As the pandemic still pushing people to go work from home, the need for a high-end webcam setup is on an all-time high. Elgato as one of the most prominent product-maker is jumping on the trend wagon with Elgato Facecam.
The Facecam is equipped with a Sony Starvis backside-illuminated CMOS sensor coupled with a 24mm f/2.4 lens with eight elements. The webcam is capable to produce uncompressed video output in 1080p 60 fps resolution, with the widest viewing angle of 82°.
Elgato also did not forget to embed the heatsink as well as air vents on the backside of the Facecam to ensure the device does not overheat even when being used non-stop.
The Elgato Facecam relies on a USB-C connection. Apart from being clipped to the monitor, the device can also be mounted on a standard tripod.
Although it is plug-and-play, Facecam can also be tweaked further using a companion application, and all the settings set will be directly stored in Facecam’s internal memory.
Elgato also provides Camera Hub app support where the application offers a variety of camera settings manually. The app lets the user set the available setting options of white balance, camera shutter speed, ISO, and many more. That way, it can be adjusted according to the lighting conditions in the room.
Elgato also provides an internal memory that is useful for storing all these settings.
Price and Availability
The Elgato Facecam is available on Elgato’s official website with a price tag of $ 199.99.