We have tried both and also just added a Sony A100 to our lineup of cameras. Attached are some pictures of our portable "Wally" unit. It's a portable unit called "StyleView Cart" (made by www.ergotron.com) that can travel easily to classroom to classroom. Just plug the network and power in and Panopto away! All inclusive unit has a Logitech Pro on top, a fast Dell computer w/ keyboard and mouse. Also included is a x-tag wireless microphone that works great in the classroom.
We want to Thank Panopto for having this forum because this is a great help for new folks to get started.