Obsbot introduces Obsbot Tiny, a new model of AI-powered tracking and gesture control webcam, ideal for streamers and broadcasters. How Obsbot Tiny competes with popular products in the market such as Logitech Streamcam and Brio?
What this Obsbot Tiny does?
Today amid Covid-19 pandemic where many workers are forced to work more from home, the demand for webcams for video call communication is increasing sharply. This trend is a boon for vendors who have been in webcams production for a long time like Logitech and others.
And today there are many webcam products offered by new vendors who want to take part in this huge market, one of which is Obsbot with its Obsbot Tiny webcam. What this product does?
While most webcams for broadcasters, gamers, zoom meetings, and other webcam video calls use a fixed lens camera design with an auto frame user sitting in front of a laptop, computer, Obsbot provides webcam products with PTZ (pan, tilt, and zoom) capabilities at affordable prices.
Not just a PTZ webcam, with the AI (Artificial Intelligent) algorithm design on this webcam, panning tilting and zooming can be controlled with your body gestures. The ability to auto frame you in front of the camera, even when you move to and fro, the camera will auto frame and auto track following the direction of your movement.
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This feature is very suitable for online learning students amid pandemic and also for traders who do live streaming to showcase their products, for example fashion products.
Your hand gestures can also control tracking and zoom in/out with ease. No need to do manual control. We’ll see if the popular Logitech Streamcam and Brio also have AI-powered tracking feature?
- 1080p @30 fps; 720p @60 fps AI-powered PTZ webcam
- 90 degree view angle and pan up to 150 degree, tilt up to 45 degree, high speed panning and tilting up to 120 degree/ second
- Hand gesture to control select / cancel tracking object, and simple hand gesture to zoom in / out easily
- Sharp video with auto exposure feature, good lighting is better even the webcam automatically adjust to best result against any lighting condition
- Comes with built-in dual Omni-directional microphones with noise cancellation
- Tilt down the camera facing the magnetic base for privacy reason
- USB type C connection
- Compatible Windows 7, 8, 10 or later and Mac 10.12 or later
Please have a look at the following video introduction for this Obsbot Tiny webcam below:
With this AI-powered tracking webcam which is tagged with the price almost the same as those popular webcams Logitech Streamcam and Logitech Brio, which one do you choose to meet your business need?
Obsbot Tiny vs Logitech
We have briefly discussed above what this Obsbot Tiny does; now we compare it with popular products released by Logitech, Logitech Streamcam and Logitech Brio which are also sold at almost the same price.
Previously, we firstly need to compare between Logitech Streamcam and brio, which of these two products is suitable for comparison with Obsbot tiny.
Logitech Streamcam vs Brio
These two products Logitech Streamcam and Brio are used for different purposes. Streamcam is better used for live streaming and content creation for broadcasters, gamers, and even online merchants. While Logitech Brio mostly used for for business video collaboration needs with your colleagues.
As reference table 1 shows you technical spec comparison Logitech Streamcam vs Brio.
Camera resolution and fps
Technically camera resolution for Logitech Brio is 4k, fourfold as Logitech Streamcam or Obsbot tiny. With Brio you can go up to 90fps @720p, while at the same frame rate you can go up to 1080p @60 fps same as Streamcam. With resolution up to 4k @30 fps is ideal for video collaboration and allows you to zoom up to 5x digital zoom. Streamcam doesn’t feature digital zoom technically, however you can zoom in/out via Logitech Capture app.
Brio is equipped with an HDR (digital version of WDR) feature that allows the camera to compensate when dark and bright light conditions are in one frame. For video collaboration business needs, bright lighting quality is needed, especially for meeting needs.
The following table 1 shows you spec comparison table between Logitech Streamcam and Brio.
Table 1 Logitech Streamcam vs Brio
|Webcam model||Logitech Streamcam||Logitech brio|
|Lens||Premium Glass Lens; 3.7mm f/2.0||Glass lens|
|Focus||With Smart Auto-Focus Autofocus(10 cm to infinity) / With Logitech capture the face is framed and tracked when move in front of the camera||Auto focus, auto frame|
|View angle||78 degree diagonal||Preset view angle you can choose: 90°/78°/65° diagonal FoV|
|Zoom||N/A, but you have zoom in / out option in capture software, auto framing feature and tracking person from capture software||5x digital zoom.|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 @60 fps in MJPEG||4k (4096 x 2160) @30 fps; 1080p @60 fps 720p @90 fps|
|Dynamic range||N/A||HDR – digital WDR|
|Audio||Dual stereo Omni-directional microphone with noise reduction filter||Dual stereo Omni-directional microphone with noise reduction filter|
|Connectivity||USB – C3.1||USB-A plug-and-play (USB 2.0), supports USB-C with third party adapter (USB 3.0)|
|USB Cable||USB – C.1 cable 5ft (1.5m) length||7.2 ft (2.2 m) USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 2.0 or 3.0)|
|Privacy cover||N/A||Yes, attachable privacy cover|
|Dimension||2.59 in x 2.28 in x 1.89 in (66mm x 58mm x 48mm)||1.06 in x 4.01 in x 1.06 in (27mm x 102mm x 27mm)|
|Weight||5.28 oz (150 g)||2.22 oz (63 g)|
|Price in Amazon (Aug 2021)||$160.00||$174.00|
For streaming and content creation, Logitech Streamcam is suitable. For business purpose with high 4k resolution you should choose Logitech Brio. Click the link below to read more spec and description details from the vendor and shop in Amazon (#ads).
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Obsbot Tiny vs Streamcam
At first glance, you will definitely be interested in Obsbot tiny with its AI-based PTZ feature compared to Logitech Streamcam, especially if it is used for teachers who are giving online lessons to their students who are studying at home during this pandemic.
AI based tracking
With online learning, teachers can make good use of the blackboard in front of this Obsbot tiny camera. With the AI gesture feature, the camera can stay focused on the body frame and tracking to follow you. If you have to focus on the whiteboard, you can release tracking with your gesture. Likewise 2x zoom can be controlled with your hand gesture.
Logitech Streamcam is not equipped with AI features like Tiny. Although with Capture app it auto frame the body when you move and with Rightlight 3 technology helps correcting unfriendly light condition. Obsbot tiny also features nearly the same in addition of AI feature.
Unlike Brio that comes with 4k resolution, Streamcam only one fourth as Brio. When you compare with Obsbot tiny, Logitech Streamcam offers higher frame rate (@60 fps) @the same 1080p resolution but tiny only @30 fps @1080p.
Delivering video at higher fps performs smoother, ideal for delivering presentation reducing the jitter video. With the addition of good lighting the video performance is much better.
Now, read more details with spec comparison table 2 below to help you choose which one is suitable to meet your need.
Table 2 Obsbot Tiny vs Logitech Streamcam
|Webcam model||Obsbot Tiny||Logitech Streamcam|
|Lens||Fixed lens – no details||Premium Glass Lens; 3.7mm f/2.0|
|Focus||Auto frame on you with AI gesture, track as you move. Use your hand with the thumb and index finger gesture to zoom in out||With Smart Auto-Focus Autofocus(10 cm to infinity) / With Logitech capture the face is framed and tracked when move in front of the camera|
|View angle||90 degree||78 degree diagonal|
|Zoom||2x digital zoom, you can control with gesture to zoom in / out||N/A, but you have zoom in / out option in capture software, auto framing feature and tracking person from capture software|
|Resolution||1080p @30 fps; 720p @60 fps||1920 x 1080 @60 fps in MJPEG|
|Audio||Built-in dual Omni-directional microphones with noise cancellation||Dual stereo Omni-directional microphone with noise reduction filter|
|Exposure||AI auto exposure technology||Rightlight 3 feature|
|Pan Tilt||Controllable range: Pan: ± 150°,Tilt: ± 45° Speed 120 degree /s||N/A|
|Connectivity||USB C||USB – C3.1|
|USB Cable||Unspecified length||USB – C.1 cable 5ft (1.5m) length|
|Privacy cover||Tilt the web camera down for privacy cover||N/A|
|OS supported||Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7 macOS® 10.13 or later||Windows 10 or later macOS 10.14 or later|
|Dimension||3 W/O mount: .51 in x 2.28 in x 2.28 in (89.4mm x 58mm x 58mm) W/ mount: 5.59 in x 2.28 in x 2.28 in (142mm x 58mm x 58mm)||W/O mount: 2.59 in x 2.28 in x 1.89 in (66mm x 58mm x 48mm) W/ mount: 3.27 in x 2.28 in x 1.89 in (85mm x 58mm x 48mm)|
|Weight||( without mount ): 146g ( with mount ): 175g||W/O mount: 5.28 oz (150 g) W/ mount: 7.84oz (222 g)|
|Price in Amazon (Aug 2021)||$170.00||$160.00|
With a long history of technology applied, Logitech doesn’t let its products leave a trail of low performance and fail products, and with a resolution of 1080p @ 60 fps Streamcam provides smooth streaming experience. If body gesture control makes your job easier, and with PTZ capabilities features powered by AI algorithms, then Obsbot Tiny is your pick.
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