Billed as the first webcam that actually supports 1080p over Skype and 720p with other video calling services, Logitech\u2019s HD Pro Webcam C920 is the best step you can take if you\u2019re reading webcam reviews or if it\u2019s been a few years since you\u2019ve purchased your last one. Of course you can also consult our best webcams list as well. As soon as you plug it in and get a look at how good the picture looks, not just in terms of adjusting for light, but how clear and smooth the motion is, you feel you\u2019ve made an upgrade. When you take it for a real spin and stream content or make a call to somebody and there\u2019s no dip in quality, not much more needs to be said. If this isn't the best camera for you, take a look at this list to find the best Logitech webcam for me.\r\nFunctioning much as a standard webcam ought to, the Logitech C920 boasts some impressive performance, in addition to the Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and 1080p resolution, this camera can take 15 megapixel snapshots, comes complete with two built-in microphones for stereo sound, and a base that can be mounted onto the top of a monitor, laptop, or screwed onto a stable tripod. With all these features, it\u2019s obvious that Logitech created a metaphorical heavyweight, but when you get into the software included, it\u2019s kind of impressive what else you can do.\r\n\r\nThe Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 automatically encodes to H.264 as a standard feature, meaning you don\u2019t have to do anything unusual to start recording in HD. Once the discreet and stylish blue LED\u2019s on the sides of the lens light up, you know you\u2019re looking as good as possible. The included Logitech Vid HD software lets you video conference in case you don\u2019t want to use Skype or Gchat, but also allows for extra fun features like the ability to make a \u201cmask\u201d out of any image file, or to turn your webcam into a security motion detector that will wait for something in the room to move, then start recording until the motion stops. It\u2019s not going to keep your home safe, but as a feature it\u2019s a nice afterthought and can be put to use at home or in the office.\u00a0The Logitech also offers 5x digital zoom, and with the 4k full HD image quality, you can get a crisp picture at 1-2-3-4-5x\u2014really, any of them. Just select whichever works best for your set up. Along with the adjustable field of view feature, you can switch up what others see when you\u2019re calling them, such as hiding more of a busy background or expanding the background to include more people in the room.\r\n\r\nIt was using these features that I only experience any problems with the C920, as using masks caused the webcam software to crash several times and required a system reboot before I could attempt to use them again, but it\u2019s not something that I can take serious points off for unless you were hoping to make some rip-off versions of a particularly viral Youtube series about unpleasant fruit. The picture is stunningly clear, the microphones pick up sound very nicely from a comfortable and natural range and even seem to do a good job of filtering out background noise, meaning that with just this one piece of equipment you can complete any video calling setup or content recording suite.\r\n\r\nBottom Line: The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 lives up to the \u201cpro\u201d in its name, taking care of any needs an amateur vlogger or parent away on a business trip might have. With virtually no setup besides plug in and go, this is a webcam that\u2019s guaranteed to last for any practical purposes. If you\u2019re trying to shoot a feature film, you might want to go with something a little less consumer-grade, but through the C920, Logitech is offering the best webcam on the market for its price, hands down.\r\nEditor\u2019s Rating\r\n[rating:5\/5]\r\n\r\nPerfect\r\nPros:\r\n\r\n \tCrystal clear 1080p calls through Skype without needing to change any settings\r\n \tStylish soft blue recording lights means that you know when you\u2019re on the air without being distracted\r\n \tBuilt-in stereo microphones capture audio wonderfully and from a virtually any range you would think is comfortable\r\n\r\nCons:\r\n\r\n \tSome of the extra features seem to make the software less stable\r\n \tCamera has less than 90 degrees of swivel, but the camera is small and light enough that it can be creatively worked around\r\n \tPackaged software inexplicably does not support 1080p video calling, which can only be attained with Skype as of the time of review\r\n\r\nThe Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 is available from Amazon for $79.99.