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Logitech C905
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Logitech C905 Webcam

2MP 30fps 1600 X 1200 Jun 2009
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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6 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 59 user reviews the average user rating of this Logitech webcam is 76 out of 100.

Logitech Has Excellent Reviews for Its Webcams

Logitech low megapixel count webcams have excellent reviews on average and across all webcams Logitech is one of the top rated manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One Logitech C905 owner who reviewed this webcam thought it produced a good quality image.

Good Product Quality

One Logitech C905 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech C905 was good quality. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Excellent highdefinition image quality”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the C905, the Logitech C905 has a built-in microphone.

It may also be worth considering one of the other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech 960-000842-981-000094[plb_3238822_price], the LogiLink UA0161[plb_1756643_price], or the Thrustmaster Optical Glass[plb_1043509_price].

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1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Logitech C905 has a maximum video resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all low megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C905.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of webcam is 640 x 480 pixels.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Logitech C905 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the C905 also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The Logitech C905 is not USB powered, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C905 are also not USB powered.

If you want a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to consider the Samsung VG-STC2000[plb_1514076_price], the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000[plb_598566_price], or the HP KQ245AA[plb_1479494_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been available for more than two years, the Logitech C905 does not feature face tracking.

There are a number of other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to consider including the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000[plb_598566_price], the Thrustmaster Optical Glass[plb_1043509_price], or the Sweex WC350[plb_1842912_price].

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Not Mac Compatible

The Logitech C905 is not Mac compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the C905 are also not Mac compatible.

Webcams which are Mac compatible that might be worth considering include the Logitech C300[plb_446165_price], or the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD[plb_1350894_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the C905, the Logitech C905 does not have a snapshot button.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might also want to consider including the C250[pl_101761_price], or the C600[pl_497439_price] both from Logitech or the Tracer Gizmo[plb_1994550_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Logitech C905 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the C905 also do not have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000[plb_598566_price], the HP KQ245AA[plb_1479494_price], or the Samsung VG-STC2000[plb_1514076_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the C905 do not have a night mode. The Logitech C905 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a night mode that you might want to consider including the PLCM19[pl_101449_price], or the PLCM21[pl_101453_price] both from Pyle or the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams that have been around for around the same time as the C905 are not Full HD. The Logitech C905 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Thrustmaster Link[plb_1043506_price], the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD[plb_1350894_price], or the Logitech TV Cam HD[plb_1515821_price].

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3 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C905

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The Logitech C905 has a pretty average maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the C905.

There are a number of alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might also want to look at including the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price], the V7 Elite Webcam 2000[plb_683310_price], or the Logitech B500[plb_546296_price] which has better reviews.

Webcams with a higher maximum frame rate that might also be worth considering include the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] (60fps and higher rated), or the Konig CMP-WEBCAM3D10[plb_1343171_price] (60fps and higher rated).

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was over seven years ago when Logitech released the C905.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Plug and Play
Auto Focus
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
Built-In Flash
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Other Features
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Desktop Stand
Bundled Software
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Expert Reviews

Many new laptops come equipped with built-in webcams, but it's not yet a universal feature. According to reviewers, the Logitech Webcam C905 is the best webcam for laptop users, specifically... Read more…

Lightweight
Highly maneuverable mounting clip
Excellent highdefinition image quality
Highquality audio
Userfriendly software
Reports of Windows 7 compatibility issues

User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 January 2011 by S. Thomson

I purchased these in-ear-monitors (IEMs) about 6 months ago, but waited until now so I could review them based on more long-term impressions, since I feel that's always more useful when... Read more…

Reviewed 1 April 2009 by Rich

Headphones, & in particular, earphones are a tricky purchase. It is difficult to try before you buy & you are never quite sure what you are going to end up with, over priced tosh or a decent value... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2009 by Mr. T. D. Shillito

I'd been shopping around for a while trying to find some earphones I could use when playing the drums (for playing to my Ipod, click tracks etc), and after looking at bulky isolating headphones,... Read more…

Reviewed 2 September 2010 by Stabilized

I bought these recently as a replacement to my Shure SE210. I find them a much better headphone, they seemed to be much better designed and have better clarity and separation. I am extremely happy... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2010 by Doesmynamematter

I have owned Sennheiser PX100, CX300, Ultimate Ears Super Fi Pro, Denons IEMs 700something, Grados SR60. Now I own a pair of these and I am extremely happy. Unheard clarity and separation. It is... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 960000478
Barcodes 05099206015548

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