Cisco Desk Camera 1080p Data Sheet

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Cisco Desk Camera 1080p

Product overview

The Cisco Desk Camera 1080p is a full HD camera that can be mounted on an external monitor, laptop, or tripod. It offers high quality video, noise reduction audio microphones, best-in-class privacy, and is compatible with all popular meeting and video applications.

Figure 1.            

Cisco Desk Camera 1080p

It brings high quality video to work from home users or open and huddle spaces for office users. The Desk Camera 1080p fulfills the following use cases:

      Instant office: Add video to a monitor for a home setup or office hot desking setup. For example, those who use a laptop docked to an existing independent monitor.

      Upgrade video: Upgrades an existing laptop camera to high quality video for meeting users.

      Online education: For students and teachers who need to join online classes but do not have access to a room or desk system.

The Desk Camera 1080p is a fully managed IT asset with centralized device management and insights. Features a best-in-class video experience in the 1080p USB Camera category and deep integration with the Webex app for Windows and MacOS for professional camera settings, firmware upgrades, and troubleshooting. The Desk Camera 1080p also comes with a companion app for recording, image tuning, audio and more.

Features and benefits

Table 1.        Features and benefits



1080p HD video

Provides premium video with clarity, vibrant colors, smoothness, resolution, and frame rate

Light performance

Improves video quality in various light conditions

Uses auto or manual setting to helps users always look the best on video calls

Adjust image setting

Setup presets, manually customize your image, or auto adjust for your environment

Auto focus

Brings peace of mind with fast and precise focus

Adjustable FoV

Choose from multiple field of view options to get the right frame for your space

Built-in privacy shutter

The built-in video privacy shutter not only covers the lens but also switches the video streaming off to ensure 100% privacy


Offers high quality microphone audio via 2x omni-directional microphone with background noise reduction

Multiple mounting options

Multiple placement options with the camera clip and the tripod screw thread

Management features

Cisco Desk Camera 1080p is designed for the workplace that has a high demand of devices across open or dedicated office space and working from home users. The device management and utilization tracking are essential to IT departments.

This single consistent device management experience is available on Control Hub to all Cisco collaboration devices including Cisco Desk Camera 1080p.

Table 2.        Cisco Desk Camera 1080p management features



Device inventory

Enables easy device management for administrators on Control Hub Reports device inventory to Control Hub via Webex App or Webex Desk Hub

Firmware upgrade

Supports firmware upgrade and troubleshooting through Webex App or web-based Cisco Accessory Hub

Platform support

The Cisco Desk Camera 1080p is designed to work on Windows and MacOS PC as a standard video device. It is compatible with any Cisco or non-Cisco meeting applications. With more camera controls and features integrated into Webex applications, it gets the best experience when working with Cisco-on-Cisco.

Table 3.        Platform support



Cisco applications

Supports the following Cisco desktop applications on Windows and Mac OS:

  Webex App
  Webex Meetings
  Cisco Jabber

Supports Cisco Jabber for VDI and Webex App for VDI on Linux, Windows and MacOS

Third-party applications

Compatible with all popular meeting or video applications (including Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Zoom, Google Meet and Google Hangouts, BlueJeans, Slack, FaceTime, etc.)


Cisco Desk Camera 1080p does not require a device specific subscription. Registration to Webex cloud and access to Control Hub is through Webex App.

Product specifications

Table 4.        Product specifications




Fully integrated unit is delivered with:

  1080p image sensor and status LED
  Two internal microphones
  Integrated video privacy shutter
  USB type C port
  Camera clip
  Tripod screw thread

Cables included

One USB 2.0 USB-C to USB-A cable

Video features

1080p HD camera supports video streaming and recording

Multiple resolutions and frame rates (up to 1080p at 30fps)

8MP image sensor

83° diagonal field of view

4x digital zoom

Face detection enhanced auto focus

Face detection enhanced auto exposure

Auto brightness and white balance

Built-in video privacy shutter supports video mute and unmute


Supports YUY2/NV12/MJPEG video format

Audio features

High quality 48kHz audio

2x omni-directional microphone with background noise reduction


USB passthrough

Ability to provide video and audio over one USB cable to a connected computer

Security features

Image (software load) authentication

Physical privacy shutter

Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)

Camera: 0.74 in (18.9 mm) x 3.46 in (88 mm) x 1.56 in (39.5 mm)

Clip: 0.69 in (17.5 mm) x 1.61 in (41 mm) x 2.55 in (64.8 mm)

Packaging size: 1.77 in (45 mm) x 5.77 in (146.5 mm) x 4.82 in (122.5 mm)


Weight: 104 grams

Shipping weight (including packaging): 240 grams

Operating temperature

0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) ambient temperature


10% to 90% relative humidity (RH)


Regulatory compliance

  CE Markings per directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/35/EU


  UL 60950 and 62368
  CAN/CSA 60950 and 62368
  IEC 60950 and 62368
  AS/NZS 60950 and 62368

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class B
  ICES-003 Class B
  EN55032 Class B
  AS/NZS CISPR32 Class B
  EN61000-3-2 and IEC 61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3 and IEC 61000-3-3
  VCCI Class B

EMC: Immunity


Software and user interface

Cisco Desk Camera OS

Control the camera directly with Cisco Desk Camera App on Windows and Mac OS

Upgrade camera firmware from web-based Cisco Accessory Hub, Webex App, or Cisco Desk Camera App

Language support

Cisco Desk Camera App supports the following languages:

  English, English (UK), Dutch, French (Canada), French (France), German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (LATAM), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Korean, Russian

System management

Cisco Desk Camera is managed in the administrator portal in Control Hub via Webex App

System requirements

The Cisco Desk Camera 1080p is a USB camera that can be connected to a PC. The list below shows the computer system requirements for using the Cisco Desk Camera application.

Table 5.        Cisco Desk Camera application system requirements



Operating system

Windows 10 with Universal C Runtime and above

Mac OS X 10.12 and above

CPU (recommended)

i5 @ 2.4 GHz / i7 @ 1.9 GHz Intel processor, or a processor with equivalent capabilities

RAM (recommended)

8 GB or more

USB port

USB-A port or USB-C port*

* When connecting to Cisco Webex Desk Hub, a USB 3.0 C-C cable (CD-CBL-USBC-USBC=) is highly recommended to get best video performance (not included)

Ordering information

Table 6.        Ordering information




Cisco Desk Camera 1080p in carbon black for United States (includes USB 2.0 C-to-A cable)


Cisco Desk Camera 1080p in carbon black for worldwide (includes USB 2.0 C-to-A cable)


Spare USB 3.0 C-to-C cable for Desk Camera series


Spare USB 3.0 C-to-A cable for Desk Camera series

Warranty information

Cisco Desk Camera 1080p has a one-year limited liability warranty.

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