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Razer's new Stargazer webcam was designed specifically for game streamers

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Jan 6, 2016
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  1. Razer has unveiled a desktop webcam designed primarily to simplify the traditional game streaming setup. The Razer Stargazer is packed to the brim with features but does it have enough tricks up its sleeve to justify the high price tag?

    Razer says its Stargazer is the first webcam suitable for quality streaming content production. It's able to capture video at 720p quality at 60 frames per second (or 1080p at 30 FPS) and features a dual-array, automatic noise-cancelling microphone.

    It utilizes Intel's RealSense SR300 camera to drive a feature called Dynamic Background Removal. As the name suggests, this feature - which Razer says works with popular broadcasting software like XSplit, OBS and its own Gamecaster - does away with the need for a green screen to hide your surroundings by sensing depth to separate foreground objects (you) from the background.

    Stargazer is also capable of detecting up to 78 points on a user's face and 22 points on each hand, enabling users to launch applications with gestures and even unlock their computer via Windows Hello.

    The PC peripheral specialist tells us its Stargazer webcam will be available sometime during the second quarter priced at $199.99. Cost aside, Stargazer isn't for everyone at it requires a Windows 10 machine running a sixth-generation Intel Core processor with USB 3.0 connectivity.

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 817   +333

    So it's made for streamers, but it's made exclusively for Win10? Make your mind up!
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,270

    $199 because it has Razers logo on it, any other logo and you'd pay $59 for the exact same thing.
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,636   +1,026

    ok, how about we rephrase it. Made for streamers that use Windows 10. :p
    wastedkill likes this.
  5. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 817   +333

    That's an extremely niché group to market for. A group so niché that even they don't know they exist as a group.
    wastedkill likes this.

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