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Owner Reviews Are Good
C170 owners on average rated this webcam 88%.
Good Product Quality
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech C170 was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Easy to set up and good quality picture”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It does the job very well and the quality is very good”. Amazon Customer also said “Great image and sound quality”.
Several Logitech C170 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. David Crombie mentioned in his review of this webcam on Amazon “Small and neat and easy to use”. Gypsy wrote in their Logitech C170 review four years ago “The C170 looked neat & un-obtrusive so I went for it & it is perfect” and rated this webcam 5 stars. Libera said last year “A neat camera, with good sound” in their review of the Logitech C170.
Two people reckoned that the product was a good design.
A number of customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Ivored mentioned “The webcam is beautifully made and well packaged” . Kevin Temasfieldt scored the product 4 stars and he wrote “The Picture Quality Is Pretty Good” in his review.
A number of Logitech C170 reviewers who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago Imho mentioned in their review of the Logitech C170 “The built in PC microphone never worked properly with Skype” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Jaymac3 wrote “Well made and unobstrusive”. Letspumpiron mentioned in their review of the Logitech C170 “Particularly impressed with how sensitive the built in microphone is”.
Several Logitech C170 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Four years ago John scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review “I've always been impressed with the durability, consistent updates”.
Easy to Use
Several Logitech C170 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Owen gave the Logitech C170 a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Easy to set up, i simply plugged in, loaded up Skype” in his review of this webcam. Polly said “Quality webcam for the price and easy to setup and use” in her review of the Logitech C170. Sam said in his Logitech C170 review four years ago “Great quality, easy to set up and fits perfectly on multiple monitors” .
Six people reckoned that it was easy to use. Alison B. wrote in her review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “Excellent value; doesn't get in the way due to handy clip; delivered really quickly; easy to install” and gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars. Essexgurl scored this webcam 5 stars and wrote “The clip holding the camera to the top of the monitor is simple to use & holds everything in place very well”. Laura wrote on Amazon four years ago “Webcam is very easy to use, no need to download or install any drivers, just plugged it in” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One Logitech C170 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it performed as expected.
Good Sound Quality
Sixteen Logitech C170 owners wrote in their reviews that the Logitech C170 had a good microphone. Barry Sumner said on Amazon “The sound quality is impressive”. Five years ago George B. Lloyd mentioned “Nice little webcam with good picture and sound quality” in his review of this webcam. Libera said “With good sound and picture” in their review of this webcam.
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Good Picture Quality
A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it produced a sharp image. Muffin_girl said in their Logitech C170 review “Great picture and very crisp sound as” and gave it a score of 5 stars. A number of people said in their reviews that the Logitech C170 produced clear images. Roboscott wrote on Amazon “Gives a nice clear image and a definite speed increase over my previous cam”.
One customer who purchased it thought it produced a good quality image. Bollard mentioned in their review on Amazon four years ago “An overall 4 stars because this is better for image quality than my old Logitech C500” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews
Logitech has excellent average ratings for its medium megapixel webcams as well as across its entire webcam range compared to other manufacturers.
A Top Selling Webcam
The C170 is one the fastest selling webcam currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.
Several customers agreed that the Logitech C170 was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this webcam “Compact design” and scored this webcam very highly. Bulman wrote on Amazon three years ago “It was small and compact and clipped onto my laptop quite easily” and gave the Logitech C170 a score of 5 stars. C. Baker rated it as excellent and wrote in their review of this webcam in the same month “I now own 3 of these - they are well put together, compact & install with ease, with both an excellent quality camera”.
Some Logitech C170 reviewers who reviewed the Logitech C170 thought it had good technical guidance. Henry Ford wrote in his review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “Just like it states in the installation guide, you simply plug the C170 into a USB port”. Mark Dk said on Amazon “I didn't read the manual! Then it sat properly on top” in his review of the Logitech C170.
One person wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Henry Ford mentioned in his Logitech C170 review on Amazon “It checks that the correct USB driver has been installed, which begs the question why has Logitech made the process so complicated, when installing the device on a Windows 8.1 set-up”.
The Logitech C170 is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been around for the last year are not USB powered.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Logitech C170 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that have been around for a similar time to the C170 also have a built-in microphone.
There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270[plb_3310311_price].
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Not Mac Compatibility
Most comparable spec webcams that have been available for the last year are not mac compatibility. The Logitech C170 is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The Logitech C170 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all webcams that have been on the market for the last year.
The best video resolution across similar types of webcam is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Most medium megapixel webcams that were launched in the last 12 months do not have a night mode. The Logitech C170 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.
Does Not Have a Zoom Capability
The Logitech C170 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C170 also do not have a zoom capability.
Alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might also want to look at include the Logitech C270[plb_3310311_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The Logitech C170 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that are a similar age to the C170 also do not have a snapshot button.
Not Full HD
Like most of the other webcams that were launched in the last year, the Logitech C170 is not full HD.
2 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C170
Released Twelve Months Ago
Logitech released the C170 twelve months ago.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many medium megapixel webcams that have been available for around the same time as it.
Ldsanonymous would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)
Really the only reason I purchased this webcam was for video chats on the web. I use Skype mostly but occasionally some other videos chat sites. People always want to see what you look like, so I... Read more…
GrizGrover would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170
This is a great little webcam. Worked as plug and play without installing any special software. The USB connector makes it convenient to use with desktop or laptop computers. Very good value for... Read more…
Denerys1969 would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)
Wanted a Web cam with audio to Skype with family out of state, and regularly see my new grandchild. Excellent value for the product. The video quality is great, as is the audio. I would recommend... Read more…
The software and camera were very easy to install - instructions were very short but understandable. The cam is very light weight and has a great depth of field and angle of view. Gets a decent... Read more…