5 Logitech Webcams for all Budgets – 2012

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Need a new webcam? Check out our five recommendations from leading webcam manufacturer, Logitech, for every need and price range. (Pricing as collected from leading online vendors and retailers as of May 2012.)

Logitech HD Webcam C310

Price: $29.99

Record and video chat in 720p for less than $30! This bargain-priced HD webcam from Logitech is light-weight, but not light on features: 5 Mp photo-taking, one-click Facebook/Youtube uploading, auto-dim/brightening to adjust for less-than-optimal lighting and a noise-canceling mic so your voice is as clear as the 16:9 widescreen picture, along with a 2-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Logitech C260 Webcam

Price: $24.99

Another sub-$30 Logitech camera that delivers on a decent array of feature for any budget. The C260 doesn’t quite match up with the C310, but if you need a basic video/camera/microphone-combo, it might be for you. Take 3 Mp photos, 16:9 widescreen video in 1280×720 with Logitech’s built-in light-correction/noise canceling software and the same great 2-year limited warranty.

Logitech HD Webcam C525

Price: $44.99

Need HD video-calling capability on-the-go? Logitech C525 offers high-definition 720p recording and 8 Mp picture-taking; a 360-degree mounted-mobility and a low-profile, ‘fold and go’ design so you can take your HD webcam anywhere without taking up extra room in your laptop bag. The C525 boasts all the same extras/features as the above models (2-year warranty, on-click uploading), as well.

Logitech Pro 9000

Price: $59.99

An extra $15 bumps your up to to Pro 9000 series; while this camera is much the same as the C525 (8 Mp picture-taking, 720p HD video-capturing, onboard mic), the Pro 9000 features Carl Zeiss-registered optics, which allows for quicker and sharper auto-focusing on even fast moving objects. Consider spending the extra money if you you plan on shooting sports, live action or any other subject that can’t be bothered to stand still while your camera focuses. Comes with a 2-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Price: $74.99

You needed all 1080p, didn’t you? Well, here it is! The HD Pro C920 lets you both record and stream via Skype (and other programs) in glorious, superlative 1080p HD. Your videos will render as smoothly as they record (thanks to H.264 HW encoding) and focus faster than you can (presumably) get out your credit card to snag one on sale online. Like the Pro 9000, this cam features trademarked Carol Zeiss optics, dual microphones and is tripod mountable.

 

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