This article is syndicated from our sister website Church Technology Superstore.
Our HuddleCamHD 3X Review
If you’re looking for a high-quality videoconferencing PTZ camera but you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars just to get a good one, you’re in luck. The HuddleCamHD 3X PTZ camera is just as high in quality as other HuddleCamHD cameras but costs only around $400. Perfect for small and medium-sized businesses, this camera comes in black or gray, offers a 1080p resolution for clearer images, and best of all, it works with a plug-and-play feature and, therefore, all you do to get it to work is plug in the USB port and let it work its magic. But if you want to get down to the nitty gritty and learn more details about this amazing camera, keep reading.
Just the Basics
With a 1080p resolution and a 3X optical zoom lens, this is the perfect PTZ camera for presentations, classes, and meetings of all types. If you use a USB 2.0 cable, you can utilize the remote pan and tilt driver, and you get access to two fields of view (FOVs): 81- degree when you’re in wide zoom, and 36-degree when you’re in tele zoom, making this a very versatile camera for you to use.
With 3X zoom capability and 1080p resolution, you get great HD videos every time, and the 82-inch wide-angle lens will make sure everything that needs to be in the picture is actually there. Of course, one of the things people love about it the most is its plug-and-play capability. When you wish to use the camera, you simply plug it in via the USB port and the rest seems to work on its own. It is also lightweight and easy to maneuver, being only 1.66 lbs. and having a size of 4.75” x 4.88” x 5.5”.
You can use this camera on both PCs and Mac computers, as well as with various meeting software, such as GoToMeeting, WebEX, Skype, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live, among others. It is perfect for small to medium-sized conference rooms, and the best part is, you get very professional-looking videos at a price that is reasonable. It even comes with an IR remote control for easy maneuverability and a simple way to adjust the pan, tilt, and zoom features without a lot of effort.
What Customers Are Saying
Naturally, you’ll want to research this camera before you decide to buy it, and one of the best ways to do that is to check out comments made by real-life customers. Fortunately, this is easy to find, especially if you visit stores such as Amazon. In fact, below are just a few of the positive comments made by customers who have purchased this product through Amazon:
- “It is a very robust camera for the price … This is a real bargain when it comes to PTZ conferencing cameras.”
- “The result surprised me. After many months, my church is still using this proof of concept, demo setup, to live stream the church service!”
- “This (camera) is perfect for our small conference room/table gatherings. This is a great PTZ camera for the money.”
- “A great camera and easy to operate. It works with OBX, vMIX and xSplits. No problems with it.”
- “Great camera. Love this one. We use it at our church.”
Indeed, the HuddleCamHD 3X videoconferencing camera has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, which you cannot beat. In addition, the few customers who had complaints brought things up such as dissatisfaction with the picture quality, the USB resolution, documentation, and a few other things. That being said, one of those customers was using a camera that wasn’t the right size for his needs, and they all were very happy with the customer service they received after they called the company.
In other words, there are various reasons for customer complaints, and sometimes they have nothing to do with the quality of the product but instead have to do with slow shipping times and other things that are out of the company’s control. Of course, it’s good to take these less-than-positive reviews into consideration, but you have to read them thoroughly and learn exactly what the complaints are before deciding how much importance to place on this type of review.
Other Things to Consider
The HuddleCamHD 3X videoconferencing camera will work with most video encoders when you want to live stream and create videos. Programs such as vMix and others are easily accommodated, so if you already have this type of software, you won’t have to rush out and get another type of software. It comes with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 capability, and it comes with a full two-year warranty. In addition, another advantage is the camera’s ability to offer a 360-degree rotation, which in practical terms means it will pick up anything in the entire room that you want it to capture.
If you have a large conference room, it may not work as well as it does for small or medium-sized rooms, but for the latter, it works perfectly. And because of its plug-and-play ability, anyone can have it set up and working in no time, even if you’re not exactly tech-savvy. It comes in both black and white to match your décor, and therefore it is never an eyesore after you’ve placed it in the room. In fact, the HuddleCamHD 3X camera works great, looks great, and is very affordable, making it a win-win combination for nearly everyone.
The HuddleCamHD 3X camera is indeed a high-quality camera, and you cannot beat the price. Most of its customers agree that it is well worth it to give it a try because of how well it works, the price, and how long it will last. It is perfect for churches and both small and medium-sized businesses, especially if a fixed camera isn’t what you need. The HuddleCamHD camera offers so much more than a fixed camera does, and once you use it for a while, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.