Kandao Meeting S review

A conferencing camera designed for half-table huddles, computer optional

Kandao Meeting S review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

For a horizontal-facing camera, the Meeting S seems a little pricey, but offers much of the power of a conference camera – and a few extra tricks – in a shape ideally suited to smaller meeting spaces. We liked the option for SD-card record, wi-fi and ethernet support and the sound quality. Many also prefer a camera at one end of the room so they know where to look!


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    Portable and easy to transport

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    Built-in Android OS makes a computer optional

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    180˚ view ideal for a smaller room

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    Good-quality speaker/microphone noise cancellation

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    AI subject centering


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    AI could be quicker to recognise shift in speaker

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    Press-and-hold power button is frustrating

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    Would be preferable if it worked without external power

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    Setup and updates insist on HDMI

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    Excessively delicate sockets

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Just before the pandemic the technology was finally in place for smart conferencing cameras, and tall speaker-like devices with cameras atop began appearing on the tables of huddle-like meeting spaces. Kandao is amongst the names in this conference room webcam market, with its Meeting Pro 360 .

Not every space, however, needs the camera in the middle; in some rooms it makes more sense to place a wide-angle lens at one end – perhaps next to a monitor. That is the thinking behind the Kandao Meeting S – which boasts similar speaker tech as other conferencing cameras but with a single wide-angle lens.

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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