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Razer Kiyo X Review

Out of the box the Kiyo X is immediately striking design is bold yet manages to look quite understated and classy, the simple circular shape really allows it to blend in to almost any set up with little fuss. It’s all black and features a double hinged stand for angling the base. Speaking of the base, the base on the Kiyo is sort of a stand out feature for me. It’s not only coated in a real premium feeling non slip rubber to allow it to grip to whatever surface you’re mounting it to, It can be mounted to a tripod, clipped over the top of a monitor and it’s also weighted allowing the camera to stand independently unlike a lot of cameras on the market. It comes complete with a textured cable with plenty of room to move. The packaging itself is also rather impressive and really gives the Kiyo a real premium feel. Typical Razer right?....

The Razer Synapse app that supports the Kiyo is both useful and pretty lacklustre, allowing you to adjust things like brightness and contrast, colour temps etc but not a whole lot else.

In terms of performance The Kiyo boasts some pretty decent images, don’t get me wrong its not a market leader here, but its also not supposed to be. It does however support both 1080p and 60fps, just not at the same time.

Its specifications are as follows:

Video Resolution : 1080p/30FPS, 720p/60FPS, 480p/30FPS, 360p/30FPS

Photo Resolution : 1920x1080

Field of View : 82°

Sensor Resolution : 2.1 megapixels

Having used a few cameras in my time, the Kiyo X definitely stands up against some much more high end cameras on the market particularly in bad lighting conditions. This small sensor does a great job of letting in ample amounts of light and cutting down on a lot of back lighting. The auto focus is very responsive and pretty accurate, I did have the odd occasion where it would focus on the model Super Mario o had in the background, but quickly adjusted back to me.

Overall The Razer Kiyo X is a very well rounded camera, in both 1080p/30FPS or 720p/60FPS it delivers great image quality and great performance. There aren’t a lot of cameras on the market that do as good a job for a better price. Sure 1080p/60FPS would have been nice, but that would have also driven up the cost, so if you’re looking for a good mid-range camera with excellent performance, the Razer Kiyo X is definitely one to consider.


Stylish look and finish

Heavy base allows for free standing

Ability to attach to tripod

Excellent image quality

Great bad light performance


Lack of peripherals

Razer Synapse

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