www.epson.com/documentcameras • Retail Price: $549 through the Brighter Futures program
The Epson DC-20 document camera is a
perfect single-camera device for a learning
environment. With multiple connection
options, it can fit into any classroom
technology infrastructure with ease.
Quality and Effectiveness: The DC-20 is
effective for displaying images from all ranges of view. It zooms
into details that are too fine to be seen by the human eye. Within
seconds you can flip the camera arm and rotating camera head around
and use it to capture a student presentation in the front of the room.
A microscope adapter allows display even down to the microbial
level. The images can be displayed in high-quality HD resolution on
a screen or recorded onto the device. The camera performs well even
under low light and offers a quick 30 frames-per-second response
Ease of Use: The rotating arm and 90-degree rotating camera are
attached to a small base that makes the camera’s footprint suitable
for any classroom. Integrated features can be controlled with
buttons on the device or through an included remote. It is simple
enough to allow many teachers to use the basic functionality with
little staff development. However, it has enough rich features to
be a powerful piece of technology in any classroom.
Creative Use of Technology: Epson has managed to create an
ultimate single classroom tool for projecting items or documents,
recording still images, capturing audio and video, or flipping the
classroom. Inside the classroom, teachers can use the split-screen
feature to display before and after photographs side-by-side, by
pulling from the 1GB internal memory or with an SD card. Images
can be virtually annotated
using the included
software or without a
computer by attaching
a mouse to the DC-20.
Videos captured during
class can easily be shared
with students by uploading
them to the Web through the
Suitability for Use in a School
Environment: The Epson DC-20
can be used to capture and record
student presentations for archives or review.
Flipped learning environments and instructional strategies can easily
be supported through technology such as the DC-20 with audio, video,
and annotation capture capabilities.
• Quality of images from all ranges
• Ease of set-up, training, and use
• Variety of uses from a single device
OVERALL RATING: A
computer, and projector
make up the ultimate trio of
classroom technology tools.
This is one of the best document
cameras on the market and is
a must-have device for any