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Razer Kiyo Pro Review Rundown

Razer Inc.Published on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Razer Kiyo Pro FHD Webcam
Neoscore* 79%
  • Top-notch 1080p HDR video and photo quality
  • Solid build quality
  • Lacks built-in ring light

Summary

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.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
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.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality 1080p video
  • HDR and 60fps video
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Can't adjust the camera's settings via Razer Synapse software

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
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.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid 1080p, HDR and Windows Hello video
  • Solid build quality
  • Good microphone
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as Logitech Brio

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro can record 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second. It has a field of view of 103 degrees, with digitally cropped angles of 90 and 80 degrees. The camera records a sharp, well-exposed picture in full light. The Dell UltraSharp Webcam captures these details much more cleanly.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Built-in ring light
  • Excellent mic
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcworld[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful, compact design
  • SDR, 30 fps, and SDR modes
  • Good image quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks focus hunting
  • Not as bright as some competitors

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent 60FPS video quality
  • Inbuilt ring light
  • HDR support
Cons[**]
  • Razer StreamCam isn't as powerful as Kiyo Pro

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sharp 1080p video at 60 fps
  • Adjustable field of view
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Autofocus could be better

tomshardware[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Out-of-the-box shots look much better than the Kiyo Pro
  • Built-in ring light
Cons[**]
  • Razer Synapse software still needs work

references

  1. 1. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review: A worthy webcam for conference calls and streaming. Expertreviews. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review. Laptopmag. 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  3. 3. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro Review. Pcmag. 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  4. 4. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review: One of the best webcams out there. Pcworld. 2021-03-08. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  5. 5. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review. Techradar. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro webcam review. Tomsguide. 2021-03-14. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  7. 7. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro Webcam Review: A New Hardcore Standard. Tomshardware. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  9. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  10. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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