Amazon Introduces Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 With Upgraded Camera Features

Amazon upgrades Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 

Amazon is upgrading its Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 with some enhancements to its camera quality. Also, the company is launching an all new Echo Show 5 Kids edition.

Echo Show devices are one of the loved smart display speakers that not keep you entertained, but also can prove very productive. With in-built Alexa, it lets you easily interact with the device, like making video calls, setting reminders, watching movies, doing exercises and many more.

Now, to enhance the video calling, Amazon is upgrading its Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 with powerful cameras.

Echo Show 8 will have 13MP camera with Pan and zoom feature

Echo Show 8 will now have a powerful 13 MP camera that comes with built-in shutter as in the previous version. The 13 megapixel camera is available in the new Echo Show 10 3rd generation which features a 10.1” HD screen with rotating screen that follows you when you move.

Echo Show 8 2021 with 13MP Camera Glacier White
Echo Show 8 2021 with 13MP Camera Glacier White

Now, the Echo Show 8 which has an 8” HD display with an upgraded camera with wider 110 degrees field view. It can automatically pan and Zoom while you are on a video call. So, keep to stay at the center of the frame. The smart speaker will also have a new octa-core processor as well as dual stereo speakers for better sound quality.

To make your Echo Show 8 more personalized, Amazon has brought a “new shared home screen”, where you can approve your family and friends to share photos. Also, with prime membership, users will have unlimited cloud photo storage on Amazon Photos.

You can get Echo Show 8 with color options of White or Charcoal grey for $129.99. However Amazon is offering a great price drop on the current available version of Echo Show 8 for $109.99.

Echo Show 5 with HD Camera and double the pixels

While, the camera upgrade features of Echo Show 8 sounds impressive. However, the Echo Show 5 now features upgraded HD camera with double the pixels. This means the Echo Show 5 5-inch HD display 2021 release will have a 2 MP camera.

Echo Show 5 2nd Generation with 2 MP Camera
Echo Show 5 2nd Generation with 2 MP Camera

Also, your Echo Show 8 and Show 5 lets you monitor your home via phone when you are not around using built-in security cameras.

Additionally, with the “Routine” feature on Alexa you can set up a routine when to turn on your light as you walk into your room. Perhaps, it uses the camera to detect the person walking into the room and follow the routine of automatically turning on the light.

Also, Amazon says, Alexa will also recognize some series of actions like crying, coughing, braking, snoring or so. So, based on that you will set up a Routine with Alexa app, like when a baby crying turns up the bedroom light or so.

Finally, Alexa can be fun and entertaining via “in-call Augmented Reality (AR) effects”. While on a video call you can just tap on the screen to choose from animated reactions like hearts, laughs, or confetti.

Also, with AR you can change the virtual background to some street art, or classic painting, and more. It also supports Zoom, so just set hands-free meetings, and ask Alexa to join meetings.

Echo Show 5 has three color options: Charcoal, Glacier White, and Deep Sea Blue. You can get the upgraded Echo Show 5 for $84.99. It has a price drop of $49.99 on the current version.

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Amazon Introducing Echo Show 5 Kids Edition

While, Amazon already has Echo dot for kids and Fire tablets kids range. Now, the company has launched all-new Echo Show 5 Kids 2nd gen which is perfectly designed for the kids. With various personalization options like kids-friendly theme home screen, clock. Tt also allows setting up alarms and asking Alexa to help with homework.

Echo Show 5 Kids
Echo Show 5 Kids

For kids to have smart devices, it is very important to have the kids-friendly contents and parental controls. And it gives both features. Parents can set bedtimes and limit screen time. Also, will be able to review kids’ activity and filter contents they can view.

Echo Show 5 Kids comes with one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Echo Show 5 Kids 2nd gen comes in Chameleon color for $94.99.

All the three Echo Show smart displays are available for pre-orders, and the shipping will start from next month.

Amazon, recently also launched Fire HD 10 to its Fire tablets line up products with includes Fire productivity bundle.


Nupur is a tech writer at TechGeekSpace. She loves exploring latest tech, gadgets and have been writing on various topics related to technology, software, Gadgets, Windows, Mac, Internet, Android, and the latest tips and tricks.

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