Just a quick refresher, a facecam is when you have a webcam shot of your face, live overtop your gameplay, usually on the top, but it can also be on the right or left-hand corner.
We’ve been trying to take a look at cheaper options for webcams to see what you can get away with to produce quality streams, and we’re happy to say that the C310 is one of the best budget webcams.
The Logitech C310 streams at 720p 30 frames per second. Video does work with OBS, Logitech webcam software, and just about any third-party software, including the XSplit.
Typically, if you look at some successful twitch streamers, and you look at what gear they have, they use a webcam pretty much across the board.
In the box, you get the webcam and the user manual. It has about a three to four foot USB 2.0 Cable, and then it has a monitor mount clamp system.
Logitech HD Webcam C310
The C310 doesn’t have the best monitor mounting system. It’s not anywhere near as adjustable or conforming to your monitor as say: the C920, but it’ll get the job done for a primary monitor.
It also does not have a tripod screw mount like other webcams.
Physically, it does not feel very high build quality; it’s made of cheap plastic.
The Logitech webcam does have one mono microphone, your standard tiny little lens for 720p video and an LED indicator to indicate when the webcam is active.
Live Stream Quality
For a few of our live streams, which are produced at either 1080p 60 or 4k 60, we used this 720p webcam to stream some live commentary and post commentary and used it as a facecam, and it looked pretty good.
If you do a raw video to video comparison with this to something like the C920 or a DSLR, it’s not going to look anywhere near as enjoyable.
A webcam will never look as good as a professional camera and at 720p isn’t going to look as good as 1080p.
But the quality of the C310 is not that bad since we’re looking at a tiny little 100-pixel size facecam in the right-hand side, or corner of your gameplay with your gameplay being the focus, and with that setup, it looks solid.
High-End Webcam Features
There are some characteristics about this webcam compared to the higher-end webcams that actually may make this a better candidate in terms of streaming.
The tighter field of view makes this a better option as a facecam. The webcam gives a super close up view of your face and only really your face, and that looks good for putting over your gameplay.
The C310 wouldn’t be great for a green screen because of the image noise, the pixelization, the lower quality as a whole, and because of that tight field of view.
You would look pretty awkward green-screened out through this webcam, but if you wanted to start with it, there’s not necessarily anything wrong with that.
Logitech Build Quality
Logitech’s C310 doesn’t feature any of the fancy white light, or other Logitech software features as the more expensive webcams do.
This webcam has to be more flexible with where you put in the USB cable. The USB cable for us is too short for our streaming environment, but for standard computer users, this shouldn’t be too big of a problem.
If you want to set up a full-screen webcam shot so that you can do the occasional scene with just you in the frame, then this webcam wouldn’t look bad because it is a 720p.
The C310 is an excellent budget webcam for entry-level twitch streamers. Although the video feed quality is not exceptional, it works perfectly as a facecam.