Does lighting affect the fps of a webcam?

Lighting affects webcams in a similar way that lighting affects photography. Factors like exposure time and shutter speed need to be considered, but unlike photography or even traditional videography, we don’t usually have the manual control over these settings that we would with a professional camera. That’s why lighting is so important when shooting something with our webcam, even if we’d prefer to have our room dimmed by the PC’s light (assuming you’re all about RGB).

A room light or basic lighting in a kitchen might be enough for a video conference or virtual tabletop RPG party, but if we want to add our faces to a Skyrim or Apex Legends stream, something like a Razer Kiyo or Elgato’s Key Light would help Eliminates any framerate drops due to poor lighting. (We all want to see your pretty face too!)