Logitech C922 Pro Webcam Review/Test

When researching camera's for your youtube channel, it can be overwhelming. There are $1,000 DSLRs, $800 Mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lens systems, 20+ megapixel sensors, and hundreds more features that you will never use. Well, Logitech has made the search for your first camera much easier with their new webcam, the Logitech C922.

This camera is nearly identical to their prior high end webcam, the C920, but there are some differences. The first thing you can tell is that there is a slightly improved microphone. Secondly, you will notice a very slight improvement in sharpness. The third and most drastic change is that this thing claims to do background replacement without a green screen 

If you are interested in this microphone, it will set you back $100 on Amazon

What's In the Box

  1. Webcam
  2. Desktop Tripod (if you order C922 ommitted with C922x)
  3. Three month X-Split license (Six-Month license with C922x)
  4. Documentation

Specifications

  1. 1080p 30fps
  2. 720p 60fps
  3. Background Replacement
  4. Stereo Microphone

Performance / Features

The build quality of this webcam is nearly identical to the C920. It has a standard plastic build, but it feels fairly durable. It has a mounting system that allows you to mount it on top of your monitor or laptop screen as well as a tripod mount. The desktop tripod is nothing special, it has standard expandable legs, and a ball mount so you can adjust the angle of your camera. 

The image quality on this camera is great for a $100 webcam. It has slightly improved sharpness when compared to the prior C920 and can absolutely function as your primary youtube camera. When shooting at 1080p you can shoot up to 30fps which looks great. If you're doing a let's play and you plan on overlaying a facecam, you can shoot 720p up to 60fps and get really smooth video quality. But not everything on this camera is excellent.

The background replacement on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired. It struggled greatly when separating me from the background even though I was very well lit. The hair seemed to cause the most problems. It was constantly trying to differentiate my hair from the background, and it never succeeded. Ultimately, the background replacement does not function as well as I was hoping for, and if you do plan on using it, I highly suggest clearing your background completely, or investing in a green screen.

Pros

  • Great image quality
  • 1080p 30fps 
  • 720p 60fps

Cons

  • The microphone lacks in quality
  • The background replacement is not usable unless you have a clear background or green screen

Conclusion

Regardless of the fact that the background replacement does not perform as well as I had hoped, it is still an excellent camera. The video quality is superb at 1080p, and the fact that it can shoot 60fps at 720p will be a HUGE attractor for gamers. If you are in the market for a webcam and you have $100 to spend, I highly recommend this camera for your youtube channel/let's plays. If you are on a slightly tighter budget, I would 100% recommend the Logitech c920 which has video quality that is almost on par with the C922.

If you have any additional questions about this microphone, leave them on the youtube video, and I will try to reply ASAP. 

Buy it on Amazon
US: http://amzn.to/2e4uSNG
UK: http://amzn.to/2eb1ZOq

BSP-037: New GoPro Models

00:00 - Intro
01:20 - Shorter Ep
02:00 - Missed Last Week
04:35 - Best USB Mic Issue
08:00 - New Amazon Fire TV
09:28 - New Roku Boxes
10:40 - Logitech C922
12:08 - Panasonic Cameras
14:17 - GoPro Hero 5 Black & Session
17:34 - Twitter/Photos/Character Limit
18:22 - HorrorPack
20:50 - New Die Antwoord Album
22:49 - Hotone Heart Attack Mini Amp
26:25 - Outro

On episode 37 of The BSP, I briefly talk about why I missed last weeks episode, and why I drove 1000 miles in 3 days. I then discuss an issue I ran into with a new video I made and how contemplate how to improve on this issue on the next video.

Then I cover the new Amazon Fire TV and the exciting new features of the new Roku streaming box. Then we talk about the new Logitech webcam designed specifically for live streamers/gamers, the new Go Pro specifications and the new Panasonic camera news.

Lastly, I talk about the Horror Pack subscription box, the new Die Antwoord album, and finish it up discussing a new mini amp I picked up that emulates the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier.

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