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Logitech C525 Webcam

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8MP 1280 X 720 May 2011
Megapixel Count Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Hardware.info concluded that this medium megapixel count webcam was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, ereviews.dk, Les Numeriques.com and firstpost.com the average expert rating of this webcam is 83%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, C525 owners rated this webcam as exceptional. If all the webcams that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average user review score then this Logitech webcam is in the top 19%.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Logitech C525 reviewers considered that the product produced a sharp image. Fvanterp wrote “This is a great camera! The images are really sharp and I”. Gpzwaz mentioned in their review of the Logitech C525 “Good product, sharp picture, easy to install” . J. said on Amazon “Image sharp and clear”.

A few Logitech C525 owners who reviewed this webcam thought it produced a good quality image. Maarten scored this webcam very highly and wrote on Amazon “Impressive image quality”. Piotr Wlodarczyk wrote in their Logitech C525 review “The image quality is really nice - you will get a clear 720p video that's enhanced with Logitech built-in automatic post processing” and gave it a very good review score. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Logitech C525 webcam boasts image quality worthy of a high-end model”.

One Logitech C525 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech C525 had good colour saturation. Christopher Riley wrote on Amazon “The image quality is lovely, strong colours”. One Logitech C525 owner said in their reviews that the product produced clear images. Naomi Tate mentioned “Great clear image” in her review of the Logitech C525.

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Easy to Use

A few Logitech C525 owners who bought this webcam reckoned that it was easy to use. Amy scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use” in her review of the Logitech C525. A few weeks ago Average Joe said on Amazon “* Clever and practical mounting stand- protective case combination” and rated the product as excellent. Two years ago J. B. Whycer rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Supported with Logitech's excellent webcam software to control it”.

Some Logitech C525 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Was extremely easy to set up and required no separate drivers even on XP Professional” in their review of the Logitech C525. Barry Thompson wrote “Good quality and easy to set up and use, altough the mounting clip could be a little more secure (fine for most screens though” in his review and rated it 4 stars. Budge mentioned in their review of the Logitech C525 “It's fairly simple to set-up!” and gave the Logitech C525 a score of 5 stars.

A number of customers concluded that it performed as expected. Vennwood mentioned on Amazon “Excellent quality and does what it says on the tin”.

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Robust

Some Logitech C525 owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Ab mentioned on Amazon “Really handy if you haven't got a webcam built in to your PC or laptop” in their review of this webcam. Alexandra C said on Amazon in November last year “LOVE that it has a mic built in, so I didn't need to buy one of those too”. Elaglegin mentioned in their Logitech C525 review on Amazon “Quality of image is excellent, has built in microphone”.

One customer reckoned that it was strong and durable. Bronek gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Logitech C525 “Great camera good quality, robust package”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Mr. Rp wrote in their Logitech C525 review on Amazon last year “Does the job and seems reliable”.

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Nice Design

Nine Logitech C525 owners who reviewed this webcam thought it was good looking. Anonyfinn mentioned in their Logitech C525 review on Amazon “If you can afford more and want video quality starting from around the 'pretty good' mark, I would avoid this one”. This year Average Joe said “Crisp and beautiful looking picture (Note that your picture quality might be severely reduced in quality during skype conversations” in their Logitech C525 review. David Nutt mentioned “It fulfils it's purpose beautifully” in his review of the Logitech C525.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech C525 was smooth. Harry mentioned on Amazon in November this year “A lot depends on my & my friend's internet connection for how smooth the visuals are”. Expert review site Firstpost.com wrote “Logitech recommends that you have an Internet connection of at least 1 mbps for smooth video chat”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Jason Taylor gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon in November last year “It folds away neatly Into itself” in his review of this webcam.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that this webcam was good quality. Ab rated the product 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “Decent picture and good sound quality”. Abdulwahid said on Amazon “Awesome video quality and audio”. Ahhbisseto mentioned “Good video quality, very sensitive microphone, sturdily built” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

Several Logitech C525 reviewers agreed that it had a good microphone. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Good sound and clear video”. C. Hanna gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “A check using my desktop revealed excellent picture and sound quality - really amazing when you consider the size of the unit, I love the clever way it folds up” in their review. Chris B. said “Appears to pick up voices successfully even at normal monitor viewing distances - it doesn't need to be right on top of you for decent audio”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought this webcam considered that it had good features. Amy Thompson scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned in her review “You can also download free software to use the zoom in features and is brilliant for broadcast”. M. D. Gibson said two years ago “It works fine and has lots of facilities”. Maja R wrote in their Logitech C525 review three years ago “Also, very useful features, are a auto zoom” .

Excellent Brand

Logitech is one of the top rated webcam manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Logitech also has excellent reviews for its medium megapixel count webcams.

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Good Size

Some customers who bought the Logitech C525 agreed that it was compact. Three years ago Max mentioned on Amazon “The camera is much more compact than it appears in the adverts for it, sits very unobtrusively on my screen” in his review of the Logitech C525. Sue Pont wrote “Neat compact and a good strong base or clipping device” in her review. Five years ago expert website Firstpost.com wrote “A compact folding stand and new Logitech webcam software that offers entertaining photo”.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who bought this webcam agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Azz545 rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon three years ago “Glad i did its great the usb cable is fairly long” in their review of the Logitech C525. Thomas Desodt said in his review of this webcam on Amazon “The USB microphone is surprisingly effective (also according to people on the other end of my skype line”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this webcam was able to connect to the internet. Science Guy wrote “* Requires consistent, fast broadband Internet connection for constant HD video transmission” in their review of this webcam and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Support

Several people said in their reviews that this webcam had good technical guidance. Cled96 wrote in their review of the Logitech C525 a few weeks ago “Very good camera, good picture, instructions hard to follow, could have been made for people not to high-tec” . M. D. Gibson said “Fitting is simple and instructions are precise” in their review of the Logitech C525 and rated this webcam 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Logitech C525 owners who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Anthony Sims mentioned “Higher res webcams from Logitech were just too much money for the extras.I have not used the mic, instead a noise cancelling Bluetooth headset does the trick” in his review.

Has a Motion Detector

The Logitech C525 has a motion detector, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the C525 do not have a motion detector.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a motion detector currently available which you might also want to look at including the Logitech C270[plb_37101_price] which has better reviews.

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Features Face Tracking

The Logitech C525 features face tracking, unlike most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were launched more than two years ago which do not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which feature face tracking to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the C270[pl_37101_price], and the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech is also worth considering.

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USB Powered

The Logitech C525 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams of this type and age which are not USB powered.

We compared all the other USB powered webcams to this webcam and we think the C270[pl_37101_price], and the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Logitech C525 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the C525 also have a built-in microphone.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might want to consider including the C270[pl_37101_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which has better reviews.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many medium megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Logitech C525 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the C525 do not have a zoom capability.

There are a number of other webcams with a zoom capability currently available which you might want to look at including the Logitech C270[plb_37101_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Snapshot Button

Unlike most of the other similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago which do not have a snapshot button, the Logitech C525 has a snapshot button.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a snapshot button and we think because of it's better review score, the C270[pl_37101_price], and the C510[pl_327642_price] both from Logitech is also worth considering.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

The minimum hard disk space of webcams that have been around for a similar time to the C525 range from 200MB to 520MB. The Logitech C525 has one of the smaller minimum hard disk space (only 200 megabytes) amongst medium megapixel count webcams of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Not Mac Compatible

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Logitech C525 is not Mac compatible.

If you are looking for a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might want to look at the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of this age and spec, the Logitech C525 is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the C270[pl_37101_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for a similar time to the C525, the Logitech C525 does not have a night mode.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C525

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Logitech released the C525.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(8)
16 November 2012

The Logitech C525 webcam boasts image quality worthy of a high-end model. In fact, it's one of the best-value webcams on the market right now. You'll be hard pushed to find a better option at this...

17 October 2011

Logitech recommends that you have an Internet connection of at least 1 mbps for smooth video chat. Mac users are out of luck as the webcam doesn?t support Mac OS. Aside from that, the C525?s only...

4 November 2012

Cette webcam affiche une image digne d'un modèle haut de gamme. C'est l'un des meilleurs rapports qualité / prix du moment. Difficile de faire mieux à ce prix là !

20 April 2015

Jeg har været en smule hård ved Logitech C525 i min vurdering af både dens video- og billedmæssige præstationer, for når alt kommer til alt, så er der altså tale om et webcam, der kan...

Picture quality and audio quality
Product finish
Easytouse software
Qualit d'image et de son
Finition de trs bonne qualit
Stand isn't that stable on a flat surface or a laptop screen
Image definition drops in low light
Pied peu stable sur une surface plane et sur l'cran d'un ordinateur portable
Perte de dfinition de l'image en environnement sombre
Mikrofon er ikke optimal
2 April 2015

Hardware.info

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User Reviews

(579)
Reviewed 8 December 2011 by Bee43

I bought this webcam as a gift for my mom for her birthday so that we could Skype to keep in touch. It was very easy for her to install and start using so I was really pleased! 15 minutes into the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2011 by Mad1948
Mad1948 would recommend the Logitech HD Webcam C525

This webcam I bought for my son in TX so I could see and hear my newest granddaughter. Awesome! I have a Logitech 910 which has the 1080 image resolution and I love it ! It works very well with... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2011 by Oggg
Oggg would recommend the Logitech HD Webcam C525

This camera is amazing. You can set it to follow your face and keep you centered in the picture and automatically in focus...

Reviewed 13 April 2013 by Bullfrog7
Bullfrog7 would recommend the Logitech HD Webcam C525 (Verified Purchase)

Works great with windows 7, the drivers installed automatically. on Windows 8 i had nothing but problems, it would work but there were conflicts with some of my other programs i use including... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2011 by LBG
LBG would recommend the Logitech HD Webcam C525

From initial installation to the ease of use and great picture quality this Web Cam is a winner. The extra features such as Web Controller and Effects are very nice adding to the fun of viewing... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 372605, lgtc525, 730220k, 960000715, 960000722, 960000721, hdwebcamc525, fasteners c525720, logitech 1280x720, fasteners c525720p
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