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Elgato Facecam Review

Rating: 8.5.

Elgato is a streaming and content creation giant, making all kinds of solutions and handy bits of hardware and software for creators. The company now wants to appeal to the masses by entering the webcam scene with an all-in-one solution. The Elgato Facecam has just launched with a hefty price of £189.99. With a Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor, fully glass 24mm equivalent f2.4 lens and uncompressed 1080p60 feed… Is it any good?

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Specifications:

  • Elgato Prime Lens (all-glass)
  • Fixed Focus Range 30 – 120cm
  • Aperture – f/2.4
  • Focal Length – 24mm full-frame equivalent
  • Field of View – 82 degrees
  • Sensor – Sony STARVIS CMOS
  • Resolution – 1080p60
  • Detachable cable – USB 3.0 to USB C
  • Mounting options with ¼ inch thread
  • Dimensions: 79 x 48 x 58mm without mount
  • Weight: 96g without privacy cap and mount

You can purchase the Elgato Facecam, from Overclockers UK for £189.95, HERE!

Pros:

  • Excellent uncompressed image quality.
  • The best webcam software out there.
  • Fully custom controls that can be saved onto the webcam itself.
  • Great lowlight capabilities.
  • Lightweight.

Cons:

  • Pricey.
  • Not enough shutter speed options for 50Hz regions.
  • No upgrade path like a dedicated camera option.

KitGuru says: The uncompressed 60fps 1080p feed is sharp, colours are represented well and the field of view is nice and wide, the software is absolutely brilliant, being able to have ultimate control over every aspect of the camera and to save settings internally to the camera is exactly what you’d want as a video creator. We’re going to say it, this is the best webcam we’ve ever tested, despite the shutter speed niggle that we hope Elgato will fix with a software update.

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Rating: 8.5.

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