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HoverCam Solo 5

5MP, 15 fps, USB 2.0 . Solo 5 uses image compression to achieve 15 frames/sec over USB 2.0 , so it doesn’t have the clarity or speed of the Solo 8. This product, introduced in 2012, has been surpassed by the new Solo 8 in resolution and speed. We recommend the Solo 8.

  • Solo 5 Document Camera
  • Velvet Pouch
  • 4.3' USB2.0 Cable
  • Positioning Mat
  • Quick Start Guide
  • HoverCam Flex 3.0 Software



5 MP resolution (2592 x 1944) sensor

Capture and display clear images, so students at the back of the room can see small type on a full page document. With such high resolution, Solo 5 may also be used as a scanner to scan articles and student papers. Auto Focus makes it easier for teachers to set up and use.

Auto Focus and Auto Focus Lock

Solo 5 autofocuses so your presentations are always clear. When moving under the camera avoid lens adjustment with Solo 5’s autofocus lock.

A3 shooting area

Capture and display images up to 17” x 22” including legal size and both pages of an open book.

  • Reticulated folding arm provides 12 mechanical zoom
    - Position camera head 1.5” above an object and use 16X digital zoom to show the finest details. Raise the reticulating arm to capture large, A3-sized pages.
  • USB-Powered
    - A single USB cable is used to power the device and exchange data with the computer. That’s it!
  • HoverCam Flex software
    - Intuitive, easy to use software for zooming, manipulating images, capturing images, annotation, recording and sharing documents, videos, photos and content created. Ideal tool for "flipped" classroom instruction.
HoverCam Solo 5 Document Camera


Hardware Specifications



Sensor 5.0 MegaPixel HD CMOS
Optical Resolution Optical Format 1/4 inch
Image Resolution 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x720, 800x600
Frame Rate 2592x1944 @ 15fps, 2048x1536 @ 15fps, 1600x1200 @ 15 fps, 800x600 @ 30 fps
Video Compression MJPEG
Power Requirements USB Powered, No External Power Required
Communication Interface USB 2.0 UVC
System Requirements CPU 1.0 GHz Minimum, 1.6 GHz Recommened, RAM 512MB Minimum, 1GB Recommended
Zoom 16X digital, 12X mechanical
Scan Size A3, A4, Tabloid, Legal, Letter, or other smaller sizes
Lighting 1x LED light
Height and Weight 11", 1.8 lbs
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.15" x 3.15" x 11"
Connections Required 1 USB 2.0 cable to the computer
Warranty 1 year
Microphone Included
Accessories one 5ft cable, protective pouch, scanning mat
Certifications FCC, CE, RoH
Focus Autofocus, autofocus lock. Minimum 1.7" focal distance

Software Specifications



Audio and Video Recording Unlimited AVI files saved directly to hard drive
Select Recording Area Select region on any screen to record
Annotation Freehand, Text, Highlighter, Answer Mask, Shapes
Drag-and-Drop Images Patent Pending Fast-Action Drag-and-Drop of any
or Video Files video or image files into MS Office or IWB software
Interactive White Board Integration Share live video on SmartBoard, Promethean, eBeam, Mimio
Included through easy Drag-and-Drop
Twain Driver
Image Rotation 360 degrees
Controls Auto White Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Freeze Frame
Zoom and Scroll Patent Pending 16X Software Enhanced Video Zoom
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7 Mac Intel/PPC OS X 10.5+
MSI Included for network installation
Archive Manager Full file management, importing and exporting of files
Stacking/Collating multiple files into PDF or TIFF
OCR Included with Text-to-Speech
Picture-in-Picture Display and/or record PIP from a second video camera
Auto-Straightening Included
Auto-Cropping Automatic trimming enables quick batch scanning
Time Lapse / Motion Sensor Take Snapshots at user specified time intervals or by
HoverCam Connect with user movement and save as PDF or TIFF
Video Conference Enables user to share a common virtual whiteboard
Annotation from multiple users over shared video feed
Highly interactive distance learning
3rd Party Collaborative Work Environment Integration with Skype, WebEx, GoToMeeting, through screen sharing; upload to EverNote