- Developer: Logitech
- Publisher: Logitech
- Genre: Webcam
- Release Date: 29th September 2016
- Platforms: PC
- Supplied by: Logitech
The Logitech C920 has long been the first choice of webcam for content creators and streamers alike, I myself picked one up to use on my channel and have stuck with it ever since. Now we have the successor, the C922. It’s not a massive upgrade, but it does have a couple of important features which I think a lot of people may want to upgrade for.
Firstly, the C920 maxed at 720p 30fps, but the C922 increases the frame rate to 60 which will be beneficial for a number of people. The other major difference, and arguably the most important, is the customisable background replacement. This basically eliminates the need for a green screen and removes any background by isolating the person in shot. Unfortunately I couldn’t get this to work on my two year old Alienware Alpha i7, every time I enabled it via XSplit my CPU usage shot up causing everything to slow down. I tried a couple of reboots to make sure everything was installed properly, but nothing seemed to work.
Nothing much has changed in the looks department, apart from the active LED on the camera now being a more calm yellow rather than the old vibrant blue, the camera looks pretty much the same but that’s fine ‘cos honestly, I can’t fault it at all.
The C922 comes with a mini tripod which is a nice touch, but really it’s a bit too small to use. I’d imagine anyone replacing their C920 will already have a tripod sorted so they can switch over their camera quite easily, and anyone else can pick one up on sites like Amazon thanks to the mount built in to the camera which was also on the C920.
As with the C920, the C922 is easy to set up. Just plug it in and let your PC do the rest, but if anything doesn’t work first time just give your PC a reboot and it should work itself out. I had to reboot mine in order for the software to automatically recognise and install but apart from that it couldn’t have been easier.
Two omnidirectional mics are featured on the camera which produce pretty decent sound quality, but I’d imagine like myself, any regular streamer will have a stand-alone mic which they already use.
From what I’ve seen in videos of the background removal it’s definitely a feature worth buying the camera for, I’m going to work at it in case there’s a problem with my system ‘cos it seems a shame to have a feature that good and not be able to use it. Also, for anyone who wants 720p 60fps then upgrading from the C920 is a no-brainer. The C922 is a well-built webcam and is suitable for almost anyone wanting to stream, or just use Skype for video calls. The only thing that might put people off is the £84.99 price tag, as if you’re not going to use background removal and you don’t want 60fps, then there’s not much point upgrading.