logitech StreamCam Review in Nigeria
The Logitech StreamCam is an ideal pick pin package for live streamers, with a versatile 1080p60 webcam, screen and table stands, and flexible video processing software.
The StreamCam is the company’s answer. Featuring a fresh new design, 1080p60 video, and unexpected features like image stabilization, it aims to impress. But does it do enough to justify the years-long delay.
Webcams are usually seen as an afterthought. They’re built into nearly every laptop and tablet, and if you need a dedicated one, plenty of inexpensive options are available.
These won’t give you the crisp, smooth video you need to bolster your live streaming career, however.
With that in mind, the Logitech StreamCam provides everything you need for top-notch live streaming for $169.99.
Design & Display
The StreamCam is strikingly different from any other webcam in Logitech’s line-up. The StreamCam is a boxy camera in a black or light gray that measures 2.3 inches high, 1.9 inches wide, and 2.4 inches deep, with a five-foot cable terminating in a USB-C plug.
The front of the camera features a fabric cover with the Logitech logo on the bottom and an indicator LED behind the fabric in the upper right corner.
The camera fits on either of two included mounts with U-shaped brackets that hold it snugly by small protrusions near the back of the device.
One mount is designed for monitors and laptop screens, with a plastic lip on the front and a flip-out arm on a stiff hinge with a smaller foot that flips out at the bottom.
The small lip keeps the camera steady on the top bezel of your screen, while the arm and foot brace against the back. The other mount is a small tabletop tripod that lets you set up the StreamCam on any flat surface.
With the Logitech logo on the bottom of the front of the camera, it records in portrait orientation at up to 1,920 by 1,080 resolution and 60 frames per second.
Rotating the camera counterclockwise 90 degrees and placing it back on the mount puts the logo on the right side, and lets it record 1080p60 video in landscape orientation.
When evaluating a new webcam, it really comes down to video quality and whether the StreamCam offers enough improvements to justify picking it up over the tried-and-true options dominating the market.
If you want to record 1080p60 video, especially with multiple programs running, you’ll need a computer that can handle it.
The StreamCam features two microphones for recording your voice in either mono or stereo. The in-camera mics are functional and it produced clean and balanced audio.
The wide aperture really made a big impact, which can improve your video quality if you like streaming in dim lighting.
So,if you’re serious about audio fidelity in your streams, you might want to invest in a separate USB microphone and run the audio capture through that device, both to get the best recording quality possible and to block out surrounding noise by using a cardioid capsule.
The StreamCam’s mics are good, but you can make things even more professional with more specialized hardware.
You can use the recording and streaming software of your choice, like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit, with the StreamCam.
You can also use Logitech’s own Logitech Capture software, which lacks the comprehensive power and configurability of OBS or XSplit for recording or streaming, but is much easier to use and still provides plenty of flexibility.
More importantly, Logitech Capture also enables several helpful features on the StreamCam, which is why you’ll most likely use both it and your recording and streaming software of choice.
Logitech StreamCam is a flexible, capable webcam package. The camera produces crisp, smooth video at a variety of resolutions, frame rates, and orientations, with solid audio quality from its microphones.
The included stream and tripod mounts provide plenty of options for recording at nearly any angle, and the Logitech Capture software features a robust selection of picture-tweaking tools to perfect the feed before you send it live with OBS, XSplit, or some other software.