AV & Presentation
Samsung Techwin Rolls Out 1.4 Megapixel Classroom Document Camera
Samsung Techwin this month introduced the SamCam 860, a 1.4 megapixel classroom document camera. The SamCam 860 also incorporates a number of video features for both capture and play.
The SamCam 860 offers a 1.4 megapixel resolution and 48x total zoom (6x optical zoom, 8x digital). It also offers 30 FPS output and SXGA (1,280 x 1,024) resolution. The company said there is no image streaking present in the video recording.
Other features include:
- Fast, locking auto focus;
- SD memory card support;
- Single-button image or video capture;
- Built-in microphone and an external microphone jack;
- Low-light performance;
- Built-in LED lamp;
- Microscope adapter and macro setting for close-up details;
- Compatibility with any whiteboard;
- Can be used as a Webcam, with support for applications such as Windows Moviemaker, GradeCam, and more;
- Mac OS X and Windows compatibility.
The company said pricing varies based on the number of units purchased, but it starts at less than $800.
Denise Harrison is a freelance writer and editor specializing in technology, specifically in audiovisual and presentation. She also works as a consultant for Second Life projects and is involved with nonprofits and education within the 3D realm. She can be reached here.