The smallest, from 1.18mm only diameter micro video endoscope with flexible insertion tube to reach inside any extremely narrow or difficult to reach area.
Medit's Ultra Thin USB Video Endoscope (the MICRON) represents one of the smallest videoscopes you will find in the world. This is a premium version of a super thin flexible fiberscope designed to access extremely small inspection areas, with a diameter from 1.18mm (0.0464"), a length of 2000mm (6.5 ft) and a wide angle 90 degree field of view.
The MICRON video endoscope is manufactured in the US, and it features a CIS CMOS video camera chip in the tip of the probe, which produces an image of 400 x 400 pixels (with 1.9mm probe), or 200 x 200 pixels (with 1.18mm probe). This means that you are viewing a true live color image of the inspection area from the tip of endoscope. There are no fibers, and therefore no honeycomb image. The clarity is far superior to any fiber optic endoscope coupled with a camera unit that is on the market, especially in this smaller diameter.
These units are protected by a black ETFE sheath which shields the optics in the tip and the wires that run all the way to the camera control unit. Illumination is primarily provided by a built in LED source, found in the video processor, which created the best image from the micro endoscope. In the larger 1.9mm diameter, there is the option to order this unit with a portable LED light handle that runs off of batteries instead. The distal 5mm (0.2") of the probe tip will be rigid due to the presence of the camera chip, but the rest of the insertion probe will be very flexible behind this.
The camera control unit of the micro endoscope connects directly via a USB cable to a computer or laptop, allowing you to view the live image on a viewing program and to capture images/video directly to your hard drive. This also means that there is no eyepiece on the unit, so you need to use these with a computer. Live video is captured at 30 frames per second, while images are captured directly to the hard drive for documentation and future reference. The focal range of the camera is from 3 – 50mm (0.12" – 2"), and the field of view is a wide angle 90 degrees. If this unit is damaged at all the video probe can be removed from the camera control unit, and replaced, instead of buying a new unit, but these do come with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty against any defects as well.
Note: MICRON micro video endoscope is a specially ordered product. Conditions apply. Call for details.