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Logitech 2 MP HD Webcam C600 with Built-in Microphone

October 26, 2010 by  
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  • Includes new Logitech Vid software—dramatically simplifies video calling
  • Premium glass lens and 2-megapixel sensor for sharp, smooth video and vibrant photos up to 8-megapixels
  • HD video recording captures detailed 16 x 9 widescreen video at 720p
  • RightLight2 Technology adjusts brightness for perfect images, even in dim light or backlight conditions
  • High quality built-in microphone with RightSound Technology for ultra-clear conversations

Product Description
The Logitech 2 MP Webcam C600 lets you delight in the details. A 2-megapixel sensor and glass lens deliver fluid video and 8-megapixel snapshots. HD video offers detailed, 16×9 widescreen video at 720p. Video calling is free, fast, and easy with Logitech Vid. Logitech RightLight 2 technology intelligently adjusts to produce the best images, even in dim or backlit settings. With Logitech Video Effects, you can personalize your conversations by choosing from hundreds … More >>

Logitech 2 MP HD Webcam C600 with Built-in Microphone


5 Responses to “Logitech 2 MP HD Webcam C600 with Built-in Microphone”
  1. Watch Video Here: This is me talking on the webcam and playing around with some of the special effects.

    Here’s a few pointers from Logitech’s website:

    “Vid doesn’t currently connect with Windows Live Messenger(tm), AIM®, Yahoo! ® Messenger, or Skype(tm). But there’s nothing that would prevent you from using other IM and calling services in addition to Vid on the same computer.”

    And of course, the computer requirements:

    “Vid works with Windows XP, Microsoft(tm) Vista, or Windows 7. We recommend a CPU that’s 2.5GHz or faster.

    Macintosh: Vid works with Tiger 10.4.11 or higher, Leopard 10.5.0 or higher, Safari 3.0 or newer and we recommend a G4 1GHz or faster processor. And of course, Vid can work with Intel Processors as well.

    Other operating systems: Sorry we don’t have a version of Logitech® Vid for Linux.”

    Also, for Playstation 3 owners – this cam works for chat sessions and games like Burnout Paradise!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. L. Kornblum says:

    I already have another Logitech webcam, the Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 (Formerly QuickCam Pro 9000). When I plugged the C600 webcam in to my computer (an HP desktop with Vista 64-bit) the drivers installed quickly, and the webcam was ready to use within a few seconds.

    It worked perfectly, giving excellent 2 megapixel videos and 8 megapixel photos. In switching between this webcam and the Pro 9000, it was almost impossible for me to discern a difference in the picture quality. I think the color with the Pro 9000 is a bit more accurate, but the sharpness on both cameras is excellent. The only differences I can find are these:

    (1) the C600 has a “premium glass lens” (no maker is specified), while the Pro 9000 has a “Carl Zeiss lens system”

    (2) the Pro 9000 has an autofocus feature; the C600 does not (however, the focus on the C600 seemed as good as the Pro 9000′s)

    (3) the C600 is a much lighter plastic and a different shape; the Pro 9000 seems much sturdier

    As of my review date, Amazon gives a 27% discount on the Pro 9000 and none on the C600, making the higher quality Pro 9000 less expensive than the C600. I have no reservations about recommending the C600, but as long as the C600 costs more than (or is the same as) the Pro 9000, I’d opt for the Pro 9000.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Thomas Duff says:

    Through Amazon Vine, I recently received a review unit of the Logitech Webcam C600. Of all the webcams I’ve owned and used, this is probably the best of all of them. They don’t work and perform much better than this.

    As with most Logitech items, the install was painless. Put the CD in, plug in the camera when the prompt comes up, and you’re pretty much done. There’s an option to Logitech’s video mail service, but I passed on that one as I have far too many other mail services already.

    When I started the camera, I was impressed with both the video and sound quality. The video ranges from small standard def sizing to full-screen high-def video. And with their face-tracking feature, you can actually move around a bit in front of the camera and stay centered in the picture. The sound was even more of a surprise. I was able to get excellent recording quality with the cam sitting a normal distance from where I’d be sitting. I even had a fair amount of residual background noise, and it didn’t distract or overrun the volume and quality of the playback. Very nice…

    There were a couple of nice features in the actual hardware, also. The base features the fold-out stand that allows you to prop the camera up on a variety of video screens. But it also folds flat enough that you can set it on a desk without it falling over. The top part of the camera has a flip-down privacy cover, which is highly convenient. You just slide it down over the lens, and you are assured of complete privacy from inadvertent viewing.

    I would highly recommend the Logitech Webcam C600 for anyone who was in the market for one. For the price and feature set, it’s hard to beat.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. J.D.P. says:

    I’m sure like others that have found out, the quest for a good webcam can lead to a lot of dead ends. One that kept popping up on my radar screen is the mid level Logitech C600. The thing that appealed to me primarily were the simple features. With a two tone black finish, the glass lens C600 is packed with an attached 6′ USB cable, software CD, instructions and a two year product warranty.

    The expandable clip easily attaches to my LCD monitor or it can free stand on the desk. I found that the webcam installs perfectly with or without the enclosed Logitech software. Just plug and play. It paired well with both Meebo and Google’s Gmail “G Chat” without stalling or interruptions. Another plus is, it paired well with both my desktop and laptop.

    I was very impressed by the clarity and sharpness of image transmission. The microphone picks up even the faintest of whispers. The jury is out on the product’s RightLight technology. I did not see that much difference in lighting over my older Logitech webcam. The manually operated privacy shutter is a nice add on.

    The much hyped Logitech video calling network software package with its special effects and avatars is probably an okay add on for some but not for us. Personally I find it too intrusive. As I have mentioned earlier, its not required to get the webcam up and running. Other chat networks work fine without it.

    Overall for the price and features, I find the Logitech C600 Webcam to be a step up over other internet communication tools in the same category. The C600 delivers on the basics and more.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Bob Feeser says:

    Watch Video Here: I am impressed with the quality of the video that is created by the C600. The model above this one the Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 / QuickCam Pro 9000 seems to be the top seller at the moment here at Amazon. It has auto focus and the Carl Zeiss ultra-wide angle lense; however this C600 provides you with clear focus with an incredible depth of field, even without the autofocus feature. I couldn’t find any aperture, or digital equivalent specs, but in the old world, a super small aperture would create the greatest depth of field, and that is what this camera does. It is clear right up close, and if you look at a video, either a movie or still shot, the items deep into the background, even 30 feet away are also very clear. So you could say it has the ultimate autofocus; one that doesn’t have to adjust. The mounting capabilities are well designed also; they enable you to easily park it on top of your laptop, or desktop screen, or fold the brackets over, and make a counter top portable cam out of it. (Use a USB extension cable if you need more length. It comes with over a yard of cable already.

    I am very pleased with the video quality, and since that has been covered so well in the other reviews, I thought I would expound on one feature that I find worthwhile. Most people are camera shy. They may be hesitant to purchase a web cam that is going to invade their “privacy”. Built into the included Logitech Web Cam software is a feature called masks. They have an assortment of masks that you can quickly click on, and the other party will hear your clear voice, but see a funny face, such as a cat or a dog etc. with your eyes and mouth in it, and not be able to see the rest of you. You may have seen these types of video effects on Conan Obrien. They also have a privacy shade that you can project, for example a beach scene so you can not be heard or seen. If the party on the other end of the video want to project their image to you, you will then have an, I can see you but you can’t see me, but hear me scenario. On the days when you are presentable, or have someone who is a family member let’s say, you can turn on the live camera, and see it all. Another feature that is called “Fun Filters” enables you to create a blur or effect, which is once again, another way to create a level of privacy.

    The included movie took only a few minutes to create. The Logitech Web Cam software and the included Logitech Vid software which enables you to phone a friend, and have what is actually free phone service using your internet connection, both are both very intuitive and easy to use. I right off the cuff created the 3 clips individually, using the dog face, the cat face, and then the man in the sky face, and then simply opened them up in the Windows Movie Maker application that comes free with the Windows operating system. That too is so intuitive, that within a few minutes I had a finished production, and then spent a few more minutes editing the title. The whole thing adds up to a very creative, fun, exciting, and enjoyable experience; the kind of thing that you wouldn’t hesitate to email to a friend, and even bother to make up a new one on the fly just for them.

    Installing the web cam and software couldn’t be easier. The application allows you to fine tune the quality level. The level of quality capability is contingent upon your computers performance. The factory default settings allow this web cam to provide a very nice level of quality, and work on most any machine. Check for minimum system requirements if you have a question about that.

    All in all the C600 is a very nice web cam. Comparing it to the Pro model that is a few years older in design, whereas the C600 is a newer entree, the pro model is outselling it right now, due to its current slightly lower selling price, it has a Carl Zeiss ultra-wide angle lense, and this one has Logitech’s own high quality glass (unlike the cheapest model which uses plastic). They both have 2.0 MP 1600 x 1200 pixels video and 8.0 MP photo quality. I don’t have the pro model for doing a side by side comparison, so I can’t really comment on that, but I have to say, I am super pleased with the C600 and would recommend it to anyone.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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