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Logitech Streamcam review

The Logitech Streamcam is simple to set up and use, a webcam that's built for streamers and packs in quality.

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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Logitech Streamcam is an excellent choice for someone looking to dip their toes into the world of streaming, while still being a great webcam in its own right. The image quality is great, it’s easy to use and looks wonderful. It’s hard to justify spending $170 on a 1080p camera in 2020 though.

Pros

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    1080p/60FPS video

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    Stylish design

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    Easy to set up

Cons

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    Average microphone

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    Pricey for a 1080p camera

A webcam that's built for streamers, the Logitech Streamcam offers quality video with a 1080p and 60fps feed. But it also is very easy to set up and use, with a built-in mount to clip to a laptop screen directly. Thanks to Logitech smarts, it's a plug-and-play device that can be easily transported and used with various devices as needed. It also looks great, with a modern minimal design finish.

While this does have a microphone setup built-in, it's not the best performer out there, and the steeper price tag does make it a bit of a letdown. But since this is for streamers, most will likely have a microphone anyway. All that said, this isn't a one-trick setup as it can adapt quite capably to be used for video calls as needed. And since it's all so easy to use, the Logitech Streamcam is one of the best webcams (opens in new tab) for beginners or anyone trying out a dedicated webcam for the first time.

Logitech Streamcam: Design and features

So, what makes the Logitech Streamcam so special then? For starters, there’s the camera itself which is a Full HD camera that supports 1080p video streaming and recording at a full 60 frames per second (FPS). Most models will give you one or the other - you can either stream at full HD, or you can stream at 60 FPS, not both. That alone helps the Logitech Streamcam stand above the competition in our eyes, though we’d expect it to for the price (more on that later.)

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The design itself is very stylish, with a fabric cover surrounding the glass lens on the front of the camera. This reminds us of the styling on Amazon Echo devices, creating a cosier, more homely feel to what could otherwise have been another cold-looking piece of technology sat on your desk. The Logitech Streamcam comes in two colors, White (with a grey fabric front) and Graphite, which is a very dark grey.

Logitech Streamcam: Performance

The Streamcam performs exceptionally well when it comes to image quality, thanks to its HD camera which records at a buttery smooth 60 FPS. This means that your video stream will look smoother and more natural than if you were using a 30 FPS camera like the Logitech C922 (opens in new tab).

You also get some intelligent features like smart auto-focus and automatic exposure adjustments, which uses AI-enhanced facial tracking to keep your image in focus and perfectly lit as you move around during the stream or call.

The Logitech Streamcam comes with a built-in, front-facing dual microphone which means you can use the webcam for video calls without buying an extra microphone or headset. Our colleagues over at PC Gamer described the built-in mic as “serviceable”, which is their polite way of saying it’s fine for video calls and Zoom meetings, but you should probably invest in a professional microphone if you’re looking to get into streaming.

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You also get a dedicated streaming software package in the form of Logitech Capture 2.0. This software works on both PCs and Macs and lets you do a whole host of things, including adding image filters over your camera feed. You can also do more boring, but ultimately useful things like altering the white balance and face tracking software to improve your image quality.

Logitech Streamcam: Price

The Logitech Stremacam has an MSRP of $169.99. This puts it in a significantly higher price bracket than most other 1080p webcams on the market, including the Razer Kiyo and Logitech C922 Pro Stream. The key difference here though, is that the Logitech Streamcam is the only 1080p camera in our guide that can record and stream at 1080p and 60 FPS. The Logitech Streamcam comes with a one-year limited hardware warranty.

It’s tough to justify the cost for a 1080p camera though. For only $30 more, you could pick up a 4K webcam like the Logitech Brio Ultra HD webcam.

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Logitech Streamcam: User reviews

Users on Amazon were impressed with the Logitech Streamcam for the most part, with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars. 50% of reviews awarded the Logitech Streamcam a full 5-star rating. Users praised the Streamcam’s image and lighting quality, while also noting that it was easy to set up.

It wasn’t all praise though, as some users thought that the Streamcam was overpriced, especially for a 1080p resolution camera. Others criticized the USB-C connector, stating that they needed to buy an adapter to plug the Streamcam into their computer. This is a fair complaint, as most home computers (opens in new tab) and laptops (opens in new tab) don’t have a USB-C port.

Should you buy the Logitech Streamcam?

The Logitech Streamcam is a webcam that's built for streaming with a high-quality and smooth 1080p and 60fps system. It’s also really simple to use and set up, which will appeal to beginners. It’s not the cheapest and lacks in mic quality, but it’s still a powerful option. If you’re willing to spend just a little more money, you could snag a 4K webcam and dramatically improve your video quality. 

If this product isn't for you

For the very best resolution, the Logitech Brio Ultra HD Webcam (opens in new tab) stands out thanks to a 4K UHD sensor which is ideal for blowing up video feeds on large screens without listing any quality at all. The camera itself is built to a high standard and looks as well as performs professionally. Features like auto focus, digital zoom and smart light-adjusting software all make this ideally suited to all environments. They also add up to make this a more expensive option.

The Razer Kiyo (opens in new tab) is a more expensive webcam, but it justifies the price with a smooth quality 1080p and 60fps video result. Thanks to auto adjustments for lighting – even in low light – and HDR functionality, the quality is premium. It's also built to work well across software from video calling to live streaming on Twitch. Multiple field of view choices is another useful option that makes this super adaptable. 

Ian Stokes is the Tech Editor here at Top Ten Reviews. He has extensive experience in tech and games journalism, with work published on IGN, Kotaku UK, Waypoint, GamesRadar, Trusted Reviews, and many more. You'll find him covering everything from smartphones and home computers to 3D printers and headphones. He's also our resident cocktail expert.