Logitech HD Webcam C525

AUD 89.95
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HD Webcam C525

For portable HD video calling and recording—with autofocus.

HD 720p video calls

HD 720p video calls

Enjoy widescreen HD video (720p) on most major IMs that support HD video calls.

HD your Facebook

Get closer with autofocus

You’ll enjoy razor-sharp video calls even in extreme close-ups (up to 7 cm).

Goes where you go

Goes where you go

Slip it in your bag, purse, even your pocket—with its fold-and-go design, this webcam goes wherever you go.

HD Webcam C525

With HD 720p video calling and recording, now you can share your HD world—anywhere, anytime.

HD 720p video calls

HD video calls

You’ll get HD 720p video calling on most major instant messaging services.

Premium autofocus

Your images stay razor sharp, even in close-ups (up to 7 cm from the camera lens) with built-in autofocus.

Learn all about Logitech autofocus.

Fold-and-go, plus-swivel design

Fold-and-go, plus-swivel design

It’s easy to slip it into your bag and take it with you. Plus, the 360-degree, full-rotational design makes calling and recording easier at any angle.

8-megapixel snapshots

You can take high-resolution snapshots at up to 8 megapixels (software enhanced).

Megapixels? Sensor? Why is image quality so important?

Built-in mic with RightSound™

Built-in mic with noise reduction

It gives you clear conversations without annoying background noise.

RightLight™ 2 technology

Auto light correction

Even if you make a video call in dim or poorly backlit settings, the camera will intelligently adjust to produce the best possible image.

IM compatibility

IM compatibility

Works with Skype™, Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger and other popular instant messaging applications.

RightLight™ 2 technology. Be seen in a better light.

Just the right light

Video calls make it feel like you’re right in the same room with your family and friends. But if the lighting isn’t right, it might just feel like they’re talking to a shadow or a faceless ghost.

That’s where Logitech® RightLight™ 2 technology comes in. It’s a system of hardware and software that delivers high-quality video in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

You can let RightLight 2 technology automatically do its thing—or you can make manual adjustments whenever you want.


About face

RightLight 2 technology identifies your face in the frame and uses that to determine the light and color settings.

Face too dark? It brightens the whole image so your countenance can be seen clearly.

Too bright? It will darken everything to put your face in the best light.

Most webcams simply measure the amount of light in the entire image. If there’s a bright window or lamp in the frame, your face might appear dark and shadowy. That’s good for people trying to hide their identity—but not so good for video calls.

More light, less noise

Low light can be tricky for the average webcam. They generally only use software adjustments to increase the brightness, which means your video might be filled with digital noise that shows up as dark specks or digital garble.

But why go artificial when you don’t have to?

RightLight 2 technology adjusts the frame rate to increase the exposure time of the camera so the sensor can capture more light and improve the image quality you start out with. And it dramatically reduces background noise by identifying static areas in the image and refreshing them less often.

In contrast

Add a lot of rich color to low light and your typical webcam tends to get confused. All that saturated color adds extra weight to an already dark environment—often resulting in dark, flat images. On top of that, the camera introduces more noise by trying to create contrast where there isn’t much.

There’s no need to change your outfit or décor with RightLight 2 technology.

RightLight 2 technology slightly lowers the level of color saturation in low light to produce sharp images with greater detail and contrast—and a whole lot less noise. The result? The person on the other end can see you better without seeing specks. RightLight 2. Put yourself in a better light.


See all webcams with RightLight™ 2 technology.

FastAccess facial recognition software—serious data security that’s easy to use.

What did you do on your computer today? Pay bills? Check your account balances? Send e-mail? How many password-protected sites did you visit?
 
When your life is on your laptop or desktop, you need help to protect it. But security programs can be a hassle, taking time to install and use—and adding complications to your already busy life.
 
Want a better way? We hear you.
 
Logitech has teamed with Sensible Vision to offer a free 15-day trial of FastAccess™ facial recognition software.*

 

Try FastAccess now.


FastAccess
It’s simple  

It’s simple.

How does it work? We’re glad you asked.

Setup is a snap when you have a Logitech webcam.

  • Just download the software*  then start using your computer. (Make sure your webcam is plugged in.)
  • After you’re set up, your webcam automatically scans your face and enters your password for Windows® or websites.
  • The FastAccess software can learn what your face looks like under different use and lighting conditions—so the process goes faster every day.

It's smart.

FastAccess also lets your Logitech webcam detect when you leave your computer and can automatically lock your computer to prevent unauthorized people from getting access to your data.

 The best part: It happens so seamlessly, you won’t even know it’s running. But you’ll have the confidence that comes from using a strong security program.


It's smart
It automatically locks your computer  

It automatically locks your computer.

We’ve all got private information on our computers. Whether it’s confidential e-mails, account numbers or personal photos, you won’t have to worry about anyone getting into your computer while you’re running FastAccess with your Logitech webcam.

If you’re in a public area, you can engage stronger security settings, automatically lock down your desktop when you step away or even create an access log that will record anyone who tries to get access to your computer.

And FastAccess can automatically switch accounts in Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 when it recognizes a different face—which helps you protect your private data and enforce parental controls.


It’s convenient.

Forgot your password? No problem.

FastAccess minimizes the need to enter a password to log in and will often recognize you faster than you can type a password.

What’s more, a scan of your face can automatically log you in to most websites that require passwords.


It’s convenient
It’s a no-brainer  

It’s a no-brainer.

Security’s important in today’s connected world—but so is convenience. A Logitech webcam with FastAccess facial recognition software can give you both.

Sound good? Download FastAccess now, then use it for 15 days for free to see how it works for you (registration required; additional terms and conditions apply).

Try FastAccess now. 

* FastAccess requires registration. (Terms and conditions apply.) 
FastAccess works with Microsoft Internet Explorer® and Mozilla Firefox®.


Image quality. It’s more than just megapixels.

Seeing the smile on your grandson’s face or the glitter off your daughter’s engagement ring is so much better than a phone call. And a webcam can really make these experiences possible, even when you’re separated by thousands of miles. But getting the right webcam is more than just a matter of finding the one with the most megapixels.

At Logitech, we’re not just trying to dazzle you with more megapixels. Megapixels are only part of the picture. Image quality—especially when it comes to making a video call—depends on at least five things: the webcam lens and sensor, your computer, your Internet connection, and the video-calling program.

 

The truth about megapixels

A higher-megapixel sensor doesn’t equal high-quality images on its own, so it’s important not to just look at megapixels and forget about the other aspects of the camera.

Higher-megapixel sensors, however, can give you more fine detail. Pick one of our webcams with a true two-megapixel sensor  and you’ll enjoy sharper, more detailed photos.

The right lens

The lens is what captures the light that gets turned into the image by the sensor. If your lens isn’t good, it doesn’t matter how many megapixels you’ve got. A bad lens is going to give you a bad image.

From our budget models to the top-of-the-line, we’re committed to using quality lenses. Our lower-priced cameras feature multi-element, plastic lenses perfectly paired for the sensor in the camera. In our mid-price webcams, you’ll find glass lenses that produce even sharper images.

For our best webcams, we teamed up with Carl Zeiss®—a pioneer in the world of optics—to create lenses that raise the bar for image quality. They use glass instead of plastic and have five elements to give you more detail and clarity and less distortion.

Find out more about why our collaboration with Carl Zeiss benefits you.

 

Maintaining focus

Ready for your close-up? You’re not only going to need a good lens—you’re going to need a good focusing system. A lot of webcams have either a manual focus option or no focusing system at all. If you get too close, you can end up fuzzy.

Our top webcams feature an advanced autofocus system. You’ll get crystal clear images and fluid transitions whether you’re moving in for a kiss or your kid is holding her latest masterpiece up to the camera—as close as 10 centimeters away.

Learn more about Logitech autofocus.

What about HD webcams?

When it comes to video calls, the maximum resolution is 640-by-480 pixels, otherwise known as VGA resolution. Today, you can’t make an HD video call on any of the free instant-messaging applications.

So what’s the value of an HD webcam? Want to record a message to a friend? Update your blog with a video clip? Capture your latest dance moves and post it on YouTube™? An HD webcam can record HD video. And several Logitech webcams make it easy to capture HD video at the 720p standard.


See all webcams that can capture HD video.

Find out why Logitech HD webcams offer so much more than HD.

Power and connections

Most computers sold today have no problem handling a video call. But if your computer is a little bit older or you’re not using a fast connection, you might run into difficulty. To get good clarity and smoothness, your computer needs to meet the minimum requirements to support a video call.

We recommend that your computer have a dual-core CPU with 1 GB of RAM and that you’re using a broadband connection of 256 kbps or higher. (Most broadband connections are at least twice as fast as 256 kbps.)

Facebook-friendly. YouTube-ready. One-click HD uploading - It’s a snap.

Social Networking  

A video of your baby. A pic for your parents. Your latest song. Or just your thoughts on the world. Social networking sites like Facebook™ have made it easier than ever to connect with the people you care about—but you need the equipment and know-how to do it.

It’s drag-and-drop easy to record a video (or a pic) and upload it to Facebook or YouTube™ *— with a Logitech webcam (and the included software).

Press record. Stop recording. And drag and drop your file over the Facebook or YouTube icon. That’s it. (There’s even a wizard to help you add multiple photos and videos at once.)

Logitech software seamlessly connects with your Facebook and YouTube page. You only need to log in to your Facebook or YouTube account once. That’s how easy it is to create HD video clips and pics with a Logitech HD webcam and our software. Are you ready to share with your friends?

Hello, Hollywood

Shoeboxes full of photos and videocassettes are a thing of the past. Now all your memories are stored on your computer.

But with thousands of photos and videos, it can sometimes be difficult to find the one you want. And once you’ve found it, you might want to crop a photo to focus on your beautiful baby cousin’s face. Or cut those last few seconds of video where your sister’s perfect wedding cake somehow ends up on the floor.

You need software that gets you organized and helps you fix minor blemishes in your photos and edit your videos.

Want to put the finishing touches on your videos before you post them for the world to see? We make it easy to do that too.

We’ve teamed up with MAGIX to offer MAGIX™ Photo Manager 9 and MAGIX™ Video Easy with your new Logitech webcam. And they’re free.*

You’ll find icons for each of these programs in the Get More Apps section of your Logitech Webcam Software. Learn more about MAGIX.

* It’s free to use Facebook, YouTube and Magix. But these sites do require registration.

Hello, Hollywood

Logitech Autofocus. The clear choice for clear video.

Bye bye, blur

A lot of webcams out there want you to stay put. Move or get too close and the camera can have a tough time automatically focusing on you—even if it’s got a good lens. That can leave you looking hazy and out of focus. And that’s probably not the look you’re going for.

At Logitech, we don’t want your video to become a blur. So we created an autofocus system that lets you move around. It zeroes in on whatever’s in the center of the frame, like your face. When you move, the webcam automatically tracks your motion and refocuses the image. You’ll be crystal clear in less than three seconds


See all webcams with autofocus.

Ready for your close-up

Want to zoom in for a kiss? Or hold something up to the camera? Our autofocus system can handle it. It focuses in and out automatically with precision and speed—even if the item is only 10 cm from the camera. No choppiness. No blur. Just a clear, sharp image.

How’d we do that?

We used the same type of motor used in mobile-phone cameras, a voice coil motor (VCM), and optimized it for webcams. They’re compact, don’t use a lot of battery power, and can handle shock and vibration. The lens moves back and forth to adjust focus until the webcam gives you the sharpest image possible. It also helps stabilize the webcam so your video and photos are in focus and have low distortion. So, you can go ahead and make your move.

Fluid Crystal Technology.

Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology. Smoother. Sharper. Richer. Clearer.

What makes a Logitech® webcam better?

It's Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology. Now with every Logitech webcam.

What is it? Fluid Crystal is a proprietary algorithm that automatically adjusts the frame rate, color and sharpness to provide the best possible picture and motion.

Good light? Bad light? It doesn't matter. Fluid Crystal can help make every lighting situation better, so you can focus on what really matters—connecting with your loved ones.

Lighting up your video calls  

Lighting up your video calls—in every situation

You probably make a video call in good lighting most of the time. When you do with a Logitech webcam—thanks to Fluid Crystal—your video will look smooth and sharp, rich and clear. 


But sometimes good lighting can be tricky to get right. With Fluid Crystal, bad lighting won’t stop you from making a good video call. Making a video call in a low-light living room? Have a bright kitchen window behind you? Don’t worry.

Fluid Crystal gives you what you need to make your video calls (and recorded videos) better.

  • Smoother video motion, without annoying choppiness, in real-world conditions
  • Sharper pictures, so your videos will look more detailed, more real, more true to life
  • Richer colors, so you’ll look more natural during a video call (and when you record a video or take a pic)
  • Clearer sound, so you’ll sound more natural, too And it’s now in every Logitech webcam.*
* Requires installation of included software.

Not your average webcam

The quality of your video call depends in part on the quality of your webcam. Even if the lighting, the connection and the computers involved are ideal (and no one moves around much), any old webcam can make video calling a frustrating experience. And most of the time people use their webcams in less-than-perfect situations. Other webcams (for example, the one built into your laptop) try to adjust for poor lighting—but can produce choppy video, muted color and fuzzy images.

We know that in the real world you don’t have a fancy Hollywood production crew lighting your video call. You shouldn’t have to. We’ve done it for you.

We tune each of our webcam components—from the lens stack to the frame rate to the color saturation ratio—so that your video calls are natural, without artificial color, annoying choppiness, pixelation or other frustrations. (And you’ll never need to worry about how the multi-element lens stack is designed, or how many times an image refreshes per second, or how much time our engineers spend tuning the hardware and the software.)

Not your average webcam
Real difference for the real world  

Real difference for the real world

Joy. Laughter. Tears. There’s nothing like seeing your loved ones face-to-face. To be there—with the people you really care about, the people you work with, the people that you need to look in the eye, even though they may be on the other side of the world.

And thanks to Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology, the video calls you make with a Logitech webcam will be smoother and sharper, richer and clearer in what we like to call real-world conditions—yours.

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System Requirements

  • General Requirements:
    • Windows® XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)


  • Basic requirements:
    • 1 GHz
    • 512 MB RAM or more
    • 200 MB hard drive space
    • Internet connection
    • USB 1.1 port (2.0 recommended)


  • For HD 720p video calling and HD 720p video recording:
    • 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 200 MB hard drive space
    • USB 2.0 port
    • 1 Mbps upload speed or higher
    • 1280 x 720 screen resolution


Warranty Information

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

Package Contents

  • Webcam with foot cable
  • User documentation

Part Number

  • PN 960-000717

Technical Specifications

  • HD video calling (1280 x 720 pixels) with recommended system
  • HD video capture: Up to 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology
  • Autofocus
  • Photos: Up to 8 megapixels (software enhanced)
  • Built-in mic with Logitech RightSound™ technology
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (recommended)
  • Universal clip fits laptops, LCD or CRT monitors

Logitech webcam software:
  • Pan, tilt, and zoom controls
  • Video and photo capture
  • Face tracking
  • Motion detection


Software download requires Internet access and is available at logitech.com/downloads.
Software features and offerings subject to change.
Additional services require Internet access and registration.
Some photographs are simulated.

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