Logitech released its first webcam in 1995 and has been a major force in the development of webcam technology since the inception of video communication over the internet. In 2007, ZEISS began a partnership with Logitech. This marked a significant step in the development of webcam optics. Today, the partnership with Logitech focuses on B2B ConferenceCams.
Lens quality is the most important feature of a webcam. If your webcam’s lens isn’t good, your image quality won’t be good either – no matter how many megapixels you’ve got. A webcam lens captures the light that the sensor then transforms into the image you see. You need a high-quality lens to capture more light and produce the best images. Together with ZEISS, Logitech developed an advanced lens design with more image clarity and less distortion.
Developed with Logitech, the ZEISS webcam lens is a new take on the Tessar lens design. While the original Tessar design was patented back in 1902, it’s the most famous camera lens for a reason. It delivers crystal-clear images in a compact, lightweight form – which also happens to make it perfect for webcams. To bring you the best webcam images possible, Logitech and ZEISS turned the classic four-element Tessar design into a five-element design. Two of the lenses in the stack are cemented together to focus the light onto the sensor with maximum detail and minimal distortion. You can see the difference in your images.