Advantages and disadvantages

Logitech cameras have their own characteristics, but almost all of them are positive. If you want to purchase any of the models, you should study the company as a whole and see what the advantages and disadvantages of the products are.

We will discuss the positive points first.

  • A high resolution. You can buy cameras with different characteristics, but everywhere the resolution will be from 1280×720 to 3840×2160, which allows you to get clear frames both in photographs and in recordings.
  • Minimum computer requirements. Cameras are suitable for almost all systems and immediately after switching on via USB they start working. In this case, no additional drivers or any special programs are required.
  • Nice microphone. The microphone is included in all models, it is built-in. There is noise cancellation almost everywhere, which makes people’s voices clearer without any interference. But even if you take a webcam where this feature is available, the sound quality will be very good.
  • Motion Sensor. This function allows you to record actions in motion, turn on and off the backlight, and also sound when the camera detects movement. Wide angle of view allows you to deviate from the center of the camera, but stay in the frame.
  • Zoom. Allows you to shoot any room, focusing on every detail. Even in the largest conference room, there will be no problem with small and blurry images. However, all this needs to be configured through special programs, which is done in a couple of minutes.
  • The material from which the body is made. Cameras are black, made of material that will not scratch at all and salesmen will not be scratched when hit, but you still need to be careful.
  • Possibility to return the camera to 360 degrees. Allows you to shoot from any corner of the room by rotating the webcam as needed for perfect shots.
  • Long wire. This feature makes it possible to use the webcam at a considerable distance (1.5 meters) from the computer.

There are very few disadvantages, but still they are.

  • High price of some models. Despite the fact that the price corresponds to the quality, it does not please everyone. There are models that can be purchased for 1.5 thousand rubles, and there are those that cost 70-80 thousand. Of course, the quality of shooting and other characteristics will be completely different, but the are still shocking.
  • Inconvenient mount. All cameras have a special mount, and some also have the ability to mount on a trIPod. But there is not a single model where the mount would normally hold the device. It is weak everywhere, made of plastic and does NOT handle the weight of the webcam.
  • Small size. Not quite a minus, rather a feature, but many do not like it.

All About Logitech Webcams

  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Model overview
  • How to choose?
  • User’s manual

In the age of modern technology, you can work without leaving your home. There are a large number of vacancies that require the desire to work and the presence of a webcam, which will allow the boss to interview you and communicate on work topics.

The webcam connects to the computer and transmits the image directly to it. Let’s take a closer look at products from the Logitech brand. one of the popular manufacturers of such equIPment.

How to choose?

First of all, you need to decide what the camera is for and how it will be used. Depending on the purpose, different characteristics are needed, therefore, different models. Mostly webcams are required for conferences, calls to family and friends using Skype, for streaming and recording on various sites.

When choosing, we pay attention to a number of factors.

  • Sensor resolution. It is measured in megapixels and can be from 0.3 to 3. The image quality depends on THESE numbers.
  • Resolution and photo. And the size of the frame is also important, in the Logitech camera it can be from 1280×720 to 3840×2160.
  • Frame rate per second. This parameter affects the transmission of motion in the recording. It can be from 7 to 60, but better pay attention to models where the speed is at least 30 frames per second.
  • Focusing. Many cameras have automatic focusing, which is very convenient. In the process of communication, you can change the position of the body, but still stay in the frame and NOT lose the clarity of the image.
  • Viewing angle. Affects the image that will be seen as a result. Here, the higher the number, the better.
  • Microphone. All cameras have a built-in microphone, but you should pay attention to the fact that cameras have noise cancellation so that only your voice is heard, and not shouts from the street or loud music in neighbors.

Model overview

A large selection of webcams with different characteristics and at different makes you think about which one to choose. To answer this question, consider the most popular models among users.

  • Logitech Brio Stream. A camera that can shoot Ultra HD 4K at 60 frames per second. When rendering, the colors are as bright as in life, which is very pleasing. The lighting will NOT affect the resulting image in any way, because the camera adjusts automatically. The frame resolution is 3840×2160, which guarantees clear footage even while driving. The camera weighs only 63 grams, the device is, in princIPle, small and almost invisible on the computer.
  • Logitech C920s. The model is equIPped with two microphones, which are able to clearly transmit sounds without any interference. In addition, an autofocus system is built in, which helps to take good shots. Shooting takes place in Full HD 1080p, the image is quickly transferred, which is very important during conferences. As with the previous model, the camera is equIPped with light correction. The difference is the new Capture software and the price. 6.4 thousand rubles.
  • Logitech C615. Unusual web-camera that can be folded and fit even in a. Quality allows communication with good picture and no interference. The model is compatible with all computers and does not require additional software to operate. Again, autofocus and automatic lighting correction, which is very convenient for communication. The model has a guarantee for 12 months and a price of 4 thousand rubles.
  • Logitech C525. In 720 g. And noise reduction will not only allow you to communicate, but also to record on various sites. The camera can be mounted on any flat surface and filmed at a great distance, the wire length is 1.83 meters. The device itself is larger. it weighs 88 grams and has the following dimensions: 40.4×31.75×68.5 mm.
  • Logitech C310. This web-camera was produced a long time ago, but it has NOT undergone any changes, being a very good option. Auto tracking function, lighting correction, high quality sound and image transmission. all this makes users happy. Everyone loves the price even more. only 2.5 thousand rubles for such a high-quality model.
  • Logitech C922. The cheapest model, but the quality does NOT get worse from this. High definition and recording in 720, like many cameras, but for 1.5 thousand rubles. The image is automatically corrected, the brightness and colors of the picture are adjusted. The built-in microphone makes communication even more convenient. The only drawback is the mount, which is not suitable for every monitor.
  • Logitech Brio Ultra HD Pro Webcam. The small model allows you to record images in Full HD 4K quality. Built-in microphone, quick setup and quick connections make this model one of the best. Stylish design (you can choose Not only a black camera, but also an orange one), of course, they don’t pay 15 thousand rubles for it, but excellent sound and a removable USB-cable are a reason.
  • Logitech C925e Business Webcam. The model can be purchased for 5-6 thousand rubles, while receiving a small camera, which is certified for business. The shooting speed reaches 30 frames per second, which makes communication more productive. Field of view is 78 degrees.
  • Logitech B525 Foldable Business Webcam. The webcam is also made specifically for business, but with it you can also tutor over the Internet and play games over the network. The sound quality is excellent and the voices are intelligible, which is very important in business communication. The front of the camera is closed to protect the device from dust. The price of 3 thousand rubles for such a device is not so much.
  • Logitech C930e Business Webcam. A model with an unusual design, but with the same characteristics. Good quality, fast autofocus, excellent color reproduction and zoom, nice body material. You can endlessly list the positive aspects, so let’s turn to the disadvantages. It is one, but very large. the price is around 10 thousand rubles. For such quality, they demand a good amount, which is NOT available to everyone.
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And there are also round cameras. Logitech ConferenceCam Group and Logitech ConferenceCam PTZ Pro 2, but they do not differ in anything, except for the shape and price. these are the same models for which you will have to pay 70-80 thousand rubles.

User’s manual

Upon purchase, we receive a webcam with a USB cable, the length of which is from 0.5 to 1.8 meters, various documentation and special programs (they may come in handy during installation). If you suddenly need additional drivers, you can find them on the official website, but before that you need to find out and indicate for which model the program.

Then you need to connect the device and configure it. The setup is very simple. there is almost nothing to do. After connecting the camera to the computer, the installation window will appear. The operating system will independently recognize the device, and in a couple of minutes it will be ready for use.

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Configuring your Logitech QuickCam Messenger webcam on Linux

I have long wanted to buy a similar device (webcam), but I was too lazy and didn’t get my hands on it. Until my old friend gave me this miracle for my birthday. How to configure a WEB-camera in Linux with half a kick. Will be said here.

Several Preliminary Notes. If you did NOT assemble it yourself, you can skIP this part.
Note that the camera is in Linux. The same device as the TV-Tuner. Therefore, all comments on the TV-Tuner are valid. If you have a distribution kernel. Everything is already included there, but for fans of self-assembled kernels, you need to enable:

  • V4l and all eGoPro protocols (v4l monolith itself, protocols. Modules)
  • I2c and eGoPro protocols (as well as In fact, as when installing TV tuners)

If it is in the kernel, further will NOT be a problem.

They write on the box: installation is as simple as one-two-three. In general, this is how it worked out for me:

1. Install the software.
We launch the two attached disks from the balcony and instead install from the repository:

Everything is now ready. Turn on the camera and start the software.

2. Connect the camera
Connect the USB plug of the camera, it will blink green LED. Just in case, look at the dmesg outputs, something like this will appear:

USB 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 6
usb 4-1: configuration # 1 chosen from 1 choice
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: USB SPCA5XX camera found. (ZC3XX)
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: [spca5xx_probe: 3887] Camera type JPEG
/usr/src/modules/gspca/Vimicro/zc3xx.H: [zc3xx_config: 515] Sensor ID: 7
/usr/src/modules/gspca/Vimicro/zc3xx.H: [zc3xx_config: 597] Find Sensor HV7131R (c)
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: [spca5xx_getcapability: 1165] maxw 640 maxh 480 minw 176 minh 144
usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: gspca driver 01.00.04 registeredThe diagnostic findings show that the chIP is identifiable. The device file / dev /0 should now appear. This is our webcam. After that, we launch the program for working with cameras (we installed it in the previous step):

If everything was done correctly, you will see an image in the program window and a simple image control interface (brightness / contrast, saturation, filters, etc.). Here’s what I saw:

3. Communicate
The freshly connected device can now be used in Wengophone for conferences with friends and colleagues. I must say that the processor loads image processing from the camera very weakly, no more than 4-5% (at least on my laptop).

In addition to communicating in VoIP systems, you can stretch your imagination and find many interesting uses for webcams. You can use this device as a security camera or telemetry: the streamer will treat it like a regular tuner and pull images from there at specified intervals. All in all, many uses.

Despite the fact that the box says only about the only operating system on Planet Earth, Logitech QuickCam Messenger works fine on Linux. And it is configured in the same three steps. Minus hundreds of megabytes of useless GoProprietary garbage.

During the setup process, I used this wonderful and quick guide, since I have a self-assembled kernel. For those who use the distribution, this guide may be useful. This manual has been tested under the following conditions: kernel 2.6.22, compiler gcc 3.4, Debian GNU / Linux Etch v4.0, gspca-source 01.00.04-2.

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Mouse, you made a mistake in the letter (and directly misled me :)). Fix Messanger on Messenger.

Anonymous comments. Dec 3. 2007, 10:26:00 PM

Well, probably still depmod, not depmode 🙂
only after loading the module it swears at FATAL: Error inserting gspca (/lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/media/gspca.Ko): Invalid module format

Anonymous comments. Dec 3. 2007, 10:28:00 PM

Dmesg also issued:
gspca: version magic “2.6.18-5-686 SMP mod_unload 686 REGPARM gcc-4.2 ‘should be’ 2.6.18-5-686 SMP mod_unload 686 REGPARM gcc-4.1”

Dmig comments. Dec 3. 2007, 10:36:00 PM

I have this same camera for a year already. In ubuntu, dapper installed the driver itself, in edgy. From rap sources then module assistant, to feisty. Out of the box, in gutsy too.

There are problems with it: the gspca / spca5xx drivers (in ubuntu gutsy / feisty) do not support all its settings. They DO NOT know how to change the frame rate between 25 and 30 Hz (flickering of light sources), the white balance adjustment does not seem to work either. It does NOT know how to shoot in vga resolution with a frequency of 30 frames. Switching permission to move camoramu, ekiga still lives after that, but not for long.

In addition to camorama, there is also cheese. it is simpler, knows how to write. There are some effects.

It would also be interesting to use the camera button. There is a suspicion that scannerbuttond will swallow it if you teach him to perceive the camera (somewhere in the source code, write the device id).

Romaneos comments. Dec 4 2007 00:27:00

We launch the two attached disks from the balcony and instead install from the repository:
sudo aptitude install gspca-source camorama

Virens comments. Dec 4 2007 00:34:00

Mouse, you made a mistake in the letter (and directly misled me :)). Fix Messanger on Messenger.
Arkady, thank you! How did I overlook this? 🙂 Thank you very much.

2 RiZN writes.
Well, probably still depmod, not depmode 🙂
Yes, of course 🙂 It’s strange, it seems like I took the text from the command output, but I still can get through the jamb. Thanks for the bugfix.

But after loading the module, it swears at FATAL: Error inserting gspca (/lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/usb/media/gspca.Ko): Invalid module format
Most likely, the kernel is built with one version of the compiler, and the. Other.

Gspca: version magic “2.6.18-5-686 SMP mod_unload 686 REGPARM gcc-4.2 ‘should be’ 2.6.18-5-686 SMP mod_unload 686 REGPARM gcc-4.1”
So it is: install version 4.1 of gcc and Build the module again.

2 dmig writes.
I have had the same camera for a year now.
This is clear. I just decided to share how I raised the camera. And then people on ubuntuforum look not to love. I will send here 🙂

There are problems with it: the gspca / spca5xx drivers (in ubuntu gutsy / feisty) do not support all its settings. They DO NOT know how to change the frame rate between 25 and 30 Hz (flickering of light sources), the white balance adjustment does not seem to work either. It does NOT know how to shoot in vga resolution with a frequency of 30 frames. Toggle the permission to move the camcorder
Yes, something with the resolution is crooked there. But I adapted it as an IR camera (removed the filter) and in this form it suits me.

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Anonymous comments. Dec 4 2007 00:37:00

I have Logitech QuickCam Connect.
Tried setting up the camera using the “Set up your web cam on Debian Etch” tutorial

usb 2-4: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
usb 2-4: configuration # 1 chosen from 1 choice
Linux capture interface: v2.00
/usr/src/modules/spca5xx/drivers/usb/spca5xx.C: USB SPCA5XX camera found. Logitech QC IM / Connect
/usr/src/modules/spca5xx/drivers/usb/spca5xx.C: [spca5xx_probe: 5480] Camera type JPEG
/usr/src/modules/spca5xx/drivers/usb/zc3xx.H: [zc3xx_config: 558] Find Sensor HV7131R (c)
/usr/src/modules/spca5xx/drivers/usb/spca5xx.C: [spca5xx_getcapability: 1765] maxw 640 maxh 480 minw 176 minh 144
usbcore: registered new driver spca5xx
/usr/src/modules/spca5xx/drivers/usb/spca5xx.C: spca5xx driver 00.60.00 registered
usbcore: registered new driver snd-usb-audio
ioctl32 (camorama: 3446): Unknown cmd fd (19) cmd (803c7601) 00arg (ffa02f90) on / dev /0

Anonymous comments. Dec 4 2007 00:46:00

Gives an error message:
Could not connect to device (/ dev /O).
Please check connection.

Jetxee comments. Dec 4 2007, 01:09:00

Mouse, thanks for the post!

I also have some Nameless USB Camera lying on the shelf. All hands will not reach to try, whether it works. Your experiences are encouraging 🙂

Anonymous comments. Dec 4 2007, 03:39:00

Several Preliminary Notes. If you did NOT assemble it yourself, you can skIP this part.
Something is missing. 🙂

Virens comments. Dec 5. 2007, 07:24:00 PM

I have Logitech QuickCam Connect.
Tried setting up the camera using the “Set up your web cam on Debian Etch” tutorial
And it is supported by gspca?

And further. This message that you received most likely indicates that you do not have permission to / dev /0

2 jetxee writes.
Mouse, thanks for the post!
You are welcome. The post lay for quite a long time. All hands did not reach to roll it out.

I also have some Unnamed USB camera lying on the shelf.
It may very well be that it will just start with a half turn. Rootless Chinese, as a rule, do NOT use sophisticated chIPs 🙂

2 Anonymous writes.
Something is missing.
And what? I forgot modprobe telepathy_wireless

Dmig comments. Dec 5. 2007, 08:08:00 PM

But I adapted it as an IR camera (removed the filter)
oppa. :)))

Anonymous comments. Dec 8 2007, 10:46:00 PM

And it is supported by gspca?

Spca5xx supports exactly

And further. This message that you received most likely indicates that you do not have permission to / dev /0

/ Dev /0 has rights.

Anonymous comments. Dec 9 2007, 08:13:00

Something is missing.
And what?
When I read I did not understand that I could collect myself. The first thought was about the camera. But it turned out to be the core 🙂

Anonymous comments. Dec 29. 2007, 08:17:00

2gio zei.
Spca5xx driver 00.60.00
The problem seems to be with the driver version. Put something newer.
I got a much more recent version with kernel 2.6.18. Can be put through apt-get

2 All
Someone made it work in 640×480 mode?

Anonymous comments. Jan 6 2008 11:15:00 PM

I have a Logitech Quickam Connect camera. For a desktop computer, your instructions helped me. For some reason, the camera started up on the laptop right away (just connected and started the camera).

Anonymous comments. 11 Feb 2008 at 8:03:00

Nobody tried connecting the Sony Eri k750i phone camera as a webcam?

Snay comments. Feb 23 2008, 13:30:00

Eh. If only all cameras would start so easily. I would be happy. I’ve tried to get the Genius Slim 320 to work. And in no way.

Kirill Zabarniuk comments. 8 Mar 2008, 23:30:00

Thanks for the post, I used it as a starting point when connecting the genius look 110 WEB-camera.
There are still a couple of comments.
1) Those who use the standard kernel in etch can install a ready-made package with modules directly from the repository, for example gspca-modules-2.6-686, without additional gestures with sources, make-s, etc. (which is good for beginners).
2) The way to build modules through make. It’s more like Slack-wei, IMHO. I did this:
view /usr/src/gspca-01.00.20/debian/README.Debian (key point. Reading the documentation :))
m-a.L 2.6.24 prepare
m-a a-b.L 2.6.24 gspca
as a result, we get a ready-made Deb package, which can be installed or removed using dpkg (that is, conventional means in debian). If possible, I think this should be reflected in the article.
3) And yet, when building modules for the 2.6.24 kernel from gspcsources in etch, I received errors (. CFLAGS was changed in “/ Usr / src / modules / gspca / Makefile”.). Took gspca-source from testing. And everything went smoothly

Watto comments. 20 Mar 2008, 09:20:00 PM

The module has loaded, the / dev /0 device is present, but when starting camorama it hangs. There is nothing in the logs. Logitech QuickCam Sphere MP camera. Where can the rake be?

Watto comments. 20 Mar 2008, 10:42:00 PM

After a reboot, everything worked. I would like to know how to avoid overload

Pkh comments. Mar 31 2008 00:58:00

How to connect a WEB-camera to skype?

Anonymous comments. May 20, 2008 2:34:00 AM

Well, you are Meehan, the dashing young man who built the core of the 22 version. I couldn’t. Got me devfs with errors. He’s gone already. And my camera seems to be different. Also Logitech. Quickcam something like that. In general, I used the UVC module and the camstreams program. Well, they also used your method. Neither does it plow. I will most likely forget this site. I’m usually on the nixp.Ru forum. If you have time, look.

Logitech Webcam Setup

Malina comments. 16 Aug 2008 at 5:16:00

Can you please tell me if it is possible to configure the Sony DCR-DVD610E digital camera as a WEB. And if so, how to do it?

Anonymous comments. 7 oct. 2008, 03:05:00

Recently switched to Linux and with modules is not particularly strong = (
I did everything according to the manual, but the devices did not appear in the / dev folder, so the camera does not work. Help pliz.
Debian Lenny

phenix @ phen:

Lsmod | grep i2c
i2c_nforce2 5536 0
i2c_core 19828 2 nvidia, i2c_nforce2
phenix @ phen:

Lsmod | grep v4l
phenix @ phen:

Sudo modprobe gspca
[Sudo] password for phenix:
phenix @ phen:

Lsmod | grep v4l
v4l1_compat 12260 1dev
phenix @ phen:

Dmesg | tail
[71.556015] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[144.266984] Linux capture interface: v2.00
[144.304742] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
[144.304750] gspca: gspca driver 01.00.20 registered
[160.460026] usb 1-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[160.672002] usb 1-3: configuration # 1 chosen from 1 choice
[160.689021] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor = 17a1, idProduct = 0128
[160.689033] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr = 32, Product = 38, SerialNumber = 0
[160.689036] usb 1-3: Product: USB2.0 JPEG WebCam
[160.689039] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: TASCORP

Anonymous comments. 7 oct. 2008 at 4:49:00

If you did NOT compile the kernel yourself (and most likely you did), then for standard distribution kernels, it is enough to install the gspca-modules-VERSION package (you can find out your kernel version by running the uname.R command). In this case, you do not need to collect anything yourself. That’s what I do 🙂

After that, my Nameless Camera worked in Camorama and Skype. The required module is loaded automatically when the camera is connected.

Ps. Think of modules as “drivers”. Each of them is a separate file, which the system can connect if necessary. Automatic or forced (by modprobe command). In the case of Linux, most device modules are usually distributed as-is and are included in the standard kernel distribution. In rare cases, they need to be installed / assembled separately.

Anonymous comments. 7 oct. 2008, 06:51:00

Gspca-modules for my kernel are. The core I set from the rap.
I really don’t understand why, but after reboot, the qspca module does NOT load automatically.
ZY In order not to litter the topic, if anyone has a desire to help. Write to ICQ 106-nine-three-seven-176, I will be very grateful
// previous anonym

Costantino Leandro comments. 16 oct. 2008, 15:10:00

Theres a new sensor update for tascorp. Look at

Anonymous comments. 7 jan. 2009, 20:42:00

Hi everyone! People, there is a komputer! Everything works in Cheese and Skype! Tell me, what can I do to make camorama work under Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11, I’m trying to build the module from the sources sudo aptitude install gspca-source camorama, but this is what happens.
/ Usr / src / modules / gspca # make
make.C /lib/modules/`uname.R`/build SUBDIRS = / usr / src / modules / gspca CC = cc modules
make [1]: Enter directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic”
CC [M] /usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.O
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:54:27: error: asm / semaphore.H: No such file or directory
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: In the ‘spca5xx_ioctl’ function:
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:2463: error: implicit declaration of function ‘video_usercopy’
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: At the top level:
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:2609: error: unknown field ‘owner’ in initializer
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:2609: warning: incompatible pointer type in initialization
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:2611: error: unknown field ‘type’ in initializer
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: In the ‘spca50x_create_sysfs’ function:
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:2769: error: implicit function declaration ‘video_device_create_file “
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:2780: error: implicit function declaration ‘video_device_remove_file “
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C: In the ‘spca5xx_probe’ function:
/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.C:4301: error: incompatible types in assignments
make [2]: [/usr/src/modules/gspca/gspca_core.O] Error 1
make [1]: [_module_ / usr / src / modules / gspca] Error 2
make [1]: Exit the directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic”
make: [default] Error 2

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Anonymous comments. 7 jan. 2009, 09:03:00 PM

Additional conclusion to the previous question.
Lsmod | grep v4l
v4l1_compat 22404 1dev

Anonymous comments. 13 jan. 2009 06:17:00

Absolutely the same problem. So I tried to install the driver myself through the repository, the program too. When I start the program, the image comes out, but blurry and strIPed, immediately after that an error pops up. What is the problem? Skype camera does not want to chick.

Unknown comments. Jan 30 2009, 10:10:00

Tormented with the same problem.
Under 8.10 gpca is already available. Only some applications require v4l1 and not v4l2.
The actual answer to the question of how to launch is described at https://bugs.Launchpad.Net/ubuntu/source/gspca/bug/291723

Scyphius comments. 31 oct. 2009 at 10:00:00

This is the result:
/ Usr / src / modules / gspca make
make.C /lib/modules/`uname.R`/build SUBDIRS = / usr / src / modules / gspca CC = cc modules
make: /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
Make: [default] Error 2

Anonymous comments. 1 nov. 2009, 06:22:00

How do I connect a webcam? Where to stick the food? If the nest comments?

Anonymous comments. 26 Feb 2010 08:45:00

Unknown comments. 11 Mar 2010 07:50:00

Beginner: immediately stumbled upon the first point “An archive with the sources gspca-source.Tar.Bz2 will appear in the / usr / src directory. Unpack it right there.” I am trying to unpack, the window “Not enough rights to unpack the archives in the / usr / src folder” appears

Anonymous comments. 15 Mar 2010, 20:46:00

Scyphius writes.
This is the result:
/ Usr / src / modules / gspca make
make.C /lib/modules/`uname.R`/build SUBDIRS = / usr / src / modules / gspca CC = cc modules
make: /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
Make: [default] Error 2

I have the same thing to do?

Unknown comments. May 8, 2010 4:52:00 AM

Help, please, I can’t figure it out, I got debiant testing, I used to be Lenny, everything worked for you, and now the camorama and chiiz tok after
“export LD_PRELOAD = / usr / lib / libv4l / v4l1compat.So”
but skype is NOT breathing 🙁

Anonymous comments. 18 oct. 2010, 11:33:00 PM

I have a Logitech Webcam C160. I plugged it in. I’m trying to make a call at the agent. They can hear me, but they can’t see me. Why is that? Help set up communication.

EVI comments. Dec 13. 2010 00:39:00

Thanks for the article, it helped a lot in due time. Only, perhaps, it should be added that in Squeeze (currently testing) this is NOT required, and gspca-source is in the repository, because. It is already included in new kernels.

Eugene comments. 29 Mar 2011, 12:30:00

People, if you have a blurry image, then under the lens of Some WEB-cameras there is something like a wheel. turn it and the image will adjust

Pefon comments. May 25, 2012 4:13:00 AM

Dear, can you ask a question? I would like to purchase a WEB-camera for about 500-700 rubles, but I don’t know which model to choose. Any Logitech family fits your recIPe?

Logitech HD C525 webcam review

Last updated 30 August, 2020_

Logitech’s new 1280720 HD Webcam HD C525 maintains the prestige of the Swiss benchmark for quality. Logitech products combine leading technology with durability and style.

The complex of using the camera includes:

  • Observation
  • Recordings in HD quality
  • Image transmission via the Internet

Image quality

Advanced technical developments enable the HD C525 camera to deliver crisp images. The sensor is made using CMOS technology, which creates a signal with a high resolution of 1280 720 pixels. Frame rate in the device. 30 per second.
Fluid Crystal is a Logitech innovation that automates frame rate, audio, color saturation, and image sharpness for accurate motion.
Even the slightest distortion helps the “HD” function, if any occurs after the autofocus. The aspect ratio when photographing is 8 megapixel.
A “Right Light” function. helps in low light situations. This technology will automatically set the appropriate contrast and brightness settings.

Sound features

Special digital processing of the audio signal coming to the computer from the built-in microphone removes noise and distortion, thus creating a natural-sounding effect when playing a recording. This opportunity is guaranteed by the “Rightsound” technology.

C525 camera data transfer

H.264 / AVC compression ensures high quality picture quality even at low internet speeds. Webcam HD C525 supports USB 2.0 standard. This allows data exchange at a speed of more than 1 Mbps, which is significant for the quality of the available data when transferring via the USB port.

Supplied with software

The Logitech webcam, the Webcam HD C525 model, is provided with a set of useful software. Such as:

  • Graphic editor MAGIX;
  • A program with advanced functionality for digital processing of photos ands and their editing;
  • Utilities that add effects to the webcam;
  • Included Extensive selection of accessories, filters and masks;
  • Face recognition software by photo and

Extra features

The Webcam HD C525 camera has a call function and the convenient ability to quickly uploads to YouTube or social networks, for example, and.
The camera can be placed on a flat surface thanks to the stand mount. The easy-to-use and secure latch can be used to mount the camera in the most convenient place: on the edge of a table, on a laptop or LCD monitor.
The camera is very compact when folded, which is practically carry in a laptop bag.
The camera can be used for both work and personal purposes. She will not let you down if you need to conduct important business negotiations or just contact family and friends.
Decent camera quality comes with an attractive price.


Functional customization for applications

Going beyond the standard general settings. Assign buttons to perform specific tasks in your favorite applications 3. And when you switch between them, the buttons will be responsible for various operations. For example, you can use the Forward and Back buttons in your browser as usual to move forward and backward, and then switch to Adobe ® Photoshop ®. And the same buttons will be used to switch between layers.

Instant display of device status information

This feature provides you with specific information about your device at the right time, such as battery level, key backlight level and Caps Lock key status. You will never be caught off guard with timely alerts when your battery is running low and needs recharging. When using a keyboard with Easy-Switch ™, information about which computers are paired with channels 1, 2 and 3 will be displayed.

Logitech DuoLink technology

Use the keyboard to expand the functionality of the mouse.


DuoLink turns your mouse and keyboard into the perfect package.

The relationshIP between the mouse and keyboard makes it easier to customize functions and provides additional navigation options. Just hold down the Fn key on your keyboard and your most used mouse button will become universal. She will be responsible for various actions and gestures, providing more freedom of movement.

Gesture control for Windows® and Mac OS®

We activate the gesture button to reproduce the familiar gestures like on a trackpad. Hold down the Gesture button and move the mouse up, down, left, or right to activate various actions, such as viewing tasks in Windows® or controlling applications with Mission Control on a Mac. Control media playback, panning, zooming and rotating.

Windows and macOS

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese

Alerts and status information

Provides the ability to display status information and alerts to keep you informed about everything that happens to your devices.


System Requirements

  • Logitech 4 Supported Device
  • Windows ® 10 Windows 8 or Windows 7 May
  • MacOS 10.11 or later 5
  • Logitech Flow requires computers that can be connected to a local area network. 6