I honestly thought that I could have gotten away with not buying a webcam during my time at the university. I did not see the point of a webcam other than communicating with others face to face and since I usually use the phone or a face-to-face meeting for communicating, I did not buy a webcam. This all changed last week when my Japanese teacher, Matsuhashi sensei, gave me an assignment where I had to video message a native Japanese speaker in Japan. I had bad experiences with webcams in the past. The video quality was horrible, the built in mic was barely audible, and software was difficult to use. I was more than a little hesitant to buy another webcam. I did remember that I bought a webcam last year for my little sister from Logitech. Since I enjoy Logitech’s products so much, I decided to purchase myself the c510 Logitech HD Webcam at Radioshack.
The specs can be found here. I also did read the specs on my video review of the c510, which can be found below. I strongly recommend viewing the video to see the actual quality of the camera as well as a detailed review.
The c510 HD webcam comes with three things: the webcam, a very comfortable pouch made from a mesh-like material, and free software that supports the camera experience.
Video and Picture Quality
If you haven’t seen my video review, take a look below. I was amazed and impressed by the video/photo quality. It was very clear, crisp, and delightful to use. With this camera, I will not have any trouble having others chat with me via Skype or any other webcam chat software. It is not the best video quality out there, but for $40-$50 it is a really good price.
I did not include the mic quality in my video review, so I quickly went back and tested it out. The quality was just as good, if not better than my Logitech H250 headset. If it only had an external speaker installed, then I might consider replacing my headset.
I did not expect any special software from the disc inside the packaging. On a whim, I installed the special software and was pleasantly surprised. It came with special filters, motion capture avatars, and other cool little features that will enhance your video capturing experience. Want a closer look? Take a look at the video below.
For most of my uses, the c510 HD webcam will fulfill most of my needs. I find the price cheap enough for a good quality webcam that I will use often. Logitech makes good products so I know the webcam will last for a while. I highly recommend this camera to anyone who is in the market for a good and reliable webcam.