If you want to succeed as a camgirl and you don’t already own an external HD webcam, you need one. The quality of your customers depends on the quality of your webcam and trust me, you don’t want low quality customers (they don’t usually come with money lol). So, unless your laptop’s built-in camera happens to stream in at least 720p HD, you’re lucky you landed here!
First, my top two choices for live broadcasting:
Logitech HD Webcam C525
I’ll save you some time. If you’re starting on a budget, buy this.
This is the webcam I personally started with and it definitely lives up to Logitech’s reputation. It’s been four years, it’s been through a whole lot of shit, and it still works like the day I bought it. It’s portable and it’s resilient, which makes it the perfect solution for live streaming.
Streams in 720p HD
Takes 8 MP photos (not too shabby)
Durable plastic lens
Rotates 360 degrees (wee)
Portable fold-and-go design
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
This is the most popular choice of HD camera in the webcam modeling community, and it’s currently Logitech’s bestseller with good reason. If you have the cash, this is definitely a step up from the aforementioned C525. Worth it.
Streams in full 1080p HD
Takes 15MP photos
Durable glass lens
Dual HD quality stereo microphones
This next one is my go-to for content creation:
Logitech Conference Cam BCC950
It works for live streaming, but it’s a bit clunky. If you’re planning on selling homemade porn on a site like ManyVids, though, it’s a great option. What the conference cam lacks in portability it makes up for with that sweet remote control tilt/pan action – allows YOU more portability. Besides, you can just edit out the part where you were using the remote. 😉 Bit more of an investment upfront, but think of the awesome videos you’ll create. God I sound like an ad. But yeah no, if you have the cash, check this guy out. I would consider it a supplement to your ideally-more-portable streaming webcam.
Streams in full 1080p HD at 30 frames per second
Remote control pan/tilt/zoom with 10 foot range
Omni-directional microphone with both noise and echo cancellation
The answer is yes. You will not succeed in this industry without smooth HD quality in both your live broadcasts and your content for sale.
Start out on the right foot by investing in a good quality webcam. This is arguably the most important tool you are going to be using. For some context, I spent about $50 in Canada when I bought the C525 to start working on cam four years ago, and I made just over $60 within my first few hours (ah, memories). You don’t even have to be amazing. A good webcam will pay for itself if you give it a chance.
Take it easy.
You might notice these are all Logitech products. I don’t have a special relationship with Logitech. I’ve just always found their products to be simultaneously the highest quality and most budget-friendly. I do however have a special relationship with Amazon, and if you buy stuff through the links on this post you will be supporting O Camgirl. Thanks!