Elgato Facecam, a quality webcam
Elgato’s proposal is to offer a camera that allows you to stream with the best possible quality, and for this they have decided to pay attention to the element that allows reaching the highest quality, and that is none other than the sensor. This Facecam mounts a CMOS sensor Sony Starvis which, together with an 8-element lens, is capable of offering a maximum aperture of f / 2.4 with a focal length of 24mm in equivalent with the full format.
The result is an image with a 82 degree viewing angle that promises superb definition and minimal noise in all conditions. In addition, thanks to the internal heatsink, the camera promises constant performance without fear of overheating in the sensor, so the streaming sessions for 24 hours without stopping will endure perfectly.
Why isn’t it 4K?
Maybe the Full HD resolution of this camera has sounded a bit strange, since seeing its features you would expect at least to have 4K resolution. But in reality, this resolution is not strictly necessary when broadcasting live, since a 1080p signal at 60 images per second is more than enough to place the image of your face in one of the boxes you have in the stream.
Another shortcoming is in the microphone, and this camera does not include it. Again, this is a well-founded decision by the manufacturer, as someone who opts for a camera of this level will also have a quality external microphone with which to record the audio, so they would never use a microphone built into a webcam. Another issue is that you want to use this camera for video conferencing, but it is not something it is intended for, mainly because of its price.
The price of the elgato Facecam is 199,99 euros, and can be purchased from today on the official website of elgato and from Amazon, where you can already reserve to receive it soon. It is a somewhat high price for a webcam, but not for a camera designed for the world of streaming. Keep in mind that it mounts a high-quality sensor, and a set of optical elements that will guarantee excellent image quality.
With this product, the brand culminates a product catalog in which practically nothing is missing to set up the perfect streaming setup, since the list of accessories available today is endless, including the Ring light ring. Light to the bottom chroma roll.