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Logitech C270 vs C310: Which Webcams are Better?

With the ever-increasing amount of remote work, more and more meetings are being carried out virtually and from home. Having a top-quality HD webcam is essential for making sure you are seen and heard clearly.

We are going to look at the Logitech C270 vs C310. We will compare their size, picture quality, compatibility, and all of their other features. For a quick comparison, we will include a side-by-side chart. To make a decision on which is the better HD webcam, we will add some pros and cons too.

Logitech C270 vs C310

The Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 have a few things in common, so we will start here.

Logitech C270 vs C310 – Similarities

Camera Type

The Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 are high definition 720p webcams with 30 frames per second (fps). The resolution is 1280 x 720. They have a widescreen 16:9 format.

Fluid Crystal Technology

With Logitech’s Fluid Crystal Technology, the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 have smoother video motion with reduced choppiness. This technology also allows for richer and more natural colors.

Field of View

The field of view (FOV) of the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 is 60 degrees. This is wide enough to comfortably capture one person in front of a computer.

Auto Light Correction

Thanks to the auto light correction, people can literally see you in the best light when making video calls with the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310.

Microphone

The Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 have built-in microphones next to the lens. These microphones are noise-reducing for clearer sound.

Compatibility

You can use the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 with a 2.0 USB. They are compatible with Windows 7,8 and 10 and with MacOS 10.10 or later. If you have Chrome OS or Android 5 or later, you can also use these HD webcams.

Attachment

The Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 come with a universal clip that will attach to most computers, laptops and monitors.

Side by Side Comparison

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

 

Logitech C270

Logitech C310

Images Logitech C270 Logitech C270
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 Yes Yes
Photos 3MP 5MP
Field of View 60º 60º
Auto Light Correction Yes Yes
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 No Yes
1-Click Upload to YouTube and Facebook No Yes
Warranty 2-year limited hardware warranty 2-year limited hardware warranty
Price

Now we will look at how the Logitech C270 and the Logitech C310 differ.

Differences Between Logitech C270 vs  LogitechC310

Appearance

The design of the camera lens is slightly different and so is the size.

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.

 


 

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