Logitech C920 vs Cheap Webcam
2018-06-22 my webcam arrived.
- Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)
- H.264 video compression
- Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction.
- Automatic low-light correction
- Tripod-ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
- Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later. Works in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode: Mac OS 10.6 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or other supported video-calling clients; Full HD 1080p video recording with QuickTime Player) Chrome OS,Android v 5.0 or above (with supported video-calling clients),USB port,Internet connection
Logitech C920 Cannot Focus Near Objects
BAD. All the review sites say it's best. I bought it. It has problem focusing correctly for anything within a forearm length. It can focus correctly if something is really close, like 5cm, but when you bring somethnig close, such as a keyboard, within 50 cm but not as close as 5cm, it tries to auto focus but its final choice is blurry. Lots one star ⭐ reviews have similar complaints. Also, the other model C922x, isn't better.
here's a video made with the Logitech C920 Webcam.
you can see, the video is blurry.
If you search reviews, many sites says the logitech C920 is the best. Either lie, or paid reviews, or reviews churned out by clickbait commercial sites. These days, its hard to find proper review.
by the way, the logitech C922x have the same focus problem.
I've also read reviews of other expensive logitech ones. This one logitech brio webcam for $200. It'scrap.
Spedal Webcam MF934H, Manual Focus
2021-09-23 bought this. Highly recommended from a friend (soup on Xah Discord) It has manual focus.
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- High Definition Webcam: Spedal MF934 face cam streams and records vibrant, true-to-life video with smooth motion and crisp details in full High Definition 1080p at 60 frames per second.
- Webcam Software: On Spedal’s official website, you can download software that can control Webcam. You can modify the exposure/saturation/resolution/saturation/contrast/PLF(HZ)/white balance through the software. You can also record video through the software, and you can use different Scenarios to achieve customer needs, Our software can also be applied to other brands of webcam
- Advanced Configuration: Equipped with six-element glass lens and light correction, the pc camera fine-tunes to the lighting conditions to produce razor-sharp high def images even if you're in a dim setting.100° FOV accommodates up to ten people, ideal for small boardroom meetings, telecommuting, or small groups/teams chats.
- Built-in Microphone: Fitted with two noise cancelling microphones, one on either side, the webcam for video calling and recording is able to capture more realistic sound from every angle, so that your voice comes through sounding natural and clear.
- Compatibility: Compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, Smart TV, TV Box, etc; works well with most video applications: OBS, XSplit, FaceTime, Hangouts, Zoom, Broad soft, Google Talk, Line, Tango, Viber, Imo, Facebook, etc. It is also an ideal companion of Gaming like Xbox Series.
Logitech C920 vs Spedal Webcam MF934H
Note that as of today, 2021-09-27, The logitech is $74, and Spedal is $41, on amazon.
- The Logitech has 2 big blue light in a bracket shape when the cam is on.
- The Spedal has 1 tiny red light dot when the cam is on. If you are not directly looking at the the cam, you cannot see it.
Wide Angle Comparison
The Spedal has wider angle than Logitech, and no fisheye lens distortion.
Low Light Comparison
Logitech is better at low light.
Logitech auto focus does not work well when closer in forearm length. Also, the video becomes fuzzy whenever you move, because it's trying to adjust focus.
The Spedal is manual focus. It's a joy to use, no constant fuzzy problem. You actually do not need to manually adjust the focus. Just adjust it once, and it wors ok. If you are a video professional who actually want manual focus, you need to buy more expensive real cameras, not webcam.
Pro Stream Webcam 1080P HD
spent hours reading reviews, and found the webcamp i want
unzand (brandless) Pro Stream Webcam 1080P HD
This has autofocus, and can focus on near object.
- 【Auto focus and beauty Effect, not afraid of backlight】-- HDR sensor and facial-enhancement technology optimize image and beautify your appearance; automatic low-light Correction, provide outstanding performance even in dim or poorly backlight settings.
- 【Change the background according to your needs】-- background replacement function allows you to integrate your live image and any background scene while streaming (powered by personify). with Multi-scene application, you can easily use in major social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.
- 【Faster, smoother and clearer】-- latest full 1080P HD Pro webcam provides a much more clarity video calling, streaming, conferencing, Max Resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels never miss any details. Benefit from H.264 compression, you can get faster, smoother HD video experiences.
- 【Unique design and Features】-- built-in dual mics with automatic noise reduction, capture natural Stereo Audio within 3 meters coverage, make sure everyone hears the Real You. Adjustable clip base securely access to any laptop, LCD monitor, desktop or tripod.
- 【Excellent compatibility webcam】-- compatible with Windows XP SP2, 7, 8, 10 or later, Mac OS 10.6 or later. Supports smart TV, TV Box, Chrome OS, Android V5.0 or above, and Linux, Ubuntu, Xbox One etc.
if you goto amazon Buy at amazon you see people have video review of it, in comparison to the logitech. This nameless one from china, does good, while the logitech one, cannot focus.
There are lots cheap webcams there, and it seems, they are not bad.
Conclusion: never buy logitech webcam