Elgato Facecam Pro, a webcam with 4K/60FPS resolution

Do you remember when the resolution of webcams was comparable to that of a postage stamp? Fortunately, those times are long gone, and models like this Elgato Facecam Pro are proof of this. And it is that if, in its early days, the resolution of the screens was quite far from the current one, and its uses were quite limited, over the years and various technological improvements, its use, as well as its uses, have grown exponentially .

The main example of this is found among content creators, without a doubt the main group of professional users of this type of device and, therefore, those who most need them to offer the best possible features. First it was with youtubersand later by the streamers, any improvement in image quality that they are able to provide is more than welcome by this group.

Thus, and more so coming from Elgato, it is clear that the new Elgato Facecam Pro, a device that adds the last name Pro to the already exceptional Elgato Facecam, which we were able to test a little over a year ago, will find a particularly grateful reception among the creators of contents. And it is that if we already said about the previous one that it raised streaming to a new level, we see that this model once again makes a qualitative leap within this market.

As we have already indicated in the title of this news, the most remarkable thing in the first instance of this Elgato Facecam Pro is that allows you to capture video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Whether to take advantage of the maximum image quality offered by streaming services, or to record, edit and publish videos in these graphic modes, until now content creators had to resort to other types of cameras, so this new model of Elgato marks a before and after.

Elgato Facecam Pro, a webcam with 4K/60FPS resolution

But of course, resolution and frame rate aren’t everything and, what’s more, you don’t have to spend too much time searching to find 4K/60FPS content whose image quality is… let’s say questionable, and there can be many reasons for this, but as a general rule, the main one is that the devices The capture-recording systems they use have been built with second or third class components, suitable for humbler and cheaper options, but when trying to scale up to this point, they come face to face with the reality of their own limitations.

This does not seem to be the case, in view of its technical specifications, of this Elgato Facecam Pro, in which the lens, sensor and processor are first class and, therefore, more than capable. Let’s start with its optics, where we find a wide-angle lens (offers a field of view of up to 90 degrees) equivalent to a 21 millimeter with f/2.0 number and that, moreover, allows manual focuswhich allows you to play with the depth of field, whether you are looking for a focus that tends to infinity, or if you want it to focus on the foreground, blurring the background, and other similar effects, achieved directly with the optical section, in instead of through post-processing.

For its part, the sensor of this Elgato Facecam Pro is not anything either, because we find a Wide area Sony Starvis (1/1.8 inch) which, in conjunction with the processor, is capable not only of adapting to different output formats, but also of correcting the captured image, in real time, when the lighting used is not optimal.

To give users maximum control, Elgato Facecam Pro is controlled via a software that replicates the functions that we can find in the OSD of SLR cameras, with settings such as field of view, exposure and white balance. And to these are added the catalog of effects (pan, tilt and zoom), which can be applied, also in real time, and without loss in image resolution.

The webcam Elgato Facecam Pro Already on sale on its official website, and its price is €349.99.

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