Ipevo VZ-X document camera review

Is this document camera worth buying for its Wi-Fi smarts? Our Ipevo VZ-X document camera review answers that question.

Ipevo VZ-X document camera on desk scanning book and the image appearing on a laptop
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Ipevo VZ-X document camera is brilliantly made, offers high-spec picture quality and great software. And when used with a wired connection, it does an impressive job of displaying documents, book pages and objects on a laptop or TV. Sadly, on its most distinctive feature – the ability to stream wirelessly – it performed poorly, so I can't recommend it for these purposes.

Pros

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    Connect wirelessly to laptop

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    iOS and Android apps

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    Battery operation

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    Functional buttons are fantastic

Cons

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    No Wi-Fi with TV or projector

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    Wi-Fi is patchy in practice

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    HDMI cable not included

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A document camera, aka visualizer or digital overhead projector, is an imaging device that consists of a camera lens, a light source, and a platform or stage area. The camera captures images or video of objects or documents placed on the stage, and projects them onto a larger screen or surface.

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Sensor1/3.2" CMOS
Camera8 MP Full autofocus lens
Max resolution3264 x 2448
Frame rate30fps
Shooting area16:9: 11.14 x 19.72 inches (283 x 501mm); 4:3: 14.29 x 19.01 inches (363 x 483mm)
OutputsHDMI, USB, Wi-Fi
Dimensions (folded)4.57 x 4.25 x 12.68 inches (116 x 108 x 322mm)
Weight2.58lbs (1.17kg)
Dimensions32.64 x 21.43 x 1.87 cm (12.85" x 8.44" x 0.74")
Joyusing V508

The <a href="https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/joyusing-v508-document-camera-review" data-link-merchant="digitalcameraworld.com"">Joyusing V508 document camera is cheaper than the Ipevo VZ-X, yet its build quality, high resolution, advanced features and overall performance are pretty much on a par. It also comes with a remote and an HDMI cable and a VGA connection for older monitors. No, you can't cast via Wi-Fi or connect to mobile devices, but if they aren't deal-breakers, it's superb value for the price.

Hue HD Pro

For an even cheaper alternative, check out the <a href="https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/hue-hd-pro-document-camera-review" data-link-merchant="digitalcameraworld.com"">Hue HD Pro. For under $100, you get a basic document camera that's surprisingly surprisingly sturdy and features a flexible neck you can point anywhere. It's a particularly great choice for teachers of young children.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.