Logitech C920 vs Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

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Logitech C920
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

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Standard delivery: $1.18
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Out of stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Logitech C920 is a 15MP webcam. That's 13.7MP higher than the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (1.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the image a webcam records is measured in megapixels. A webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels records 1,310,720 pixels or roughly 1.3 megapixels.

A higher number of megapixels means the webcam is able to record finer detail. The resolution of the image is, however, not the only factor which contributes to the overall image and video quality of the webcam.

Full HD Edit
The Logitech C920 is full HD, whereas the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is not. Read more

A Full HD webcam can record video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD indicates that the webcam can record at a fairly high resolution, resulting in a sharper picture.

20 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this webcam.
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 27 expert reviews, the average review score of the Logitech C920 is 90%, however the average rating of the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Much better user reviews
Based on 385 user reviews, the average review score of the Logitech C920 is 90%, however the average rating of the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is 80% (based on 3 reviews).
1 Reason For
Cheaper by $28
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 costs $26.99, whereas the Logitech C920 is $55.00.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
More expensive by $28
The Logitech C920 is $28.01 more expensive than the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000.
6 Reasons Against
13.7MP lower megapixel Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a 1.3MP webcam. That's 13.7MP lower than the Logitech C920 (1.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the image a webcam records is measured in megapixels. A webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels records 1,310,720 pixels or roughly 1.3 megapixels.

A higher number of megapixels means the webcam is able to record finer detail. The resolution of the image is, however, not the only factor which contributes to the overall image and video quality of the webcam.

Not full HD Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is not full HD, but the Logitech C920 is full HD. Read more

A Full HD webcam can record video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD indicates that the webcam can record at a fairly high resolution, resulting in a sharper picture.

Not as many stockists
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the Logitech C920 is stocked by 25 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this webcam.
Older by over one year
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is 18 months older than the Logitech C920.
Expert review Rating is hugely Worse
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 only has an average expert score of 60%, but the Logitech C920 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 27 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 has an average user score of 80%, but the Logitech C920 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 385 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
hardware.info: Gold Award
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
nikktech.com: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pinoyunboxing.com: Platinum
techradar.com/au/: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Performance

Megapixel
15MP
BEST
1.3MP
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Zoom Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Zoom capability
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 95
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 95
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -40 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 60
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Enterprise
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows XP Home
 Windows XP Professional
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Enterprise
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows XP Home
 Windows XP Professional
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 1.5
Photo Feature
 Photo feature
 Photo feature
Video Formats Supported
 H.264
BEST
 H.264
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Maximum Image Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1280 x 800

Design

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Mounting Type
 Clip
 Stand
 Clip/Stand
 Clip
 Stand
 Clip/Stand
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Interface
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data ACMA, FCC, UL, CB, KCC, VCCI, WEEE
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Cable Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83m
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 89.9g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 109mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 39.3mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.5mm

Other Features

USB Powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB powered
Minimum System Requirements
Unknown - Click to provide data CD-ROM
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP(SP2)/Vista/7
USB Required
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5GB
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 1GB
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Dual-Core, 1.6GHz
Safety
Unknown - Click to provide data ACMA, FCC, UL, CB, KCC, VCCI, WEEE

Packaging Data

Laptop Clamp
 Laptop clamp
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
LCD Clamp
 LCD clamp
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
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