10 Best Document Cameras
Document cameras are also called visual presenters, docucams or digital overheads. These are real time image capture tools for showing or displaying an object to an audience. The document camera can magnify and project images of real, 3D objects and also of transparencies. In fact, these are high resolution cameras mounted on arms to enable them to be placed over a page. This allows a presenter, teacher or lecturer to display objects or write on a sheet of paper as the audience watches. Moreover, most objects are just placed under the document camera, which takes the picture. It then produces a live picture using a monitor or projector. If you like more tech gadgets like these we recommend checking out these latest smart glasses we have reviewed.
Table of Contents
- Document Camera for Teachers and other Professionals
- 10. Lumens Ladibug Document Camera
- 9. Epson DC 11 Visual Presenter
- 8. Gigibon USB Overhead Document Camera
- 7. Elmo MO 1 Document Camera
- 6. HUE HD USB Document Camera for Windows and Mac
- 5. Luna Interactive Projection Camera
- 4. IPEVO Point 2 View USB Document Camera
- 3. IPEVO iZiggi HD wireless Visual Presenter for PC, iPad and Mac
- 2. IPEVO VX-1 HD Dual Mode Document Camera
- 1. Ipevo Ziggi HD Plus High Definition USB Document Camera
Document Camera for Teachers and other Professionals
10. Lumens Ladibug Document Camera
The Ladibug document camera provides crystal clear high definition image clarity. It has a 25 foot range, and you can do video and audio recording to a computer thorough a USB. The document camera has a built in microphone and LED light lamp. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7, and Mac OS 10 and above.
9. Epson DC 11 Visual Presenter
This document camera has a 5.0 Megapixel camera and can create 30 frames per second videos. It features USB connectivity, microphone and A/V capture.It has LED light, auto focus, internal microphone and an adjustable gooseneck. It also has advanced software for Mac or PC.
8. Gigibon USB Overhead Document Camera
This is a fast scanning document camera. It can scan within a second. The Gigibon document camera is a smart device that enables you to scan books, cards, photos, and objects. You can set it to automatically scan. The document camera has software to edit pictures and you can use it to create digital books quickly. The camera has a 12 times zoom, and is highly portable and easy to use.
7. Elmo MO 1 Document Camera
This document camera has a high resolution 5.0 Megapixel camera. It is a high quality document camera that is excellent for education or business use. The camera has custom software and a one touch picture feature for sending images to your hard drive. The camera also has auto focus for sharp and clear details. The camera can capture objects, documents, and for hands on demonstrations.
6. HUE HD USB Document Camera for Windows and Mac
The HUE document camera is easy to use. It is a unique and innovatively designed camera with a built in microphone. You simply plug in and play. It is widely used as a portable classroom visual presenter together with a whiteboard. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS 10 and above, and Linux. This document camera is ideal for creating live videos, animated films or time lapse recordings to post on YouTube. It is also excellent for creating video for calling with FaceTime, Skype and so on. This is a unique
5. Luna Interactive Projection Camera
This Award winning document camera is ideal for people from the age of 5 years. In fact, it is excellent for student multimedia projects or whole class room demonstration of book pages, manipulative in action, science models and much more. It has 3.0 Megapixel digital sensor, LED light, auto focus, internal microphone and an adjustable gooseneck. It features a SEN switch for students with special needs. This document camera is easy to use and is an ideal teaching aid. You can connect it to your computer through a USB port. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7, and Mac OS 10.6.
4. IPEVO Point 2 View USB Document Camera
This is a compact USB document camera, which is powerful and versatile. It has a 2.0 Megapixel camera with a macro mode which enables it to take images as close as 2.5 inches. In fact, it has a multi jointed stand positions to capture objects, documents, and for hands on demonstrations. The camera has custom software and a one touch picture feature for sending images to your hard drive. The camera also has auto focus for sharp and clear details.
3. IPEVO iZiggi HD wireless Visual Presenter for PC, iPad and Mac
This document camera wirelessly streams live images to iPad and doesn’t need a computer. This gives you the freedom to engage the audience from anywhere in the room or even from outside. The document camera turns your iPad into an interactive whiteboard. In fact it allows you to annotate you material in real time using the IPEVO whiteboard app and iPad. Moreover, you can wirelessly stream high resolution video on PC, Mac, or iPad up to 1600 by 1200 pixels. You can also enlarge the text for the visually impaired or the elderly. The camera has a multi jointed swiveling head and swing arm. This makes your capture fast and effortless.
2. IPEVO VX-1 HD Dual Mode Document Camera
This document camera captures live images directly to your monitor or projector. So you don’t need a computer. It also has a dual mode which makes it versatile because you can stream the live images to your Mac or PC using a USB. The camera has a multi jointed swiveling head and swing arm. This makes your capture fast and effortless. The vertical design and small footprint gives it a better space advantage over the other cameras.
1. Ipevo Ziggi HD Plus High Definition USB Document Camera
This is a high quality document camera that is excellent for education or business use. It has an 8.0 Megapixel high resolution camera with a 12 times continuous digital zoom. It also has the IPEVO presenter software, which makes it a highly versatile document camera ideal for capturing any material for business presentations, training or teaching. The camera has a full auto focus lens and a USB 2.0 Video interface. This document camera is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.
Document cameras allow great flexibility in terms of displaying objects. These devices have many applications. They can be used in classrooms or in lecture halls. They are also used for presentation of material in meetings, conferences and training sessions. Document cameras can also be used in videoconferencing, telepresence, and in presentation of evidence in courtrooms. Various medical applications such as telemedicine, display of xrays and telepathology also employ document cameras.