Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera

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  • 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 with StarBoard DCHD-5M

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

StarBoard DCHD-5M Provides 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 DCHD-5M Document Camera

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.

Basic Attributes
Product NameHitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M Document Camera
Operating SystemWindows: 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X: 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6
AV RecordingYes
Camera Arm and NeckFlexible Arm and Neck
Resolution1280 x 720
Dimensions (H”x W”x D”)20 x 15.2 x 7.8
Warranty2 years limited warranty
Power Requirement5V DC
Included SoftwareStarBoard Software Suite
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
Shooting Area13.0 x 9.7
Mega Pixels (MP)5
Zoom4X Digital , 3X Optical
Frame Rate (fps)30
FocusAutomatic, Manual
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)
Country of OriginChina
Aspect Ratio4:3
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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 StarBoard DCHD-5M 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 StarBoard DCHD-5M 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 StarBoard DCHD-5M 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 StarBoard DCHD-5M camera has a flexible neck that pivots at 3 points, allowing users complete freedom of selecting their preferred angle.

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