The best camera for streaming

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Three of the best cameras for streaming on a gradient background.

(Image credit: Logitech / Razer / Sony / Creative Bloq)

The quick list
Best overall: Logitech C299
2. Best budget: Razer Kiyo
3. Best premium: Sony A7III
4. Best social: iPhone 15 Pro Max
5. Best 4K camera: Sony ZV-E10
6. Best for outdoor: GoPro Hero 10
7. Best webcam: Elgato Facecam
8. Best AI webcam: Obsbot Meet
9. Vlogging: PowerShot G7 X III
10. Best for YouTube: Canon M50 II
11. Best for Gaming: PS5 Camera
12. Best PTZ cam: MEVO Start
13. Budget PTZ: Logitech PTZ Pro 2
14. PC Webcam: LifeCam HD-3000
How to choose
How we test

Choosing one of the best cameras for streaming is essential if you're serious about going live online, you've decided to take up vlogging, or you've created a Twitch account and aren't sure where to start. A basic laptop webcam and microphone can do the job, but the visuals and audio will be of limited quality compared to the best streaming cameras. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting. 

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