Given an adequate lighting setup, they deliver very high quality video and audio on ANY modern computer OS without requiring any additional webcam software.
With prices ranging from around - USD there's a camera that meets any budget.
If you want Auto Focus, choose a hardware-based autofocus model with fluid, smooth focusing.
Some older autofocus cams only did so under Windows software control.
Web cams with an adjustable focus ring imply a bit of fiddling.
And often, just touching them to fine-tune it's focal length often knocks it out of position.
Cams that refer to Auto Exposure and Auto White-Balance indicate a webcam that can adapt to changes in lighting.Native, driverless OS-level web cam support is now built into Mac OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, Leopard & Tiger, Windows 10, 7 and 8, Vista and XP Service Pack 2 or 3, and all modern Linux distros.Here are three simple camera choices - all UVC compliant - from Logitech.Above are simple choices in a UVC compliant web camera: All of these are quality UVC compatible HD Web cameras from Logitech ideal for any budget.Choose from the razor-sharp premium Zeiss lens autofocus C920 (1080p) with stereo microphones, the autofocus C615 (1080p) with convenient camera tripod mounting hole, or the value-priced fixed-focus C310 (720p) HD UVC compatible webcam with great light management and clarity.Above are premium wide-angle UVC compatible group videoconferencing solutions for cross-platform environments.