The Logitech C270 has a snapshot button, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a snapshot button.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams with a snapshot button currently available including the C510, or the C310 both from Logitech which has a better Rating.
Has a Zoom Capability
Unlike most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the C270 which do not have a zoom capability, the Logitech C270 has a zoom capability.
1280x720@28fps Resolution At Capture Speed
The Logitech C270 has a better resolution at capture speed than most webcams of this type and age. This Logitech webcam has a 1280x720@28fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most webcams that are a similar age to it have a 640x480@30fps resolution at capture speed. Across all webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the C270 the worst resolution at capture speed is 640x480@30fps and the best is 1920x1080@30fps.
4 Reasons Against
Not Mac Compatible
Most high megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years are not Mac compatible. The Logitech C270 is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.
The lowest maximum interpolated image resolution of high megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the C270 is 3MP, the highest is 20MP, and the average maximum interpolated image resolution is 6.7MP. The Logitech C270 has one of the lower maximum interpolated image resolutions (only 3 megapixels) amongst high megapixel count webcams of this age.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
The Logitech C270 does not have a night mode. Most of the other high megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the C270 also do not have a night mode.
The shortest cable length of similar spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C270 is 0.91m and the longest is 1.9m. The Logitech C270 has a fairly short cable length (only 1.5 meters) compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the C270.
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4 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C270
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this webcam was released.
Average Maximum Frame Rate
The Logitech C270 has a relatively standard maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other high megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C270.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of this age and type.
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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams that came out around the same time as it.
There are a number of other webcams that have a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels currently available that you might want to look at including the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema ($46.99) which has a better Rating.
Polty would recommend the Logitech C270 (Verified Purchase)
This was a recent gift for a family member to keep in touch with us via Skype. The picture is sharp & clear and the voice is also sharp. Would recommend this Logitech for Skype use with family and... Read more…
DsRI would recommend the Logitech C270 (Verified Purchase)
This basic web cam was easy to set up and has functioned well. No problems so far. Does best in bright room light, fair in dim light. Sound is OK for voice, don't know about music. Clips on flat... Read more…
I bought this to skype on my computer. It was the cheapest one that I found in stock at any store. Does everything that I need. Great quality picture and the person always hears me loud and clear.... Read more…