EDUCATION

IPEVO P2V ULTRA: Redefining Document Capture

First Impression:

The IPEVO P2V ULTRA camera, like other IPEVO products, is delivered in an environmentally friendly cardboard packaging, which stands out positively compared to other tech product manufacturers. The packaging itself is very small, containing only the camera and a mount for attaching it to a screen. An optional stand is available, which I believe is essential for the education sector. It might be more sensible to offer a bundle including the stand, with the screen mount being optional. The camera itself is well-made and leaves a good first impression. Compared to webcams from other providers, the camera appears very high-quality.

Product Test:

The camera is very easy to connect to a computer - either via USB-B or USB-C, with an adapter included. It's a plug-and-play device. The camera is immediately recognized as a camera under Windows 11 and is ready to use. You can either use the software "Visualizer" suggested by IPEVO or simply use the camera app from Windows 11. However, some functions of the camera are not usable in the camera app. For example, in the "Visualizer" software, you can take camera images instantly with a keystroke, which is extremely useful when holding the camera by hand to examine objects up close. Additionally, giving the command for a photo with the mouse or keyboard would be difficult. It would be great if it could be configured so that the button simply triggers a screenshot and can be used outside the app as well. The camera's image is good, and the point-to-view function offers sharp images for close-up shots. Especially in physics/chemistry/biology classes, you can take good close-up shots during experiments.