Finding a webcam you can click with
The right webcam for the job
A webcam lets you turn your IMs, e-mails, and calls into face-to-face conversations—no matter where your friends and family are. But which webcam is right for you? We’ll help you focus in on the right one for your needs.
Look your best with Carl Zeiss optics
Want your friends and family to see the real you? You’ll get razor-sharp HD video—even up close—with our top-of-the-line webcams. They feature Carl Zeiss® optics, premium autofocus, and glass lenses.
Video on the go
Need a webcam to take on the road with your notebook? We offer several options that are ready to make the trip with you.
Be seen in a better light
If your lighting conditions are less than ideal, we’ve got just what you need. RightLight™ 2 technology intelligently adjusts to give you the best possible image—even in dim or poorly backlit settings.
Have more fun with Logitech Video Effects
Your calls and videos get an extra dose of entertainment with Video Effects. With Avatars, Face Accessories, Video Masks, and Fun Filters, you can be a talking shark one minute and throw on a funny mustache the next.
Hear and be heard
Don’t want to use a headset? RightSound™ technology lets you enjoy headset-free conversations without annoying background noise.
Just looking for something basic to get started? You can choose from a variety of affordable webcams that let you enjoy video calls on a budget.
Image quality. It’s more than just megapixels.
Seeing the smile on your grandson’s face or the glitter off your daughter’s engagement ring is so much better than a phone call. And a webcam can really make these experiences possible, even when you’re separated by thousands of miles. But getting the right webcam is more than just a matter of finding the one with the most megapixels.
The truth about megapixels
A higher-megapixel sensor doesn’t equal high-quality images on its own, so it’s important not to just look at megapixels and forget about the other aspects of the camera.
The right lens
The lens is what captures the light that gets turned into the image by the sensor. If your lens isn’t good, it doesn’t matter how many megapixels you’ve got. A bad lens is going to give you a bad image.
Ready for your close-up? You’re not only going to need a good lens—you’re going to need a good focusing system. A lot of webcams have either a manual focus option or no focusing system at all. If you get too close, you can end up fuzzy.
What about HD webcams?
When it comes to video calls, the maximum resolution is 640-by-480 pixels, otherwise known as VGA resolution. Today, you can’t make an HD video call on any of the free instant-messaging applications.
Power and connections
Most computers sold today have no problem handling a video call. But if your computer is a little bit older or you’re not using a fast connection, you might run into difficulty. To get good clarity and smoothness, your computer needs to meet the minimum requirements to support a video call.
Windows® XP (SP2 or higher)
- 1 GHz (1.6 GHz recommended)
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- 1 GHz (1.6 GHz recommended)
- 512 MB RAM or more
- 200 MB hard-drive space
- CD-ROM drive
- OS-compatible sound card and speakers
- 1.1 USB port (2.0 recommended)
For the best video calling experience, we suggest:
- Dual-core CPU with 1 GB RAM
- Broadband Internet with 256 kbps upload or higher
- 2-year limited hardware warranty
- Webcam with 6-foot USB cable
- Logitech® webcam software CD
- User documentation
Works with most instant messaging applications.
- PN 960-000543
- Plug-and-play setup (UVC)
- Quality CMOS webcam
- Video capture: 640 x 480 pixels
- Still image capture: up to 1.3 megapixels (software enhanced)
- Frame rate: Up to 30 frames per second (with recommended system)
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified
- Manual focus
- Universal clip fits notebooks, LCD or CRT monitors
Logitech® webcam software:
- Logitech Vid™
- Capture videos and photos
- E-mail videos and photos
- YouTube™ upload (registration required)