Logitech C920 Review
The C920 utilizes a plastic clip to grab on to your display. The clip doubles as a decent stand when you need to locate it on your desk. At the stand’s underside is a common tripod placing hole, practical for when you need a steadier platform. I wish the stand was detachable, though, as it would make packaging significantly simpler.
Setting up the C920 involves connecting it in by means of USB and releasing your video clip app– complicated, I recognize. When setting up, the C920 can record in a selection of resolutions. A lot of us will certainly set it to tape in 1080p at 30fps, yet it likewise supports recording in 720p at 30fps. Field of vision extends to 78 levels and can be limited if you desire more focus for when you’re streaming alone.
Offer it adequate lights, and also the C920 produces solid picture performance. Details are crisp, clear, and also shades are dynamic. In addition, its autofocus is fast and accurate; in spite of me pacing around in my space, it never ever failed to appropriately lock focus no matter where I relocated.
In dark environments, the C920 depends on Logitech’s RightLight 2 technology to preserve photo clearness. RightLight 2 instantly adjusts brightness, contrast, and color setups according to the found lighting problem. The formula works wonderfully in practice, creating outstanding pictures in reduced light. Keep in mind, however, that this is not the best we’ve seen; that honor comes from the Logitech Brio. Compared to the Brio, the C920 fires a smudge darker under the exact same light conditions. Keeping that claimed, the Brio is more than double the price so we will not dock way too many points here.
The C920 masters virtually every facet of our photo quality test … practically. While it checks off most boxes in detail and also color, its auto white balance is particular sometimes. The auto-calibration uses a blue tint, providing the photos a chilly tone. Additionally, it misshapes color a little by making red areas show up magenta. This impact is most famous in reduced lights.
Luckily, this concern can be repaired through the Logitech Camera Setup software. It provides simple slider adjustments for illumination, comparison, shade strength, and white balance. With that stated, changing the white balance– something you ‘d likely intend to do– entails switching off its car calibration. This means that if the color of the lighting adjustments (e.g. from daylight to space light), you’ll need to manually readjust the setup.
The integrated stereo microphone gets on the same level with an average laptop computer microphone, to put it simply, simply satisfactory. My voice sounds tinny and a bit scratchy. If audio quality is very important, definitely utilize a dedicated mic whenever possible.
Numerous banners utilize a history substitute software when streaming, so while Logitech doesn’t detail the C920 as an officially supported device, I examined it out with ChromaCam anyhow. To my surprise, the C920 functions perfectly. Hardly ever do history things handle to slip with.
Logitech C920 Specifications
Connectivity Technology Wired
Digital Video Format H.264
Color or B&W color
Audio Support Yes
Audio Support Features a built-in stereo microphone
Product Line Logitech HD Pro Webcam
Packaged Quantity 1
Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A