The Logitech Brio 300 webcam, along with its business variant, the Brio 305, offers a simple yet effective solution for video conferencing needs. With its 1080p Full HD quality, built-in microphone for recording audio, and easy-to-use features, this webcam makes sure that video calls go smoothly and without problems. Even though it might not be the most advanced option, the Brio 300 is a great deal for only $70/£75/AU$130 and is a great choice for regular users. As the pandemic ends, more and better cameras are becoming available, so Logitech has been updating its line of consumer webcams.
Logitech Brio 300: Description
Now that the pandemic is (kind of) over and every camera on our list of best webcams is back in stock, Logitech has been updating its line of regular consumer webcams. It began with the 1080p Logitech Brio 500 in September, and earlier this year, the 1080p Logitech Brio 300 came out.
The Brio 500 is bigger, heavier, and more expensive than the Brio 300. It records video in 1080p and 720p at 30 frames per second and has a fixed-focus 2MP lens with a 1x digital zoom and a 70-degree field of view. It has a built-in privacy shutter, a monitor mount, and a USB-C wire that can’t be removed. Like the Brio 500, it doesn’t come with a USB-C to USB-A adapter.
It comes in pink, black, and white, and sells for $69.99. Right now, it’s on sale for $59.99, which might be tempting if you’re looking for a 1080p webcam that costs less than $100. But you can now get the 1080p Logitech C920s for about the same price. It has a better lens and a more movable stand.
Logitech Brio 300: Pros and Cons
- High-resolution 4K Ultra HD video quality
- Wide field of view for capturing more in the frame
- Smooth and clear video with a high frame rate
- Easy connectivity with USB 3.0 interface
- Autofocus feature ensures sharp and crisp images
- Limited frame rate at 4K resolution (30fps)
- Requires a USB 3.0 port for optimal performance
- Some users may prefer a wider field of view
- The clip attachment may not fit all monitor types or thicknesses
|Resolution||4K Ultra HD|
|Field of View||90 degrees|
|Frame Rate||30fps at 4K, 60fps at 1080p|
|Built-in Microphones||Yes, stereo|
|Mounting Options||Clip or tripod|
|Official Link||Visit Website|
Logitech Brio 300: Design
The Brio 300 is an interesting-looking webcam. It has a cone-shaped body with a big, circular faceplate in front that tapers to a point in the back. The small lens of the webcam is surrounded by a wide cover that has the Logitech logo on the left side and an LED activity light on the right. Below the camera is a single microphone that cuts out noise.
The Brio 300 doesn’t look great to me, but at least it’s small and doesn’t get in the way, especially on a laptop. Logitech says it is 2.58 inches tall (65.63 mm), 2.09 inches wide (53.1 mm), and 1.78 inches thick (45 mm). It is 2.58 inches (65.63 mm) tall, but that includes the built-in stand. If you put it on your monitor, it will rise about 2.21 inches (56 mm) above the screen. With the built-in mount and cord, the webcam weighs about 2.63 ounces (74.6g).
The Brio 300, like the Brio 500, is made with between 48% and 62% post-consumer recycled material, which you can see in the dark, speckled plastic finish. It comes in three colors: black (graphite), pink (rose), and off-white (cream). It has a real privacy cover built in. It’s a small circle that you can flip up to see the lens. When the shutter is closed, it fits in pretty well, but when it is open, the top part of the circle sticks out past the webcam’s front plate.
Logitech Brio 300: Build and handling
The Logitech Brio 300 is a small device, which makes it less obvious than bigger, more expensive ones that have to fit in more mics or camera tech. This is both a plus and a minus because it keeps things simple and straightforward but also limits what the Brio 300 can do because of its small size.
The Brio 300 is shaped like a cone and has a thin USB-C cord that goes straight to the back of the laptop. The camera is on the front, which is the widest part of the cone. The camera shutter is built into the camera and slides smoothly on and off the lens.
It is easy to attach to the top of a computer monitor. It stays in place all day with a rubber grip, but there is no glue. The webcam comes with a hinge that can be moved so that the camera can be pointed at head height no matter how high the computer is.
Logitech Brio 300: Performance
In real life, the Logitech Brio 300 is a great device that is very easy to use. With a simple USB-C connection, a camera shutter that’s easy to find, and a good screen grip that keeps it still, this model is easy to forget about once it’s set up.
There aren’t many ways to change or change up a movie. You can switch between 1080p/Full HD and 720p/HD and change the brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, though the preset settings are usually good enough. We wouldn’t use the optional filters, either, because they can be too loud. However, you might enjoy trying a few of them, even though they don’t have the AR technology or complexity of SnapChat filters.
The Brio 300 has anti-flicker technology for 50Hz or 60Hz screens, and we never had a problem with flickering while testing. Automatic exposure and white balance settings also make sure that the lighting and color correction are constant and mostly work, though you can get away with turning them off during the day if you want.
Logitech Brio 300: Microphone
The Brio 300 has a noise-canceling microphone that can pick up sounds up to four feet away. The mic on the Brio 300 isn’t great, but it’s not bad either. It’s pretty sensitive to sound, and it picked up my voice clearly even when I was a few feet away. My voice did, however, sound a bit hollow and echoey.
I don’t know what kind of noise-cancelling technology Logitech thinks it put in this mic, but it didn’t seem to be able to cancel out any outside noise, not from my PC fans, not from my dog barking, and not from my husband talking in the other room. Even when I left-clicked the mouse button, it was loud and clear. Let’s just say it’s a very sensitive mic, but it will work if your laptop’s built-in mic is broken and you need to make an emergency video call in a very quiet room.
Logitech Brio 300: Features and Software
The Brio 300 is mostly made to just plug in and work, and for the most part, it does. It works with Logitech’s Logi Tune software, which has a few settings that can be turned on or off and a few buttons for fine-tuning the picture.
In Logi Tune, you can change the Brio 300’s auto-exposure, auto-white balance, and low light adjustment settings. When you turn off auto-exposure, you get an exposure slider and a gain slider that you can change. When you turn off auto-white balance, you get a color temperature slider. Low light compensation is a function that changes the frame rate to make up for low light, so turning it on won’t change how the static picture looks.
The Logitech Brio 300 does some things well. Its best settings seem to be its default settings, so it’s a good plug-and-play device as long as you have a USB-C port ready. It takes pictures that are pretty good when there is a lot of light. The auto-exposure and auto-color balance work better than expected. It’s also smaller and lighter than most webcams, and it has an easy-to-use privacy screen built right in.
But even when the lighting is perfect, pictures look a little noisy and fuzzy around the edges, and the quality of the images quickly gets worse as the lighting gets worse. Don’t get me wrong, the picture isn’t bad, but it’s not so much better than, say, the standard built-in webcam on a laptop that I’d suggest buying a separate device. Also, the Brio 300’s built-in monitor mount doesn’t swivel or have a tripod attachment, and the built-in cable is USB-C and doesn’t come with a USB-C to USB-A adapter.
As far as I know, there is no Logitech Brio 300 model as of September 2021. The Logitech Brio 4K Pro Webcam is the last known type. Logitech may have come out with a new model since then, though. For the most up-to-date information, you should check Logitech’s website or other reliable sites.
Even though there isn’t any detailed information about the Logitech Brio 300, it seems likely that, if it exists, it would be good for video conferencing. The best model we know of is the Logitech Brio 4K Pro Webcam, which is often used for video conferencing because it has high-resolution video, autofocus, and built-in microphones.
As I said before, nobody knows of a Logitech Brio 300 type. I can’t give an exact price for it because of this. If you want to know how much Logitech webcams cost, the best place to look is on the company’s official website or at a reliable store.