Logitech C525 HD Webcam Review
We feel a little like Goldilocks when we gather information for our webcam reviews – some offer too much, some offer too small – but Logitech HD Webcam C525 is almost right. This webcam has a collection of useful features that don’t push the price or physical size into complicated ranges.
It starts with HD video quality, streaming at full 720p. That is not as good as the 1080p camera we saw, but we are quite happy with the quality of the video that we got with this webcam. Stills resolution is also quite good, which is 8 megapixels.
Part of what is done to make images look right is Logitech’s Fluid Crystal technology, an algorithm that automatically adjusts frame rates, colors, and sharpness to counteract things that can damage good video, including lousy lighting.
The effect is charming. Add some funny glasses to your face or let the shark avatar speak for you. Options also include balloon hats, mullets, Santa masks, insect eyes, cat noses, and more. The effect adds to the way to personalize your internet calls in a unique way. You can set your environment to make it look like you are mixing in a pool of water, written on a blackboard, or coming out of a comic book.
The settings are straightforward – position the webcam, install the software, and connect the camera to the USB port. We love how this unit can rotate in full 360 degrees. It also collapses into a compact size and shape. You can quickly put it in your travel gear so you can stay connected even on the most extended trip.
Logitech customer support absolutely good but not perfect. We always choose to have a live chat option, but we receive excellent feedback via email. The company also offers telephone contacts.
What we want from a webcam is exceptional video quality and worry-free communication with friends and family in a concise, affordable, and fun package. Even with a few minor drawbacks, including the lack of widescreen capture, Logitech brings these things with the C525.
- No audio effects
- It lacks wide-screen capture
- The video effects are so much fun to use
- Offer a nice way to personalize your communications
Conclusion > The Logitech HD Webcam C525 gathers some great-looking video and is travel ready and fun to use.
Logitech C525 HD Webcam Specification
|USB Type||USB 2.0|
|Lens and Sensor Type||Plastic|
|Optical Resolution||2MP, True, 8MP Software enhanced|
|Diagonal Field of View (FOV)||69°|
|Image Capture (4:3 SD)||320×240, 640×480, 2MP, 8.0MP|
|Image Capture (16:9 W)||360p, 480p, 720p|
|Video Capture (4:3 SD)||320×240, 640×480, 2MP|
|Video Capture (16:9 W)||360p, 480p, 720p|
|Frame Rate (max)||30fps@640×480|
|Video Effects (VFX)||N/A|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Yes|
|Tripod Mounting Option||No|
|Universal Clip Adjustability (range)||48.94mm|
|Cable Length||5 Feet, 150 CM|
- Windows® 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7
- macOS® 10.10 or later
- Chrome OS™
- Android™ v 5.0 or above
- USB port
- Internet access
1 GHz = CPU Minimum
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2Duo = CPU Minimum
|Camera||40.4mm (1.59 inch)||68.5mm (2.69 inch)||31.75mm (1.25 inch)||88g (3.12 ounce)|
Logitech C525 HD Webcam Manual
Getting Started Guide.pdf
Logitech C525 HD Webcam Software & Drivers