Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 36
Rated 2 out of 5Â by polak Disappointed
Although the inspection scope is well priced I have been disappointed with the quality of images it produces. I have used to inspect between ceiling joists and have found its usefulness less than desired. I would not buy it again.
February 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HenryT Nice little machine - bought it yesterday
While the least expensive of the inspection cameras, it seems to do what I need. The zoom is stepped 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0. There's no capture options at all (reasonable for the low-end machine.) The wand is appropriately firm. The camera has a bit of a tendency to glare on metallic surfaces, which can look like an oil stain. The lights works nicely. Documentation is so-so. Value for money.
December 17, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SFXGroup Works very well but has some design flaws
I have never used an inspection scope, however on reading reviews of other makes i was a bit sceptical about not paying to much money (get what you pay for).
However, will list the pros:
- Very high resolution screen (way higher than other makes i checked, including Ridgid and Milwaukee)
- 4 stage BRIGHT LED light (others had 3 stage max)
- Easy to hold
- Battery level on screen
- LED light level on screen
- Zoom level on screen
- Auto light level adjust (you see it do it on screen)
The cons (that ive seen, reasons here are why it got 4 stars and not 5)
- The LED is behind the front plastic lends, when on super bright you get lens flare over a bit of the camera (separate LED cover would have solved this problem)
- Unable to work out which way is "top", this is a major one... You will keep rotating the camera as you never know which is up and down, it may have a screen flip, by the time youâre in the hole working and moved it around, you cant work out which way youâre looking at something, some marking on the lens so you see it on the screen would help a lot here i think (very basic point but a good one), Ive not seen other makes do this so would be the same issue i bet.
- Needs 16mm hole drilled (will almost fit a 13mm hole)
Over all, for the money i am very impressed, however its a "tool" to "help" you with a job, it wonât be the whole answer, it helped me figure out how deep the roof was by letting me see in a hole i couldnât get in to, then to take down a ceiling knowing i was going to see what I needed.
The zoom levels are good, it works outside in bright sunlight and in absolute dark with LED light so it did what it was designed to do and a very nice costs.
Being a image designer, the quality of the display was very good, able to work out what was insulation and wood and beams.... with a few minutes work it answered all questions i needed answering without the need to remove alot of the house.
Being there is a major issue working out which way up the camera is, this got 4 stars, otherwise for the money it would have 5 out of 5.
April 30, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5Â by TexasJay Will update with use
The description is misleading. The camera head is not 7mm wide, which would make it .2755 inches [a little more than a quarter of an inch]. It's more like 5/8" - a little too wide to fit down a spark plug hole, which is why I selected this one over the Rigid. The Rigid unit is about 3/4".
Controls are simple enough. On/off, the 180 degree view flip, a button for the 2x zoom, and a button to turn the light off and increase the amount of light.
The camera itself is on the end of a flexible tube. You cannot control the direction, so you need to fish the head in and know where you're going before hand.
For $100, not a bad tool, just know it is limited.
I'll update the review when I've had time to actually employ the unit.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Logan Great product and very useful
I've been wanting one of these for a couple of years now. I finally received one for Christmas this year. I dropped my iPad stylus down a floor air vent a few weeks ago and it went far enough I could not see it. I ran a magnet around without any luck. After guiding the camera down it I could immediately see it. I dropped a magnet down with the camera just like you see on those surgery shows and latched onto my lost stylus. Within 5 minutes I had retrieved it thanks to this camera. The camera head was a lot smaller than I expected which should make it easy to drill holes to slide it into for wall inspections. It seems like I'm always needing to check in an area I cannot get to, so this will be great. The picture is in clear and in color, both were things I wondered about before purchasing. I couldn't find examples of either anywhere. The adjustable light is a very nice feature and really light up an area. The flexible arm is easy to bend and rigid enough to guide guide without it bending on its own. I'm not sure you can beat this product for the price.
December 30, 2013