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Logitech C170 Webcam

5MP 640 X 480 Clip Feb 2016
Megapixel Count Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Mount Release Date
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16 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 380 user reviews this medium megapixel count webcam has an average user rating of 88%.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Logitech C170 reviewers reckoned that this webcam was good value for money. Adrian Paul Miles gave this webcam a rating of 4 stars and he said in December last year “Great value, good webcam”. Adrian Paul Miles also said “Very good price”. Alison B. wrote in her Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Excellent product for the price”.

A few Logitech C170 reviewers agreed that this webcam was a bargain for the price. Bulman said on Amazon “Such a great webcam at such a bargain price too” and scored it very highly. Eng gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “This item is good and is a bargain at the price I paid even if I did have to wait for it arriving from China”. Three years ago G. Mastrangelo mentioned “For the price a bargain”.

One customer reckoned that the product was cheap. Dave said in his review of this webcam three years ago “Yes its great, picture great sound great just generaly great and not to expensive” and scored it very highly.

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Robust

Several Logitech C170 owners agreed that it was well made. Two years ago C. Baker mentioned in their review of this webcam on Amazon “I now own 3 of these - they are well put together, compact & install with ease, with both an excellent quality camera”. Imho mentioned on Amazon “The built in PC microphone never worked properly with Skype” in their review. Jaymac3 wrote on Amazon three years ago “Well made and unobstrusive” in their Logitech C170 review.

A few customers who purchased the Logitech C170 considered that it was strong and durable. Three years ago John mentioned “I've always been impressed with the durability, consistent updates” in his review.

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Nice Design

Several customers who bought the Logitech C170 agreed that it was neat. David Crombie wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon three years ago “Small and neat and easy to use”. In the same month Gypsy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The C170 looked neat & un-obtrusive so I went for it & it is perfect”. This month Libera mentioned “A neat camera, with good sound” in their review of this webcam.

A few Logitech C170 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. This month Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Compact design” in their Logitech C170 review.

Two Logitech C170 owners who purchased the Logitech C170 reckoned that it was good looking. Two years ago Ivored mentioned on Amazon “The webcam is beautifully made and well packaged”. Kevin Temasfieldt wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “The Picture Quality Is Pretty Good” and scored it 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some Logitech C170 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said “Easy to set up and good quality picture” . Owen said on Amazon “Easy to set up, i simply plugged in, loaded up Skype” and scored it 5 stars. Last year Polly said on Amazon “Quality webcam for the price and easy to setup and use” in her review of the Logitech C170 and gave the Logitech C170 a score of 4 stars.

Some customers agreed that the Logitech C170 was easy to use. Last year Alison B. mentioned “Excellent value; doesn't get in the way due to handy clip; delivered really quickly; easy to install”. Essexgurl said in their review of the Logitech C170 “The clip holding the camera to the top of the monitor is simple to use & holds everything in place very well”. Laura said on Amazon “Webcam is very easy to use, no need to download or install any drivers, just plugged it in” in her review of the Logitech C170 and gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it performed as expected.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-three Logitech C170 reviewers considered that the product was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “It does the job very well and the quality is very good”. Amazon Customer also said “Great image and sound quality”. Amazon Customer also wrote “I wasn't actually after a high quality camera, just needed something with a mic”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Logitech C170 owners who purchased it thought it produced a sharp image. Muffin_girl wrote “Great picture and very crisp sound as” in their Logitech C170 review and scored the product 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed it wrote that it produced clear images. In December last year Roboscott rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon “Gives a nice clear image and a definite speed increase over my previous cam” in their Logitech C170 review.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it produced a good quality image. Bollard said “An overall 4 stars because this is better for image quality than my old Logitech C500”.

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Good Sound Quality

Several customers thought this webcam had a good microphone. Barry Sumner mentioned “The sound quality is impressive”. George B. Lloyd rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review “Nice little webcam with good picture and sound quality”. This year Libera wrote in their review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “With good sound and picture”.

Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

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

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Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the C170 is one the most popular webcam currently available for sale.

Good Size

A few Logitech C170 owners who reviewed this webcam thought it was compact. Bulman mentioned “It was small and compact and clipped onto my laptop quite easily” in their review of the Logitech C170. Jayson scored the product 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “It is compact and too big”.

Good Support

Some people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Henry Ford said in his review of this webcam in December last year “Just like it states in the installation guide, you simply plug the C170 into a USB port”. Three years ago Mark Dk said in his review of the Logitech C170 “I didn't read the manual! Then it sat properly on top” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Logitech C170 owner reckoned that the Logitech C170 was good in terms of USB connections. Henry Ford wrote on Amazon “It checks that the correct USB driver has been installed, which begs the question why has Logitech made the process so complicated, when installing the device on a Windows 8.1 set-up” in his review of the Logitech C170 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

USB Powered

The Logitech C170 is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other new medium megapixel count webcams are not USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Logitech C170 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that came out in the last year also have a built-in microphone.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C310[plb_3364852_price].

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on comparable spec webcams that were released in the last year.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £2.88

The C170 has increased in price by £2.88 in the last 17 days.

Not Mac Compatible

The Logitech C170 is not Mac compatible. Most of the other similar spec webcams that came out in the last year are also not Mac compatible.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Logitech C170 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all recently released webcams.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across comparable types of webcam.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Logitech C170 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C170 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Logitech C170 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C170 also do not have a snapshot button.

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Not Full HD

The Logitech C170 is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for the last year are also not Full HD.

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1 Other reason to consider the Logitech C170

Released Ten Months Ago

Logitech released the C170 ten months ago.

Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Video Resolution
Plug and Play
Photo Feature
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
Other Features
USB Powered
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(213)
Reviewed 25 July 2013 by Ldsanonymous
Ldsanonymous would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)

Really the only reason I purchased this webcam was for video chats on the web. I use Skype mostly but occasionally some other videos chat sites. People always want to see what you look like, so I... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2012 by GrizGrover
GrizGrover would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170

This is a great little webcam. Worked as plug and play without installing any special software. The USB connector makes it convenient to use with desktop or laptop computers. Very good value for... Read more…

Reviewed 19 December 2013 by Denerys1969
Denerys1969 would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)

Wanted a Web cam with audio to Skype with family out of state, and regularly see my new grandchild. Excellent value for the product. The video quality is great, as is the audio. I would recommend... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2013 by ColoradoJerry
ColoradoJerry would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170 (Verified Purchase)

Installed and downloaded software in minutes, and the web cam works great. Nice Product...

Reviewed 28 September 2012 by FLcammer
FLcammer would recommend the Logitech Webcam C170

The software and camera were very easy to install - instructions were very short but understandable. The cam is very light weight and has a great depth of field and angle of view. Gets a decent... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers logitech c170, logitech c170w, logitech c170we, logitech 055760, logitech n955268, logitech p235502, logitech 640x480, logitech c170web, logitech c64czs00, logitech vp231898, logitech n955268w, logitech c64cza00, logitech p235502p, logitech 640x480p, logitech 960000760, logitech 960000759, logitech 640x480px, logitech 960000880, logitech 960001066, logitech 640x480pxl, logitech saverpoint
Barcodes 05099206064232, 50992060642311

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