Together with its spectacular beamforming speaker, Razer debuted a brand new 4K webcam at CES 2023. And man, this factor is complete overkill—the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra shoots uncompressed 4K 24FPS video, it has the most important sensor of any webcam, and it makes use of AI to attain a number of image-enhancing results.
From a technical standpoint, the Kiyo Professional Extremely ought to provide a higher-quality picture than competing 4K webcams. The Elgato Facecam Professional shoots 4K 60FPS video, for instance, but it surely’s compressed video, that means that a few of the readability, element, and vibrance is sacrificed to cut back file dimension or processing necessities.
We examined the Kiyo Professional Extremely in particular person at CES. And we had been very impressed. The video feed is obvious, sharp, and vibrant. Setting the webcam to 1080p 60FPS lets you seize video with HDR, and there are settings for face monitoring and a bokeh impact (each of which look fairly good).
Clearly, Razer is aiming for content material creators. That is the type of webcam you purchase as an alternative of a DSLR (which might be why the Kiyo Professional Extremely seems to be like an enormous fats digicam lens). It even has a built-in omnidirectional microphone, and the lens can twist closed for privateness.
However is that this a significant improve over the Razer Kiyo Pro? Nicely, it will depend on how you propose to make use of your webcam. I wouldn’t essentially purchase one thing like this for video calls or livestreams, for instance, as a result of platforms like Zoom and Twitch don’t assist 4K video.
That stated, the bokeh and face monitoring options can nonetheless come in useful in video conferences or livestreams. And since this digicam has such a big sensor, it could look higher than the competitors even at a 1080p decision. That is one thing we’ll have to check in a future overview.
The Razer Kiyo Professional Extremely is obtainable elusively at the Razer website. It prices a whopping $300, precisely $100 greater than the Razer Kiyo Professional.