Webcam recommendations

Hi experts

I am looking to purchase a webcam for a desktop computer. This is mainly for Skype. I tend not to be a cheap person and like quality. On the other hand, for Skype, it would seem that a webcam is a webcam. Most of the inexpensive ones are Logitech. Logitech is a proven company, although they are frustrating with their marketing strategy of offering over 100 mice. (OK, so I exaggerate a little)

Anyway, if I am willing to spend anywhere in the $100 to $400 range, and I want a good quality webcam, what would be some recommendations? I know some have mics and some do zoom, etc. Not sure if I would need that.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I purchased a Microsoft Webcam (5000 I think) for under $100, clipped it to my monitor and it works great with Skype and Citrix Web Meeting. Good camera and stays OFF when not in use.
Bert2005Author Commented:
Thanks John as usual. I will Google that one.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is a Microsoft Life Cam 5000 (5001)
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Bert2005Author Commented:
OK, I will take a look.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920


I recommend this one.

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Bert2005Author Commented:
Hi dbrunton,

What a coincidence. Just checking that one out as well as the C930e. And, the orbit. Do you have any preference over any of these three?
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
I'm familiar with the C920 - do use it - and can recommend it.

Don't know the others.

Browsing the 'Net, the 930 seems to be a higher quality version of the 920 aimed at business users.

That Orbit is probably overkill for just Skyping.  If you are moving around the room a lot and require high definition then it might be worth looking at.

Note that both the top of the line Logitech and Microsoft webcams are both excellent devices.
Bert2005Author Commented:
Thanks John and dbrunton. Appreciate the quick feedback.
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