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Now don't get me wrong the idea to incorporate the ring light into the webcam is a fantastic idea on the surface, in reality, it doesn't work, most of the people who will buy this are the people who are starting out streaming and have no idea on how to set up lighting. Having just one ring light pointed at your face not only makes eye strain worse but does nothing for the picture quality as you need to be able to balance out the light levels correctly with light from behind as well as in front.
Apart from the bad designed light, the camera quality is only just as good as is claimed no better but definitely can be worse.
Overall this product is a typical razor product as it is a product the people think they need but in reality, is badly designed and over-exaggerated on its benefits.
(Yes, this just sits in a drawer now collecting dust.)
Let me say up front, I had an odd "use case" for this.....
I bought this because my office window is on one side of me (at my 2 o'clock, as a pilot would say), causing strong (day)light on one side of my face with the other side in near darkness.
I had hoped the built in light would balance that out by lighting the "dark side" (Luke...) of my face. It does do this, but the effect is relatively minor when the natural light is strong. It does have a reasonable affect further toward the end of the day).
However, having tried in other lighting situations, the light sensitivity & picture quality on the camera is VERY good for darker situations. It is exceptionally good (esp. compared to my aging logitech pro 9000) when you have low light , and even works well with no light other than your monitor glare, with or without using the built-in light.
It's packing and accompanying s/w is heavy on "gaming use", so I'm guessing the target audience is gaming more in the evening, or night-time (or in dark situations generally).
Summary: - As a day-time zoom camera, it's good, and a reasonable price. Seem well put together etc. - For low light situations (low light, NOT uneven light) It's VERY good, but more because of the camera sensitivity and picture quality in low-light than the built-in illumination.
Really great quality. We produce a lot of webinars and other video content for work and this has really upped our game. Looks great on zoom and Skype meetings, the ability to increase/decrease the light is brilliant. I bought another for a colleague who travels a lot and often has to contend with dim hotel room lighting - this is a real benefit.
On my Mac I didn’t need to download any drivers - I just plugged it in and it appeared as a device for Zoom, Slack, QuickTime and other similar software. Very happy.
The audio through the camera’s own mic is excellent as well.
Thought this would be awesome after watching some videos but I must say I was very underwhelmed. I bought this from a German company as 'Like New' at a small discount of £88 (RRP £99) and it was during Covid19 when webcams became gold dust lol. It arrived well packaged and installed fine but then the ring light only half illuminated. I tried a number of USB ports on the PC; same outcome. The image was also not particularly great in 1080p or 720p. I am not sure if I just had a 'duffer' or something. I contacted the company in Germany who after a few emails to and fro offered a discount of 15 euros but after counter-offering a £30 discount they agreed and refunded the discount. I also went to the Razer forums to see if others had the same issue and there were a couple of people who did. This is therefore probably a Razer batch issue or a firmware issue (I did update the firmware too). The response from Razer was firmware based but little else. No offer to RMA or replace. The razer synapse software is also quite poor and made no difference to imagery. In the end I decided to go 'posh' and ordered a brand new FujiFilm X-A7 mirrorless camera and 45mm lens which, with a cam-link device, now gives me 4K videos at 60FPS :) The Razer Kiyo now sits in its box destined for a car boot sale. Sadly, I cannot recommend this webcam. It would appear that Logitech have a better cam selection and better software too. Sorry Razer.
So much more advanced than the cheap Microsoft camera I had before. The ring light is excellent and has different levels of light output. It's easy to control focus manually to ensure you are sharp in the picture, and zoom can also be controlled. The mounting system is cleverly designed so it fits a wide range of screens very easily. It also has a tripod mount. Overall an excellent piece of kit.
To be clear, I've had people comment on how good (unprompted) the video quality is on conference calls which (in my view) speaks volumes about the quality of this camera. It's really easy to set up, image quality is superb and I've been extremely happy with it using it exclusively in conference calls on Teams and Zoom.
The downsides are minor, but are as follows:
The light is just awful unless you're a few inches from the screen. Depending on where you are, if you wear glasses you might end up looking like Riddick with two crazy little glowing pupils where the light ring glares back like a beast!
Secondly, despite lots of settings being tinkered with it's sometimes overexposed; certainly using the auto settings. I have a window directly in front of me and a 49" ultra wide screen monitor, so there's serious light hitting my face anyway. I can sometimes become an ethereal-faced creature when the light is very significant as the camera just can't seem to cope with it. Conversely, I expect this is why it's epic in low light (and it is).
So pretty expensive, but I don't happen to care because it's been a very good camera for me professionally.