The Cam4 story began in 2007, when the service first went online. At that time, competition was already tough in the world of adult cameras, but Cam4 managed to make a name for itself thanks to its wide range of models, most of which are original and only work for Cam4, as well as its discreet and modern look.
When looking for your ideal live sex site, Cam4.com is almost impossible to miss. However, many new visitors to Cam4 are disappointed with their experience and end up looking for an alternative to Cam4. We at sexcamavis.com wanted to take a fair and unbiased look at this service, and here is our review of Cam4.
To put it simply, most performers are amateurs. Amateur performers bring a different kind of experienced Union to users. Sometimes people don't want to see the performers perform. They want a more realistic experience, which does not always seem scripted. Users who like or prefer amateurs want a bit more realism in their performances. Also, they want to see different body types and personalities that are often overlooked when the adult entertainment industry is looking for the next generation of performers.
You'll find the hot girl next door or the hot teacher from high school. They may be amateurs, but their look can easily match any other website in terms of professionalism. The only thing is that they are not famous - even better. Sometimes the way an artist behaves when filmed also changes. The experience is more authentic and, given the lack of air of celebrity, they are more willing to do things to make you happy.
Even as a new Cam4 user, you don't need to spend hours trying to learn all the nooks and crannies of Cam4.com, because everything you could possibly need is right there on the homepage. You can see all the live shows in the middle of the page. It is possible to narrow down the selection of Cam4 live shows by choosing one of four categories:
You can also use the tags and filters, found above the list of shows, to find specific things you might be looking for on Cam4, including different ethnicities, age groups, body types, kinks and other important aspects of live sex performance.
Using the top menu, you can review or edit your profile, add tokens to your account, upgrade to a Gold membership, visit a related dating or porn site, and find out about other Cam4 features such as fan clubs, trends and rewards.
The search is quite comprehensive and allows the use of multiple criteria. It can be confusing to search for a specific country. You won't necessarily find people from that country only, but people who can speak that language, which makes more sense. If you are getting a private show in one go, you want to make sure they understand what you really want.
The filtering goes even further. You can choose by ethnicity, whether you like ebony girls or Asians. Skinny? Fat? Teenager? Mature? Thin and cute with big, muscular guys? You name it and it will appear before you know it.
The shows are free - up to a point. Go ahead, browse, find the perfect model and watch. You'll see other fans typing away. You can also join in. Some will tip. Models do free shows in hopes of convincing someone to take them privately or get tips. If you like what you see, tipping is part of the courtesy. However, you can just as easily watch for free.
If you want the model to get to work, show more skin or even start playing, you will have to tip her. This is when the action begins. Take the model privately and then make your dreams come true.
Models and artists
Once on Cam4, you'll notice four main categories on the homepage (apart from the classic thumbnails to popular rooms) - girls, boys, couples and transgender. Whatever you're interested in, you'll find it there. Fortunately, this site is for everyone, and it doesn't just have a few artists for women, but most artists for men. Whatever a man or woman's area of interest, they will be able to find someone who performs the way they want.
It is the number of artists that puts Cam4 on the map. As it is supposed to deal with amateur artists, prices are lower on both sides of the spectrum - the actual model and the client. As a result, there is a lot of both. Compared to other prestigious websites, Cam4 can easily dominate the market. The top players have hundreds of models online at any given time, while Cam4 has thousands. The variety is exquisite. Go there ten times a day and you will find many new faces every time.
This is why there is so much variety, as it is a very popular place to find amateur performers. Anyone who agrees to the website's terms and conditions can create their own amateur performance venue.
Another interesting statistic is that there are times of the day when there are more male models than female models. It shows how diverse the portal is. So, if you are a straight woman or a gay man, this is perhaps one of the most important places for you to find something that meets your desires. It is rare that there are more men than women on any other website, so take advantage of this site and all it has to offer.
Once you have chosen the show you want to watch, you can open the Cam4 webcams to see what is happening. There are no previews of animated shows on Cam4 and you can only see a recent screenshot, which means you will have to see the show to experience it fully.
Working on our Cam4 review, we found that the live public shows on Cam4 have a simple design, where the page is split between the broadcast webcam itself and the chat, where the model can communicate with users. In any free public show, you can attend a private show with the model, tip them if you enjoy the performance, join the fan club to get exclusive media and other benefits, or send them a virtual gift.
Each model also has an extended profile, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Here you can see their stats and views, and access their pre-recorded videos and photos if you want to know more about your favourite model. Please note that these additional photos and videos, as well as fan club content, are available for an additional fee.
On Cam4, there are many ways to spend your money. You can pay for private shows, send tips to models, access their extra media and give them virtual gifts. To do all this, you will need Cam4.com currency in the form of tokens. The tokens, which can be purchased in batches ranging from about 10 $ to over 150 $, are intended to enhance your Cam4 experience, but as models are free to choose their own rates for private shows and media purchases, you may run out of tokens sooner than you think.
Cam4 costs for Gold membership: For 19.99 $/month you can access 20 additional features exclusive to Cam4 Premium members. That's 1 $ for each new feature.
Ah, another one. Apparently you don't need to verify your age on this site, as any user can just turn on their camera and start broadcasting as a model. I don't know how the people who run this site handle the law, but I applaud them because I didn't think this was possible. But I tried turning on my camera on this site just for fun, so don't expect to find me among those guys playing with their purple helmeted love knights online.
The chips cost between 0.17 and 0.20 $ depending on how much you buy. There is a free 100 token gift if you are not a Gold member, but I have not been able to find out what benefits this gives you.
- 1000 tokens for $159.99
- 500 tokens for 84.95 USD
- 250 tokens for 44.95 USD
- 100 tokens for $18.99
- 50 tokens for 9.95 USD
At first glance, Cam4 looks like a secure webcam site with many security features for both viewers and performers. The site uses SSL encryption to protect its customers' data and there are many options for using the site anonymously, although these are only available to paying users.
We appreciated the presence of a lengthy FAQ section on the site which can answer most of the questions you may have about Cam4. However, we were disappointed to see that non-Gold members of Cam4.com can only contact customer service via the form on the site - in our experience, the customer service team can take a long time to answer these questions.
As a brief final conclusion, this review of Cam4 should open the door to a better choice regarding this portal. Although it is not new, it has always remained low-key due to the amateur nature of its players. However, its impressive amount of models and features allows Cam4 to compete with the best players in this segment without any problems.