Elgato presents a new camera for streamers

Corsair, or its Elgato brand, is expanding its portfolio of camera options and bringing a new camera to the market today Elgato Facecam. It is intended mainly for players or streamers, but you can also use it for regular calls from work from home and other activities. The manufacturer wants to beat the competition and set a new bar for these cameras. We had the opportunity to look at the camera in advance (review will be coming soon) and talk to company representatives.

Facecam offers uncompressed 1080p / 60fps video, which the manufacturer wanted to focus on primarily. He created his own Elgato Prime f / 2.4 optics for the camera, and inside you will find a Sony Starvis CMOS sensor, which will take care of a good image even in low light, which is why it was chosen by Elgato. The optics are covered with a windshield for protection, and there is also a cover in the package if you want to indulge in privacy. It’s a fixed-focus camera, so it provides the best image sharpness at a distance of 30-120cm, which is also chosen because of how the cameras are used by streamers. The angle of view is 82 °. Enjoy a low weight of 100 grams.

However, the camera does not contain a microphone, the manufacturer focuses on video, and people from Elgato think it makes no sense to put an average microphone into the camera when players are still streaming with their own and proper microphone. The camera has a USB-C port and you will find a USB-C to USB-A cable in the package, while the connection to a PC requires USB 3.0 for data transfer. Facecam is a UVC device, so it works without any problems on any platform that supports UVC, just connect it. It also works on some Android devices, although Elgato does not focus on mobile phones. It does not work with consoles, because it is not licensed for the Xbox and the PS5 does not handle uncompressed 1080p / 60fps video. On the PC, it does not support Windows Hello.

But if you want to get more out of the camera, Elgato will also bring the new Camera Hub software. It is optional, but offers detailed manual settings, real-time ISO information, saving settings to the camera’s memory (but has only one profile). It also works with the Elgato ecosystem, so lights can be connected, synchronized in real time and so on. There is also a lack of native Stream deck integration.

Elgato presents a new camera for streamers

The camera was in development for several years (before the start of the pandemic) and is now published for 199 euros. This is not a small thing and it is not a camera for everyone that even the manufacturer did not want to bring. He wanted to bring a quality camera for the discerning and see if it worked.

Source: Sector.sk by www.sector.sk.

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