Logitech C270 HD review

A small and simple webcam that costs just $20

Logitech C270 HD review
(Image: © Alistair Charlton/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Affordable simplicity is the name of the game here. For those who just need a cheap webcam for a weekly catch up with colleagues, and who don’t have a laptop with integrated webcam, the Logitech C270 HD is exactly what you’re looking for.


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    Very low price

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    Compact design

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    Impressive auto light correction


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    Resolution limited to 720p

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    Tight framing

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    No privacy shutter or tripod mount

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Not everyone needs a 4K webcam with precise white balance control, autofocus, a privacy shutter, tripod mount and premium metal construction. Instead, for everyone who just wants a way of appearing in their weekly virtual office call, a basic webcam priced at around $20/£20 will fulfill all of their needs.

This is where the Logitech C270 HD comes in. It’s a very simple webcam with a 720p HD resolution, a clip for attaching to your computer monitor, compatibility with video conferencing apps like Zoom and…that’s about it.

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Alistair Charlton

Alistair has been a journalist since 2011 and used to be Deputy Technology Editor at IBTimes  in London. His specialist tech subjects include smart home gadgets, phones, wearables, tablets and dashcams. He is the host of  The AutoChat Podcast.