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Two months back, if you would have asked any teacher that if he/she plans to teach students online, you would’ve gotten mixed answers. But this pandemic has made it impossible for universities and institutions to function and has instead forced the teachers all around the world to finally look upon the world of internet to host their classes.

As an online teacher, your daily sufferance of sitting still for hours, adjusting your laptop screen to get that correct angle of the built-in webcam of your laptop is highly inconvenient and is killing your productivity. Most of these webcams harvest an image of poor quality making it difficult for the students to relate these online experiences with the experience of the real-world physical lectures. As an online teacher, one needs to bridge this gap of inconvenience and use dedicated webcams.

Dedicated webcams outrank built-in webcams in every measure. They are not limited by space, are flexible in adjusting angles, and are not susceptible to artificial light and sunlight. So as an online teacher, you must focus on these stark differences and make the right purchase.

To help you, here’s a list of the best budget webcams you can grab right now to enhance your online teaching experience.

1. Creative Live! HD Sync

Easy to use with its “plug-and-play” feature, this webcam features the ability to record up to 720p/30fps which offers a clean and sparkling video quality. Moreover, it features a built-in noise-canceling microphone that filters out the background noise for clearer voice chats, making it one of the best “value-for-money” webcams on the market.

2. Logitech HD Webcam C525

This small package is packed with a lot of features. It records 720p video at a 16:9 aspect ratio, features a built-in microphone, and a 360-degree full motion rotational camera. Although it is a bit on the pricier side, it’s smooth auto-focus and excellent positioning makes it a great purchase.

3. Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

If your main focus is video quality, then this is the right purchase for you. It records widescreen video at 1080p which makes you look like a pro! It also features a lens cover to protect your privacy, smooth autofocus, and light correction. And the list doesn’t end here as it features dual mics to record stereo audio.

4. Microsoft Lifecam Cinema

This camera is a cakewalk if you use a lot of Microsoft apps. Records 720p video and also features “plug-and-play” to instantly connect it to your machine. It also includes Microsoft’s ClearFrame technology which outputs smooth and detailed video.

With the world wrapped with uncertainty and face masks, you can only hope for this pandemic to end. Till then, make sure you make the right purchase and continue to impart quality knowledge to your pupils online.

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