Which Webcam is Best for Online Teaching?

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Which Webcam is Best for Online Teaching?

Since the epidemic, an enormous amount of employees, teachers and students have adopted from offline to online working and learning. The great thing about online teaching is that there is no restriction on both parties’ locations or schedules. The seminar can be done either live or recorded. Online teaching would require a computer and a professional webcam so that teachers can spread knowledge, skills and culture worldwide. It is vital to understand the difference between a built-in camera and an external webcam to select a professional webcam.

4 consideration aspects when selecting a webcam

1. Video quality resolutions

High resolution video experience would always be the primary consideration, 1080P resolution is the best image quality for all webcams

2. Built-in microphone

The quality of the built-in microphone of the external webcam often has higher performance than the built-in microphone of the notebook computer. The noise cancelling function would always be in consideration, so the other party could hear clearly.

3. Privacy protection

It is vital for privacy protection. Webcams would always include a privacy cover, either electronic or physical methods. When the video must be temporarily turned off, it should only need a simple operation.

4. Professional standards & User friendly

Abandoning the computer’s built-in camera means we are pursuing a higher quality webcam with more professional functions. But it is essential that the webcam can still be user-friendly to avoid any complicated setup and complicated parameter buttons.

5 recommended professional external webcams for remote teaching

We have selected 5 different models of professional external webcam and conducted a detailed analysis of the specs and purchase reasons. For you to carefully consider, the summarized info of the 5 models can be found at the end of the article. Each model has its own unique selling point.
There is always a suitable model for you to pick.

1. EMEET SmartCam C980PRO

Webcam with Microphone and Speaker C980 Pro

(1)Key Specs

  • Video Quality: 1080P/30FPS
  • Microphone: 4
  • Field of View: 90º
  • Privacy Cover: Physical

(2)Purchase Reason

  • Most cost effective 3-in-1 product: Webcam with Microphone & Speaker
  • 2 Built-in Speakers (no additional speaker accessories required)
  • 4 AI microphone arrays for strong sound pickup

(3)Product Description

C980PRO is a professional 3-in-1 webcam, equipped with 4 microphones, 2 speakers and HD quality 1080P; highly cost-effective in the 3-in-1 camera market, and two 81dB speakers bring high sound quality. The 90º wide-angle camera could make the teaching much easier as the student can read the written content on the board. The C980PRO can be used with a tripod and could be placed anywhere to start your online teaching.

2. EMEET SmartCam C970L

Webcam with ring light

(1)Key Specs

  • Video Quality: 1080P/60FPS
  • Microphone: 2
  • Field of View: 75º-90º
  • Privacy Cover: Electronic

(2)Purchase Reason

  • Webcam with ring light & 3 stage touch adjustable lighting function
  • 60FPS brings the most realistic image experience
  • Autofocus adjustment function

(3)Product description

C970L is an updated version of C970. The webcam is focused on image resolutions. As you can see, the most unique point is the lights surrounding the lens. There are 3 different lighting levels for selection, which can be adjusted by touching the surface. No matter what environment you are currently in, there will always be a suitable lighting level for you to select.

Furthermore, C970L has a high resolution of 1080P & 60FPS that can fully restore all the image details, which is highly suitable for virtual teaching, i.e. Beauty teaching. Also, the C970L has an autofocus function; just like in face-to-face meetings, the camera continuously focuses on you.

3. EMEET SmartCam C965

1080P/30FPS webcam

(1)Key Specs

  • Video Quality: 1080P/30FPS
  • Microphone: 2
  • Field of View: 96º
  • Privacy Cover: Physical

(2)Purchase Reason

  • Support 360° Rotation with no limit on fixed angle
  • Autofocus webcam
  • 96° wide angle, could contain all your body language

(3)Product description

C965 is the one and only 360° rotation webcam; you can adjust the camera's direction arbitrarily and are not limited by the fixed angle of view, bringing more different angles. For example, when you want to show other perspectives during a lecture, it's easier to adjust the lens than to move the whole computer.

Furthermore, the C965 has an autofocus function, which allows the students to have a more realistic experience with such function. Compared with other cameras, the C965 has a large field of view of 96°, which is a good choice when you need to cooperate with body language for teaching.

4. EMEET SmartCam C960

 usb webcam c960

(1)Key Specs

  • Video Quality: 1080P/30FPS
  • Microphone: 2
  • Field of View: 90º
  • Privacy Cover: Physical

(2)Purchase Reason

  • Most cost effective product
  • Basic level webcam with microphone
  • Highest sales volume and widely recognized by the market

(3)Product description

C960 is the most cost-effective product compared with other models. Once you've seen the price and functions, you will definitely agree with us. C960 launched over 3 years ago and has been highly recognized on the market. It is highly recommended for first-time buyers to purchase this USB webcam because C960 is an entrance-level webcam, user-friendly and has professional specs. C960 also includes a high resolution of 1080P. EMEET has always been committed to democratizing professional products and hoping more people could use them efficiently.

5. EMEET SmartCam C950

1080P webcam c950

(1)Key Specs

  • Video Quality: 1080P/30FPS
  • Microphone: 1
  • Field of View: 70º
  • Privacy Cover: Physical

(2)Purchase Reason

  • Small & convenient for travelling, only weighs 74pounds
  • Friendly price and would be the first choice for cost effective product
  • Small size but includes all the professional functions

(3)Product description

C950 is a small but powerful webcam. Once you see the product, you will be amazed by its unique exterior design with a circular appearance. C950 only weighs 74 pounds, so it is incredibly convenient to pack for travel. Even though the C950 is small, it will not affect the professional experience it brings. High-resolution video chatting can occur anytime, anywhere, and it will never disappoint you.

Summarized Chart

Model EMEET SmartCam C980PRO EMEET SmartCam C970L EMEET SmartCam C965 EMEET SmartCam C960 EMEET SmartCam C950
Design Appearance img img img img img
Recommend Rate ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Exclusive 3-in-1 3 levels of lighting options 360°Rotation Most cost effective Small & Convenient
Use Method Live & Record Live & Record Live & Record Live & Record Live & Record
Max Resolution 1080P 1080P 1080P 1080P 1080P
Max Frame Rate 30FPS 60FPS 30FPS 30FPS 30FPS
Microphone 4 2 2 2 1
Microphone pick sound distance 20-300cm Recommend distance:80-100cm 20-300cm Recommend distance:80-100cm 20-300cm Recommend distance:80-100cm 20-300cm Recommend distance:80-100cm 20-300cm Recommend distance:80-100cm
Speakerphone 2 / / / /
Field of View 90° 75º-90° 96° 90° 70°
AI Noise Reduction Noise cancelling & Echo Suppression Noise cancelling & Echo Suppression Noise cancelling & Echo Suppression Noise cancelling & Echo Suppression Noise cancelling & Echo Suppression
Connection USB2.0、TypeA USB2.0、TypeA USB2.0、TypeA USB2.0、TypeA USB2.0、TypeA
Privacy Cover Physical Electronic Physical Physical Physical
Focus Fixed Focus Auto focus Auto focus Fixed Focus Fixed Focus
EMEETLINK Video Editing: Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, White Balance, Anti-Flicker, etc.
Compactiabiliy Zoom、Microsoft Teams、Skype for Business、Slack、Webex and many more
Support System Windows 7, 8, 10, or later、Mac OS 10.10 or later
Tripod 1/4 inches 1/4 inches 1/4 inches 1/4 inches /
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Accessories C980 Pro x1
Privacy Cover x1
User Manual x1
Carrying Bag x1
C970L x1
User Manual x1
C965 x1
User Manual x1
Privacy Cover x1
C960 x1
User Manual x1
Privacy Cover x1
C950 x1
User Manual x1
Privacy Cover x1

These 5 models are all suitable for teaching online from home or online learning, and it would bring a much different experience that you couldn't get from using the built-in camera of notebook computer. There are also a lot more different products for selection and they are all fantastic, welcome to preview.

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