I've been looking into HD webcams because I think they'd make my video making life a little easier. It's tough recording on a camera with the screen on the back, I can't see what I'm doing when filming myself. I use a MacBook pro but the built in iSight isn't great, it's actually downright terrible in low light settings.
So I borrowed a Logitech C510 to see what a HD Webcam can do. It's capable of 720p output (Currently, YouTube only goes up to 720p). This particular webcam isn't specifically made for the MacBook but it works. I tried taking pictures and recording videos with it and was pretty impressed with the quality.
Here's a sample picture taken with the webcam. Not bad right? It's crisp looking, not grainy or faded. It's a bit overexposed with my desk light settings so I'm not sure if I can make tutorials at night. It could be that the webcam wasn't used to it's full potential since it's not really for a Mac. Nevertheless, it's still a pretty neat device.
I'll be uploading the videos recorded with this cam very soon. The webcam is around $55 on Amazon. If you're on a PC and looking for a webcam then this is definitely worth checking out. For myself I can't seem decide to decide if I should try the Logitech C910 with 1080p output as well? or try the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for the Mac that's priced $20 higher than the C510. What do you guys think?