Rigid borescopes use traditional, glass optics to relay the image. If your entry path is straight, a rigid borescope delivers excellent image quality and can be more cost-efficient than either fiberoptic or video borescopes.
ideal for use : Firearm bore inspection, Straight pipe inspection, Engine block inspection
Fibreoptic borescopes use optical glass fibres to relay the image. Resolution depends on the number of fibers and their diameter. Each fiber forms a pixel in the final image. If your entry path is not straight, fiberoptic borescopes have the advantages of flexibility and articulation.
ideal for use : Short (less than 1m) curved applications where video is not a requirement
When compared with any other type of borescope, video borescopes deliver the best combination of image quality and convenience. Videoscopes transmit light through the objective lens to miniature video cameras, which then convey the image to a portable handheld monitor, or, laptop and desktop computers. When portability, still and video image capture, and image storage and documentation are key factors, a videoscope is the right choice.
ideal for use : Inspection requiring flexibility and tip articulation. Any application requiring video or still image capture.