Video Conferencing has gained a lot of popularity; part because the wide acceptance of Skype and G-Chat as an alternative for phone calls. The process is simpler and easier; and now with the arrival of HD web cams, the software is starting to support the hardware; so now, you no longer you have to look at a grainy image on your 27" monitor but at a beautiful 1080p stream.
Of course, both parties need to have the latest, greatest HD web cams, otherwise, you will get only half the picture.
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910
The sleek looking Logitech unit, retails for $100 and shoots in full 1080p high def at 30 frames per second and even captures 10 mega pixel still images. The glass is made by Zeiss, so image quality is not an issue. Being less than 1" in thickness, the unit can be fitted on top or side of your monitor. As long as you have Skype on your computer, the camera is ready to go as soon as you plug it in.
FaceVsion TouchCam N1, a HD VideoCam with embedded H.264 encoder chip and dual microphones supporting beamforming technology, offers synchronized, crystal clear HD video (720p, 3X DVD resolution) and superior audio quality. The autofocus and wide angle lens are great features, so it is the dual microphone for clear conversations. Skype users can enjoy HD-quality video calling. Images stay sharp, even in close-ups (up to 5" from the camera lens) with built-in autofocus.