The C920 has been around since 2012, and it doesn’t include fancy, high-end features like 4K video, 60 fps recording, or Windows Hello face authentication.
But there’s still no better webcam for the basics, and price drops have only improved the C920’s value—you can usually find it for or less today, a significant drop from the 0 it cost when it was released.
In a previous round of testing, we tested (and dismissed) Logitech’s C930e and Microsoft’s Life Cam Cinema.
Its mount also folds around the camera to protect the lens, making the C615 a better portable option than the C920.
If you regularly use your webcam to stream to sites like You Tube or Twitch, and want to be able to put smooth 60 fps video of yourself on top of your 60 fps game footage, you’ll like Logitech’s C922x Pro Stream Webcam.
A good webcam for most people should meet all of these basic criteria, which we used as guidelines for our research: Five of the webcams we tested met or exceeded all of our requirements, and they were all from Logitech: the Brio, C922x, C920, C615, and C525.
We also evaluated the Logitech C270, which lacks autofocus but meets our other requirements and costs only $20.
Its video—1080p at 30 frames per second—was crisp and clear in our testing, and the autofocus and auto white balance features worked better than those of any of the other webcams we tested.
Logitech introduced the C920 back in 2012, and there’s still nothing better for the price.
We have a new pick for game streamers: Logitech’s C922x Pro Stream Webcam.
It can record 60 fps at 720p (up from the standard of 30 fps), comes with a tripod, and has a fun background replacement feature.
Andrew Cunningham has spent more than six years writing about PCs and other gadgets for Anand Tech and Ars Technica, and before that he spent five years in IT helping people buy the best tech for their needs.
Kimber Streams has written about tech for six years and been a PC expert for The Wirecutter for more than three years.
If you need a less-expensive option, or something you can take with you, we recommend the Logitech HD Webcam C615.