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Logitech C270 HD Webcam

Manufacturer: Logitech

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  Disapointing

| | See all diviser's reviews (1)

I had high expectations for this web cam but am disappointed with the picture quality. In normal light conditions you can see vertical lines in the image. The sound quality was good but overall I have seen better quality images from cheaper web cams. I have decided to return the product.

  Brilliant

| | See all londoner30's reviews (1)

Excellent quality from Logitech. Installation was quick and easy, the picture is crisp and clear, the colours natural even in low indoor light. The built-in mic produces reasonably good sound and is sensitive enough even if it's a few feet away. Great value for money.

  Tin and thingies

| | See all gemini123's reviews (1)

Not so much a review but a sigh that finaly I've bought something that does things well. (maybe because I've always bought cheap webcams) Video......spot on. Audio.......excellent . great webcam

  Fast HD what more for 17.99????

| | See all chemer's reviews (3)

I was dubious when I bought this cam. I mean for 17.99 I expected cheap parts and dodgy picture. Instead what I got was a well package piece of kit that lives up to its name.

HD is full 720p the quality of the cam is superior even to my more expensive Pro 9000 cam. The speed is brilliant. I moved in real time on the medium setting which is 320P. The sound is crisp and clear and no background noise.

In short it is as good as any cam that costs 50 pounds plus. It really is a brilliant piece of kit. I just do not know how play.com do it. Get it before they change their minds on the price

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  Great camera - No auto-focus

| | See all ComradeWoody's reviews (1)

I bought this to replace an ageing SD camera that was looking out of place on my new PC build. I have friends overseas so the camera is used predominantly for Skype. Despite being one of the cheapest HD cameras on the market this has performed very well. It is a massive improvement over my old camera and, all things considered, I'm very happy with it. It's certainly worth the price.

Here are some points, good and bad (and some subjective), about the camera:

+ Simple installation.
+ Well laid out, user-friendly software.
+ Good audio quality from built in microphone.
+ Nice sharp image with decent colour.
+ Nice design, looks unobtrusive on top of my display.
+ Y-axis rotation.
+ RightLight technology works admirably, with little to no noise in low light conditions; I can have a video call with my display as the only light source and still be seen quite clearly.

- Choosing to auto-run the controller software results in it popping up at random intervals when the camera is in use (OS: 7 Pro x64).
- Mounting clip is not sprung but relies on friction of weak hinge to maintain grip. This isn't really a problem on a desktop's stationary monitor but may be an issue for mobile users.
- Excessive packaging and hefty manual that could have just been provided on the CD as a pdf document.
- No Z-axis rotation.

-/+ RightSound can result in voices sounding a little muffled at times, although it is effective in eliminating background noise which is a great advantage for VOIP calls.

Other things to note:

The video used to advertise Logitech's HD camera range (seen under the technical specifications tab above) implies that this camera has auto-focus, however this is not the case: it is fixed focus. I have brought this to Play's attention, as it's misleading to customers, but they have yet to remove the video or edit the description to make clear the video's erroneous nature.

This may have been mentioned already, but video at 4:3 resolutions is captured at 30fps while 16:9 video is captured at just 15fps.

The software includes customisable privacy shades (still images that replace the video feed during a call) but the camera does not support masks or video effects.

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  What a great buy

| | See all reliable05's reviews (1)

I have just received this product. It was very easy to load the software and set up, just a matter of minutes. The picture quality and software package working with my windows xp - is superb.
Real value for money and a great product - Thank you

  Great webcam

| | See all nuttzuk's reviews (1)

Easy set up, fantastic picture quality and sound. It's a little rickety on top of my monitor but sits nicely, a laptop screen might need a little blu-tak if it's being moved around.

  Great

| | See all arabaca's reviews (1)

For this webcam not being the newest version out there, the webcam still works great. The installing aspect of it only took around 10 minutes which is good compared to other webcams that can take up to 30 minutes to install the software.

However, if you are looking for a webcam which has auto-focus this isn't the right webcam for you. The camera is unable to focus onto text and close objects, it just blurs. The delivery took over a week to come but it did finally arrive. A down side of the product, is if you have a laptop, the webcam is hard to actually 'grip' onto the top and you spend time trying to adjust it to your liking.

Overall, this webcam is great for the price and is perfect for video calling especially, for the use of Skype.

  Grumpy62

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What a great little camera, it's as good as all the reviewers say and i'm very pleased with it.
Downside: pity about the slow delivery, i could have walked to Jersey and back faster