Whether you're working from home or staying in contact with loved ones, a good webcam has become an essential tool for most of us. While your computer's built-in camera is probably just fine, Black Friday and the holidays is the perfect time to go beyond "fine." There are deals galore on some great webcams, so do yourself a favor and upgrade your video setup while the sales are plentiful.
But you don't just want to pick up any old webcam for your new Mac or other computer. There are already deals on many cameras found in our round-up of the best webcams. These include some from our favorite brands like Logitech, Razer, and others.
Webcams come in various shapes and sizes with different internals to match your needs and budget. When looking for a webcam, you should look at resolution and frame rate above all other factors, excluding price. The clarity of the video is perhaps most important for any webcam since it determines just how well the people on the other side can see your smiling face. Clearer images have a higher resolution, while higher frame rates allow on-camera body movements to appear smoother on the screen.
The price vendors charge for webcams is usually heavily tied to the resolution and frame rates they provide. However, as need webcams enter the market, you're like to see steep price drops on recently retired models that are still terrific and likely to match your needs.
Where to find the best Black Friday webcam deals
If you're looking for the best webcam at the best possible price, you've come to the right place. We keep tabs on webcam pricing all year round to let you know which holiday deals are worth taking advantage of the most.
- Amazon: the world's largest oneline retailer offers great discounts on webcams, especially during peak shopping times like Black Friday
- Best Buy: This amazing retailer also offers great prices on webcams, often matching the prices you find elsewhere
- Walmart: In-store deals are often plentiful during the holidays
- B&H: Check out the site's sales on webcams and enjoy
Black Friday is on November 26 this year, although most sales have already started. Over the past several years, we've seen the whole of November dominated by early Black Friday deals, with many offering the lowest prices of the year on some models.
Black Friday Logitech webcam deals
This huge provider offers stylish accessories that don't just look good but are also very useful. Best of all, it has products to match every budget. Currently, Logitech offers over a dozen webcams on its website, and this doesn't include recently retired models that you might be able to find elsewhere at very low prices.
Logitech C920S Pro | $10 off
The C920S Pro HD Webcam delivers crisp and detailed images in 1080p HD. It has a 78-degree field of view making it easy to get more than one person in the frame too.
Black Friday Razer webcam deals
If you're a gamer, you're already familiar with Razer laptops. But, did you know the retailer also has a great line of accessories, including mice, keyboards, and, yes, webcams? These products get the job done and are terrific to look at and come at various price points.
Razer Kiyo | $30 off
With a built-in ring light, you're always going to be plenty well-lit when you stream or video chat, and with 60FPS (at 720p), your fans can see every jump, punch, and shot. It's $30 off for Black Friday.
Razer Kiyo Pro | $100 off
Razer's Kiyo Pro ups the ante with 1080p 60FPS capability, HDR support, more advanced light sensor, and customizable filed of view. It's discount is also better this Black Friday with $100 off — that's 50% saving.
Black Friday Other webcam deals
Logitech and Razer aren't the only companies offering terrific webcams. You'll quickly find that other retailers also provide high-quality products at different price levels. When looking for a new webcam, decide which features are the ones most important to you and match it to the price you're willing to pay. Then, once you get it, enjoy!
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.