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OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite

OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite

Our Verdict

The OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite is an affordable PTZ camera, essentially a webcam with a little AI and tracking thrown into the mix. OBSBOT has already made an impact with its range of cameras, which, at the base level, add a little more visual interest when used as a webcam but really come into their own when used to stream content such as workshops and presentations.

This latest camera is entry-level. It offers 4K video quality, intelligent tracking, and the same compact design that we’ve come to expect from the company. Although it lacks some advanced features of its pricier counterpart, the Tiny 2 Lite provides excellent value for everyday use. With the price drop, there’s nothing to stop you from buying a few to increase the impact of your streams with multi-camping.

The initial setup is straightforward, with the camera instantly recognized by Mac and Windows systems as a webcam. At the same time, the OBSBOT Centre application runs in the background, enabling all the smart gestures, blurred backgrounds, and other features such as intuitive gesture control. If you’re looking for a smart, affordable webcam that delivers solid performance to enhance your online presentations, lessons, and workshops, the OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite is a great choice.

What is the OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite?

The OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite is a more affordable version of the outstanding OBSBOT Tiny 2. It is essentially a PTZ-style webcam with AI power designed for high-quality video calls, live streaming, and content creation.

While the camera may be small, it offers 4K resolution, intelligent auto-tracking, and gesture control, all controlled or activated through the OBSBOT Center application.

What’s more, this small webcam can be integrated with various setups via USB 2.0 to enhance the quality of streams and productions further. When it comes to photography, while most will find the benefits of AI tracking for chatting with friends, tutors and instructors, this small camera is a great way to create more interactive and immersive workshops. With the ability to add more than one and feature different tracking types, such as hands or faces, you can tailor the presentation and the camera tracking to the subjects you’re covering. An amazing tool that can really help to boost the quality of online workshops.


  • Image Sensor: 1/2″ CMOS
  • Resolution: 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • FOV: 79.5° (Diagonal)
  • Focus: PDAF Auto Focus / Manual Focus
  • Audio: Dual noise-cancelling microphones
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Gimbal: 2-axis
  • Dimensions: 69mm x 41mm x 45mm
  • Weight: 106g

Build and Handling

Like its more expensive sibling, the OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite features a compact and lightweight design. Its flip-down mount makes it easy to mount on a monitor or place on a desk. The new mount design is far more refined than the version used on the original Tiny 2, as it’s now an integrated part of the camera’s design.

While the main build of the camera is plastic, it’s all of very high quality and feels sturdy with a sleek matte and professional finish. When it comes to size, the name says it all, with it measuring in at a very tiny 69mm x 41mm x 45mm and weighing in at 106g. This means it puts little to no pressure on the top of the monitor when mounted. This new mount design is a huge step up from the older and more expensive Tiny 2, as not only is it integrated but also features a 1/4″ thread on the base so that it can be mounted on a standard tripod base plate.

As with the other OBSBOT cameras, it features a standard 2-axis gimbal design that enables smooth tracking around the room. When it comes to connection, the camera is bus-powered, drawing power from the USB Type-C cable.


The OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite offers 4K UHD video, ensuring all scene details are captured with clarity, making it a great choice for streaming presentations and workshops. Over a standard webcam, the OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite has a huge amount to offer, intelligently tracking the presenter, and with the latest firmware and software, it can even intelligently zoom, or you can manually get it to zoom in with the use of hand gestures.

One of the standout features of the Tiny 2 Lite and the other OBSBOT cameras is its AI auto-tracking capability. This smart feature uses advanced algorithms to help keep you perfectly framed at all times; the camera essentially pans and tilts around the room to ensure you stay in the frame. The motion control has been carefully worked out to ensure that the camera pans smoothly when following movements, so you don’t need to worry about jerky shots or movement.

As mentioned, gesture control is another innovative feature of the Tiny 2 Lite. It enables you to operate the camera touch-free without needing to adjust settings through the computer. With simple hand gestures, you can control zooming and tracking functions. This feature could potentially be useful during presentations or workshops.

Audio quality is, as ever, equally important, and the dual noise-cancelling microphones on the Tiny 2 Lite should ensure that your voice is heard clearly by filtering out background noise, such as air conditioning and traffic.

The Tiny 2 Lite includes a Beauty Mode to enhance your on-screen presence. This feature is pretty typical and aims to smooth your skin and brighten your eyes with a click.

Versatility is an increasingly important feature, and the Tiny 2 Lite supports several shooting modes, including landscape, portrait, and upside-down.

Finally, the Tiny 2 Lite camera incorporates privacy protection features to safeguard your personal space. These include options like device auto sleep and customizable background uploads.


The OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite is essentially a 4K webcam, so as soon as you plug it into a Mac or PC system, it’s instantly recognized in a plug-and-play fashion and ready for use. To take advantage of all the additional technology and AI tracking features that it contains, you need to install the OBSBOT software. This software essentially runs in the background when needed and enables you to adjust a few of the additional settings. The interface is beautifully designed and incredibly intuitive, with all the options and settings.

First, as a straight webcam, the visual quality is superb, which is a huge leap forward compared with the standard camera that features at least the MacBook Pro 16″. Then, with the ability to kick out the background with a bit of blur and adjust the visual impact of the stream, there are plenty of options for getting the stream from the camera to look well beyond the abilities of the standard camera.

Where this really starts to come into its own is with the tracking. When sat down, you simply select the standard mode, and the movement of the camera is subtle—for those tuning in, seeing a webcam move is something of a novelty. However, where things start to get interesting is as you get out of your seat and start to move. Here, you need to switch the tracking to the motion setting; this stops the camera from jumping around and enables a smooth pan as you move around the room. It has a great effect and can be a powerful tool for keeping an online class engaged through a workshop.

Switching to the other modes and the gesture control have, at present, mixed results. For a time, the camera was quick to respond to the zoom gesture, but in the most recent firmware update, this seems to have rolled back slightly. However, from what I initially used, it does seem like a great feature, and I will update you soon.

Overall, the OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite brings a little more to the webcam format, and when linked in with stream technology and other cameras, it enables you very quickly to build up an impressive online presence for streaming workshops. Even broken down to the base used as a webcam, the visual quality is outstanding, but the real strength here is the tracking and using multiple cameras to get stunning streaming results.

Final Thoughts

The OBSBOT Tiny 2 Lite brings the tracking streaming camera down to a price point that is accessible by everyonee. The visual quality of the camera is a step up from your usual computer, monitor,r, or laptop, so setting the upgrade in quality is appa from the outset-rent. However, once you start to experiment with tracking and what you can do for your presentations and works ops, the real strength of this product comes through.

For general use, it’s a great and compact addition to your computer system and will enable you to boost the quality of your video conferencing. For teachers, lecturers, and educators as a whole, the camera makes a huge difference. In the classroom, you can broadcast your lessons to the wider world, depending on where you are, of course. You can run online courses, and in a more focused situation, the tilt-down camera that just focuses on your keyboard enables you to screen share while showing the student’s keyboard shortcuts, which is extremely useful.

Overall, this camera has a huge amount of potential, and education is a significant market where it will really excel.