Cameras & Camcorders

Styles

Camcorder Kits: Digital camcorders are available in kits of four or six, with carrying cases to hold all camcorders in the kit. The camcorder kits provide multiple camcorders in set for school, class, lab, library, or other use, making quantity purchases easier.

Cameras & Camcorders: Cameras and camcorders are all modern digital devices that accept SD cards for expandable memory and storage. Digital cameras and digital camcorders are available for single-item purchase or in kits to provide cameras for groups of six or camcorders for groups of four or six.

Digital Camera Kit: The digital camera kit includes a carrying case for holding all six digital cameras.

Document Camera: Document cameras are also known as visual presenters. They capture real-time images and transmit the image to a monitor, computer, or other display depending on the technology configuration. Select document cameras can also capture three-dimensional images such as objects placed in the camera's viewing field. The document cameras multi-dimensional image capture is useful for demonstrating tools or other three-dimensional objects as well as documents and two-dimensional items.

Document Camera
Document Camera

High Definition Camcorder: The digital camcorders are equipped for high-definition recording, supporting 1080P HD video. The 1080P refers to the characteristics of the recorded video, specifically video capture containing 1,080 horizontal lines of 1,920 pixels, and 1,080 pixels image height. These cameras record in 1080P quality and the video output is 1080P as well, for HD viewing.

USB SD Card Reader: A USB SD Card reader is a USB device, similar in size to a thumb drive or flash drive. The end of the reader has a slot for inserting SD cards and the opposite end has a USB plug for connecting to a computer or laptop. The USB SD Card reader simplifies access to the files stored on the SD card.

Video Presenter: A video presenter may be a device similar to document cameras in design, with video recording and playback functions. Video projectors can also present video through a monitor or display screen, depending on the technology configuration.

Components

Anti-Theft Base: Select document cameras and/or other devices that specify an anti-theft base often imply the presence of a Kensington Lock Port. The port accepts one end of a Kensington Lock, the same style often employed in computer labs, library, and office settings to secure laptops and computer components.

B-Works 2: B-Works 2 is software from Dukane that accompanies Dukane document cameras. The software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, as well as Mac OSX. B-Works 2 allows users to record video, with a variety of formatting options, and playback with audio. The computer is not required for playback, making it flexible for mid-lecture, mid-lab, and mid-conference use. The software also takes JPEG images; still digital photos. Annotations may be added right to the live video or image and the software is also designed to support use with other Dukane products including interactive or smart whiteboards.

CMOS 5.0MP Sensor: Many standard digital cameras designed for point-and-shoot consumer use utilize CMOS sensor technology. CMOS refers to an active pixel sensor constructed using a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS). A CMOS Sensor is relatively economical to produce, making it economical for enhancing modern digital cameras and other imaging tools.

Double Fresnel Lens: A Fresnel lens is a classic design used for enlarging images. The Fresnel lens is thinner compared to conventional lenses and the unique pattern of the lens retains conventional surface properties without that conventional thickness.

Expandable Storage/Memory: Expandable memory or storage indicates the device accepts SD cards, like those used in digital cameras and camcorders. SD cards come in a wide selection of storage capacities, with most modern SD cards available in the 2GB and larger range. The file format for the digital video or images will determine the maximum storage capacity possible for a given SD card. A 2GB SD Card, for example, could hold 700 to 800 photos, depending on the quality and size of the images. That same SD card can hold up to 45 minutes of video, if all video is recorded at the lowest settings on typical cameras and camcorders.

(Built-In) LED Light: Devices with built-in LED lamps or lights, such as select document cameras, provide additional light for better image and video capture. These lights are activated as desired, and can be turned off when sufficient light is available.

Li-Ion Battery: Li-ion or Lithium Ion batteries are rechargeable batteries often used in digital cameras, camcorders, and other devices. Lithium ion batteries have decent energy densities, meaning more energy can be stored in smaller-sized battery units. They also are slow to lose their charge when idle.

Megapixels: Digital cameras and smart phones with cameras often advertise the MP or megapixel rating in terms of a numerical value, usually with a decimal point such as 5.0MP or 8.0MP, referring to 5.0 megapixels and 8.0 megapixels, respectively. The megapixel rating indicates the quantity or amount of data that the camera can capture in a single image. In general, the more expensive the camera, then the higher the megapixel rating. Average digital cameras will have at least 5.0 megapixels.

SD Card Slots: Digital cameras, camcorders, and other devices that accept memory cards generally contain SD Card slots in one or more sizes. SD Cards come in 32.0mm standard size as well as 21.5mm Mini SD size and an 11.0mm MicroSD size, with adapters available to create larger sized cards for use in devices that only accept one size.

TFT LCD Display: TFT LCD stands for Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display. Digital cameras and camcorders with viewing display screen generally utilize TFT LCD technology. The design allows creation of small viewing screens with quality image or video display that fit within the compact sizes of modern devices.

(Built-In) USB Port: Devices with built-in USB ports are designed to accept content from an external source, such as a USB thumb drive, and may offer support for transferring stored or recorded content to a USB thumb drive or computer via USB cable.

Features

AC/DC Power: AC power refers to alternating current. Alternating current involves an electrical current that reverses the direction of flow. This is the most common type of power supply for electronic equipment in the U.S. DC power refers to direct current electricity, which has a one-direction flow and commonly used for batteries and generators.

Anti-Shake Feature: Anti-shake feature or also known as image-stabilization and similar feature names. The feature, when activated, helps force-focus the camera and sometimes take faster images to reduce blur from movement caused by the user or photographer. This feature is often included on digital camcorders and cameras with video recording options to reduce shaky images and videos for more comfortable viewing after.

AVI File Format: AVI or Audio Video Interleave is a Windows-specific video file format. AVI files are widely accepted for upload on websites, such as Facebook and YouTube, but the file format is often converted to MP4 format for better quality video performance.

Face Detection: Face detection is a feature that, when activated, automatically detects faces when the user holds the camera to take a photograph. The automatic face detection feature allows faster focusing and focusing on faces for clearer images.

Gooseneck: Gooseneck refers to the flexible support component of many document cameras. The flexible gooseneck support piece also adjusts as needed for virtually any angle or position to capture images and objects with ease. The name comes from the gooseneck-like appearance when the support component is slightly curved in the upper portion, resembling the neck of a goose.

Green Features: Green Features refer to environmentally friendly paints, finishes, processes, and the use of recycled materials in the production of select furniture and equipment.

Image Stabilization: Image stabilization reduces the shaky and/or blurred image effects caused by movement during the shutter release or recording process. The user may slightly shake or wobble while taking the photographs or video recording if a tripod or other fixed structure is not utilized. Engaging the image stabilizer reduces shay video recordings and produces clearer images for better photographic or video results.

JPRG or JPG File Format: JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and the file extension is often .jpg. The .jpg files are images, usually pictures that are recognizable on virtually any computer system. The file format is somewhat compressed and many web developers and bloggers optimize larger photo files then save as smaller .jpg files for faster webpage loading and website performance.

Memory and Storage Capacity: Memory typically refers to the able working capacity of a system such as the RAM in a computer. It is often confused with storage capacity, in both computer systems and in other devices. The storage capacity is the amount of space available for storing new data.

Recording Features: Recording features include record, playback, pause, stop, and other controls often found on digital camcorders, digital cameras, and on select devices such as tablet PC or iPad, mobile phones, document cameras, and similar technology.

Smile Capture: Smile Capture is a feature on many standard digital cameras that allows the user to automatically capture images when a smile is detected. When this feature is activated, the camera sensor detects smiles on faces and automatically releases the shutter to quickly take photographs. The settings may vary between camera brands and models.

Weather-Resistant: Weather resistant indicates the case or design can tolerate exposure to hot and cold weather environments as well as light wind or rain, but should not be confused with “waterproof” designs. Weather-resistant construction is not necessarily waterproof, but can protect the equipment in light rain such as during transport, setup, or event cleanup.

8.0MP by Interpolation: In general, when a camera is 8.0MP or other stated megapixel rating “by interpolation” or “interpolated” the indication is that the camera is actually a lower megapixel rating but capable of increasing the number of pixels in the image after it is taken to resemble images taken at the higher megapixel rating. This is usually done with a bicubic interpolation process to reduce the pixelated appearance on larger images. Interpolation is sometimes referred to as image scaling or image resampling and for the average user interpolated images will suffice.

180-Degree Swivel Head: A 180-degree swivel head on document cameras and video presenters indicates the camera head portion of the device, located at the top of the gooseneck support component, has a swivel-style joint or connector that allows the camera head to rotate 180-degrees from left to right and back again.