Coolpo AI Huddle Pana review

The Coolpo AI Huddle Pana is an all-in-one smart conferencing camera which you can carry in a backpack

Coolpo AI Huddle Pana
(Image: © Adam Juniper/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Coolpo AI Huddle Pana is the size – and as portable – as a large flask, and makes conference calls look like professionally controlled broadcasts. It’s not cheap, but given pricing in the category its far from unreasonable. Helping literally earn that back, too, is the time saved thanks to the gracefully simple plug-and-play with all major conferencing platforms making this an ideal choice where people come and go but don’t want to read instructions.


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    Easy to use

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    Can be used without drivers

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    Simple adjustments available via optional software

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    Makes social distancing and the return to offices easier

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    Share family events during lockdown


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    Some features not supported on M1 Mac

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    Occasional lens flare

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The Coolpo AI Huddle Pana is designed to improve the quality of video calls on Zoom, Teams, Meet or your conferencing app of choice. It is one of a number of conference room webcams

If, like many of us, you’ve spent more than a year using standard webcams as a gateway into virtual meeting rooms then the flaws of them will be all too obvious. Let’s be honest, laptop cameras have a tendency to look directly up their owner’s nose for a start. Yet as soon as you attempt to introduce some kind of control, some direction, into the footage you send out, you stop concentrating on the other participants. If there is more than one of you at your end, it’s even harder; you need to huddle up to a single camera to be seen at the other end, or find a way to keep changing cameras. It’s possible (however unlikely) that one of your distant colleagues will say something useful. 

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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