Webcams Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Webcams Market is segmented by Webcam Type (External Webcam, Embedded Webcam), and Geography.

Webcams Market Snapshot

Webcams Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 9 %

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Market Overview

The Webcams Market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.7% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The webcam industry has been getting prominence owing to the growing adoption of web cameras in security and surveillance, entertainment, video conferences, visual marketing, and live events, among others.

  • Growing demand for surveillance systems for security and safety purposes, rising demand for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across industrial and private sectors globally, are the principal factors expected to drive the growth of the global webcams market over the forecast period. Also, owing to several characteristics offered by webcams such as vision control, command direction process, and decreased overheads, the webcam market is anticipated to grow.
  • The total net subscriber of the smartphones was 60%, and it is expected to reach 79% by the end of 2025 (GSMA Association, 2019). Growing demand for smartphones worldwide is because of the webcam feature, driving the growth of the webcams market. Moreover, the growing need for security systems to apprehend the trespassers, burglars, miscreants, and other anti-social elements hindering the society is predicted to boost the demand for webcams.
  • Internet speed directly affects the quality of images and videos recorded and streamed. Minimum internet speed is needed to avoid video distortion. Deployment of webcams is expected to witness slow growth in remote or distant locations and regions with weak internet connectivity, as fluctuations in internet speed act as restraints to market growth.
  • Webcams are also an essential component of e-learning and distance learning, which is now more prominent due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has forced K-12 school districts and universities to close and send students home. Thus, video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom and WebEx, are being used heavily.

Scope of the Report

A webcam is a video camera that streams its appearance in real-time by a PC network. The video stream can be viewed, saved, or guided on to other networks going through systems such as the internet, or can be e-mailed as an attachment. The devices are deployed with semiconductor chips and high-resolution digital cameras that record videos and captures images in detail. 

The webcam provides a minute analysis of situations and fields to achieve extraordinary safety and security. Also, it plays a pivotal role in the observation of numerous operational processes among multiple industries.

By Webcam Type
External Webcam
Embedded Webcam
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

External Webcams Expected to Gain Considerable Significance

  • The external webcams market has been witnessing a considerable in commercial applications for video-conferencing purposes and several documentation and authentication procedures. However, as more mobile computing devices are being fitted with embedded cameras, the need for external webcams has gone down significantly.
  • Further, considerable advances in the external webcams are finding increasing demand form a new class of consumers, such as online streaming vendors and video bloggers (vloggers). In the current market scenario, there are several external webcams that are purpose-built for vlogging and streaming activities, with several optimizations in terms of low light visibility, resolution, and autofocus characteristics.
  • Vendors are involved in product innovations, which is helping them remain competitive in the market. For instance, in June 2020, Papalook launched 1080P HD webcams, which feature an up to 90˚ wide-angle view to fit groups of people during business meetings and family calls, for real estate home showings, business demos, live streaming scenes, and gaming. They are designed for recording and streaming on Zoom, YouTube, Facetime, Skype, Facebook, and other social media and gaming platforms.
  • Some of the known manufacturers are adding USB streaming support to their DSLR and mirrorless cameras, which is giving tough competition to the webcam companies. For instance, in June 2020, Panasonic announced that its mirror-less cameras can be used as webcams via. a USB cable, by installing its Lumix Tether app. It allowed the user to connect their camera to a laptop or desktop for tethered shooting.
Webcams Market Key Trends

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North America Holds a Substantial Market Share

  • North America estimated for the biggest regional share of the global webcams market in 2018. Over the outlook period, owing to the growing need for webcams, the region is anticipated to dominate the market which is associated with the rising requirement for security and surveillance in commercial areas and homes.
  • The demand for web cameras is continuously building in the region owing to an ease in the selection of new technology that improves the security and surveillance events, video conferencing at work, K-12 education, and visual marketing. Deployment of the product in multiple industries is supposed to witness the growth of the webcams market.
  • Moreover, after the 9/11 attack in the U.S., the demand for tracking real-time movements and surveillance has grown and has become compulsory. Considering the banking and finance sector in North America, the induction of webcams on the premises for security objectives to control the records and documents has become an essential part of surveillance.
Webcams Market Growth Rate By Region

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Competitive Landscape

Webcams Market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. These major players with a prominent share in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and increase their profitability.

  • May 2020 - Canon US developed a software that can convert EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras and PowerShot cameras into a webcam for high-quality virtual meetings. A list of selected EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras support this new software. This beta version software helps consumers to improve their video appearance by delivering clarity and high-image quality while using the popular video chat application.
  • November 2019 - Canon Inc. announced the launch of its new ‘Business Imaging Solutions’ (BIS) lounge in Udaipur, India. The new BIS lounge in Udaipur in association with Canon Authorized Partner, Prince Enterprise was inaugurated with an objective to be a one-stop destination for all office imaging requirements of organizations – big or small - in the region.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Penetration of Teleconferencing and Virtual Meetings

      2. 4.2.2 Steep Decline in Average Selling Price of Webcams

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Poor Internet Penetration in Developing Countries

      2. 4.3.2 Increasing Cases of Webcam Hacking (Privacy Concerns)

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Assessment of Impact of Covid-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Webcam Type

      1. 5.1.1 External Webcam

      2. 5.1.2 Embedded Webcam

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Logitech International S.A.

      2. 6.1.2 Microsoft Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Lenovo Group Limited

      4. 6.1.4 Razer Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Creative Technology Ltd.

      6. 6.1.6 Ausdom Global

      7. 6.1.7 Vivitar Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Shenzhen Teng Wei Video Technology Co. Ltd.

      9. 6.1.9 A4Tech Co. Ltd.

      10. 6.1.10 KYE Systems Corp. (Genius)

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Webcams Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Webcams Market is growing at a CAGR of 9% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Logitech International S.A., Microsoft Corporation, Lenovo Group Limited, Razer Inc., Creative Technology Ltd are the major companies operating in Webcams Market.

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