Speaker 1: Not sure which 60 FPS webcam you wanna use for streaming. Let’s take a look at three of the best and see which one might work for you.
Speaker 1: There are a lot of 60 FPS webcams that are catered towards streamers, and I thought it would be really neat to take three of the most popular webcams and put them side by side in a really nice versus so that you can [00:00:30] be the judge and decide which one might work best for you. Obviously, if you have millions of Twitch followers, you’re making all kinds of money as an affiliate, you’re probably using something like this and that’s okay, but for everybody else, who’s maybe a hobbyist streamer or doesn’t wanna invest a lot of money or can’t invest a lot of money in the camera they’re using these webcams are pretty good options for you. First, I’m gonna talk about what each camera offers individually. [00:01:00] Then I’m gonna walk you through the so software for each of them. And lastly, I’m gonna put up a one V one V one side by side comparison so that you can see what all three cameras look like live in a single shot. Let’s take a look at the specs.
Speaker 1: First up the El Gado face cam. This webcam features an F 2.4 prime lens and offers 10 80 P resolution at 60 frames per second. It also has flash memory, meaning [00:01:30] you can save your settings directly to the camera itself. Since it’s a prime lens, it’s fixed focus, which means it’s not adjustable. And finally, it’s got up to an 82 degree field of view next up the Logitech stream cam the stream cam is an F two lens and also offers 10 80 P 60 FPS. It’s not fixed focused though. So it has a 10 centimeter to infinity auto focus capability. Notably it’s the only one [00:02:00] of these three webcams that uses a us B C connection instead of U S B a. There are also dual front facing microphones underneath the fabric and up to a 78 degree field of view. And lastly, this is the razor Kio pro the Kio pro sports and F 2.8 lens, which is the smallest aperture of the three cameras. But it’s made with core gorilla glass three, which razor says makes it more resistant to scratches like the other two it’s 10 [00:02:30] 80 P 60 FPS, but also has HDR functionality at 30 FPS. Finally, it’s the whitest lens by far maxing out at a whopping 103 degree field of view. That’s what each one of these webcams looks like on paper. Now let’s take a look at the software. Each webcam provides and see them in action.
Speaker 1: All right, let’s take a look at log capture. This is the software that Logitech uses [00:03:00] to control its webcams. So I’m, I have the stream cam set up. You can see what it looks like right now. Um, and we’ll walk through all of the different settings. So one of the things Logitech does with its, uh, capture software is it actually allows you to have two different sources. Um, so really logic capture is kind of a way to adjust your camera settings and then output this software as your camera. So it kind of creates a virtual camera that you can then [00:03:30] put out to OBS or stream labs or what have you. So here are some of the settings for the stream cam. Um, you can obviously priority, you can say, Hey, I want you to focus on frame rate. Really gotta have that 60 FPS at all costs.
Speaker 1: Um, or if you have kind of iffy lighting and you wanna make sure that it’s generally extremely stable, you can set it for exposure. Um, you can see that doesn’t really change a whole lot when I click on it because I have a good lighting setup. Um, then [00:04:00] you have some image stabilization. If I turn that on, you can see it sort of crops in a little bit and that’s to keep, if you sort of wobble the desk, um, it won’t be as bad. So maybe I can actually, I might be actually able to, to recreate this here. So if I have a little bit of wobble here, I can actually wobble my desk. Pretty good. Um, if I try the same thing here, it’s, it’s a little less apparent, but you can still see kind of a jitter. So, uh, if you’re hitting your desk a lot, maybe you need image stabilization.
Speaker 1: Then we’ve got auto framing, which is exactly what it sounds like. Uh, you [00:04:30] are zoomed in on and it will follow you. We’ll follow you everywhere. We’ll follow you anywhere you want to go. Uh, and then you also have auto focus, which right now is off. So auto focus that’s okay. I can shut it off. You can see the, the range of focus here so I can go all the way back. Um, and then I can start moving forward, uh, and it will start, you know, bringing things into focus. Now I’m out of focus and if I keep going, this is like closer to the camera and see [00:05:00] really close. I have found auto focus on webcams to be extremely touchy for all of them. Um, the stream cam I think is probably the best of the three. Uh, I will give it credit for that.
Speaker 1: It doesn’t seem to be, you know, really struggling to keep that focus, uh, auto, white balance. This is off right now. If I turn on auto balance, it actually is pretty good. If you’re bringing things into your shot and taking them back out, you may experience some weird kind of white balance [00:05:30] adjusting on the fly. Uh, but if you’re streaming your a really small little picture in the corner, so it may not be as bad as, uh, it may not. It may not be very noticeable, I guess, is the better way to put it. Um, so I’ll turn that off and then I can go back. So I’ll keep it right around 4,500. Uh, if you have something that flickers in the background, like a fluorescent light, uh, or some kind of monitor, you can adjust your anti flicker settings. Um, you can actually see just a little bit, this neon light right here, the CNET light.
Speaker 1: If I change it from 50 to 60, [00:06:00] the flicker does actually get a little bit better. So if you’ve got neon in the background, which a lot of streamers do have, uh, that’s something to take into consideration, you have that option to adjust. Um, I can do chroma key. So if you flip that on, you can see you’ve got either green screen or blue screen. You can adjust, um, just very little settings. It’s not super granular, but there are a couple of sliders here, uh, that you can take advantage of. Should you choose? Uh, there are some advanced settings, but they’re really simple. They’re not actually advanced at all. It’s just horizontally flip the source [00:06:30] and vertically flip the source. So there’s your advanced settings. I, I thought that was kind of funny. And then you have some, uh, other options here. Uh, you can choose your resolution, you can choose your frames per second.
Speaker 1: You can choose your video in coder, uh, where you want your video to end up if you’re recording something down here in this space, uh, which I’m not, I’m recording an OBS. And then there’s some again, advanced settings that are not really advance. So there’s a 3, 2, 1 countdown. If you hit the record [00:07:00] button, there’s a framing grid. If you want to frame your shot a little bit better, and then a five megapixel enhanced screenshot. If you’re taking screenshots again with this button down here. Oh, and before I forget logs stream cam does one thing in particular that I think is really neat for anybody who might be a TikTok creator or on Instagram reels, it actually can go vertical. So this is, uh, this is a vertical shot I’m [00:07:30] using this vertical. It automatically will shift it to a vertical video. Um, this is a really cool feature.
Speaker 1: I think it’s awesome. And definitely that might cause you to buy this camera over the other two. So that is lo capture. That’s their capture software again. Um, one of the things I don’t love about lo capture is it does make a virtual camera and outputs all of these settings, uh, to an OBS or a LOBs. [00:08:00] And the problem with that is, is that sometimes there’s an even bigger delay between your video and your audio. So you may have to adjust that in your settings, on your streaming software of choice, that can be really, really frustrating to try to sort of match those. Uh, and it is a much wider gap because obviously it process through another piece of software before going into OBS or stream labs, um, or whatever other streaming software that you use. So keep that in mind, if you’re really [00:08:30] interested in the Logitech stream cam, let’s check out the El Gado face cam,
Speaker 1: This is camera hub. This is Elga software for the face cam. Uh, it doesn’t have any other webcam. So it’s just for this particular webcam. You can see it’s actually a lot wider. The field of view is, is much wider than, uh, what the log stream cam had going on. Uh, I actually have this completely reset to factory default. You could see it’s pretty blown out. [00:09:00] You know, I’m just really surprised at how not great the plug and play aspect of this particular camera is, especially since Al Gado is so good at this. Um, they are a company dedicated to making products for streamers. So, uh, the fact that this camera isn’t exactly plug and play the, uh, that you will in fact need to work a little bit on it and its settings before being able to really use it, um, kind of stinks.
Speaker 1: But, uh, but you know, it won’t take very long at all. So let’s walk through the settings. [00:09:30] So here is our device settings. Um, the input really simple, that’s the face cam, uh, something that I think is really cool, that alga is doing with the face cam is it has the ability to save settings to device. It will actually flash the settings that you have here to your device. I really like this feature, honestly. I think every webcam should have it going forward. Good job there, El Gato. I think that’s really, really cool. All right. So we have zoom, uh, once again, as I mentioned, when I was talking about [00:10:00] the Logitech stream cam Thedo face cam is a fixed lens camera, you know, so you have sort of a digital zoom here, if you want to zoom in. So we can do that. I think even just a couple of clicks looks decent, um, but I wouldn go too much farther in, I mean, if you’re, you can, you can zoom in, you can zoom in it’s possible, but, um, and it doesn’t look terrible.
Speaker 1: You know, it just, you know, digital zoom never looks amazing compared to what [00:10:30] the default is. And then you have your picture settings, um, super basic, super duper basic three settings, C saturation sharpness. That’s it. If you ever wanna reset it, you can just hit that little reset button there. Uh, now we get two exposures. I think El Gado did a really good job of choosing what to include here in the software. Uh, you can set your exposure to automatic. I hate doing that because every single time I find that having a camera set to auto exposure, you’re constantly getting that bounce up and down of like [00:11:00] the camera doesn’t know if it’s too light or too dark, and it just looks weird and you don’t want that during your stream. If you choose to keep it on automatic, you do have a couple of options for metering.
Speaker 1: And, uh, the metering here is center weighted. So the camera will decide how to expose your image based on what it’s in the middle. So that’s me or you, if you’re streaming, uh, or you can choose average. So it’ll take the whole image and decide how to set the exposure as you can see, it’s actually like really bright. [00:11:30] Everything’s super blown out. So we’re gonna go back to center weighted. You can compensate on the automatic setting, which I think is the easiest way to kind of adjust your camera setting. So I’m gonna step it down to minus one, and that looks more realistic, right? Uh, if you want it a little bit more light, you know, drop it up to point minus 0.5, like it looks much, much better, and you can keep it on auto. If you want to. If I shut off auto, I then [00:12:00] have access to shutter speed as well as ISO.
Speaker 1: Um, I do think overall they do a really nice job of, um, letting you just sort of compensate for some of the lighting in your space, a on automatic. Uh, so if you wanted to leave it there, you could, it does an okay job. It’s just not great right out of the box. Like I said, uh, white balancing again, automatic, uh, looks fine. If I shut it off, it’s pretty warm at 5,000 K. Um, I can turn it down, [00:12:30] uh, to 4,500, like I did the last time and that’s a little bit more realistic. Um, you can see this is a starting to get a little blue grayish my skin starting to look a little weird. Uh, but if I go all the way up to 5,500, it’s pretty warm and these lights are set up for 5,500. So, you know, maybe my lights are wrong, who knows.
Speaker 1: Uh, but I think maybe somewhere in the neighborhood, I of, uh, you know, 47 is about where I’d like to be here on white balance. Uh, and then you have some processing [00:13:00] options. You have an anti flicker, uh, down here just like the lodge stream cam software does. And then you also have some noise reduction. You can use that if you’d like, uh, but overall super easy to use. Um, you can take screenshots down here. You can say you can set a save folder, uh, and then you can set, save to device. So you can say, Hey, this is what I want my face cam to look like every single time I use it. Thank you very much. Now I never have to go back into camera hub and use this device. All right. That [00:13:30] is El Gatos camera hub for face cam. So let’s look at razor with its signup software on the K pro.
Speaker 1: This is sign apps. This is Razor’s software that controls a lot of its compatible peripherals, uh, including the razor Kio pro, which is what you’re looking at right now. Uh, as you can see, this app is little it small. This window is a little bit tiny. There is a way to, to adjust this. [00:14:00] If you wanna really get a good look at your settings, uh, it took a minute, but if you expand the camera preview, that’s cool. Uh, but if you want to go back to the signup settings, it actually is over the top of it. Uh, so the best way to do that is we’re just gonna pop one here and we’re gonna pop one here and there we go. So now we’re gonna check out what Razor’s signup software can do for you if you have a razor key pro. So one of the things that you may have noticed right up front is, um, [00:14:30] the auto focus on this camera is incredibly aggressive, and if it hasn’t been doing it, uh, it, well, there it goes.
Speaker 1: So, um, it is really, really aggressive. If we shut off auto focus, uh, it automatically drops us down to the base focus. We can go ahead and drag it this way and get a little bit of a better idea of what things look like. Um, and it will not continually try to find focus. It’s not a fun thing. Honestly, if you buy this [00:15:00] camera, just shut it off immediately. You will not like auto focus on this camera. Uh, there’s an HDR option. I don’t think I need that. I have an office with, uh, pretty good lightings. So I’m gonna shut that off. It’ll actually, I believe make this image a little bit brighter, uh, but we’re gonna adjust that. So we also have some different options here on field of view, so kudos to razor to their credit. They did not give you a slider with numbers because really that’s kind of meaningless to most people who [00:15:30] are not AV people.
Speaker 1: If you’re not a photographer or a videographer cinema, you know, cinematography, anything like that, fob numbers are really just gonna mean nothing to you. And that’s fine because you can have things like this, which is field of view wide, which as you can see gives you kind of this, um, sort of fish eye effect. You can see the, uh, the rack here is a little, little bit bent. Um, that’s the widest setting that the razor Q pro offers you, you can click on medium, which zooms in a little bit, it crops [00:16:00] in, but you’re still kind of getting this, uh, little bit of a fish eye effect, but not terrible. And if you’re really close to your monitor could come in really handy. Uh, and then of course there’s narrow, which in my opinion actually looks like a standard camera shot. It is flat here.
Speaker 1: You’re not dealing with any of that kind of fisheye or fish bowl effect, uh, on the narrowest field of view that razors keto pro offers you. So, um, it is really not that bad. It’s not, you know, really tight, anything like that. Uh [00:16:30] it’s it’s good. So I think that’s actually a really nice set and I’m gonna leave it there. Uh, let’s take a look on the right here. So we have some presets available to us. We can go to default, which is what you saw, right? When we booted up this software, uh, which will reset our auto focus and our HDR. Uh, we also have color temperature settings. So cool. Vibrant up your saturation a little bit up your contrast, uh, warm, if you would like that. And, uh, the custom settings. [00:17:00] So which once we shut off auto focus, it automatically went to custom settings.
Speaker 1: There are some advanced settings, but it brings up this really ugly, uh, properties window where you can really get granular with things. Um, I mean, use this as you like, this is where you find your anti flicker. If you wanna change the frequency here to something a little bit better for the lighting that you might have in your background. Um, this is also where you can control [00:17:30] a little bit of your zoom focus and exposure. Uh, I do that in my, in the regular settings. Uh, this is automatic exposure, so I’m actually gonna turn that off. Uh, I like to have a lot of control over the cameras I use, um, and you can see it actually instantaneously makes the image look better. So again, it is so odd to me to find that the automatic settings on these cameras for the most part have actually not been great.
Speaker 1: Uh, you’ll have to kind of play with them and [00:18:00] get all of your settings dialed in as you need. But this is where the auto setting is to shut off for the Kio pro just in case you’re looking for it and just really don’t want it to be as bright as it is. Uh, there’s some pan and tilt, uh, there’s a low light compensation button. You can do all of that stuff. Um, that’s the advanced settings window really wish razor would spend a little time maybe adding that to the software, um, so that it wasn’t so out of place. And honestly, a little bit daunting for somebody who’s a camera [00:18:30] person. So someone who’s not familiar with a lot of camera settings might feel overwhelmed by all of those settings in a window that looks a little bit complicated. Uh, so let’s take a look at what these other settings are. These are really, really simple image settings. You’ve got brightness contrast and saturation, that’s it. Uh, and then you’ve got white balance. This is your last setting. So if you wanna shut it off, that’s what it looks like. It’s at 5,000 K uh, if I turn it up to 5,500, like the other two cameras, once again, really, really warm, too [00:19:00] warm doesn’t look good. Doesn’t look realistic. Does not reflect what you’re actually looking at if you’re inside this office. Um, so let’s turn it down to 4,000 and see what that looks like.
Speaker 1: Pretty, pretty cool, pretty cool colors. Um, you know, two blue, uh, you can go all the way down here to 2000 Kelvin, um, which, you know, that’s sort of a mood. You wanna set a vibe, you can do that. If you wanna go all the way up to 7,500 Kelvin, you can [00:19:30] again, set a sun vibe. This is me on the face of the sun. Um, but in general, if you would like to kind of keep it right in the middle here, depending on the lighting you’re using. Once again, I have found that 4,500 K is, is about right. That that is the most realistic image of me that I can present on this camera using these settings. So that is it. That’s all that razors sign up. Software offers you to adjust on the keto pro. Now, I think there’s only one thing left to do, and [00:20:00] that is show you a side by side by side comparison of all three cameras in action with the settings dialed in to where I would like them.
Speaker 1: Uh, these are the different cameras. We’ve got the razor Kia right here in the green box. We’ve got right next to it. The Elga face cam in the blue box, and then in the purple cam down here for these two. But, but right here, if I’m in the purple box is the [00:20:30] Logitech stream cam. So these are all three of them side by side, but they all look decent and that’s what matters. You want something that you can use to stream all of your games and your content that puts your face in the best light possible. That’s what you want in a camera. So I’m just gonna look at all three of these. I don’t even know which camera to focus on. Uh, I think if I had to rank them, I would say, um, I think the El Gado face cam is up there [00:21:00] once you go in and adjust the settings.
Speaker 1: Um, it’s definitely the best of the bunch. Uh, the stream cam is really good right out of the box. I think the automatic settings, if you just wanna plug and play 60 FPS camera, pick up the log stream cam and go with that. Um, and then I would say the razor Keyo also looks really good. Um, but I do think it gives you a little bit more of a stylized look. Uh, the, the added contrast, it reminds me a little bit of the difference between [00:21:30] taking pictures on an iPhone versus taking pictures on a Samsung device, right? So, um, it’s just the processing that’s happening for these cameras and what each manufacturer wants to offer to people who are streamers. So if this is a look on the razor camera for, for you right here, the Kio people, uh, if this is a look that you’re really into you like that, poppy saturated look the K pro’s a great camera for you.
Speaker 1: Uh, but if you’re looking for something [00:22:00] that’s a little bit more realistic and you have some dynamic lighting that you really wanna show off and you, uh, and you really want the best image, that’s true to what you see with your eyes. Uh, maybe the old GDO face cam is for you, or if you just want something that is completely foolproof, that you can just plug in set to auto and go off to the races. Uh, then the laundry stream cam is the camera. I think I would recommend. Uh, but now you can see them all side by side and choose which [00:22:30] one you think looks the best, drop it down in the comments.
Speaker 1: So now you’ve seen what they all look like side by side by side, uh, pricing wise, these three cameras are generally in the same ballpark. Uh, the Logitech stream cam is the least expense with a suggested MSRP of $170. The razor Keio pro clocks in at $200. And so does the El Gado face cam. So that is it. [00:23:00] That is the battle Royale of the 60 FPS streaming webcams. I really hope you enjoyed this video. If you did, please give it a big thumbs up, uh, be her to subscribe to the channel for more tech news. And until next time be at humans.