Review of the Logitech HD Pro c920 Webcam

In this review, I will be covering every single aspect of the Logitech HD Pro c920. I have an extensive field test of the camera on my Mac in the video. I have also included an overview of the features and my recommendation for various applications. I hope this review can help you decide whether or not to purchase the Logitech c920.

I do a series of field tests and demonstrations of the c920. I did the testing on my Mac so if you are a PC user, see the video below for a good overview of the PC software and capabilities. In this video I will demonstrate:

  • c920 Camera physical design
  • Video Quality Control on Mac
  • Microphone test and comparison
  • Various Lighting conditions
  • Skype Calling

For daylight light quality, pay attention to the Video Quality section at the beginning.  Though I explain the reason for the low frame rate, the quality of the image is still evident. I suggest setting the video on 1080 full-hd to see the full quality of the camera image. You may have to pause it and let it load for a few minutes first. The sections of the demonstration that have a smaller video window were recorded on the MacBook Pro built-in iSight. I left these sections at their original size to offer a comparison to the Logitech’s HD resolution.

The Logitech c920, in my opinion, is a good camera for certain applications, but not for every application. For the hobbyist YouTube video maker or video blogger, this is a good camera.  For video chatting for personal use, it is a great camera.  However, I would NOT recommend this for a one-stop-shop for video and audio.

Where audio is important, I would NOT recommend this as a one-stop-shop.  For applications where multiple heavy ram programs need to be run, I would not recommend this camera for HD.    Even though the camera boasts the h.264 compression technology, there was still some frame rate issues when the computer was running at full capacity.  Having said that, this is not likely normal use so I would not see this as a deterrent.

3 PROS

  • Great image quality in HD
  • Great versatile design
  • Works seamlessly with Mac and PC

3 CONS

  • Microphone is not great
  • Some may see this camera as overpriced
  • Does not come with comparable Mac software package
I would give the camera a 4 out of 5.  A great stand-alone product for the hobbits.  I believe it makes a great camera if you have a secondary microphone to use with it.  For the right application, I would recommend this camera without hesitation.