Logitech HD Webcam C525
For portable HD video calling and recording—with autofocus.
HD 720p video calls
Enjoy widescreen HD video (720p) on most major IMs that support HD video calls.
Get closer with autofocus
You’ll enjoy razor-sharp video calls even in extreme close-ups (up to 7 cm).
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.
With HD 720p video calling and recording, now you can share your HD world—anywhere, anytime.
HD video calls
You’ll get HD 720p video calling on most major instant messaging services.
Your images stay razor sharp, even in close-ups (up to 7 cm from the camera lens) with built-in autofocus.
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.
You can take high-resolution snapshots at up to 8 megapixels (software enhanced).
Built-in mic with noise reduction
It gives you clear conversations without annoying background noise.
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.
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.
RightLight 2 technology identifies your face in the frame and uses that to determine the light and color settings.
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.
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.
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.
How does it work? We’re glad you asked.
Setup is a snap when you have a Logitech webcam.
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.
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.
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 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).
* FastAccess requires registration. (Terms and conditions apply.)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
- Windows® XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- 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
- 2-year limited hardware warranty
- Webcam with foot cable
- User documentation
- PN 960-000717
- HD video calling (1280 x 720 pixels) with recommended system
- HD video capture: Up to 1280 x 720 pixels
- Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology
- 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.