Want to look amazing online? Here’s how to upgrade your face

Stream smarter and look better with Elgato’s incredible Facecam

Corsair Elgato Facecam
(Image credit: Corsair)

 Whether you’re meeting friends over Zoom, talking shop in Teams or making your own videos for YouTube, TikTok or Twitch, having a good webcam isn’t just important these days. It’s essential. So it’s a shame that many webcams just aren’t up to the job. If you’ve ever battled with washed-out colours, fiddly focusing or frustrating framing, you’re going to love what Elgato’s Facecam can do for you – and how amazing it’ll make you look to your fans, your friends or your fellow team members.

Corsair Elgato Facecam

(Image credit: Corsair)

With FaceCam, every side is your best side

Elgato is part of the gaming, streaming and high-performance PC legend Corsair, whose products have won more awards than we’ve had hot dinners. Elgato’s Cam Link 4K and Cam Link Pro are well known as the go-to products for a whole generation of streamers, and Facecam takes all those streaming smarts and adds professional-grade optics to create something really special.

Facecam is no ordinary webcam. It has been engineered to make you look amazing, and that’s no idle slogan: it has been designed with pro-level optics, an incredibly clever, cutting-edge image sensor, high-speed circuitry and on-board flash memory so you can get the same settings on all your computers. It’s the perfect webcam for creating content, chatting with colleagues or catching up with friends.

Corsair Elgato Facecam

(Image credit: Corsair)

Focused on what really matters: you

With FaceCam, Elgato has focused on what’s really important: you. That means great video quality, of course, but it also means plug and play convenience, complete control and easy operation. Everything here is designed without compromise to deliver all of those things.

It starts with the lens, an eight-element, all glass, prime lens with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 24mm equivalent focal length for studio quality optics in all lighting conditions. It captures amazing detail, and its wide, 82-degree field of view means you can choose to frame your face or show your surroundings. Because it’s a prime lens, its optimised fixed focus means you can move around freely while staying pin-sharp in perfect focus. And with manual control over field of view, brightness, exposure, colour temperature and more, you can get DSLR-style effects with ease – or you can just engage Auto mode and Facecam will find the best settings for you so you can focus on your audience.

That brilliant lens is teamed with a spectacular image sensor from Sony. Sony’s STARVIS CMOS sensor isn’t a cameraphone sensor slapped into a webcam: it was developed specifically to capture indoor video, and it delivers beautiful colours and extraordinary accuracy without the noise or artifacts you often encounter with lesser camera sensors. Facecam automatically enhances highlights and shadows, balancing whites and darks to maximise detail, minimise noise and make you look better than you’ve ever looked on camera.

Designed without compromise

The Facecam doesn’t just record video in incredible quality. It gets it to your PC incredibly quickly too. Its high-speed circuitry and advanced image engine captures uncompressed, 1080p Full HD video at a fast and fluid 60 frames per second for silky-smooth motion without stuttering. And because the camera connects to your computer via super-fast USB 3.0, you don’t need to worry about lag or latency when you’re recording, chatting or streaming.

Facecam has been designed to switch instantly from laptop to desktop, PC to Mac: just connect it to a USB-C port and you’re ready to go. Its built-in flash memory stores all your settings so you can get streaming instantly on any of your computers, and its monitor clamp makes it easy to mount Facecam on any laptop or desktop display. And because Facecam has an industry standard ¼” thread you can mount it directly onto the Elgato Ring Light, onto Elgato’s wide selection of master mounts and on all kinds of tripods too.

Corsair Elgato Facecam

(Image credit: Corsair)

Engineered to make you look amazing

For complete control, Facecam has been designed to work perfectly with Elgato’s stunning Stream Deck hardware for studio pros – and it also works with the Stream Deck app, which puts all that professional video power into your Android or Apple phone. You can create incredible combinations of unlimited actions and activate them with a single tap, and the app integrates seamlessly with OBS Studio, Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and much more.

If you’re serious about streaming or just want to look great whenever you’re on camera then you’re going to love FaceCam: it’s so good you’d think you were filming in a TV studio, and while it’s packed with technology it’s incredibly easy to set up and use. It’s the perfect webcam for content creation, catch-ups and conferencing, and it’s surprisingly affordable too.

To find out more about Elgato’s incredible Facecam and how it can upgrade your face, click here.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com).