Razer’s $ 200 Kiyo Pro webcam adds customizable FOV and 60 fps recording in 1080p

With a pandemic that has created intense demand for high-end webcams, Razer is adding a new product to its line of streaming peripherals. The Kiyo Pro is a 2.1 megapixel camera that can record 1080p footage at up to 60 frames per second or up to 30 frames per second if you enable optional HDR mode. Use Synapse software to adjust the field of view between 103, 90 and 80 degrees to capture more or less background. It also comes with a included cover for privacy protection and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Missing is the Kiyo Pro one of the features it highlighted: the built-in ring light. However, Razer says Sony’s larger 1 / 2.8-inch IMX327 Pro model sensor is better equipped to handle less than ideal lighting. At $ 200, the Kiyo Pro is also $ 100 more expensive than its predecessor. It’s a steep price to pay for a device that lacks features like 4K video recording and support for Windows Hello, but as is usually the case with Razer products, you pay a premium for the company’s design sensitivity.