T3 vs Neo 3
T3 vs Neo 3 – Which is better? Which do you need? We get this question often. Both are great cameras but the choice depends on your specific situation.
T3 vs Neo 3 – When you need a T3
The HoverCam T3 has become our “standard” document camera for education but it is several years old. It is the least expensive HoverCam document camera but it has features found in other document cameras three times the price. It is a great camera with a good frame rate and built-in microphone for recording lessons.
The T3 exchanges data and is powered by one USB cable. This makes it very easy to use but it does require a computer. If you have a laptop and you want the best USB document camera, the T3 is your choice.
T3 vs Neo 3 – When you need a Neo 3
The HoverCam Neo 3 is newer and has many features that the T3 does not. While it is slightly more expensive, its benefits outweigh the difference in cost. The Neo 3 can directly output to a projector or television via VGA or be connected to a computer. If you need to be able to connect directly to a projector or TV without a computer, the Neo 3 is the camera for you.
The Neo 3 runs the same software as the T3 but it has additional hinges, allowing it to be moved in positions the T3 cannot. The Neo 3 can be flipped up to be used as a webcam or leaned down to capture the smallest details. If you need a webcam as well as a document camera, the Neo 3 is a great choice. Also, if you want to focus on small objects or capture very fine details, you may want to consider the Neo 3.