There are a lot of video conferencing products out there: webcams, huddle cams, room systems, touchscreen controllers, and many more. So how do you choose the right setup? Once you’ve chosen a setup, how do you pick a brand and model? VC Daily has you covered. We’re always eager to review the best video conference cameras in every category. Here are a few we’ve written on:
For most people, a webcam is what they think of when they hear the phrase “video conference camera.” In the video conferencing industry, a webcam is a small personal video camera used in conjunction with your laptop or desktop computer. Logitech has long dominated this category, although quality options are available from other brands as well.
Conference Room/Huddle Room Camera Reviews
If you’re looking for a camera for a huddle room or small-to-medium sized conference room, a conference room cam should fit the bill. These video cameras have wide-angle lenses that ensure everyone in your meeting room can be seen on the other end. Many of them are also easily portable and come with built-in speakers.
Video Conference Controller Reviews
At VC Daily, we think of video conferencing controllers as “hubs”–central control panels that make it easy to start, join, or schedule a call. These touch control displays can usually be linked up to other systems in the room, allowing users to draw the shades, dim the lights, and even adjust the thermostat all from the same touchscreen.
Video Conference Room System Reviews
A video conference room system is the complete package for your meeting room or board room. It should include a quality camera, speaker (or speakers), and a touchscreen controller. A room system will often include one or more standalone microphones as well, to make sure no one’s contribution gets overlooked in a large or noisy room.
Home Video Conference Hub Reviews
Perhaps the newest type of video conferencing device, the home video conferencing hub is a simple, standalone touchscreen with built-in mic and speaker designed to make it easy to place a social video call to a friend or family member without carrying your phone around in your hand. Like a smart speaker with a screen, they can respond to voice commands to make a video call to your mom or just play your 90s music playlist.