Logitech C525 vs Microsoft HD3000

Microsoft LifeCam Hd-3000 and Logitech C525 are two of the most renowned, well designed and durable webcams in the market. They have exquisite Video and Audio features allowing you to have one of a lifetime experience.

Logitech C525Microsoft HD3000


The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is manufactured by Microsoft for a PC or laptop, it weighs 3.2 ounces while length is 1.6 inches, height is 1.8 inches and it is 4.3 inches wide. It is designed to mount on top of your monitor as a robotic eye appearance. Above the lens it has written “HD” to inform you it is a high-definition camera and just below it has its brand name/logo of “Microsoft. It has an attached cable that has a length of almost 60 inches.

The Logitech C525 is manufactured by Logitech for PC or laptop, it weighs 9.4 ounces with dimensions of 8.3 inches length, 3 inches width and 6 inches height. It has a feature of a 360-degree full motion rotational camera and fold and go portability with attached USB. At the right side of the lens, it has written “logi” as a form of logo and just below the lens it is written “Autofocus implying its feature of fast autofocusing.


The Microsoft Life Cam HD-3000 is proposed to give high definition, bright and colourful 720p video capture resolution. Its TrueColor technology should provide superior colour and brightness in almost all lighting conditions including low light and back light. The 720p HD sensor delivers widescreen video at 16:9 at up to 30 frames per second. The motion video for this camera is 1280 x 720-pixel resolution and still image Is 280 x 800-pixel resolution.

The Logitech C525 proposes to give high-definition videos with 720p/30fps in which it remains in sharp focus at all moments. It is equipped with HD light correction which means it fine tunes the lighting conditions to provide better quality. Quality is informed to be smooth, colourful and contrasted with fast autofocus and showing objects/documents up to 7cm from the camera lens.


Features of the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 includes widescreen with 720p HD video chat and recording, noise reducing microphone, TrueColor Technology for bright and colorful video and universal attachment base which works on your desktop, laptop or notebook. Its imaging features include digital pan, digital tilt, vertical tilt, swivel pan and 4x digital zoom with fixed focus from 0.3m to 1.5m. Audio features include integrated microphone and omni directional microphone technology. The webcam is compatible with Windows only.

Features of the Logitech C525 are that it works in support many softwares with fluid 720p HD video recording and video calling in 16:9 widescreen, and dazzling 8 MP photos. It also has high built in noise cancelling mic. Outer features include 360-degree full motion rotational camera along with portability. This webcam is compatible with Windows, mac iOS and Android.


Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 retails in the market for around $40 and the Logitech C525 retails in the market for around $80


Considering video definition specifications both cameras are quite similar whereas the LifeCam HD-3000 is an older product in comparison to the Logitech C525. The Logitech C525 has a lot more features with its portability and rotation function as well as being compatible with a lot more softwares. If you require a webcam for just basic use like video chats and at home recordings the LifeCam is a reasonable option pricewise as well. However, if you wish to use a webcam more professionally and as a long-term= basis, I would suggest the Logitech C525 due to its increased features and advanced functional abilities and compatibilities.