New Elgato Facecam ups picture quality at lower price

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Elgato Facecam Mk.2
With new HDR color technology, better light sensitivity and a new privacy shutter, Facecam Mk.2 is a formidable webcam.
Photo: Elgato

The new Elgato Facecam Mk.2, successor to the company’s popular Facecam webcam for creators and streamers, just came out. Improved picture quality, a new privacy shutter and other enhancements appear to make it a worthy upgrade. And that’s especially true because it carries a lower price than Facecam did at its launch.

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Elgato Facecam Mk.2

Compared to the original Facecam, released in July 2021, Elgato Facecam Mk.2 adds high dynamic range (HDR) technology. That gives it more vibrant color and detail in various lighting conditions. And Mk.2 adds more lighting sensitivity over Facecam for better performance in dim conditions.

Also new with this model is a built-in privacy shutter. That helps ensure users can block the lens with a simple swipe when not in use. That adds an extra layer of privacy and security.

And like its predecessor, Elgato Facecam Mk.2 incorporates a 1080p Sony sensor that delivers good image quality with vibrant colors and sharp details for gameplay, video calls and streaming.

Additionally, the camera supports a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, ensuring smooth video capture. It can take slow-motion video in 720px quality.

This new model slots in between the original Facecam and the premium Facecam Pro.

Elgato Facecam Mk.2 privacy shutter
This model’s privacy shutters improves security.
Photo: Elgato

Advanced low-light performance

One of the standout features of the Facecam Mk.2 is its low-light performance. Equipped with a large sensor and advanced image-processing algorithms, the camera can capture clear and noise-free footage even in dimly lit environments.

Versatile mounting options

Elgato Facecam Mk.2 offers a range of mounting options to accommodate different setups. It comes with a versatile multi-mount that enables easy positioning on monitors, tripods or desktop stands.

Integration with Elgato ecosystem

With its simple integrationwith Elgato’s ecosystem of content-creation tools, Facecam Mk.2 is compatible with popular streaming software like OBS Studio and XSplit.

It also works with Elgato’s Stream Deck controllers, allowing creators to control various camera functions with a single touch.

Elgato Facecam Mk.2: Pricing and availability

You can pick up Facecam Mk.2 on Amazon for $149.99, which is $20 more than Facecam’s current price but less than its original price ($199). Facecam Pro goes for $299.99.

Where to buy: Amazon

Elgato Facecam MK.2
$149.99

This full HD webcam for streaming, gaming, video calls and recording is HDR enabled, includes a Sony sensor and PTZ control, and works with OBS, Zoom, Teams, and more, for Mac and PC.

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04/19/2024 02:02 am GMT

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