Razer’s new webcam is totally over the top, but we love it – Review Geek
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Josh Hendrickson / Review Geek
Along with its impressive beamforming speaker, Razer introduced a new 4K webcam at CES 2023. And man, this thing is totally over the top – that Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra Records uncompressed 4K video at 24 FPS, has the largest sensor of any webcam, and uses AI to deliver multiple image-enhancing effects.
Technically, the Kiyo Pro Ultra should offer a higher quality image than competing 4K webcams. The Elgato Facecam Pro, for example, shoots 4K video at 60 FPS, but it’s compressed video, which means some of the clarity, detail, and vibrancy is sacrificed to reduce file size or processing requirements.
We personally tested the Kiyo Pro Ultra at CES. And we were very impressed. The video feed is clear, sharp, and vibrant. Setting the webcam to 1080p 60FPS lets you record video with HDR, and there are settings for face tracking and a bokeh effect (both of which look pretty good).
Razer is clearly targeting content creators. This is the kind of webcam you buy instead of a DSLR (which is probably why the Kiyo Pro Ultra looks like a big fat camera lens). It even has a built-in omnidirectional microphone, and the lens can be closed for privacy.
But is that a worthwhile upgrade over the Razer Kiyo Pro? Well, it depends on how you want to use your webcam. I wouldn’t necessarily buy something like this for video calling or live streaming as platforms like Zoom and Twitch don’t support 4K video.
However, the bokeh and face tracking features can still be useful during video conferences or live streams. And because this camera has such a large sensor, it might even look better than the competition at 1080p resolution. We’ll have to test this in a future test.
The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is hard to come by on the Razer website. It costs a whopping $300, exactly $100 more than the Razer Kiyo Pro.