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Need the best wireless webcam with a large sensor and 1080p resolution? Why didn’t you say so! The Amcrest 1080p Webcam does just that—but it doesn’t end there. It also comes with a privacy cover for obvious reasons and a built-in microphone with noise reduction. You just have to get past the strangely designed clip.

Why We Like It – Amcrest 1080p Webcam

Even in low light settings, the Amcrest 1080p Webcam keeps quality high because of its large CMOS sensor. But when properly lit you’ll finally get to enjoy its superb 1080p resolution.

  • Shoots in 1080p
  • Large sensor offers better low-light quality
  • Perfectly priced
  • Clip isn’t as secure as it sounds

Related: We highly recommend the Anivia 1080P HD Webcam review

Type, Lens, Size & Weight

Underneath its plastic, the Amcrest 1080p Webcam uses a 1/3 CMOS image sensor that’s wider than normal. You can protect the lens (and cover the lens) via the built-in lens cover. With a dimension of 5 x 3 x 2.5 inches and 4.8 ounces, you don’t have to worry about the webcam being too heavy on your screen. It has a particularly long 5ft 9in USB cable.

Resolution & Display

Unlike the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, the Amcrest 1080p Webcam does not downgrade its video resolution to 720p during video conferences. It’s 1080p right off the bat. Its large sensor, in particular, actually further improves video quality by capturing detail even in low light settings, with a wide angle of 90 degrees—20 degrees higher than the AWC201 B.

Tripod & Image Stability

The Amcrest 1080p Webcam supports tripods but doesn’t come bundled with one. Without it, you resort to the clip, which fastens to your monitor or laptop screen. It isn’t as stable as a tripod but does okay when it isn’t disrupted too much.

Optical Zoom, Microphone, Audio & Storage

Unfortunately, the Amcrest 1080p Web Camera has a fixed lens. It lacks digital and optical zoom. The Logitech C930E, however, can digitally zoom up to four times. This Amcrest USB webcam comes with a microphone built into the body. The audio quality is surprisingly clear, which can definitely be contributed to its noise-reducing technology. Sadly, it doesn’t have internal storage, though the Logitech C270 Webcam does.


You can get away with a low-resolution webcam and call it a day. The Amcrest 1080p Webcam isn’t that; instead, it’s what you want if quality is a concern. The microphone and privacy cover built-in are nice, but video calling in 1080p is why it’s one of the best webcams. More importantly: it’s $40. If you want to save a little, check out our Anivia W5 webcam review to see how it compares at only $27.

Amcrest 1080p Webcam Wrap Up

You can quickly excuse the Amcrest 1080p Webcam’s unstable clip design via a tripod. And since it is so affordable, that’s a reality within reach. You’ll have a hard time finding a webcam that shoots in 1080p without downgrading during video conferences, especially one that does well in low-light settings.