Best Web Cameras in India

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 20, 2018
A webcam is a device that is able to erase borders and shorten the distance between extended families via the Internet. Now not only can you communicate with the people from abroad, but actually see them in front of you on the screen. Isn`t it a great invention for those users who due to certain circumstances have to spend some time apart? In our web camera review, we have made a selection of the best cameras available in the market to help you find a perfect fit for your needs and budget. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Resolution
Photo Quality
Functions
Connection Type
Supported OS
Attachability
Warranty
 
PROS

The Logitech Fluid Crystal ™ technology provides high-quality videos and images. The set includes free video editing software.

CONS

The mount might slip. 

OUR VERDICT

By purchasing this camera, you will enjoy communicating with your family and friends, using various popular IMs. This device is good for both personal and professional use.

detailed parameters
Resolution

1280x720 HD

Photo Quality

5 megapixels

Functions

Automatic colour correction, Built-in microphone with noise reduction, Compatibility with instant messaging apps

Connection Type

USB 2.0

Supported OS

Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8

Attachability

Attaches to laptops, LCD and CRT monitors

Warranty

2 years

PROS
Your videos are always gonna be bright and crisp due to TrueColor technology. Attach it to any surface and record widescreen 16:9 videos with ease!
CONS
The cam is gonna work only on Windows platform.
OUR VERDICT
A simple, and yet, good USB webcam with universal mounting ability for use at home and in the office.
detailed parameters
Resolution
1280 x 720 HD
Photo Quality
1 megapixel
Functions
Noise cancellation, 16x9 widescreen, TrueColor technology
Connection Type
Wire connection via USB 2.0 port
Supported OS
Windows XP and newer
Attachability
Universal, table stand and clip-on
Warranty

-

PROS

This model uses the automatic light correction for high-quality signal transmission. The camera is easy to use.

CONS

There might occur a compatibility problem with the Nvidia GeForce latest drivers.

OUR VERDICT

The camera perfectly transmits sound and provides high-quality video. It is appropriate for important negotiations and for entertainment alike.

detailed parameters
Resolution

1280x720 HD

Photo Quality

3 megapixels

Functions

Built-in microphone with noise reduction, Automatic light correction, Compatibility with instant messaging apps

Connection Type

USB 2.0

Supported OS

Windows XP (SP2 or newer), Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Attachability

Attaches to laptops, LCD and CRT monitors

Warranty

2 years

PROS
Features camera head 360° rotation for even more flexible use. An extra-wide field of view allows you to see more, what is great for different on-line meetings.
CONS
Lens focus requires manual adjustment.
OUR VERDICT
It is the perfect choice both for business meetings and daily use. Full HD webcam boasts 120° angle of view and supplied with additional USB cable to extend the reach up to 9.8 ft.
detailed parameters
Resolution
1920 x 1080 Full HD
Photo Quality
12 megapixels
Functions
Built-in high-sensitive microphone, 120° ultra-wide camera lens
Connection Type
Wire connection via USB 2.0 port
Supported OS
Windows XP and newer, Mac OS
Attachability
Universal, table stand and clip-on
Warranty

-

PROS

Thanks to a special prop, you can mount the camera on the monitor or just install it on the table. The cam offers 10x digital zoom.

CONS

This webcam does not have an autofocus. 

OUR VERDICT

This webcam is a good alternative to more expensive models. Featuring a lot of manual settings, it is highly competitive with them in terms of functionality.

detailed parameters
Resolution

640x480

Photo Quality

25 megapixels

Functions

Built-in microphone, 58-degree viewing angle, Manual backlight adjustment, Anti-slip cover, Snapshot, Rotating head

Connection Type

USB 2.0

Supported OS

Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8

Attachability

Attaches to laptops, LCD and CRT monitors

Warranty

1 year

Logitech C310

Be Always in Touch

The Logitech C310 HD is perfect for people who often communicate with colleagues or friends making video calls. It transmits video with an incredible resolution of 1280x720 (HD). However, remember that not all programs support the resolution that high. Apart from the excellent video signal, this model perfectly handles sound transmission. The device has a built-in microphone with noise reduction, so the sound will always be clear. In addition, this model uses RightLight 2 technology which automatically adjusts the light sensitivity.

You will also notice some extra features. For example, the Logitech webcam is capable of sending videos on Youtube and Facebook in one click. Just the thing for bloggers, isn`t it?

Finally, it should be mentioned that this camera for PC not only transmits and records perfect videos but also makes high-quality photos with a resolution of 5MP. Now you can capture all your happy moments and share them with your friends and family in an instant!

Review of Logitech C310 HD Webcam

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Image Quality

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a budget-priced webcam that’s gonna meet the basic needs of most consumers. It’s not an ideal cam, but definitely not a bad option for a regular home use. With Microsoft HD-3000, you’ll be able to chat with your friends and relatives at 720p and at 30 frames per seconds. The quality of an image, of course, isn’t comparable to the one made with Full HD cam, but also not awful. It might look a little bit overexposed in the areas where white light is more concentrated, however to a certain degree, it’s also got its own advantages. The skin is gonna look much smoother, softer, without visible defects and that’s all without using any editing tools. Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 uses a plastic lens, that’s known for transmitting less light when compared to glass optics, but as we’ve said before - for the money it costs, it may become an ideal option for home use, provided that your room is well-lit.

Functional Capabilities

This webcam will let you record widescreen 16:9 video clips and share them on the Internet with friends via messengers and social websites. Due to TrueColor technology, both, images and videos come out quite bright, colorful, with the right color balance and in a good color temperature. The built-in microphone ensures that the audio is crystal-clear and free of unwanted background noises. You wouldn’t need to speak loudly to be sure that you’re heard. Noise cancellation works great so you can stay away from your microphone and still use it well.

Construction and Attach-Ability

The construction of the cam is made of quality black plastic and seated on a rubber stand. The attach-ability of a thing is rather versatile. You can either clip it on the PC monitor or use right on the table, whatever is preferred. The cam, unfortunately, tilts neither up nor down, which means that you’d have to move the computer itself to achieve the desired viewing angle and get in the sight. Rather than that, it’s an easy-to-use webcam that doesn’t require a lot of fuss around. Simply plug it in via a USB port and get started.

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Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000
 

Logitech C270 HD

If You Are Far Away

Sometimes great distance separates you and your close people, and the only way to see each other is the network communication. The Logitech C270 webcam broadcasts video in HD quality so that your interlocutors can get a very realistic picture even when you are far away. The main feature of the camera is the Logitech Fluid Crystal technology. It allows creating high-quality videos and clear photos, so you will experience rich colours and distinct sound. Moreover, the camera has a set of software for editing your photos and videos. Thanks to the RightLight technology (an automatically adjustable backlight), the camera can be used both in daylight and in the dark.

You can connect this HD web with a 5-feet USB cable. It gives you an opportunity to use the device not only with a laptop but with PC as well. As for the mounting, it is worth noting that the cam can be attached to the lid of a laptop or installed on an LCD or CRT monitor.

Review of Logitech C270 HD Webcam

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Genius WideCam F100

Image Quality

Genius made a worldwide name by manufacturing various PC accessories. This Genius WideCam F100 Full HD Conference Webcam provides a clear image in Full HD with its 120° ultra-wide lens. The 12-megapixel camera supports 1920 х 1080p video recording up to 30 fps and making interpolation photos. Please note, that while streaming, the contrast may change due to lighting. However, it’s fully compensated by manual focus adjustment.

Functional Capabilities

WideCam F100 can record Full HD video, take photos, and capture the sound with its high-sensitive stereo microphone. A silver ring around the lens is used for the focus adjustment. Moreover, you can additionally rotate the camera around at 360° and bend it down or up to find the best angle. To start using the camera, just plug-in USB 2.0 cable into your PC or notebook and let your system automatically detect the webcam. However, you can install additional Genius software from supplied CD to get access to more functions such as making video captions, photo editing or uploading video directly to social media.

Construction and Attach-Ability

As its name suggests, WideCam F100 Full HD Conference Webcam was designed for offices and conference halls, but don't worry - you can also mount it on the monitor of your home PC or notebook with the foldable clip. Rotatable camera head spins around 360°, so you can put it anywhere. The USB 2.0 cable is 4.9 ft. long, that is more than enough to reach the PC tower from the monitor. Furthermore, Genius WideCam F100 comes in a package with additional 4.9 ft. cable, that will come in handy for use on large conference tables. The last but not the least, an aesthetically looking body is made of black plastic with metal elements and rough finish, hence, this webcam will surely fit any office style.

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Genius Webcam unboxing f100 wide angle 1080p
 

Quantum QHM495LM

Do Not Overpay

Hunting for a cost-effective camera to get the perfect video signal? You should definitely look at the Quantum QHM495LM web! It is compatible with most computers running the Windows operating system. Like most webcams, this model uses a USB cable. The resolution is not that impressive (640x480 pixels), however, the cam boasts a lot of various settings and modes to configure a better picture or just add some visual effects. This model has 10x digital zoom. Thanks to the adjustable backlight, you can use this web camera comfortably both during the daytime and in the evening.

This cam has a special stand so that you can install it on the table (surely, you can just mount it on the monitor of your PC or laptop).

The Quantum QHM495LM webcam has a microphone with noise reduction, providing crystal clear sound. Of course, if you do not want to disturb people around, you can purchase a headset equipped with a built-in microphone.

Review of Quantum QHM495LM Night Vision Webcam

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What Is a Web Camera?

Would you ever believe that it would be possible to communicate with your friends, relatives or colleagues from abroad in a real time mode and see them just as if they were right in front of you? With the invention of a webcam, it’s become a reality. Most applications today (both, computer and mobile) offer their users an opportunity to video call the contacts from their list and shorten the distance between each other by times in a single click. All you need to have is a device to install a webcam (in the case with smartphones, installation is not required) and a decent camera. In our review of the best webcams, we’ll show how various models differ and how to make the right choice.

When talking via a webcam, sometimes you may want to keep your conversations private. This is where using headphones is a must. Consider the 5 best earphones we’ve handpicked for you in our other review.

What Features to Compare

The Image Quality of a webcam is the foremost thing to consider when looking for a unit to attach to a PC. Primarily it’s determined by a few technical parameters - a resolution matrix and a frame rate. Let’s take a closer look at each of them and define their importance in terms of the quality.

  • Matrix Resolution stands for picture clarity and its sharpness. When they talk about resolution, what they really mean is a number of horizontal and vertical pixels on a display. The more pixels are there in the image, the sharper it is gonna be. This is where you may want to turn your eye to a cam with at least 3 mPixels so the image on a screen looks pretty clear and visually defined. Today, most popular webcams offer 1280 x 720 resolution. It’s not an ideal picture, but quite satisfactory when viewed as a thumbnail. The perfect picture quality is guaranteed with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution. Those consumers who look for true quality and outstanding picture sharpness should not compromise and go for Full HD, no doubts. The only thing you need to be aware of is that without having a proper high-speed Internet the pictures of the kind may frizz and get distorted.
  • Frame rate determines the smoothness of the pictures and is expressed in FPS (abbreviated from Frames Per Second). The higher the frame rate is, the smoother the picture is gonna be. What values should you look for? Well, the optimal rate is measured at minimum 30 FPS so you can start from there.
  • Photo Quality (measured with megapixels) will tell you how good or bad your pictures are gonna be. In the end, the camera is oftentimes used for taking shots, not only videos, and this parameter shouldn't be overlooked just as well. 

The Lens Quality also matters. Quite often, instead of expensive lenses, they use a plastic optic, that not only cuts the price of the model down but also worsens the picture quality by times. Plastic lenses don’t transmit as much light as glass lenses do, and often turn dark in a course of time. If you look for a long-lived webcam, you should definitely check out what type of lens they use in a cam and preferably, go for a glass option. Yes, it would cost you a little bit more, but it’s also gonna last considerably longer.

When you’ve decided on resolution, frame rate and lens quality, make sure to check what else is there that a webcam offers. Functional Capabilities will introduce you to the type of connection as well as the whole functional of a cam, including all its nifty features and functions like Editor, Face detection, Light correction and more. The scope of functional capabilities varies in different models, so you should not overlook this aspect and go for a cam with the best available opportunities.

The last but not the least criterion that you should pay attention to is Construction and Attach-Ability of a chosen cam. Quite often it is the construction that becomes crucial and decision-making factor for most consumers. Not everyone buys a cam for home use only. If you plan to use it for making online presentations or video courses to broadcast on the Internet, it’s got to provide you with flexibility options and the optimal angle for video capture.

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5. Patrick Miller How to Use Your PC Webcam to Monitor Your Home, PCWorld.

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Publish Date: 2018-02-01 13:38:11