Logitech MeetUp Webcam for Conference Room vs Jabra Panacast

One of business cOne of business class webcam for conference rooms is Logitech Meetup with 4K resolution. How Logitech Meetup is compared with Jabra Panacast?

Logitech Conference room cameras

There are various models of video conferencing cameras offered by Logitech including Logitech Connect with tower model, Logitech Meetup and other similar model Rally bar series.

Logitech connect is affordable solution with 1080p @30 fps webcam with 360 degree wideband speakerphone. See this product article comparison between Logitech Connect with Aver.

USB Bar models

In addition of Logitech Connect webcam model with lower budget, Logitech offers business class / premium model you can choose to suit your business ranging from small to large size conference room. They are Logitech Meetup and three series of Logitech Rally bar models.

There are three models of Logitech Rally Bar:

  1. Rally bar mini
  2. Rally bar
  3. Rally bar plus – the modular model

As general the differences for these three models can be represented in the following table:

Logitech Rally Bar seriesRally bar miniRally barRally bar plus
Form factorAll-in-oneAll-in-oneModular
Total view angle coverageH:163° x V: 110°H:130° x V: 80°H:260° x V: 190°
Zoom4X digital zoomUp to 15X total zoom (5X optical and 3X digital)* 3X digital zoom available at later date with firmware updateUp to 15X total zoom (5X optical and 3X digital)
Microphone expansionUp to 2 Rally Mic Pods  up to 2 mic pod hubUp to 3 Rally Mic Pods up to 3 mic pod hubUp to 7  Rally Mic Pods up to 7 mic pod hub
Speakers112

Among the USB bar models, Logitech Meetup is the cheapest one compared with Rally bar series (Rally bar mini, Rally bar, and Rally bar Plus).

Logitech Meetup vs Rally bar mini

To find out the technical differences between Logitech Meetup and the three Rally bar series, the following table is technical spec comparison between the cheapest Logitech Meetup and the Logitech Rally Bar Mini which is the lowest model of the Rally bar series. More detail description will be discussed in comparing Logitech meetup with competing product – Jabra Panacast.

Logitech Meetup 4k webcam
Logitech Meetup 4k webcam

Table 1 Logitech Meetup vs Raly bar mini

Webcam modelLogitech Meet UpLogitech Rally Mini
LensCustom Logitech lensCustom Logitech lens
Zoom5x HD zoom4x HD Digital zoom
AI Viewfinder for persistent room view and people countN/AYes
Panning and tilting+/- (25 degree) panning and +/- 15 degree tilting  +/- (25 degree) panning and +/- 15 degree tilting
Recording resolution4K (up to 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps with USB 3.0 cable) 1080p Full HD (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps) 720p HD (up to 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30 fps)  (4K, 1440p, 1080p, 900p, 720p, and SD) @30fps
Field view angleDiagonal: 120 degree, Horizontal: 113 degree , Vertical: 80.7 degreeDiagonal: 120 degree, Horizontal: 113 degree , Vertical: 80.7 degree  
Audiobuilt-in microphone with 3 beamforming elements; Pickup Range up to 4 meters (13.1 feet) With optional Expansion Mic: 5 meters (16.4 feet)built-in microphone with 6 beamforming elements; Pickup Range up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) Supports up to 2 additional Rally Mic Pods (Four Omni-directional microphones forming eight acoustic beams range 15 ft / 4.5 m)  
Patented anti-vibration suspension systemN/AYes
Smart featuresRightSight; Rightlight; Rightsound technologies  RightSight, RightLight, RightSound technologies; AiViewfinder
VC supports Certified for Zoom, Fuze, Google hangout, Cortana, and other VC software  Zoom Certified, Certified for Microsoft Teams as a USB device and supports other VC software
Network connectivity Ethernet: N/A Wifi: N/A1x Gigabit Ethernet port; Wifi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
PlacementTable stand; Wall mount and optional TV mount  Table stand; Wall mount and optional TV mount  
Dimension (H x W x D)4.09 in (104 mm)  x 15.75 in (400 mm)  x 3.27 in (85 mm)3.6 in (91.4 mm) x 28,32 in (719 mm) x 3.98 in (101 mm)
Weight2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)4.88 lb (2.21 kg)
Price in Amazon (Feb 2021)$1,162.00$2,999.99

Jabra Panacast

Jabra introduces few models of webcams for conference room including Jabra Panacast, Jabra Panacast 50 for businesses and the other one is Jabra Panacast 20 for personal use (coming soon). Jabra panacast becomes one of competing products for Logitech Meetup that is sold at affordable price. And the newer series Jabra Panacast 50 would be a competing product for Logitech Rally bar series.

Jabra Panacast vs Panacast 50

What are the differences between Jabra panacast and panacast 50? The easiest way is to present the spec comparison table 2 below between the two panacast series for business.

Jabra Panacast 50
Jabra Panacast 50

Table 2 Jabra Panacast vs Panacast 50

Jabra SeriesJabra PanacastJabra Panacast 50
Cameras3 cameras in one webcam with intelligent autofocus and dynamic real time Stitching technologyComes with 3 cameras with intelligent zoom and vivid HDR
ZoomThe camera zoom adjusts automatically to include everyone in the conversation.Up to 6x lossless digital intelligent zoom
Recording resolutionThree modes of resolution: Panoramic-4K: 3840 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1080 Full HD: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 720p HD: 1280 x 720 @ 30 fpsPanoramic 4k view 13-MP (3840 x 1080) @30 fps  
Field view angleAdjustable field of view you may choose between 90°, 120°, 140° and 180° through Jabra DirectHorizontal 180°, Vertical 54° – you can adjust field of view angle in Jabra Direct and Jabra xpress
Audio2 built-in microphones, you may add Jabra Speak 750 speakerphoneBuilt-in 8x microphones, vibration-free 2x 2″ (50mm) woofers and 2x 3/4″ (20mm) tweeters, no need of speakerphone addition
Smart featuresAutofocus on everyone on the meeting Whiteboard content digitally onlineWhiteboard streaming technology with intelligent algorithm Count the people in the meeting room Edge-AI processor to focus on active speaker
VC supports Microsoft teams and Zoom certified And supports all VC softwareCertified for Zoom and Microsoft teams and supports any other VC software
PlacementUnder TV, on top of monitor or laptopUnder TV, on top of monitor or laptop
Price in Amazon (Jul  2021)$599.99$1,195.00

Logitech Meetup vs Jabra Panacast

Logitech Meetup is the cheapest model as opposed to the premium model of Rally bar, Rally bar mini and modular Rally bar plus series. Meetup is comparable with Jabra Panacast, and the other Logitech Rally bar is comparable with Jabra Panacast 50.

Let’s take Logitech meetup and compare it with Jabra Panacast, you can use table 3 below as reference.

Panning and Tilting  

MeetUp is not designed with the camera lens pointing in one particular direction, but can be adjusted like a typical PTZ camera that can do panning and tilting. However, Logitech meetup can only pan up to 25 degrees left to right sides, while tilting can only be up to 15 degrees, unlike PTZ cameras in general which can pan up to 360 degrees endless. Moreover, the native feature of the lens view angle is 113 degree,  

Indeed, the Logitech meetup is not like a typical PTZ camera because what is needed is the ability to cover the view angle if necessary up to 180 degrees in front of the camera, because meetup is a webcam for conference room that is placed below or above the display of large monitor screen facing the meeting participants.

Zoom

When you compare with Jabra Panacast webcam, this Jabra comes with three camera lens instead of one lens, so it can cover the whole view of all participants sitting in the meeting room with the addition of automatically camera zoom to include all meeting participants in the screen. Logitech Meetup also comes with 5x digital zoom that works automatically like Jabra panacast.

Resolution

Meetup is one of best webcam for conference rooms with a resolution of 4k @ 30 fps will provide sharp and detailed image quality even though it is fully up to 5x digital zoomed in, so that it can meet the needs of a business conference call so that the details of all participants still sharp and clear, no noise. Moreover, with the RightLight technology implemented to each of Logitech webcam products, no matter how lighting environment is the Meetup will adjust to produce high quality image balance.  

Unlike the Jabra Panacast which only provides 1080p resolution, but with three lenses at once it will provide a wide 4k panoramic screen with a resolution of up to 3840 x 1080 @ 30 fps.

Jabra Panacast webcam
Jabra Panacast webcam with three lens camera

Look at the spec and feature’s comparison table below to help you comparing between the two products, you can learn in more detail the specs and features that can meet your business needs.

Table 3 Logitech Meetup vs Jabra Panacast

Webcam modelLogitech Meet UpJabra Panacast
LensCustom Logitech lens3 cameras in one webcam with intelligent autofocus and dynamic real time Stitching technology
Zoom5x HD zoomThe camera zoom adjusts automatically to include everyone in the conversation.
Panning and tilting+/- (25 degree) panning and +/- 15 degree tiltingPanoramic 4k 180 degree view
Recording resolution4K (up to 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps with USB 3.0 cable) 1080p Full HD (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps) 720p HD (up to 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30 fps)Three modes of resolution: Panoramic-4K: 3840 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1080 Full HD: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 720p HD: 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Field view angleDiagonal: 120 degree, Horizontal: 113 degree , Vertical: 80.7 degreeAdjustable field of view you may choose between 90°, 120°, 140° and 180° through Jabra Direct
Audiobuilt-in microphone with 3 beamforming elements; Pickup Range up to 4 meters (13.1 feet) With optional Expansion Mic: 5 meters (16.4 feet)2 built-in microphones, you may add Jabra Speak 750 speakerphone
Smart featuresRightSight; Rightlight; Rightsound technologiesAutofocus on everyone on the meeting Whiteboard content digitally online
VC supports Certified for Zoom, Fuze, Google hangout, Cortana, and other VC softwareMicrosoft teams and Zoom certified And supports all VC software
PlacementTable stand; Wall mount and optional TV mountUnder TV, on top of monitor or laptop
Price in Amazon (Jul 2021)$820.00$599.99

Choose as needed

The price difference between these two webcam products is quite a lot, so choose to suit the budget and meet your business needs. Logitech Meetup with 4k resolution with panning and tilting to cover all meeting attendees, or Jabra panacast designed with three lenses to cover all attendees with 4k panoramic view at the same time.

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