I have to be honest and explain I’m a little biased in favour of the Logitech 9000 Pro. According to Logitech themselves this is the world’s most purchased WebCam that works in HD.
It’s a remarkable web cam in a little package and can connect video calls to your nearest and dearest in 720p HD. Now that, my friends, is as good as their flagship WebCam the C910 can achieve. Granted the C910 can actually record video in 1080p, but who needs that. If you want to record video, then go and buy a video recorder. Hang on, what am I saying, this unit can record video at up to 1600 x 1200 at 30 frames a second.
This extraordinary piece of kit has over 1500 positive reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.5 stars out of five. Now that is impressive.
So what exactly is it that this WebCam offers that users hold it in such high esteem.
Image clarity in WebCams, or any camera can do that, is dependent on the lens fitted. This unit ships with a high quality Carl Zeiss glass lens for crystal clear images. It produces pin sharp images by the use of an auto focusing system.
The folks at Logitech have hit every nail on the head with this webcam. The autofocus works perfectly, and the RightLight 2 technology does indeed create an excellent image.
The unit shoots video in 16×9 widescreen so it is compatible with the latest laptops, computer monitors and LCD or plasma televisions.
Image resolution from a two megapixel sensor is enhanced via software up to 8 megapixels.
The camera ships with RightLight2 built in which adjusts its own exposure settings to match the ambient light available within the room. This makes a very usable video calls even in the light situations.
Now coming from the audio perspective, the RightSound technology features noise cancelling, which enhances audio over the call.
All in all, with a simple install and ease-of-use, this Logitech WebCam has to be close to the top of the list if you’re in the market.
Does it work with Macs, yes it does, but you do have to have Snow Leopard or newer installed as the Mac OS.
As it’s not the latest and greatest from Logitech, the price does reflect this and it can be had for under $60. Unfortunately, there is no Logitech rebate on this at the moment (at least at the time of writing).
As usual, Amazon offers free shipping on the Logitech 9000 Pro.