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Razer's new Stargazer webcam features Intel RealSense 3D technology

Razer teams with Intel on its new gaming webcam

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jan 6, 2016 @ 18:16 CST

CES 2016 - Razer unveiled its new Blade Stealth ultrabook gaming PC at CES, but alongside that announcement was their new Stargazer webcam.


Razer teamed with Intel on Stargazer, including Intel's impressive RealSense 3D technology inside of it. The Stargazer is capable of capturing 720p at 60FPS, as well as 1080p at 30FPS, with a noise-cancelling, dual-array microphone. It's powered by the Intel RealSense SR300 camera, which brings 3D to the table.

Intel's RealSense SR300 camera is capable of Windows Hello support, so you can use your face to log into Windows 10. Razer is more excited about the Dynamic Background Removal capability, where you can filter out the entire image except for the person. This might not sound like much, but for Twitch streamers, this is going to be huge - you can filter out everything around you, so you're picking up just your body, and have that overlayed on your stream or YouTube video.


Stargazer supports gesture and facial recognition with up to 78 points on the face, and 22 points per hand. Developers can use this for in-game actions, with Intel promoting this feature with its RealSense camera. As for pricing and availability, Razer is aiming at $199.99, with availability in Q2 2016.


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