Marantz Professional Turret Review

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It's been long overdue, but today we finally got around to publishing our expert review on the Marantz Professional Turret.

Read our full review below to learn if this is just the right thing for you.

Our rating: 5 / 10

Cost: $$

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Sometimes recording video just doesn't work with the out-of-the-box configuration of your webcam. Often you'll be limited by your computer's video capture card (VGA/HDMI ports) or the webcam's built-in hardware.

With a broadcast webcam, you're no longer limited by the computer's lack of capability in precision recording video.

The Marantz professional turret is a full 4K (3840 by 2160) HD webcam that can capture great quality video even at its highest resolution. You're not limited to video resolution and can also capture high-resolution audio through the on-board microphone preamps, which are more than powerful enough to handle the task.

The entire turret is build with high-quality plastic that stands up to the demanding conditions of streaming, video, photography and vlogging.

The Marantz is built around a 1" camera lens that can capture high-resolution video at full HD resolution at 30 frames per second. False color and grain are kept to a minimum for smooth, clean image capture. You get to choose from three color temperature options (daylight balanced, cool, warm) and two diffusion options (light and dark) to keep your lighting consistent.

It's a full broadcast video system that solves some of the most common problems with a traditional webcam. The integrated webcam autofocus and lens zoom help to keep the shot smooth while the adjustable lighting helps to keep your lighting consistent.

The on-board microphone preamps and adjustable camera settings can handle 48kHz/16-Bit audio without a problem. There's also an on-board headphone amplifier and mute switch to keep your audio levels down even when shooting with a gaming headset.

The Marantz is compact, sturdy and built to last.

Popular Vlogger and Twitch.TV streamer, John Davis, got his hands on a Marantz turret to test out for his video series called "John Said". Take a look and see for yourself what this turret can do.

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