In the past few months, a lot of us have transitioned from working at an office to working at home. This means a lot of changes: you’ll need a good office chair, a few home study improvements, and of course, a good webcam that’ll get you through all the meetings you’re now having virtually.
Logitech, a Swiss company, has become a trusted name in the computer accessories industry. They also make great mice, keyboards, and headsets that are among the most popular in the market. In this comparison, we’ll take a look at the streaming-oriented Logitech C922 and the more affordable Logitech C615 and see how they stack up against each other in terms of image quality, audio quality, and more.
Logitech C922 vs C615 Comparison Chart
|Model||Logitech C922||Logitech C615|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Lens||Full HD Glass||Glass|
|Resolution||1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps||1080p 30fps|
|Field of View||78°||78°|
|Built-in OS Compatibility||Microsoft Windows 7 and newer||Microsoft Windows 7 and newer|
|Video Calling Platforms||Not specified||Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime for Mac|
|Software Compatibility||OBS, XSplit Broadcaster||Not specified|
|Rotational Camera||No||Yes (360 degrees)|
Only the C922 is capable of capturing 60fps footage.
The two webcams are made with two different customers in mind: the C922 is streamer-oriented, while the C615 proves to be focused on video conferencing. In terms of image quality, the slight edge that the C922 has is limited to its ability to record 60fps videos at a resolution of 720p. This capability makes it a great choice for streamers who want their broadcast to look as smooth as possible on screen. In fact, 60fps is close to becoming standard in streaming, with big platforms like YouTube supporting 720p60 and 1080p60 videos with their resolution updates.
Aside from that, the two are more similar than you would expect. Both cameras capture 1080p videos at 30fps, and both have a field of view of 78 degrees. This is wide enough to accommodate two people, so it’s great regardless of whether you’re using your camera for a call or a multiplayer game stream. Both webcams are also equipped with autofocus, meaning that blurry, out of focus video won’t be a problem. If ever you find yourself in a room with less than ideal lighting, both cameras can also help you out with their HD light correction feature.
The C615 only has a mono mic, though it does have noise cancellation capabilities.
The C922 comes equipped with two stereo mics. While they’re not exactly top of the line, they’re not bad either. These two mics, found on either side of the lens, can capture sound from every angle, further making it a great choice if ever two people are on camera. The crisp stereo sound that it captures also sounds clear and natural, since it “surrounds” the sound space of whoever’s listening. Despite that, though, it’s still recommendable to buy a dedicated microphone and/or headphones if you’re really looking to get serious about streaming.
Meanwhile, the C615 is equipped with a mono microphone. While this means that the audio won’t be as natural-sounding as when you use a stereo mic, it also has the advantage of a more direct, powerful sound. Since the C615 is made with video callers on a budget in mind, this was probably a wise choice on Logitech’s part. They enhance its suitability to video conferencing by including noise-reducing capabilities, too, so you can get by even without a separate headset.
Design and Compatibility
The C615’s fully rotatable camera wins it some points.
The C922 is quite straightforward when it comes to its design. It’s sleek and professional, making it a great addition to any gaming streamer’s rig. You can either clip it to your screen or use a separate tripod to place it, giving you more choices for placement. If neither of those options are to your liking, the built-in clip itself can also be used as a stand. The lens of the C922 is made with Full HD Glass, which helps cameras generate clearer images than those that use ordinary glass.
To the C615’s credit, it does have some features that its more premium counterpart doesn’t. The most notable one is its ability to fully rotate. This gives you more flexibility to get your camera at the angle you want and is particularly useful if you’ve got a lot of people surrounding the camera. It’s also more portable than the C922, thanks to its Fold-and-Go design that lets you fit it in your bag’s pocket. It provides portability without sacrificing lens quality: the way it folds in protects the lens from scratches it might get while stored in your bag (or even your pocket).
Ease of Use
The C922 has a few handy software subscriptions that a streamer would find handy.
Both are easy to use if you own a Windows PC, since they’re plug & play for computers running Windows 7, 8, 10 and later. That’s not to say it only works on Windows: both cameras can be used with other operating systems, specifically macOS (v. 10.10 or later), Chrome OS, and Android (v. 5.0 or later), though they have to be in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode. In terms of warranty, the C922 gets the short end of the stick: it only gets one year of warranty (compared to the C615’s two years of coverage).
Purchasing a C922 does give you access to specialized software that would make content creation a lot easier, though. It’s compatible with Logitech’s own Logitech Capture program, which helps you create and tweak videos without much fiddling needed. It also includes a three month subscription to XSplit Premium, granting you access to both XSplit Broadcaster and XSplit Gamecaster. These are both powerful programs that can help you make great professional-looking streams right off the bat. If ever you don’t want to renew your subscription, the C922 also works great with OBS (Open Broadcasting Software), which is a free alternative.
The two cameras fit their intended customers well.
The Logitech C922 really is a streamer’s camera: it can record at 60fps (though only at 720p), has 2 built-in stereo microphones, and it comes with a 3-month premium subscription to XSplit. The Full HD Glass is also a godsend, letting the webcam create clearer HD videos. If you’re really serious about streaming, though, you’ll still need a dedicated mic and headphones. Though the built-in mics are good, they won’t cut it if you want to look and sound as clear and professional as possible
On the other hand, the Logitech C615 performs great in video calling situations. Its 360-degree rotating head is great for larger groups of people sharing a webcam, and the built-in mono mic can deliver strong, direct sound. With this model, you’re sure that you’ll get across clearly to whoever’s at the other end of the line.
The C615 is more suited to plain video conferencing than anything else; if you’re an aspiring streamer, it’s better to save up and buy a Logitech C922.
Yes, you can zoom with the C922 using Logitech’s camera app.
The Logitech C615 works with Windows 7, 8, and 10, and also with certain versions of macOS, Chrome OS, and Android.
One Logitech webcam that works with the Logitech Capture software is the C922.
Last update on 2020-10-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API