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Logitech Has Excellent Reviews for Its Webcams
Logitech medium megapixel count webcams have excellent ratings on average and across all webcams Logitech is one of the top rated manufacturers.
Has a Motion Detector
The Logitech C170 has a motion detector, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago do not have a motion detector.
We compared all the other webcams with a motion detector to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the C270, and the C525 both from Logitech is also worth considering.
Features Face Tracking
The Logitech C170 features face tracking, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the C170 do not feature face tracking.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available including the C270, the C310, or the C910 all from Logitech which has better reviews.
The Logitech C170 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the C170 which are not USB powered.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other USB powered webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the C270, or the C910 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110.
Has a Built-In Microphone
Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the C170, the Logitech C170 has a built-in microphone.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a comparable age and type to it.
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Has a Zoom Capability
The Logitech C170 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the C170 do not have a zoom capability.
Other webcams with a zoom capability currently available which you might also want to consider include the Logitech C270 which has better reviews.
Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space
The Logitech C170 has one of the smaller minimum hard disk space (only 200 megabytes) amongst webcams of this age. The average minimum hard disk space of webcams of this spec and age is 280MB, and the minimum hard disk space range from 200MB to 520MB.
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Not Mac Compatible
Most webcams of a comparable spec and age to the C170 are not Mac compatible. The Logitech C170 is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.
The highest video resolution of the Logitech C170 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution amongst all webcams of this spec and age.
The best video resolution across comparable types of webcam is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The Logitech C170 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the C170 also do not have a snapshot button.
There are a number of other webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might also want to look at including the C270, or the C310 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 which also has a higher rating.
Not Full HD
The Logitech C170 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the C170 are also not Full HD.
Webcams which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the C270, or the C910 both from Logitech which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Night Mode
The Logitech C170 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for around the same time as the C170 also do not have a night mode.
Ldsanonymous would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)
Really the only reason I purchased this webcam was for video chats on the web. I use Skype mostly but occasionally some other videos chat sites. People always want to see what you look like, so I... Read more…
GrizGrover would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170
This is a great little webcam. Worked as plug and play without installing any special software. The USB connector makes it convenient to use with desktop or laptop computers. Very good value for... Read more…
Denerys1969 would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)
Wanted a Web cam with audio to Skype with family out of state, and regularly see my new grandchild. Excellent value for the product. The video quality is great, as is the audio. I would recommend... Read more…
The software and camera were very easy to install - instructions were very short but understandable. The cam is very light weight and has a great depth of field and angle of view. Gets a decent... Read more…