Product Comparison: Elgato HD60 vs Elgato HD60 S

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General Specifications
HD60 S
About the Product
Renowned for its efficiency, compatibility, and powerful features – countless content creators have dubbed HD60 the go-to device for top-quality capture. With HD60, easily record unlimited footage in flawless 1080p quality at 60 frames per second. Do your creativity justice. Upload content you’re proud of. And build an archive that truly reflects your legacy.
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, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p
Input Interfaces
USB 2.0, HDMI, 3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type C
Output Interfaces
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Elgato HD60 Game Capture Card
  • The Elgato captures great quality video without any issue. Its very easy to setup.
  • Highly distinctive product as the contour of the Elgato HD is smooth and shaped like a pill. Used for gaming my 'not to be mention' games and the resolution is fantastic!
  • Very high resolution video capture card that works with almost everything.
  • The editing software and interface works really well for what you pay. I really would recommend this product.
  • There's a slight delay between when you make & see an input on the TV, and when it appears on the computer, meaning you still need to use the TV to play the games without the delay.
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
0.75 in.
0.75 in.
4.41 in.
4.4 in.
2.99 in.
3 in.
3.67 lbs.
3.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Elgato HD60 Game Capture Card
  • A fantastic help to bring recorded game play to life!! Perfect size, really easy to set up, instructions are very easy to follow and a really good quality!
  • It's very small so does not get in the way. Captures perfectly with no lag.
  • Anyway, it's a small, simple device which gives quality video recordings.
  • The good aspects are that it is small and quite compatible and easy for travel. It is also easy to capture game play.
  • The Elgato HD60 is so small and light weight that you could take it anywhere such as your friends house etc.
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
Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Capture Bitrate
Up to 40 Mbps
Up to 40 Mbps
Integrated H.264 Encoder
System Requirements
Windows 10 (64-bit), macOS Sierra
Windows 10 (64-bit), macOS Sierra
Accesories Included
USB cable, HDMI cable
USB 3.0 Type C cable, HDMI cable
Unlimited Capture, Flashback Recording, Stream Command, 30 and 60 frames per second, LED status strip, Multi track recording
Instant gameview, Unlimited Capture, Flashback Recording, Stream Command, LED status strip, 30 and 60 frames per second
What customers say about "Features"
Elgato HD60 Game Capture Card
  • The Elgato software allows you to stream straight from the software. If you use other streaming programs the Elgato video signal can easily be picked up by these programs.
  • The Elgato software also has a time machine like feature, meaning if you have the software open, even if your not recording, you can go back and watch footage.
  • I have tried it on my PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U and all look superb with a decent contrast and sound quality when recording.
  • If your using PS4, you must disable HDCP when you use the Elgato, this means some programs won't be allowed to run.
  • I'm a mac user and Twitch streamer. Although the card works well and the software is fine, it is not compatible with OBS or Xsplit on a Mac.
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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