The Obsbot Tiny 2 is a premium 4K PTZ webcam, but that doesn't mean you'll be pushing 4K down a video call. Rather, it gives the camera's AI lots of pixels to work with as it zooms and frames you automatically. Automatic pan, tilt and zoom has been a hallmark of Obsbot cameras from the beginning, but the Tiny 2 improves it to a level that no longer needs apologies: It operates as if a live cameraperson is shooting you. This framing magic allows you to be comfortable and real while the camera caters to you and injects a nice live energy into your video presence.
The Tiny 2 has notably improved image processing thanks to a larger image sensor and better algorithms that process what comes out of it. This balances and tunes all the parts of your image to render something that can actually be called beautiful. It's an easy way to stand out in the world of ugly little tiles we call a meeting today.
Obsbot cameras have long had gesture control for manual zoom but I find it mostly a curiosity. Making hand gestures while you're on camera is weirdly distracting unless you only do it before you join a meeting, limiting the use cases. The Tiny 2 recognizes more gestures, and now voice commands, but I eschew both for the on-screen app or the new physical remote that comes with the Tiny 2.
The Tiny 2 does its best with its internal microphones and audio processing, but can't overcome the physical laws of acoustics, which just don't reward a mouth being 2 to 3 feet away from a mic. Get a good headset with a boom mic, like my trusty Sennheiser SC635 so your sound can keep up with the Tiny 2's image.