Top positive review
22 people found this helpful
Plays Nice With Linux
on 26 February 2013
I have been using the C920 Pro for approximately 6 months now and I couldn't be happier with it. This was an upgrade from my old Logitech Quickcam Orbit, which served me well for years. The unit is quite small, about the size of a sticking plaster, with the HD lens positioned between stereo microphones. The webcam has a folding, rubberised bracket which will secure itself to most surfaces, but for more precise positioning, there is a screw thread underneath for attaching to a quick release tripod.
My main use for the webcam is to sit on top of a 42" HDTV in my living room, with the cable connected into a laptop running Arch Linux. Using this setup I keep in touch with my friends & family via Google Hangouts. The image quality is *significantly* better than any other web cam I have either owned or whose image I received in a video call. The microphones are, apparently, "crystal clear" although I generally use a separate condenser mic on a studio boom, purely out of habit.
If the camera works as a plug n' play device under Arch Linux, which is quite minimal (on purpose) then I'm pretty sure it will 'just work' out of the box with Ubuntu, Linux Mint and the like.
To summarise, unless you are looking for a broadcast quality camera, then the C920 Pro should be your go to web cam for Google Hangouts & Skype. Recommended without a moments hesitation.
Small, light & stylish design with a generous amount of cable
Exceptional image quality
15MP image quality for still shots
Well thought out mounting options
Autofocus isn't the quickest I've ever seen
Can't rotate the camera left or right without using a tripod