Webcam Recommendations

Check to see if your existing device is already equipped

Most modern laptops and tablets have webcams included as part of their standard equipment. They are typically installed in the frame above the display. On a Windows system, you can verify your webcam simply by opening the Camera app and checking for a picture.

Considerations for modern webcams

  • USB connector - your webcam should be able to physically connect to your device. Most devices use a USB (aka USB-A) style connection.
  • 720p or above - the resolution of your webcam should be 720p or higher for best results.
  • Built-in microphone(s) - your webcam should have a built-in microphone.

Recommended webcam models

Below are some webcam models which have been extensively tested on campus. Due to the excessive price-gouging that is occurring from supply shortages, we have included MSRP pricing for your reference.

Microsoft Lifecam 3000 (MSRP $38) - Microsoft | Amazon 
A (typically) affordable and reliable webcam that is perfect for individual use.

Logitech C270 (MSRP $40) - B&H | Amazon
Good for individual use. Tends to be in stock more often than the Lifecam. This is the model most often stocked by IT.

Logitech C920s (MSRP $70) - B&H | Amazon
An excellent "small group" webcam suitable for use in small conference spaces or for individuals.

Microsoft Lifecam Studio (MSRP $90) - B&H
Good for individual or small group conferencing.

Web Conferencing Installs for Larger Spaces

For the addition of web conferencing equipment into larger spaces, please complete a service request to initiate the consultation process.

More Information

You may also wish to consult this article for more information on web conferencing policies and capabilities here at Buffalo State.

To have your department initiate a webcam purchase, file a ticket here.

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