Using one of the best monitor with webcam options can make great sense if you take a lot of Zoom calls or regularly have to make video presentations. That will include a lot of people these days, but while laptops almost always have one, the majority of monitors still don't include a webcam built in.
You can always switch to a laptop for a call or add on a dedicated webcam, but a monitor with a webcam could save you time and hassle, avoiding you having to change machines or set up an external device. We've picked out options for a range of uses, from budget business options to monitors with webcams that can also serve creatives (4K monitors with webcams are becoming a little more readily available).
If you need a dedicated webcam to capture a wider field of view, check our guide to the best conference room webcams. And for more ways to improve your video calls and presentations, consider using one of the best ring lights for better lighting. In the meantime, here's our pick for the best monitor with webcam available today.
Here is our quickfire overview of our picks for the best monitor with webcam that money can buy right now. This allows you to get a quick snapshot as to which one might be best for you.
Offering the best pick for most folks when it comes to a quality monitor that includes a solid camera, Dell's C2722DE is our top pick. As well as a clear camera, it offers great screen size, crisp speakers, a bunch of ports, and 90W USB-C charging too.
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Proving you don't have to skimp on quality and features to get a good budget monitor with a webcam, the BE24EQK from ASUS includes a full HD webcam, a 1ms response time, a 24-inch IPS panel, and a robust build. Wallet-busting value.
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For those looking to get a high-quality 4K screen with a webcam that's also superb, then Dell's U3223QZ is hard to beat given its beautiful panel, incredible color range, and terrific connectivity.
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Nothing beats an ultrawide resolutionand the Dell C3422WE can offer you that while also getting you a quality Full HD webcam with noise-cancelling mic, and some great connectivity. Perfect for those who prioritise productivity.
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Best for Apple
Those committed to Apple's ecosystem need not look further than the company's Studio Display monitor. It's got a 12MP ultrawide camera, but attaches it to a superb panel with brilliant color reproduction and connectivity.
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Taking the immersion to the next level for creators and those wnating maximum productivity, the Philips 499P9H offers a whole lots of monitor, while also getting you a great 1080p webcam built in.
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The best monitor with webcam overall
Dell might not be the most exciting brand, but what it lacks in thrills we find it makes up for in quality and reliability, so it's a strong option for consumers and businesses looking for solid laptops. Our top pick for the best monitor with webcam is the Dell C2722DE. At 27 inches, it provides a decent amount of space for working on other panels while taking a video call, and we think this midrange monitor offers a good balance between specs and value, offering a decent colour gamut and ergonomic design.
This 5MP FHD webcam offers a clear image for everyday video conferences and calls and while the microphone can't compete with the noise-cancellation of a dedicated USB mic, the sound is surprisingly good, as are the 5-watt speakers, which sound crisper than many built-in monitor speakers. There are plenty of connectivity options too with DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4, plus a DP Out slot with MST for daisy-chaining and a 90-Watt USB-C.
The best budget monitor with webcam
One of the cheapest monitors with a webcam is the ASUS BE24EQK, and thankfully its low price doesn't mean that you have to compromise on quality; in fact, it's quite impressive. It's another 24-inch 1080P display (which means that the relatively low resolution doesn't look too bad) with a full HD webcam and dual microphone array. It also boasts a 1ms response time, making it a good choice for a bit of gaming after you've packed up for the day.
Granted, the design is again a little dull, but the bezels are thin and, providing you can get past the angular base, there's plenty on offer. What's more, you can fully adjust the webcam – there's a shutter if you want total privacy – or you can tilt or swivel it to get the perfect shot of you rather than your ceiling.
The best 4K monitor with webcam
4K monitors with webcams were quite a rarity until recently, and the Dell Ultrasharp U3223QZ remains one of the best exceptions. Aimed at creative execs, it boasts a host of multitasking features, premium-build and great performance in a robust package.
We found that with 1.07 billion colours and 100% Rec 709, 100% sRGB, and 98% DCI-P3, the Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ is a monitor with a webcam that can also handle creative work. As for connectivity, you get an HDMI, two DisplayPorts and two USB-C ports, one with 90 watts of power to charge a laptop. You can use the USB-C to daisy chain a second 4K monitor if desired.
And the webcam? It has a Sony STARVIS CMOS Sensor for up to 4K at 30 fps or 1080p at 60fps. This comes with presence detection for automatic login using the My Dell app, AI auto-tracking to keep you centredand digital overlap HDR that recovers details in shadows. It also has an adjustable field of view and zoom. There's a mic on each of the top corners, and sound, while not stunningly detailed, was clear enough when we tested it, and the background noise rejection seems to work well.
It's the best monitor webcam we've seen, and Dell's delivered a premium look in terms of design for this monitor too: the rear panel, stand and base have a platinum finish that reminds us of a MacBook Air or Dell’s XPS laptops. See our full Dell Ultrasharp U3223QZ monitor review for more details. If you're in the UK, you can buy the monitor from the Dell UK website.
The best curved monitor with webcam
The C3422WE is a widescreen, curved version of the C2422HE, which is further down on our list. It comes with most of the same features, with the same pop-up 5MP IR camera but a 34in curved WQHD screen. The curved screen is often a personal preference, some people like it and find it a more immersive experience that makes it easier to view the whole screen, but it is divisive.
At 30 frames per second, the video quality looks good and the 178° wide viewing angle offers consistent colours. The only downside is that due to the height of the camera, some users complain that it looks down on them, although this will depend on your height. All in all, we reckon it's a decent monitor for productivity and multitasking – you can connect two PC sources and control them with a single keyboard and mouse via the intelligent Auto KVM feature, and there's Picture-by-Picture (PbP) and Picture-in-Picture (PiP). It is a little pricy for a business monitor, however.
The best Apple monitor with webcam
For all its faults, the Apple Studio display, offers a decent webcam in a 5K retina display monitor with a sleek design and a creative focus, which is very refreshing in a sea of more business-oriented monitors. When we reviewed it, the Studio Display didn't exactly wow us (the lack of HDR support seems a strange choice for Apple), but performance was decent, with bright and vivid image quality.
There's support for 1 billion colours with P3 wide colour (more than sRGB). And when it comes to the webcam, we actually thought it was fine, at least in decent lighting. The Center Stage feature uses artificial intelligence to keep you centred even if you move around while you're on screen. There's also a studio-quality mic array, and the A13 Bionic chip offers Dolby Atmos audio for sound that's pretty impressive as far as built-in speakers go.
See our full Apple Studio Display review for more details.
The best standalone monitor with webcam
The Samsung M8 is a monitor with webcam that's a little different in that it's a smart monitor that can handle a range of basic tasks without needing to be connected to a PC. They include browsing, sending emails, gaming, Smart TV streaming, and, yes, making video calls with the webcam that comes included.
The webcam is not a built-in camera but a magnetic stick-on device. It's compact and non-intrusive and it has face tracking and auto-zoom functions. But perhaps the biggest novelty is that you can make video calls without having to boot up – although only with Google Duo.
The other smart features could save you from buying a separate TV, and it can save you time with certain tasks. You can also play games via the Xbox Game Pass and there's voice assistant functionality from Alexa and Samsung's Bixby. The display itself has a peak brightness of only 400 nits, but we found that the dynamic HDR10+ serves well to recover detail in dark and light areas. Our tests also showed good colour coverage and accuracy for creative work (after calibration). The biggest negative is the sound quality from the speakers, but then that's the case with so many monitors.
See our full Samsung M8 review for more details.
The best ultrawide monitor with webcam
For a really wide screen, there's this giant from Philips. Ultrawide monitors with webcams are a very rare breed, but if you have the desk space, the Philips Brilliance 499P9H is just the thing for a swathe of display complete with a webcam. It's not ultrawide, it's superwide; confusingly that's an even wider option, with a 32:9 aspect ratio rather than 21:9, giving you the same screen space as having a pair of QHD displays side by side.
We found the 499P9H to come with plenty of benefits, including an immersive curved DisplayHDR 400 display covering 91% of Adobe RGB, a MultiView option for sharing the screen between two computers, built-in USB-C docking and integrated speakers. The pop-up webcam contains advanced sensors for Windows Hello, which means that if you're on Windows you can use the webcam to sign in, much like Apple's FaceID. It's an expensive option, but one with a lot to recommend it for anyone who wants the benefits of a lot of screen space.
The best monitor with webcam for small businesses
The Dell C2422HE could be the best monitor with webcam if you have a lot of video conferences but don't need a large screen for your work. It has a 24-inch Full HD screen and it's been certified for Microsoft Teams, with a dedicated Microsoft Teams button and an LED notifications indicator. The pop-up 5MP IR camera offers a sharp, clear image and the dual 5W integrated speakers deliver clear, vibrant sound. The noise-cancelling microphone is a nice addition to dim background noise for conferences. It also offers facial recognition through Windows Hello for security.
There are plenty of connectivity options, with DisplayPort, USB, HDMI, and audio input and output, although no VGA connector. The USB connection can deliver up to 90W to charge your laptop or other devices, make this a solid general productivity laptop.
How should I choose the best monitor with webcam?
Choosing the best monitor with webcam for you comes down to what you need. The majority of monitors with cameras are FHD displays aimed as business use and general consumers, but we are starting to see more 4K monitors with webcams. If you're only going to use the monitor for general productivity tasks, FHD will probably be fine, and you might want to choose one of the cheap monitors with webcam on our lists.
Creatives are more likely to want to go for 4K resolution or more (such as the Apple Studio or Samsung M8), which also provide good enough colour coverage and brightness for much creative work. A decent refresh rate and response time are also good to keep things nice and smooth. And of course, you'll want connectivity that fits your computer – VGA, DVI, DisplayPort or HDMI. Built-in speakers can be a bonus, but they don't usually offer a lot of power, so you'll usually be better with desktop speakers or headphones.
What webcam specs do I need for a monitor with a webcam?
As for the camera itself, the ideal is a webcam that delivers 1080P resolution – 720P is about acceptable, but that extra resolution makes a real difference (except for when you're reduced to a tiny portion of a gallery view).
Stereo microphones are also a definite plus, and if you have concerns about privacy, you may want to consider a pop-up webcam that you can put away when not in use, or at least one with a privacy screen that you can put down over the lens.
If a webcam isn't your main priority for a monitor, see our guides to the best 4K monitors, the best ultrawide monitors the best USB-C monitors. And if you're after a tactile screen, we have a pick of the best touchscreen monitors.
How we choose the best monitor with webcam
When we review monitors, we conduct lab tests on monitors' brightness, contrast, colour coverage and accuracy but we also use them in practical situations for different types of work, including design work and photo and video editing. In the cases when monitors have a webcam, we also test the camera in real-life situations such as for video calls and conferences. We also compare specs with other products and take feedback from other contributors and customer reviews. We've also made a selection of the best monitors for working from home, some of which include a webcam.