With a set budget of about S$50, I went in search of the best budget webcam for about S$50. And no, you need not spend S$50, S$20 might just be all you need!
So in the last 16 months or so, Zoom (insert your most frequently used video conferencing platform here) meetings had become an integral part of the day-to-day of the work-from-home (WFH) workforce. It was in one of these Zoom meetings that I realized my Microsoft Lifecam Studio, a Full HD 1080p webcam, can only output up to a maximum resolution of 720p in Zoom (I was wrong…… more on that later).
I was unwilling to shell out S$150 for a Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam (S$149 from Shopee at the time of post), which I had previously gotten for the wife some time back.
Despite already around for a couple of years (long years in the tech world), the Logitech C920 HD Pro is still widely regarded as the holy grail of webcam which it comes to work.
Hence the search for a good wallet-friendly budget webcam! Will I be able to get anything decent at this price point? Read on to learn more about the Hikvision DS-E12!