Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam Review
Logitech C930e 1080P Specs.
- Field of View: 90 degrees
- Mics: 2 omnidirectional
- Compression: H264
- HD Video Quality; 1080p
- Frees Up System Bandwidth
- Wider range of view for video conference
- Great value ,especially for vloggers
- Quality sound built in microphones
- Easy to setup with the OBS Studio.
- Very good resolution
- Software must be downloaded
Verdict about the Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam
I would say that having tried other less developed products of the same firm, this one is a remarkable improvement, and tome the highlight of the features that come with the Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam is the wide range that covers, making it especially desirable for vloggers and people that need it for videoconference. The resolution at 1080p is another factor that could make me choose this product, given that the quality of the images is really good.
The Logitech C930e, in my opinion is a great value for your money, because nowadays is very difficult to find webcams at the price that you can find the C930e on Amazon.
The conclusion is that the Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam is a camera that you won’t regret to buy.
The Logitech company, famous for gaming peripherals and video devices, has announced the new C930e webcam with H 0.264 SVC support and the UVC 1.5 video encoding standard.
We are therefore talking about a Full HD Logitech C930e dedicated to the professional environment and the Carl Zeiss certification for the lent highlights its great video quality.
Created with top quality materials, the camera has an image magnification of up to 4X and is optimized for use with Skype, Microsoft Lync, and other video conferencing programs.
Logitech Webcam C930e belongs to the category of flagship webcams, the creation of which engineers basically did not want to save even the smallest detail.
The Logitech C930e packaging is quite simple, and in addition to the webcam itself and a few manuals of the case, there are no surprises, also because its use is very simple: just connect it to the USB port of your PC, whether this is Windows or Mac, and the webcam it will immediately be ready to work with any program you use to record videos.
Video-Unboxing the Logitech C930e 1080p
Shooting is in full HD at 30 frames per second, with a very wide 90 field of view, more than the average webcam installed in laptops nowadays.
In this regard, the difference that most immediately leaps to the eye between the Logitech model and the competition is in the brightness and fidelity of the colors: so much more light but without loss of definition, and with more natural and realistic colors, especially on the subjects in the foreground, which is then the most typical use of a webcam. The result was a multifunctional device, high-quality and extremely user-friendly.
Logitech Webcam C930e is designed as a folding clip, which, firstly, greatly simplifies the transportation and storage of the device and, secondly, allows you to securely fix the camera on any surface. You can also mount the camera on a tripod that is purchased separately. A special protective shutter protects the lens from dust in those moments when the camera is not in use or in standby mode. A key feature of this model is a unique encoding system, which allows to significantly reduce the load on the channel when streaming video is transmitted, but it does not save on image quality.
Due to the wide viewing angle, autofocus and automatic adjustment of the light level Logitech Webcam C930e is perfect for video conferencing. Forget about how you had to step on each other's heels - now you can be anywhere in the camera, being firmly sure that you will be in the frame.
Design Of The Logitech C930e
The product has a black plastic frame measuring 101.6 x 27.94 x 27.94 mm and a pleasant oval design in which the central lens stands out. Beyond the shape, the webcam is quite simple: there is a company logo, in dark gray, and not much else. The USB-C 3.0 cable is detachable, allowing it to be replaced with one of our choices. The cable included in the package measures 1.5 meters and ends on one side with a USB Type-A plug intended for connection with a PC or notebook and on the other with a USB-C connector. The C930e also has a privacy cover that completely covers the main lens. Logitech has also included in the pack a resealable bag, a welcome detail for those who use the C930e on the go and do not want to carry it around in the bag without any protection.
Audio and video quality The audio and video quality is good, always considering that it is a webcam. It uses the proprietary RealLight 3 technology with HDR (High Dynamic Range) to adapt to any environment and was able to capture good images in different lighting conditions; obviously with the lowering of the ambient light the automatic compensation that the active software creates defects and video noise. The degraded image is especially noticeable when you put it in full screen, but if you view it in a small window, as usually happens, then you will always be satisfied with the quality.
The two omnidirectional microphones capture a clear and clean sound, with a high volume, which however tends to saturate if the voice is raised too much. Just remember to speak in a normal tone and everything will be fine.
Video-Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam Stream Quality
Usage scenarios for 4K Currently, there are not many possibilities to take advantage of the C930e 4K resolution. In fact, there are not many apps or services that stream in that resolution, not to mention that you need to have a 4K monitor to really appreciate the quality of the images, as well as Internet connectivity that allows streaming in 4K. DSC 4432 JPG Those with sufficient bandwidth could theoretically be streaming 4K on YouTube, and it is also possible to record locally in 4K and then upload the content to platforms that can handle content with that resolution. As for video chat, however, the only enterprise app that supports 4K is Vidyo.
Until then 4K support will not be widely available - and many people will be equipped with 4K monitors - the webcam's ability to capture ultra-high resolution footage is not immediately useful. Rather, it will be the 90 angles of view and the RealLight 3 technology with HDR.
Logitech C930e 1080p Software
It is possible to change the brightness, contrast, white balance, and color saturation parameters of the C930e through the Logitech Camera Settings app.Moreover, from the same app, it is possible to zoom and narrow the angle of view from the original 90 to 78 or 65. However, the software does not install automatically when connected to the webcam and must be downloaded from the official Logitech website. The background replacement function uses Personify technology instead and according to Logitech is still in beta, which is why the results are not always reliable. Therefore the function is not integrated into the app. If you want to use it, you need to download an additional driver to work. The webcam also supports different frame rates, depending on the resolution set: it is possible to record 4K video at 30 FPS, 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS and 720p at 30, 60 or 90 FPS.
Using the Windows Camera app to play videos, the one with 720p and 90 FPS resolution seemed more fluid than the 4K one, although obviously not as detailed. C930e uses an infrared camera to support login via facial recognition with Windows Hello, which has proven to work very well in any ambient lighting situation, in full light as in complete darkness.
Conclusions If you have the right budget and like to always have the latest product, then the Logitech C930e is the webcam for you. Currently, the ability to capture video in 4K has limited utility but HDR support allows for good image quality.