When it comes to looking for a webcam, whatever may be the purpose, Logitech has certainly spoiled us for choices. They have a long line of webcams, each superior to its predecessor. However, with two of their most popular offerings – the Logitech C920 and Logitech C922, they have truly outdone themselves. The two webcams have been positively received by the people and continue to be a favorite, even long after their launches.
So naturally, it made sense for us to compare the Logitech C920 webcam with its success – the Logitech C922 Pro HD webcam. If you are torn between choosing one of the two, don’t worry – we have got you covered. Let’s take a look at the two webcams in detail:
Logitech C920: A High-Quality Webcam on a Budget
Right off the bat, let us tell you that if you are looking for a webcam mainly to conduct video calls and make recordings without burning a hole in your pocket, then the Logitech C920 is the perfect choice for you. Priced at around $70, this pro HD webcam looks so sleek and elegant, it can easily be mistaken for a pricier model!
Coming to the features of the C920, it supports full HD 1080p video calling on Skype for Windows; for other platforms and video calling software like Google Hangouts and FaceTime for Mac, you can still enjoy the call in 1280 x 720 pixels. Whatever may be the case, people video calling you will no longer look at grainy, distorted images. What they will see is a crystal clear video of you, so make sure you look your best!
The Logitech C920 webcam also supports full HD video recording, up to 1980 x 1080 pixels, at 30 fps. To make things better, it has a built-in stereo microphone placed on either side of the lens to capture your voice with utmost clarity. Of course, these mics are also fitted with an automatic noise reduction mechanism for optimal video experience.
The image and video quality are impeccably crisp and clear with C920, making it hard to believe that the webcam costs just $70. With automatic low-light correction and state-of-the-art video compression technology, you can be rest assured of always capturing beautiful images and videos. It also means less load on your computer with faster, smoother uploads.
The camera comes with a five-feet cable and a universal clip that makes it compatible with tripods, laptops, and LCD monitors. Needless to mention, you can most definitely use this webcam to make good quality videos. It works with Windows 7 and above, and also supports Mac OS, Chrome OS, and Android.
While not required, you can opt to boost the usability and features of the C920 model by downloading the webcam software from Logitech’s website. This software will enable motion detection, face tracking, and provide zoom controls with an option to pan and tilt the video. In line with other products by Logitech, C920 comes with a two-year warranty period.
Logitech C922 – Bigger, Badder, Bolder
The Logitech C922 came in the market around four years after its predecessor was launched. Sufficient to say, it was more than enough time for Logitech to work out all the kinks in the previous model (not that there were that many to begin with) and give something extraordinary to the people, especially to streamers who enjoy sharing their experiences on YouTube and Twitch.
The Logitech C922 webcam is definitely a worthy improvement over the C920 model. Looks wise, it is much more elegant and sharp, with the new updated Logitech logo and the sleek glass lens, tucked away neatly behind a glass wall. But apart from that, we struggled a bit to list out any significant differences in appearance.
The C922 model has done a marvelous job in carrying forward the legacy of the C920 webcam. As usual, it comes with two stereo microphones fitted on either side of the lens. The quality of the mic is a lot superior here and is capable of capturing sound from every angle of the room, without a lot of distortion. And of course, it comes with noise cancellation feature too.
However, the reason why Logitech’s C922 webcam is preferred by YouTubers and Twitch streamers lies in its video features. The web camera has been designed and optimized for the sole purpose of high-quality video streaming. You can stream and record videos in full HD at 1280 x 1080p at 30 frames per second, or if you are looking for more clarity and smoothness, you can reduce the video quality to 720p but enjoy a frame rate of 60 fps! In non-technical lingo, it translates into no lags for your viewers!
But wait, the C922 model gets better! In our review of the two webcams, we observed that the C922 produced brighter, sharper images, owing to its HD autofocus and smart light correction features. In fact, the web camera works superbly even in lowly-lit backgrounds, producing stark images and videos.
Moreover, the Logitech C922 webcam is also equipped with background replacement technology, aka green screen. Yes, that’s right, you can add a whole new level of pizzaz to your video calls, streams, and video recordings by changing your background and adding a funky touch to it. Switch to any background, add live image – you are limited only by your imagination. It doesn’t require a literal green screen – instead, it needs Personify ChromaCam app that is perfectly compatible with this web camera.
Given that C922 is optimized for streaming, it comes as no surprise to see Logitech join hands with XSplit to make things more interesting for the people. Being one of the largest live streaming platforms in the world, Logitech partnered up with XSplit to offer a 3-month free membership to the buyers. It goes without saying that live streaming with the C922 camera got a whole lot better! You can now enjoy all the services offered by XSplit for three months and elevate your live streaming game.
Combine this with Logitech’s content creation software named Logitech Capture, you will not need another tool to create high-quality, engaging videos that drive traffic to your channel.
Apart from these innovative features, the rest of the aspects are pretty much similar to the C920 camera. The field of view is 78 degrees and it works with Windows 7 and above. Oh, and the webcam also supports Xbox One. On the flipside, the C922 webcam is priced at $100 – a price that is warranted in our humble opinion.
Which One to Buy?
At the end of the day, both the cameras provide excellent videos and images. The sound quality is brilliant and their performance is top-notch. In fact, there isn’t a lot that separates the two.
If you are a hardcore streamer, then the C922 camera is the right option for you. With full HD streaming at 30 fps, XSplit license, low-light compensation, and ability to work with green screen, there are not many arguments why your streaming channel on YouTube or Twitch will not benefit with this webcam. You can also broadcast your gameplay at 60 fps in HD, which is still something remarkable.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a good webcam for video call and recordings, especially if you teach online over Skype, then C920 is a good fit for you. You get full HD video calls with sharp images and flawless sound, ensuring that the person on the other end does not miss a thing you say! It is also budget-friendly, thus hitting two birds with one stone!