In this guide, we’ve taken a look at seven of the best webcams for streaming and compared them based on their price and feature set in order to help you make the best decision possible.
While the types of games you play—and your skill level in those games—is a big determing factor in how successful you can become as a streamer, perhaps nothing is more important to your success as a streamer than who you are as a person. Whether you’re funny, or charming, or witty, or just all-around entertaining, it will be you that your followers continue to come back and watch.
If you have the personality necessary to continually bring your followers back to watch your streams, it’s a good idea—for various reasons—to give them a face to match to your personality. The best way to do that is by streaming a liveview of yourself while you play your games on stream. And, to do that, you’ll need a webcam.
In this guide, we’ve compared seven of the best webcams for streaming for now and into 2019 in order to help you find the best option for your budget and your needs. So, whether you’re looking to start streaming, or you’re looking to upgrade your current stream, one of the webcams below should help you out.
For those of you who want a quick-look at the top webcams, the table below showcases our pick for the best overall option, our runner-up pick, our selection for the best value webcame, and our top affordable option, too. Our ratings include both the webcam’s features and specs and the price it comes in at.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
*To read more about the webcams listed above, click on “Read Review »” to skip to the overview we’ve written on that camera. You can also keep scrolling to see our Honorable Mention selections.
Which Webcam is Best for You?
If you’re looking to start a new stream, or you want to start incorporating a live view of yourself into your existing stream, one the webcams listed above should work for you regardless of your needs and budget. While there are definitely other choices out there, we thought these seven options (and, more specifically, the four options listed at the top) represented the best webcams for streaming currently available.