We take a closer look at the Razer Kiyo Pro model, which stands out with its features, even though it is mobile with its price, and the general features of the camera.
Razer Kiyo Pro review: Webcams have become an important part of our lives, especially due to the epidemic period as well as acting. Web cameras, which normally mostly attract the attention of professional players or broadcasters, are now on the radar of users who have to work from home. In addition to acting, we can say that many needs have arisen when we say video meetings and online lessons. Of course, the new guest of our review corner, the Kiyo Pro model, is a model that is more in the focus of the player, but also opens the door to such different uses. When we look at both its price and features, we can say that it is a product in the upper segment. Now let’s look at the general features of this model in this article.
Razer Kiyo Pro video review
Razer Kiyo Pro In fact, it is a webcam that follows in the footsteps of the recently released Kiyo model. It can also be said that the company has transferred the criticized aspects and needs to be developed in this model to the Kiyo Pro model. This camera has important changes in terms of both design and hardware.
Razer Kiyo Pro design
First of all, when we look at the design, we encounter a larger camera than the previous model. The lighting part of the Kiyo model has been removed and the camera has been extended towards the rear. When you take a look at it, we can say that it has a similar appearance to the lenses we encounter in cameras. There is also a LED light on the camera that turns on when it is turned on. On the back of the camera with USB 3 support, we see the Type C port. A 1.5 meter braided cable is included for this port.
One of my favorite points in the design was the lower part of the camera. This part is used for positioning on the monitor as well as a small tripod. Moreover, you can attach the camera to a tripod with this part or by removing the apparatus below. There is a tripod socket both under the camera and under this apparatus. With Gorilla Glass 3 protection Razer Kiyo Pro There is also a cover with the model. While this cover provides extra protection when not in use, it is also a nice solution for users who stick tape to their camera. The fact that the Razer logo on it is not straight can annoy those who are obsessed with symmetry.
Let’s get to the camera features. Razer Kiyo Pro, which has a 2.1 MP lens, offers 60 FPS recording at 1080P resolution. Of course, if you wish, you can adjust both the resolution and the FPS setting to be 24, 30 or 60. One of my favorite aspects of the camera was the Adaptive Light Sensor. This sensor allows you to get a good performance especially in light sources. For example, I can say that it minimizes the light bursts on your face and provides good performance in case of being exposed to reverse light.
In addition to these features, HDR support is also included in the camera. I really liked the HDR performance of the camera, which works in HDR mode for 30 frames. It allows you to get better results in terms of both lighting and color saturation.
The biggest problem of the camera is the focus part. When you bring a product close to the camera, you can see it focuses very quickly. But in normal use, focus shifts may occur occasionally. This focus problem will probably be fixed by a software update. In fact, an update for focus appears in the interface, but the orientation is wrong and I haven’t been able to find an update for the camera yet by searching. There is a strong possibility that an update has been received at the time I released this content. As such, you may have problems with focus in dark environments or if you have a black outfit.
When we come to the software features of the camera, we see that there is also a manual focus option. In this way, it is possible to overcome the focus shift problem. Again, three different angles, narrow, medium and wide, are included through the Razer Synapse application. Of course, a slight fisheye effect is noticeable in the wide angle. Apart from the free templates, you can also make adjustments such as brightness, contrast or white balance through this application. If these settings are not enough for you, there is also a direction to the camera settings of Windows.
There is also a microphone option on the Razer Kiyo Pro model. This microphone with a sensitivity of -38 db gives very good results for daily use. So I can say that it is sufficient in situations such as a meeting or meeting with your friend. But of course it’s not a good enough microphone for professional voiceover.
Thanks to the Razer Synapse application, you can make many adjustments on the camera. Manual focus option is included here. Thanks to this feature, as I said, it is possible to fix the focus problem at least until the update comes. Five different profiles are also included on this interface, which has three angle options, namely close, medium and wide. You can quickly switch between these profiles, as well as make changes to adjustments such as saturation, white balance, and brightness. In this interface where we can turn the HDR option on and off, there is also a shortcut where you can go to the Windows camera features.
All in all, the Razer Kiyo Pro is one of the best webcams you can get right now. Apart from daily use, it also offers a good performance on the publisher accessories side. Although it is a bit difficult to reach especially in our country with its price, it can be used in different ways with its mobility structure and features such as HDR. giving signals. If you are looking for a good broadcast camera and your preference for this is a webcam, we can say that it is one of the models you should definitely check out.
Razer Kiyo Pro Specifications
- Video resolution: 1080p 60/30/24 FPS – 720p: 60 FPS – 480p: 30 FPS – 360p: 30 FPS
- Field of view: 103 °, 90 °, 80 °
- Image resolution: 2.1 Megapixels
- Connection type: USB3.0
- Focus: Yes / Automatic
- Video Coding:
- USB 3.0: YUY2. & NV12 (uncompressed)
- USB 2.0 H264 codec. (compressed)
- Mounting options: L-shaped mini tripod and tripod socket
- Image setting customization: yes
- Cable length: 1.5 meters braided
- Audio codec: 16 Bit 48 KHz Omnidirectional
- Sensitivity: -38 dB