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Razer Kiyo Pro
Razer Kiyo Pro

Razer Kiyo Pro

The Best Premium Webcam

FOV: Choose from 80 degrees, 90 degrees, 103 degrees | Video Resolution: 1080p @ 60 fps | Megapixels: 2.1 Megapixels | Focus: Autofocus, digital manual focus

 Light sensor makes room lighting easier
1080p @ 60fps recording
Heavily customizable
Clear audio on microphone
Needs tuning to your needs
Software can be obtuse

The Razer Kiyo Pro is Razer’s 2021 update to the Razer Kiyo, and it adds plenty of new features that will be very helpful for content creators and amateur filmmakers alike. These include HDR recording, the ability to capture footage at 1080p @ 60 fps, a light sensor that adjusts how much light the webcam captures to make images as flattering as possible regardless of lighting, and a microphone with headset-level audio quality. 

All of these features come at the loss of the original Kiyo’s ring light and a new $199 cost. While the light sensor impresses enough to make the loss of the ring light sting less, that new cost does limit the camera to creators who need its extra features as opposed to a more everyday audience.

The Kiyo Pro’s features can also be a touch difficult to access, as you’ll need Razer Synapse to change settings like field of view or how warm/cool your photos are. And to access 60 fps recording, you’ll need to set that up separately in your recording software.

The price also puts the Kiyo Pro on par with the Logitech Brio 4K, which has the benefit of capturing footage in, well, 4K. But given that most streaming platforms don’t support 4K yet, the Kiyo Pro’s other features do help justify its cost despite its 1080p max resolution.

The Kiyo Pro’s image quality is still plenty excellent, and its 60fps recording is great for game streamers while its HDR capture makes it more appealing to just about everyone. Most people can probably make do without these bells and whistles, but if you want something premium and aren’t sold on 4K, the Kiyo Pro is a solid bet.


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