There are two significant limitations with your built-in webcam. One, you can’t upgrade it beyond your manufacturer’s specs. Two, you can’t move it independently.
My first webcam upgrade was a Logitech C960
. It’s a 1080P webcam, which is a nice upgrade over the 780P camera in my MacBook.
I made a massive upgrade to my video this year just before the pandemic hit. In my case, it starts with a Sony Alpha a6400
, that’s connected to a Elgato Cam Link 4K USB adapter
. It’s hard to beat the glass lens and bigger sensor from good camera improvement. You can’t always see the highest quality on every video call, but it’s easy to spot when I record and upload a video.
You can mount this camera on a tripod on your desk, but I wanted something more secure. The Elgato Master Mount L
gives me exactly what I want. It mounts to my desk with a clamp, and the Flex Arm
extends my camera out over my desk to create a nice frame with my camera.