Logitech Brio 500 vs C920 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's take a closer look at the differences between the two webcams Brio 500* and C920* from Logitech. The Logitech Brio 500 is from the year 2022 and thus newer. The Logitech C920 was launched in the year 2012.
Which webcam has the higher resolution?
The resolution is one of the most important factors for a webcam and therefore elementary for the purchase decision. The two webcams Logitech Brio 500 and Logitech C920 do not differ at this point. Both provide a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 px (FullHD). The resolution and frame rate factors are often also a reason why an external webcam is worthwhile. With most built-in webcams in notebooks, the resolution and frame rate is quite low.
Which webcam gives the better frame rate?
This brings us to the next important factor: the frame rate, or fps (frames per second). This specification describes how many frames per second can be recorded and played back. The higher the value, the smoother the picture runs.
The maximum framerate is higher for the Logitech Brio 500 with 60 fps. For the Logitech C920 the value is 30 fps.
However, the frame rate often varies depending on the resolution. Some devices have a higher framerate at a lower resolution. This is also the case here. At the top of the table you can find the resolutions with the corresponding framerate.
If a resolution of 1080p is set, the values of the framerate do not differ (30 fps).
There is a difference in 720p resolution. The Logitech Brio 500* offers 60 fps at this resolution. Thus, the webcam performs better in comparison than the Logitech C920 with a frame rate of 30 fps.
Field of view
The larger the field of view, the more of the environment a webcam can capture. However, a larger field of view is not necessarily better, as it can also capture more privacy. This is where the two webcams differed. The maximum field of view of the Logitech Brio 500 is larger with 90 ° in comparison. The Logitech C920 has a maximum field of view of 78 °. The Logitech Brio 500* has the advantage that the viewing area can be adjusted. This of course gives more flexibility in the application.
Is there a microphone installed?
With most webcams, there is an integrated microphone. For streaming or when no headset is available, this is beneficial. Both the Logitech Brio 500 and the Logitech C920 offer an integrated microphone. However, the type differs. The Logitech Brio 500 provides an recording. The Logitech C920 features an Stereo recording.
Some webcams have a cover bezel built in. This is only the case with the Logitech Brio 500*. With the Logitech C920 you have to do without this feature. The bezel protects the lens, but also provides privacy protection. Most of the time, the cover bezel is advertised for privacy. Of course, for some models, there are also additional options to cover the lens.
Is there a tripod?
Both webcams offer the possibility to attach a tripod. However, not every package includes this. A tripod is interesting if the webcam cannot be attached directly to the screen or notebook. A tripod is also interesting for live streams.