1 Stars By Juliana Gordon on 2018-09-04
Not 1080p video
Images are 1080p, videos are only 720p. This is not what I was looking for. Everything in the description says 1080p or high def video. Buried in the manual that came with the unit it says maximum of 30fps, 720p video. No response from the sender when I asked about it.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-06-24
This is really a nice document camera. I am very satisfied with my purchase!
5 Stars By S. Rowe on 2018-07-18
Elegant and crisp. Have not tried it for video ...
Elegant and crisp. Have not tried it for video capture though.
5 Stars By Mark K. on 2018-06-11
Great for classroom use.
5 Stars By K. Rocke on 2018-09-11
very helpful to project images to a flat-screen TV, in order for a low-vision elderly reader to read again.
4 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2017-01-18
Excellent document camera
The microscope attachment is a little disappointing but otherwise this is an excellent document camera. Great zoom and clear picture.
5 Stars By Jason R. Wegman on 2018-09-25
perfect for the classroom!!!
1 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-01-25
Produces poor still images
Produces poor still images.
Does not even offer the possibility of cropping still images before being taken.
Similar products (which are much cheaper by the way) usually offer more features and give better results.
4 Stars By S. J. K. Haley on 2018-03-20
Nifty item has broad applications for researchers and for instructors.
So through 2DayDeliver Vine I have been given the chance to get and review this Epson DC-07, which is a portable document camera. Which is like the perfect thing for me to get in the que because 1) I didn't know that they made these and 2) as a genealogist and an author of local histories, I scan, photograph and copy a ton of documents, images, picture, etc. each year for clients and projects. How many? In January, 2018, I was in Los Angeles at an archive where I shot more than 3,500 images in the archive over five working days, six hours a day with no breaks. That's 583 documents a day, or an average of 97 documents an hour. That was done with a camera and a copy stand, and the archive is getting copies of everything. So when I tell you that I travel with equipment, believe me, I lug a lot of equipment all over the place. And trust me also when I tell you that yes, your smart phone can take pictures of items laying flat on a table, when you have bunches and bunches of these to take, your arms get tired, the picture goes out of square, etc.
So why four stars? First, this is very cool. In addition to taking pictures of things, you can also use the camera as the lens for overhead projection. So its a stationary camera, and its a live action camera that allows you to take a 3D object that you want to show a group, and project it onto the screen behind you. Stick a white board underneath the lens, it becomes like a traditional overheard project (when cabled to a digital projector) that you teachers could write on for the class to see. Reason two, its folds up in to a "brick" sized unit that is roughly 10.5" x 3.5" x 2.5". Comes with its own cable and case. Runs off the power from the usb port. Also come with a highlighting light. You can freeze the frame, too. And did I mention that you press a button and you have autofocus?
Reason three, amazing support from Epson. I have this love hate relationship with Epson. Their scanning products are head an shoulders above anyone else in the under $3,000 range. The optics are very good, the controls are awesome and friendly. And I have been doing this line of work for 40 years - you cannot beat Epson scanners. This camera is no different for a first or second gen product. Where Epson falls flat, though, are in the pictograph directions it includes with each product. They stink. BUT! The telephone support on this product is outstanding. No long menus in the AVR system, just a couple clicks and you are with a specialist. So where the picto-graph instructions stink, the people on the phone are awesome.
Reason four: it works with both Windows laptops and MacBooks - even a MacBook running ElCapitan. We used it with both of our machines and it worked flawlessly.
So why not five stars? Frankly, we are at a point in imaging where this should have a better megapixel rating. The pictures are good, the images are great for projection, its just we were at 2 megapixels like 18 years ago for real cameras, folks. I am hoping that they get better at increasing the mega pixel packaging, and soon.
So if you do research in archives that don't allow scanners but will allow you take pictures with ambient light, and you can't spend a lot of dough for set up (digital SLR, Copy stand, etc.) this is your go to. If you do courses, talks on a topic or just want to show the family what you find when you go out with your metal detector, this is a great option.
4 Stars By N. B. Kennedy on 2018-03-27
Great for classroom use, but image quality lacking
The art teacher in our family took this document camera into her art class. No problems with set-up -- but, she says, "I should note that I had to have our tech person put the software on the laptop, since it's a work Mac. It is totally user-friendly. I could have plugged it straight into the overhead projector, but it's mounted pretty high on the wall."
The only negative aspect would be that she found the camera quality to be less than hoped for. But she made some adjustments in the software, such as color balance and brightness, and it helped the overall look of the pictures. For something like a math lesson, it wouldn't be problematic. But for an art class, she had hoped for higher resolution.
The camera also functions as an overhead projector, only without the need for the old clear sheets of plastic. You can put a book, a 3D object or do live demos on it. The camera orientation can swivel, which is handy because you don't have to flip a book around. It has a couple of features that the teacher found useful. The arm telescopes for a 10" x 12" viewing surface, it zooms in quite a bit, and there are some basic editing features such as adjusting the brightness and contrast. Another thing she really liked is that it lets you add text or draw on the image. Also, it records voice and video, so it can be used for posting demos to youtube.
Overall, it's a good gadget that her students are using to blow up their small drawings onto a canvas. She says it's way easier than how they used to do it, by scanning and projecting.