Specs: 5x Digital Zoom - up to 4096 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps - up to 90 fps at 720p - infrared - privacy shutter - tripod - carrying bag - RightLight 3 - Background replacement - Windows Hello - USB 2.0, 3.0, or USB-C - Autofocus
Not all webcams are created equal. In a world first, the Logitech BRIO offers 4K streaming at a decent frame rate in a webcam, making it perfect for business and webcasting alike.
Keeping in mind the privacy issues surrounding webcams, the Brio comes with a clip on shutter so you can stop anyone seeing anything, but you may not want to use it because the Brio works flawlessly with Windows Hello.
We took two pictures - one in glasses, one without, since you ask, and since then, Windows 10 hasn't questioned us once - the computer locks, it sees the right face, it unlocks. Bosh.
As with most Logitech cameras, there's a microphone, but this one is noise cancelling, so even if you're in a busy room you can have a one to one conversation.
Although the Brio is primarily aimed at video conferencing, it also has some neat tricks for solo use. There's a 5x digital zoom aboard, accessed via the software suite, HDR to improve the contrast between dark and light, and "RightLight 3" which is what Logitech calls its tech to ensure that the person at the other end always gets a good picture.
As well as taking 30fps Ultra HD, the Brio can also do up to 60fps in 1080p, which is pretty impressive in its own right - and might even be preferable for vlogging purposes.
To this end, as well as clipping over a monitor, the Brio can be put on the provided tripod, or alternatively, the thread is a standard one so it can be fitted to any camera accessory.
In terms of software, as well as the admirably lovely Logitech webcam settings app, there's plugins for Far End Control for both Lync and Skype for Business, and the plugin that makes Windows Hello work.
For £200, the Brio is definitely something that will make a home user baulk, but for enterprises, it's an incredibly cost-effective way of video conferencing for a bargain price.
For those who are not quite up to the idea of a 4K webcam, there's also the C922 that offers 1080p streaming, and a suite of software that enables you to appear on any background but doesn't require chromakey (green screen). Hours of fun.