Product Comparison: Elgato Cam Link vs Elgato HD60 S

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General Specifications
Cam Link
HD60 S
About the Product
With Cam Link, easily connect your DSLR, camcorder, or action cam to your PC or Mac. Use your camera as a webcam in your favorite apps. And broadcast via any platform. Want to check whether your camera is compatible with Cam Link? Take a look at our user guide pdf under Product details.
You continuously evolve your content. Stream and record your fine gaming moments with HD60 S, and leverage the foundation to showcase what you’re really capable of. Thanks to a state of- the-art, reversible USB-C connector, HD60 S doesn’t make you think twice.
Key Specs
Supported Resolutions
1080p, 720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p
Input Interfaces
USB 3.0
3.5 mm jack, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type C
Output Interfaces
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Elgato Cam Link Broadcast Live and Record Via DSLR
  • Does excactly what is says on the tin. Takes the HDMI source from a camera and turns it into a webcam on your PC.
  • All in all it is a perfect product to use your higher quality cameras, for Streaming or Video creation purposes.
  • I can't find anything negative to say about the Cam Link other than the price which seems a little steep but when all is said and works.
  • Love it, does the job at 1080p, fantastic! It's also great to have DSLR/Mirrorless camera quality when having video meetings with clients.
  • It worked incredibly well and is an intuitive piece of kit. I am now able to generate webcam images with depth of field for a YouTube project, I am so pleased with this.
Elgato HD60 S Game Capture Card
  • It records at one resolution setting of your choice while the HD60 can steam at one resolution while recording at another.
  • If you need to capture smooth, high-resolution video from an HDMI source, this little box does the trick.
  • The software seems very full featured and has lots of options to change resolution and recording quality.
  • The picture comes out really crisp as long as you have it set to 1080p of course. Though you can set it to 720p if your computer can't handle the higher resolution.
  • After a month of use, It began to see an HDMI cable with changeable success.
Size & Weight
0.47 in.
0.75 in.
3.18 in.
4.4 in.
1.22 in.
3 in.
1.4 lbs.
3.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Elgato Cam Link Broadcast Live and Record Via DSLR
  • The Cam Link is small and portable and it works right out the bag.
  • It's light and small to carry in your pocket or pencil case.
  • Brilliant little device. Just plug it in and it works. Perferc quality!
  • I could use my PC as a monitor as there was no lag. Setup is easy and device was small.
  • So much goodness packed into something as small as a travel drive. I enjoy using it with my GoPro.
Elgato HD60 S Game Capture Card
  • It's small, probably as big as the game capture HD.
  • It is small, simple and works. Great capture quality and almost no lag too.
  • This thing is so small for what it achieves that it’s truly jarring all things considered. I see now why this product is still widely viewed as the absolute standard for quality in its field.
  • It is compact and lightweight. You can easily take it with you and go to friends.
  • My only real complaint is the unit itself is very light. The natural curl of the htmi cables are strong enough to move it around.
Compatible Devices
DSLR, Camcorder, Action cam
Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Integrated H.264 Encoder
System Requirements
macOS Sierra, Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit), macOS Sierra
Accesories Included
USB 3.0 cable
USB 3.0 Type C cable, HDMI cable
Ultra low latency technology, Simplify your workflow
Instant gameview, Unlimited Capture, Flashback Recording, Stream Command, LED status strip, 30 and 60 frames per second
Capture Bitrate
Up to 40 Mbps
What customers say about "Features"
Elgato Cam Link Broadcast Live and Record Via DSLR
  • No drivers. No software. Just plug it in and you're good to go.
  • Very simply...just plug it in, turn on camera and good to go. Perfect.
  • Great quality picture, easy to use, just plug it in and enjoy.
  • Very handy , if you have a camera and want to connect it easy to your pc through hdmi then this is for you.
  • Works every time all plug and play just need to make sure its connected to the pc via usb3 and you will have no problems.
Elgato HD60 S Game Capture Card
  • The main difference between the HD60 and HD60 S is that the S has the lowest delay between the game on your TV and the preview on your computer.
  • The picture and audio quality is superb, it’s very compatible with other streaming software, and there’s absolutely no input lag whatsoever in the pass through.
  • Higher Bitrate than most other Capture Cards on the market.
  • Tonight the PC failed to even recognize it despite the units lights coming on, switching USB cables and ports, restarts etc. I'm done with ElGato, clearly its crap hardware.
  • Another thing that sucks is this device doesn’t work with PS3 unless you do some workarounds.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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