Logitech Webcam C170

Webcam C170

The easy way to start video calling and send pics*.

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.

Read more about Fluid Crystal.

Plug-and-play simplicity

Plug and play

The simple setup will have you video calling your favorite people in no time—on most major IMs.

The real you

The real you

Your loved ones will see you in natural color when you talk to them, or you can take photos to share later.

Speak out

Speak out

You can be heard loud and clear thanks to a built-in microphone that reduces background noise.

* 5MP photos

Webcam C170

With plug-and-play setup, VGA-quality video and a built-in mic, this webcam is the easy way to start video calling and send beautiful, high-resolution photos*.

Plug-and-play setup, easy to use

Plug-and-play setup, easy to use

With simple plug-and-play setup, you’ll be making video calls in no time on most major IMs.

Clear video calls

Clear video calls

With your webcam’s VGA sensor, the people you care about will see you in natural color.

5-megapixel Photos

5-megapixel photos

You can take beautiful, high-resolution snapshots up to 5 megapixels (software enhanced).

Built-in mic with RightSound

Built-in mic with noise reduction

It gives you clear conversations without annoying background noise.

XVGA video recording

XVGA video recording

Record lively, colorful videos in XVGA (1024 x 768) resolution and share them with friends, family and the world on Facebook®, YouTube®, Twitter™ or your blog.

Universal clip

Universal clip

You can attach your webcam securely to a laptop or LCD monitor, or sit it on a shelf or desk.

* 5MP photos

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

    • 1 GHz (1.6 GHz recommended)
    • 512 MB RAM or more
    • 200 MB hard drive space
    • Internet connection
    • USB 1.1 port (2.0 recommended)


  • For the best video-calling experience, we suggest:
    • Dual-core CPU with 1 GB RAM
    • Broadband Internet with 256 kbps upload or higher


Warranty Information

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

Package Contents

  • Webcam with USB cable
  • User documentation

*Requires installation of software available for download at www.logitech.com/downloads.

Part Number

  • PN 960-000759

Technical Specifications

  • Video calling (640 x 480 pixels) with recommended system
  • Video capture: Up to 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology*
  • Photos: Up to 5 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