Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Tonberry King
Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam
What is the best HD webcam? The HD Pro C920 is Logitech’s flagship high-end HD webcam. This beast can easily handle Skype, Facetime, and video streaming for live gaming commentary, video blogs, and more.
The C920 HD webcam has one zoom level at 1080P and four zoom levels at 720P. Lower end models will typically lack zoom abilities all-together. Additionally, the included Carl Zeiss optics with “premium 20-step AutoFocus” ensures this camera is always in focus in case you want to show off super fine details up close.
Real World Recording Performance
The C920 HD webcam compresses 1080p to the extremely popular H.264 video format while simultaneously recording. For every 1 minute of recording on the highest 1080P settings, you will use about 49MB. If you wish to record in 720P, every minute will consume about 31MB of hard drive space. Cheaper cameras will typically use the *.wmv format when compressing and saving your recordings. Not only will you wait longer with *.wmv, but you will ultimately use more hard drive space since recording 1 minute at 1080P will consume around 99MB of hard drive space.
The C920 HD webcam tilts up and down, can turn 360 degrees, and includes a threaded tripod mount. The stereo equipped microphone is high quality and produces great clarity. For Apple users, OS X Lion automatically detects the device for use with FaceTime, PhotoBooth, and Skype. Additionally, the C920 comes with a two year warranty.
Summary: The HD Pro C920 is Logitech's flagship webcam model. It records and compresses to H.264 video format, uses high end Carl Zeiss optics, and can be mounted to a tripod. What's not to like?