Macbook Pro iSight Camera vs Logitech Pro Webcam 930e review

A lot of folks want to know what video camera I’m using for the Marketing for Developers course.

Traditionally I’ve used the Macbook Pro’s built-in iSight camera. However, for the upcoming re-launch (October 15th, 2016) I wanted an upgrade in quality.

I wasn’t quite ready to buy a full DSLR, so I decided to look at the Logitech Pro Webcam 930e instead.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the video quality of both:

As you can see, the video quality is considerably better.

Other equipment for creating video tutorials:

  • Microphone: I normally use my ATR2100 USB mic when doing screencasts. It’s a dynamic microphone where you need to be really close to get good sound. But for times where I’m on camera, I wanted the mic to be out of the way. So instead I’m using the Blue Yeti (a condenser mic) which is sitting just below the frame.
  • Standing desk: My Logitech webcam is clipped to my laptop. To get it to the right height I’m using a cardboard standing desk by Oristand.
  • Windows: I’m facing two huge windows that let in lots of natural light. This is huge. It means I don’t have to invest in a fancy lighting setup (for now). It also means I can only record during daylight hours, but that’s fine.

Here are pictures of my video tutorial setup:

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