One test I tried on every webcam was quickly moving my hand extremely close to the lens to see how its focus, white balance, and brightness reacted.
When I did this to the c920, the results were amazing; instead of the blurry, pink blob I was used to seeing, I could make out the details of my fingerprints.
The Logitech c920, and Logitech cameras in general, are really top-notch, but that quality comes at a premium that not everybody wants to pay.
High fidelity cameras are expensive to make, and the generic cameras that litter Amazon and Newegg are simply not worth it.
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Whether you’re an aspiring streamer, have a Skype interview coming up, or simply have friends abroad you want to keep in touch with, you’ll probably need a webcam at some point.
Anything cheaper will come with a distracting drop in quality, anything more expensive and you won’t notice enough of an improvement until you start shooting photos or video with a proper camera.
Unfortunately, when building a gaming PC, a webcam tends to be that component you only realize you’re missing after you need it.
There are a lot of webcams out there, and it’s hard to judge a camera’s quality without plugging it in and using it firsthand.
Since its replacement launched, the c920 usually sits in the price range of -.
That’s still expensive for a webcam, but it’s worth it for the noticeable jump in quality compared to anything close to it.