The best webcams for MacBooks 2024: top cameras for Apple laptops

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The best webcams for MacBooks 2024

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Logitech C920s Pro HD at an angle on a white background

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1. Logitech C920s Pro HD

Best webcam for MacBooks overall

Specifications

Resolution: Up to 1080p @ 30fps
Features: 78-degree field of view, attachable privacy shutter, two microphones

Reasons to buy

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Affordable for most people
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1080p video resolution

Reasons to avoid

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Some premium features only for 720p

The Logitech C920s Pro HD hones the basics and trims down the frills in order to keep the price of entry at an accessible level. At less than $100/£100, it delivers crisp 1080p video thanks to its five-element glass lens and effective autofocusing, albeit at only 30fps. And, although it doesn’t come with premium features, there are many things to appreciate here like its automatic light correction at 720p, dual microphone setup, and that included privacy shutter that MacBook users have never had the pleasure of having. There’s also a 78-degree field of view here as well as support for Logitech Capture, the brand’s own content creation app.

Read the full review: Logitech C920s Pro HD

Elgato Facecam from the front on a white background

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2. Elgato Facecam

Best for content creation

Specifications

Resolution: Up to 1080p @ 60fps
Features: 82-degree field of view, onboard memory, privacy cap

Reasons to buy

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Great for video content
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Excellent features for cleaner video

Reasons to avoid

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Might be expensive for the casual user

What do all content creators look for in a webcam? Clean and crisp high-resolution videos and fast, smooth performance. That’s something the Elgato Facecam delivers, thanks to its 8-element lens designed to minimize common lens issues like spherical aberration, chromatic aberration, and lens flare. Behind that lens is a Sony Starvis CMOS sensor and an ultra-fast processor – because every photographer and videographer know it takes more than pure talent to make high-quality content. Considering all that, the privacy cap and onboard memory are really just cherries on top. Naturally, support is provided for post-processing as well, thanks to the Camera Hub app. Just a fair warning: this webcam won’t come cheap.

Read the full review: Elgato Facecam

Logitech StreamCam at an angle on a white background

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3. Logitech StreamCam

Best for live streaming

Specifications

Resolution: Up to 1080p at 60fps
Features: 78-degree field of view, Autoframing, Intelligent Exposure

Reasons to buy

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Small and compact
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Lots of streaming features

Reasons to avoid

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Not the cheapest option

Don’t let the Logitech StreamCam’s cute and compact exterior fool you. This powerful and aptly named webcam delivers 1080p resolution at 60fps for the smoothest and sharpest video. Couple that with its Logitech Capture support, giving you useful streaming features like automatic framing and automatic exposure compensation, and you’ve got yourself a nifty tool for your live streaming ventures. There’s a set of two front-facing microphones so you’ll come out loud and clear to your viewers. Naturally, because it is specifically designed for live streamers, it’s also optimized for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), XSplit, and Streamlabs. It isn’t the cheapest webcam out there, but the price of entry is certainly fair for what it offers.

Read the full review: Logitech StreamCam

Logitech 4K Pro at an angle on a white background

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4. Logitech 4K Pro

Best 4K webcam

Specifications

Resolution: Up to 4K at 30fps
Features: RightLight 3 with HDR, 3x diagonal fields of view, omnidirectional mics, Windows Hello facial recognition support, privacy shade

Reasons to buy

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4K resolution is crisp
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Built-in infrared sensor for Windows Hello

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive webcam

A 4K webcam might not be necessary right now, but the Logitech 4K Pro is just the ticket if you’d like to future-proof your professional rig. That’s not only because of its ultra HD resolution. This webcam for MacBooks also comes loaded with features, from up to 90fps at 720p shooting capability and built-in infrared sensor for Windows Hello support to Logitech’s RightLight 3 with HDR feature that keeps you looking fab regardless of lighting conditions. As if that isn’t enough, it also offers three diagonal field of view options, a pair of omnidirectional mics, and privacy shade – not to mention, a travel bag for all those business trips.

Read the full review: Logitech 4K Pro

Anker Webcam PowerConf C300 from the front on a white background

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5. Anker Webcam PowerConf C300

Best webcam for business presentations

Specifications

Resolution: Up to 1080p @ 60fps
Features: AI Lighting, AI Framing, AI Colors, adjustable field of view

Reasons to buy

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Affordable for a 1080p at 60fps
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Excellent features for business conferencing

Reasons to avoid

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Video quality could be better

Anker has more than proven itself a reliable accessories brand despite being a newcomer in the peripherals market, which isn’t surprising considering its Google ties. The Anker Webcam PowerConf C300 doesn’t fall far from its fast-growing tree, giving folks a slightly more affordable option to business folks looking for a terrific 1080p webcam. A Logitech webcam rival, this offering delivers high resolution video at 60fps along with a set of nifty features on the side, including the ability to adjust its field of view depending on the number of people it detects in frame and its dynamic exposure and color adjustments to keep you looking terrific. Just because it’s a work meeting doesn’t mean you have to look your drabbiest.

NexiGo Streaming Webcam from the front on a white background

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6. NexiGo Streaming Webcam

Best budget webcam for MacBooks

Specifications

Resolution: 1080p @ 30fps
Features: 90-degree field of view, automatic color adjustment, 180-degree bracket adjustment

Reasons to buy

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Excellent price for casual users
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1080p only at 30fps

Reasons to avoid

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90-degree field of view might be too wide for some

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean the list of webcam choices for your MacBook is short. The re-emergence of webcams as a vital tool has brought forth many lesser known brands that produce decent quality options for much less than their big-name rivals. The NexiGo Streaming Webcam, for example, delivers good video quality at 1080p while setting you back less than $50/£50. Of course, being a bargain-basement alternative, there are compromises here – quality control isn’t among the company’s greatest strengths and that 90-degree field of view might be too wide for some. Still, this webcam is a boon to economizing folks.

Michelle Rae Uy
Computing Reviews and Buying Guides Editor

Michelle Rae Uy is the Computing Reviews and Buying Guides Editor here at TechRadar. She's a Los Angeles-based tech, travel and lifestyle writer covering a wide range of topics, from computing to the latest in green commutes to the best hiking trails. She's an ambivert who enjoys communing with nature and traveling for months at a time just as much as watching movies and playing sim games at home. That also means that she has a lot more avenues to explore in terms of understanding how tech can improve the different aspects of our lives.