Streaming is a booming industry right now, and not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gamers used to dominate this market, but now other content creators are jumping into the mix. Logitech is capitalising on this new interest with a new camera, the StreamCam, that is easy and intuitive to use.
The new StreamCam is a compact camera that will fit right in with your current setup. It measures a tiny 2.6 by 2.3 by 1.9 inches and weighs only 5.3 ounces. You can get the camera in either white or graphite, both of which have a heather grey canvas that surrounds the lens. The sides are designed with nobs that allow the camera to slide into a mount that allows you to position the camera in either landscape or portrait mode. Despite its diminutive size, the StreamCam has plenty to offer. The camera comes with auto-adjust features that will keep its subject in frame and well-lit. The image may not be 4K, but it does offer 1080p resolution. It does come with a built-in microphone, and for most uses, it will be more than adequate, though if sound is a primary concern, you may want to invest in a mixer with a separate mic. The StreamCam also comes with Logitech’s Capture software. This software is easy and intuitive to use, and is perfect for beginners looking to get started. There are plenty of options, including using green screens, text overlays, and filters (like fisheye, black and white, and others).
As friendly as it is for beginners, some people might experience a bit of sticker shock when they go to buy it. The StreamCam is priced at $170, making it one of the more expensive in its class. However, the adage that you get what you pay for holds true here. You’ll get a great streaming camera that you’ll be able to continue using even as you gain more experience.