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Logitech Brings 720p And 1080p Capture To New Webcam Line

Logitech Brings 720p And 1080p Capture To New Webcam Line

We aren't sure if you've noticed, but HD video is "in." Nearly every major smartphone launching now has HD video recording, with the iPhone 4 even getting an iMovie app to edit all of that high resolution footage. Traditionally, PC webcams have lagged behind on the technology front. Most people have seemed satisfied with low-res VGA video chats for awhile now, with only those major Cisco teleprescence systems offering true HD conferencing.

The time to bring that tech into the consumer arena is now, with Logitech at the front of the pack. The company has today revealed a full lineup of HD webcams, including the new Vid HD and HD Pro Webcam C910. The whole line offers 720p video calling, Full HD 1080p video recording, one-click HD uploading to Facebook and YouTube and their own Fluid Crystal technology.

The C910 is quite possible the wildest consumer webcam we've seen, offering true 1080p capture with two stereo microphones and a super sleek profile. The C510 is a bit lower-end, but it offers 360-degree full-rotation so your entire family can say hello to the other side of the world. Bringing HD webcam tech to the masses are the C310 and C270, which are also detailed in full below. The C910 is still just $99.99, while the others start at $39.99; shipping starts this month in the U.S.

Every new Logitech HD webcam features Logitech Fluid Crystal technology, ensuring that each video call and recording offers crystal clear images with smooth, fluid motion and rich, true-to-life colors, even in the real world.

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 — HD in Every Way

Setting a new standard in quality, the top-of-the-line Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 not only lets you record video in stunning Full HD 1080p and make video calls in fluid HD 720p, but it also features crystal-clear stereo audio with two mics – one on either side of the webcam lens.

The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 presents a stunning, streamlined profile. At 25 millimeters deep, the exceptionally thin C910 webcam adds a modern minimalist touch to your laptop or desktop computer setup.

Logitech HD Webcam C510 For Portable HD Video Calling and Recording

If you prefer a webcam that can go wherever you go, the portable Logitech HD Webcam C510 — with its fold-and-go design — makes it easy to take your webcam with you. So whether you want to make a video call at home, at the hotel, or at the office, the C510 webcam will fold up and fit in your pocket for easy transport. Plus, the 360-degree full-rotation allows you to swivel the webcam around and include more people on your video calls and recordings.

Logitech also introduced two HD webcams at a price that everyone can afford: the Logitech® HD Webcam C310 and the Logitech® HD Webcam C270.

Logitech Vid HD — HD 720p Video Calls

Logitech Vid HD brings the HD video-calling experience full circle, because you can’t have a high-definition video call with an HD webcam unless you have software that can transmit two-way live video in HD.

So if you’ve been waiting for a simpler and better way to make a video call, Vid HD is the free, fast and easy way to make an HD video call — and it’s included with all new Logitech webcams, as well as available for free download at www.logitech.com/vid.

If you’re already using Logitech Vid™, you can upgrade to Vid HD and use it today with any HD-ready webcam.

One-Click Upload to Facebook and YouTube

In today’s world, social networking is an essential part of day-to-day life for millions, and video is an indispensable part of sharing your life with the people you care about. With Logitech’s new lineup of HD webcams, it’s a snap to record and upload HD videos to Facebook or YouTube. For your convenience, the included Magix™ photo and video editing software will help you polish the rough edges before your video goes viral. And the included picture and video gallery makes it easy to store your memories, too.

Taking Photos with Logitech HD Webcams

The new Logitech webcams make it easy to take a snapshot and e-mail them to your friends and family. The C910 webcam offers rich, 10-megapixel photos, the C510 webcam will create dazzling 8-megapixel snapshots, the C310 webcam takes crisp, clear 5-megapixel pictures and the C270 webcam will take 3-megapixel photos. (Highest-quality photos are software enhanced.)

Compatible with All Major Video-Calling Clients

All new Logitech HD webcams are Skype®-certified, optimized for Windows Live™ Messenger, and will work with the major video-calling clients, including Skype, Yahoo!® Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and Gmail™ Voice and Video Chat.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 is expected to be available in the U.S., Europe and Asia in August for a suggested retail price of $99.99 (U.S.). The Logitech HD Webcam C510 (SRP: $59.99 U.S.) is expected to be available in the U.S. in June and in Europe and Asia in August. The Logitech HD Webcam C310 (SRP: $49.99 U.S.) and the Logitech HD Webcam C270 (SRP: $39.99 U.S.) are expected to be available in the U.S. in June, in Europe in July, and in Asia in August. For more information on Logitech HD webcams, please visit www.logitech.com/webcams.


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But is it hardware accelerated? I've had an HD capture option for a while via webcam, but the computer itself was unable to keep up.

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Now this is something Im interested in buying.I,ve considered getting one of and on for a while just havent got around to it.But Im impressed with logitech new technology and probably am going for the 510 or the 910!! Most likely the 910. Very nice functions and abilitys in other word a new toy!

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Nice price for a Full HD webcam.

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If these are USB-3.0 devices then compatible systems will be able to keep up.

If they're USB-2.0 then a slower system may choke on them. They do have a nice price though.

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look forward to their release, Logitech has been a leader in this space for many years.

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Can you hook up one of those HD flipcams to your computer? Seems like that would be the better deal. Much more portable. This just seems kinda overkill for skype.

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