October 24, 2011

Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam Review

Good review of C910 HD Pro video cam by Logitech. Good HD video is now low cost. Dual microphones for clear speech. $90

Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam Review - Everything USB

t's a marvel to think just how far webcams have evolved over the last twenty years. Back in 1991, it all began when geniuses at Cambridge University streamed a 128x128 representation of a coffee pot in glorious grayscale - serious business, no doubt. Today webcams can still be used to monitor coffee, of course, but they more frequently play a role in connecting families, friends, service members and business professionals all across the globe. And thanks to the High-Definition craze, we're just beginning to see webcams that can do it all in 1080p, well over 125x the resolution of the first CoffeCam and in super glorious 24-bit color.

One of the front-runners in this current generation of 1080p cameras is Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam, an impressive piece of kit that pushes the limits of USB 2.0, not to mention the limits of your internet connection. Dual microphones and Carl Zeiss glass optics with auto-focus add flavor to the mix, but is it all worth it? Find out in our in-depth review.

Refined Looks
The Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam marks an important milestone where Logitech has finally cast off the child-like playfulness of their QuickCam heritage with a new industrial design that seems less like a toy and more like a piece of professional equipment. The shiny, round and ecceltric elements of the previous webcam generation have been traded in for a flat, minimalist profile that feels more at home atop modern LCD screens. The camera lens sits straight in the middle, surrounded by a set of blue activity LEDs and dual microphones. It's this symmetry that truly makes the C910 appear classy.

Pluses and Minuses

Excellent picture quality
Shorter, improved mounting clip
Professional aesthetic design
Unobtrusive autofocus
Clear speech when RightSound is active
720p at 30fps
1080p at 15fps (24fps without drivers)
Motion recording with audio

No hardware compression
RightSound is monaural only
USB cable is only 5 feet long
Logitech Vid only supports calls up to 720p
Promoted 3rd party face recognition is buggy, insecure

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Posted by staff at October 24, 2011 09:36 AM