Logitech’s HD Webcam Pro C910 – A Review

The technology marketplace is a dynamic one, with innovative, new products coming onto the market almost daily. The webcam marketplace is no exception. The internet has come a long way from its 56k dial up days. Faster internet connections have meant that larger data carrying capabilities were now possible and with this came the ability to carry live video across the internet. This in turn gave rise to the web camera market. From humble beginnings, this industry has now developed into a huge market with a diverse range of options tailored to different needs and abilities. Early versions of the web camera were quite simple with the then modest internet speeds. However, with the fast movement towards higher internet bandwidth and the relative affordability and availability of high speed internet connectivity to the general public, there has been an avalanche of new and sophisticated products on the web cam market.

One company at the fore of this technological movement is Logitech. Logitech Webcams cover a wide array of user needs and capacity. From low end web cameras like the Logitech C200 and C250 with basic VGA picture quality and low hardware requirements, the Logitech camera range goes on to the high end Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF and many others. One camera that has, however, stood out in the in the Logitech webcam stable is the HD Pro Webcam C910. Originally launched in August of 2010, the C910’s star has risen to the higher achelons of the web camera market. This rise to prominence is no fluke however. The C910 has an impressive array of features that dazzle the imagination. At first glance, its stylish design catches the attention. It’s sleek ergonomic design is easy on the eye and it is a great relief to also find that its impressiveness is not only at a visual level. It boasts a wide array of features that would satisfy even the hardest of critics.

Chief among these is the Carl Zeiss optic lens capable of snapping 10Mp still photos and shooting 1080p Full HD video. The native software (HD Vid) harnesses the full power of the camera by providing High Definition video calling capabilities. It also integrates seamlessly with other video calling software like Skype and Skype’s High Definition calling service (Skype HD), Yahoo Messenger, Gmail voice and video calling services and more. Included in the webcam software pack is video and photo editing software, namely Magix photo and video editing software. For Mac users, the camera comes loaded with Photo Booth, iChat and FaceTime. A free download provides integration with iPhoto and iMovie. There is also one click uploading of video and photos to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.