Okiolabs’ Okiocam is an up-and-coming model in the document camera space. These docucams portability and budget-friendly price points makes them a very popular choice for anyone looking for an excellent doc cam.
If you are in the market for an Okiocam document camera but not sure which one to pick, look no further! In our in-depth Okiocam review that follows we review Okiocam’s two models in depth.
See below for an unboxing and setup video review as well.
Finally, we are also happy to share with you a short buyer’s guide at the end which should hopefully answer some of your questions and help you make the right choice.
Okiocam T vs Okiocam S Document Camera Comparison Table
Here are Okiocam’s two document cameras compared!
The Best Okiocam Document Cameras You can Buy
- 5MP Camera
- Full HD Video streaming
- Fully lightweight, foldable, and portable
- Large capture area with extendable arm
- To use all features, you need to install a separate app from Chrome.
First up is the OKIOCAM T. It is easily portable since it is a rather lightweight document camera, weighing only 0.8 pounds and with just 1.6 inches thickness.
Its maximum recording area is 13.7 x 18.9 inches, which enables you to record large documents such as maps and blueprints. It also features a foldable magnetic base and a retractable, multi-jointed arm, which allows you to adjust the angle and height of the camera so that you are able to capture objects from various positions and of varying sizes.
The arm extender is excellent for capturing large documents, such as paintings, blueprints or maps.
The camera has a high definition resolution of up to 2592 x 1944, and it rotates 360 degrees. You can also record video in full HD, with up to 30 fps (frames per second) at 1920 x 1080.
If you want to use this Okiocam document camera as a webcam, you simply turn it towards you.
In addition to doubling up as a webcam, this document camera allows you to adjust the playback speed and additional factors before uploading your videos to Google Drive or other platforms. You can also take snapshots and create time-lapse videos.
Transporting this document camera is easy, as the base, arm, and camera can all be detached. The arm is reinforced with glass fiber for added strength.
This Okiocam document camera works with all of the standard video conferencing and video recording applications, such as Zoom, Google Hangout or Google Meet, FaceTime, Facebook, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Windows Camera, FaceTime on Mac, Chromebook Camera and more. No need to install additional software.
- Very lightweight
- 3MP Camera
- Plug and play
- Compatible with large number of streaming platforms
- No arm extender
Next up is the Okiocam S USB 2-in-1 Webcam and Document Camera. This 2-in-1 webcam and document camera is compact, light, and highly adjustable. This camera also doubles as a webcam and is plug and play with no need for additional drivers.
The camera is 3 MP and its sensor is up to 1920 x 1440 pixels and up to 30 fps at 1920 x 1080p. It can operate from as close up as 2 inches away from the subject, and you can shoot not only HD video and snapshots, but time-lapse and stop-motion video as well.
The maximum shooting area is 9.6 x 12.8 inches.
You can also adjust the playback speed, add music, trim, and perfect your videos before uploading automatically to Google Drive.
White balance (color temperature) is automatic, and you can auto adjust the focus and exposure with the touch of a button (the gray button on top of the camera).
This document camera has a USB connection and is also compatible with Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Mac FaceTime, native Windows Camera app, native Chromebook Camera app, and Mac QuickTime player.
Easy to carry with you wherever you go, this document camera only weighs 0.59 pounds and has a retractable arm and a foldable baseplate which is also magnetic. When folded, the document camera is only 1.6 inches tall.
The multi-jointed arm and 360-degree rotatable camera head also allow for image capture from various angles and heights. The arm, the base, and the camera can all be detached for easy transport. The arm is also made of reinforced glass for added protection.
Okiocam Document Camera Unboxing and Setup Video
Here’s a quick video we put together to show how portable and easy-to-setup these cameras are!
Okiocam Document Camera Buyers Guide
What Makes a Good Okiocam Document Camera?
Here are some key features to look for:
- Max capture image size
- Extendable arm
- Rotating camera
- HD video
- Freeze-frame and stop-motion video recording
- Easy uploading
If you would like to learn more about the features to look for in a doc cam, see our article on how to choose a document camera.
How to Use an Okiocam Document Camera
- Showing math equations
- Annotating texts
- Showing details of small objects
- Labeling diagrams
- Showing details of diagrams and maps
- Creating mindmaps
- Displaying a list for children to work with (a to-do list or other lists such as a schedule)
There you have it, our top picks for the best Okiocam document cameras. Have a good think about what features you need for your classroom, and hopefully this article has helped you make an informed choice.
Document cameras are transforming the way children learn, and they are fast becoming a vital tool for keeping children engaged, while saving teachers precious time.