The Logitech StreamCam isn’t just our best webcam pick for content creators — it’s also one of the best gadgets I own. This camera makes me look better than just about any other I’ve tested, making it my go-to for streaming, podcasting and looking as sharp as possible during work calls. And now that it’s on sale for Black Friday, it’s an even easier recommendation for aspiring YouTubers and everyday WFH-ers alike.
The Logitech Streamcam is down to as low as $119 from its $169 starting price, which is a savings of up to $50 and the lowest price we’ve seen yet on this high-end webcam. And if you care about looking your best on camera without splurging on a fancy DSLR, it’s more than worth that relatively low price.
The StreamCam stands out in a few ways, but it’s best feature is that it simply takes great video. Logitech’s camera produced some of the brightest and most true-to-life images we’ve seen from any webcam, and still holds up fairly well under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. It also captures at a crisp 1080p resolution and a silky 60 frames per second — the latter essentially means that it’s twice as smooth as most cheaper webcams, and goes a long way towards making you look more lifelike and professional on camera.
Logitech’s premium webcam is also unique in the fact that it can capture in both horizontal and vertical orientations — just pop it out of its stand, rotate it sideways and you’ve got a whole new way to take video. The StreamCam’s vertical video mode can be useful for folks who want to take TikTok or Instagram-friendly video from their computer, and while I personally don’t use it much, it’s something no other mainstream camera does.
The StreamCam is also refreshingly attractive for a webcam, with a mesh-woven design that looks great in both white and grey. If you want a camera that actually complements your setup rather than just a black plastic bar that blends into it, this will fit the bill. And while the StreamCam works great out of the box, there’s some useful companion software for tweaking your shots and recording quick videos.
If I didn’t already have a Logitech StreamCam, this is the kind of Black Friday deal I’d jump on immediately. Whether you’re starting up a YouTube or Twitch channel or just want to be the sharpest-looking person on your Zoom call, Logitech’s super-crisp camera is an excellent pickup at this price.