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15 Reasons For
User Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 380 user reviews the average user rating of this webcam is 88 out of 100.
Some people thought the product was good value for money. Two years ago Adrian Paul Miles said “Great value, good webcam” in his review of the Logitech C170. Adrian Paul Miles also mentioned “Very good price”. Alison B. said on Amazon “Excellent product for the price”.
Five people mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was a bargain for the price. Bulman wrote “Such a great webcam at such a bargain price too” in their review of this webcam and rated it as excellent. Three years ago Eng said on Amazon “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” in their review and rated it 4 stars. G. Mastrangelo mentioned in their review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “For the price a bargain” and scored it very highly.
One Logitech C170 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was cheap. Four years ago Dave wrote on Amazon “Yes its great, picture great sound great just generaly great and not to expensive”.
Good Product Quality
Some people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Easy to set up and good quality picture” and rated the product 4 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “It does the job very well and the quality is very good”. Amazon Customer also said “Great image and sound quality”.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. David Crombie mentioned in his Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Small and neat and easy to use” and gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars. Gypsy mentioned on Amazon “The C170 looked neat & un-obtrusive so I went for it & it is perfect” in their review of this webcam. Libera said in their review of the Logitech C170 on Amazon “A neat camera, with good sound”.
Two Logitech C170 reviewers considered that it was a good design.
A few Logitech C170 reviewers concluded that the product was good looking. Ivored rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The webcam is beautifully made and well packaged” in their review. Kevin Temasfieldt wrote “The Picture Quality Is Pretty Good”.
Some customers who bought it thought it was well made. Imho wrote “The built in PC microphone never worked properly with Skype” in their review of this webcam. Jaymac3 wrote “Well made and unobstrusive”. Letspumpiron wrote in their review of this webcam three years ago “Particularly impressed with how sensitive the built in microphone is”.
Some people who bought the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. John said “I've always been impressed with the durability, consistent updates” and gave it a very good review.
Easy to Use
Seven people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Owen mentioned “Easy to set up, i simply plugged in, loaded up Skype” in his review. Polly said in her Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Quality webcam for the price and easy to setup and use”. Sam mentioned on Amazon “Great quality, easy to set up and fits perfectly on multiple monitors” in his review of this webcam.
Six customers said in their reviews that the Logitech C170 was easy to use. Alison B. mentioned on Amazon “Excellent value; doesn't get in the way due to handy clip; delivered really quickly; easy to install” in her Logitech C170 review. Essexgurl mentioned in their review on Amazon “The clip holding the camera to the top of the monitor is simple to use & holds everything in place very well”. Laura gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said four years ago “Webcam is very easy to use, no need to download or install any drivers, just plugged it in”.
One customer said in their reviews that this webcam performed as expected.
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Good Sound Quality
Some people thought the product had a good microphone. Four years ago Barry Sumner gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The sound quality is impressive” in his Logitech C170 review. George B. Lloyd mentioned in his Logitech C170 review on Amazon “Nice little webcam with good picture and sound quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Libera wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon last year “With good sound and picture” and gave the Logitech C170 a very good rating.
Good Picture Quality
Several Logitech C170 owners agreed that the product produced a sharp image. Muffin_girl wrote on Amazon two years ago “Great picture and very crisp sound as” in their review of this webcam and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Several Logitech C170 reviewers reckoned that it produced clear images. Roboscott gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Gives a nice clear image and a definite speed increase over my previous cam”.
One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it produced a good quality image. Bollard wrote on Amazon “An overall 4 stars because this is better for image quality than my old Logitech C500” in their Logitech C170 review.
Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Logitech webcams and also specifically for Logitech medium megapixel webcams and found that in both cases Logitech had excellent ratings.
The C170 is one the top selling webcam currently available for sale.
A number of Logitech C170 reviewers wrote that the Logitech C170 was compact. Amazon Customer wrote last year “Compact design” in their review of the Logitech C170. Three years ago Bulman mentioned “It was small and compact and clipped onto my laptop quite easily”. Also three years ago C. Baker said “I now own 3 of these - they are well put together, compact & install with ease, with both an excellent quality camera”.
A few Logitech C170 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Henry Ford mentioned “Just like it states in the installation guide, you simply plug the C170 into a USB port” and scored it 80 out of 100. Mark Dk scored the Logitech C170 very highly and he said on Amazon four years ago “I didn't read the manual! Then it sat properly on top” in his review of this webcam.
One person who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Henry Ford said in his review of this webcam 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” and scored it 4 stars.
Unlike most of the other new webcams which are not USB powered, the Logitech C170 is USB powered.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Logitech C170 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec webcams that were released in the last year also have a built-in microphone.
6 Reasons Against
Not Mac Compatibility
The Logitech C170 is not mac compatibility. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were launched in the last year are also not mac compatibility.
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The highest video resolution of the Logitech C170 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution amongst all similar spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the C170.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across similar types of webcam.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
The Logitech C170 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C170 also do not have a night mode.
Does Not Have a Zoom Capability
Most recently released medium megapixel webcams do not have a zoom capability. The Logitech C170 is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.
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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The Logitech C170 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that came out in the last 12 months also do not have a snapshot button.
Not Full HD
The Logitech C170 is not full HD. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were released in the last year are also not full HD.
2 Other reasons to consider the Logitech C170
Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when Logitech released the C170.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams that were released around the same time as it.
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…
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…
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…
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…