With so many people working from home these days, a solid, dedicated webcam might be a device you’re in the market for. In this roundup, you’ll find some of the best webcams you can buy right now. They’re from a range of companies, and offer plenty of worthwhile features depending on what you’re looking for.
In each of the webcam options, though, they’ll work great for your iMac, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. There are options for just sitting down for a quick video call, saving a few bucks, options for gamers, content creators, and more.
So let’s hop right into it, shall we?
The best webcams for your Mac
- Logitech C920 Pro
- Wansview 1080p Webcam
- Razer Kiyo
- Logitech StreamCam
Logitech C920 Pro
The Logitech C920 Pro is a webcam that can fit whatever computer you need it to, thanks to the universal clamp. So if you need it to fit on a standard monitor, it can do that. Need it to attach a laptop? Got that covered, too. And it works with both PCs (Windows 7 and later) and Macs (macOS 10.10 or newer).
The webcam features things like automatic low light detection, so it can adjust your video as needed. There are a pair of built-in stereo microphones, which also feature automatic noise reduction. It will also fit on dedicated tripods as well.
The webcam supports up to 1080p HD video calling depending on the apps/platform. It supports standard video compression, and connects via USB. The webcam comes with a five foot cable included. Best of all, it’s a pretty small camera, so it’ll stay out of the way.
The Logitech C920 Pro webcam is available now from Amazon.
Wansview 1080p Webcam
The Wansview is a solid entry in the list, but it has one major thing going in its favor: price point. This is a 1080p HD webcam that should fit most budgets, especially if you’re looking to save a few bucks on your choice. It has an overall small design, fits on anything you’d need it to thanks to its adjustable clip, and built-in microphones.
There are two microphones, and the camera features baked-in noise cancellation to make sure you sound crisp on your video calls. And the webcam supports a range of apps and services. It’s plug-and-play by design, so you won’t need any drivers or anything like that to get up and running. It is USB 2.0, and not USB-C, so you’ll need to find an adapter if you want to plug it directly into your current-generation MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac.
The Wansview webcam also features auto low-light detection, an enhanced CMOS sensor that supports H.264/265 video compression technology. The camera can stream at up to 1080p HD at 30fps. This webcam is available now.
Razer Kiyo Pro
This one’s about performance and features. The Razer Kiyo Pro packs a lot in a small package. It features an L-joint mount so that the camera can be outfitted on a monitor or a tripod, based on your needs.
As far as the features are concerned, the Kiyo Pro is primarily focused on (no pun intended) giving you the best possible image capture despite your lighting setup. Inside there is a high-performance light sensor, a Type 1,2.8 ultra-sensitive CMOS option. It features STARVIS technology that makes it quick to adapt to any lighting scenario.
Razer says the Kiyo Pro is capable of streaming at an uncompressed 1080p at 60fps. However, if you keep things at 30fps, you can actually tap into High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. And finally, the Kiyo Pro also features a wide-angle lens with an adjustable field of view (FOV).
The Kiyo Pro from Razer connects via USB 3.0, and it’s available now from Amazon. You can also choose the non-Pro variant, or go with a packaged deal featuring a ring light accessory.
The Logitech StreamCam is for the live streamers out there. Designed specifically to be the go-to camera option for those who use streaming platforms like Twitch and/or YouTube, this will help you get a great picture to do just that. It connects via USB-C, and can stream at up to 1080p HD at a full 60fps.
It has a small clip so it can attach to your monitor or a tripod, and it has some noteworthy features as well. That includes auto face-tracking and smart auto-focus. So even as you shift in your seat, the Logitech StreamCam will keep its focus right on you.
Want to capture in portrait mode? The Logitech StreamCam can handle that by rotating the camera 90-degrees. This means you can even capture and upload content optimized for smartphones — without actually having to use your iPhone.
Logitech does note the camera is optimized for XSplit broadcasting software, as well as other options, too.
The Logitech StreamCam is available now from Amazon. It’s also available with a USB microphone combo pack as well.
As always, if you have any other webcams you’d like to suggest, do it in the comments!