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Let me start off by saying this is one of the best webcams I have ever bought and one of the cheapest too. I bought this to do my reviews on YouTube but I was a bit worried about it being HD and maybe not working on my PC which is rubbish, my PC has no where near the minimum specifications that is supposedly required but none the less, got it in the post, plugged it in, installed CD and absolutely fine, no lagging and great picture, don't get me wrong in poor light it is not the best but very suitable for what I needed. The functions are easy to use and the menu system is so easy that a kid could use it. The only thing that bugs me is, a friend pointed out that it only records in 15fps at 720p HD so for people looking for 30fps may have to do a bit of searching, I am still learning a lot so there maybe some third party software you could get to solve this problem. But all in all I would say if you are looking for a cheap little HD webcam that has nice picture, sound and doesn't lag then this little guy is perfect for you. You can even get little interchangeable fronts for it that look rather cool, they are very cheap to get on eBay etc.. I got my webcam for £7 odd from Cash Generator online, best cash I have ever spent on a webcam. Will never look back.
I bought this camera, Logitech C270 HD Webcam, 1 year ago and i am really pleased. You open the box and you can see a little webcam with a great video quality up to 720p (1080x720 pixels). The picture quality is also quite good up to 3MP. The Logitech C270 HD Webcam is a wired HD camera (the USB cable is about 1.5 m) with a built-in microphone (with noise reduction) which is great during video calls. I use this webcam almost everyday on Skype and the quality is excellent. The camera is compatible with Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Vista, 7 and 8. I use windows 7 on my computer and the installation was really simple. You can get the latest software on the Logitech official website. There are some functions like Face Tracking, Motion Detection and Zoom In/Out which might be useful. Last but not least, the price is really attractive. I bought it 20 euros and it is really well worth buying. In my opinion, it is one of the best webcams in this budget.
Since I tend to be shy and keep very much to myself, I am generally against webcams and sharing my personal space via live video with other people, however there are a few family members scattered around the Planet, and a few friends as well, who started to complain about me "not showing my face".
I used to have a very cheap Microsoft webcam which I bought a million years ago, but that had one big problem: was old, hence it handled light balance very badly after a few years. Working one office away from Logitech prompted me to ask around for the one they thought to be good enough for the occasional webcammer. I suggested the C270 and they agreed. I quote "it is the best selling webcam we ever had, and people are simply happy with it." I can see why. It's a good webcam. Its specs in short are as follows: 3 Mpx, 1280x720 HD, Hi-speed USB (1.5m lead), integrated microphone with noise cancellation (works very well actually) and that's pretty much it.
It comes packaged in a rather big but relatively easy to open box. Nothing out of the ordinary. The box contains nothing more than the webcam, the user manual and warranty booklet. No CD! Do not panic though, drivers and other software can be downloaded via the Logitech website. As a note, I would like to add that the webcam works just fine without the Logitech software, that if you don't want the fancy settings like face-tracking (which makes my best friend dizzy every time we talk on Skype). Yes, it's good for Skype, but do not dream about shooting the next Steven Spielberg with it.
The build itself feels pretty much premium, so if that's something that matters a lot to you, I say go for it. For £17 you're going to get a well-built and good specs webcam that will most probably not disappoint you. It sits well on a desk, but even better on a laptop screen or monitor. Mine is all black but it can be found in various other designs as well. A green light will be present on all models, letting you know you're being watched (as in the cam is active).
Other than that... well, it's a webcam, it's certainly not going to do the dishes or fry you potatoes, so use it as a webcam and you will be absolutely happy with it.
I bought the C270 as a substitute for my really old webcam with poor picture quality and poor fps rate. I chose the Logitech because I heard many positive things about this brand.
After having unboxed the cam, it does install easily with Windows. You can get the newest installation software on the Logitech website. I recommend checking the website because there can be some bugs if you have an older installation. One feature of the software is he YouTube connectivity. The full installation takes about 136MB of space, I think that's okay.
Picture and sound quality are great! I think I don't have to say any more to this.
In addition, the C270 has some relly nice features like an auto-correction of the picture's brightness.
A nice aspect is also the size of the camera: it's really tiny, I like it.
But there are also some negative aspects:
The lens of the webcam doesn't have any cover in front of it, which is not that good as to the fact that there's always dust on it (you could cover it when it's not in use).
Sometimes, the camera also doesn't fit the place you want to mount it. But that depends on your monitor. And besides, you can clip the webcam on every thing you want to place it on.
I can really recommend this webcam. Video and sound quality are just great and it fits on nearly every monitor or similar stuff. It may not be the cheapest one, but it's definetly worth its price!
The Logitech C270 HD Webcam is a decent piece of kit which comes at a very low price considering the quality. The sound quality is often faultless (those few occasions it isn't can be attributed more to poor connection than the webcam itself) and the installation process on the computer was extremely quick and easy to follow. The clever clamp which is part of the webcam is a nice touch which enables the camera to be clipped to the top of the computer at eye level, rather than as with other models, having to be carefully balanced on the top of the computer. The video quality does sometimes leave something to be desired, as it can be jerky on occasions. As this is the principal function of the webcam therefore it is a personal decision on whether to get this model or not, personally I would recommend this to those who are going to be using it sporadically rather than on a daily or even weekly basis.
It's like a pretty little decoration that easily adjusts and perches on your laptop screen or on a flat surface - of course it's prettier if you purchase one of the various colours and designs available. They are available at a reasonable price - and I recommend it because you get your money's worth what with capturing very good colours for a clear video, a good microphone; as well as features that allow it to automatically zoom and follow your face.My husband and I have been using one each since January, and we use it with Skype. The only little niggle I have with it is that sometimes whilst typing using Skype the webcam controller does something (I still don't know what!) that means you have to re-click into the Skype text box otherwise you continue typing ... whilst not actually typing anything, if you catch my drift.
The stand for this camera is extremely intuitive. You can clip the camera onto a monitor, rest the camera on a larger or fatter monitor with the included rubber foot on the bottom of the stand or use the stand quite literally as a stand and seat the camera anywhere the usb lead can reach.
The usb lead is very long so placement is definetly not an issue and the camera is so small is is totally unobtrusive and sometimes i forget its even there.
There is a small green led light the is activated when the camera is on, so you know when you are being watched and their is also a reasonable built in microphone. The microphone is by no means good but it certainly does the job for applications such as skype and msn.
Finally my last point about this product is that Logitech state this is a High definition camera. The camera is 720p which is the very bottom of the HD range but this is more than enough for web meetings and skype etc and the picture is very good. It also has included software which will track your face, this works surprisingly well.
My Dad bought this for me as a Xmas present as I have had my old Logitech webcam for 5 years or so and videos in 720p and they look great on my YouTube channel! The software that comes with the device is easy to use and there is a controller that comes up when you use it where you can zoom in or just change different options to suit you. It lets you upload straight to YouTube or any other social site if you want to. I find that the quality is excellent when using it on MSN or Skype. The product itself doesn't look cheap and it feels solid. I especially like the way it is designed so it can hang snugly over the top of your laptop. It is very handy. I think it cost my Dad £11 from Tesco in one of their bargain bins which really is a great price for such a great device!
One drawback I would say is that the microphone can be a bit too good at times and it detects random sounds that makes it sound like some kind of paranormal being is in the room! Also, its not good if you want to film something close up with writing, I find that the words are very blurry.
Apart from that though it definitely worth buying!
I bought this webcam in Asda when it was on special offer. I had long since become fed up with the poor quality integrated webcam build into my laptop. I was making a lot of skype calls and I needed something with a little more firepower.
I knew I was safe buying logitech, they are the first name most people think of when you think of miscellaneous computer accessories. Their products are cheap and cheerful and rarely fail to please - this webcam is no different.
The HD quality video is fantastic, truly lightyears ahead of what I was used to. To be honest, I may be overly impressed with this webcam due to the sheer amount of improvement it is over Lenovo's integrated effort - it's like my skype contacts were blind and now they can see.
The audio isn't as massive an upgrade as the video was, but again it is superior to the integrated microphone of my laptop.
The webcam is the epitome of plug n play, you are not forced to install any dodgy software onto your computer. It has a handy little clip which lets it slot nicely onto a laptop screen on monitor. It's design is also pleasing - much preferable to the round 'big brother' style design that was fast becoming a standard.
This is a pretty bog standard camera, its good value for money, it hasn't been glitchy or full of errors, but it isn't a great, or a "really good" webcam either. Logitech claim it has a built in background noise reducer, and as far as I can work out this is complete nonsense. I quietly close a door 7ft away from the camera late at night to keep the noise down and the camera still picks up this minor clunk. It registers as -6db on the soundboard.
Sound quality is good though, at least that clunk doesn't sound muffled or distorted. Everything is relatively clear at close range but 2ft or more away things sound tinny, and start to have an "echoing" effect. Picture quality is good for a small HD webcam but the end result depends a lot on Internet connection and speeds. Watching a video you've just recorded from the camera is of good quality, no dodgey pixels, blurring around the edges or colour loss at long range but again, it's just good, not great and nowhere near impressive.
Setting up is easy, It automatically works with any online video streaming, sharing, calling website or programme including Skype. It can also send video to YouTube live so you don't need to record then upload. You need to to just visit the YouTube site to do this, YouTube automatically connects after you disable privacy settings and allow the camera access. It then records straight away. I have never experienced lag and there is no compression of the audio or video file unless you tell it to.
The camera is built very well, several knocks and drops later it's still in one piece and I haven't managed to snap the back clip off yet which is something for me to be proud of I suppose. Connectivity speeds to the computer is not an issue, even running on an old computer with a poor graphics card. There is no audio or video lag when recording and playback retains quality even under file compression. If you're not a whiz with computers basically it means the picture looks the same recording, as it does when you save, make the file smaller, and drop it in a zip folder.
Overall a pretty average camera, good quality, a few minor disadvantages as I said, especially with their non existent background noise reduction feature.
For a low price of just under £20 in PC World, this webcam is well worth buying.
The design is simple and black in colour, with only the logitech brand logo on it, and it comes with a stand on the bottom which you can adjust to either stand alone or clip onto the screen of your laptop or computer! It has hinges which means you can adjust the position of it and optimise its view.
When you plug the camera in on first use, a little box pops up and all you have to do is click install, and then its ready to use! It could not be more simple!
The webcam is High Definition at 720p, which means that you get a high quality, clear view in use. I have even used it in a low light and it still worked almost perfectly without any noise!
I think this is an excellent buy, and definitely the best webcam I have ever owned.
- Design: The webcam is designed to be flexible and it is also quite sturdy. Its head can be tilted in different directions for optimal viewing. There is also a clip attached to the webcam, which allows you to fit it on top of your laptop screen; you can also adjust the clip to make it like a little stand which you can set on top of anything.
- Installation: Quite hassle free. When you connect the webcam usb into your computer, the installation automatically pops up so it's very easy to set up!
My experience with it
I bought this webcam a few years ago when I was using my old laptop which didn't have webcam or microphone, and I needed it for video calling. Given its design which I mentioned above, this webcam fits very well on top of my laptop screen. I didn't have any problem with installation either.
Picture quality is quite good, very clear, at 720p as the webcam states. Audio quality is also good. Logitech also comes with a webcam programme where you can take pictures with the webcam, and you can also adjust the brightness and colour of the video. I don't use this webcam now anymore, but for the year or so when I used this webcam, it served me well. I would definitely recommend this webcam, good quality and affordable.
Had a quick look on amazon and found this at £17.99. Definitely a good bargain!
I used a Logitech camera for years before it went missing, so when i was looking to buy a new webcam, i knew staying with Logitech would be a good choice. I found this little gem when i was out shopping, and it works perfectly.
This camera advertises that it gets 720p HD video calling, and it certainly gets just that. the webcam has crisp and clear picture quality, if you use it for casual use. If you do not do video calling, this camera also takes 3 megapixel snapshots. Although there were other camera with higher megapixels, 3 megapixels was enough for my purposes. This microphone also has a built in microphone, and whenever i do a voice recording, the sound is crisp and clear. The recordings were a bit staticy when i first got the camera, but the recordings sounded flawlessly after a few weeks.
One thing that really impresses me with this webcam was how it adjusts the the brightness in the room you are making a video call in. For example, when i was in a room that was dimly lit, the camera adjusted to the lack of light and made the image crisp and clear. Even if the room is bright, the camera adjusts the image perfectly so you look your best.
Overall, i am very impressed with this webcam. Although i did find other cameras with higher megapixels, this camera was perfect for my use. Also, Logitech is a company in which i put my trust in - and they deliver.
I was quite dubious when i first purchased this web cam and looking at the £17.99 price tag i thought that it would be full of cheap parts coupled with a dodgy picture but instead i got a nicely packaged piece of kit that lives up to it great name,
The HD is full 720p and its quality is better than that of a Pro 9000 Cam. The speed is brilliant and the sound is crisp and clear with no background noise. It is just as good as any £50 + camera ive come across it really is a brilliant little tool. I just don't know how Logitech do it ! It was easy to load the software and set up was complete in minutes. The picture and sound quality on windows 7 is superb. Really good value for money. It wipes the floor with other cheap cameras and is perfect for Skype and video blogs.