Education technology has come a long way. Now classroom tech can enhance both distance learning and in-class experiences.

Document cameras for teachers, aka visualisers, do just that as they boast a variety of helpful classroom uses. But what is a document camera exactly? Simply put, it’s the modern-day replacement of the transparency projector – and far more advanced!

Some reasons why these cameras are great for the classroom include:

  • Most are lightweight and portable
  • There are plenty of options available
  • They are easy to set up and use
  • They make sharing documents, sections from textbooks, 3D objects, artwork and more (in real-time) a breeze

Today, we look at four excellent document cameras for teachers, each suitable for a different budget. Read on to learn more.

1. The AVer U50: Convenient & Compact

Starting with the most budget-friendly option on our list, this document camera is of high quality and can be used in many ways. Moreover, it can run on computer power alone and is exceptionally portable, as well as convenient to work with.

Key features of the AVer U50

  • 5-megapixel camera sensor
  • 8x digital zoom
  • A3 landscape shooting area
  • Auto and manual focus
  • Electronic image rotation of 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° via software

Why we like it: The combination of a built-in microphone, five-megapixel camera sensor, graphic performance of 30 fps and greater than full HD 1080p output resolution make this document camera ideal for video lessons and meetings.

2. AVer U70+: Portable SuperSpeed 

Educators looking for outstanding image quality and more functionality will want to consider the AVer U70+. It’s a perfect mid-range choice that’s equally portable and convenient to the AVer U50, but boasts even better specs.

Key features of the AVer U70+

  • 13-megapixel camera sensor
  • 4k output resolution
  • 60 frames per second (lag-free)
  • Black and white, colour and freeze image effects
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Why we like it: It can easily be integrated with an IFP (interactive flat panel) through AVerVision’s Flash Plug-In (alternatively, the A+ Plug-In for PowerPoint will also do the trick). This allows teachers to capture top-quality visualiser images, as well as record live audio and video.

3. AVer F17-8M: Superior Functionality  

Now, we’re getting to the premium equipment. The AVer F17-8M is a brilliant document camera that can help teachers inspire their students through interactive and inclusive learning.

Key features of the AVer F17-8M

  • 32 GB external storage on SDHC card
  • 80 images interior storage
  • Continuous and single capture modes
  • Direct connection through HDMI or VGA to the monitor or projector
  • Greater than A3 landscape shooting area

What we like: Owing to its first-rate eight-megapixel camera, this document camera is guaranteed to deliver high-definition quality images. This holds true, even when focussing on the subtlest parts of a document, thanks to its 27.2x zoom.

4. AVer F50-8M: Best of the Best

One of the top document cameras for teachers may come with a premium price tag, but it’s well worth it. The AVer F50-8M provides exceptional image quality and video recordings unlike any other.

Key features of the AVer F50-8M

  • 20x digital zoom and 10x optical zoom
  • 60 frames per second
  • Comes with Aver Sphere2 software
  • Graphics, macro, microscope, motion, infinity and sharp display modes
  • Up to three user profiles

Why we like it:  The AVer F50-8M makes teaching more interactive than ever before, thanks to the fluid motions of its flexible arm and the sharp images it delivers.

Achieve Classroom Mastery with Quality Document Cameras for Teachers

Want to improve your classroom’s learning experience with top-quality document cameras? PPM Audio Visual is happy to help! Not only can you update your teaching technique, but you can also hone a document camera’s helpful uses to make the subject matter more interesting.

Engage your students and step up your teaching game today – contact us for the latest prices and more information on our range of document cameras.