For the bunch of folks who aren’t afraid of their faces showing up in high definition, the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 is here to allow Skype chats in 1080p resolution. This will require the latest version of the Skype software and for those loyal to Windows Live Messenger, the device will only be able to shimmy it up to 720p resolution.
The webcam uses Carl Zeiss optics and a 20-step auto focus system. And we’re assuming the engineers at Logitech knew exactly where the two mics were meant to be placed in order to fulfill the promise of capturing ‘natural stereo audio’. The company has also infused the new device with Fluid Crystal technology that’s meant for ensuring video quality devoid of choppiness for brighter and sharper pictures.
“People are increasingly relying on video calling to maintain far flung connections,” cited Todd Walker, brand manager at Logitech. “Whether chatting with friends, family or co-workers, they want to be seen at their best through a sharp, high-quality image. The C920 can provide just that as the first webcam to offer 1080p video calling, thanks to our collaboration with Skype.”
Expected to roll out in the U.S. and Europe this month itself, the webcam leans on H.264 compression technology. This enables one-click, full HD video or 15MP photo uploads to websites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, provided there’s an account involved in the process. It’d be good to note that Skype users won’t be able to avail of full HD video calling unless they’re running v5.7 beta for Windows.
The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 release date is marked for sometime in January while it will be priced at $99.99.