Best answer: The Logitech C922 is one of the best webcams to use with a Windows PC, and that includes for Skype.
Amazon: Logitech C922 ($80)
Plug and play support for all Windows apps
The Logitech C922 is a simple plug and play affair on a Windows PC. That is, as soon as you connect it to your computer over USB, Windows will recognize it as a camera.
That, in turn, means apps which can use a camera can see the webcam, including Skype. With Skype specifically, you have an option in the app's settings menu to test the video before you use it to make sure everything is working OK.
It doesn't need drivers, but there are some companion apps that will help you get the most from it. One allows you to remove the background through software like a virtual green screen, though it's fairly processor intensive.
The Logitech C922 has a built-in microphone
This webcam has not just one microphone, either, but two, so you can deliver stereo audio. They're positioned on either side of the webcam, and while you won't be recording a podcast or anything with them, the built-in microphones will sound great if you're video conferencing or recording a Skype call.
Choose between 720p or 1080p video
Being able to change resolution is important if you're struggling with bandwidth issues, but you still want to look good. The C922 delivers great quality video with solid backlight enhancements and will do 720p or 1080p video in Skype.
At 720p you can up the frame rate to 60 FPS, while at 1080p you'll be limited to 30 FPS. Whichever you choose, Skype will handle it with no problems and you'll look just grand to folks at the other end.
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