Product Review: C920 Logitech HD Pro Webcam

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Product Review: C920 Logitech HD Pro Webcam

Being an avid PC gamer, I am constantly on my computer slaying Zombies or building castles in various video games. Often I like to stream my sessions using my webcam to capture my facial reactions to certain moments for the enjoyment of others.

When I first got into streaming I simply went to my local electronics store and bought a standard $20 Gear Head web camera that offered 5.0 MP WebCam w/ 720P HD Video. For the most part, it served me quite well. Sure, I didn’t have incredible quality but did served it’s purpose. Needless to say I had no intention of switching web cameras any time soon.

Then I was asked to test out the C920 Logitech HD Pro Webcam for a duration of time and give my input on how well it works and how it compares to other webcams. From the moment I plugged it in, downloaded the device software and jumped onto my first Skype video call I was blown away by the 1080p quality. It was crisp, clear and reliable. We went on to test out how it worked as a microphone as well and sure enough it also did a great job. My friend had absolutely no problem hearing me and for anyone who has tried to use their webcam as a microphone, you’ll understand when I saw that it is not something that a lot of cameras can do.

While using it for streaming I found that the camera was just slightly off center and when I attempted to position it physically, I only ended up making it worse. After only a few moments, I realized that the device came with it’s own software that actually allows you to zoom in, out, pan and tilt the camera at a whim. I’ll be honest when I say that I did not have a chance to try out their ‘Face Tracking’ and ‘Motion Detection’ features, however I feel confident that because the rest of this product performed so well, my experience with the extra features would have been similar.

Overall I had a positive experience with the C920 Logitech HD Pro Webcam. I will let you know now that the price of the webcam is $100. Normally, this would be a very big drawback for me because the price is so steep compared to my current camera. However, after using the C920 I understand that you are paying for a quality product that more than justifies the cost. The biggest con for me is that I went so long without one, knowing that my streaming sessions could have been all the better had I known about this great product.

Darth Mexican
Darth Mexican has been a geek since he first saw a lightsaber ignite. He has strong feelings on subbed anime. He strives to represent the stories of the common man and woman regardless of skin tone, age, sexual preference, or nationality. With every article he strives to bring representation to the voiceless. Unless he finds out they like dubbed anime.

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