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Logitech C525
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Logitech C525 Webcam

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8MP Sep 2012
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Face Tracking Release Date
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Logitech C525 REVIEW
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One Industry Award

This full HD webcam was given a "Silver" award by Hardware.info who wrote that this webcam was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, ereviews.dk, Les Numeriques.com and firstpost.com this webcam has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

C525 owners on average rated this webcam as superb. This means that owners think this full HD webcam is one of the better webcams of a comparable age and type.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Aanda mentioned in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Good value product”. Aanda also wrote “Excellent value webcam with good image resolution”. Abcd Books said on Amazon in the same month “Happy with my purchase, good price and fab delivery”.

Some people who reviewed the product wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Ahhbisseto said on Amazon two years ago “The camera's very high quality for just being a fairly cheap webcam”. Four years ago Azz545 said in their review of this webcam “Very clear for this price you cant beat it tock me while to find one that i thought was good at a cheap price this is the one i picked”. Also four years ago Darek said on Amazon “Pretty good for a cheap webcam” in their Logitech C525 review.

Several customers agreed that it was cheap. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and wrote “Not too expensive” in their Logitech C525 review. Jim wrote on Amazon “Certainly an excellent budget webcam”.

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Good Picture Quality

Six Logitech C525 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image. Fvanterp scored it very highly and mentioned in their review “This is a great camera! The images are really sharp and I”. Gpzwaz gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Good product, sharp picture, easy to install” in their review. J. said on Amazon “Image sharp and clear” in their Logitech C525 review and scored it 5 stars.

A few Logitech C525 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it produced a good quality image. Two years ago Maarten scored the Logitech C525 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Impressive image quality”. Piotr Wlodarczyk mentioned in their review on Amazon in the same month “The image quality is really nice - you will get a clear 720p video that's enhanced with Logitech built-in automatic post processing” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “The Logitech C525 webcam boasts image quality worthy of a high-end model”.

One person who purchased the product thought it had good colour saturation. Christopher Riley he wrote on Amazon three years ago “The image quality is lovely, strong colours”. One person said that the Logitech C525 produced clear images. Naomi Tate wrote three years ago “Great clear image” in her review of this webcam.

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Easy to Use

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Logitech C525 was easy to use. Amy said on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use”. In February last year Average Joe said in their review “* Clever and practical mounting stand- protective case combination” and rated the product as very good. J. B. Whycer wrote in their review of this webcam “Supported with Logitech's excellent webcam software to control it” and gave this webcam a very good review.

A number of Logitech C525 reviewers agreed that this webcam was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon four years ago “Was extremely easy to set up and required no separate drivers even on XP Professional” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Barry Thompson gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this webcam “Good quality and easy to set up and use, altough the mounting clip could be a little more secure (fine for most screens though”. Budge mentioned in their review of this webcam “It's fairly simple to set-up!” .

Some customers who purchased the product considered that it performed as expected. Vennwood rated this webcam as excellent and wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Excellent quality and does what it says on the tin”.

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Robust

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was well made. Ab said on Amazon three years ago “Really handy if you haven't got a webcam built in to your PC or laptop”. Alexandra C mentioned on Amazon “LOVE that it has a mic built in, so I didn't need to buy one of those too” in her review of this webcam and rated it 80 out of 100. Elaglegin scored this webcam 5 stars and mentioned “Quality of image is excellent, has built in microphone”.

One person said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Bronek gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars and said in their Logitech C525 review on Amazon “Great camera good quality, robust package”. One person who purchased it said that it was reliable. Mr. Rp mentioned in their Logitech C525 review on Amazon “Does the job and seems reliable”.

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Nice Design

Some Logitech C525 owners who reviewed the Logitech C525 agreed that it was good looking. Anonyfinn mentioned “If you can afford more and want video quality starting from around the 'pretty good' mark, I would avoid this one” but in spite of that they gave the Logitech C525 a score of 40 out of 100. Average Joe said in their review of the Logitech C525 last year “Crisp and beautiful looking picture (Note that your picture quality might be severely reduced in quality during skype conversations” . Three years ago David Nutt gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “It fulfils it's purpose beautifully”.

Two customers thought this webcam was smooth. Harry said “A lot depends on my & my friend's internet connection for how smooth the visuals are” in his Logitech C525 review and scored the Logitech C525 very highly. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned in their Logitech C525 review “Logitech recommends that you have an Internet connection of at least 1 mbps for smooth video chat”.

A number of people thought this webcam was neat. Two years ago Jason Taylor mentioned on Amazon “It folds away neatly Into itself” and gave this webcam an excellent review score.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought the Logitech C525 thought it was good quality. Ab mentioned in their review on Amazon “Decent picture and good sound quality” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Abdulwahid gave it an excellent review and wrote “Awesome video quality and audio” in their review of the Logitech C525. Two years ago Ahhbisseto gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their Logitech C525 review “Good video quality, very sensitive microphone, sturdily built”.

Good Sound Quality

Some Logitech C525 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had a good microphone. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Good sound and clear video”. C. Hanna gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A check using my desktop revealed excellent picture and sound quality - really amazing when you consider the size of the unit, I love the clever way it folds up” in their review of the Logitech C525. Chris B. mentioned “Appears to pick up voices successfully even at normal monitor viewing distances - it doesn't need to be right on top of you for decent audio” in his Logitech C525 review.

Good Technical Features

Some customers wrote that the Logitech C525 had good features. Amy Thompson said in her review of the Logitech C525 on Amazon “You can also download free software to use the zoom in features and is brilliant for broadcast”. Three years ago M. D. Gibson said in their review of the Logitech C525 on Amazon “It works fine and has lots of facilities”. Maja R said “Also, very useful features, are a auto zoom” in their review of this webcam.

Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Logitech webcams and also specifically for Logitech full HD webcams and found that in both cases Logitech had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

A number of customers concluded that it was compact. Max wrote in his review “The camera is much more compact than it appears in the adverts for it, sits very unobtrusively on my screen” . Sue Pont said on Amazon three years ago “Neat compact and a good strong base or clipping device”. Expert website Firstpost.com said “A compact folding stand and new Logitech webcam software that offers entertaining photo” in their Logitech C525 review and scored the product 4 stars.

Best Seller

The C525 is a popular choice of webcam according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Connectivity

A number of people said in their reviews that the Logitech C525 was good in terms of USB connections. Azz545 said on Amazon “Glad i did its great the usb cable is fairly long” in their review. Thomas Desodt wrote on Amazon “The USB microphone is surprisingly effective (also according to people on the other end of my skype line”.

A number of Logitech C525 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Five years ago Science Guy gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Logitech C525 on Amazon “* Requires consistent, fast broadband Internet connection for constant HD video transmission”.

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Good Support

A number of people who bought this webcam agreed that it had good technical guidance. Cled96 wrote “Very good camera, good picture, instructions hard to follow, could have been made for people not to high-tec” in their review. M. D. Gibson wrote on Amazon “Fitting is simple and instructions are precise” in their review of the Logitech C525.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Logitech C525 owners who reviewed this webcam mentioned that it was noisy. Anthony Sims he wrote on Amazon “Higher res webcams from Logitech were just too much money for the extras.I have not used the mic, instead a noise cancelling Bluetooth headset does the trick”.

Has a Motion Detector

The Logitech C525 has a motion detector, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this age and type do not have a motion detector.

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Features Face Tracking

The Logitech C525 features face tracking, unlike most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the C525 which do not feature face tracking.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Logitech C525 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other full HD webcams that are a comparable age to the C525 also have a built-in microphone.

Other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might want to consider include the Logitech C310 which is cheaper; or the Logitech QuickCam (£20.40) which has better reviews.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams of this age and spec.

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Windows 8 Windows Operating Systems Supported

The Logitech C525 supports a newer Windows operating systems support than most webcams of a similar spec and age to it. This webcam supports a Windows 8 windows operating systems supported, whereas most comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago support a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 windows operating systems supported. The best Windows operating systems support of all webcams that were released around the same time as the C525 is Windows 8 Pro and the worst is Windows 98SE.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Mac Compatibility

The Logitech C525 is not mac compatibility, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the C525 are also not mac compatibility.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Logitech C525 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst video resolution amongst all full HD webcams that came out around the same time as the C525.

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

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Logitech C525 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C525 also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the C525, the Logitech C525 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Logitech C525 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the C525 also do not have a snapshot button.

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Quite Short Cable Length

At only 1.5 meters, the Logitech C525 has a fairly short cable length compared to most of the other full HD webcams that have been available for around the same time as the C525. Webcams that are a similar age to the C525 have cable lengths of between 1m and 3.4m.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Diagonal Field of View
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Motion Detector
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Cable Length
Packaging Data
Manual
AC Adapter Included

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Manufacturer Part Numbers logitech c525720, logitech 1280x720, logitech c525720p
Barcodes 00000960000721, 00012098253459, 00012300070096, 00012303264911, 00021111269575, 00031111216288, 00031111945416, 00079531730878, 00088021285224, 00100177370408, 00115970741430, 00163120265596, 00163120602582, 00400002345473, 00617407427417, 00631058201080, 00638084718421, 00640206659741, 00777782115719, 00778889279199, 00801593251066, 00801940088574, 00803982728586, 00804993514069, 00805100141642, 00806293540885, 00807030509851, 00809185829006, 00809186285665, 00809302034337

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