Whether you’re meeting remotely with colleagues, learning or teaching in an online classroom, presenting at a virtual conference, or working as an online influencer, the right webcam can make a big difference.
Logitech makes some of the best webcams around, but with 12 models ranging in price from $40 to $200, it’s important to know which suits your budget and home office. In this guide, we’ll look at each and tell you which is the best Logitech webcam based on features, from resolution to privacy shutters, to help you decide which is best for your needs.
Because of the pandemic, many of Logitech’s webcams have been hard to find, so if the model you want is sold out, this guide will help you find the next best webcam for your purposes. The webcams are ranked in order, using a formula that balances price and features.
The Logitech 920S Pro HD Webcam is a slight upgrade to the C920 — Logitech’s flagship webcam — in that it includes an attachable privacy shutter. This serves a dual purpose: protecting the glass lens and also providing privacy when you don’t want to be on camera. The webcam produces a clear, detailed image with 1080p/30fps video. Autofocus adjusts when you move, while the auto light correction adjusts for light or dark environments. The webcam has a fixed 78-degree field of view, so your image is not too large, but you’re not competing with your background. Dual microphones provide clear audio and the webcam zooms, pans, and tilts.
You can use a universal mounting clip on your monitor or laptop, and the tripod thread helps to keep it steady. Although the webcam works with a variety of platforms, it is not certified compatible. The Logitech Capture app allows you to edit and customize video.
It’s not surprising that the best Logitech webcam for most people, the Logitech C920, is the one that’s sold out everywhere. It has a glass lens and 1080p/30fps video to provide sharp, detailed images. The webcam has an autofocus function, as well as auto light correction that adjusts to dark or light environments. The 78-degree field of view is not adjustable, but provides a balanced view of both you and your background. The webcam also includes pan, tilt, and digital zoom functions. The dual mics contribute to crystal clear sounds during videos.
The universal mounting clip can be used on your monitor or laptop, and also has a tripod thread. The webcam is not certified compatible, but will work with a variety of video platforms. There’s also a Logitech Capture app that can be used with this model. It lets you edit and customize video that you’re recording or streaming, and also add text, transitions, and more. However, it does not come with a privacy shutter, as does the C920s. Read our full Logitech C920 review for more.
If you’re a content creator or a gamer, the Logitech StreamCam is an expensive choice, but it will help you look your best. The 1080p/60fps video streams and records smoothly and the 16:9 format is ideal for such platforms as Facebook and Instagram. The StreamCam uses AI-enabled facial tracking to provide auto-focus, and the auto-exposure feature adjusts to ensure the best image regardless of lighting. In addition, the dual omnidirectional mic includes a noise reduction filter to make your audio sound crystal clear.
You can easily transition from landscape to portrait mode by simply turning the camera sideways. There’s a monitor mount and a tripod mount included, allowing you to pan and tilt, and you can use the included cable to put the camera on a tripod. The StreamCam also uses USB Type-C to transfer video using Windows or macOS. Logitech Capture software can be downloaded to use with the camera, and makes it easy for you to record from two sources (like two webcams, or a webcam and desktop), and switch between six scenes in either side-by-side or picture-in-picture mode. The software also includes the ability to adjust your layout and other settings, and add text and transitions. Read our full Logitech StreamCam review for more.
The best Logitech webcam for overall quality is the Logitech Brio Ultra HD Pro. Its combination of a premium glass lens and 4K ultra-HD video at 30 fps provide a crystal-clear image, but you can adjust the resolution to 1080p (at 30 or 60 fps) and 720p (at 30, 60, or 90 fps). You can zoom and pan, and the adjustable field of view has three presets to provide a close-up shot, a balanced frame, or a wide background.
RightLight 3 automatically adjusts your image in direct sunlight, lowlight, or high-contrast scenarios. Meanwhile, the dual omnidirectional mics cancel noise while making your voice crisp and clear. The Brio can be used with Windows 7, 8 and 10, as well as Mac OSX 10.6 and above, and Xbox One. In addition, the Brio uses the Logi Tune app, which allows you to control your webcam and customize settings, such as framing focus and color presets, right on your laptop or desktop. The webcam is also certified to be compatible with most video conferencing apps.
A less expensive, yet still business-grade option with many of the bells and whistles of the Brio is the Logitech C930e. Using 1080p/30fps video, the picture resolution is outstanding. The 90-degree field of view (which is not adjustable) provides full context, which means it includes a lot of your background. The camera also includes light correction, autofocus, and two omnidirectional mics for clear audio.
The adjustable clip allows you to mount the camera wherever it works best, and there’s also an integrated thread to use it with your own tripod. In addition, the lens shade can be flipped to provide privacy when you’re not using the camera. The 930e includes Logi Tune for Desktop, so you can customize and adjust settings. And, it’s certified for use with Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Fuze, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Zoom, and other popular platforms. Find out what else we liked in our Logitech C930e review.
Logitech makes a variety of webcams, so choosing the right one will depend largely on your needs. If price is usually a contributing factor, you’ll want the least expensive camera that meets your requirements. However, those exact requirements may depend on why you’re using the camera.
For example, if you just need a webcam for your company’s weekly meetings or to communicate with your loved ones and friends, a camera with a 720p resolution will be fine. The Logitech C270, C310, C505, and C505e are four inexpensive options to consider.
If you’re a presenter, work in a professional setting, or create content for video channels, you’ll want a higher resolution, like 1080p/30fps. Other features, like autofocus, digital zoom, and pan and tilt, will also be important. Dual omnidirectional mics for clear audio are also features that you’ll want. The Logitech C930e, C925, C922, C922s, and C920 are all good options. These are also excellent choices for gaming.
When you want the best-of-the-best, with all of the bells and whistles, the Brio Ultra HD Pro and 4K Pro Magnetic for Apple are the only two options on the list that also have a high dynamic range and adjustable field of view. The latter is important because it allows you to change from a tight shot to a wide shot or somewhere in-between. Both of these webcams also have 4K/30fps – although most services don’t support it yet.
Autofocus, digital zoom, pan and tilt, and dual omnidirectional microphones ensure that you’ll have every tool that you could ever need. Both of these webcam options are also certified-compatible with most – if not all – platforms. They’re the two most expensive options but sometimes, you get what you pay for.
The top of the line for content creators and gamers is the StreamCam, which also includes all of the bells and whistles like dual omnidirectional mics, digital zoom, pan, and tilt, auto focus, and smart framing. In addition, the camera includes editing software.