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Streamers’ dream come true: Elgato launches first 4K60 webcam.

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Attention, streamers: Elgato's new Facecam Pro offers 4K streaming at 60fps.
Attention, streamers: Elgato's new Facecam Pro offers 4K streaming at 60fps.
Photo: Elgato

In a bid to capture the streaming content creator market, Elgato just launched what it called “the world’s first 4K60 webcam” — Facecam Pro. It shoot video in 4K resolution at a smooth 60 frames per second (fps), which previously required a DSLR or other advanced camera setup.

The pricey new camera joins the original Facecam in Elgato’s growing lineup.

Elgato Facecam Pro

The new Elgato Facecam Pro offers a number of improvements over its popular Facecam, which should add quality to streamers’ and gamers’ video capture.

The pro version features a new “heavyweight lens” and a large-area, high-end Sony sensor for detailed photo and video capture, the company said.

The camera also boasts an advanced new processor that offers instant light correction, automatic noise reduction and an array of visual effects.

One improvement Elgato elected not to make with the Facecam Pro, however, is the addition of a microphone, which Facecam also lacks. The presumption here, considering webcams’ subpar mics, is that would already have a quality microphone.

And, of course, the new camera works with Elgato’s Camera Hub software to add elements of studio photography to your work.

Facecam Pro specs:

  • Elgato Premium Autofocus Lens
  • 21 mm focal length
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • Anti-reflective
  • 90-degree field of view
  • Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor
  • Supported resolutions: 2160p60, 2160p30, 1080р60, 1080р30, 720р60, 720p30
  • USB-C connectivity
  • Camera Hub software support

But unfortunately, Elgato noted that “batch 1” of Facecam Pro has sold out. Batch 2 is due in late November.

Price: $299.99

Where to buy: Elgato

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