Native, driverless OS-level web cam support is now built into Mac OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, Leopard & Tiger, Windows 10, 7 and 8, Vista and XP Service Pack 2 or 3, and all modern Linux distros.Here are three simple camera choices - all UVC compliant - from Logitech.

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Autofocus cams can be a double-edged sword: The can adapt to normal range or show close-ups without manual adjustment.

But be aware on cheaper cameras there can be a second or two lag to compensate, and if you move alot or guesture when your talk the camera may struggle to keep up.

If you want Auto Focus, choose a hardware-based autofocus model with fluid, smooth focusing.

Some older autofocus cams only did so under Windows software control.

Look for good low-light sensitivity to give great image quality for both day AND night lighting conditions.

Cams that refer to Auto Exposure and Auto White-Balance indicate a webcam that can adapt to changes in lighting.

Webcams can be broken down into tiers: Luxury HD Webcams like the Logitech C930e or Conference Cam Connect for those who want the best.

Popular Mid-Range models for the best of both worlds.

Web cams with an adjustable focus ring imply a bit of fiddling.