Years ago there was no way we could possibly stream directly from our Xbox directly to Twitch. If you had told me that would be a thing back in the MW2 days I wouldn’t have believed you. It would have been so handy as a broke school kid so I could get started streaming.

Well it’s now 2021 and you can stream directly from your xbox, with a camera. However you may not know which camera’s are compatible with your Xbox Series X. Let’s take a look at the best webcams for streaming on Xbox Series X.

Not all webcams will work with the Xbox Series X. If you already have a webcam that you may want to use it is worth testing before buying one from the list below however the ones below are guaranteed to work. If you want to check if an alternative webcam will work you need to make sure it has a YUY2 or NV12 format. You can check with the manufacturer to see if this is the case.

All webcams below will also work on the Xbox Series S & Xbox One.

Best Webcams For Streaming On Xbox Series X



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Logitech C922


Microsoft Lifecam 3000


Papalook PA552


Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam

This webcam is a favourite among veteran and beginner streamers alike. It is a great webcam for streaming and is used in 1000’s of streaming setups around the world. Best of all it is also compatible with the Xbox Series X.

This specific model also comes with a tripod so you can position your camera in the perfect location to make sure you’re in frame for your viewers. If you add some lighting to your setup this webcam can look great.

The C922 is our Top Pick for a webcam for your Xbox Series X. If you ever decide to move to a desktop streaming setup this webcam is also a great fit for a PC setup.

Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000

If you are looking for a budget webcam to get started with the Lifecam 3000 is a good option. It is 100% compatible with the Xbox Series X.

The camera actually looks pretty good for the price and will be more than enough to get you started.

The audio is also surprisingly good on the Lifecam HD-3000 however you will likely use your headset microphone for audio while streaming.

Papalook PA552 Webcam

The Papalook PA552 also works on the Xbox Series X. This is another reasonably affordable webcam which also comes with a built in ring light.

Even a bad webcam can look pretty good with good lighting. If you don’t have much room in your setup for an external light this webcam may be a good option for you.

The light has 3 brightness levels so you can adjust depending on your lighting situation. The camera films in Full HD1080p 30FPS.

What is the best webcam for Xbox Series X? Out of all the webcams tested we would recommend going with the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam. It is compatible with the Xbox series X and looks great with it’s FULL HD 1080p Camera. When you combine this with some lighting it is the best webcam for Xbox Series X.

How To Make Your Webcam Look Better On Xbox

The best way to make your camera look better is by adding some good lighting. In out best streaming setup for under $100 we recommend the Ubee Size lighting kit. With a cheap kit like this you can really up the quality of your camera on stream.

UBeesize Video Lighting Kit

This lighting kit pushes us about $10 over our budget but I think its worth it for most people as we get two LED Lights we can use to improve the quality of our camera image. They also come with light stands meaning you can easily position them in your streaming setup.

You can position both of these lights in your setup to fully light your face giving you great quality video from your webcam.

UBeesize Video Lighting Kit Features
  • Adjustable brightness from 10-100%
  • Comes with 5 color filters
  • Comes with 51″ Adjustable Tripod
  • Can be used with USB Power
  • Equipped with ball head for adjustability

If you want to go for a more high end light you can go for something like the Elgato key lights. These lights are amazing however they are much more expensive.

Elgato Key Light

The Elgato Key light is the premium light for streamers. It is made specifically with streamers in mind.

It comes with a desk clamp and extendable arm so you can position your light perfectly on your desk.

A big problem with other lights is the amount of heat they give off. The key light from Elgato keeps heat impressively low while still having a 2800 Lumen output.

They have also created a control centre software for the light, allowing you to easily toggle brightness and color temperature, on the fly.

If you want the best light in streaming this is for you.

Wrapping Up

You should now be able to choose the perfect webcam and light setup for streaming on your Xbox series X. If you are just getting started I would personally recommend going for the C922 webcam with a budget lighting option. This setup is more than enough to get you on the way to your first 20 viewers on Twitch.

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.

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