Have you ever noticed that most professional streamers have very high quality video during their streams compared to the grainy and pixelated videos from your webcam? This is because streamers invest in higher quality cameras because since it’s going to be their job, they will need the proper equipment.
If you’re thinking about getting into streaming and want to boost your video quality, Elgato might have something for you. The company has announced a new webcam called the Facecam. This is a 1080p webcam that can record video up to 60 fps, comes with an eight-element prime 24mm fixed focus lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and will use a Sony Starvis CMOS sensor.
Sounds fancy? It sure does, and does it sound expensive? You bet, because the Elgato Facecam will be priced at $200. This is clearly not a webcam designed for the average consumer who might not necessarily need all that fancy camera hardware, but if you’re someone looking to start streaming, then perhaps this could be a place to start.
The camera’s sensor will also be surrounded by a heatsink that is meant to help keep it cool, so if you plan on streaming for extended periods of time, it might come in handy. If you’re keen on picking it up, head on over to Elgato’s website for the details.