Logitech HD Webcam C270
HD 720p video calling that’s simple.
Call in HD
Enjoy widescreen HD 720p video calls on most major IMs.
Your friends and family will see you in lifelike detail with 3-megapixel photos.*
You can be heard loud and clear thanks to a built-in microphone that reduces background noise.
* Software enhanced.
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HD 720p video calling that’s simple—on most major IMs, including Logitech Vid™ HD.
HD video calls
You’ll get HD 720p video calling on most major instant messaging applications.
It’s easy to take snapshots when you don’t have time for a video call (software enhanced).
Built-in mic with noise reduction
It gives you clear conversations without annoying background noise.
Automatic light correction
It automatically adjusts the image during your call, so you look your best even in dim light.
Works with Skype™, Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger, and other popular instant messaging applications.
Smoother. Sharper. Richer. Clearer.
Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology. It’s what makes a Logitech webcam better. It’s smoother video, sharper pictures, richer colors and clearer sound in real-world conditions.
Logitech HD webcams. High-def yourself.
Your webcam is more than just another gadget. And it’s why your old (non-HD) webcam and the built-in webcam in your computer just won’t cut it.
Why? What other device lets you look your loved ones in the eyes and tell them how you feel, tell them a joke, tell (and show) them what your three-year-old just created out of cardboard, glue and glitter?
Sharing, socializing, connecting with the people you care about. That’s what makes a webcam different.
And Logitech HD webcams are about sharing your life—but bigger, better, brighter, smoother.
Say it bigger. Say it better.
The beauty of video calling over, say, the phone, is that you can see and hear your loved ones.
But until just recently you couldn’t make an HD video call. Because the name of the game in video calling is crunching down millions of pixels—the smallest unit of a digital image—every second and sending it from your computer, over the Internet, and to your buddy.
Up until now, bandwidth and CPU constraints made HD video calling impossible for nearly all PCs (desktop and laptop) connecting to the Internet through traditional networks.
That’s all changed.
Today you can make an HD 720p video call with a Logitech HD webcam.
So go ahead. HD yourself. With a Logitech HD webcam.
RightLight™ technology. Look natural. Even when you don’t have natural lighting.
Web calls get real
A webcam makes it feel like you’re right there with your family and friends—no matter where they are. But low-light or a bright window in the room can leave you looking silhouetted or surround your face with ghostly bright lighting.
Webcams and low light generally don’t get along. That’s why RightLight technology includes CMOS sensors that more precisely measure and maximize the light in any situation. Whether your face is shadowed or the whole image is dark, poorly lit areas will appear brighter and have more detail.
Goodbye, orange skin
Bright colors are pretty. Unnaturally saturated skin? Not so pretty. So we pay careful attention to how our webcams with RightLight technology reproduce light and dark skin tones. We adjust the camera’s color hues and saturation so your skin looks natural, not orange.
The true you
Not into the fun house look? Have no fear.
RightSound technology. So you sound like—you.
What’s that noise?
Have you ever made a video call and thought that the person on the other end sounded unusual? That their voice was unnaturally flat? Or there was a strange distortion in their speech?
Say good-bye to that humming sound
Try this. Stop reading for a moment and just listen to the sounds in your room. (We’ll wait.)
RightSound. Real difference.
There’s a lot of talk about megapixels when it comes to webcams. But we know that a satisfying video call requires good sound quality, too.
MAGIX photo organization and video editing software. Easy, smart and free with your Logitech webcam.*
You’ve said good-bye to shoeboxes full of photos and videocassettes. 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.
Using a webcam to record a video of your baby’s first words, a funny clip that you upload to Facebook™ or YouTube™ or a warm message to a loved one can be an art. It’s hard to figure out just when to stop—or start—recording to get the best video.
There are editing programs out there, but they’re often very complicated, taking days to learn and offering lots of features most people will never use.
That’s where MAGIX Video Easy comes in. The name says it all.
This drag-and-drop home video tool makes it easy to cut, edit and combine videos to turn fleeting memories into indelible moments you’ll be able to return to again and again.
The simple, easy-to-use interface makes editing an intuitive process rather than a chemistry project. Step-by-step instructions help you select the parts of your video that you want to include, then add a title and some music—you can even add transitions.
And when your inner auteur is satisfied, it’s easy to upload your newest creation to YouTube. Next stop: Sunset Boulevard. Or Grandma’s living room.
Digital cameras and camera phones make it easy to capture the important moments in your life.
The question, then, is how to make those photos and videos easy to find and share with your friends and family? MAGIX Photo Manager 9 does it all for you.
After you’ve downloaded and installed the software on your PC, just connect your camera. Photo Manager will automatically import your photos and videos, and then organize them by date, time and place taken.
It’s a snap to find just what you want—without the hassle of scrolling through thousands of thumbnails.
Photo Manager also lets you do basic editing like cropping, eliminating red-eye and making small color corrections. In just a few minutes, your photos will be looking their best—just like the memories they capture.
Get it now. (Because they’re free.)
The best part? Both Photo Manager and Video Easy are free with your new Logitech webcam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What you need:Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows® 8
- 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 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
- 2-year limited hardware warranty
- Webcam with 5-foot cable
- User documentation
- PN 960-000621
- HD video calling (1280 x 720 pixels) with recommended system
- Video capture: Up to 1280 x 720 pixels
- Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology
- Photos: Up to 3.0 megapixels (software enhanced)
- Built-in mic with noise reduction
- 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 features and offerings subject to change.
Additional services require Internet access and registration.
Some photographs are simulated.
Works with most instant messaging applications.
Super wideband audio.
Clear calls. Better connections. Find out why.