Recommended Cameras & Equipment For Webcam Performers
As an experienced webcam site, we often get asked for cam recommendations. Overall we recommend external cams over built-in cams for quality purposes. The list below was chosen based on model feedback, software compatibility, and live video chat clarity. Keep in mind however, even with the best camera out there, a strong internet connection, good lighting, and enough computer RAM are also essential to looking your best online.
Logitech award-winning Conference Cam BCC950 FULL HD 1080p with Autofocus
Mac & PC compatible
Logitech’s ConferenceCam BCC950 is the first all-in-one video and audio conferencing device designed with webcammers in mind. It combines a freestanding wide-view HD webcam with an enterprise-quality speakerphone in one easy-to-use, computer-connected device. Webcammers can run their shows anywhere without huddling around their computer system thanks to its remote control capabilities.
Logitech HD Webcam C525 HD 720p with Autofocus
PC only compatible
Ever-portable, the C525 HD is a quality webcam that can rotate 360° and fold up when you need to take it with you. It features an autofocus lens that is capable of streaming and recording 720p HD video and taking 8MP still images. It's built-in microphone delivers clear sound eliminating unwanted background noise.
Logitech HD Webcam C920 HD 1080p with Autofocus
PC only compatible
The Logitech C920 is a superb webcam that delivers solid 1080p for live video streaming using its autofocus Carl Zeiss glass lens. It comes with a dual stereo microphone that deliver crisp audio with background noise suppression. It also snaps Pro-quality 15MP photos.
Logitech HD Webcam C615 HD 1080p with Autofocus
PC and Mac compatibility
The Logitech C615 delivers high quality video in 1080p Full HD, it has a very practical stand and folds up for easy transportation or storage. It also boasts advanced functions like face tracking, a digital zoom with automatic focusing and a built-in mic with noise cancellation.
Sony Pan/Tilt Zoom Camera with remote EVI-D70
NOTE: Recommended to experienced performers only
If you want to take your webcamming business to the next level, this is the camera of choice of experienced webcam performers. The EVI-D70 combine a high quality color video camera with the flexibility of remote control pan/tilt/zoom operation, all in a compact easy-to-use package. Superb Picture Quality, Ceiling-Mount or Desktop Installation.
iGrabber One Touch Video Grabber For MAC and PC
NOTE: When using a Sony EVI-D70
We recommend the iGrabber if you are broadcasting video with the Sony EVI-D70 camera. It delivers excellent audio/video synchronization while capturing and converting your performance to digital.
Polaroid 8" Heavy Duty Mini Tripod
Small, well constructed, rugged, swivel fluid pan-head, braced center columns, all-terrain leg tips, dual levels, compact-footprints, ergonomically designed, this little guy has it all.
Sunpak Spider Leg Tripod 620-786
Small, lightweight design; only 5 inches long and weighs less than two ounces, holds your camera steady at any angle, on virtually any terrain, features individually adjustable, flexible legs. Comes with a lifetime warranty
CowboyStudio Photo and Video Studio Umbrella Light Kit- 27
CowboyStudio Multi-use Umbrella Light Kit Set with Two 7ft Stands, One Mini Stand and Carry Case includes Two(2) Professional Tripod/Light Stands, 7 Ft Max Height, One(1) Professional Tripod/Mini Light Stand, Maximum Height is 2.2 Ft, Three(3) High Quality Light Sockets, Two(2) High Quality 33" Soft Umbrellas, Three(3) 45 Watt 5500k Daylight Balanced Photo Light Bulbs.
ePhoto Video Photography Studio Lighting Kit
This is a professional digital fluorescent Video Photography compact studio kit that gives you over 2500 watts output This kit comes two LARGE softboxes for your lights and one 16"x16" easy softbox for you hair. You could you two 5 light heads as your main light and the 65W as your fill light or hair light. This lighting kit is the most affordable kit on the market today.
Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector
The Photo Basics 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector Kit is versatile, provides shadow-lightening detail in your subject, using available, or studio lighting. It contains a translucent white disc, which is perfect for softening direct sunlight, or lights without diffusion. Use the removable, reversible zippered slipcover to reflect light into shadow areas of your subject. The cover consists of the following colors: silver, gold, white and black.