Joyusing V508 document camera review

Is this the best mid-range document camera? Our Joyusing V508 review reveals all.

5 Star Rating
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Joyusing V508 document camera is a little more expensive than most of its mid-range rivals, but not by much. And its build quality, high resolution, advanced features and overall performance are all first rate. On the downside, it's not technically 4K and you can't cast via Wi-Fi or connect to mobile devices. Overall, though, it's the best document camera we can recommend at this price today.

Pros

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    High quality picture

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    Secondary fill light

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    Excellent controls

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    Variety of outputs

Cons

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    Lacks wireless option

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    Remote control battery not included

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A document camera is a device that typically mount a small camera on a gooseneck, which is used to display an image of a document, the pages of a book or a physical object to an audience, on a screen or monitor. 

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Sensor1/3.2" CMOS
Pixels8MP
Max resolution3264 x 2448
Frame rate30fps (60fps at 720p)
Zoom100x Digital Zoom
Shooting areaA3
OutputsHDMI, VGA, USB
Dimensions320 x 280 x 185mm (12.5 x 11 x 7.2 inches)
Weight1.1kg (2.4 lbs)
Dimensions32.64 x 21.43 x 1.87 cm (12.85" x 8.44" x 0.74")
Ipevo Do-Cam

Want something smaller, cheaper and more portable? The size of a 90s cellphone, this <a href="https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/ipevo-do-cam-review" data-link-merchant="digitalcameraworld.com"">Ipevo Do-Cam has a simple design, but Ipevo’s feature-filled software make it useful in a broad range of classroom and presentation situations, while the flip button and tilting camera mean it can also step in as a webcam. 

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.