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Logitech C510 Webcam

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8MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Oct 2010
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Amongst webcams that have been available for more than two years, this Logitech webcam is one of the most awarded.

The editors of Toptenreviews.com and Hd-tecnologia.com both decided that this webcam was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site said that this medium megapixel webcam was terrific and gave it their highest award. 3dGameMan.com gave this webcam a "Gameman's Choice" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Laptopmag.com and about.com this webcam has an overall expert rating of 82 out of 100. That puts this Logitech webcam in the top 19% of all the webcams that came out more than two years ago.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this Logitech webcam is 90 out of 100 based on 204 user reviews. This puts this medium megapixel webcam in the top 16% of all the webcams of this type and age when ranked by average user review score.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who purchased the product agreed that it produced a sharp image. Baldeagle176 wrote on Amazon five years ago “It's undoubtedly a good camera providing a very sharp image.” in their Logitech C510 review but despite that they rated the product 3 stars. Four years ago M Wood gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Crisp picture and shooting to specifications” in their review of the Logitech C510. Oldgit wrote in their review of the Logitech C510 six years ago “The sound is true and crisp - all you could want in a webcam” .

A few Logitech C510 reviewers who reviewed the Logitech C510 thought it produced a good quality image. Five years ago Mr. C. A. Laurie mentioned in their review “The image quality is very good”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Logitech C510 was good quality. Andrew scored the Logitech C510 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Quality picture and video, great effects and value for what your getting” in his review. Three years ago Andrew K Fletcher mentioned on Amazon “Love this webcam, image quality is superb, Used a bit of blue tac to secure it to screen, though it was ok without”. Five years ago Astraman said “Wanted a decent quality webcam to put vids on facebook/youtube, this one beat my best expectations”.

Easy to Use

A number of Logitech C510 reviewers concluded that this webcam was easy to use. Frenchfan wrote in their Logitech C510 review “The video recording is quite easy to use and of good quality, files in wmv so easy to treat” and gave this webcam a score of 80 out of 100. Gotpaintinmyhair wrote in their review on Amazon “Its ok if you wnat to use it to chat to family” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Gunnaray said in their Logitech C510 review on Amazon “Wish I had bought 1 earlier, also the pouch is handy for people on the move” and gave it an excellent review.

A number of Logitech C510 reviewers concluded that this webcam was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon five years ago “Took a bit of time to set up satisfactorily (it helps to disconnect the previous webcam!) as I had a problem with the sound” in their Logitech C510 review and scored this webcam 5 stars. Hector wrote in his Logitech C510 review “Very easy to set up and fantastic picture quality when used either static on top of the PC or hand held whe walking around”. Mrs L.c said on Amazon five years ago “Having chosen to buy this particular model it was incredibly simple to set up” in her review.

A few people who reviewed the product reckoned that it performed as expected. D. R. Martin said “Fantastic webcam does what it says on the tin and more”.

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Nice Design

A number of Logitech C510 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was neat. Five years ago Kashanka wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Folds away neatly for protection”. Mcberry mentioned in their review “Easy to install (my computer did it itself)and it fits neatly on my laptop”. Roy Gibson mentioned in his Logitech C510 review “Neat and flexible webcam with good definition” and rated this webcam 4 stars.

Four Logitech C510 reviewers said in their reviews that this webcam was a good design. Phil W. mentioned on Amazon “Having bought this for a family I was impressed with the size, design and functionality, not to mention the Logitech software as I'm not a huge fan of Skype” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Seldom-Write wrote four years ago “This camera was a great travel companion for the months I had it; the size and design made it simple to pack up” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “Growing party of webcams able to make high-def video calls with a relatively compact, foldable design” in their review and gave this webcam a score of 70 out of 100.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Four years ago G. W. Creese said in their Logitech C510 review on Amazon “The webcam is stylish, practical and very good quality” and gave the product an excellent review score. Five years ago Mimyx gave it a very good review and wrote “It's beautifully clear”. Rsjm2002 rated the Logitech C510 5 stars and said on Amazon “This is easy to install, pretty easy to use”.

One Logitech C510 owner reckoned that it was well designed.

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Robust

Several Logitech C510 reviewers said in their reviews that the Logitech C510 was well made. Six years ago Dr. Sheen Cherian wrote “Made of really solid plastic, hence will last for years” in their Logitech C510 review. Also six years ago Oldgit mentioned on Amazon “They are nicely designed, well made and always work well”. Yp scored the Logitech C510 5 stars and said “It has good light sensitivity, gives the feeling of being well made and durable”.

Several customers who bought this webcam concluded that it was reliable. Andrew K Fletcher said on Amazon “It is 100% reliable” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Oldgit mentioned “As ALWAYS, Amazon delivery was fast and completely reliable”. Syl wrote “Logitech is really a trusty company” in their review.

One Logitech C510 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Judith Steven wrote in her Logitech C510 review “I am a little disapointed that the picture and speech is so broken up there are often pauses” nonetheless she only gave the Logitech C510 a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of customers agreed that it had a good microphone. Dave wrote five years ago “These web cams work well giving good picture and sound” in his Logitech C510 review and rated it 5 stars. Gunnaray said in the same month “Very easy to install picture quality and sound very good and I am well impressed”. Himanshu wrote on Amazon “Video quality is sound and clear”.

Excellent Brand

On average Logitech medium megapixel webcams have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all webcams built by Logitech.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. S. Hewson mentioned in their review of the Logitech C510 on Amazon six years ago “The web cam is easy to install, small and compact and comes with it's own carrying pouch”. Five years ago Slimboseal mentioned in their Logitech C510 review on Amazon “Its small compact size plus the ease of attachment to my monitor makes it just right for the job” and scored the Logitech C510 4 stars.

One Logitech C510 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was thick. Liggywuh mentioned in their Logitech C510 review on Amazon “My LCD (NEC 20WGX2) has quite a thick bezel, with my GF's U2211H it is not a problem at all”.

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Good Support

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Bogbain1 wrote on Amazon “The answer must be an emphatic YES!Although there can be some annoying manufacturer traits such as huge instruction book which actually only had 11 pages in English”. Four years ago Geoffd wrote “Is easy to use with simple instructions” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Nd said “Value for money! Easy to use and easy set up instructions” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

Two Logitech C510 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Liggywuh wrote “Great little camera, small and compact, with enough length on the USB cable to have it sat on top of a large monitor” in their review of this webcam. Four years ago Seldom-Write mentioned on Amazon “Burning my finger, which was quite spectacular given it was powered by USB” in their review of the Logitech C510 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Logitech C510 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. D. K. Plowright scored the Logitech C510 4 stars and mentioned “It has not made much difference despite the fact that I have a strong fast internet connection” in their Logitech C510 review.

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Good Technical Features

Two Logitech C510 reviewers concluded that the product had good features. Andrew he wrote “Cool features like the camera will track your face if your moving around so it centres the picture around you”. Expert website Technogog.com rated it 5 stars and said “The C510 has many of the features and then some that anyone could want in a webcam”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Logitech C510 owner who reviewed the Logitech C510 said that it was noisy. Dr. Sheen Cherian rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “The on-board microphone is quite sensitive and there is noise reduction enabled, hence you don't need a separate microphone”.

USB Powered

Unlike most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the C510 which are not USB powered, the Logitech C510 is USB powered.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other USB powered webcams currently available including the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other medium megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the C510, the Logitech C510 has a built-in microphone.

Other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price].

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The Logitech C510 has a snapshot button, unlike most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the C510 which do not have a snapshot button.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of this age and type, the Logitech C510 does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams of this age and spec do not feature face tracking. The Logitech C510 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the C510, the Logitech C510 is not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Logitech C510 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the C510 also do not have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Logitech C510 is not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Logitech C510 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the C510 also do not have a night mode.

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Quite Short Cable Length

The average cable length of webcams of a similar type and age to the C510 is 1.6m, and the cable lengths range from 1m to 1.9m. At only 1.5 meters, the Logitech C510 has a quite short cable length compared to most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C510

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The Logitech C510 has a relatively standard maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the C510.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price] which has better reviews.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

Logitech released the C510 over six years ago.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Snapshot Button
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour of Product
Interface
Cable Length
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatibility
Compatible Operating Systems
Internet Connection Required
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Colour
Packaging Data
Laptop Clamp
LCD Clamp

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(17)
20 April 2011

3dGameMan.com

Video Review: The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C510 is a middle of the road HD webcam. It sits between the C310 and the C910. It's a little better than the C310, but not quite as good as the C910.... Read more…

14 March 2011

The Logitech C510 Webcam is well worth the cost, it's a quality product that offers very good performance for the cost.The C510 has many of the features and then some that anyone could want in a...

24 September 2010

Should you baulk at the cost of the FaceVsion TouchCam N1 then you will no doubt be happier to see that Logitech isn't asking anywhere near the £90-odd price tag slapped on that solid little... Read more…

20 September 2010

The Logitech C510 HD Webcam is an inexpensive solution for computers that don't come with built-in cameras. Its 2-megapixel sensor takes 8-megapixel snapshots, and 720p HD video performs well with...

11 August 2010

This affordable and sporty webcam streams 720p video and comes with useful software...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 November 2010 by Dr. Sheen Cherian

This is a fixed focus 720p HD webcam. It works well for Skype and all other video messengers. Skype currently does not support HD video-talk and hence even if you buy this web cam, HD video... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2010 by S. Hewson

The web cam is easy to install, small and compact and comes with it's own carrying pouch. Folds up neatly and fairly flat. You don't have to download the logitech version of skype or the toolbar... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2010 by Xyz574
(Verified Purchase)

Works well in Windows 7 and Ubuntu with Skype and Google talk. Image quality is just as HD as promised, and microphone is crisp and clear...

Reviewed 5 December 2010 by Oldgit
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted a webcam to use with Skype to keep in touch with my family, some in England and others in Australia and USA. I did the usual loads of investigation and when I saw this webcam on Amazon at... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2010 by YP
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this to use on Skype, found out by one of the excellent reviews here that it won't actually produce HD image with Skype due to their approach on HD - oh well. The camera is fixed focus (so... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers logitech 960000594
Barcodes 00000960000594, 00097855070692, 00847073024409, 03610170028055, 03610480016254, 05052461134652, 05052584288645, 05052733357246, 05099206023772, 05099206023840, 05099206023857, 08856623446440
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