We highly recommend using a separate webcam and not using your laptop's built-in webcam.
- Logitech Brio ($125-$200) - Highest image quality without using a DSLR/mirrorless. Wide 90° view, 60 fps, HDR, 4K.
- Note: Auto-exposure seemed overly sensitive
- Logitech C922 ($80-$110) - Slightly sharper and better colors than C920. Supports 60 fps (720p only).
Other Webcams (untested by us but good reviews)
- Logitech C930e ($75-$130) - Essentially a C920 with a wider 90-degree field of view (same as Brio) and better built-in microphone.
Use Your Phone as a Webcam
Modern webcams are excellent and models no longer need to connect a traditional video camera to get a good video stream.
The most important part of looking good on camera, and having a good quality picture with vibrant colors, is actually not the type of webcam you use but the Lighting.