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Logitech C270 vs C310: Which Webcams are Better?

Logitech C270 vs C310

Most of us will have a webcam built into our computers but the quality might not match today’s technology. With the recent increase in remote work and online communication with family and friends, it’s important that your webcam matches your needs.

Logitech has created a range of webcams that offer quality HD video calls for the right price. We will look at two, in particular, the Logitech C270 vs Logitech C310. We will compare all of their features from size to use. You will be able to find a comparison chart for a quick review and some pros and cons before we make a decision on the best buy.

Side by side, the Logitech C270, and the Logitech C310 are very similar. We will start with what they have in common.

Logitech C270 vs C310 – Similarities

Quick Glance

Let’s recap the specifics of the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 in the comparison chart below.

Name
Logitech C270 HD Webcam, HD 720p/30fps, Widescreen HD Video Calling, HD Light Correction,...
Our Pick
Logitech HD Webcam C310
Image
Logitech C270 HD Webcam, HD 720p/30fps, Widescreen HD Video Calling, HD Light Correction,...
Logitech HD Webcam C310
Size
2.87 x 1.26 x 2.62 inches
2.8 x 1.23 x 1.02 inches
Weight
2.65oz
2.51oz
Camera Type
HD 720p/ 30fps/ widescreen format
HD 720p/ 30fps/ widescreen format
Resolution
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
Fluid Crystal Technology
Photos
3MP
5MP
Field of View
60º
60º
Auto Light Correction
Built-in Microphone
Yes, with noise reduction
Yes, with noise cancellation
Compatibility
USB 2.0- Windows 7, 8, and 10, MacOS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Android 5.0
USB 2.0- Windows 7, 8, and 10, MacOS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Android 5.0
Attachment
Universal clip for most laptops and monitors. 5-foot cable
Universal clip for most laptops and monitors. 5-foot cable
Face Tracking
1-Click Upload to YouTube and Facebook
Warranty
2-year limited hardware warranty
2-year limited hardware warranty
Prime status
Name
Logitech C270 HD Webcam, HD 720p/30fps, Widescreen HD Video Calling, HD Light Correction,...
Image
Logitech C270 HD Webcam, HD 720p/30fps, Widescreen HD Video Calling, HD Light Correction,...
Size
2.87 x 1.26 x 2.62 inches
Weight
2.65oz
Camera Type
HD 720p/ 30fps/ widescreen format
Resolution
1280 x 720
Fluid Crystal Technology
Photos
3MP
Field of View
60º
Auto Light Correction
Built-in Microphone
Yes, with noise reduction
Compatibility
USB 2.0- Windows 7, 8, and 10, MacOS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Android 5.0
Attachment
Universal clip for most laptops and monitors. 5-foot cable
Face Tracking
1-Click Upload to YouTube and Facebook
Warranty
2-year limited hardware warranty
Prime status
Our Pick
Name
Logitech HD Webcam C310
Image
Logitech HD Webcam C310
Size
2.8 x 1.23 x 1.02 inches
Weight
2.51oz
Camera Type
HD 720p/ 30fps/ widescreen format
Resolution
1280 x 720
Fluid Crystal Technology
Photos
5MP
Field of View
60º
Auto Light Correction
Built-in Microphone
Yes, with noise cancellation
Compatibility
USB 2.0- Windows 7, 8, and 10, MacOS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Android 5.0
Attachment
Universal clip for most laptops and monitors. 5-foot cable
Face Tracking
1-Click Upload to YouTube and Facebook
Warranty
2-year limited hardware warranty
Prime status

Video Calling

Probably the most important feature in a webcam, the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 allow for HD 720P video calls. The resolution of both webcams is 1280 x 720, and the aspect ratio is 16:9.

The Lens

The lens of the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 is made of plastic. There is no autofocus, the cameras are always focus.

Diagonal Field of View

The field of view (FOV) of the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 is 60º. This is perfect for one person in front of a computer screen.

Auto Light Correction

Getting the right lighting helps your audience but it also helps you to feel more confident and look good on screen. The Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 come with Logitech’s RightLight 2 auto light correction.

Microphones

The built-in microphone with the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 has noise cancellation. This means that the noise in your background is reduced and other people will be able to hear you better.

Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology

The Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 have Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology for smoother video and no choppiness during your calls. This technology will also bring more life with richer, natural colors and a clearer sound.

Plug and Play

The use of the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 doesn’t get much easier. They come with a 5ft cable and USB connection and it’s a case of Plug and Play.

Universal Clip

To attach the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 to a wide range of devices, you can use the universal clip that comes with the webcams.

System Requirements

To use the Logitech C270 or the Logitech C310, you will need to have Windows 7 or later, or MacOS 10.10 or later. They are also compatible with Chrome OS.

Warranty

You will receive a 2-year limited hardware warranty with the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310.


There are still a few features that the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 don’t have in common, which we will look at now.

Differences Between Logitech C270 and Logitech C310

Appearance

Both of the webcams are dark grey with curved edges for a modern look. There is a slight difference in size and lens design.

 

Logitech C270

It measures 2.87 x 1.26 x 2.62 inches and weighs 2.65 ounces.

Logitech C310

It is 2.8 x 1.23 x 1.02 inches and weighs 2.51 ounces. There is a black glossy rim around the lens, which adds to the appearance.

The Winner Is- The Logitech C310

Photos

You can take still shots with both of these webcams.

Logitech C310 review

Logitech C270

The camera allows for 3-megapixel photos.

Logitech C310

With 5MP photos, photos are of better quality.

The Winner Is- The Logitech C310

Face Tracking

Face tracking is a rather cool feature that allows the camera to detect certain facial features and track your face.

Logitech C310 HD webcam

Logitech C270

This camera doesn’t come with face tracking.

Logitech C310

The face tracking software actually works quite well.

The Winner Is- The Logitech C310


Social Media

Social media is a huge part of most people’s lives and it’s becoming increasingly important for businesses.

Logitech C270 review

Logitech C270

It works very well with a range of popular apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype and Gmail.

Logitech C310

It not only works well with lots of apps, but you can also share photos and videos to Facebook or YouTube with just one click.

The Winner Is- The Logitech C310

Value for Money

Both of the HD webcams come with a 2-year limited warranty on the hardware. There is a bit of a difference in price. The average price of a good webcam is between $30 and $100.

Logitech C270 review

Logitech C270

This sits right at the lower end of the average price range.

Logitech C310

You are looking at about $10 more for this webcam.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Pros and Cons

Here are some pros and cons that we want to include in our final decision.

Logitech C270

Logitech C270 webcam

Pros:

  • Crisp recording and streaming
  • It’s easy to adjust the angles
  • Photos are of good quality too

Cons:

  • You do need to play with the settings so not really out of the box ready

Logitech C310

Logitech C310 webcam

Pros:

  • The setup is very straightforward
  • Excellent microphone
  • It’s a better choice for Windows 10

Cons:

  • The universal clip is a little weak


The Final Verdict

We felt that both the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 were attractive and compact webcams. We had no issues with compatibility, and they were both easy to set up. It’s true that you need to adjust the settings to get the perfect picture for you, but this isn’t a big job.

Today’s overall winner is the Logitech C310, but it was a close call. If you did choose the Logitech C270, you would still have an excellent webcam. We just felt that the Logitech C310 came with enough added features to make it worth the small additional cost. In particular, we liked the 5MP still shots and the ability to quickly share images and videos with social media sites.