Last Updated: August 12, 2020

INSWAN INS 1 Tiny 8MP USB Document Camera with Auto Focus and LED Supplemental Light Excellent for Distance Education and Web Conferencing

Last Updated: August 12, 2020
8.7
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/10
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Review Summary - 96 recent, verified reviews

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Ease of Use
 35
easy, simple, super, software, useful
+97%
-3%
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" ...  easy to use and takes up very little space  ...  "
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" ...  I tutor Orton Gillingham and RightStart Math and this works so well and was very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and set up, compact - perfect for a teacher's desk  ...  "
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" ...  It is very useful and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and hook up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up. ... Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use.  ...  "
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Camera
 28
document, love, using, recommend, easy to use
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I love this doc camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd recommend this document camera for teachers.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife is a teacher and the camera is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Recently began using this document camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a kindergarten teacher and this camera help me to demonstrate strategies and skills using manipulatives.  ...  "
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" ...  Good Document Camera, love it!!  ...  "
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" ...  It's pretty good and gives me options that this camera doesn't. ... BUT this camera is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this doc cam!  ...  "
Zoom
 22
focus, document camera, adjust, students, rotate
+100%
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" ...  It's compatible with Zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this device for zoom meetings, and it works perfectly!  ...  "
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" ...  I wish it had a zoom in and zoom out button but it’s really easy to raise and lower the head to adjust the zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it is connected to the computer, it works with Zoom smoothly. ... When you install the associated application, you can zoom in and out, and it has many other useful functions.  ...  "
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" ...  So I tried switching my zoom video over to the document camera and it was much better.  ...  "
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" ...  Once installed, it is so easy to use and you can zoom in right from the software.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple plug-and-play startup and easy to use software options such as zoom, image capture, rotate, annotate, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to use, very clear video and auto focus works great.  ...  "
Software Platform
 16
download, application, app, record, linux
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It has its own software (optional download) but I use this with my ‘camera’ app on my computer, then share my screen using MS Teams. ... I’ll probably discover the manufacturer’s software at another time.  ...  "
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" ...  This feature proved to be extremely useful during their web conference discussion.  ...  "
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" ...  Built-in microphone works seamlessly with Documate (our bundled application) and other webinar software for PC (Windows 7/8/10), Mac (OS10.10 or higher), and Chromebook (38.00 or higher).  ...  "
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" ...  The software has features I did not consider, but now I use some of these features everyday.  ...  "
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" ...  Mac software does the job simply and effectively.  ...  "
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" ...  Software download for Win10 was glitch free and pretty simple to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  You just go on the website, hit the downloads tab, and the download is the first thing you see on the page.  ...  "
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use.  ...  "
Price
 15
worth, money, quality, good, excellent
+100%
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" ...  The cost was much more affordable than some of the other caneras I looked at.  ...  "
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" ...  The cost of it fitted perfectly into my budget!  ...  "
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" ...  It is super-easy to use, and the quality is excellent, especially considering the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant to spend this kind on money on something for school, but I am glad I did.  ...  "
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" ...  With a price tag right around $100, it was just what I needed.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price,, this actually is very good!  ...  "
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" ...  This little doc camera is a great tool for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  A good camera at a good price.  ...  "
Size
 15
easy to use, desk, portable, compact, perfect
+100%
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" ...  It is a small solid built device.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s compact and high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It was smaller than I thought it would be, but that just means it's more portable!  ...  "
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" ...  Small, so it fits on a desk without taking up much space.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and takes up very little space  ...  "
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" ...  It's portable. ... It's bigger. ... Small and portable.  ...  "
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" ...  If you like technology that is compact, durable and multi functional, this might be the purchase for you.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier to use then my Elmo and a lot more compact and portable.  ...  "
Setup
 12
easy, set, install, easy to use, download
+100%
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" ...  The directions were clear and easy to figure out. ... Software was easy to download and install.  ...  "
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" ...  The software needs to be downloaded from the internet, but it is quick to do so, and it is easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you download the software and plug in the USB, youʻre set up and ready to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect and use.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not very tech savvy but had no problem following the instructions to set it up and begin using.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up only took a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The application software is easy to download and install.  ...  "
Apps
 12
download, record, app, lessons, file
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I expected it to be C or C+ at best, but, to my great surprise this thing is A+ both hardware and software.  ...  "
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" ...  The app that attaches with it lets you draw on the screen, add text, and many more things.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though my tech skills don't match what can be done, I like what the free software download enables it to do: make a white board, black board, draw, erase, record lessons, take still shots, use it with a computer webcam, connect it to a microscope, and other functions.  ...  "
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" ...  Software download for Win10 was glitch free and pretty simple to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  The software has features I did not consider, but now I use some of these features everyday.  ...  "
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" ...  I am able to record my demonstrations and upload the video to my Google Classroom for my students.  ...  "
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" ...  It has its own software (optional download) but I use this with my ‘camera’ app on my computer, then share my screen using MS Teams.  ...  "
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use. ... You can also record lessons with this device and making a video with the Camera App on your computer.  ...  "
For Kids
 9
use, tutoring, using, teaching, school
+100%
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" ...  Students could no longer see a live feed of me, but I didn't need that.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it everyday for summer school and wouldn’t have been able to get through virtual school without it!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this for distance learning for my students.  ...  "
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" ...  It helps me teach the math concept I want my students to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an amazing help for me in tutoring my students online.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this product for distance learning and teaching. ... It’s a great way to show you are working on something while the students are watching how to do it.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect for making short educational videos for tutoring!  ...  "
Picture Quality
 9
picture, image, good, perfect, clear
+100%
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" ...  My sample images: the left side is the good working area while the right side is the whole page of the document so you can have a sense of the good working area.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is very clear, the autofocus, though it takes a minute works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Image quality is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is easy to adjust and make perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is clear, autofocus works great.  ...  "
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" ...  The image quality is excellent.  ...  "
Ports
 6
usb port, go, computer, usb, power
+100%
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" ...  Hooks up super easily with my MacBook Pro (although I had to buy an adapter, you need a USB port for it to work).  ...  "
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" ...  Just plug in and go with Screencastify.  ...  "
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" ...  It plugs into the USB port on my computer and you get prompts to install the software (similar to a new mouse or simple add on).  ...  "
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" ...  USB plug in and ready to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Just download program and plug in USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  I literally pulled it out of the box, plugged it in to my computer, and started using it.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 6
chromebook, asus, works, software, linux
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Easy to connect and use.  ...  "
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" ...  I have given up on the Asus and am using an Acer Chromebook and it works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Mac software does the job simply and effectively.  ...  "
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" ...  And since this camera works with both Mac and Windows PC, pretty soon everybody on her team bought the same camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it is compatible with Chromebooks.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
solid, like, good, camera, base
+100%
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" ...  But it appears well built with a solid weighted base.  ...  "
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" ...  If you like technology that is compact, durable and multi functional, this might be the purchase for you.  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom is weighted and has grip to it. ... The neck and camera seems fragile, but still, it's a good product.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty sturdy construction for small size.  ...  "
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" ...  The base has a nice weight to keep the camera from tipping, and even the lamp part can be tipped upward or downward.  ...  "
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" ...  The arm is very flexible and has great movement.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 5
use, image, draw, camera, inversion
+100%
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" ...  When I shared my screen to the Documate window to show the construction I was doing, it was jerky to the people watching.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to share screen, go to advanced, and then you'll see the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The app that attaches with it lets you draw on the screen, add text, and many more things.  ...  "
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" ...  directly adjust screen resolution, frame rate, and image inversion.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it with my class to project lecture material on a big LCD monitor and write annotations.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I’m very happy with my purchase and look forward to using it more an more in my therapy sessions.  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom is weighted and has grip to it.  ...  "
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" ...  This way all that is shown on the video are his hands and the Lego pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  The arm is very flexible and has great movement.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
+100%
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" ...  As a person who need to do at home teaching as a teacher, this little device is a GAME CHANGER!  ...  "
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" ...  There are things in my work life that were game changers. ... The most recent game changer was this document camera.  ...  "
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" ...  However, teaching from home has required me to step up my game.  ...  "
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" ...  For my math students I can demonstrate the use of manipulatives and play live card games with them.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
+100%
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" ...  No regrets after 3 months!  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged it in and it was working.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope it will last.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked perfect right out of the box.  ...  "
Features
 4
features, turn, simple, quality, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  All of the features were pretty simple to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  The light is great when I'm using it on darker days.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a light which is so useful.  ...  "
Storage
 4
take, small, easy to use, desk
+100%
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" ...  Small, so it fits on a desk without taking up much space.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is small so it doesn't take a lot of space.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and takes up very little space  ...  "
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" ...  It stands steady on a small base, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space on my desk.  ...  "
Color
 3
quality, inversion, screen, good
+100%
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" ...  Image quality is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  directly adjust screen resolution, frame rate, and image inversion. ... Image is clear, color is adequate -- for $99 it's a solid investment in the COVID era .  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
software, documate, camtasia
+100%
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" ...  It is challenging her budding movie producing interests.  ...  "
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" ...  Videos are awesome now.  ...  "
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" ...  I make other videos with Camtasia, so for me it was easier just to run the documate software onto my screen and use Camtasia to capture it.  ...  "
Remote
 3
use, teaching, classes
+100%
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" ...  I like this camera, it has made remote teaching a lot easier.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to use this when I teach remote classes later this summer.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using this for remote teaching of art classes during the Covoid crisis.  ...  "
Microphone
 3
videos, record, clear
+100%
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" ...  If it is vertical and being used as a webcam the recording quality is much better.  ...  "
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" ...  The lessons I record for my lecture videos come out clear and volume of my voice is clear as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I can record videos using it, including sound, which is more than my document camera at school can do.  ...  "

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Body
Size:  3.94 meters
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Type:  LED 
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3.94 meters
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