In the era of live streaming and video conferences, the webcam has become a more essential hardware for every digital citizen. For years, Logitech’s C920 webcam was among the most preferred by professional streamers and avid webcam users.
This year, they upgraded their trusty model and released its latest iteration, the C922. Here’s our hands-on review of the device:
Built and Design
The C922 looks exactly the same as the C920, only that it carries the updated 2015 Logitech logo.
Using the L-shaped lip/joint underneath the webcam’s body, you can easily attach the camera to a thick-bezel monitor. It may be a bit challenging to attach on an ultra-thin monitor, but you can always mount it on a tripod.
This camera is basically a plug-and-play device and doesn’t take a lot to set up. All you need is one open USB port for connection and the PC will automatically read the driver once the camera is connected. Set up time takes only about two minutes and you can go to the camera application to start using it.
Logitech offers really good picture quality where you can stream at 720p at 60 frames per second in a well-lighted room. But if you like to set up your streaming room with dark/neon lighting, this camera will still give you good results.
If you’re looking for a webcam to use for Skype/Zoom calls, the C922 is really your best choice as it also offers background removal without requiring a green screen through the Personify ChromaCam software, which utilizes its “Intelligent Shape Recognition” that removes anything in the background that it doesn’t recognize as human.
However, the system is nowhere near perfect yet as it still tends to clip off hair or parts of the neck and face even if you’re in a well-lit setting, so it’s still best to find a decent background if you can.
Accessibility and Support
The Logitech C922 works well with Windows 7, 8, and 10, Mac OS X 10.9, Chrome OS, and Android 5.0 and above. It also works instantly with XSplit and OBS out of the box. Take note, though, that the Personify ChromaCam only works with Windows 8 and 10, and with OBS 32-bit.
For the price of PHP 6,490, the Logitech C922 is a great option both for streamers and video conference users, considering that there aren’t really a lot of good quality webcams out there and some would just prefer to use their mobile phones with better quality.
However, the great advantage of choosing the Logitech C922 versus a mobile phone is the ease of use as this is essentially a plug-and-play device.
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