Webcams come built into the bezels of most laptops these days although if we’re being honest, the overwhelming majority of them are pretty terrible and only exist to pad the specs list. As anyone that’s serious about video streaming will tell you, a standalone webcam is a must if you want to be taken seriously.
Should you not be satisfied with your laptop’s integrated webcam or have a desktop PC that doesn’t have video streaming capabilities (and you want them), Logitech’s new Brio 4K Pro webcam looks as if it should be high on your list for consideration.
Whereas most webcams – like Razer's Stargazer and even Logitech’s own C922 model that debuted last September – are limited to 1080p resolution, the company’s latest is able to stream at up to 4K Ultra HD (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) at 30 frames per second (or 1080p at 60 fps if you’re looking for a smoother feed).
The cam also offers high dynamic range (HDR) support and a 5x digital zoom, the latter of which is nothing to get excited about as digital zoom in general is something you want to avoid at all costs. There’s even an infrared sensor that enables Windows Hello facial recognition support. HDR support is more a future-proofing feature right now as very few 4K monitors currently support it but I digress.
The Logitech Brio 4K Pro webcam is available as of writing priced at $199.99.