Indeed, if you aren’t expecting your location or lighting to change often, I would recommend fine-tuning the image settings for any webcam, as none of the auto-modes I used were entirely spot-on.
For a moment, I questioned whether or not the c920’s large frame size would actually be a problem for live streaming games.
Through all my testing, Logitech cameras were of a consistently higher quality than their competitors, but they were also more expensive.
The c525 and c615, Logitech’s mid-tier options, added more features and ease of use instead of increased camera quality, but the next step up, the Logitech c920, was clearly on a different level.
Time and time again, the c920 impressed me not just for the quality of its image in ideal conditions, but its consistent quality in all settings.The Microsoft Life Cam Studio is only cheaper but looks significantly worse, while the Logitech c930e has better, but comparable, video quality with a higher FOV and costs nearly more.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.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.Unfortunately, when building a gaming PC, a webcam tends to be that component you only realize you’re missing after you need it.That's a minor inconvenience, which Microsoft cameras avoid.Logitech's software is definitely worth downloading, though.All you have to do is look to see the difference in the c920’s picture quality.It has 1080p resolution with a large FOV, a sharp image, and a wide angle making everything about its picture look more camera than webcam.Even the best webcams are limited to 1080p while streaming and 720p while Skyping, and claims of high resolution can be a red herring marketing tool—it doesn’t matter if your phone can take 12 megapixel pictures if the camera is garbage, you’re just taking really big, bad pictures—but the c920 has a high-quality camera.The more recent c922 webcam was meant to replace the c920 in Logitech's line-up, but I'd still recommend the older model over it.