Elgato Facecam Pro

Elgato Facecam Pro

Elgato Facecam Pro review: specs and price

Elgato Facecam Pro

Why is Elgato Facecam Pro better than the average?

  • Video recording (main camera)

    2160 x 60fpsvs40177.89fps
  • USB version

  • Megapixels (main camera)

  • Cable length

  • Warranty period

    2 yearsvs1.54 years
  • Height

  • Wide aperture (main camera)

    f/2.0 vsf/2.2

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has a privacy shutter
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device has a built-in privacy shutter which covers the lens and protects your privacy when you want to be off-camera.
has an indicator light
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device has an indicator light that shows when the camera is recording.
has a tripod mount
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device has a tripod mount for a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 screw, which allows mounting it directly on a tripod without needing an adapter.
has a motion sensor
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device has a motion sensor built-in and can be used as a security camera.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.
maximum operating temperature

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The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
lowest potential operating temperature

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The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
The thickness (or depth) of the product.


The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.


The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
has automatic light correction
Elgato Facecam Pro
Devices with auto light correction have the ability to detect and corrects for poor lighting. Usually this consists of low-light boost, exposure adjustment, and color boosting, so that the subject looks good even in dim or harsh lighting.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Field of view (FOV) is the part of the world that a device can view and record. A wider field of view allows you to capture more of the action.
has an adjustable field of view
Elgato Facecam Pro
Cameras with an adjustable FOV allow users to set view angles depending on their needs. A wider FOV captures a larger visible area, but with fewer details. A more narrow field of view captures less but in more detail and is often used for recording content at a distance.
can record vertical video
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device can record both horizontal and vertical videos. Vertical videos are a better choice for livestreaming on certain platforms such as Instagram.
has a built-in HDR mode
Elgato Facecam Pro
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
movie bitrate

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The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.


The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
has a glass lens
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device has a glass lens which tends to produce clearer, crisper videos than cameras with plastic lenses.
has a BSI sensor
Elgato Facecam Pro
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

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Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.
has a CMOS sensor
Elgato Facecam Pro
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
sensor size

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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.


These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a stereo microphone
Elgato Facecam Pro
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
has a built-in speaker
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device has a built-in speaker for playing audio.
audio output power

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Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.


Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Has USB Type-C
Elgato Facecam Pro
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
has a detachable cable
Elgato Facecam Pro
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Is compatible with Android
Elgato Facecam Pro
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Is compatible with Windows
Elgato Facecam Pro
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
is compatible with Chrome OS
Elgato Facecam Pro
The device can be used with a wide range of Chromebooks (laptops running on Chrome OS).
Is compatible with iOS
Elgato Facecam Pro
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.


With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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