A webcam is a digital camera that transmits its images in real time via the Internet. A web camera is now installed in many PCs or mobile devices. You can not only take photos with a web camera, but also shoot videos, have your house watched or hold video conferences.
The main advantage of a webcam is its multifunctional usability. Over the past few years, not only the technical equipment but also the look of the webcams has changed. You can find out which models and manufacturers there are and what you should consider when buying a webcam in our large comparison. In addition, we will tell you whether the Stiftung Warentest has already carried out a webcam test.
The Logitech C920 HD-Pro webcam with USB connection supports UVC H.264 video coding and therefore video chats can be carried out via Skype in full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The optics of the camera are a high quality product from Zeiss with a 20x zoom. Thanks to this high quality optics, the webcam works so quickly that even jerky movements can be recorded and processed into a smooth video stream. With this Logitech camera, video compression is not only possible for the business sector, but also for private users.
You can easily upload the HD videos recorded with the camera to the usual video platforms on the web at the touch of a button. The Logitech web camera provides you with photos with a maximum resolution of 15 megapixels, whereby the resolution is extrapolated by the software. The equipment of the camera includes a stereo speaker and a mounting device for a camera tripod.
The most important features at a glance:
- Video calls in Full HD 1,080p resolution via Skype and in smooth HD quality with 720p via FaceTime for Mac
- Full HD video recording in 1,080p and photos with 15 MP
- Extended H.264 compression
- Two microphones, optimally positioned for a natural stereo sound
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Skype certified with widescreen format
With the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Skype certified with the 720p HD sensor, you get razor-sharp images in 16: 9 widescreen format. Thanks to TrueColor technology, colors look even more brilliant in poor lighting conditions. The built-in microphone with digital noise reduction ensures good sound.
Stand out in widescreen format, create great videos with rich colors that you can easily publish on your social networking websites. Thanks to the flexible stand, you can place the Microsoft webcam on your desktop, laptop or notebook.
The product advantages at a glance:
- Certified for Skype – experience more together in HD quality
- HD video chat at 720p
- With widescreen format – 16: 9 format for video recordings in cinema format
- TrueColor technology – this technology ensures brilliant videos in bright colors in almost all lighting conditions
- Noise-canceling microphone – crystal-clear sound reproduction and integrated microphone with acoustic noise-canceling
- With universal bracket – easy and convenient to install on the desktop, laptop or notebook
- Share Videos – You can use this webcam to share videos with Messenger, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
- Compatible with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype
- Direct support of Windows Live Movie Maker – start a new video project with just one click
- Direct support for Windows Live Photo Gallery – easily upload photos that can then be edited, tagged, and shared with friends and family
Logitech webcam with 720p video quality in black
With the Logitech® Webcam C270, video calls are easier than ever. Thanks to VGA resolution, RightSound ™ and RightLight ™ technology, you will be amazed at how detailed your conversations are over the Internet, almost as if you were live with your conversation partner. You can also distribute your video messages in HD resolution. The equipment of your PC and the Internet line must, however, have a certain minimum level so that HD chats are actually possible. According to Logitech, you need a 2.4 GHz processor of the Intel Core 2 Duo category, 2 GB RAM and an upload of at least 1 Mbit / s.
However, if you only operate the webcam in conventional mode, you will get by with considerably less. The 5 megapixel resolution photos offer good quality and strong colors. The camera owes this to the fluid crystal technology, which delivers optimal colors and smooth, high-definition images. The built-in microphone with noise reduction ensures a good sound. The chats in the network are carried out via the appropriate software Vid HD from Logitech, which means that the camera also understands the brands of other manufacturers.