Hue HD Pro Document Camera Review

The Hue HD Pro is a straightforward document camera built to survive and thrive in the classroom environment

Hue HD Pro Document Camera for classrooms
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Digital Camera World Verdict

This is a no-nonsense classroom tool that has been built, first and foremost, to help educators – even in classrooms with young children. As such it is uncomplicated in its approach, but the flexible neck has a multitude of uses, and the price is sensible even for cash-strapped schools.


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    Easy to redirect anywhere

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    Adjustable focus

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    A removable base provides options

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    Built-in light

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    Stop-motion feature

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    Surprisingly sturdy


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    Manual Focus

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    Software looks a little tired

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    USB-A a bit old-school

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The Hue HD Pro is a document camera – or classroom camera – built to make learning fun and teaching easier. It is simple, and yet offers educators the option to share things with the class in a number of ways, some not entirely expected, thanks to its flexible design style.

There is a lot of choice in the world of document cameras, and this one doesn't attempt to compete on resolution or other qualities which might appeal to specification fans. Instead, as we'll see, the designers seem to have thought about how it can make a contribution without complication – and in so doing has carved out a clear niche which may well suit you.

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Adam Juniper
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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. 

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