A reasonable video call setup, post-script
14 Nov 2022
Raisons d’etre for this post:
I want to lower the (already quite low) standards on here, make it easier to post more crap more often.
A small, even lower-effort sequel to my
previous post. My brother asked me what webcam he should buy, I responded with some ideas, he said I should post it on the blog, here we are.
If you read the previous post, you know I have a Logitech C920 (no link for you).
It’s okay, does the job, better than whatever built-in thing you have.
Plus you can get a little slidey privacy thing from eBay for a few
But these are better
Your phone, with Camo or something similar. I tried this (albeit a Linux-friendly version) but found it too much faff.
Your mirrorless camera or similar, if you have one. I don’t. Also faff.
Elgato Facecam (~£140): seems pretty solid, doesn’t have a microphone, which I love (one less thing to not accidentally choose).
Opal C1 (~£250??): doesn’t seem possible to actually buy this (yet?) unless you know someone/something.
Lumina (~£150??): other bloggers say it’s decent, doesn’t seem easy to find in the UK.
Razer Kiyo Pro (~£100): seems decent, probably not as solid as the ones above but definitely better than the C920. Dell UltraSharp (~£150): also no webcam (a positive), reviews seem to say quality is great.
Logitech Brio (~£240): Super expensive, haven’t read overly positive things about it compared to the options above.
 go back Note that, depending on what video-call software you’re using, compression might make this whole endeavour a waste of time.