Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam (Discontinued by manufacturer)

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  • Full HD 1080p video calling (upto 1920 x 1080 pixels) with the latest version of Skype for Windows; Webcam with 5 foot cable
  • 720p HD video calling (upto 1280 x 720 pixels) with supported clients; Full HD video recording (upto 1920 x 1080 pixels). Max Resolution: 1080p/30fps 720p/30fps
  • Video compression, Built in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction; Automatic low light correction, Tripod ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
  • Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later; Works in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode: Mac OS 10.10 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or other supported video calling clients; Full HD 1080p video recording with QuickTime Player) Chrome OS,Android v 5.0 or above (with supported video calling clients),USB port,Internet connection

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
Standing screen display size3 Inches
Max Screen ResolutionFHD
Wireless Type2.4 GHz Radio Frequency
National Stock Number7050-01-615-7793
AvailabilityIn Stock
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on May 22, 2012
I've been testing and using the Logitech C920 for a week now. This is really a nice little camera! It takes good, sharp video, and the Logitech Webcam Software (LWS), works fine, though a bit limited in settings. For those wanting some tech specs, I ran a bunch of tests and analyzed the files with MediaInfo. LWS provides 4 modes: 360p (640x360 WMV), 480p (864x480 WMV), 720p (1280x720 MP4/AVC), and 1080p (1920x1080 MP4/AVC). In "Preferences," under the "Quick Capture" tab, it provides 3 audio and 3 video quality settings: Audio: Good (16) -- 16kHz at 20kbps (mushy) Better (32) -- 32kHz at 48kbps (fine for voice) Best (48) -- 48kHz at 191kbps (DVD quality) -- These only matter at 360p and 480p. -- In the higher modes, the audio (AAC) is always 48kHz at 99kbps (vbr), no matter where you set the audio quality setting (bug?). kbps and frame rates : ( 360p WMV / 480p WMV / 720p MP4-AVC / 1080p MP4-AVC ) Standard (small file): 549 at 15 / 1155 at 15 / 2000 at 30 / 3000 at 30 High Q (medium file): 943 at 15 / 2848 at 15 / 3000 at 30 / 4000 at 30 Lossless (large file): 1723 at 15 / 3848 at 15 / 4000 at 30 / 6000 at 30 -- In 360 and 480, the video bit rate will vary quite a bit depending on the amount of motion in the video. Frame rate is constant at 15. -- In 720 and 1080, the bit rate is constant, and the frame rate is constant at 30, tho MediaInfo sometimes shows it as variable. So you can see the highest quality mode is 1080p at 6000kbps at 30fps, which is probably what you wanna use if you're gonna pull it into an editor, and then spit out the results at say, 2000, which makes a good quality video at a reasonable file size for uploading to YT, etc. I don't know what they mean by "lossless," because what the software calls "lossless" is a mere 4-6 Mbps, highly compressed by the camera. But it's more than good enough. For the two AVC modes, the camera is putting out profile Baseline @ L4.0, no CABAC, 1 Reference Frame, CBR, and CFR. The color model is YUV 4:2:0, 8-bits, Progressive, as expected. This profile is widely compatible with many consumer HD video devices and software players. If you're gonna simply downsample the bitrate with Handbrake, you should make a profile that matches what the hardware in the camera puts out. Make your Handbrake (v0.9.6+) profile like this: -f mp4 -O --crop 0:0:0:0 --strict-anamorphic -e x264 -b 1500 --vfr -a 1 -E copy:aac -B 0 -6 auto -R Auto -D 0 --gain=0 --audio-copy-mask none -x bframes=0:8x8dct=0:cabac=0:weightp=0:ref=4:psy-rd=1.00,0.15 --verbose=1 (where -b = bitrate and -E copy:aac = audio pass-through). Note that I set RefFrames to 4, as it falls back to L3.1 if the ref is left at 1. What about other video resolutions and modes? Running other capture software, like BB Flashback or AVS Video Recorder, you can pick all resolutions from 160x90 to 2304x1536 (at 2 fps) and the C920 will switch to any of them -- so, yes, it will do all the 4:3 modes like 640x480, but not with LWS. There's no reason they couldn't put some common 4:3 modes in it, because the camera will do'em all, and wide-screen isn't always desirable. Does the camera put out raw video in the non-AVC modes, like a regular webcam? In LWS my processor (dual 3.06GHz) runs about 25% capturing 1080p, but about 45% capturing 480p. In other capture software, capturing 1080p in mjpeg or mpeg2/xvid maxes out the processor and stutters badly. So it would appear that the camera's hardware compression only kicks in with 720p and 1080p AVC, and a good thing it does! My computer (and its USB2) won't handle raw 1080p/30 video. Snapshots, using LWS (all JPG, Q unknown and not settable): Low: 1920x1080 (2MP, 472kB), a bit blurry in the details Med: 2304x1536 (3MP, 649kB), the native resolution of the image sensor Lrg: 3280x1845 (6MP, 1047kB), interpolated Max: 5168x2907 (15MP, 1984kB), interpolated -- I can see no detail difference in medium, large, and max, so interpolation is useless (as expected). -- I took the sharpest snapshot at 2304x1536 (its native res.) in another capture program that will save a BMP (uncompressed). Indeed, I took that and up-scaled it to 15MP in IrfanView, then saved it as 80% jpeg, and it's half the file size and better quality than what LWSs "Max" setting provided. IrfanView took the 45 meg BMP down to a 1 meg JPG (at 80% Q) and I can't see any difference in details. Now for the little complaints: None for the camera, but the LWS software could use some 4:3 resolutions and finer-grained controls, like setting the bit-rate of the audio and tweaking some AVC profile settings, more video containers like AVI and MOV, and an uncompressed (BMP) option for snapshots. RightLight: Doesn't seem to do anything. Either the Exposure and Gain are in Auto or not, and you have to uncheck RightLight to uncheck Auto. In auto, the exposure slider usually stays at 9 (of 14) clicks, and the gain varies. Fast motion is nice and smooth, though blurry. With ample lighting, you can improve the video a little by going to manual and putting the exposure at about 5 clicks and then up the gain for a normal picture, and there will be much less motion blur, just like setting a faster exposure on any camera. I found one little bug in LWS: When you put the Gain in manual, it will slowly creep down, about 1% per second. It's annoying. Auto White Balance: Makes you look cold and dead. Set your lights, hold a white card about a foot in front of it, then turn off AWB, and you'll look about right. Also, reducing the Color Intensity a bit makes faces look more natural. YMMV, so don't be afraid to put it all in manual and set it just right for your lighting. And remember, no "auto" stuff will completely fix every lighting situation. I'm using a 45-watt, 5500K, CRI-91 full-spectrum Alzo CFL, and still need manual tweaking. RightSound: A simple auto-volume that cuts the volume to about half if you get too loud. Seems to take about 1-2 seconds to respond. LWS has no VU bars or mic test, so you have to run something else to see what it's doing. There is a mic level slider in Preferences and I found it to be too loud at the default mid-point; putting it at about 35% made the audio better. There are no audio equalization settings, and it's just a bit "boomy" for my ears. A simple bass and treble filter would be nice. Stereo: If you're right in front of the camera, it sounds mono, but if you move around, you sure can hear the difference! But the software should have a mono setting, for those times when it's pointed at something besides your face (like, your hobby on the table), and you're talking beside the camera. Autofocus: The range is from about 1.4 to 14 inches, and everything beyond that is infinity. To get it to macro-focus, you have to move in slowly, and the object needs some detail, or it just loses it and goes back to infinity. Better turning it off and setting manually for the task at hand. But if you're talking within the 14 inches, the AF tracks pretty well and is reasonably fast. Face following: Because it's just moving the image around on the sensor, you have to be zoomed in some for it to work, and it only works in 360 and 480 modes. At most, it only "follows" for a few degrees of angle. Didn't try any of the "Effects" -- not my cup of tea. You cannot use them at 720 and 1080, only 360 and 480. Didn't try video phone or chat, so can't comment on that. Overall, I'm very impressed with the C920, and happy I made the purchase. And glad I didn't get the C910, because my computer won't handle raw 1080p. --kv5r
Reviewed on August 27, 2022
Purchased in 2013 and it's still working in 2022. Been using on and off for remote work prior to 2019 and have been using it full-time from 2019 to current day. Works as well as day 1 and never had an issue with it. Bought it early on when it first came out and have recommended it to several friends, family members, and colleagues. Can't say enough good things about this particular webcam. It's a beast!
Reviewed on March 19, 2019
After several years of owning this webcam (bought it in 2016) I can definitely say a lot of good things about it, and thankfully NOT a lot of bad. The TLDR is that this model (C920) is literally all you need, the newer models (C922, etc) aren't worth the price jump unless you really need some feature that's not in this one. Two of my friends have the new ones and they're buggy as heck. This is an old model that works well, which I recommend to every one of my friends. You won't be disappointed if you purchase this webcam. If you want to know why I stand behind this webcam so much, then you need to understand my lifestyle. I am rough on my electronics. Not on purpose, but I tend to drop things, yank on cables when I'm in a rush, and move technology around on a daily basis. This webcam has seen three different states, maybe 20 different bags, been hooked up to 4 different operating systems and swapped from one computer to another on a frequent basis. And this sucker is still holding up strong. It focuses pretty quickly without issues and keeps most things in the picture in focus, it catches my voice from across the room and finds a way to level its audio nicely without unwanted audio artifacts, it doesn't take more than one attempt to get software to work with it (almost ever), a blue ring lights up to let you know it's recording (which has been surprisingly helpful), and it does pretty well in all lighting conditions. In fact, if you can find software that controls camera systems, this has white balance modifiers as well as controllable F-Stops and manual focal points and a few other really neat manually adjustable settings. The video is REALLY clear. A lot of webcams output in 1080p, but don't really have the quality to fill it out; and this one definitely does. I would compare this webcam to the Apple iSight that's in the newer MacBooks. It's really that good. The color in it is sort of low contrast (aka, slightly flat), but the clarity is amazing and it's not a DSLR; it's a webcam. Granted, this is coming from a photographer who is picky; most people will probably think it has a very sufficient amount of color and will have no idea why I even mentioned it lol. Additionally, the color balance is great, even in harsh lighting conditions. Another bonus is that it's tripod mountable using a standard tripod screw. It's also not very light and the integrated stand arm can support its weight if you place it on a desk and angle it. The little lip on the back is also nice for mounting it on a TV or really any scenario where it would be off balance. This webcam also works on Mixer with my Xbox One S (video only), and theoretically it should work with all Xbox One Variants [Xbox One, One S, One X]. Honestly, the only two bad things I can think of is that it doesn't support night vision (although, it still see's me in pretty dark conditions), and when it's dark the blue ring is a little bright if you sit really close to your screen (like laying down on Skype with your computer in your face), but those issues are rarely ever happen and are manageable in some way. Other than that, this thing is amazing and I have absolutely no complaints. Even has a wide enough of an angle to be usable in all scenarios, and zooming in to counter it doesn't degrade quality too much to be an issue. I could probably go on all day about it, but the reality is that I gave this thing a five out of five in every category for a reason. PS: I didn't rate it for facial recognition because this model came out before Windows Hello and isn't supported because solely because of that reason, so it didn't really seem fair to judge it based on said circumstance (also considering you can now buy it for half the price, this webcam technically competes with some lower-midrange models where such a feature really isn't such an expectation).
Reviewed on September 08, 2022
I bought this camera way back in 2018, it still works perfectly!! I use it for twitch streaming and it captures details very well. Highly recommend!!!
Reviewed on September 17, 2022
Great product and great quality good for streaming games.
Reviewed on August 23, 2022
We have been using this camera for 5 years now and it is still going strong! The image still looks clear even after being dropped more then a few times. It's a great camera and does what it is supposed to do.
Reviewed on August 23, 2022
La cámara es buena, tiene buena resolución, no permite mover en muchos ángulos pero aceptable para videollamadas, no recomiendo su micrófono, mejor seguir usando el del computador.