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15 Reasons For
Good User Reviews
On average, based on 380 user reviews the average user rating of this webcam is 88%.
Eight Logitech C170 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was well made. C. Baker said on Amazon “I now own 3 of these - they are well put together, compact & install with ease, with both an excellent quality camera” in their review. Last year Imho wrote on Amazon “The built in PC microphone never worked properly with Skype” in their review of this webcam. Jaymac3 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Well made and unobstrusive”.
Two customers who bought the product concluded that it was strong and durable. John wrote in his Logitech C170 review on Amazon “I've always been impressed with the durability, consistent updates”.
A number of people reckoned that it was neat. David Crombie wrote in his review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “Small and neat and easy to use”. Gypsy said in their review on Amazon three years ago “The C170 looked neat & un-obtrusive so I went for it & it is perfect”. Libera wrote on Amazon this month “A neat camera, with good sound” and rated it as excellent.
Several Logitech C170 owners reckoned that the product was a good design. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Compact design” in their Logitech C170 review and scored it 5 stars.
A few Logitech C170 owners thought the Logitech C170 was good looking. Ivored said in their review of this webcam “The webcam is beautifully made and well packaged” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Kevin Temasfieldt wrote “The Picture Quality Is Pretty Good”.
Easy to Use
A few people considered that the product was easy to setup. Three years ago Amazon Customer said in their Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Easy to set up and good quality picture”. Owen wrote also three years ago “Easy to set up, i simply plugged in, loaded up Skype” in his review. Polly wrote on Amazon “Quality webcam for the price and easy to setup and use” and rated it 4 stars.
Some customers who purchased the Logitech C170 wrote that it was easy to use. Alison B. mentioned last year “Excellent value; doesn't get in the way due to handy clip; delivered really quickly; easy to install” in her review of this webcam and rated it as very good. Also last year Essexgurl said “The clip holding the camera to the top of the monitor is simple to use & holds everything in place very well” in their review of this webcam. Laura said in her review of the Logitech C170 “Webcam is very easy to use, no need to download or install any drivers, just plugged it in” and scored it very highly.
One Logitech C170 reviewer who reviewed the Logitech C170 considered that it performed as expected.
Good Product Quality
Some people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer scored this webcam 5 stars and said on Amazon “It does the job very well and the quality is very good” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Great image and sound quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I wasn't actually after a high quality camera, just needed something with a mic”.
Good Picture Quality
A few Logitech C170 owners said in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image. Muffin_girl said “Great picture and very crisp sound as” in their review of this webcam and rated it as very good. Several customers considered that it produced clear images. Roboscott mentioned “Gives a nice clear image and a definite speed increase over my previous cam”.
One person who reviewed the product concluded that it produced a good quality image. Bollard wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “An overall 4 stars because this is better for image quality than my old Logitech C500”.
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Good Sound Quality
Some people agreed that this webcam had a good microphone. Barry Sumner wrote on Amazon “The sound quality is impressive”. George B. Lloyd said on Amazon “Nice little webcam with good picture and sound quality”. Libera mentioned on Amazon “With good sound and picture”.
Logitech Webcams Have Excellent Reviews
Logitech is one of the leading webcam brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Logitech also has excellent reviews for its medium megapixel count webcams.
A Top Selling Webcam
According to Amazon sales data, the C170 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased webcams in the last 3 months.
Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Bulman wrote in their review “It was small and compact and clipped onto my laptop quite easily”. Jayson wrote on Amazon “It is compact and too big” in his review.
Several people said in their reviews that the Logitech C170 had good technical guidance. Henry Ford rated the Logitech C170 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his Logitech C170 review “Just like it states in the installation guide, you simply plug the C170 into a USB port”. Mark Dk gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said in his Logitech C170 review three years ago “I didn't read the manual! Then it sat properly on top”.
One person concluded that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Henry Ford wrote “It checks that the correct USB driver has been installed, which begs the question why has Logitech made the process so complicated, when installing the device on a Windows 8.1 set-up” in his Logitech C170 review.
The Logitech C170 is USB powered. Most of the other recently released medium megapixel count webcams are not USB powered.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Logitech C170 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as the C170.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including the Logitech C270 ($5.00) which is cheaper; or the Logitech C310 ($20.00) which has better reviews.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many new comparable spec webcams.
5 Reasons Against
Not Mac Compatible
Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the C170, the Logitech C170 is not Mac compatible.
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The highest video resolution of the Logitech C170 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.
This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C170.
The best video resolution amongst similar types of webcam is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Most similar spec webcams that have been available for the last year do not have a night mode. The Logitech C170 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the C170, the Logitech C170 does not have a snapshot button.
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Not Full HD
Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were launched in the last year, the Logitech C170 is not Full HD.
1 Other reason to consider the Logitech C170
Released Ten Months Ago
This Logitech webcam has been on the market for ten months.
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…