For those filming in a dingy basement, lighting isn\u2019t always the best. If lighting is your biggest enemy, the best webcam for Skype is the Logitech HD Webcam C525. Its automatic light correction does its best work when conditions aren\u2019t the greatest. You just have to look past its resolution of 720p.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Logitech HD Webcam C525\r\nFor those struggling under lighting conditions, the Logitech HD Webcam C525 can fix that up with its auto-light correction when harsh lighting or dim settings strike.\r\n\r\nType, Lens, Size & Weight\r\nThere\u2019s a powerful 8MP optical sensor underneath the lens, which takes great pictures. Compared to the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, the C525 is quite bulky with its dimensions of 8.25 x 3 x 6 inches and weight of 9.4-oz.\r\nResolution & Display\r\nWhen you\u2019re in video calls or recording, you\u2019ll be limited to 720p. While 1080p would be ideal, 720p is still considered \u201cHD video capture.\u201d On the bright side, its auto-light correction is top-notch for the price, especially when under harsh lighting. You can further fiddle with your settings via Logitech video effects.\r\nTripod & Image Stability\r\nImage stability will definitely benefit from a dedicated tripod. The clip-on design isn\u2019t always trustworthy as it tends to loosen its group from general use, a feature that also plagues the Microsoft LifeCam.\r\nOptical Zoom, Microphone, Audio & Storage\r\nThe only way to access optical zoom is through Logietch webcam software, like Logitech Vid HD, which is free. Unfortunately, it doesn\u2019t have internal storage. Another gripe is the microphone picks up a fair amount of static and white noise. You\u2019re best off using an external mic.\r\nValue\r\nThe Logitech C525 is a bit overpriced when considering its performance. You can get the same 720p output from the Logitech C270 Widescreen HD Webcam, with only a hit to the optical sensor, at half the price. You do miss out on better light correction, too. So, the question is: is a $30 difference worth it for better light control and optical sensor? It depends on your needs.\r\nLogitech HD Webcam C525 Wrap Up\r\nTaking into consideration performance, design, and pricing, the Logitech HD Webcam C525 has a few niche benefits. It isn\u2019t for quality snobs, that\u2019s for sure\u2014but it does provide value to those in poor lighting situations. And a 16:9 aspect ratio does improve viewing experience. If you can look past 720p, you won\u2019t be disappointed.