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Epson Intros HD Document Camera with 12x Optical Zoom

The Epson DC-20 offers 1080p output.
The Epson DC-20 offers 1080p output.

Epson has unveiled an upcoming addition to its classroom document camera lineup, the Epson DC-20. The new model includes a 12x optical zoom coupled with a 10x digital zoom, along with HDMI connectivity.

The DC-20 is a 1080p document camera (HD-resolution, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels) that offers support for a range of output resolutions via HDMI, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), USB, and composite jacks, from QVGA to 480i to 1080p. It has an 11.7" x 20.7" capture area in 1080p mode and an 11.7" x 16.5" capture area in XGA mode.

Other features of the new document camera include:

  • Dual upper LED lamps;
  • Autofocus;
  • ±90 degree image rotation;
  • 1 GB internal memory, plus SD card and USB slots for storage expansion;
  • Built-in mic;
  • Split screen mode;
  • Microscope adapter; and
  • Various security features, including Kensington lock slot, security mounting holes, and a metal security bar.

AV inputs include RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), microphone, and USB-A for storage and computer-free annotations. AV outputs include HDMI, RGB, USB-B (with support for resolutions up to SXGA), and composite video. The DC-20 measures 14.4" (w) x 4.8" (d) x 4.7" (h) closed and weighs in at 6.4 pounds.

The Epson DC-20 is expected to be available in November. Pricing has not yet been announced. Additional details can be found on Epson's document camera portal. Additional details should also be available when the product ships in Epson's education-focused Brighter Futures site.


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