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:
- Rally bar mini
- Rally bar
- Rally bar plus – the modular model
As general the differences for these three models can be represented in the following table:
|Logitech Rally Bar series||Rally bar mini||Rally bar||Rally bar plus|
|Total view angle coverage||H:163° x V: 110°||H:130° x V: 80°||H:260° x V: 190°|
|Zoom||4X digital zoom||Up to 15X total zoom (5X optical and 3X digital) |
* 3X digital zoom available at
later date with firmware update
|Up to 15X total zoom (5X optical and 3X digital)|
|Microphone expansion||Up to 2 Rally Mic Pods up to 2 mic pod hub||Up to 3 Rally Mic Pods up to 3 mic pod hub||Up to 7 Rally Mic Pods up to 7 mic pod hub|
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.
Table 1 Logitech Meetup vs Raly bar mini
|Webcam model||Logitech Meet Up||Logitech Rally Mini|
|Lens||Custom Logitech lens||Custom Logitech lens|
|Zoom||5x HD zoom||4x HD Digital zoom|
|AI Viewfinder for persistent room view and people count||N/A||Yes|
|Panning and tilting||+/- (25 degree) panning and +/- 15 degree tilting||+/- (25 degree) panning and +/- 15 degree tilting|
|Recording resolution||4K (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) |
|Field view angle||Diagonal: 120 degree, Horizontal: 113 degree , Vertical: 80.7 degree||Diagonal: 120 degree, Horizontal: 113 degree , Vertical: 80.7 degree|
|Audio||built-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 system||N/A||Yes|
|Smart features||RightSight; Rightlight; Rightsound technologies||RightSight, RightLight, RightSound |
|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
|Network connectivity||Ethernet: N/A Wifi: N/A||1x Gigabit Ethernet port; |
|Placement||Table stand; Wall mount and optional TV mount||Table stand; Wall mount and optional |
|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)
|Weight||2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)||4.88 lb (2.21 kg)|
|Price in Amazon (Feb 2021)||$1,162.00||$2,999.99|
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.
Table 2 Jabra Panacast vs Panacast 50
|Jabra Series||Jabra Panacast||Jabra Panacast 50|
|Cameras||3 cameras in one webcam with intelligent autofocus and dynamic real time Stitching technology||Comes with 3 cameras with intelligent zoom and vivid HDR|
|Zoom||The camera zoom adjusts automatically to include everyone in the conversation.||Up to 6x lossless digital intelligent zoom|
|Recording resolution||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||Panoramic 4k view 13-MP (3840 x 1080) @30 fps|
|Field view angle||Adjustable field of view you may choose between 90°, 120°, 140° and 180° through Jabra Direct||Horizontal 180°, Vertical 54° – you can adjust field of view angle in Jabra Direct and Jabra xpress|
|Audio||2 built-in microphones, you may add Jabra Speak 750 speakerphone||Built-in 8x microphones, vibration-free 2x 2″ (50mm) woofers and 2x 3/4″ (20mm) tweeters, no need of speakerphone addition|
|Smart features||Autofocus on everyone on the meeting Whiteboard content digitally online||Whiteboard 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 software||Certified for Zoom and Microsoft teams and supports any other VC software|
|Placement||Under TV, on top of monitor or laptop||Under 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.
When compared to Jabra, it’s certainly different because Jabra uses three camera lenses, each comes with 13MP resolution and the three videos are stitched together to cover the entire 180 view in front of the camera. However with Jabra direct app you can change the view angle to 90°, 120° or 140° as needed. By default, the view angle is 180 degrees.
Meetup supports 5x digital zoom you can control using Rightsight technology to ensure that all meeting participants are not left behind, especially those who are actively speaking in the meeting. However, you also have to arrange the participants in such a way that all of them are included in the camera coverage of 113 degrees plus 15 degrees of panning left to right.
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.
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.
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 model||Logitech Meet Up||Jabra Panacast|
|Lens||Custom Logitech lens||3 cameras in one webcam with intelligent autofocus and dynamic real time Stitching technology|
|Zoom||5x HD zoom||The camera zoom adjusts automatically to include everyone in the conversation.|
|Panning and tilting||+/- (25 degree) panning and +/- 15 degree tilting||Panoramic 4k 180 degree view|
|Recording resolution||4K (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 angle||Diagonal: 120 degree, Horizontal: 113 |
degree , Vertical: 80.7 degree
|Adjustable field of view you may choose between 90°, 120°, 140° and 180° through Jabra Direct|
|Audio||built-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 features||RightSight; Rightlight; Rightsound technologies||Autofocus on everyone on the meeting Whiteboard content digitally online|
|VC supports||Certified for Zoom, Fuze, Google hangout, Cortana, and other VC software||Microsoft teams and Zoom certified And supports all VC software|
|Placement||Table stand; Wall mount and optional TV mount||Under TV, on top of monitor or laptop|
|Price in Amazon (Oct 2021)||$673.00||$509.99|
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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