EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 4k webcam

EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 – A Cool, Compact Webcam

28 Aug 2023

As an analyst I get to try lots of cool new gadgets, including lots of headsets and video/web cameras. Every now and then I’ll share my experience, especially with brands that aren’t as well known to most of us. Recently I had the opportunity to try out the EPOS EXPAND Vision 1, a compact and lightweight 4k webcam that’s easy to set up and use (even for me!), with great audio and video quality.

It's certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom, but of course will work with any UC application. It has two noise-cancelling 180° omnidirectional mics that pick up the voice instead of background noise. A smart floating menu lets users control and adjust the lighting, zoom, and more.

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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to use the webcam – it’s literally just plug and play. If you decide to download the software, you get more image controls for things like zoom or wide angle, lighting, etc., but it works just fine with or without this.

Some of the features that impressed me right away were the white LED that indicates when the camera is live (it’s always useful to know when you’re actually on screen) and the built-in privacy shutter that’s easy to open and close. Plus, it comes with a nice travel case for taking on the road.

While you could certainly use the EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 as the main webcam on your desktop, based on its portability it appears that it’s intended for "road warriors" or anyone using a laptop, as laptop cams tend to be disappointing. This device is small enough to tuck away in your laptop bag, but looks as good as a high-quality desktop webcam.

Despite my many hours per day and week on video calls, I’m not a power user when it comes to video, which means I prefer webcams that are easy to use with just enough bells and whistles to make it useful without being overwhelming. The EPOS webcam fits the bill.

My BCStrategies colleague David Maldow of LetsDoVideo IS a power user, so for a more in-depth analysis of the EPOS EXPAND Vision 1, watch David’s video review here.

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