Easily video chat with loved ones with this Logitech 960-000715 high-definition webcam that enables video calling and recording in up to 720p resolution and features a built-in microphone with RightSound technology for sharp audio capture.
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For optimal clarity. Video calling and recording up to 720p (1280 x 720) for lifelike detail.
Fluid Crystal technology
Helps ensure optimal performance.
Lets you use the webcam with Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and other instant messaging applications.
Automatic light correction
Intuitively adjusts depending on the lighting condition in your current environment.
Enables you to enjoy sharp images and videos.
Built-in microphone with RightSound technology
Minimizes background noise to promote clear conversations.
360° rotational design
Allows you to adjust the angle to suit your needs.
Permits simple portability.
Offers pan, tilt and zoom controls, video and photo capture, face tracking and motion detection.
Works with both USB 2.0 and 1.1
For fast, easy connectivity.
Video calls and instant messaging require an Internet connection.
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Logitech C525 Webcam Great for Grandma Chats
Posted by: celiamarie from: Pittsburgh, PA on
Logitech HD Webcam
I’m planning on giving this webcam to my Mom as a gift, and because she is of “the Greatest Generation” and not great with using new technology, I installed it on my PC first to get it up and running and to be able to teach her the basics of how to use it. She’ll be using it for video chats with Grandchildren and far-away friends and family.
Installation: This webcam is flexible – it’s hinged and rotates and has a “lip” so you can unfold it and secure it on top of your monitor if you’re using a desktop, or on top of your laptop screen. (You can place it anywhere within the limits of the length of the USB cord attached to your PC.) Insert the software CD, follow the onscreen instructions, plug the webcam into a USB port on your PC, and everything installs in just under ten minutes.
Once the software and webcam were up and running, I used the Logitech software to create a short video and snapped a couple of photos. The onscreen images (video and still) are crisp and clear, proving out the advertised HD quality. The webcam menus are easy to use and intuitive. The auto-focus feature worked very well, and you can change the settings to “follow my face.” It did that very well when I moved around in my chair. Audio is built in, and the mic is sensitive and picks up your voice clearly.
The Logitech software allows you to quickly share your images and videos on Facebook or YouTube. It also integrates with Gmail video chat, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, AIM and Yahoo Messenger for video calling. Logitech provides its own HD Video Calling service, and you can sign up for a free account. I did not test this service.
Some interesting features:
- Motion detector mode
- Face Recognition Log-In
- Video effects with a “Mask Maker”
- Magix Video Editing & Photo Manager software included
- Easy to set up and use
- Compact, folds up easily, very portable
- HD (720p) quality video
- Built in audio
- Autofocus keeps picture sharp & clear
- Works well in low-light areas
- “Follow my Face” works just like you’d think it would
- Standard and wide-screen video.
- During video chats/calls, I experienced some drag or freeze – this does not happen with my laptop webcam.
Conclusion: This is a more-than-adequate webcam to use for video calls. Exceptionally good video and sound quality, nice feature set, and really like the “fold & go” design.
37 out of 37 found this review helpful.
So easy a caveman can do it!
Posted by: Oggg from: Indianapolis, IN on
This camera is amazing. You can set it to follow your face and keep you centered in the picture and automatically in focus.
Easy installation following a few simple instructions. Download Skype (free version for me, so far...) and it practically runs itself.
32 out of 36 found this review helpful.
Logitech has yet to fail me over the last 20 years
Posted by: mad1948 from: Ohio on
This webcam I bought for my son in TX so I could see and hear my newest granddaughter. Awesome! I have a Logitech 910 which has the 1080 image resolution and I love it ! It works very well with the 525 model. My son has no complaints about it so far. We use Skype and there is almost no delay and sharp pictures. No jerkiness.
Logitech has very well made products. Have used their mice for years, plus a subwoofer speaker system.
34 out of 39 found this review helpful.
Logi cam has been great so far
Posted by: CindyNY from: New York, NY on
I like it a lot, very clear image, very easy to use. The only drawback is how it stands on my laptop. I wish you can clip it somehow, so when I move my laptop around ( not just horizontally) it will stay on. But I have to say I'm very very happy with the image and sound quality, amazing.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bee43 from: Denver, CO on
I bought this webcam as a gift for my mom for her birthday so that we could Skype to keep in touch. It was very easy for her to install and start using so I was really pleased! 15 minutes into the conversation it just went black and quit working. We must have just gotten a dud or something because the other reviews are really great. I guess the main reason for writing this review is for the exchange process. I had to send this webcam to my mom a couple states away and I bought it a few weeks before I sent it. She lives about 120 miles from the nearest Best Buy. When she went to exchange the webcam for a working one (bizarre concept, I know) at the Best Buy in Grand Island, NE said the employees just said no! Even though it wasn't her fault that the webcam was a dud. Customer service was incredibly rude to her and made her feel like it was her fault for getting a faulty product. After that experience I will seriously re-think buying any gifts from Best Buy. I guess I will just have to find another place to get my electronics.
56 out of 73 found this review helpful.
Excellent and Easy to Use!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: LBG from: NORTH CAROLINA on
From initial installation to the ease of use and great picture quality this Web Cam is a winner. The extra features such as Web Controller and Effects are very nice adding to the fun of viewing our Grandchildren.
22 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Great camera and easy to use.
Posted by: schussecat from: Northern Michigan on
I am not a high tech person. I was able to set this up within minutes and have had several video chats with my friends in Florida. Sound and picture was great.
16 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Posted by: sweettech2 from: Denver, CO on
This webcam was well worth the $40.00 I paid for it, the software was super easy to install and it had the effects that some of the other webcams that actually come with the laptops don't have, the only thing about it that wasn't so great is that it doesn't clamp on my laptop very well but all in all I think it was a great buy!! :)
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Im starting to love Logitech.
Posted by: stevor from: Orlando, FL on
I’ve been really impressed with more recent Logitech products, they seem to be much improved all round, much more robust and definitely with more design thought. This Web Cam will not disappoint on that front and is truly a good value good quality product.
I found it straightforward and easy to set up, with easy to follow on screen instructions from the install disc, which actually tells you in mid set up to go off and grab a cup of coffee while it installs the program for you. I did, and it did, and everything was completed without any issues 10 minutes later!
I’m a frequent user of Skype so I rely on a decent Web Cam. I was keen to try an improved quality HD picture Cam and in this Cam I’ve found the picture quality to be very, very good indeed and a definite 25% improvement over what I had previously, and what I had previously was pretty good, or so I thought.
The install program recognized that I had Skype installed so it pulls everything together seamlessly, thus avoiding any extra work for me.
Another improvement for me was this Cam’s light correction ability in handling annoying hot spots of bright background light from Lamps and Windows, and it handled that so much better than past Cam’s I’ve used. Flare ups of light from bright backgrounds are virtually eliminated with this cam.
In the past I’ve found the integrated microphone quality on most low and mid priced Cams to be fairly poor, and for that reason I previously had a separate microphone to override any built in microphone. With this Logitech HD Cam thats not an issue since the microphone quality was pretty nice, and overall this is a very good upgrade on sound and picture quality all round.
Ultimately this is a Web Cam video package rather than just a simple Web Cam. It’s got some great features that are nice to have, like motion detection ability, face following, video mask, and the one click upload to Face Book, Twitter, You Tube etc…. On screen software with this cam is simple and easy to use.
Like most tech devices and gadgets these days, when you change and/or upgrade, you realize just how outdated your current devices are, even after such a short time frame. That’s what this Logitech Web Cam did for me, I felt upgraded with improved picture, sound, and versatility across the board and at the price point for this Cam it would be silly not to make that upgrade in my opinion.
There's a valid complaint that most Web Cams struggle with, and that’s the mounting clip/base and its suitablility for laptops. They are generally good for static desktop monitors that usually have more depth in their physical design, but do not present the same stability on thinner Laptop lids. I have this Web Cam placed on a static HP desktop monitor and it sits and fits very nicely. I tried it on a Dell Latitude Laptop and it wasn’t too bad at all.
So, very little if anything on the downside that I can see, and I can comfortably say that this Logitech C525 HD Webcam is a nice quality product in every other way, and at a great price point for its features.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
My first web camera and works as advertised
Posted by: mmeskill from: Madison, WI on
My first web camera and works as advertised...what more can one ask for :-)
I have not been into web cameras at all but I have recently become more interested in using them for meetings with employees in Asia and Europe. With all the different time zones it is often better to make a Skype call with video rather than go into the office to use the video conference system. (It is a lot cheaper as well!)
Not having any prior experience with web cameras meant that I came at this review of the Logitech C525 HD Webcam with no expectations based of previous history so here goes:
The Logitech C525 HD Webcam is an easy to use camera that has performed well with the video-chatting programs I tried: Skype and Google Chat. I liked the little window in the box that shows you the actual product and unpacking was, as it should be, easy. I’m using it with a Windows 7 PC and just needed to plug the unit in and follow the on screen instructions from using the installation disc. Total install time was ~10min start to finish.
I mounted the Webcam on top of my DELL LCD screen and it is stable and very hard to knock off.
I installed Logitech Vid HD from the software CD that came with the unit. I very much enjoyed the one click share to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as the motion sensor ability, Auto focus, 360 degree swivel, the 8 MP photos and the high quality videos it takes. The unit did everything as advertised. I did not have an independent microphone attached to my system so the Mic on the camera was an excellent addition. The audio went through loud and clear witch quite impressed me.
Like all recent Logitech products I have added to my new home computer system, the Logitech C525 HD Webcam was easy to install / use and is good quality all the way around.