Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam Review
To understand how far the webcam has appeared since the stuttering video stream, pixelated long ago, look no more than the Logitech Brio 4K Pro. It offers a level of video quality that exceeds the needs of most users.
Brio put all his strength in a skinny package. It’s only four inches wide and one inch high and deep. Thanks in part to the metallic gray aluminum casing, this two-ounce lightweight camera.
The layout of the Brio is simple. The lens is in the middle of the dead, flanked at both ends by a double Omni-directional microphone, noise-canceling. All units are mounted to a flexible rubber-coated holder that can be installed on a laptop bezel or flat-screen monitor. After a few contortions, he gripped the plastic cover of the Acer notebook, and then the aluminum from the Macbook Air.
Two accessories are included with Brio. What’s more important in this paranoid period is the plastic privacy shutter that clips from the top of the camera unit. The small hinged lid can be lowered above the lens when you are not using it. The other is a microfiber drawstring bag which provides an easy way to transport Brio, although there isn’t much protection.
Once connected, Brio is ready to video chat, take still pictures, and record videos. The out-of-the-box settings produce the best images we have ever seen on a webcam. The details are sharp, and the colors look rich and accurate in an artificial and natural light environment.
This quality level is a product of Logitech’s RightLight 3 with HDR technology, which makes the camera adapt to any lighting situation. And offers improved performance in dark and bright conditions. The webcam output is similar to those of HDR smartphone photos: Colors look more luminous, and images last better in extreme lighting. A 90-degree wide-angle lens also requires a lot of background, reducing the need to bother with manually positioning the camera.
Brio supports a variety of resolutions and frame rates, from 4K Ultra HD at 30 fps, Full HD 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, also 720p (HD) at 30 or 60 fps. It’s important because, without a monitor and applications that support 4K, you will not be able to appreciate Brio images in all their ultra-high luxury. Instead, you and anyone who is chatting with a video will see you in 1080p or 720p resolution, which is more common.
This is a significant warning. Currently, popular video chat applications, including Google Hangouts and Skype for Business, do not support 4K. For recording in Ultra HD resolution, the Windows 10 Camera application is the most readily available application that we can find. YouTube recently announced it has activated 4K live streaming but has the luxury of bandwidth that Google supports. In the future, you could not be able to take advantage of the many Ultra HD Brio capabilities, although you can certainly enjoy other features such as HDR. And if your computer supports biometric entry such as Windows Hello – face recognition.
There is no question Logitech Brio 4K Pro Webcam offers unmatched picture and video quality. The problem is that Ultra HD hasn’t made this type of dent in the computer market that is in house entertainment. As far as computers are concerned, 1080p is still standard. If all you need is an excellent high-resolution webcam, you could say it’s better to take the Logitech C922 for half the price of Brio.
However, if you are forward-thinking type and can spend a little more on this kind of device, you will have few complaints about Brio 4K Pro. And its ability to capture your facial expressions in very sharp detail.
The Bad > Expensive, 4K-ready apps and services are still scarce
The Good > Sharply detailed resolution with vibrant colors, Wide-angle field of view, Infrared-based facial recognition
Conclusion > The Logitech Brio 4K Pro Webcam offers impressive video with cutting-edge features. It’s not for everybody, but it’s recommended if you’re in any situation where video quality counts.
Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam Specification
|Connection Type||USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 or Type C|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||White|
|Microphone||Two omni-directional microphones|
|Recording||4k (DCI Native), 4k UHD (16:9),1440p, 1080p30fps, 1080p60fps, 720p60fps, 720p30fps|
|Buttons / Switch||None|
|Lens and Sensor Type||4K sensor / glass lens|
|Diagonal Field of View (FOV)||90 degree, adjustable to 78 or 65|
|Horizontal Field of View (FOV)||82.1 degree, adjustable to 70.42 or|
|Vertical Field of View (FOV)||52.2 degree, adjustable to 43.3 or|
|Frame Rate (max)||4K@30, 1080p and 720 @60|
|Right Light||RightLight3 with HDR|
|Tripod Mounting Option||Yes|
|Universal Clip Adjustability||Yes|
|Webcam||27 mm (1.06 inch)||102 mm (4.02 inch)||26.5 mm (1.04 inch)||85 g (3 ounce)|
- Windows® 7 or higher (Windows 8.1 or higher required for resolutions greater than 1080p)
- macOS® 10.10 or higher
- Chrome OS™ Version 29.0.1547.70 and higher
- 2 GB RAM or more
- Hard drive space for recorded videos
- One USB 2 or USB 3 port (4K recording and streaming requires a USB 3.0 port and compatible software)
- Plug and play USB connectivity
- Certified for Skype for Business and ready for Teams
- Certified for Zoom® Meetings
- Fuze Certified
- Microsoft Cortana®
- Windows Hello
- Cisco Jabber®
Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam Manual
Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam Software & Driver
Brio Firmware Upgrade
Skype For Business Far End Control
Logitech G HUB (Mac)
Camera Settings (Mac)
Brio Firmware Upgrade