The best webcams are the ones that are affordable, easy to set up, offer great video quality, and doesn't make you look like a blurry, standard-def mess when you wave at the screen.Of course, there are plenty that fit that description, so we asked you which ones you thought were worth buying.

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You responded, and while we only have room for the top five, we definitely had plenty of models to sort through.

If you work from home and use video to stay in touch with colleagues and attend meetings, or if you just use it to stay in touch with friends and family around the world, the Logitech C920 HD webcam offers stunning video quality—including Skype and other video calling (when supported) in 1080p, autofocus, sensitive dual stereo microphones, and full HD video recording if you produce video from your computer.

The C920 clips to your monitor easily, but if you need portability, the webcam even has a standard screw attachment on the bottom to fit a tripod so you can position it anywhere you need it.

If you need to take still images, the C920 will snag up to 15 megapixel still images.

Plus, Logitech's cameras are compatible with almost any operating system, including Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Microsoft's Life Cam HD-5000 (and its newer sibling, the HD-5001) trims back some of the bells and whistles to make a more manageable price tag.

It packs 720p HD video recording and video chat in Skype and other video calling apps, autofocus so the object of attention is always crystal clear, and face tracking, so even if you move you don't get all blurred out to the person on the other end of your video call.

Video recording comes in at 720p as well, and Microsoft's True Color technology automatically adjusts for bright or low light scenarios, offering great video even when the light doesn't cooperate.

The HD-5000 is also a portable camera, less than 2 inches wide and 5 inches tall.