Razer Kiyo Pro Review Rundown
Razer Inc. | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
Razer Kiyo Pro is the latest product targeted towards streamers and content creators. It uses a Sony IMX327 CMOS sensor, something that, according to Razer, is currently only found in high-end surveillance cameras. It can record and stream 1080p video at either 30fps (HDR) or 60fps (SDR) and can capture 1.2MP images. It isn't quite flawless but with top-notch video quality, a thoughtful design, and a handful of granular settings in the companion software, it is an excellent choice.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro uses a Sony IMX327 CMOS sensor, something that, according to Razer, is currently only found in high-end surveillance cameras. The webcam has an aperture of f/2.0, a pixel size of 2.9μm and a wide 103-degree field of view, which can also be cropped to either 90- or 80-degrees in the camera's settings. It can record and stream 1080p video at either 30fps (HDR) or 60fps (SDR) and can capture 1.2MP images. All of this might look impressive but it isn't the sharpest webcam around.
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is a decent entry to Razer's peripheral lineup. It offers solid 1080p, HDR video and photo quality as well as a decent microphone. The webcam can be a little finicky between autofocus and some of the saved settings. If you're looking for another webcam for a similar price, check out the Logitech Brio.
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is one of the most versatile webcams I've seen. It can display up to a 1080p signal at 60 fps with SDR, or 30 fps with HDR. While each camera can be tweaked to a certain degree, the Kiya Pro has the most exposure information.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is the latest product targeted towards streamers and content creators. It features ultra-sensitive light sensors for working in low light conditions, HDR capability and incredibly smooth 60FPS recording capabilities. Despite the eye-watering cost, this could be a perfectly valid investment for folk who spend a lot of time being broadcast. Outside of the Logitech StreamCam it won't have much market competition.
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
Razer's Kiyo Pro is a $199 webcam that looks like a lens ripped off a mirrorless camera. It's capable of streaming or recording 1080p footage at up to 60 frames per second. It has an adjustable field of view, letting you swap between 80 degrees for a tighter crop of your face.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro webcam was released on February 23, 2021, and is currently priced at $199.99. Its main attraction is its ability to deliver 1080p video at 60 frames per second without sacrificing image sharpness. Its premium status also makes it immune to recent webcam shortages that have affected more affordable options such as the Logitech C920.
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Razer hasn't released a webcam since the original Razer Kiyo back in 2017. It's clear that it's going for a more mature, less toyetic vibe. There's also plenty of brand new features that make it enticing to game streamers, office professionals and even amateur filmmakers.
- 1. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review: A worthy webcam for conference calls and streaming. Expertreviews. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review. Laptopmag. 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
- 3. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review: One of the best webcams out there. Pcworld. 2021-03-08. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
- 4. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review. Techradar. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 5. ^ Razer’s Kiyo Pro doesn’t deliver all the goods a $200 webcam should. Theverge. 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
- 6. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro webcam review. Tomsguide. 2021-03-14. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
- 7. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro Webcam Review: A New Hardcore Standard. Tomshardware. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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