantages</h4><ul><li>No special requirements to the PC;</li><li>A convenient holder is used;</li><li>Low cost;</li><li>Built-in a good microphone.</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages</h4><ul><li>A short USB cable;</li><li>There is no additional functionality;</li><li>The resolution is only 720p;</li><li>Low frame rate.</li></ul><h3>Genius QCam 6000</h3><p>Rating: 4.3</p><div style=Genius QCam 6000

      The Genius brand produces a wide variety of computer peripherals, the hallmark of which is an affordable price tag. For example, for webcam QCam 6000 in Russian stores ask about 2000 rubles. Also the device stands out due to the existence of several color options.

      This model has a tiny size. However, this did not prevent her to get a relatively good matrix. However, there’s a feeling that the manufacturer’s 1920×1080 pixels resolution is achieved only by interpolation. The webcam actually shoots video at a resolution of 640×480 pixels. However, this is good enough for when a person’s face is just a small window in the corner of the screen. And that’s how you usually spend streaming. We can only regret that the frequency here is 30 frames per second. I would like more.

      The webcam must work with any PC, no matter what operating system it runs on. Connected via USB 2.0. It is assumed by default that the device will be on the monitor – it comes with a suitable mount. Also, it is impossible not to note the lack of additional software. This can be considered as an advantage, because the user will not have to deal with unfamiliar to him program. But this can actually play into the disadvantage – the device doesn’t offer any image adjustments at all.


      • Uses a convenient mount;
      • A good microphone is built in;
      • There are no special computer requirements;
      • Modest size and weight.


      • There is no additional functionality;
      • It is better not to shoot in the dark;
      • I would have liked a wider angle of view;
      • Low video resolution;
      • Not a particularly high frame rate.


      Now you know what webcams should suit the majority of gamers. The devices discussed in this article are obliged to make any streaming better. All that remains is to decide how much you are willing to spend – you may have noticed that some models have an inhumane price tag.

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