Best Web Cameras in India

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 21, 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

The flexible stand ensures good image capture. This camera can be connected to computers running the Linux operating system.

CONS

The vacuum sucker might not adhere to some surfaces.

OUR VERDICT

The Zebronics Clarion webcam is an excellent choice if you spend a lot of time communicating and need a clear image no matter if it is night or day.

detailed parameters
Resolution

640x480

Photo Quality

25 megapixels

Functions

Night vision, Flexible stand, Snapshot, Built-in microphone, Manual backlight adjustment

Connection Type

USB 2.0

Supported OS

Windows: XP Service Pack 2, Vista, 7, LINUX Kernel v2.6.27.7

Attachability

Suction cup

Warranty

1 year

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

The web camera is stuffed with a large number of photo settings enabling you to experiment with pictures.

CONS

The model does not have a built-in microphone.

OUR VERDICT

If you are a beginner, then it should be your pick. You can start a video chat right after connecting the webcam to your computer. There is no need to spend a lot of time reading long instructions.

detailed parameters
Resolution

1280x720 HD

Photo Quality

16 megapixels

Functions

Night vision, Lens angle of 54 degrees, Image control

Connection Type

USB 2.0

Supported OS

Windows 2000 and newer

Attachability

Attaches to laptops, LCD and CRT monitors

Warranty

10-day replacement policy

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

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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Logitech C310 HD

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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Zebronics Clarion

Night Talks

In case you often use video communication at night, we recommend looking at the Zebronics Clarion Webcam. Thanks to 6 LEDs with an adjustable brightness and infrared rays, you will certainly get the desired picture quality. Plus, this web camera has a button to take a quick snapshot during shooting. Equipped with CMOS panel, the camera has high resolution. If you like sharing photos with your friends, the Zebronics Clarion Webcam is a perfect choice. This model is compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems.

One more advantage of this camera is that it can be installed in several ways. Because it comes with a suction cup, you can actually mount it both vertically and horizontally as you like better, while thanks to the flexible stand, you will have no problem adjusting its position so that you could be well seen in the shot.

Review of Zebronics Clarion Webcam

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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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Shrih USB Interface

Perfect Choice for Beginners

If you have never used video calls before and are going to purchase your first web camera, the Shrih Webcam is the optimal option. This model can be used right out-of-the-box, just connect it to your computer, using a USB cable (included in the set). Speaking about the image quality, we would like to note that the resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels. This is more than enough to get a clear picture. The camera has excellent viewing angles and can make photos with the quality of 16 MP.

In addition, this model has a number of manual settings (brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, white balance). Depending on the lighting, you can adjust the webcam for the best performance. It also features adjustable backlight, therefore you are able to use the camera at night.

Versatile mount enables you to install the device on any modern monitor or attach it to the lid of a laptop.

Review of Shrih USB Interface Webcam

 

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