Jabra Panacast 20 | Review

Jabra Panacast 20 | Review

Webcams are still very popular today and with the spread of teleworking their demand has drastically increased. For this reason, companies are not only continuing to produce it, but also investing to improve its quality more and more. Kind of like the Jabra Panacast 20, a professional webcam, perfectly suited for personal calls, but also (if desired) for streaming.

Over the past few weeks we have tested it in several occasions, analyzing its qualities and characteristics both as regards the classic business meetings and for online streaming. In general we found ourselves in front of an excellent and peculiar product, but with a list price that could certainly make someone give up.

Jabra Panacast 20, how it's made

The webcam can be positioned on any type of monitor thanks to its support, but also possibly screwed to a dedicated stand (sold separately). The connection to the PC is made via a USB 3.0 cable.

Jabra Panacast 20 is also equipped with a front switch for the coverage of the room, which allows to preserve the user's privacy when the webcam is not used during calls.

Jabra Panacast 20, user experience

We have been testing the Jabra Panacast 20 for a few weeks, using it in numerous contexts (mainly at work). The first impact was certainly positive, since its compactness and its dimensions (as we have already accepted a little above) make it really very versatile for home / office work, but also, trivially, to exploit it on different platforms if we should post or move for business trips.

From the point of view of features, the Jabra Panacast 20 uses a powerful Edge AI chip that optimizes lighting, video quality and allows unique features such as the Intelligent Zoom (which follows the person's face, even if you should move) and the interesting Picture-In-Picture. The latter, in particular, creates two video streams (via the free Jabra Direct software), one where the camera shows us as we speak and the other that focuses on particular detail, which can be an object or whatever we want to show. in front of the room. Very useful, especially if, as in our case, we want to show a particular product in front of the camera.

The video quality is excellent, also thanks to its 13 megapixel camera which allows a resolution of 4K at 30 FPS which the peripheral supports, further enhanced by all the improvements (lighting in the first place) made by the Edge AI chipset. This also makes it good for streaming when we want to go online while playing or just to talk, even if we still have to take into account the more than satisfactory 30 FPS. In any case, Jabra Panacast 20, in addition to being Plug & Play, fully supports all the main UC software on the market, from ZOOM to Meet to Skype and Teams.

Video test via Google Meet If you were wondering, yes, the Jabra Pancast 20 has three MEMS microphones with a frequency range of 100 Hz to 8,000 Hz. The quality is good but of course it is It is advisable to combine the webcam with a good separate microphone, as in most cases. But in a situation of extreme necessity, you can still be fully satisfied by the microphones included in this Jabra Panacast 20.

Jabra Panacast 20, Conclusions

Jabra Panacast 20 has convinced and surprised us, both for its video / audio quality and for its compactness, which inevitably makes it perfect for hybrid home / office work. It should be emphasized that the list price (€ 358.68) is certainly not accessible to everyone, but perfectly consistent with the characteristics of this webcam. If you are looking for a professional product that can satisfy you

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