If you're wondering what camera I use to record my podcasts, here is the answer.

I did try to buy a camera that would make me look like Cary Grant, but after some unpleasant scenes in a couple of stores, I put the Logitech C920 HD Pro on my Amazon wishlist and sat down to wait patiently for Christmas.

I can honestly say that I'm pleased with my little camera.  It's small, it's neat and it sits nicely on top of my monitor with a funky little adjustable bracket – it just lifts off if you want to move it.  It also has a standard socket for a tripod so you can mount it elsewhere.  It records in HD and it comes with a little app for adjusting the angle, lighting, focus etc.  The autofocus seems fine to me, and the colours seem good.

You can make it follow your face and even provide a mirror image, but both of those options are a bit disturbing.

One nice feature is that it comes with a piece of software for capturing videos, so you don't need to buy an expensive program to get going.  I've found that a lot of video editing suites allow you to import video, but don't allow you to capture it directly, which is a real pain.  But the Logitech software is very easy to use.  You just set the quality and sound options and away you go.  It even gives you a 3,2,1 countdown.

If you want to, you can set the software to upload to your sharing channel, but I prefer to take control of that myself.

I don't use the built-in microphone but I'll save that for another post.

Please stick your oar in and leave a comment

Have you tried a better camera?  Or perhaps you've found a wonderful way to record or edit your podcasts.

Chuck a comment at the box below and let's see if it sticks.

Here's the camera I use for my podcasts:

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