This webcam features high-definition video calling and still image capture with up to 8.0MP resolution to ensure crisp, clear video and picture quality. The 1-click upload capability allows you to easily share pictures and videos online.
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Good picture, Great Sound, Excellent Versatility
Posted by: QuietBunny from: Apple Valley, MN on
I'm not really the webcam-owning kind of person so my experiences previous to the C615 (which I was sent to review) was the webcam built into my current laptop and my iSight camera built into my macbook. While serviceable, neither of those cameras were satisfying in any way and I never really participate in cam chats anyway.
I was most impressed by the camera's low light performance. Logitech really made an effort to make sure that the camera does everything it can to make use of the light available. In most cases, I was able to use the light from my monitor to produce a very clear (if slightly grainy) picture. Even backlit situations can be compensated for, really impressing me given my experience with the iSight cameras. The lens on the camera is fairly flattering, preventing the "too wide" realism of short focal lengths usually found in built-in cameras. Coupled with its quick and effect autofocus, I thought this camera was extremely capable, especially in use for Skype, MSN messenger, Google+ Hangouts and Facebook chat.
The microphone was also a pleasant surprise. It perhaps picks up too much sound in larger rooms and I could certainly see feedback issues plaguing users with high ceilings or large speaker configurations. The audio is clear and the microphone does a good job of automatically adjusting the gain to compensate for changes in speaking tone and direction. It's even reasonable for some music applications (certainly not for professional music recording), though, in testing there was some "peaking" when trying to record a guitar. I could also recommend this camera for YouTube use, especially for vlogging or limited music recording.
The only real drawbacks I found were with the software. The software suite was fairly fully-featured and had some nice applications. Some of the features are things you'll only toy with the first couple of times you start the software (like the face overlays and virtual avatars) and some you might try to use full-time (like the motion detector). They work fairly well but they really aren't dependable. I found the software would crash after longer periods of use, especially the motion detector software. On top of that, the Logitech chat software has a really small userbase; good luck finding your friends there. The recording software is decent but recording in 1080p will eat entirely too much hard drive space, especially given the amount of grain and compression artifacts in the video.
Overall, I'm very impressed. While I'd recommend finding different software to record video if you're serious about quality, the only other reservations I have are how washed out you look in low light situations and that the microphone might not keep up with more serious YouTube musicians. Considering how little I care for webcams in general, I think that's a shining endorsement.
28 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Good camera for the price
Posted by: tsavage from: Las Vegas on
Bought this because my laptop had no camera. It was easy to set up and the image quality was crisp. The cord placement, however, makes it impossible to fold the camera and clip into a compact configuration for storage and transport. Not a problem if you are going to set it up permanently in one spot.. A+ for image quality and software, C- for design.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great web cam
Posted by: layou from: albuquerque on
I was really surprised by the clarity of this web cam video. Wow, I was impressed. The better the internet connection the better, still it was great.
21 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Probably the best webcam I've ever used!
Posted by: Michelangelo from: Lowell, IN on
When I unpacked this product, I expected the usual. Grainy video paired with insufficient audio that would require a separate headset for video conferencing. I couldn't have been more wrong.
The hookup began with the usual software instillation followed by connection and update. The first thing that I noticed was that the software download took quite some time. I choked it up to the usual bloatware that comes with webcams, most of which I would uninstall after the fact, but this was not the case.
I have not purchased a new webcam in quite awhile, so I am not sure if this is a standard feature of all webcams nowadays, but this camera has motion detection, a feature I have found completely invaluable. I have Seedonk installed on my desktop computer, a messenger that allows you to view your webcam over you smartphone or tablet from any location as long as you have an internet connection. It gives you the option to remotely snap a picture or record video and sound.
I love the motion detection feature because it allows me to use my webcam as a security camera.
The video quality is nothing short of amazing. Even in low light situations, the picture is at least 10 times better than even the best webcam I have used over the last 10 years. The picture quality itself would justify a much higher sale price.
The audio quality is amazing as well. Generally, when I have used my webcam for video chat, I always found myself using a separate mic so that the person or people on the other end of the chat could hear me. With this webcam, I found no need for a separate headset or mic while using it for web chat.
Another feature that I found great was the fact that the webcam mount has a hole for mounting the cam on a tripod. I have never had a webcam that had this feature, and I have mounted it on a smaller 6" tripod when using it for web chat, and I mount it on a larger full-size tripod when I'm using it as a surveillance cam. This is a small feature that makes a big difference when considering ease of use of this product.
All in all, I would give this webcam a perfect 10. In testing this product, I haven't found anything that I would change about it. The price is definitely a steal for such a high quality cam.
18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Great for MAC Mini xos
Posted by: YepperDoodle from: LA on
this camera WORKS WITH MAC. The store told me it didn't but it absolutely does. It's clear, and the sound is great.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Trish15 from: Princeton, NJ on
Purchased to replace simpler webcam. Loved the design of this webcam - won't fall off my monitor!!! the auto focus feature is great - no more blurry images on Skype!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Very easy to install and use.
Posted by: Iteack from: West Chester, Oh on
As a teacher I have found this camera to be easy to set up and use in my classroom.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Easy to load and use.
Posted by: WandaH from: Milbridge ME on
Now I can see my grandsons, who live out of state, on a regular basis. We talk and they can show me their latest fascinating find or toy.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
This is a a great product and I am enjoying it.
Posted by: eds3rdi from: Wellington, FL on
I have three Logitech products and I have been satisfied with each. Good value for the price.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
A decent webcam
Posted by: Keyan from: on
This webcam is a decent offering from Logitech, with good audio and video quality and it can also take still images.
The base of the webcam is very versatile and can sit just fine on my Samsung LED monitor, so those with new thin displays need not worry, this camera will sit on it just fine. Also the full swivel allows you to place it just about anywhere.
The audio and video quality is good, although in my somewhat dimly lit den you can see some noise creeping in. Similar results with still images. Close up images lack a lot of detail and the focus breaks loose and hunts a bit in low light.
As far as a bang for your buck factor, I wonder how much longer the webcam will stay relevant, with Facetime and similar offerings on Droid platforms along with integrated webcams on most laptops, it seems that spending a decent amount on something that needs to hang off of a wire might soon be a thing of the past.