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Logitech C920 vs Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Logitech C920 vs Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

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Logitech C920
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Logitech C920 is a 15MP webcam. That's 14MP higher than the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 (1MP). 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.

Auto focus Edit
The Logitech C920 has an auto focus, but the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have an auto focus.
1 Reason For
Better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is 100%, but the average rating of the Logitech C920 is 92% (based on 930 reviews).

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
User review Rating is Worse
The Logitech C920's average user score is 92%, however the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000's is 100% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons Against
14MP lower megapixel Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a 1MP webcam. That's 14MP lower than the Logitech C920 (1MP). 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.

Does not have an auto focus Edit
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 does not have an auto focus, however the Logitech C920 has an auto focus.
Not currently available
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Older by over one year
The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is 18 months older than the Logitech C920.

Awards

5 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
hardware.info: Gold Award
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
pureoverclock.com: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 39 months Ago

Performance

Megapixel
15MP
BEST
1MP
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 - 65
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -40 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Colour Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 bit
Diagonal Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.5°
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
BEST
 Auto focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 1.5
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
BEST
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
 Black
 Black
Interface
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data ACMA, ICES-003, EIP, EPUP, CE, WEEE, VCCI, KCC, GOST, CITC, UkrSEPRO, FCC, UL, cUL, CB
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Cable Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 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
Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
BEST
 Mac compatibility
Optical Drive Required
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Optical drive required
Minimum System Requirements
Unknown - Click to provide data CD-ROM
Stereo Sound
 Stereo sound
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Works with Windows and Mac OS USB port for Nano receiver Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2)
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
Contents
Nano receiver USB recharging cable Unknown - Click to provide data
Safety
Unknown - Click to provide data ACMA, FCC, UL, CB, KCC, VCCI, WEEE
Width (imperial)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75"
Height (imperial)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.28"
Depth (imperial)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.55"
Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 69°
Frequency Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz – 20kHz

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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