With the release of the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam last week, Logitech has delivered the second option for consumers to get Windows Hello facial recognition on their Windows 10 based device while also providing the first ever 4K webcam for business and personal use.
Note: Be sure to check out our unboxing and initial impressions gallery from earlier today.
Straight out of the box, the BRIO does not require any drivers in Windows 10 Current Branch or even the latest Fast Ring Windows Insider Build (15031) in order to work with the operating system's default Windows 10 Camera App or Windows Hello for facial recognition to sign into your system.
However there is an alternative Logitech BRIO Control Camera Settings App where you can tweak the appearance of your camera's presentation including the field of view (options for 65, 78, and 90 degree), standard or widescreen, and image brightness, contrast, color intensity and white balance.
I was accessing the camera image using the Windows 10 Camera App but none of these settings impacted the display of the webcam's image in that app. I will test this further with Skype and other video capture options during my review to evaluate those settings.
As for Windows Hello, the BRIO is immediately recognized as I mentioned earlier and is accessible in Windows Settings>Accounts>Sign-in options under Windows Hello for scanning your face for future log-in support at the system lock screen.
Finally, just as a quick test, I took a handful of sample images so you can see the camera results under various lighting conditions. During my review I will prepare 4K UltraHD, Full HD, and lower resolution test videos to show the quality of the camera video.
If you have any questions about the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam just let me know in the comments and I will try to test/research the answer during my review process.