Gadgets, Technology

What I Use For Streaming: Webcams

So to those that don’t know, I started livestreaming back in 2018 on Twitch. I’m on hiatus now, but I still have some gadgets that I use for my everyday use like Zoom meetings, duets on TikTok, singing virtual with my siblings, and more. I’m going to start posting these gadgets and let you know what I use that I know work well, and are affordable. Please note these links are my Amazon affiliate links.

I’ve used a variety of gadgets throughout my streaming career. For today’s post, I’ll talk to you about the different types of webcams I’ve gone through.

Amcrest 1080p Webcam with Privacy Cover

Price On Oct 2021: $28.99 USD

This webcam is really affordable. I’m really amazed by the price, to be honest, because compared to my Logitech C922x webcam, which is triple the price, I felt the video quality is better. It also has a privacy cover you can flip down, so that’s a plus. I received this product in exchange for a review so if you want to see the video you can view the YouTube link below. I also compared it to the C922x webcam in the video.

Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam

Price On Oct 2021: $94.75 USD

This was the first webcam I’ve purchased and used at the start of my streaming career (aside from my integrated webcam on my gaming laptop). One of the plus sides for this is you can use the ChromaCam software to have chromakey backgrounds without a use for an actual green screen. However, I feel that it’s getting obsolete as there are way better webcams for 2021 for its video quality. Also my ChromaCam software stopped working for the C922x, which is a bummer. I’ve also had issues where the webcam would constantly autofocus and it doesn’t even do it well. I still have this webcam and can use it as a secondary camera if need be. Despite my grievances on this device, this doesn’t mean I don’t recommend this webcam, because it still works for what it does. It’s just my personal preference.

NexiGo 1080P 60FPS Webcam

Price On Oct 2021: $54.99 USD

I’ve used the NexiGo webcam for my church’s outdoor livestreams. I’ve never used it before but it was also cheaper than most webcam models and it was compared to Logitech C922x. It’s a good webcam for wide angles because it captures the whole audience and speaker. It has the auto-focus setting as well, but I had to turn that off and manually focus it because it kept auto-focusing on different things of the shot making the video output fluctuate. Still good for its buck, but probably not ideal for an outdoor setting.

And that’s it for the webcams I’ve used so far. If you like this series, please let me know through the comments and I will be posting more information of what devices/products I’ve used for livestreaming.

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