Review webcam Logitech C505e | home office, videoconference, video meetings

Since remote meetings with Teams, Skype, Zoom, etc have now become the norm, I thought about buying a more professional webcam to replace the one integrated in the laptop.
The main reason was that the webcam on the Dell XPS notebook was positioned at the bottom of the screen, and therefore shot me from the bottom up (basically you could see inside the nose ahaha!). A little annoying I must say. Fortunately, in the most recent models the Dell XPS notebooks have returned to position it at the top.
Having an interest in buying a webcam:
– that it was not expensive,
– I still wanted a minimum HD / 720p quality,
– that it was from a brand that guaranteed me the “guarantee”
– that it was easy to attach to an external monitor and also on the laptop, and that it was stable
– that once fixed it was adjustable
– that the lens could be darkened (for privacy)
– that it was of recent design / construction, because many that I discarded had been put on the market even more than 5/10 years ago
I therefore turned to the Logitech C505e.

The webcam works well and does its duty, simple to assemble, and with a plastic lens cover for a few euros you can cover the lens when it is not in use.

Once connected the USB cable is automatically recognized by Windows 10 without problems.
It also has a built-in microphone, so if you have a laptop or desktop / desktop PC it would allow you to save money and not have to buy the microphone.
The only flaw I encountered is that it doesn’t support zoom, so in video conferencing I’m a little too close for my liking, but it’s also due to the fact that I can’t put the monitor further away due to limited space.
For this zoom limit I recommend that you also evaluate a higher level webcam.

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