Obsbot Tiny 4K review: streaming web camera that follows you round the room

The new Obsbot Tiny 4K can track your every move, but is the right for you?

Osbot Tiny 4K review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Osbot Tiny 4K manages to be a camera – and operator – which you can easily travel with and set up anywhere for streaming, recording or video chatting. Aside from some niggles regarding the AF and the included monitor mount, we have very few complaints – the device achieves the seemingly impossible brilliantly, and feels both flexible and dependable.


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    The 4K video looks the part

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    Three tracking modes

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    Gesture control reliable and uncomplicated

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    Hard zip case included

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    HDR option

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    Software make the experience very customisable


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    Monitor clip needs to be stuck in place

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    Autofocus doesn’t always find the face

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    Digital zoom

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With the rapid spread of live-streaming as well as the insatiable desire for better and smarter webcams for home working, the original Obsbot Tiny’s gimbal powered AI tracking was already an appealing prospect. That appeal evidenced by the company’s history as one of IndieGoGo’s record projects. The new Tiny 4K takes the same principle and steps up the camera resolution to 4K HDR (with the option of 60fps at 1080P), increases the digital zoom to 4x, and opts for an autofocus (rather than fixed) lens.

Obsbot is also building a range of accessories including a physical remote control, a cable with a physical switch to eliminate privacy concerns, and a UVC to HDMI adapter .

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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