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HoverCam Z5 - USB Document Camera

Item #: HC-Z5 | Grades K-12
$129.00
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Hovercam Z5 - The perfect option for those on a budget The Z5 is a very capable 5.0 MegaPixel USB camera with speeds of 15 frames/sec at 1080p and 30 frames/sec at 720p resolution. Free Shipping Included!



About the Z5

Tall on Performance, Short on Cost

The HoverCam Z5 is an entry level document camera from HoverCam. While it does use the same great Flex10 software you use with the Solo 8 and Ultra 8 HoverCams, it doesnít offer the same performance. This is a camera for people who need the lowest price possible, but still want a camera with a great picture that will work in a classroom.



More Than Just a "Camera"

The HoverCam Z5, or just HoverCam Z as we call it, is a great, compact, and very affordable document camera. The camera neck folds down into the base for easy storage. It offers features of much more expensive cameras like an adjustable camera head, LED light with an on/off switch, auto focus, auto focus lock, digital zoom, and the ability to record snapshots and video. The HoverCam Z5 connects to your computer through USB (USB 3.0 cable is included) and it runs through HoverCamís Flex10 software. This gives you the ability to capture images and video, adjust resolution, annotate, and control the camera from your interactive whiteboard.

The Z5 does not have a video out connection so you will always need your computer to use it. If you do need a video output, we recommend the HoverCam Ultra 8.

Hovercam document cameras are compatible with Chrome OS. You can download the app for your Chromebooks here.

What's in the box

  • HoverCam Z5 Document Camera
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Alignment mat
  • Quick start guide
Minimum system requirements: Specifications

Video Outputs USB Video

Flexible Neck No

Built in microphone Yes

Power Source USB Powered
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