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Razer Kiyo Pro Review: Specs, Price, Fantastic Quality & Features

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Razer Kiyo Pro Review: Specs, Price, Fantastic Quality & Features – A webcam or additional camera accessory is now increasingly sought after by the public. The reason is the need to appear virtual is higher, thanks to the WFH work system and distance learning. Trying to provide the best solution, Razer released its newest accessory, the Razer Kiyo Pro, which looks like a mini camera lens.

Razer Kiyo Pro Review

The Razer Kiyo Pro is the latest solution from a brand better known as a manufacturer of specialized gaming accessories. Classed as premium at a price that is not cheap, this USB camera device is not only suitable for game players but also for those who often hold conferences or online classes.

Currently, the webcam device market itself is still relatively quiet. Of the many products that consumers can choose from on the market, only Logitech dominates, with the Logitech Brio series since 2017. The presence of the Razer Kiyo Pro will certainly “disturb” the accessory manufacturer, who is more than 25 years old, bringing some interesting superior features.

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Razer Kiyo Pro Specifications:

Video Resolution 1080p @ 60/30/24 fps, 720p @ 60 fps, 480p @ 30 fps, 360p @ 30 fps
Field of View 103⁰, 90⁰, 80⁰
Image Resolution 2.1 Megapixels
Still Image Resolution 1920 x 1080
Connection Type USB3.0
Focus Type Auto
Video Encoding
  • USB 3.0: YUY2. & NV12 (uncompressed)
  • USB 2.0 H264 codec. (compressed)
Mounting Option L-shape joint and Tripod (Not included)
Cable Length 1.5 meters braided cable
Audio Codec 16 Bit 48 KHz
Polar Patterns Omnidirectional
Sensitivity -38 dB
Compatibility
  • PC with a free USB port
  • Windows® 8 (or higher)
  • Internet connection
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space*
  • Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software and Xsplit
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Design

The premium impression is immediately felt when you hold the webcam. It weighs about 245 grams, which is quite heavy for a webcam. However, it made Kiyo Pro feel solid and steady. The Razer Kiyo Pro camera device has a relatively large round body, which both in size and shape resembles a mirrorless camera lens.

Meanwhile, the material used around the lens circle uses polycarbonate, which looks quite sturdy, and the protective glass on the front uses Gorilla Glass 3.

There are not many panels such as buttons or slots available on this camera device. There is only a USB Type-C port available on the back. Of course, its function is to connect the camera to a PC/laptop device. Razer also includes one USB Type-C to Standard-A cable that is 1.5 meters long.

This cable can be used on the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the computer. However, it is not recommended to be connected to a USB Hub because it affects the connection to be not smooth, and the Kiyo Pro’s image quality is so low.

The lens sphere has a mounting called the Flexible Mounting Option as support. Mounting with this type can be bent and positioned on a flat plane or clamped to the monitor screen. The bottom also has a screw hole mounted on a tripod.

 

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Features

The Razer Kiyo Pro uses an IMX 327 sensor and has a 2.1 MP resolution combined with Sony’s Starvis technology. The lens itself has an aperture of F/2.0. Razer also embeds the Adaptive Light Sensor feature, which allows the webcam to adjust to ambient light conditions to capture images optimally; it still produces good images when used in low light conditions.

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This webcam provides an autofocus feature so that the camera will always get sharp results even if the object is moving or changing positions. However, we recommend that users do not move or move too much. If this feature works continuously, there will be a delay. This feature is active by default, but you can do it through the Razer Synapse application if you want to turn it off.

Razer Synapse Software

Razer provides the Razer Synapse application to do the settings manually, which is also compatible with several other Razer products. From here, you can set various options such as HDR, Zoom, to Field of View (FoV).

Performance

Kiyo Pro can deliver video quality up to Full HD 1080p 60 fps for clear and detailed images. There is also a 30 fps HDR mode that can correct areas of under or overexposure, including removing black shadows if the subject is backlit.

Meanwhile, for the point of view, Kiyo Pro provides three fields of view options, namely 103° (wide), 90° (medium), and 80° (narrow). The 103° field of view is wide enough to show everyone in a group video call or allow viewers to see the streamer’s activity.

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The 80° field of view is perfect for head-focused viewing during presentations or face cams while streaming games. If you are not satisfied with the viewing distance that is not too different, you can use the Zoom feature to get a narrower/closer viewing distance.

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This webcam has two microphones on the front on the left and right sides of the primary lens. Its capabilities are good enough to use when streaming or calling without using an additional microphone. The sound that is captured is quite clear. Meanwhile, other sounds in the background that are caught are still understandable.


Product Advantage:

  • Premium design.
  • Adaptive Light Sensor Features.
  • 1080p 60 fps video quality.
  • HDR features.
  • Flexible mounting position.

Product Weakness:

  • The Autofocus response is a bit slow.
  • Less clamping mounting.
  • The weight is too heavy.
  • Expensive.

Razer Kiyo Pro Price

As previously mentioned, the price of this device is classified as premium, reaching USD200. The features offered are indeed very many. Call it HDR capability and three different FoV options. Suitable for those of you who are looking for a high-quality webcam.

Conclusion

As a premium webcam is priced quite expensive, it is not surprising that the video and audio quality is above the average of other webcams. This makes the Razer Kiyo Pro more suitable for streamers or professionals. For them, this webcam can be a more affordable solution than buying a DSLR camera.


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