Ipevo Ziggi-HD Plus USB Document Camera
(For lag-free live streaming up to 1280 x 720)
(For lag-free live streaming up to 3264 x 2448, and video recording of 1920 x 1080 and above)
NOTE: Accessories will be SOLD separately
|Review from Brian Ee, Resource Teacher, Lord Selkirk Elementary
Prior to this camera, I used the Point 2 View which was good too, but I find the resolution much better with the Ziggi HD Plus. With the click of a button either on the camera or on my laptop, it focuses on the board, making lessons easy to read for my students.
The many features helps with customization that I would have expected in a more expensive camera. Auto focus, exposure toggle, camera indicator, built-in microphone, video recording to name a few are all great to have.
The HD Plus has a long, heavy base making it more stable when it's set on my table.
Merconnect is great at letting me try products for a month before purchasing. If I don't like what it is, I can send it back free of charge.
I was having some issues with the program freezing, however, I believe it's more of my school network or laptop than the camera, since I'm having the same issues with other programs I'm using. When I first mentioned this to Merconnect, they immediately followed up with an email and had their staff contact and support my concerns. I'm impressed with how much time they put into their service which definitely helps future purchases, knowing that they are looking out for their customers. This is one of the most important factors for me when making purchases and due to Merconnect's support, I would highly recommend schools to purchase from them as well.
After using the HD Plus for the past 2 months, I really like using this camera for teaching. The Point 2 View will also do the job and I didn't find any problems with it, other than image quality which is okay. It's a good basic document camera. However, the features on the HD Plus make this camera much more impressive and functional and it was worth spending the extra few $$$ to upgrade.