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.