Logitech has announced its BRIO 4K Pro Webcam, one of the world’s first webcams that features an Ultra HD resolution as well as HDR. The camera also has an infrared sensor to support facial recognition and Windows Hello.

The Logitech BRIO aka 4K Pro Webcam (960-001105) is based on the company’s new 4K sensor, supports up to 4096×2160 resolution at 30 fps (or 1920x1080 at 60 fps), as well as RightLight 3 with HDR backlighting technology. The webcam has autofocus, 5X digital zoom, and is equipped with an infrared sensor. The BRIO can also select between 65°, 78°, and 90° field of view (FOV) options, and the device has two omni-directional microphones with additional noise cancellation options.

Logitech does not reveal a lot of information about its webcam and we do not know what codec it uses or what video encoder chip is inside. What we do know is that the webcam requires USB 3.0 interconnection for 4K video recording, which suggests that video bitrates it supports are fairly high. As with the recently released C922, the Brio 4K will use Logitech's latest software package which includes background replacement (similar to green screen detection). Logitech also lists a physical external privacy shutter on the feature set, allowing users to visually confirm that the camera is not taking video by other means (although, it is not mentioned if this also physically stops audio recording).

As for compatibility, the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro can work with all modern versions of Windows, Apple’s macOS 10.10 and higher as well as with Google Chrome OS version 29.0.1547.70. In addition, Logitech likes to point out that the webcam is suitable with multiple enterprise-class applications, including Skype for Business and Cisco programs with compatible certifications.  It is worth noting that due to various reasons, Windows 7 supports up to 1080p only.

The Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam is designed to be attached to the top of a monitor, so weighs 63 grams (2.2 oz) while being 102 mm (4”) wide and 27 mm (1”) tall and 27 mm (1”) deep. The clip weighs 44 grams, making the whole construction around 107 grams total. Logitech lists that the webcam comes with a USB 3.0 Type-A cable, indicating a C-to-A connection rather than a straight C-to-C.

The Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam is available today directly from Logitech.com as well as from the company’s resellers worldwide. The MSRP of the product is $199 in the U.S., £199 in the UK, and €239 in Europe (those last two include tax). 

Source: Logitech

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  • Shadowmaster625 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    Most webcams for twitch streamers are running at like 256x256. lol. What purpose does a 4K webcam serve, besides maybe camgirls? But there is no way anyone is actually going to be able to stream at 4K any time this decade.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    People living in modern world western countries (read not the US), eastern european countries, and many up and coming asian countries have access to much faster upload speeds then the US does.
  • haukionkannel - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    This also has good quality sensors, so even the p720 is much better quality than most 20$ webcams.
    I personally have old Logitech 9000 and it has been a worth of its high cost! I really shines out in videoconferencing apps.
  • bumbalard - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    I can stream 4K today, in the US.

    Also I can attest to the fact that most twitch streamers are using 720p30 Logi c920 cams that are scaled down.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    I'm wondering how this compares to a 1080p action cam ($85 Xiaomi Yi) or camcorder connected via hdmi capture card ($60 EVGA UVPlus+ 39).

    The form factor of webcams has never been very friendly towards image quality, and I think people forget that you can get high quality live feed to a PC with a decent action cam/camcorder and a HDMI capture device.
  • jabber - Thursday, February 9, 2017 - link

    " Logitech also lists a physical external privacy shutter on the feature set" So they couldn't just put a plastic lens cover slider into it that also cuts off or covers the mic too? I guess its a cheap bit of plastic you have to find in the desk to cover over the whole unit. If you haven't lost it 20 minutes after unpacking it. Genius.
  • Beaver M. - Thursday, February 9, 2017 - link

    Very nice! They seem to have fixed everything I criticized about the C920/C930e I wrote in my several reviews about them.
    Now the only question is if its a VFR or CFR camera, because if its VFR, like the C930e, its useless. But my hopes are high, since most Streamers use CFR, and it would be stupid to do a VFR camera for them.
  • imaheadcase - Thursday, February 9, 2017 - link

    I'm confused with camera sensors. How come they don't have this type of sensor in say security cameras? Most modern security cameras have terrible terrible cameras that come with them.

    I was doing research on getting a few for a parking lot, turns out the sensors used in them are pretty much all made my Sony and even modern ones day to early 2000s?! I took apart a brand new Amcrest 1080p camera that retails around $100, the complete parts are like $20 if you bought online.

    I got the Arlo cameras for parking lot, even as one of the best sellers, it is pretty terrible in quality video. I for one would rather have overkill with it comes to security camera than "just gets a picture".
  • imaheadcase - Thursday, February 9, 2017 - link

    Since you can't edit, i forgot to say DON'T GET A AMCREST. They pretty much pay for all the amazon reviews you see, that is the only reason they are always top recommended. They are terrible cameras with equally terrible support.

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