Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Full HD 1080p video that’s faster, smoother and works on more computers.
Skype® in Full HD 1080p*
Get breathtaking Full HD 1080p video calls on Skype for the sharpest video-calling experience.
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.
Call in HD 720p
Enjoy widescreen HD 720p video on most major IMs.
Full 1080p Recordings
Record Full 1080p video clips, made possible by H.264 compression technology that gives you fast, smooth uploads—with less demand on your computer.
* Please download the latest version of Skype, Skype 5.8 for Windows, which offers 1080p HD video calling.
Full HD 1080p video that’s faster, smoother and works on more computers thanks to the H.264 video standard.
Full HD 1080p video calling on Skype® *
Your loved ones will see the real you in breathtaking Full HD clarity—only on the C920 and Skype.
H.264 video standard
You’ll enjoy faster, smoother video and better image quality with less demand on your computer thanks to H.264 encoding—the industry standard for HD video.**
HD 720p video calls
You’ll get 720p video calling on most major instant messaging services, including Windows Live™ Messenger.
Full HD 1080p recording
You can record in breathtaking, widescreen Full HD 1080p at 30 frames-per-second (fps). Plus, with H.264 encoding, your computer doesn’t have to work as hard for you to get great video.
The 20-step autofocus is more responsive, more sensitive and more intelligent. So whether your kids won’t stop moving or you’re trying to capture your latest dance moves, the C920 delivers razor-sharp images (from 10 cm and beyond) for every occasion.
Carl Zeiss® optics
You’ll enjoy razor-sharp images from a lens designed with the help of one of the pioneers in the industry.
Natural stereo audio
You can be sure your loved ones will hear the real you thanks to dual stereo mics.
Stable mounting clip
The versatile clip with rubberized bumpers helps hold your webcam securely in place on your desktop or laptop monitor. Plus, it’ll even mount on a tripod.
You can send brilliant 15-megapixel snapshots (software enhanced) to the people you care about.
* Please download the latest version of Skype, Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows, which offers 1080p HD video calling.
** Recording videos using H.264 requires installation of QuickTime®. QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., used under license.
For Faster, Smoother HD Video:
H.264 Compression in Logitech HD Webcams
Share a video travelogue on Facebook™ or YouTube™. Email your mom a record of your child’s first steps. Without the long, long, long wait for the video to upload. Catch up with a friend through a video call. Without seeing the choppy call on your display.
What is H.264?
H.264 is a standardized digital format for compressing high-definition, high-bitrate video. It can transform a large, raw video file into one that requires about half the space of the MPEG-2 format (the standard for a DVD-quality video). And H.264 is versatile. It can vary the amount of compression to meet the requirements of ISPs, Web sites as well as devices, including your laptop.
Why does compression matter?
Consider an elephant trying to squeeze into a mouse hole. The raw HD video recorded through your webcam or digital camera can take up tremendous space on a hard drive—gigabytes you probably need for other files. And Internet sites, including Facebook and YouTube, and ISPs such as Comcast and ATT have file-size requirements. Raw HD video can often be too large for the sites and ISPs.
How does H.264 work?
Video is a stream of individual pictures or frames. H.264 removes reuses redundant information from the stream. Each frame is divided into tiny blocks of one quarter of a pixel, for precise analysis. When processing a frame, the compressing agent (the encoder) searches the blocks on the previous frame just encoded and the next one in line. It figures out what’s the same and what has changed. It then eliminates the redundant information. The process is repeated throughout the stream.
How does H.264 work with a Logitech webcam?
Seamlessly. Turn on the camera. Lights. Action. Video is captured with the webcam’s sensor, digitized and compressed with H.264. The video data is then sent through a USB cable to your computer for viewing. For a call. For Facebook. For YouTube. For the hard drive. For Mom. Extremely fast. In amazing HD.
Is H.264 better than other compression methods?
See for yourself.
This is a leading compression solution. Notice the blocks. Loss of detail. And blending.
This is H.264. No blocks. No loss of detail. No blending. Just HD quality at a low bitrate—that’s fast and smooth. When you want HD video without the high-def hassels, Logitech HD webcams with H.264 compression deliver.
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.
Carl Zeiss and Logitech: Bringing you a better lens for better webcam images.
A focus on the lens
If your webcam’s lens isn’t good, your image quality won’t be good either—no matter how many megapixels you’ve got.
More light, better images
A webcam lens captures the light that the sensor then transforms into the image you see. You need a high-quality lens to capture more light and produce the best images. Together with Carl Zeiss, we created an advanced lens design to give you more clarity and less distortion.
An updated classic
Our Carl Zeiss webcam lens is a new take on their Tessar® lens design. While the original Tessar design was patented back in 1902, it’s the most famous camera lens for a reason. It delivers sharp images in a compact, lightweight form—which also happens to make it perfect for webcams.
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.)
Facebook-friendly. YouTube-ready. One-click HD uploading - It’s a snap.
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.
Shoeboxes full of photos and videocassettes are a thing of the past. Now all your memories are stored on your computer.
Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows® 8
For HD 1080p video recording:
- 2.4 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo processor
- 2 GB RAM or more
- Hard drive space for recorded videos
- USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 ready)
Recommended requirements for full HD 1080p and 720p video calling*:
- 1 Mbps upload/download for 720p
- 2 Mbps upload/download for 1080p
(Requirements for H.264 and MJPEG formats vary)
For Skype® in Full HD 1080pSkype 5.8 for Windows*
- 2-year limited hardware warranty
- Webcam with 6-foot cable
- User documentation
- PN 960-000764
- Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels) with the latest version of Skype for Windows*
- 720p HD video calling (up to 1280 x 720 pixels) with supported clients
- Full HD video recording (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels) with a recommended system**
- Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology
- H.264 video compression*
- Carl Zeiss® lens with 20-step autofocus
- Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction
- Automatic low-light correction
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (USB 3.0 ready)
- Tripod-ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or CRT monitors
Logitech webcam software:***
- Video recording: Up to Full HD 1080p video capture**
- Photo capture: Up to 15 megapixels (software enhanced)
- 1-click Facebook®, Twitter™ and YouTube™ HD upload (registration required)
** H.264 recording requires installation of QuickTime®.
*** Requires installation of included software.