Elgato’s hefty 4K webcam sticks out with 60 frames per second recording

The Elgato Facecam Pro sits on top of a ring light mount, aimed at a user who is on a Zoom video call.
The Facecam Pro includes a monitor mount that attaches with a quarter-inch thread (not shown above) and a USB-C to USB-C cable. | Image: Elgato

Elgato has released the $299.99 Facecam Pro, its second creator-focused webcam that adds impressive features that aren’t in its original Facecam. Its standout feature is the ability to record 4K resolution footage at a smooth 60 frames per second, while many other competing 4K options are limited to 30 frames per second. You won’t necessarily see those benefits in Zoom calls since the internet compresses video quality, but if you’re a streamer, this could be worth checking out.

$299.99 for the Pro is indisputably high — the smaller Facecam is now selling for $149.99 — but it might deliver the updates you were hoping for. 4K resolution recording aside, it also lets you choose between auto or manual focus mode. Being able to choose between…

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