5 PC Webcams for just under Php 1,000
While it may not be as popular as before, consumers need to purchase a dedicated webcam for their PC to able to do video chat. And this holiday season, some may not be able to go home and will rely on Skype or any similar video chat service available. If your built-in webcam is not working properly or perhaps you are in need of an upgrade or replacement, here are 5 cheap webcams under a thousand pesos we’ve found.
We begin with a pretty basic webcam from A4Tech. The PK-810G is a self standing camera you can leave on your desk with bendable stem for adjustment. It can support up to VGA quality of video at 30fps. Still images gets high up to 16-megapixels through software enhancements. It’s currently priced at Php 690 and comes in multiple colors.
This model in similar to the one above in terms of technicals but it clips on your display with its universal mounting clamp and can be directed on any side thanks to the 360° swivel neck. This could be a replacement camera for your notebook as well. It also has a built-in microphone for chatting and anti-glare lens coating. It can be yours for Php 720.
Moving on to the realm of high-definition, the PK-910H is a good try if you are in need of a better webcam. This one can do 1080p video at 30fps and it also has a built-in microphone for voice chatting. It’s designed to clip on to your monitors as well and can pan and tilt for adjustment. Still image can get up to 16-megapixel through interpolation. It’s kinda okay for Php 880.
Logitech Quickcam C170
Not all are from A4Tech because Logitech has an affordable webcam — the C170. It’s a universal clip-on webcam that can do XVGA video recording and take software enhanced 5-megapixel stills. It’s got a built-in microphone with noise-reduction for clearer voice capture during chats. It’s a quality PC camera for Php 895.
Lastly, we have the PK-900H. A portable webcam that can be folded and fit into pockets for travel. It also has a 360° swivel neck to be able to record at any angle. It can record 1080p video at 30fps and like most A4Tech webcam, the still can get up to 16-megapixel through interpolation. It’s priced at Php 920.
As you’ve noticed, most cheap cameras are from A4Tech since they are widely available and cheap at stores. If you need real quality webcam, there are more expensive options from Logitech that even have autofocus. If you’re on a budget, you can try the webcams listed above.