The Logitech C922 is the winner in our book. Capable of recording 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p recording at 60fps, this is one of the best webcams for most mainstream users and businesses.
In fact, in this day and age when laptops are more prevalent and webcams are no longer a necessity for many users, the Logitech C922 manages to shine with its capabilities and added features like dual microphones for stereo audio. Which you won’t find on every webcam.
The Logitech C922 also has a Logitech Stand, which is versatile because it can be easily mounted to most monitors or simply sit at your desk. Round them out with a solid low-light correction feature, the ability to remove and replace video backgrounds, and a 3-month license for XSplit Premium, and you have a great webcam that’s worth every penny.
If you’re looking for something with 4K and higher frame rate capabilities, you may want to consider other options. However, if you’re looking for streaming, video chatting with friends and family, or more video conferencing for work, the Logitech C922 is an option that stands out from the dizzying array of webcams in 2021.
What you pay and what you get
Logitech advertises the C922 Pro Stream Webcam for $99, but we’ve been able to find it on sale for as little as $50. Black Friday always sees huge discounts at retail, sometimes bundled with other products.
If the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam checks all the boxes you need, then, by all means, go for it. It’s a strong contender that can work well in a variety of applications, be it Skype calls with family, business video conferences, or game streaming.
But, if you find yourself wanting more and have some budget room or you don’t need all the features and want to save some money, there are other options that may be more worthwhile.
It’s good, but there are other options
Microsoft’s Lifecam Studio is a simpler yet more affordable webcam that eschews exciting features for a straightforward offering. It uses just one mic, and it doesn’t support 60fps recording, but it will give you Full HD resolution at a low cost. If that’s all you want, this will work.
Of course, there are some cameras that are even more exciting. However, they will cost a bit more and have higher system requirements to achieve full performance.
Creative’s Senz3D is a bit more expensive than the C922 Pro Stream, thanks to a drop in price, but it’s as good as a webcam. It supports 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps, plus it can handle background removal, and it uses dual mics for stereo audio. However, Senz3D’s advanced depth sensors also support facial recognition for Windows Hello, as well as hand and joint tracking for more advanced 3D applications, opening the door to some exciting avatar possibilities.
For an even better video experience, Logitech’s Brio Webcam C922 Pro takes the specs of the stream and dials them in. It can handle 4K HDR video with a 90-degree wide field of view, or you can bump up to 1080p at 60fps. Switching the resolution also gives you a variety of visual options and the ability to zoom and pan digitally. The catch: This webcam is more expensive than the C922.
Given the low price of the Creative Senz3D, we’re more than willing to move to the C922 Pro Stream, even though the former is still a bit more expensive. But, if you know you’ll never use Windows Hello or other depth-sensing features and still want 1080p/30 and 720p/60, the C922 is still a good choice.