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Logitech C500
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Logitech C500 Webcam

1.3MP 30fps 1280 X 1024 Oct 2009
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Logitech webcams and also specifically for Logitech low megapixel count webcams and found that in both cases Logitech had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

USB Powered

The Logitech C500 is USB powered, unlike most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the C500 which are not USB powered.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative USB powered webcams currently available including the 3000, or the C200 both from Logitech or the MSI StarCam Clip which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the C500, the Logitech C500 has a built-in microphone.

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1280 X 1024 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Logitech C500 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all webcams that were launched more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of a similar type and age to the C500 do not have a motion detector. The Logitech C500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The Logitech C500 does not feature face tracking, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C500 also do not feature face tracking.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also feature face tracking which you might also want to look at including the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 which is also higher rated.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most webcams of a similar age and spec to the C500 are not Mac compatible. The Logitech C500 is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might also want to look at the HP 2100 ($49.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of this age and type, the Logitech C500 does not have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000, or the HP KQ245AA which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Logitech C500 does not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of this age and type do not have a night mode. The Logitech C500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a night mode including the Gembird CAM0360U-1.

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Not Full HD

The Logitech C500 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec webcams that were released around the same time as the C500 are also not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD, or the Logitech TV Cam HD which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Minimum RAM

At 512 megabytes, the Logitech C500 has a quite big minimum RAM compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were launched more than two years ago. Webcams that are a similar age to the C500 have minimum RAM of between 32MB and 1.1GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C500

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Logitech C500 has a pretty standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for a similar time to the C500.

If you are looking for a webcam with a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to consider the Gembird CAM0360U-1 (60fps), or the Konig CMP-WEBCAM3D10 (60fps).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this Logitech webcam was released.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB interface, which is typical of many webcams that are a similar age to it.

There are a number of other webcams that have a USB interface currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C200.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 960000373p57
Barcodes 00000960000371, 00000960000375, 00000960000471, 00097855060167, 00097855063267, 05051395935687, 05099206015470, 05099206015487, 05099206015494
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