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What cameras are people using currently?

Product Name: david sls3
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hello! I'm wondering what web cams people are having sucess with lately. I'm looking for suggestions (with model # please). Accuracy is paramont to me. Am currently looking into the Imagingsource products. Thanks

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Re: What cameras are people using currently?

I have used several cameras

c615 logitech webcam , 9000 logitech webcam

canon Eos t3i  which does amazing!! and now  an MU300 amscope camera usb 2.0 color which is also amazing.

I have not yet been able to make the dual camera setup work in david 5 but even with a single camera i am getting amazig results.  the webcams are alright for very basic things but i tossed those with in the first month to upgrade.

now i get professional grade scans used for manufacturing and reverse engineering.


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Re: What cameras are people using currently?

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@ DP9335


Sounds great. Could you post a screen grab of one of your scans without any smoothing or other reduction of the mesh ?


Can you also  tell us how many patterns you used ?




Regarding cameras, on the old David forum, you will find many posts.


I have used Canon DSLR (live view, low quality) and Nikon and Panasonic using HDMI capture (fullHD and 4K).


I am now using a PointGrey but these cameras do not work in stereo mode because of the directshow driver.


Imagingsource cameras are the ones used by David (HP).


I guess speed is also a critiria. The more expensive cameras have higher frame rates (ImagingSource, Basler, PointGrey).


Here is a post with different test I made:




IMHO, the most important feature is fine adjustment of the shutter speed/frame rate to get rid of surface artifacts.


I didn't know about the MU300 but it could be a very good solution if high speed is not paramount. You must also think about a powerful computer with such a high resolution camera.





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Re: What cameras are people using currently?

I was using Kurokesu C1 camera which is a usb2.0 1080p dual setup and now slowly moving to a monochrome UHD.

Heres a link to a quick comparison

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