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  • Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera
  • Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera
  • Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera
  • Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera

Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera

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Quick Overview

5 Megapixel HD 720p Document Camera- 4X Digital, 3X Optical Zoom and 13" x 9.7'' Shooting Area

Regular Price: $669.00

Special Price $569.00

Shipping Price: $35

Availability: In stock

  • Details

    • 5 Megapixels CMOS produces brilliant display clarity while projecting text or any 3D object
    • Great magnification with its 3X optical and 4X digital zoom
    • Capability of capturing still images as well as smooth moving images at 30fps
    • Mechanical arm with 180° rotation range for maximum viewing flexibility
    • Has memory capacity to store 45 images and a 70 second video
    • Bright in built LED light for illumination
    • 3-inch LCD display allows a screen preview along with camera control
    • One-touch recording, auto focus and preview screen ability
    • Convenience of operation via remote control
    • Easy to carry, compact and light weight
    • Included Starboard Software that allows a variety of different functions and features

    The Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M document camera is and effective and efficient teaching tool that enriches lesson planning as well as delivery. It has the capability of making presentations more engaging, exciting and interactive. Apart from a dynamic learning experience and the cutting edge hardware features, the DCHD-5M is incorporated with the StarBoard Software which boosts the functionalities of the Hitachi document camera. The StarBoard software has the capability to have a customizable floating toolbar which helps users in accessing the most frequently used tools conveniently.

    Brilliant Results

    The 5 Megapixel CMOs lens with 4x digital zoom gives stunning images and brilliant video result. With the Hitachi DCHD – 5M, it is impossible to miss even the minutest details of the object.

    Built – in Light

    To operate in dark environment, the Document Camera comes with an extremely bright LED light that gives the same splendid results at all times

    Complete Freedom

    The strong and efficiently built mechanical arm gives users the freedom to rotate it and take pictures on their preferred angle. The camera can also be folded completely to make it more portable.

    Convenience Guaranteed

    The Document Camera is extremely convenient to use and allows users to control it from the distance with its powerful remote control.

    Software Suite Included

    With the StarBoard software, DCHD-5M document camera has the ability to illustrate, annotate, browse and import PowerPoint, Word, PDF, JPEG and other formats directly into StarBoard and bring them to life with a rich palette of digital inks and other interactive features.

    Additional Information

    NameHitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera
    Mega Pixels (MP)5
    Resolution1280 x 720
    Zoom4X Digital , 3X Optical
    Frame Rate (fps)30
    FocusAutomatic, Manual
    Shooting Area13.0 x 9.7
    Aspect Ratio4:3
    Camera Arm and NeckFlexible Arm and Neck
    AV RecordingYes
    Included SoftwareStarBoard Software Suite
    Operating SystemWindows: 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X: 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6
    Power Requirement5V DC
    Inputs / OutputsOutputs 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Composite Video and RCA connector, 1 x Audio out on 3.5mm mini-jack, 1 x USB type B, Inputs 1 x VGA - support VGA bypass, 1 x Audio in on 3.5mm mini-jack, 1 x 5V DC input for power supply
    Included AccessoriesAC adaptor, Remote Control, 2 batteries (AAA), RGB Cable, HDMI Cable, USB Cable, VIDEO Cable, Audio Cable, Microscope Adaptor, Anti Glare Sheet, Start Up Guide CD, Warranty Sheet, UK socket (dependent on delivery location)
    Dimensions (H”x W”x D”)20 x 15.2 x 7.8
    Weight (lbs.)4.4000
    Warranty2 years limited warranty
    Country of OriginChina

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    1. Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera review by Product Expert on 1/20/2016

      Whether it’s a classroom, a science lab or a lecture hall the Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera captures live 3D subjects (any object, text book etc) with accurate details and clarity. It houses a 5 mega pixel CMOS camera (manual/auto focus) having an optical zoom of 3x and a 4x digital zoom. Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M is very light weight. The base of this document camera contains a 3-inch LCD viewfinder for visual reference. The mechanical arm can rotate by rotated at 180 degrees and the object’s snapshots can be captured at any given angle in real time. Live videos or still-images of any moving target can also be saved in its internal memory or your computer. This StarBoard DCHD-5M can be connected with an Interactive Whiteboard where the user can interact with the content by writing live notes, making annotations or adding additional pictures etc. Features like Google integration, handwriting recognition can also be utilized.

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    Image Sensor

    1/2.5” CMOS

    Effective Pixels

    5 Mega Pixels

    Still Image Resolution

    12MP / 5MP / 2MP

    HDMI Output

    HD (1280X720): 30fps / XGA (1024X768): 30fps

    VGA Output

    HD (1280X720): 30fps / XGA (1024X768): 30fps

    White Balance



    ±2 Compensation


    RGB Bypass


    RGB Input/Output


    HDMI Output

    Yes (15-pin D-sub X1)

    Composite output

    Yes (RCA Jack X1)

    Audio Input/Output

    Yes ( φ 3.5 Audio Jack X1)


    Yes (USB2.0, Type B X1)

    DC5V Input

    Yes (Power Jack X1)

    Illumination System




    3” LCD light box

    Optical System


    7.5 – 22.5mm (0.3”-0.9”) / F3.6 – 6.7

    Working Surface

    4:3=13.0”x 9.7” / 16:9=13.0”x7.2”


    3X optical / 4X digital




    • Memory: up to 45 images and 70 second movies

    3-inch LCD view finder

    • Lens: 7.5 - 22.5mm, F3.6 - 6.7

    • Approx. 5 million megapixels

    • Automatic and manual focus

    • 180° range of motion on all hinges

    • Zoom: optical 3x, digital 4x

    • StarBoard Software Suite included


    PC Requirements


    Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz or higher


    (Core 2 Duo or more for Conference feature)


    1 GB of free space


    (2GB or more for Conference feature)


    600 MB of free space

    Display Color Depth

    32 bits

    Software Required

    I.E. 7/8/9 for internet search function, Microsoft


    Office 2002 or higher for viewing MS Office files,


    Adobe Reader 8/9/X for PDF browsing


    Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64bit) with latest service


    pack, Tablet PC Edition, 64-bit Edition (XP and


    Vista) and Server Edition are not supported


    Video card with hardware overlay for video


    function, DV capture devices that support


    DirectShow with WDM drivers (required for


    webcam playback and capturing)

    Mac Requirements


    Intel® processor


    (Core 2 Duo or more for Conference feature)


    1 GB or more is recommended


    (2GB or more for Conference feature)


    600 MB of free space

    Software Required

    PowerPoint 2004 or higher for viewing


    PowerPoint files, Apple Quicktime 7.1 or later


    for movie feature)


    Macintosh OSX 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.2 with latest


    service pack applied


    SBS supports the viewing of PDF files (convert


    other files to PDF to view them using “Print to


    PDF” function)

    • AC adaptor
    • Remote Control
    • 2 batteries (AAA)
    • RGB Cable
    • HDMI Cable
    • USB Cable
    • VIDEO Cable
    • Audio Cable
    • Microscope Adaptor
    • Anti Glare Sheet
    • Start Up Guide CD
    • Warranty Sheet
    • UK socket (dependent on delivery location)

    Q: Can I connect my Hitachi Document Camera with a computer?

    A: Yes, you can connect the camera by either using a USB or a HDMI cable.


    Q: Which operating systems are compatible with this Document Camera?

    A: The camera is compatible with almost all of the contemporary operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.


    Q: Does the Camera come with audio / video recording function?

    A: Yes, the camera comes with an A/V function.


    Q: Can the camera operate in a poorly lit room?

    A: The Hitachi Starboard Camera has a built – in LED that ensures consistency in terms of quality under all conditions.


    Q: How can I change the angle of the camera?

    A: The camera has a flexible neck that pivots at 3 points, allowing users complete freedom of selecting their preferred angle.

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