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Logitech C170 Webcam

$9.49
5MP 640 X 480 Feb 2016
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Face Tracking Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Good quality
Good value for money
Good picture quality
224 Reviews
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Good Sound Quality

Twenty-five owners who purchased this webcam said that it had a good microphone. Tikva mentioned “Picture and sound quality are excellent” in their review of this webcam. Whelkaholism mentioned on Amazon “Good video quality and really excellent audio quality; for the price it's unbeatable” in their review of this webcam. Rory Mercer wrote on Amazon six years ago “Audio quality from the built in mic is far superior to the cheaper camera I also tested (though both worked with no problems with Skype”.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who reviewed this webcam agreed that it produced clear images. Roboscott said on Amazon “Gives a nice clear image and a definite speed increase over my previous cam”. Three years ago Thymes7 said “I'm told (by people "on the other side") that this camera and microphone transmit crystal clear image/sound”. David Rycroft wrote “A very good, clear, image”.

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it produced a sharp image. Unhappy gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Walmart.com “Crisp and clear” in their review of the Logitech C170. Muffin_girl said on Amazon “Ordered this for my mum, plug it in and tadaaa, great picture and very crisp sound as well” in their review of this webcam and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer who bought it considered that it produced a good quality image. Bollard said on Amazon “An overall 4 stars because this is better for image quality than my old Logitech C500”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Grizgrover said on Bestbuy.com “The USB connector makes it convenient to use with desktop or laptop computers”. Dlhorsewood wrote in their Logitech C170 review on Walmart.com “The camera is easy to use and I love the motion detector feature!”. Coolmod200 mentioned in their review of this webcam two years ago “Easy to use and great picture/audio quality”.

Ten owners who bought it wrote that it was easy to setup. An anonymous author wrote “Very easy to set up”. Four years ago Sam wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “Great quality, easy to set up and fits perfectly on multiple monitors”. Sara said on Amazon “Easy to set up and use”.

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Good Quality

Fifty-nine customers mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech C170 was good quality. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this webcam “They have a well designed, simple, universal mount that has so far worked great on various sized monitors from the thin to the few inches thick” however despite that they only rated the product 1 stars out of 5. Grizgrover mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Built-in microphone is of good sound quality”. Denerys1969 wrote on Walmart.com “The video quality is great, as is the audio” in their review of this webcam.

Robust

Twelve customers who reviewed this webcam agreed that it was well made. Grizgrover wrote on Bestbuy.com “Great engineering”. Dlhorsewood said in their review of this webcam “The built in mic is good! It's nice” . Roboscott wrote on Amazon “I bought this one as it will override the built in cam on a Mac” in their review of this webcam.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. G. Mastrangelo mentioned on Amazon “Drivers detected and loaded in XP easily, ( suspect Win 7 would be the same) Sturdy and for the price a bargain” in their review of this webcam. John mentioned in his review of this webcam on Amazon four years ago “I've always been impressed with the durability, consistent updates” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Logitech C170 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as this webcam also have a built-in microphone.

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Nice Design

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Robert Bell mentioned on Amazon “It neat and tidy looking and it fits neatly on top of my computer it can also be used as stand alone”. David Crombie said “Small and neat and easy to use” . C. J. Garden said on Amazon “Neat little webcam”.

Three owners who bought it reckoned that it was well designed.

Two people considered that the product was good looking. Ivored mentioned in their review of this webcam “The webcam is beautifully made and well packaged” and scored it 80 out of 100. Kevin Temasfieldt said “The Picture Quality Is Pretty Good”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Logitech C170 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as this webcam also do not have a built-in flash.

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Reviews

Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

We checked 6,096 expert and user reviews (including 520 verified purchases) for Logitech webcams and found that on average Logitech has excellent reviews. We also found that Logitech has excellent reviews specifically within its webcams range. 89% of those that bought a Logitech webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Popular Choice

The C170 is a popular choice of webcam according to sales data from Amazon.

Just Released Three Months Ago

This webcam has only been on the market for three months.


Support

Good Support

Three owners who bought the Logitech C170 thought it had good technical guidance. Flcammer said “The software and camera were very easy to install - instructions were very short” in their review of this webcam. Mark Dk said in his review of this webcam on Amazon “I didn't read the manual! Then it sat properly on top”. Henry Ford said “Just like it states in the installation guide, you simply plug the C170 into a USB port”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four owners considered that the Logitech C170 was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Compact design” in their review of this webcam. Bulman mentioned on Amazon “It was small and compact and clipped onto my laptop quite easily” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. C. Baker wrote “I now own 3 of these - they are well put together, compact & install with ease, with both an excellent quality camera” and rated this webcam the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who purchased it concluded that it was thin. One person said in their reviews that the product was a good size.

One owner who purchased it said that it was heavy and bulky. Phillip said “My other webcam was bulky and never sat well on my monitor top”.

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Performance

Features Face Tracking

The Logitech C170 features face tracking. Most of the other webcams that were launched in the last 12 months also feature face tracking.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Logitech C170 has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for the last year also have a zoom capability.

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Has a Photo Feature

The Logitech C170 has a photo feature, as do most of the other similar spec webcams that came out in the last year.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Logitech C170 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all latest similar spec webcams.

The best video resolution amongst comparable types of webcam is 1280 x 960 pixels.

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Average Megapixel

The Logitech C170 has a pretty typical megapixel (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other new webcams.

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Packaging Data

Has a Laptop Clamp

The Logitech C170 has a laptop clamp, as do most of the other webcams that were released in the last 12 months.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05099206064232, 50992060642311

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