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Best Logitech webcams 2021: top picks for Zoom, Skype and more

Best Logitech Webcams
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There’s a reason that the best Logitech webcams are among the most in-demand peripherals out there. Our best webcams list, for instance, includes a number of Logitech webcams. It’s not just because the brand is known for making solid peripherals. Its line of webcams use reliable sensors and drivers yet the company manages to keep them reasonably priced.

With more people working from home over the last year, the demand for the best Logitech webcams had become hard to find. Still, they were worth waiting for instead of buying a cheap webcam off eBay. While they might advertise high enough resolutions and framerates, it takes more than that for a quality camera.

Thankfully, Logitech has been able to do what it needed to meet demand so its offerings are no longer hard to find. Additionally, the best Logitech webcams fall into every price range so no matter the budget, there’s a quality webcam for you. That includes its cheap webcam options, which are still an upgrade over the ones that come built into laptops. There are plenty to choose from, from the basic 720p Logitech C270, a reliable classic, to the Logitech 4K Pro Magnetic if you want to go all in. Anyone in the market for a business webcam will find something affordable as well, like the Logitech C920e.

Some laptops or all-in-one computers come with a built-in camera, but those are hardly known for knocking anyone's socks off. With so much of our day-to-day life moving to online spaces, having clear video conferencing sessions is becoming an essential requirement to our computing setup, so opting for one of the best Logitech webcams will give you excellent results regardless of your circumstances.

The best Logitech webcams of 2021:

Logitech C920

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1. Logitech C920

The overall best Logitech webcam

Specifications
Resolution: 1080p
Features: Background removal, Low-light correction, 720p/60fps video while streaming, Stereo audio, autofocus, auto light correction
Reasons to buy
+Great low-light capabilities+Full 1080p HD+Supports 720p/60fps streaming
Reasons to avoid
-No 1080p/60fps-Fixed camera, no swivel

The Logitech C920 is a beloved favorite across the entire spectrum of streamers, content creators, and office professionals alike, and when cost, quality, and performance are all calculated, the C920 is still the best webcam you can buy today, despite being released back in January 2012. With crisp 1080p HD resolution and fantastic lighting and color detection at an affordable price, the sheer quality and features of this webcam often make much more expensive products not worth the extra cash.

It's great for low-light environments and requires no setup – perfect for remote workings who work across various devices, and the smooth 30FPS means you won't look like a stuttery mess when you need to look your best.

Read our full review: Logitech C920

Logitech StreamCam

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2. Logitech StreamCam

The best Logitech webcam for content creation

Specifications
Resolution: 1080p
Features: Smart auto-focus and exposure, AI-enabled facial tracking, 9:16 format, built-in electronic image stabilization, USB Type-C connectivity
Reasons to buy
+Content creation features+Facial tracking+Auto-focusing
Reasons to avoid
-Too expensive for simple office use-Fixed USB-C cable connection

The Logitech StreamCam is a solid choice for streamers and online broadcasters who want buttery smooth and high-quality video, without the fuss of setting up a mirrorless camera and a capture card. Straight from plugging in, you can enjoy Logitechs latest release with minimal (if any) adjustments needed.

That isn't to say you have to use the StreamCam for Twitch or YouTube, but with features including auto-focusing, smart exposure, facial tracking, up to 60fps frame rate, and a flippable design so you can take photos and videos in 9:16 format it's certainly a favorite amongst content creators. You can even mount it on a tripod, and it uses USB Type-C for fast and more efficient video transfer speeds.

Read our full review: Logitech StreamCam

logitech brio

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3. Logitech Brio Webcam

The best 4K Logitech webcam

Specifications
Resolution: 2160p
Features: 4K recording, 5X HD Zoom, Windows Hello, HDR
Reasons to buy
+4K Ultra HD+Windows Hello
Reasons to avoid
-Camera head has very little adjustment-Very few programs stream in 4K

The Logitech Brio is what you need if you’ve been looking for if you need something a little punchier than the usual 720p or 1080p offerings. With a 4K UHD resolution and HDR, the Logitech Brio has brought high fidelity to the world of the best webcams. This means it's the perfect choice for anyone who makes video recordings (rather than live broadcasts) and doesn't want the hassle of setting up a Camcorder or DSLR.

If that wasn’t enough, it also boasts Windows Hello functionality and a multi-positioning mount that allows you full flexibility on where your new Logitech webcam will go.

Read our full review: Logitech Brio

Logitech C925e

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4. Logitech C925e Business Webcam

The best Logitech webcam for offices

Specifications
Resolution: 1080p
Features: H.264 with Scalable Video Coding, HD 1080p/30 fps, RightLight™ 2 technology
Reasons to buy
+H.264 with Scalable Video Coding+Auto-focus+RightLight 2 technology adjusts the visual quality
Reasons to avoid
-Fixed 78° field of view is best suited to individual use-Pricey for a solo business webcam

For anyone that needs to make calls in an environment where bandwidth is shared, the Logitech C925e Business Webcam is a solid choice. The H.264 with Scalable Video Coding can help minimize dependence on computer and network resources, giving you smooth streams during those important calls.

Given you can't usually set up a professional lighting sig at your office desk, the C925e also has RightLight 2 technology to help you get the most out of any lighting situation.

Logitech HD Webcam C310

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5. Logitech HD Webcam C310

The best cheap Logitech webcam

Specifications
Resolution: 720p
Features: Noise reduction, Auto light correction, Zoom and Skype compatible
Reasons to buy
+Very affordable+Auto light correction
Reasons to avoid
-Only 720p-Mono mic

The Logitech HD Webcam C310 is the best blend of budget and quality you can get if you're not looking to splurge on something with more features. The 720p C310 comes with Logitech’s RightLight 2 auto-light correction technology so you’ll always be shown in the best possible lighting regardless of environment, and packs a 5MP camera.

It's unlikely you'd want to use this for streaming, but it's the best choice for anyone who just needs a daily webcam for things like work calls or Zoom chats with family. As some conference calling software like Google Meets restricts your resolution to 720p anyway, this could be the perfect home office webcam.

Logitech C930e

6. Logitech C930e

The best Logitech webcam for home offices

Specifications
Resolution: 1080p
Features: On-board processing, Zeiss lens, wide angle lens
Reasons to buy
+On-board video processing+Wide field of view
Reasons to avoid
-The C920 model is cheaper and similar-The microphone isn't great for team calls

The Logitech C930e is the younger, beefier brother of the C920, promising at the time of release to be Logitech's most high-tech offering back in 2013. Most webcams depend on the PC for all the heavy lifting, but the C930e does the video encoding itself using H.264 with Scalable Video Coding, which should result in better video quality if you're fighting over a shared bandwidth.

The wide, 90-degree field of view means it’s well-suited to business video conferencing and presentations. And of course, it’s Skype-certified for PC and Mac.

Logitech C270

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7. Logitech C270 Webcam

The best basic Logitech webcam

Specifications
Resolution: 720p
Features: Noise reduction, Auto light correction, Zoom and Skype compatible
Reasons to buy
+Cheap and cheerful+Universal clip/mount
Reasons to avoid
-Only 720p/30fps-Mono mic

While it looks similar to the C310, the Logitech C270 is a great choice in it's own right. It slightly underperforms in low light environments and uses a 3MP camera as opposed to the 5MP seen in the C310. Still, this is the cheapest webcam in Logitech's current lineup, and the slightly reduced performance is negligible if you're just in the market for something super simple.

If you need a basic webcam that won't cause you any grief, then this is as easy as it gets on a budget. Simply plug in and enjoy hassle-free broadcasting.

Logitech MeetUp

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8. Logitech MeetUp Webcam

The best Logitech webcam for conference rooms

Specifications
Resolution: 4K
Features: Noise reduction, Auto light correction, 5x HD zoom, Full range speaker system
Reasons to buy
+Ultra-wide lense+Built in soundbar
Reasons to avoid
-4K is overkill for most software-Extremely expensive, even for a business

It's a bit of a stretch to put this in your home office, but for small conference or meeting rooms its the perfect choice. The Logitech MeetUp is a professional webcam with an integrated full-range speaker system for great playback clarity and uses Logitechs RightSound technology to effectively capture speech around the room while suppressing unwanted background noise.

The 4K camera can automatically track movement and adjust to find the perfect room framing regardless how many people like to move around. There's even a 5x HD zoom to make sure the setup is also well suited for smaller groups or single users.

It's a pricey product, but for a business that needs to make frequent group broadcasts, the investment should prove itself worthy of such an expense.


What should you look for when buying a Logitech webcam?

In this bizarre new world of home working, you may feel a little overwhelmed when looking at webcams to buy – after all, all these cheap models on Amazon look the same right? Webcams are usually marketed with resolution (720p, 1080p, 4K, etc) and framerates because this is the most important factor for most people when buying a product, but there are many other considerations that make a webcam 'good' or 'bad'.

The first thing to consider is what you need your webcam for.

For working professionals or office staff, most conference calling software such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams will restrict your broadcast quality to 1080p resolution and 30fps to preserve bandwidth. Google meets goes a step further and restricts your quality to 720p as this is the standard resolution on most built-in laptop cameras.

If you're planning on using a webcam purely for these work-related calls then there isn't any point in buying a powerful 4k model as you simply won't see the benefit. The light and color detection will vary for each model though, so you'll still see a variance in recording quality depending on what webcam you buy.

For content creators such as YouTubers or Streamers, there is a range of powerful webcams available, with some reaching 4K resolution and 60fps for buttery smooth video. These webcams are overkill for occasional use, but with features like a variable field of view (or FOV) and adjustable resolution or and zoom, the extra cash could be a worthy investment in your hobby.

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Wherever possible, try and position yourself in front of natural lighting when you film. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

How to make your Logitech webcam look better

Even the most expensive webcam can look terrible if you don't take your environment into consideration. Lighting can make a cheap 720p webcam look almost HD, and this doesn't have to make a dent in your wallet.

Natural lighting is prized by photographers for being better than most expensive studio lights, so where possible try and record in front of a window. This will not only illuminate your features and make you pop against your background, but it'll illuminate background 'noise' – the fuzzy static effect seen when webcams are trying to film in low lighting conditions.

You can also replicate this using studio lights if you work in darker environments away from a window. You can also use cheap desk lamps in a pinch by directing them against a wall to reduce the harshing lighting and create a diffused appearance.

Always make sure your background looks nice. This doesn't mean you need to do anything fancy (unless you're a streamer and have the budget for some fancy LED lights and gamer swag), but you need to make sure you're the focus of the broadcast. Tidy up any mess, don't sit behind an open door and make sure you don't sit behind any other light sources. This will usually throw off the light sensors in your webcam and reduce your film quality.

Jess Weatherbed

Jess is TechRadar's Computing writer, covering hardware, PC gaming and peripherals. She also likes to dabble in digital art and can often be found playing games of both the PC and Tabletop variety, occasionally streaming to the disappointment of everyone.