Coolpo AI Huddle Mini Lite: Auto-framing webcam or tiny conference camera?

Can the Coolpo AI Huddle Mini Lite be a conference camera the size of a webcam and handle meetings like its big brother?

Coolpo Ai Huddle Mini Lite
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A great idea in theory, let down by questionable optics and, we suspect, a lack of processing power. This device just isn't as capable as we'd like, and is well behind its bigger sibling. It certainly won't be taking Center Stage from Apple.


  • +

    Mac and PC app

  • +

    Physical privacy switch

  • +

    Turn any table and laptop into a conference

  • +

    Can track up to seven meeting participants


  • -

    Can take up to a second to follow the movement

  • -

    Prefers subjects further than a standard webcam

  • -

    Heavily compressed video feed

  • -

    Poor optical quality

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

Apple's Center Stage is a popular feature, keeping the camera tightly cropped on the subject. It feels like it'd be a great idea to put this in more webcams, which, at first, is what we thought Coolpo were going for here.

This device can be used in that way, but there is a bit more on offer too. The device is really designed to serve as a kind of junior version of the Coolpo AI Huddle Pana, a 360˚ conference camera which sits in the middle of a table. This is as portable as a webcam but could still work for smaller meetings as it has the Coolpo's 'MeetingFlex' AI tracking.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook