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Logitech StreamCam Brings 1080p60fps Capture For Streamers

By Joseph Bradford on February 12, 2020 | News | 0

Webcams have been around for a long time, and Logitech has been one of the most consistent producers of reliable webcams for years. However, these webcams were never really designed with streaming content in mind. Most of them were specifically designed for conference call use which is a good bit different than what a streamer needs for producing quality videos. Enter the new Logitech StreamCam.

This new 1080p/60fps webcam was explicitly designed for streamers regardless if they stream primarily to Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook. There’s even an option for full HD vertical video for platforms like Instagram stories, which use a portrait format. Additionally, this webcam features versatile mounting options that allow streamers to find the perfect angle no matter what monitor they are using or if they are using the tripod which comes with it. Electronic stabilization also helps minimize shaking from accidental bumps, or movement if taking video while walking.

One thing I’m curious to see with the StreamCam is it features new AI-driven facial tracking which helps with autofocus and keeping lighting on the focal point even. This sounds like a great idea if it works well, especially for people who have limited resources for lighting or do videos in conditions where lighting changes. I’m also wondering what the learning curve on the AI is because most AI systems take some time to learn and see the real benefits. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes.

The new Logitech StreamCam clocks in at $169.99, which puts it towards the higher end of the market and might not be an excellent choice for people who record video to later upload as higher resolutions with other options at this price point. However, as mentioned previously, this webcam is designed with streamers in mind, so not having 4k capabilities might be completely fine. Either way, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the StreamCam and seeing how it stacks up to my Logitech 920.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore