Logitech is setting its sights on the enterprise video conference segment with its latest webcam, Brio. The $200 webcam offers 4K and HDR — the first in the world to do so — and also has Windows Hello support baked in for authentication with Windows 10. The webcam isn’t just limited to those looking for a robust videoconferencing solution in the workplace, as Logitech is also targeting home-office users, game streamers, YouTubers, and vloggers with the Brio.
The webcam offers Logitech RightLight 3, which automatically optimizes camera quality when shooting in low-light conditions or in scenarios where there’s a lot of contrast. You’ll also be able to alter the field of view to either 65°, 78°, or 90°, giving you finer control over. The Brio offers 4K recording at 30fps as well as 1080p at 60fps, and has an intelligent autofocus feature that ensures that you’re always in focus. There’s also 5x digital zoom as long as you’re shooting in 1080p, built-in dual omni-directional mics, and various mounting options, including a clip and tripod mount.
Logitech Video Collaboration’s VP and general manager Scott Wharton talked about the game-changing features on offer with Brio, stating:
Logitech has been delivering market-leading webcams for 20 years. With BRIO, our goal was to create an elegantly designed, feature-packed webcam that anyone who is the slightest bit serious about video quality will want. Logitech BRIO takes webcams to an entirely new level. It’s truly an unparalleled webcam experience, whether you’re using it for business video collaboration, streaming a live event, or recording professional-quality video in 4K.
The webcam works with Windows 7, although you’re going to need either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 if you want to shoot in 4K. You can also use macOS 10.10 or higher. The Brio is now available in North America for $199 from either Best Buy, Amazon, or Logitech.com, and it is up for sale in Europe for €239. No mention as of now as to when it will be available in other markets, but we’ll let you know once we hear more.