The Logitech Brio 4K Stream Edition currently delivers the sharpest picture for both the home office and streaming. The natural colors are pleasing, but movements are a little blurred. The microphone quality is also decent and the many extras ensure the top placement. In addition to a practical cover, the webcam has an infrared camera and is therefore compatible with Microsoft Hello. With the help of the free manufacturer software Logitech Capture, it can also be set extensively – great.
Stream or no stream
There are two versions of the Logitech webcam on store shelves: the Brio 4K and the Brio 4K Stream Edition. This creates confusion among users. In terms of hardware, both cameras are identical. The Stream Edition only includes a twelve-month premium license for the XSplit streaming program. That alone costs 60 euros. The software is useful for streamers who, for example, work with multiple cameras at the same time. The price difference between the two Brio versions is around 10 euros. We had the Logitech Brio 4K Stream Edition available for testing.
Long and wide
The oval shape of the Logitech Brio 4K doesn’t make the webcam an eye-catcher, but its curves make it look inconspicuous. With the help of hinges, the webcam can be firmly attached to the edge of the monitor and display. However, it lacks a ball joint for flexible alignment. The bracket can, however, be removed and there is a small thread for a tripod on the underside of the webcam. This allows the camera to be placed more freely at the workplace.
Logitech Brio 4K in the video test
However, the Brio 4K does not require a lot of post-processing by Logitech Capture. In the test it delivered a good picture with strong colors. The image sharpness was convincing in both 4K and Full HD mode. The good autofocus adapts quickly to the position of the user and the person filmed is always clearly recognizable. The webcam only perceives movements somewhat blurred. To counteract this a little, the frame rate can be set to 60 frames per second (F.rames phe S.econd). However, this only works with a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a USB 3.0 port. For streamers who want to broadcast video games at a frame rate of 60 fps, this is definitely a sensible option. There are 2 microphones in the Brio for sound transmission. Voices are therefore very easy to understand and only sound a little occupied. However, it is ideally suited for video telephony, there is hardly a webcam with better sound quality.