Logitech 720p Webcam C905

Logitech 720p Webcam C905

  • The Logitech 2 MP Portable Webcam C905 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks include identical hardware, but the C905 now also includes Logitech Vid video calling software. If your webcam does not include Vid, you can download it below for free
  • Ultra-smooth AutoFocus with Carl Zeiss optics and 2-megapixel resolution for high-clarity video and vibrant photos up to 8-megapixels
  • RightLight2 Technology light correction for the best images, even in dim and backlit conditions
  • Integrated premium microphone with RightSound2 Technology for crystal-clear conversations
  • Notebook clip, desktop stand and travel case for video chats from home, office and on the road

Experience superior video with true 1.3 Megapixel images and crystal-clear conversationGlass lens: Enjoy superior image clarity with a glass lensRightLight 2 Technology: Automatically produces the best possible images in any light conditionsIntegrated microphone with RightSound TechnologyLogitech Video EffectsUltra-wide field of view and intelligent face tracking12-inch eye-level desktop stand: Bring your webcam up to eye levelActivity light: Lets you know when you”re live.Crush-resistant travel

List Price: $ 99.99


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3 Responses to Logitech 720p Webcam C905

  1. Sebastian Fernandez says:
    223 of 225 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Impressive quality and perfect size, October 13, 2007
    Sebastian Fernandez (Tampa, Florida United States) –

    This review is from: Logitech 720p Webcam C905 (Personal Computers)
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    When I got the package, the first thing that made me happy was the size of this camera. I travel a fair amount on business and have a two-year-old daughter, so I always take a camera with me to talk to her at night and allow her to see me. The size of this camera is as good as it gets for traveling, and it also includes a great padded pouch for transporting it.

    The other aspect of this product that I loved is its image quality, especially in regards to how well it adjusts the image based on the light and also how when you are on a Skype call and you move, the person on the other side can clearly see the movement instead of seeing a blur on their screen. I compared its quality side by side with my previous camera, which roughly costs half of what this one goes for, and the difference in quality was huge; making this a great purchase.

    In terms of the software installation, the instructions were simple and clear and the process does not take too much time. The only thing that can be improved is that when you get to the point in which you are prompted to plug in the camera, while the computer is checking the configuration, the installation screen keeps prompting for the camera to be plugged in. People used to installing plug-and-play hardware will quickly realize what is going on, but some users may be confused by this and start unplugging and plugging the device.

    In terms of using the camera with Skype, the integration is seamless. The only setting I had to adjust manually was the microphone, but this is straightforward, I just needed to go to the Options / Sound Devices and pick the appropriate audio in. A final thing to consider is that for the camera to work with Skype you have to close the Logitech Quickcam software, since the image cannot be used by both programs at the same time.

    Overall I am highly satisfied with this product, and besides the minor problems mentioned above, the only other thing I did not care for was the stand. This camera works great if you are going to clip it to your laptop screen, but the stand provided for use with desktops is wobbly and does not help with image quality at all.

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  2. Ken says:
    62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Little Webcam, July 14, 2007
    Ken (Seattle, WA) –
    This review is from: Logitech 720p Webcam C905 (Personal Computers)

    This is the perfect webcam for using with a laptop. The image quality is outstanding and works well even in low light. The cord is just long enough to connect up to a USB port without getting in the way and saves space when packed up in the tiny neoprene case that’s included. Logitech even thought to include a handy mini velcro strap on the USB cord to keep things organized. There’s a small and quite adequate microphone with the camera. The stand that is included with the camera breaks apart into three smaller pieces so it can also easily fit in one’s gear bag. I’m a bit concerned it’s not quite sturdy enough for constant assembly-and-disassembly. I can see using the stand quite a bit when attending lectures because it isolates the microphone from the sound of keyboard typing. I also own an Quick Cam Ultra Vision on a workstation at work. All in all, I’d say that this tiny webcam gives the huge Ultra Vision a good run for it’s money on image quality and features, but is much more convenient for the road warrior. Logitech is obviously taking web cams seriously– these are the two best webcams I have ever seen. They suddenly make video conferencing, video Skype, and OneNote video notes a must have.

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  3. Dylan says:
    60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Travel WebCam, August 3, 2008
    Dylan (Tokyo) –
    This review is from: Logitech 720p Webcam C905 (Personal Computers)

    Compact size, superb image with autofocus, clear wide field of view. I am very happy with the video and sound quality. This WebCam replaces my HP 1.3M WebCam HP RD345AA 1.3 Megapixel Webcam for Notebooks.

    INSTALLATION: 3 Stars [Update process could have been smoother]
    Out of the box, the package warns you in several places not to plug the camera in until you have installed the software. They even put a small cover on the USB plug with a message on the cable. Very effective. I turned off AntiVirus protection per the instructions and then installed the software. I enabled automatically check for updates. It said no updates were found. Then I plugged in the camera. After full install, it said updates were available and gave me a link to the website where I was supposed to select my camera, operating system, file version, etc…. I closed that link and found the “Check for Updates” link within the software (Right click on the Logitech Camera icon in the System Tray). That worked smoothly without intervention from me. It updated my software from version 11.1 to 11.5.

    IMAGE: 5 Stars
    The 2 MP camera produces very clear images that work great on Skype. Motion is no longer blurry, and the autofocus works great. The specifications say the autofocus will not work closer than 10 cm, but I find that if you move in slowly, it will work as close as 4 or 5 cm. This is great if you want to show something up close like an image from your digital camera or a label on a product.

    SOUND: 5 Stars
    The built in Microphone combined with the Logitech noise reduction software eliminated all the echos and howling that I expereienced with my previous camera. I no longer have to yell to be heard. I can speak in a normal voice, or even from across the room, and my sound is crystal clear. Flawless.

    CLIP: 3 Stars
    The clip for this device does not hold it securely. The camera can easily be pulled left or right if the USB cable is tugged even slightly. The rubber feet on the clip seem robust, yet it seems to be delicately balanced on the edge of my monitor. It doesn’t fall off, but it is not a solid perch. The camera can be independently tilted up and down, but not left and right. There is no option for clipping the camera to the side of the monitor. The included stand works decently. It is made of three pieces that fit together and then the camera clips to the top. I placed the stand behind my laptop and it worked very well…peering over the top. Unfortunately, you cannot adjust height of this stand. I will probably not bring this on future trips.

    There is a thin button across the top of the camera that allows you to take still photos. I found the camera button was too easy to press while trying to adjust the camera. And since the camera does not clip securely, trying to press this button almost requires two hands…one to steady the camera and the other to push the button. The included software allows Avatars to imitate your facial expressions in place of your real image. You can also add special effects like hats, arrows through your head, or goatee and mustache. When it works, this is a really neat feature that my kids loved! But, even though it was neat, something in that feature conflicted with my Symantec Antivirus. As soon as I turned antivirus back on, turning on these neat video features forced my machine into an immediate shutdown! I got a BSOD followed by a hard shutdown that I haven’t seen since Win95! My machine hung in a state of limbo. The power button wouldn’t turn it off (software driven) but the machine as powered up with a blank screen. I had to pull the plug and remove the battery to complete the shutdown. Each time I turned that feature on while using Antivirus, my computer gave me the BSOD and performed an immediate and hard shutdown. Needless to say, I no longer use these special features.

    This is a neat feature, but I do not find it useful. It really does a great job of following my face, but at what price? It seems like the other person would get seasick watching the background bob and weave as the software followed my head around. I think I am used to seeing the background stay put, while the person moves around in the frame. Anything else is disconcerting. Since I don’t care for this feature, I did not rate it. You may find it entertaining.

    ACCESORIES: 5 Stars
    The included soft-sided pouch, along with the velcro strap for wrapping the USB cord are nice touches as I plan to use this for travel. Why don’t more manufacturers offer these nice touches?

    The video and sound are superb, and that is what really counts. But it seems that logitech could take one…

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