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HoverCam Mini 5 Document Camera Item # 280316 OfficeMax # 24113353

HoverCam Mini 5 Document Camera

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All of the software is included

It's a high tech office that fits in your pocket.

Package Contents:
; Mini 5 Document Camera; 4ft USB Cable; Hard Carrying Case; Pouch; Positioning Mat; Bumper; Microphone; Software CD

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brand name HoverCam
depth 3.2"
digital zoom 16x
height 11"
Interfaces/Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - USB
manufacturer Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc.,
model name Mini 5
optical zoom 12x
Platform Supported PC; Mac
Product Name Mini 5 Document Camera
Product Type Document Camera
Resolution 5 Megapixel
sensor type 0.25" Color CMOS
video formats MJPEG
warranty length 1-year limited
weight 5.60 oz
width 3.2"

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The HoverCam Mini 5 portable document camera is a multi-functional document camera, scanner, video camera and high-resolution HD web conferencing camera all-in-one. It plugs into the USB port of your computer and is the ideal way to scan and convert into PDF multiple documents on the go, quickly and accurately. Unlike a traditional scanner, it also takes photos and records video. It includes software for capturing, managing and sharing files.  Use it with a projector for presentations and training. It is the size of a candy bar, weighs less than 6 oz. and includes a stylish hard carrying case.

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Product Shots


  • Compact & Portable

    HoverCam Mini 5 document camera fits in your pocket, purse or computer bag and weighs less than 6 oz. Use it on the go or in the office. Its footprint takes up very little space on your desktop and it's always available when you need it to scan, record a video or better explain a concept over the Internet. Not only is it much smaller than a traditional document camera or flatbed scanner, its powerful software allows you to do so much more.
  • Autofocusing Convenience with Autofocus Lock

    Mini 5 is designed with a tiny autofocusing CMOS sensor and lens module. From any angle or distance your images become instantly clear. With autofocus and autofocus lock, your images are always clear, even when showing the screen of a smartphone or tablet.
  • 5MP Resolution for Scanning & Clear Presentations

    The HoverCam Mini 5 document camera incorporates a 5 megapixel resolution sensor sharp enough to use as a general scanner and to provide crisp, clear images easily viewed by your audience when using it for live presentations of documents, 3D objects or showing images of your tablet or phone. Use it as a high-resolution webcam with Skype, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Zoom and other online conferencing programs.
  • One Second Scanning & Fast Refresh Rate

    Unlike traditional flatbed scanners, the HoverCam Mini document camera scans in less than a second. Furthermore, Mini 5 sets a new standard in fast refresh rates for a live 5 MP USB document camera with video speeds of 20 frames per second when set at HD 720p resolution and 15 frames per second when set at 5 MP resolution. This allows for a very clear and smooth image when using the Mini 5 for live presentations or training.
  • Use with Laptop or Desktop

    Mini 5 is easy to use on the go. Simply plug it directly into a USB port of your laptop or ultrabook, no cable required. For even greater flexibility when making a presentation or to connect to a desktop, use the Mini's case as a stand and connect a USB cable from the case to your computer. Not just a protective carrying case, the Mini's case converts into a docking station.
  • Scan Business Cards, Scan Anything

    The HoverCam Mini document camera includes HoverCam Contact™ software that functions as a digital Rolodex® allowing your to capture, store, review and manage all of your contacts. Scan your business cards. Export your contacts to Outlook. Unlike a traditional scanner, you can scan anything with the HoverCam, including solid objects.

Software Tour

  1. Record Video and Audio
  2. Save in a Variety of Image Formats
  3. Straighten Your Document
  4. Crop to Capture Only What You Need
  5. Rotate the Image 360 Degrees
  6. Digital and Mechanical Zoom
  7. Use Motion Sensor to Scan Multiple Pages to PDF
  8. Scans Appear to the Right
  9. Web Conference With HoverCam Connect
  10. Stay Organized

Record Video and Audio

The HoverCam Mini document camera incorporates a built-in microphone allowing you to record both video and audio in .avi format.

Save in a Variety of Image Formats

Save as JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP, or directly into PDF

Straighten Your Document

If your document is not level under the camera, straighten it using the software. The HoverCam Anchoring Bumper (included) uses pattern recognition to automatically straighten.

Crop to Capture Only What You Need

Zoom, pan and crop the image to the part that you want to capture.

Rotate the Image 360 Degrees

Rotate the image 360 degrees in 90 degree intervals, both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

Digital and Mechanical Zoom

Spin the mouse wheel to use the HoverCam's patented "Smooth Zoom" technology. There is no faster or easier way to zoom-in / zoom-out on an image.

Use Motion Sensor to Scan Multiple Pages to PDF

Place a stack of pages, documents or business cards beneath the HoverCam. As one is removed, the camera detects motion and takes a scan to any image format selected, including PDF.

Scans Appear to the Right

All scans appear in the right hand margin. Drag-and-drop to easily insert them into a Word document, Powerpoint presentation, email or other file. All scans are automatically saved to the Archive.

Web Conference With HoverCam Connect

HoverCam Connect lets you web conference and share documents in real-time online in HoverCam Flex, without using a 3rd party program such as Skype or GoToMeeting.

Stay Organized

Archive keeps you organized. This is also where you find Digital Signature, OCR, and the ability to share with EverNote, DropBox, Picasa, YouTube, FaceBook and much more.
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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: A4, Letter, or other smaller sizes
Lighting: 1x LED light
Extended Height and Weight: 11", .35 lbs
Folded Dimensions (W x D x H): .75" x 1.25" x 7"
Connections Required: 1 USB 2.0 cable to the computer
Warranty: 1 year
Microphone: Included
Accessories: Anchoring bumper, carrying case
Certifications: FCC, CE, RoH
Focus: Autofocus, autofocus lock. Minimum 1.7" focal distance


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 or Video Files: Patent Pending Fast-Action Drag-and-Drop of any 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 user movement and save as PDF or TIFF
HoverCam Connect: Included
Video Conference: Enables user to share a common virtual whiteboard. Annotation from multiple users over shared video feed.
3rd Party Collaborative Work Environment: Integration with Skype, WebEx, GoToMeeting, through screen sharing; upload to EverNote

HoverCam Selection Guide

Includes HoverCam Contact Business Card Management Software
Scans A3-sized documents
Scans A4-sized documents
Best mobility
Best stability
MSRP $299 $249
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