Logitech MX Brio Review: Superb webcam, but at a price

The pandemic might be over, but I bet there are still many virtual calls during your office hours that you have to make. This is when a good webcam can make all the difference, whether it is impressing your clients or simply to make yourself look good. A good webcam like the Logitech MX Brio, available in two colours of graphite or pale grey.

I have been using the Logitech Brio 500 webcam in office for a while, and always love its image quality as well as the superb support of the Logi Tune software. Thus, I wonder if the premium MX Brio can beat that.

  • Price: S$349, get it at Shopee
  • Video resolution: Up to 4K 30 frames per second
  • Connectivity: USB-C
  • Weight: 176g with mount clip

Out of the box, you get the webcam, a foldable stand and a USB-C-to-USB-C cable. Installation is also pretty much a no-brainer. Clip it on top of your monitor and connect the cable to your computer.

This is what you get out of the box. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

For my setup, it is not as straightforward as I have to install the MX Brio on top of my monitor light. Still, it is pretty easy as the webcam magnetically attaches to the versatile stand. And you can easily adjust the angle of the webcam too.

The MX Brio comes with integrated dual beamforming noise-reducing microphones that are said to minimise background noise with the aid of AI to make sure you are heard clearly.

Sharp imagesNot cheap
Great low-light performanceMicrophones can be better
Sleek design
Nifty privacy shutter
Multiple apps support

But the best part about the webcam is its integrated privacy shutter. Rotate the dial around the webcam to turn on or off the privacy shutter to your liking. You might get addicted into doing so.

This is a nifty integrated privacy shutter. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

Whether you are getting the graphite or pale grey version, you are getting a very sleek webcam that is certified carbon neutral and include certified post-consumer recycled plastic. So, it helps the environment while looking good.

And it will also make you look good with its Ultra HD 4K image quality that goes up to 4K at 30 frames per second. On Zoom, I am happy to look sharper than the rest in the same call. With the low light compensation, the webcam also makes you look brighter than your environment Furthermore, the MX Brio supports three Logitech software in Logi Option+, Logi Tune and the gaming G HUB software.

For office work, I would recommend using the Logi Tune, as it allows for more options and makes you look best. It offers various image adjustments, like temperature compensation and sharpening, as well as filters, for instance, to make the video look film-like.

However, I would not recommend using the webcam’s integrated microphones, as you will sound slightly muffled. You will sound better using a Logitech Zone Vibe 100 or even Apple AirPods Pro.

VERDICT: At S$349, the Logitech MX Brio might not be cheap. But it still certainly not make you look cheap, but in fact, very bright and sharp. If you are looking to impress your clients over virtual calls, this webcam will be a worthwhile investment to make an impression.