There are various types of the webcam; such are as follows:
- Integrated: Many laptops, netbooks, and other computers are specially designed for portability with built-in webcam, which is located at the top of the screen. These cameras are designed with lower pixels; therefore, they offer lower quality images. But still, they are capable of managing video calls. Some of the models come with dual cameras, one for snapping photos and the other for video calls. Integrated cameras reduce the uses of webcam camera. But it offers higher convenience and reduces clutter from too many peripherals.
- Standalone: Standalone webcams commonly connect to the computer through a USB cable. These cameras are designed with a lens unit and stand or clip. To connect the computers, older models of the standalone camera may use serial port connectors or other methods of data transfer. These webcams allow users to pick a high-quality camera and microphone or suitable headset according to your requirement, as it offers the most control over your peripherals.
- Network Cameras: Network cameras are much similar to the conventional webcams, except that they transfer their data through Ethernet or wireless connections. These cameras are widely used for closed-circuit security television. Also, as compared to ordinary webcams, network cameras work more appropriately in high-end videoconferencing setups. The cost of network cameras is less than most webcams, but they need a high network connection to work properly.
- Webcams with Microphones: The need for a separate microphone or a headset is reduced by the standalone webcams as they come with a built-in microphone. Microphone webcams only can be used with a set of headphones. However, you should avoid using these cameras at the same time as your computer speakers. Sometimes, the output from the speakers can be caused by the feedback by the microphone. Furthermore, these webcams end the need to find space for extra power devices.