The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is a high-end webcam with stunning image quality and excellent low-light performance. It features a large 1/1.2-inch sensor, an ultra-wide f/1.7 aperture lens, and 4K video recording support at up to 30fps. It’s full supported recording resolutions are 4K30, 1440p30, 1080p60/30/24, and 720p60/30. The camera is also very easy to set up and use. Simply plug it into your computer, and you’re ready to go. Of course, it interfaces with Razer’s Synapse software suite where you can control its various features, and I highly suggest you install Synapse if you use the Kiyo Pro Ultra. The Kiyo Pro Ultra also includes many advanced features, such as HDR, autofocus, and background blur. The Kiyo Pro Ultra is a well-designed webcam made of high-quality materials and very sturdy build quality. The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra comes with a nice mount that lets it sit gently on the top of your monitor but it can also be mounted to a boom arm or tripod via bottom screw mount.
The Kiyo Pro Ultra’s image quality is simply outstanding. The large sensor and wide aperture lens combine to produce incredibly sharp and detailed images, even in low-light conditions. The HDR mode helps to ensure that your images are properly exposed, even when the scene has a wide range of brightness. The autofocus is very fast and accurate, so you don’t have to worry about your image being out of focus. This is important for streamers and content creators who are constantly moving around.
Even the Kiyo Pro Ultra’s built-in microphone works well enough, an area where most webcams fail. Of course, I would recommend that you use a dedicated microphone if you are a content creator, but for basic webinars or zoom sessions you are all set. Additionally, the Kiyo Pro Ultra’s low-light performance is outstanding in the world of webcams. In low-light conditions, the camera can produce much brighter and more detailed images than other webcams. This is due to the large sensor and wide aperture lens, which allow the camera to capture more light. The background blur effect is very natural-looking and can help you stand out from your background. This is a great way to make your video streams or recordings visually appealing.
Twisting the front of the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra will allow you to deploy or retract the built-in privacy shield, which reminds me of the “Iris” from MGM’s Stargate SG-1 television show. I dig it and it provides a little extra piece of mind when it comes to privacy.
- Stunning image quality
- Excellent low-light performance
- Advanced features, such as HDR, autofocus, and background blur
- Easy to set up and use
- On the pricey side
Overall, the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is an excellent webcam that offers a lot of value for the price. It is a great choice for anyone who wants the best possible image quality for their webcam, whether they are using it for streaming, content creation, or video calls. Most of the time, the people I was in web meetings with actually thought I was using a big mirrorless DSLR camera as a web cam. Simply put: The Razer Kiyo Ultra is the best web cam you can purchase at the time of this writing. It retails for $299.99 and is available now at Razer’s official website.