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Logitech StreamCam review – easily broadcast yourself in great quality

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The Logitech StreamCam is an ideal solution for users who want to broadcast themselves with live streaming or to create content that can be viewed on social media and smartphones. It offers quality and versality and the companion Logitech Capture software puts a range of powerful features at your fingertips to improve your content.

If you’d like to broadcast yourself easily and in decent quality or want to look your best for your next video meeting then the Logitech StreamCam is an ideal solution.

The device has come along at just the right time and can be used for live streaming as well video chats which have become the norm as we work from home during the coronavirus crisis.

We’re dialling in from home and having video meetings with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place and the StreamCam can help you look and sound your best.

Logitech StreamCam has an adjustable mount that can help users attach to the lid of a laptop or on top of a monitor and then aimed at the user.

It can also be attached to the top of a tripod if you pop it out of the mount.

Logitech StreamCam, as its name suggests, can be used for live streaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram and Snapchat.

Users can choose to shoot horizontally like a regular video or re-position camera in the mount to capture vertically to create videos for the smartphone screen for Instagram and Snapchat.

The device, which works with both Mac and Windows, connects to the USB-C port on your laptop or computer and offers 1080p full high definition at up to 60fps (frames per second).

Quality of the video is quite impressive with a sharp image and the automatically calculated exposure takes into account the available light and makes the adjustments on the fly.

It works quite well even if there isn’t a lot of light in the room.

The StreamCam also has smart focus and AI-enabled face tracking so the camera will always keep you centred and in focus.

On the audio sound, users also have the choice of using the mic aboard the Logitech StreamCam which is actually decent quality.

But users can also connect their own higher quality microphone if they prefer.

Can be used vertically or horizontally

A lot of online live streamers also like their microphones to be visible on screen because they not only sound good but look pretty cool as well.

Apart from the Logitech StreamCam itself, there’s also the Logitech Capture companion software which adds some fun and versatility.

With the software, users can connect a second camera and create various split screen and picture in picture effects so you can really take your live stream or recording to another level.

Another source can also be your desktop and the various open applications you have so you can display on the screen websites, documents, images – whatever you need.

It’s also possible to place text on the screen and change the font and colour. This is handy to identify yourself on screen or to cut and paste questions or comments you might be receiving in a live stream

You can also easily change the colour and transparency of the text background as well to suit your video.

Scene effects are also available to change the colour of the image, turn it to black and white and other fun effects like magnifying parts of the scene.

There’s also an option to create a border around the image as well.

And for true broadcast quality features you also have the ability to create sliding transitions to shift between sources and cameras.

The Logitech StreamCam is available now in white or graphite and is priced at $229.95.

VERDICT

The Logitech StreamCam is an ideal solution for users who want to broadcast themselves with live streaming or to create content that can be viewed on social media and smartphones. It offers quality and versality and the companion Logitech Capture software puts a range of powerful features at your fingertips to improve your content.