This is the one we'd pack if we were traveling for work.
Aimed at pro users with big monitors, the Life Cam studio offers the familiar combination of 1080p recording and 720p live video calling.
But, unlike traditional webcams, which rely on the PC to do the heavy lifting, this unit does the video encoding itself, which should in turn result in better video quality.
The wide, 90-degree field of view means it’s well-suited to business videoconferencing and presentations, and of course it’s Skype-certified for PC and Mac.
The Hue HD is a little bit different to other webcams: it's also been designed as a document capture/projection camera and a stop-motion camera.
Pair those features with a bendy neck, flexible approach and tough construction and there’s no wonder it’s a hit in classrooms.
The answer depends largely on whether your sights are set on getting famous on You Tube or simply chatting it up with friends.
It's not a camera you'd buy for a business boardroom but it's perfectly fine for everyday use. That's the Minoru's USP, and while the specification isn't stunning – it's 800 x 600 with manual focus and a fixed aperture, so it's only suitable for indoor shooting unless you've got a bunch of filters handy - it looks like a cute robot and enables you to take 3D video.
It rotates 360 degrees, can be mounted on a tripod and even autofocus with a range from four inches to infinity.
The wideband mic delivers crystal clear sound and Microsoft's True Color system automatically adjusts the exposure to keep you from the darkness.
Don't expect amazingly lifelike, photorealistic 3D avatars; this is a camera for messing around with, and if you approach it on that basis it's good fun.
The C930e claims to be Logitech's most advanced HD webcam and it's also one of the most expensive ones on the market.