HoverCam Solo 8 Plus Document Camera

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HoverCam Solo 8 Plus Document Camera
Key Features
  • 13MP 1/3.2" Sensor, 5-Element f/2.0 Lens
  • Up to 4K at 30 fps Video and 13MP Stills
  • 720p at 120 fps Slow-Motion Video
  • Built-In Mic with Noise Reduction
The HoverCam Solo 8 Plus Document Camera is a high-resolution video camera, photo camera, microscope, and more for the classroom. You can record hundreds of hours of video in up to 4K resolution at 30 fps, and slow-motion video in 1280 x 720 resolution at 120 fps. Capture 13MP photos and zoom in on objects or documents by up to 480x (6x ASR zoom, 8x interpolated digital zoom, and 10x mechanical zoom). Sound is captured via a built-in mic with integrated noise reduction. The HoverCam Solo 8 Plus connects to your PC over a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, and you can connect the PC to a projector or whiteboard for video output. The USB connection to a PC also provides the Solo with power, so a separate power adapter is not required. Use the HoverCam Flex 10 annotation software for Windows to get creative with any documentation or images you present to the class. The software comes preloaded on the Solo and is accessible on your PC once the Solo and PC are connected.
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HoverCam Solo 8 Overview

The HoverCam Solo 8 Plus Document Camera is a high-resolution video camera, photo camera, microscope, and more for the classroom. You can record hundreds of hours of video in up to 4K resolution at 30 fps, and slow-motion video in 1280 x 720 resolution at 120 fps. Capture 13MP photos and zoom in on objects or documents by up to 480x (6x ASR zoom, 8x interpolated digital zoom, and 10x mechanical zoom). Sound is captured via a built-in mic with integrated noise reduction. The HoverCam Solo 8 Plus connects to your PC over a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, and you can connect the PC to a projector or whiteboard for video output. The USB connection to a PC also provides the Solo with power, so a separate power adapter is not required. Use the HoverCam Flex 10 annotation software for Windows to get creative with any documentation or images you present to the class. The software comes preloaded on the Solo and is accessible on your PC once the Solo and PC are connected.

The Solo 8 Plus features a 13MP, 1/3.2" sensor and 5-element f/2.0 lens. It's capable of auto-focusing, auto-focus locking, and selected region focus. It has a flexible arm that adjusts to let you record/capture from nearly any angle. The arm is equipped with four ultra-bright LEDs that will help bring out the details of anything you put under the camera. The arm also fully folds in to make the Solo 8 Plus compact, portable, and sleek.

Updated versions of the HoverCam Flex software will be available to you as free downloads as they are released, and you can install them into the Solo via the USB 3.0 "Install" port that's right next to the main USB 3.0 port. If you want to use the Solo with a Chromebook, you can install a Chromebook version of the software, called HoverCam for Chrome, available at the Chrome Webstore. Everything you record or capture can be stored directly on your computer.

Key Features

  • Up to 4K/30 video
  • 13MP still images
  • 720p120 slow-motion video
  • Built-in mic with integrated noise reduction
  • Up to 480x zoom
  • USB 3.0 interface and power connection to a PC
  • HoverCam Flex 10 annotation software (Windows) included
  • Use with Chromebooks by installing HoverCam for Chrome (free download)
  • 13MP, 1/3.2" sensor
  • 5-element f/2.0 lens
  • Auto-focusing, auto-focus locking, and selected region focus
  • Four ultra-bright LEDs
  • Flexible, folding arm
UPC: 857548004416

HoverCam Solo 8 Specs

Sensor
Sensor1/3.2" CMOS
Sensor Resolution13 MP
Zoom8x (Digital)
10x (Optical)
Aperturef/2.0
Frame Rate3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
1024 x 720 @ 120 fps
Output Resolution4224 x 3156
Minimum Focus Distance2.0" / 5.0 cm
Optical Design5 Elements
General
Capture Area13 x 21" / 33 x 53.3 cm
I/O Connections1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-B
I/O Connections1 x USB Type-B USB 3.1 Gen 1
Convenience
Built-In LED Lighting4
Built-In MicYes
Focus ModesAuto
Compatibility
Supported Video CompressionMJPEG, YUV
Electrical
Power SourceUSB Bus-Powered Port
Physical
CertificationsCE, FCC, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions1.5 x 3.5 x 11.4" / 3.8 x 9.0 x 29.0 cm (Folded)
1.5 x 3.5 x 19.6" / 3.8 x 9.0 x 50.0 cm (In-Use)
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 5.1 x 3.35"

HoverCam Solo 8 Reviews

The best on the market for the price.

By Perry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-03

With virtual learning, we teachers had to become very creative. As an art teacher, having a camera that would show clarity and could record in high resolution was a must. I continue to use the Solo 8 to record drawing and painting demonstrations. I can record with audio, or without, and import into any video editing software to do voice-overs and add music. This document camera is solid, it is built very sturdy, it does not feel cheap like the two other cheaper cameras I purchased at the beginning of the pandemic that was both glitchy and compressed video causing pixelated images the students just could not see at home. The school purchased one for me and I ended up buying one for myself to record tutorials at home. Definitely, a must-have.

Meh, Yay! .. oop! Wha?

By Neal
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-08

I found the claims and concepts to be exciting. So far, I have not experienced them consistently. I use the device well with my personal MacBook Pro. My job computer is a PC laptop that I’m not allowed to install any software on. Thinking I could simply use it s one would a Chromebook... ymmv. The device has to be plugged in and you pause while the Windows shakes hands with it. Then things mostly go well, though the chrome hover cam app is sometimes functioning and sometimes not. When one google classroom meet went very well, the next one began... camera “failed” was the message. I had to reboot the computer to get success (no luck with the Chrome hover cam app) but..... big pout. I don’t have minutes between meets. I have to go from one to the next seamlessly. If I could install the HoverCam software on my work PC, perhaps I’d be more pleased. My Mac is not allowed on the work network, so using that to teach with isn’t an option... (poor me.)

Game Changer for Teaching online

By Jackie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

I teach first graders. Having an excellent document camera has made all the difference in the world to teaching during Shelter in Place. The kids love when our friend Solo shows them things! And when we return to in-person teaching, I will have a much better quality document camera than I did before.

Mixed review

By Linnea
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

It is a wonderful product. It will allow me to teach remotely in a more meaningful way. I am a college professor, teaching math methods to early childhood teacher candidates. The HoverCam will allow me to demonstrate with actual manipulative materials and show the pros and cons of the physical material in relation to the virtual tools. However, the HoverCam Solo 8 that I received had a number of issues: --The directions for setting it up were old. Modifications were made that make job easier. --The cable appeared to be defective. --After many hours of discussion with the technical support team, it turned out that my Hover Cam was defective too. --I am awaiting the replacement that is being sent by the company and I have the packaging to return the defective one to the company.

Almost perfect.

By Tim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-09

I really needed this to help with distance learning. The image quality is outstanding, this is way better than any other document camera I have ever used. The only reason for four stars is the the image will freeze from time to time. However, I would absolutely by this again.

ALREADY NOT WORKING

By Jyoti
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-07

I LOVE IT and was so excited to get my doc cam and before school began already I have had to call customer service for Hovercam twice! The last time, the tech figured out that my screen was in fact freezing and they would have to send me a new camera!! I am worried that I paid for a brand new camera and Hovercam will send me a refurbished one! Also, the box did not contain the warranty card it is supposed to. In this digital learning environment, how can this inconvenience be added to teacher's plates?

Great Camera!

By Nancy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

I teach Zoom Classes online, Bookbinding and Cartonnage, origami, Paper Arts. This camera is fantastic - easy to focus, easy to switch from one camera to the next, easy to zoom into close ups, great microphone, small profile on my desk, leaving room for workspace, computer, and external monitor. Best purchase I have made for my business!

Perfect tool!

By Donna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-10

I purchased this camera for a specific task.....photographing items for inclusion in a digital library. It works perfectly for that task, but I have discovered so many more uses for it, too! This product is well worth the investment for use in a library setting!

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