Epson Introduces New Portable HD Document Cameras for Education

Epson America today introduced its latest document cameras, Epson DC-07 ($179 MSRP) and Epson DC-13 ($449 MSRP). Designed for education (K-12), the two new portable high-definition document cameras, are said to provide both affordability and superior feature sets. They feature 1080p resolution and advanced zoom capabilities for accurately capturing full HD (high-definition) images when displaying textbook pages, student work, 3D experiments, and more.

Veronika Knight, product manager for Epson America’s Projectors group explained: “Document cameras deliver an additional level of engagement for students in the classroom. The new, cost-effective models from Epson allow educators to project 3D objects, including math tiles, gemstones, or slides of plant cells, as well as primary source materials such as photographs, letters, and student work, which provides a more immersive learning experience than simply projecting images from a computer. Both the Epson DC-07 and DC-13 offer superior resolution and advanced zoom features to enhance lessons and serve as a reliable and flexible teaching tool for K-12 educators.”

With the document cameras’ HD 1080p resolution, users can also share magnified images with the included microscope adapter. The DC-07 and DC-13 are said to provide flexible teaching options to augment the learning experience, including the ability to record and save audio files with the built-in microphone.

The built-in video camera head rotates 90 degrees vertically and horizontally, allowing it to function as a web cam to capture classroom activities, or to use it for videoconferencing.

The DC-13 offers multiple connectivity options, including HDMI. The DC-13 also includes an SD Memory Card Slot so that users can save all audio files, videos, and still images captured in the classroom on an S memory card, and upload them to class Web sites, or send them to students and teachers looking to reference lessons via e-mail.

Features include:

  • High Image Quality: Large, highly efficient imaging sensor is said to capture more light per pixel, and advanced digital zoom capabilities are said to produce “bright, high quality images with outstanding detail.”
  • Versatile Connectivity: Supports USB and HDMI digital connectivity produce HD 1080p resolution and high-definition video.
  • Record and Share Audio/Video Lessons: Camera head rotates +/- 90 degrees to capture many angles and record lessons with built-in microphone and included software.
  • Freeze and Capture Buttons: Educators can pause and resume images and video; all images can be captured and saved on an SD memory card or computer for sharing.
  • Easy Setup: Automatically detects native aspect ratio of Epson projectors, and selects the correct output resolution to match; portable and light design for easy carry and setup.
  • Built-in Microphone: Record and add audio to video lessons.
  • Microscope Adapter: Aligns with any standard microscope eye-piece to share magnified images.

Epson DC-07

Epson DC-13

Zoom

8x Digital

16x Digital

Pixel Count

2MP

2MP

Resolution

1080p

1080p

Frame Rate

15fps

30fps

Connectivity

USB

USB, HDMI, VGA

Capture Area

10.7” x 14.3”

11.7” x 20.7”

A/V Recording

Yes

Yes

Built-in Microphone

Yes

Yes

Microscope Adapter

No

Yes

SD Card Slot

No

Yes

Software Included

Yes

Yes

Brighter Futures Price

$179*

$449*

 The DC-13 will be available in September and the DC-07 in November through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution.

For more information on the DC-13, visit Epson America here. An information source is not yet available for the DC-07.

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