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Logitech's new C922 webcam is designed for the livestream gaming crowd

By Shawn Knight
Sep 30, 2016
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  1. For years it seemed as though webcams were destined to join the likes of optical drives and flatbed scanners as legacy peripherals that people no longer use. But then, social video platforms such as Twitch exploded in popularity and brought about a webcam renaissance.

    Webcams are still commonplace on notebooks but if you want to livestream using your desktop, you’re going to need a standalone device. Logitech’s C920 HD Pro, which was designed with video calling in mind, has served as the gold standard since launching nearly five years ago.

    Faced with a new target audience, dated hardware and stiff competition, Logitech has launched a new webcam built specifically for the streaming crowd.

    The Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam is capable of streaming and recording video in 1080p at 30 frames per second or 720p at 60 frames per second. You also get built-in H.264 compression, dual omni-directional noise cancelling microphones to capture stereo audio, automatic low-light correction, autofocus and a handy desktop tripod. There’s also a digital dynamic background replacement feature powered by Personify that eliminates the need for a green screen, similar to what Razer’s Stargazer offers.

    Logitech said it worked closely with gaming broadcast software company XSplit to integrate its live streaming and recording applications into its new webcam. Buyers will receive a free three-month license of XSplit Premium for trial purposes.

    The Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam is available as of writing priced at $99.99.

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  2. Comanche

    Comanche TS Rookie

    So everything is absolutely the same I have the C920 and you are selling this thing for $50.00 more , just for the background option?

    A....mazing
     
  3. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    See the LTT review. The 920 didn't stream @60 FPS, it has a slightly better image quality at the same resolution... and that feature.
     
  4. Kotters

    Kotters TS Member Posts: 44   +17

    There's a serious lack of 60FPS options out there. I bought a 920 this year, and I'm considering buying this just for the 60FPS option.
     
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,621   +376

    "recording video in 1080p at 30 frames per second"
    Um what???
     
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 812   +26

    My thoughts exactly. Great picture with mediocre frame rate or mediocre picture with great frame rate. What a wonderful decision to have to make in 2016. But to be fair, I guess...do we really need to see someone sitting at their computer at 60PFS? Or at 1080p? For Skyping, yes. My daughter moves a LOT and webcams have a hard time keeping up with her, lol. But for streaming in which you are nothing more than a small box in the corner of the screen, maybe not.
     
  7. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,621   +376

    I'm just a bit surprised. Considering how high pixel smartphone cameras are nowadays, why is it so hard to have 1080p60 or better in a computer webcam? Also remember people are running 1440p or 4K monitors nowadays too so decent webcam quality will enhance that experience.
     
  8. DXMage

    DXMage TS Rookie

    Disappointing and no effort put into it. It should at a minimum support HEVC / H.265 1440p 60fps and utilize the bandwidth of at least USB 3.0. Preferably HEVC / H.265 at 4K and USB 3.1/C. Why is it that Logitech has to use spec that are MANY years old instead of anything current? This product is just a re-badge of the same tired old 920 with minimal support added to include OBS and XSplit. The tech is out there. Why can't ANYONE out there make it?
     
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  9. Thayios

    Thayios TS Rookie

    I went with the new Razer because of Windows Hello. If Logitech would have supported it, I would have went to this.
     
  10. Capaill

    Capaill TS Addict Posts: 290   +92

    How good is it at launching DDOS attacks?
     

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