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.
HD 720p video calling that’s simple—on most major IMs.
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
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.
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.
RightSound technology. Sound right. Naturally.
A better way to video call
Webcams let you see and talk to your friends and family—wherever they are. But with most webcams, you need to wear a headset or you’ll get a distracting echo.
The echo explanation
You’re on a video call with your friend. You’re both using webcams with integrated microphones and typical computer speakers. Here’s where the trouble happens:
The RightSound™ fix
You use a webcam with RightSound technology. The software identifies the sound wave featuring your friend’s voice as it comes through the speakers. When your microphone picks it up, the software filters out the repeated wave so it doesn’t get sent back to your friend. And that means they don’t hear an echo.
Other webcams eliminate echo by muting your microphone when the person on the other end is speaking. It’s kind of like talking on a walkie-talkie—not a very natural way to have a chat. RightSound technology doesn’t mute your mic so you can both talk whenever you want. It makes your video calls just like talking to someone in the same room.
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 960-000627
- 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.