Razer Kiyo: The Webcam That Comes With Its Own Professional Lighting, Back In Stock
Arguably, a key element in becoming a successful streamer in today’s booming industry is the equipment one uses to capture not only the games being played, but the player themselves. High quality webcams and professional quality lighting can cost thousands, but globally popular peripheral manufacturer Razer has just unveiled their Kiyo: an all-in-one webcam with professional lighting built in for an absurdly affordable price.
As far as webcams go, Logitech is currently dominating the market for high-end video capture devices. Usually ranging anywhere between $80 and $200, Logitech cams are worth the money, but don’t include any professional quality lighting. With Razer’s Kiyo, $100 gets you an even greater quality camera with a built-in ring light that has various settings to create the perfect lighting for any streamer. Specs for the new device are as follows:
- Connection type: USB2.0
- Image resolution: 4 Megapixels
- Video Resolution: 1080p @ 30FPS / 720p @ 60FPS / 480p @ 30FPS / 360p @ 30FPS
- Video encoding: YUY2/MJPEG or H.264
- Still Image Resolution: 2688×1520
- Image Quality Settings Customization: Yes
- Diagonal Field of View (FOV): 81.6 °
- Focus Type: Auto
- Mounting Options: L-shape joint and Tripod (Not included)
- Cable Length: 1.5 meters braided cable
- Illumination: 12 white LEDs
- Color Temperature: 5600K “daylight”
- LED Diffuser: Milky White
- Buttons: 12 step ring dial
- Brightness: 10 Lux @ 1m
According to the Razer website, Kiyo is described:
Designed and tested by top streamers, the Razer Kiyo is a desktop streaming camera with a powerful, multi-step ring light that you can dim or brighten on command, with the ability to stream at 60 fps for full gaming fidelity. It’s the perfect camera for professional streaming.
Forget setting up several lights just to get decent on-camera illumination. The Razer Kiyo maintains even and flattering lighting on you, and eliminates harsh shadows. Plus, with adjustable brightness levels, getting the right amount is a breeze.
With 720p resolution at 60 fps, the Razer Kiyo maintains visual fidelity when you stream. This means that viewers can be completely immersed the way you are, with footage just the way you see it in-game. Also streams in 1080 resolution at 30fps for Full HD.”
The Razer Kiyo is listed for $99.99 and is currently back in stock after selling out in just hours when it first debuted, snag yours here! What are your thoughts on Razer’s webcam with built-in ring light? Could this affordable piece of tech get you into streaming? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.
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