Webcams are miniature (sometimes hidden) cameras attached to computer systems. These cameras are basically designed to provide optimized audiovisual sensations during remote conversations or gaming.
Although recently developed computer systems are equipped with built-in HD webcams, you can get a better resolution in 4K webcams. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of the best 4K webcams currently available.
While no computer system can boast of a built-in 4K webcam, any standard PC (Windows, Linux, Mac, and so on) can enjoy the 4K experience simply by connecting an external 4K webcam to their computer.
With this, you get the best of live streaming sensation, as well as well-detailed pictures/videos during live chats/streaming.
One obvious stumbling block, however, is identifying which of the available 4K webcams is suitable for you.
To address this issue, we bring you reviews on five of the best 4K webcams. Take a closer look and make a choice as soon as possible.
What are the best 4K webcams for quality video conferences?
- Full-screen feedback (display)
- Live editing
- Ultra low-latency technology
- Direct storage (on hard drive)
- Quality up to 1080P60 or 4K at 30 FPS
- Random green and purple hues
Elgato Cam Link 4K is not a conventional webcam; it is rather an HDMI video capture device. However, it has the capability to modify a standard DSLR/camcorder/action cam to a webcam on computer systems.
With a connected Cam Link 4K, your camera appears like a 4K webcam on various apps (Skype, Viber, etc.). As such, you can enjoy live chats and record videos in 4K resolution.
The Cam Link 4K-enhanced camera is able to record videos in 4K (2160p) resolution at 30 frames per second.
You can also record/stream videos at a lower resolution of 1080 pixels (at 60 frames per second) or at a much lower resolution of 720 pixels (at 60 frames per second).
- IR facial recognition
- Background noise filter
- 4k streaming
- Flexible stand
- RightLight 3 technology
- No software support
Logitech is arguably the most prominent webcam manufacturer in the world. And it comfortably sits on our top with its superb Brio 4K webcam, which is widely regarded as one of the most advanced webcams in the market.
Logitech Brio Ultra HD Webcam incorporates some of the best obtainable specs/features of any webcam.
It has a 5x HD Zoom capacity, multiple resolutions (2160 pixel, 1080p and 720p), Windows Hello (for Windows computers), and more.
The multiple resolution support allows you to change the webcam’s resolution as you see fit. For instance, the 2160p (4K) resolution provides detailed structure of your face (including sweat pores, goose pimples and the likes) during a live chat.
Hence, if you don’t want this, you can easily tune down the webcam to the less resolute 1080p or 720p.
Another noteworthy feature of Logitech Brio 4K is the RightLight 3 technology, which uses advanced AI system to automatically modify videos/pictures to suit every lighting condition (gloomy or flashy).
Therefore, even in a low-light condition, you can still get a near-perfect video recording or streaming experience.
Furthermore, the Brio allows you to view videos/pictures in three viewing angles – 90 0, 78 0, and 65 0. This provides you with a wide diagonal, horizontal, and vertical view.
- 3840x2160 resolution
- Play and Pause function
- Automatic low light correction
- Superior compatibility
- Clear quality
- Tripod legs are a bit stiff
The Looca Webcam 4K HD Computer Camera is ready to capture FULL HD video at a wide-angle, not to mention that it easily works with some of the most popular video apps including YouTube and FaceTime.
Even if you’re not tech-savvy, this model is all about just plugging and playing, without having to bother about installing any drivers or worrying about complicated procedures.
Moreover, it comes with a special privacy shutter that can be used to covers your webcam when not in use, in order to prevent web hackers from spying on you.
- CMOS image sensor
- Exceptional noise reduction
- Cross-platform compatibility
- Multi-jointed stand
- Premier Presentation Tool
- Questionable sound quality
IPEVO V4K is a specially designed 4K webcam for scanning documents, barcodes, books, and so on. Although it is also well-equipped for live chats and video streaming, it is better known as a document/presentation camera.
The V4K allows you to stream in an ultra-high resolution of 3264 x 2488 pixels at 15 frames per second. You also can capture scenes in 1080 pixels, at an improved fps rate of 30.
IPEVO V4K Ultra HD Webcam hosts an 8 MP camera, with a maximum 4K resolution of 3264 x 2488 pixels.
There is also a low-latency support, occasioned by the optimized FPS rates, which provide a lag-free streaming experience.
No less important, it works perfectly well with notable computer software like Viber, Skype, Google Hangouts, and the likes.
4K is the best obtainable camera resolution for now, and this resolution is not supported by any built-in computer webcam.
While this is expected to change in the coming years (or even months), you can still enjoy an optimized 4K experience for playing live games, live video streaming, or live chats. To achieve this, you need a 4K webcam.
Although only a handful of 4K webcams are available in the market, there are still a number of fake/less durable ones among them.
- Privacy cover
- Tripod included
- Sleek compact folding design
- Pause and Play button
- Compatible with most apps
- Random blur issues
This XPCAM 4K Webcam, 8MP HD Computer Camera is one of the most interesting webcams in the market, providing flawless video recording and live streaming.
Since it comes equipped with a dual noise reduction microphone, it makes the sound purer, so that everyone hears the real you.
As for the sleek compact folding design, it’s a major advantage as well. It’s clear that you can take it easily anytime, anywhere.
Hence, we have outlined, in this article, five of the best 4K webcams for you. Let us know which one is your final pick in the comments area below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.