So, you’re thinking about starting to stream on Twitch and get some viewers and play with friends. You’ll definitely want a webcam that will be able to display good video quality of you so people will be able to see you clearly while keeping the price under $100USD. That’s where Logitech comes in with their C922 Pro Stream Webcam. It will get you video quality up to Full HD 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Read on for our full Logitech C922 review to see if this webcam is the right one for you.
- Video quality: Full HD 1080p @30fps, HD 720p @ 30/60fps
- Compatibility: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, macOS X 10.9 or higher, Xbox One, Chrome OS
- Works with: XSplit, OBS
- Height (without clip): 1.14″ x 3.74″ x 0.94″
- Height (with clip): 1.73″ x 3.74″ 2.80″
- Weight (including clip and cable): 5.71oz (162g)
- Cable Length: 5ft
- Diagonal Field of View (FOV): 78 degrees
- Automatic low light correction
- Built-in dual stereo mics with noise reduction
- H.264 video compression
What’s in the box
- Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam
- 3-month premium code to XSplit
If you’ve used Logitech’s webcams recently or in the past, the design concept is very similar. You have the normal rectangular-ish shaped front and a bendable stand to mount the webcam on your monitor or laptop screen. The Logitech C922 front has two side stereo mics so everyone can hear you. Moving into the center, you’ll see two white strips that are for low light correction if you’re in a room with minimal light. From there, Logitech has their logo on the right side and an “HD 1080p” logo is on the left, while the camera is in the center.
Underneath the webcam is an angled piece that lets the webcam rest on the back of the computer screen. That same piece is adjustable letting you either make the webcam higher or lower depending on what you like. Moving down from the actual webcam, there is a hinge that lets you adjust the lever to keep the webcam from falling off the top of your screen. There is one more hinge that fully lets the webcam rest on the back of your monitor.
At the bottom of the webcam is a tripod hole that lets you mount the camera on a tripod that will come inside the box. The tripod itself has a metal twist piece where the bottom of the webcam can rest. The rest of the tripod is the legs that will extend about 6 inches to the rubber feet so the tripod and webcam won’t move as easily.
Ease of Use
Like most plug-n-play items, it’s a simple setup letting you get things done faster than needed. With the Logitech C922, all you need to do is have one USB port open for connection and use it to connect the webcam. After plugging in the webcam, the PC will read the driver and let you know when it’s ready to be used. It took about two minutes or so on my end for my desktop to read everything but once that was done, I was able to go to the camera application to make sure it was fully working. From there, if you plan on streaming with OBS or XSplit, you’ll have to go into the settings and choose to use the Logitech C922 webcam. Otherwise, if you plan on using the webcam for pictures and video, you’ll still need to make sure you have this webcam set as default so you can use it and finish any other settings that need to be adjusted to your liking.
Since the webcam comes with a tripod, you’re probably curious as to how it gets set up, right? Well, have no fear because you’ll now have the knowledge on how to set it up. Like I said in the Design portion of this review, the bottom of the webcam has a tripod mounting hole and all you need to do to mount the webcam is twist the tripod on until it’s tight and go from there.
Some webcams don’t always have the best quality when it comes to taking pictures, so by default, my mind went to thinking the pictures were going to be bad, or at least not the best looking out there. After opening the camera app (in good lighting), I could see that I was going to be wrong when it came to how well the quality is. Even in good lighting, pictures look great regardless, but when taking photos during the night time or in lower light situations, they still turned out really good because of the low light correction ability. So, if you’re into taking pictures with a webcam, or even if you don’t plan on taking pictures, this webcam does a great job.
While testing the video quality during my streams, I would ask those who are watching how the well the video was. Any time I asked, people responded back telling me it was good and were able to see me clearly. Even when watching my own stream from another screen, I was able to see myself clearly too without any issues.
One thing that I enjoyed about the C922 is the fact that it has an automatic low light correction which will adjust the lighting when you’re streaming. For example, I had the lights dimmed while streaming one night and the low light kicked in to make it easier for people to see me. It made it look as if the lights were much brighter than they actually were. This is a nice little feature that I believe people will enjoy if they don’t want their lights on.
Yes, webcams can be expensive even if they don’t have a high resolution. Unfortunately, that’s just how things are in the world. With an MSRP of $99.99USD, you’re getting everything mentioned above in the review, plus a 3-month premium subscription to XSplit. Sure, you can get other webcams out there but you won’t get much out of it if you’re trying to stream with a minimum resolution of 720p where the quality still looks good.
Right now, the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam is $20 off, so now is the time to make your purchase before the price jumps back up when the value is even that much better.
At the end of the day — or stream in my case — the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam did its job and performed much better than I expected. While it maxes out at 1080p @ 30fps, you can always bump it down to 720p if you desire 60fps. I know some people out there may be looking for a 4K webcam and that’s cool and all, but there’s no need to overkill your stream especially if you’re just starting out. And for the discounted price of $79.99USD, you can’t pass this up.