Logitech Webcam Aimed At Social Networkers

  • 30 frames per second
  • 5 megapixel pictures
  • No HD video

Logitech is making a play for the social networking market with the release of its C170 webcam, which is compatible with the new Facebook Skype video calling service.

While this new service does not offer high definition video calling yet, Logitech’s webcams offer Facebook users a better overall user experience than standard embedded PC webcams. With its webcam, Logitech claims users get improved low light performance, sharper images, smoother video and richer colours.

It is designed with a universal clip to fit any laptop or desktop computer. It also has a built-in automatic noise-reduction that is designed to cut annoying choppiness and helps ensure that background noise won’t interfere with calls.

It features Logitech Fluid Crystal technology, which is said to give smoother video, sharper pictures, richer colour and clearer sound in real-world conditions. The webcam offers high-quality video calling, with a frame rate of up to 30 per second for cinematic picture quality and a video capture of 1024 x768 (XVGA) resolution. The webcam also takes software-enhanced, 5-megapixel pictures, offering a quicker way to keep in touch when there is no time for a video call.