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Razer Kiyo Pro Review Rundown

RazerPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Top-notch 1080p HDR video and photo quality
  • Solid build quality
Cons**
  • 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

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is an overall good webcam thanks to its 1080p video and HDR. There's no color noise, like you'd find in cheaper webcams, but there's a consistent noisy layer in the shots. The microphone volume can be a little low at times, and there are no settings for the microphone.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good image quality
  • 4K, HDR and Windows Hello support
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 4K or 1080p video
  • No microphone

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
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 low light footage is some of the best we've seen in any webcam.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sharp, well-exposed picture in full light
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Wide aperture lens
Cons[**]
  • No built-in audio jack

t3[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is a pre-grade webcam that delivers some seriously strong functionality for both the home office (like me) and also in the game room. It has the ability to flick between Full HD 60fps and Full HD HDR 30fps delivering strong versatility. It also comes with a handy built-in preview function, meaning you can directly see the changes you are making on the fly.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • No HDR 30fps option

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is available from February 23 for $199.99 on the Razer.com store, with plans to go on sale via authorized retailers later in 2021. We can't justify recommending something this expensive to a casual user, but for anyone looking for incredible video quality online that doesn't want to deal with video capture cards, this webcam is an absolute beast.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Incredible video quality
  • HDR (High-definition) recording
  • Compact and lightweight
Cons[**]
  • Loud ambient light
  • No built-in ring light

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro webcam is designed to be incredibly durable. It has a plastic clip system, which allows you to choose from how you want to mount it. It's significantly larger than the Logitech C920, measuring in at 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 inches. The Razer Synapse software is very intuitive and easy to use.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive 1080p/60 fps video performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Comfortable to use
Cons[**]
  • No built-in ring light
  • Some issues with autofocus

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kiyo Pro is a solidly built, hefty and modular device that feels pleasant in the hand. It's also the most expensive webcam I've reviewed, and its much-touted HDR and 1080p @ 60 fps recording features will likely only appeal to a specific group of content creators. It also touts a new light sensor that's genuinely impressive and will probably put you at ease if your recording environment is dark.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • HDR and 1080p @ 60 fps recording
  • Robust build quality
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone
Cons[**]
  • Razer’s ring light is gone
  • No HDR support

References

1. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review. laptopmag. 2021-03-21 Retrieved 2021-03-24.
2. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro Review. pcmag. 2021-07-15 Retrieved 2021-07-16.
3. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review: fantastic image quality and features. t3. 2021-03-04 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
4. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro review. techradar. 2021-02-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro webcam review. tomsguide. 2021-03-14 Retrieved 2021-03-24.
6. ^ Razer Kiyo Pro Webcam Review: A New Hardcore Standard. tomshardware. 2021-02-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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