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Webcam Suggestions Anyone?

Nick Taylor (he/him)
Lead software engineer at Forem. Caught the live coding bug on Twitch at
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I'm looking to buy a webcam for my home office. The one on my laptop works quite well, it's just when I'm in a video call, my laptop is to the left or right of me as my external monitor is in front of me, so you always see my side profile.

I'm looking for a webcam I can mount on my screen or sit on my desk so I'm looking directly at the webcam. Some Googling produced some decent results, e.g., but I'm wondering what recommendations people may have here.

I'm not looking to break the bank on this, so probably max 100$ CAD.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Discussion (10)

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Kenny Whyte

I have the "Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920". I bought it a year ago and still like it.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I think that’s the one I’m going to get. Thanks for sharing.

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Chris Otto

Second this recommendation.

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rhymes • Edited

Most of my gadgets have been bought after reading The Wire Cutter, I don't know about specific models but I usually start from there :D

They do have a post about webcams - - and the chosen model seems well below 100 USD or CAD

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Cool. Thanks for sharing @rhymes !

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Emanuele Bartolesi

I have a Logitech c920.
I use it for calls and live streaming on Twitch.
It's very good.

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Nate Vick • Edited

Logitech C9xx series have been great for me. I recently replaced one with a Brio to try out.

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Drew Town

The Logitech BRIOs are really really nice. The C9XX series ones like other people have mentioned are good as well.

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Santi Campos

Well, it looks like we're several fans of the Logitech HD Pro C920 Webcam X. The price is really good compared to everything that makes this webcam, is in full HD, you can record even in dark environments because it has a lighting correction system and is compatible with many devices, then you should not have problems at all. I use it for my video call meetings with the company and it has been great, it is fast and the image is always clear.