Razer Kiyo Review: For Streaming in Style

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For any content creator it is always essential to have good lighting so that expressions can be captured in the best possible way, so Razer makes it easy with the Razer Kiyo webcam. Which provides great image quality, together with an adjustable "selfie" lighting ring.

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The Unboxing

In the front of the box we will find a front view of the Razer Kiyo. Two of the sides are intended to show the name of the company, instead, we have another side for the specifications. Finally, the rear is intended to highlight the main features of the webcam.

The inside of the box contains the Razer Kiyo, created by the company and Min-Lian Tan, Co-Founder, CEO and creative director of Razer. In addition, there are also the instruction manual and Razer stickers included for people who like to slap those on their laptops.

Something that I really love about the Razer company is that in addition to the box, they include a thank you note that amps you up for your introductory into streaming/competitive gaming. I won’t spoil it, as it feels really good to read it off of the shiny laminated card they include for the first time.

Technical Aspects

The Razer Kiyo has a resolution of 720p at 60 FPS, maintaining a visual ideality of your streaming broadcasts. Thus the public can be totally immersed like you, with an image faithful to what you see on the screen. It also broadcasts with a resolution of 1080p at 30 FPS for Full HD. In this way, it has an image resolution of 4 Megapixels, a YUY2 / MJPEG or H.264 video encoding. It has an autofocus and a diagonal field of view (FOV): 81.6 °

What makes the Razer Kiyo remarkable is its ring of light, which provides uniform and flattering lighting and eliminates pronounced shadows. Said ring of light has 12 white LED lighting, offering a color temperature of 5600 K (daylight). In total it offers a brightness of 10 lux at 1 m and has a 12-step ring wheel.

To be able to use the Razer Kiyo in its maximum features, it has integrated personalization options  as users can alternate between automatic and manual focus, and with the possibility of adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation and white balance. You can also choose between different predefined image settings. All this thanks to Razer Synapse 3 software, where you can also create and save different configurations.

Finally, the Razer Kiyo has an “omni”-directional polar patterns microphone, using a 16-bit 48 KHz audio codec and a sensitivity of – 38dB. In this way, it offers an advantage for those who do not have the Razer Seiren microphone.

Razer Synapse 3

The Razer Kiyo has its own very configurable software and it is thanks to the Razer Synapse 3, in which we can modify some image options. We detail the possible configurations within the software itself.

Settings

Within the software itself, the type of image can be changed within pre-established profiles, such as the default one; Vibrant, warm or customized. Within the custom settings you can change elements such as brightness, contrast, saturation or white balance. All these changes can be checked in real time with the preview.

In addition, it has advanced options to make more adjustments to offer the desired quality to each user. These advanced options are also available in the OBS and XSplit relay software.

Razer Kiyo: Cop or Drop?

It’s gotta be a cop for us. Especially since our gamers are already stacked wit tons of Razer products, like the Razer Nomma Pro, which we use to enjoy our 24/7 lo-fi videogame music livestream radio.

Offering the best possible content should always be a priority for any content creator, being essential to be able to show each person’s expressions in the best possible way. That is why Razer offers us a perfect image quality together with an ideal lighting thanks to its adjustable light ring.

For typical Razer users, the Kiyo Webcam fits perfectly because, like all Razer products, it can be configured in minutes with the brand’s software and all your gadgets will be interconnected and ready to use.

So, we recommend the Razor Kiyo to all content creators who want impeccable quality and a stylish feel while streaming. Let us know what you think. Will you add the Kiyo to your PC build, or do you think its not the streaming webcam for you?

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Razer Kiyo Review: For Streaming in Style

For any content creator it is always essential to have good lighting so that expressions can be captured in the best possible way, so Razer makes it easy with the Razer Kiyo webcam. Which provides great image quality, together with an adjustable “selfie” lighting ring.

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