There are better Webcams that you can buy with your $100 than the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000.
This is an entry-level Webcam that won't win anyone over with its cheap construction and poor image quality, but the price is hard to beat.
The Logitech QuickCam Fusion's sleek design and impressive software bundle make it one of the best Webcams we've seen.
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Web camera offers excellent high-def video and sound quality at an affordable price. Despite using a good deal of system resources at higher resolutions, it's certainly an improvement over stock Webcams. We recommend it to anyone looking for a smoother video chat experience.
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 for notebooks offers impressive HD video output quality and excellent sound definition over previous models for an overall smooth video-chatting experience, but the continual autofocus feature can be distracting to your chat partner. Nevertheless, we recommend the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000, if you have the proper system requirements.
The Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks provides unmatched image quality, but its design could be improved. While the clear, bright video output will amaze, the constant readjusting of the camera atop your laptop will annoy.
Despite its uninspired software, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 proves its worth with outstanding image quality, a funky and useful design, and low price.
The Logi Circle is a decent live-streaming camera, but rechargeable models like Canary Flex and Netgear Arlo Pro do a better job.
The FI9826P's unnecessarily tedious setup process, old-school Web interface and lack of push notifications seriously stunt this otherwise impressive Wi-Fi camera.
Guardzilla makes a fine budget webcam, but there are free app solutions like Manything, Presence and Salient Eye that do even more for less.
The Dropcam Pro dramatically improves on the company's already impressive previous generation wireless home-monitoring camera.
The Logitech C510 HD Webcam is an inexpensive solution for computers that don't come with built-in cameras. Its 2-megapixel sensor takes 8-megapixel snapshots, and 720p HD video performs well with video-chatting programs like Skype, Google Chat, and Windows Live Messenger. With a handful of extra features like one-click uploads to YouTube or Facebook and fun video effects, the Logitech HD Webcam C510 is a worthwhile buy.
Canary is packed with solid hardware, but it doesn't add up to a device we'd want to depend on.
The Logitech HD Webcam C310 installs quickly and easily, works seamlessly with video chat programs like Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Chat, and even takes high-quality 5-megapixel snapshots for less money than its competitors. If you're in the market for an aftermarket Webcam, the Logitech HD Webcam C310 is your best bet.
As a basic domestic surveillance kit, the $199 Peq Watchdog bundle misses the mark but has the potential to grow into a complete smart-home solution.
The Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 is a well-rounded Webcam with ample adjustability and a solid software package, making it a good option for users at all levels of expertise.
The Logitech Brio, aka 4K Pro Webcam, costs $200.