Cisco Desk Camera 4K Data Sheet

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Cisco Desk Camera 4K is a premium USB webcam that provides high-quality video and audio for video conferencing, video streaming, and video recording.

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Product overview

The Desk Camera 4K is a USB webcam that can be connected to a personal computer over USB and mounted onto an external monitor, laptop, or tripod. It is compatible with all popular meeting or video applications and enables laptop-based video conferencing anywhere. It brings uncompromised video collaboration experience in open and huddle spaces for office users. It is also ideal for working from home users.

The Desk Camera 4K 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

      Online Education: for students, teachers who need to join online classes and do not have access to a room or desk system

      Creation and Broadcast: for users broadcasting or creating basic video content who need a quality camera

Available as a fully interoperable device with various collaboration applications. The Desk Camera 4K is certified for Microsoft Teams which offers a seamless Microsoft Teams experience with Cisco quality.*

The Desk Camera 4K is a IT managed asset with centralized device management and insights. It also offers a Desk Camera app for any Windows or MacOS users to do professional camera settings, firmware upgrade and troubleshooting.

Features and benefits

Table 1.        Features and benefits



4K Ultra HD video

  Provides superior video with outstanding clarity, rich colors, great smoothness, superb resolution, and frame rate
  Enables uncompromised video collaboration from any space

Light performance

  Excellent video quality in all lighting conditions
  Helps users always look the best on video calls

Auto focus

  Brings peace of mind by fast, clear, and perfectly sharp focus

Adjustable field of view (FoV)

  Select the field of view appropriate for your environment

Built-in privacy shutter

  Shutter controls the video streaming on and off to ensure the complete privacy as needed.
  Video turns off completely via a software switch (rather than only covering your camera lens)


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

Intelligent features

  Best overview allows the camera to automatically adjusts to keep the users in the center of frame
  Facial recognition certified with Windows Hello allows secure facial recognition login through the IR sensor

Multiple connection and mounting options

  Includes both USB C-to-A and USB C-to-C cables for flexible PC connection
  Multiple placement options with the camera clip and the tripod screw thread

Management features

Cisco Desk Camera is designed for the changing workplace that has a high demand of laptop-based video conferencing for open and huddle space office users 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 Cameras.

Table 2.        Cisco Desk Camera management features

Product family

Platforms supported

Device inventory

Enables easy device management for administrators on Control Hub

Reports device inventory to Control Hub via the Webex App

Firmware upgrade

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

Platform support

The Cisco Desk Camera 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 the Webex App, Webex Meetings, and Cisco Jabber, it gets the best Cisco-on-Cisco integration when working together with the Cisco soft clients.

Table 3.        Platform support

Hardware specification

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Cisco applications

Supports the following Cisco desktop applications on Windows and Mac OS

  Webex App
  Webex Meetings
  Cisco Jabber

3rdparty applications

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


Desk Camera 4K 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:

  4K image sensor and active LED
  Dedicated chipset for AI Computer Vision algorithms
  IR sensor and IR LED
  2 internal microphones
  Video privacy shutter
  USB 3.0 type C port
  Camera clip
  Tripod screw thread

Cables included

  1 USB 3.0 USB-C to USB-A cable
  1 USB 3.0 USB-C to USB-C cable

Video features

  4K Ultra HD camera supports video streaming and recording
  Multiple resolutions and frame rates (up to 4K at 30fps, 1080p/720p at 60fps)
  13MP image sensor
  Supports excellent video in various light conditions
  81° diagonal field of view
  10x 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

  Secure facial recognition login via the Windows Hello, certified by Microsoft for compliance
  Image (software load) authentication
  Physical privacy shutter

Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)

  Camera: 19.5 mm x 90.64 mm x 41 mm
  Clip: 17.5 mm x 41 mm x 64.8 mm
  Packaging size: 66 mm x 166 mm x 137.5 mm


  153 grams
  Shipping weight (including packaging): 396 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

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 Desk Camera 4K 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

System part


Operating system

  Windows 10 with Universal C Runtime and above
  Mac OS X 10.12 and above


  I5@2.4 GHz/i7@1.9 GHz Intel processor, or a processor with equivalent capabilities


  16 GB or more

USB port

  USB-C port
  USB-A port (USB 2.0 or USB 3.0, 4K video requires USB 3.0 port)

Ordering information

Table 6.        Ordering information

Part #

Product Description


Cisco Desk Camera 4K in carbon black for United States
(includes USB 3.0 C-to-A and USB 3.0 C-to-C cables)


Cisco Desk Camera 4K in carbon black for worldwide
(includes USB 3.0 C-to-A and USB 3.0 C-to-C cables)


Cisco Desk Camera 4K in platinum for United States
(includes USB 3.0 C-to-A and USB 3.0 C-to-C cables)


Cisco Desk Camera 4K in platinum for worldwide
(includes USB 3.0 C-to-A and USB 3.0 C-to-C cables)


USB 3.0 Spare Cable (USBC - USBA)


USB 3.0 Spare Cable (USBC - USBC)

Warranty information

Cisco Desk Camera 4K has a one-year limited liability warranty.

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