The Logitech HD Webcam C510 is one of Logitech’s webcam that is capable of HD video calling/recording. While it can’t do 1080p, 720p is all you need for online videos.
The C510 is a nice small, webcam with a space-saving form factor unlike your typical bulgy, eyeball webcams with claws for feet.
It has a rectangular, foldable base that fits on top of any of your LCD monitors and even on your laptop. Although it won’t really clip onto your monitor, it is pretty steady and stable as long as you don’t jerk around your monitor a lot.
You can also swivel this webcam 360 degrees if you want to show a different angle or even the whole room.
The Logitech C510 is plug and play via USB but you can opt to install the included software. This software allows you to capture 8mp snapshots or videos using the C510 in different settings including mapping your facial feature to a 3D character and using that face when chatting. Unfortunately, my sucky computer can only handle 360p video recording. To use the webcam in 720p, you need at least 2.4GHz dual-core processor and 2GB RAM.
I also like how the C510 corrects the color on the video based on the lighting available. I tried it inside a room without any lights except the one coming from the monitor and the output is still pretty bright. Better than what my netbook can offer. It also has a built-in mic that can surprisingly capture clear sound without leaning near the laptop nor the monitor. No need to wear a headset with mic for video chats.
If you use the webcam a lot, it would make sense investing in something like the Logitech HD Webcam C510 ($60). Comes pretty handy for video bloggers out there. The C510 also comes with a small pouch so you can easily bring it anywhere.