Razer Kiyo Pro vs. Logitech StreamCam: Which webcam for streamers should you buy?

Logitech Streamcam
Logitech Streamcam (Image credit: Dan Thorp-Lancaster/Windows Central)

Ultimately, we think that between these two 1080p @ 60FPS webcams, the best option for most people will be the Razer Kiyo Pro since it offers better performance and features overall. That being said, the Logitech StreamCam is an excellent alternative that offers a comparable experience for a lower price. Don't forget that it can be used in portrait mode, too.

Kiyo Pro vs. StreamCam: Comparison and specs

Source: Razer The Razer Kiyo Pro. (Image credit: Source: Razer)

When it comes to performance and features, the Razer Kiyo Pro edges out the Logitech StreamCam in several areas. While it's true that both webcams are capable of 1080p and 60FPS, the Kiyo Pro also supports HDR. Additionally, the lens on the Kiyo Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, making it sturdier. The IMX327 sensor on the Kiyo Pro is better at making adjustments based on room lighting as well, thanks to Sony's STARVIS technology. The Kiyo Pro gives you more options for the field of view, too, as it features 103, 90, and 80 degrees as options. The Logitech StreamCam, meanwhile, only offers a 78-degree field of view. Finally, the Kiyo Pro can be mounted more flexibly thanks to its detachable L-shaped joint. Both webcams are compatible with tripods.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Razer Kiyo ProLogitech StreamCam
Resolution and framerate1080p @ 60FPS1080p @ 60FPS
LensF2.0 with Gorilla Glass 3F2.0
SensorIMX327 with STARVIS TechnologyProprietary sensor
Portrait functionalityNoYes
FOV103, 90, 8078
Mounting optionsDetachable L-shaped joint, tripodMonitor mount, tripod

Despite being behind in most areas, though, the Logitech StreamCam does have one trick up its sleeve: portrait mode functionality. With the StreamCam, you can rotate the camera 90 degrees for vertical video recording. This will be very useful if you're planning on creating content for smartphone apps like Instagram. It's also important to note that the Logitech StreamCam is a bit cheaper than the Razer Kiyo Pro at $170.

Kiyo Pro vs. StreamCam: Which should you buy?

We love both of these webcams, but overall, we think that the Razer Kiyo Pro is the better option, thanks to its more impressive specs and performance capabilities. It may be a little pricier, but we think it's worth it if you're investing over $100 into a webcam anyway.

With that said, though, the Logitech StreamCam is still a great alternative. It offers performance that comes close to what the Razer Kiyo Pro has while also featuring compatibility with portrait perspective and a slightly lower price tag.

If neither of these webcams suit you well, don't forget to check out our roundup of all of the best webcams for Windows PCs for more options to consider.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.