What to look for when shopping for a webcam
If you would like to improve the webcam which comes standard with your laptop, or if your desktop PC simply does not have one, here are a few tips to look out for when shopping for a new webcam.
- High Resolution – Look for a video capture rate of 720p or higher
- High Frame Rate – You must stay above 15 fps to stream video, and you’re better much off with a frame rate of 30 fps or higher.
- Type of Camera Lens – Plastic is commonly used, however glass dramatically improves performance without significantly raising the price.
- Auto Focus / Light Adjustments – This is a nice to have feature to help those who will be broadcasting from a darker office space.
- A built-in Microphone – Some desktop PC’s may not have a microphone for you to use with your webcam.
5 Tips sourced from Lifewire