10 Wide-Angle HD Webcams for Skype HD Video Calling

With the wide-angle HD webcams listed here, you can make Skype HD video calls that can fit more into the picture (with a larger field of view), without as much need to squeeze into the frame or move the camera around.

In the table below, compare the field of view (viewing-angle) and Skype HD video call quality (1080p/720p) of these 10 wide-angle HD webcams. Also, see overviews of the pros, cons and details of each HD webcam.

Wide-Angle HD Webcams for Skype Video Calls: Field of View and Call Quality

Skype HD video calls are possible in both full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels, 1080p) and HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels, 720p) with a capable HD webcam, a capable system (PC or Mac) and a capable Internet connection.

When comparing and deciding on an HD webcam that can make Skype HD video calls with a wide-angle field of view, these three factors would seem to be key: the camera field of view, the best available call quality (1080p/720p), and the price.

In the table below, HD webcams are loosely ordered by a combination of these three factors. Further details for each webcam can be found below this table.

Wide-Angle
HD Webcam
Field of View
(Degrees)
Video Call Quality (Max. Resolution)Highlights
Logitech C930e
Webcam
90-degreesFull HD 1080p- onboard video processing
- 4x zoom in 1080p
- external privacy shutter
more Logitech C930e details below
Logitech
ConferenceCam Connect
90-degreesFull HD 1080p- optimized for video calls with 1-6 people
- wireless screen mirroring
- onboard video processing
- portable all-in-one design
more Logitech ConferenceCam Connect details below
Genius
WideCam F100
120-degreesFull HD 1080p- rotates 360-degrees
more WideCam F100 details below
Logitech C920
HD Pro Webcam
78-degreesFull HD 1080p
- onboard video processing
- 20-step autofocus
more Logitech C920 details below
Logitech CC3000e
ConferenceCam
90-degreesFull HD 1080p- optimized for groups of up to 10
- integrated full duplex speakerphone
- microphones with 20-foot range
- onboard video processing
more Logitech CC3000e details below
Logitech BCC950
ConferenceCam
78-degreesFull HD 1080p- optimized for video calls with 1-4 people
- onboard video processing
- integrated full duplex speakerphone
more Logitech BCC950 details below
Logitech B910
HD Webcam
78-degreesHD 720p- external privacy shutter
- full HD 1080p video recording
more Logitech B910 details below
Logitech C910
HD Pro Webcam
83-degreesHD 720p- full HD 1080p video recording
more Logitech C910 details below
Logitech C615
HD Webcam
74-degreesHD 720p- rotates 360-degrees
- full HD 1080p video recording
more Logitech C615 details below
Microsoft
LifeCam Studio
75-degreesHD 720p- rotates 360-degrees
- full HD 1080p video recording
more Microsoft
LifeCam Studio details below

Wide-Angle HD Webcams for Skype Video Calls: Details

Further infomation is listed below about each wide-angle HD webcam’s pros, cons, system requirements for HD video calls and other details.

One such detail is that some of these webcams feature onboard video processing, where the camera’s built-in hardware encoder handles the video processing. This serves to reduce the load on your computer, resulting in smoother video.

Logitech C930e Webcam


Pros - Logitech Webcam C930e
- Logitech Webcam C930e field of view is 90-degrees (wide-angle).
- Full HD 1080p video calling is available (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Uses H.264 SVC 1080p video compression, with onboard video processing (H.264 hardware encoding) for smoother video.
- Skype Certified. Also certified for Skype for Business, optimized for Lync, and Cisco compatible (WebEx).

Cons - Logitech Webcam C930e
- Does not rotate.

Details - Logitech Webcam C930e
- Camera lens: zooms to 4x in 1080p, Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, automatic low-light correction.
- Mic: built-in dual stereo mics.
- External privacy shutter attached. Tripod-ready universal clip included for laptops, LCD or CRT monitors.

Requirements - Logitech Webcam C930e HD Video Calling
- System requirements: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 ready).
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows 7 or 8, Mac OS X 10.7.
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Logitech ConferenceCam Connect


Pros - Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
- Logitech ConferenceCam Connect field of view is 90-degrees (wide-angle).
- Optimized for video calls with 1-6 people.
- Full HD 1080p video calling is available (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Uses H.264 UVC 1.5 with Scalable Video Coding (SVC), with onboard video processing (H.264 hardware encoding) for smoother video.
- Digital pan, digital/mechanical tilt and 4x digital zoom in full HD from remote control or optional downloadable app.
- Portable all-in-one design.
- Skype Certified. Also, Skype for Business certified, optimized for Lync, Cisco Jabber and WebEx.

Cons - Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
- Does not rotate.

Details - Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
- Camera lens: Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, digital pan/tilt/zoom.
- Audio: 2 omni-directional microphones with a 12-foot diameter range, 360-degree sound, integrated full duplex speakerphone with echo and noise cancellation.
- Kensington security slot, HDMI connector for TV output, rechargeable battery.
- Up to 15 hours battery life (3 hours for video-conferencing and screen mirroring).
- LED indicators for streaming, mute and hold.
- Dockable remote control for camera and speakerphone functions (10-foot range).
- Bluetooth and NFC enabled.
- Wireless screen mirroring: connect to ConferenceCam through Wi-Fi to screen mirror presentations, spreadsheets, videos or Internet content from a mobile device to a TV screen.

Requirements - Logitech ConferenceCam Connect HD Video Calling
- System requirements: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 ready).
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows 7 or 8.1, Mac OS X 10.7, Google Chromebook (version 29.0.1547.70, platform 4319.79.0).
- Screen mirroring minimum requirements: Android 4.3, Windows 8.1.
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Genius WideCam F100


Pros - Genius WideCam F100
- Genius WideCam F100 field of view is 120-degrees (wide-angle).
- Full HD 1080p video calling is available (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Rotates 360-degrees.

Cons - Genius WideCam F100
- No autofocus.

Details - Genius WideCam F100
- Camera lens: manual focus with glass lens, 12 MP.
- Mic: built-in stereo microphone.

Requirements - Genius WideCam F100 HD Video Calling
- System requirements: Intel Core2 1.8 GHz, 512MB RAM, 200MB hard drive space, USB 2.0 port.
- Recommended system: Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB RAM, 200MB hard drive space, 1 Mbps upload speed, USB 2.0 port.
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Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam


Pros - Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam
- Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam field of view is 78-degrees (wide-angle).
- Full HD 1080p video calling is available (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Uses H.264 video compression, with onboard video processing (H.264 hardware encoding) for smoother video.
- Skype Certified.

Cons - Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam
- Does not rotate.
- Logitech C920 is not officially supported for Mac computers, but based on user reviews seems to work with Macs.

Details - Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam
- Camera lens: 20-step autofocus, Carl Zeiss lens, automatic low-light correction.
- Mic: built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction.
- Tripod-ready universal clip included for laptops, LCD or CRT monitors.

Requirements - Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam HD Video Calling
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 8.
- Bandwidth requirements: 1 Mbps upload/download for 720p, 2 Mbps upload/download for 1080p.
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Logitech CC3000e ConferenceCam


Pros - Logitech CC3000e ConferenceCam
- Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e field of view is 90-degrees (wide-angle).
- Motorized pan (260-degrees), tilt (130-degrees) and zoom (10x lossless zoom), using remote control or console.
- Wide field of view for groups of up to 10.
- Full HD 1080p video calling is available (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Uses H.264 UVC 1.5 with Scalable Video Coding (SVC), with onboard video processing (H.264 hardware encoding) for smoother video.
- Skype Certified. Also Skype for Business certified, optimized for Lync, Cisco Jabber, WebEx.

Cons - Logitech CC3000e ConferenceCam
- Higher price than others listed.

Details - Logitech CC3000e ConferenceCam
- Camera lens: Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus.
- Audio: 2 omni-directional noise-cancelling microphones with 20-foot diameter range, integrated full duplex speakerphone with echo and noise cancellation.
- Kensington security slot.
- Bluetooth and NFC enabled.
- LEDs to indicate streaming, mute, hold.

Requirements - Logitech CC3000e ConferenceCam HD Video Calling
- System requirements: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 ready).
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows 7 or 8, Mac OS X 10.7, Google Chromebook (version 29.0.1547.70, platform 4319.79.0).
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Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam


Pros - Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam
- Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam field of view is 78-degrees (wide-angle).
- Optimized for video calls with 1-4 people.
- Full HD 1080p video calling is available (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Uses H.264 video compression, with onboard video processing (H.264 hardware encoding) for smoother video.
- Motorized pan (180-degrees), tilt (55-degrees) and zoom.
- 9-inch extender stem for elevation / eye level camera angle.
- Skype Certified. Also certified for Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber and WebEx.

Cons - Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam
- Does not rotate.

Details - Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam
- Camera lens: Carl Zeiss optics, 9-point autofocus.
- Audio: noise-cancelling microphone, integrated full duplex omni-directional speakerphone with 8-foot range, 3.5 mm analog headset jack.
- Remote control to answer calls, end calls, set volume, pan, tilt, zoom and mute.

Requirements - Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam HD Video Calling
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6.
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Logitech B910 HD Webcam


Pros - Logitech B910 HD Webcam
- Logitech HD Webcam B910 field of view is 78-degrees (wide-angle).
- HD 720p video calling is available (up to 1280 x 720 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Skype Certified. Also, Skype for Business certified, Cisco compatible, and certified for Avaya and Avistar.

Cons - Logitech B910 HD Webcam
- Only HD 720p video calling available.
- Does not rotate.

Details - Logitech B910 HD Webcam
- Camera lens: Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus.
- Mic: built-in dual microphones.
- Universal clip fits laptops, LCD or CRT monitors.
- External privacy shutter.

Requirements - Logitech B910 HD Webcam HD Video Calling
- System requirements: Quad Core 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM.
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac iOS 10.7.
- Bandwidth requirements: 1.5 mbps upload.
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Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam


Pros - Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam
- Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 field of view is 83-degrees (wide-angle).
- HD 720p video calling is available (up to 1280 x 720 pixels).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Skype Certified.

Cons - Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam
- Only HD 720p video calling available.
- Does not rotate.

Details - Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam
- Camera lens: 5 MP HD sensor, Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, intelligent auto light correction.
- Mic: dual built-in noise-cancelling mics.

Requirements - Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam HD Video Calling
- System requirements: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 port.
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.5.
- Bandwidth requirements: 1 Mbps upload speed.
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Logitech C615 HD Webcam


Pros - Logitech C615 HD Webcam
- Logitech HD Webcam C615 field of view is 74-degrees (wide-angle).
- HD 720p video calling is available (up to 1280 x 720 pixels).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Rotates 360-degrees, with fold-and-go portability.
- Skype Certified.

Cons - Logitech C615 HD Webcam
- Field of view is lower compared to the other webcams listed here.
- Only HD 720p video calling available.

Details - Logitech C615 HD Webcam
- Camera lens: autofocus.
- Mic: built-in mics with automatic noise reduction
- Universal mounting clip for laptops, LCD or CRT monitors; also tripod-ready.

Requirements - Logitech C615 HD Webcam HD Video Calling
- System requirements: 2.4 GHz Intel Core2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 port.
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.5.
- Bandwidth requirements: 1 Mbps upload speed.
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio


Pros - Microsoft LifeCam Studio
- Microsoft LifeCam Studio field of view is 75-degrees (wide-angle).
- HD 720p video calling is available (up to 1280 x 720 pixels, up to 30 frames per second).
- Full HD 1080p video recording.
- Skype Certified. Also optimized for Lync.

Cons - Microsoft LifeCam Studio
- Field of view is lower compared to the other webcams listed here.
- Only HD 720p video calling available.

Details - Microsoft LifeCam Studio
- Camera lens: autofocus from 4-inches to infinity.
- Mic: built-in high-fidelity microphone.
- Rotates 360-degrees; tripod ready.
- Lens cap.

Requirements - Microsoft LifeCam Studio HD Video Calling
- System requirements: Intel Dual-Core 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 1.5 GB hard drive space, 2 MB or higher video memory, USB 2.0.
- Operating system minimum requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8, Windows RT 8.1, Mac OS X 10.7.
- Bandwidth requirements:
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Alternative Wide-Angle HD Webcams for Skype Video Calls

Here are some more wide-angle HD webcams for making Skype video calls that were not included above:

Summary

Aside from the main factors listed above (field of view, HD video call quality, price), some of the other information detailed for each HD webcam may help you decide which best fits your needs.

For example, your main type of video call may be 1-on-1 video calls while sitting at your desk, conference calls with several people in the room, or family calls with kids running around.

In any case, both a capable system and Internet connection will also be required for a good Skype HD video calling experience.

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