In this article I will share my thoughts on the Logitech C925e business webcam and the LogiTune app that helps with the settings for Zoom Meetings, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.
Working with a 3 monitor set-up in my home office with the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 on the right and the Logitech C925e business webcam on the middle iiyama monitor.
Design of Logitech C925e Business Webcam
The Logitech C925e business webcam has a clip-on design and is placed on top of your monitor. As mentioned in the introduction I have a 3 monitor set-up, where my laptop is placed on the right. Using the build-in webcam of my laptop would always result in an angular view, which is not convenient in the home office scenario’s (during the COVID-19 pandemic).
The picture above shows you the front view of the Logitech C925e business webcam. The privacy shutter is open since you can see the 1080p FHD lens. The USB-A cable has a Velcro wrap, which allows you to do some proper cable management, when mounted on your monitor.
In the side view of the Logitech C925e business webcam you clearly see the v-shaped mounting clip, where the angle of the V-shape can be opened or closed. So you can do some adjustments in position of the webcam with this mounting clip. Further adjustments, although I would consider it finetuning, can be done with the LogiTune app. An overview of that app can be found in a section below.
The Logitech C925e business webcam can also be installed on a tripod (for example from your SLR). The green arrow in the picture above shows the build-in nut with thread to mount it on a tripod base.
In the picture above you can see that the Logitech C925e business webcam is mounted on the top of my monitor. The Logitech-branded front of the clip might cover a browser tab in Microsoft Edge Chromium, but that is not a big deal.
The right green arrow shows the slider for the privacy shutter, which is closed as you can see there is a white plastic lid over the camera lens. The left green arrow shows you the activity LED, which
Hidden under the grid, and on the right side of the lens a dual microphone can be found.
LogiTune App on Windows 10
When you open the LogiTune App on Windows 10 you will see the small utility screen with in the upper part the webcam model number and connection status. Just below that you will see two tabs video (on the left) and settings (on the right). Below you can see a list with items you can configure for the Logitech C925e business webcam:
- Color Adjustment
- About the camera
In the preview tab you can adjust the viewing angle of the Logitech C925e business webcam to some extend. So it are not extreme positions you can configure software wise, simply because the Logitech C925e sits on top of your monitor. The zoom adjustments are larger, and the autofocus switch is default to set on.
The color adjustment gives you a wide range of filters, just like you see for example in Google Photos on your Android smartphone. In a standard home office scenario I don’t use it.
In the about the camera options you can update the firmware of the Logitech C925e business webcam. Until now firmware has been up to date. Furthermore you can check out even more details like sensor version, crc version, usb product id and usb vendor id. And yes, you can also reset to factory defaults from the settings tab.
So the LogiTune App is a simple no-nonsense utility that does what it needs to do.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
In the three screen home office setup the Logitech C925e business webcam is placed on the middle screen, a iiyama ProLite XUB2492HSU-B1 screen in landscape orientation.
The Logitech C925e with its USB-A cable is attached to the Lenovo ThinkPad Hybrid Dock with USB-C and USB-A. So I just need to attach the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 with the USB-C cable and my home office is ready to go. I’ve tested the webcam with both Microsoft Teams and Zoom Meetings, of course without issues.
The LogiTune app is easy for some minor finetuning and firmware updates. I didn’t need to update yet, and the finetuning has been really minor. So you can speak about an almost out of the box experience.
I’ve purchased the Logitech C925e business webcam for the price-point of € 80,–.
While the Windows 10 update with version 21H1 offers Windows Hello multi camera support, this business webcam doesn’t support it (you need an IR sensor as well). Logitech offers the 4K Pro Magnetic and the Brio Ultra HD Pro Business webcam that are Windows Hello certified, but will cost you € 199,–
“Windows Hello multicamera support to set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present.”
When you don’t need a higher resolution than FHD, the Logitech C925e business webcam is an excellent value for money option. You can’t go wrong with it in my opinion. But as a business webcam, Windows Hello multicamera support would have been cool.