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Best Webcam To Buy In 2021

Here are the best webcams to consider if you're looking to livestream your face on Twitch and YouTube.

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No one wants to watch a stream on Twitch or YouTube that has poor visual fidelity. In order to have an entertaining and professional-looking stream, you'll need a solid webcam. Plus, a webcam can boost your production quality by allowing a PIP (picture-in-picture) of your face on top of your gameplay. However, there are a lot of webcams on the market, and while pretty much any webcam will work for your livestream, there are some that stand above the rest. We've tested all of the following webcams you see below, so you know they're worth your money and time. Here are our picks for the best webcams.

The best webcams

In addition to the webcam itself, there are a number of accessories that can help make your feed and stream better. These include key lights to make sure your webcam is well-lit, green screens to remove your background from your stream, and Elgato's Cam Link to let you use a DSLR camera as a webcam to get the best visual quality possible. The prices shown below indicate a product's regular list price and don't reflect any current discounts or fluctuations. Amazon discounts products all the time, so you may be able to get any of these webcams for much cheaper than they usually go for.

While you're thinking about your streaming setup, be sure to check out our guides to the best gaming headsets, the best budget gaming chairs, and the best gaming desks that excel in quality and comfort. We've also got guides to the best capture cards, the best gaming mouse, the best VPNs for streaming, and much more.



Other key webcam accessories

Key Lights

Elgato Key Light
Elgato Key Light

Key lights are a must if you want to get the best image. These will help eliminate shadows, especially around your eyes, letting your viewers get a better look at you and providing an overall more professional look.


Green Screens

Elgato Green Screen
Elgato Green Screen

If you want to eliminate your background and take up as little screen real estate as possible, a green screen is the way to go. However, if you choose a bad-quality one, it'll only make your stream look worse. You'll also need to make sure the green screen is wrinkle-free and one colour throughout. You can achieve this by nailing your lighting setup, eliminating any shadows that make parts of your green screen darker.

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