The Logitech Brio is a fantastic webcam that offers a wide selection of resolutions, frame rates, and fields of view. It's a great option for both video conferencing and streaming. When we recorded a 4K video at 30 frames per second (FPS) in natural light, the Brio captured small details like the colorful drawings hanging on the tester's fridge. The tester's face didn’t look washed out, either. Still images are equally impressive as well. When we took a still image (4096 x 2160 resolution) in natural lighting, the pastel colors on the tester's cardigan were vivid and her face was sharp and completely in focus.
The Brio has a default 90-degree field of view. That’s wide enough to fit multiple people in the shot. During testing, Ashley stood in many different areas in her kitchen, off to the side and even practically on top of her rolling pantry cart, and there was never a point where she couldn't be seen on camera.
If you download Logitech’s Capture software, the camera will let you customize the resolution and field of view.
It's straightforward and easy to use. Some cool features include adding text overlays, filters, and colorful borders. You can even remove your background entirely by using the software’s Chroma Key. This software is a great tool for Twitch streamers and YouTubers, as it allows you to really personalize your video content.
The Brio comes with a carrying case, a privacy shutter, and a removable L-shaped mounting clip. The privacy shutter feels more like an afterthought, though, as it’s just a piece of black plastic that slots into the top of the webcam. To cover the Brio’s glass lens, you just push the flap down. The privacy flap definitely gets the job done, but it feels flimsy compared to the high-build quality of the product. As for the mounting clip, the tester had mixed feelings about it.
While the L-shaped mounting clip kept the Brio in place atop the tester's laptop screen, the tester had to use some force to insert it into the bottom of the device. She didn’t like using more force than necessary because she didn’t want to accidentally break the mount or camera. Plus, the mount is made of the same flimsy black plastic material as the privacy shutter. The mount works fine and does what it’s supposed to do, but durability and long-term use are a real concern.
Although we love the Brio’s high-quality video capture and wide field of view, it may not be the right fit for casual users. The Brio is expensive and the plethora of features is more than what most people need. But if you’re looking for a premium product, this is one of the best 4K webcams available today. If your budget is not a top consideration and you’re looking to improve your picture quality in video conferencing calls or Twitch streams, the Brio is the way to go.
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