Elgato Cam Link 4k Review


This review is dedicated to the Elgato Cam Link 4K which is a USB capture device. Using it can help to capture and shoot 4K videos from your DSLR, action camera, or camcorder to your computer or laptop.

This device has impressive characteristics including the modern ultra-low-latency technology, as a result of which, the quality of the video can be 1080p60 or even 4K at 30fps.

Elgato Cam Link is pretty small and it needs just one USB port. Besides, it can be used on Mac and PC.

Improve the content.

Every content creator wants his content to look impressive. This device is extremely easy to use: just connect it to your action camera, DSLR, or camcorder, and then apply it to your computer, set up the shot, and that’s it.

See the quality of the device.

If you connect your camera to the Cam Link 4K, it will work as a webcam in the applications. Your stream will look professional as the video will have 1080p60 quality or even 4K at 30fps. This device has an ultra-low-latency technology which helps to run the video on your favorite platform in no time. Besides, your camera will be extremely powerful, like never before.

Make the work process easier.

You won’t need to fulfill the memory card and you won’t suddenly find bad shots during the editing process anymore. If you are making a video shooting using the Cam Link 4K, the content will be located on the hard drive. Besides, you will be able to improve the scenes on spot.

Start streaming.

It’s time to make a stream. You can play any games, create an audiotape, or anything using the Cam Link 4K. Just connect the camera and wait for the viewers to come to enjoy your stream.

Content of package.

If you think that you will find a lot of accessories and attachments in the package, then you will be disappointed. Here is what you will see there: the Elgato Cam Link 4K and a USB cable. After that, you should visit the website of Elgato and download the necessary software.

Characteristics of the Elgato Cam Link 4K

This device is surprisingly small, its size is not more than the size of a USB stick. One end of it has a USB Type-A connector, while the other one has an HDMI port.

Compatability of Cam Link 4K

First of all, you should check which cameras are compatible with this device, as not all of them can be used. We used the Canon 70D camera and everything worked well, but we had only 30 minutes before the sleep mode was turned on. There are cameras that can work for an unlimited period of time though.

Useful software

Open the website of Elgato to download the Game Capture software, as you will need it. Such tools will help you to capture, edit, or stream videos at 4K resolution. Don’t forget to remove the overlays options on the settings of your camera.

The software has standard settings for capturing videos from the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, iPad, PC, Nintendo Wii. Click on the “Other” option to connect the DSLR camera. It is also possible to choose a streaming service, for example, YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook.


I was playing multiple games using the Elgato Cam Link 4K for several days, and now I can admit that the results were even more impressive than I expected. The device is portable and it can be connected to both PC and Mac, which makes it extremely useful for vloggers and streamers. This device can be used for successful streaming or for capturing video of quality up to 4K from any action camera, DSLR, or camcorder.


  • The device doesn’t weigh much, it is pretty portable. 
  • It works both on PC and Mac.
  • It has professional software for streaming and capturing goals.
  • You can make videos of 4K at 30fps.


  • It is not too cheap.
  • It is impossible to connect it to any camera.
Last update was on: October 19, 2020 5:27 am

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