Best Endoscope Cameras

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 9, 2022
Endoscope cameras enable performing detailed visual inspections in various hard-to-reach places. The best endoscope cameras can even go underwater and in total darkness and provide you with bright, crisp, and clear images and video. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
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PROS

Using the detachable hook and magnet, you'll be able to find and grab the smallest items. The 4.5-inch screen will let you view everything in high detail even without filming. The tempered glass above the screen is scratch-resistant and basically shatterproof. 

CONS

The LED lighting is underwhelming. 

OUR VERDICT

The Teslong Endoscope-Borescope Inspection Camera is a little more thorough and more thought-out than most endoscope cameras. With this device, even the most extreme conditions will become much less challenging. Plus, the tough carry case will enable safe transportation.

detailed parameters
Probe

Semi-rigid probe (16.4 ft / 0.31" dia.)

IP67 protection class

LED lighting (6 LEDs)

Video Resolution

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Image Output

4.5" LCD screen

Memory

Slot for MicroSD card (32GB card included)

Power Source

2500 mAh battery (charging USB cable included)

Extras

Kickstand, Carry bag and accessories set (hook, magnet) included

Warranty

1 year

PROS
The LED lights are adjustable. The camera lends 3X zoom, so you'll be able to enhance the tiniest objects. The battery lasts 3-4 hours even when recording at Full HD. The observation distance is somewhere around 1.2 - 3.9 inches (3-10 centimeters). 
CONS

There's a noticeable delay. 

OUR VERDICT

Oiiwak 006USBK Industrial Endoscope will let you access the narrowest spaces. You'll be able to inspect walls, HVAC units, streamline automotive maintenance, invest pipe clogs, the list goes on and on. You'll also be able to view plants, birds nests, small animals, and more.

detailed parameters
Probe

Semi-rigid probe (11.5 ft / 0.22" dia.)

IP67 protection class

LED lighting (6 LEDs)

Video Resolution

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Image Output

4.3" LCD screen

Memory

Slot for MicroSD card (8GB card included) 

Power Source

2800 mAh battery (charging USB cable included)

Extras

Carry bag and accessories set (hook, magnet, and side mirror) included

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The 8 LED lights will provide extra illumination, so you'll be able to take high-quality pictures and recognize every little detail even when accessing dark spaces. The long cable is flexible enough to bend and access narrow corners. 

CONS

The resolution is mediocre. 

OUR VERDICT

Before anything else, the Fantronics 8595730525 will streamline daily inspection, including bathroom pipelines, vent pipes, sewers, water leakage and blockage scenarios, and more. The device will allow you to repair different vehicles as well as observe biological plants and creatures.

detailed parameters
Probe

Semi-rigid probe (16.4 ft / 0.31" dia.)

IP67 protection class

LED lighting (8 LEDs)

Video Resolution

1280x720 (HD)

Image Output

Smartphone or tablet with USB Type-C port (Camerafi app is available on iOS and Android)

Windows PC (USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter included)

Memory

No built-in memory 

Power Source

No built-in battery 

Extras

Accessories set (hook, magnet, and side mirror) included

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The WiFi module allows you to quickly and easily connect to iOS gadgets (8.0 and above versions) and Android devices (4.2 and above) to share data. The camera's focal range will let you obtain the sharpest images several feet away from the target.

CONS

The probe is not particularly compact. 

OUR VERDICT

DEPSTECH WF010 Wireless Endoscope is all about its 1600 x 1200 resolution ratio that lets you observe the tiniest details and quickly figure out the issue with most things (from HVAC units to machinery to various confined spaces like curved holes and pipes). 

detailed parameters
Probe

Semi-rigid probe (11.5 ft / 0.33" dia.)

IP67 protection class

LED lighting (6 LEDs)

Video Resolution

1600x1200 (UXGA) 

Image Output

Smartphone or tablet (DEPSTECH app is available on iOS and Android)

Memory

No built-in memory 

Power Source

2200 mAh battery (charging USB cable included) 

Extras

Tool for resetting and accessories set (hook, magnet, and side mirror) included

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The camera comes equipped with a ~33-feet semi-rigid probe, so you can easily complete even the most demanding plumbing tasks. Plus, with this long probe, running electrical wires through the walls becomes a little less tedious project.

CONS

The device can be hard to set up and connect to a phone/tablet. 

OUR VERDICT

The DBPOWER WF-200 is not the biggest, strongest endoscope camera but the model has its moments too. The CMOS camera will let you view pretty tiny spaces, while the adjustable LED lights will enable inspecting dark locations, reducing exposure and increasing brightness when necessary.

detailed parameters
Probe

Semi-rigid probe (32.8 ft / 0.33" dia.)

IP67 protection class

LED lighting (6 LEDs)

Video Resolution

1280x720 (HD)

Image Output

Smartphone or tablet (WiFi View app is available on iOS and Android)

Memory

No built-in memory

Power Source

~800 mAh battery (built-in USB male plug)

Extras

Accessories set (hook, magnet and side mirror) included

Warranty

Limited lifetime

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Teslong Endoscope-Borescope

Detailed Visuals

The Teslong Endoscope-Borescope Inspection Camera enables everything from car repair and gap inspection to wall maintenance. With the camera diameter peaking at 8 millimeters (0.31 inches), the camera easily accesses hard-to-reach gaps and pipes. Even though they're a little underwhelming, the six adjustable LED lights added to the probe will let you work in low-light conditions and away from an object. Not unlike its less expensive peers, the model comes with a detachable hook and a magnet, so you can find and grab small items that you cannot reach otherwise.

From where we're standing, the most attractive part here is the 4.5-inch LCD screen though, with its 854 x 480p resolution displaying detailed visuals besides filming even more detailed, 1920 x 1080p footage. Plus, the screen adopts scratch-resistant and practically unbreakable tempered glass that can usually survive drops from ~5 feet without cracking.

Last but not least, the model accepts MicroSD cards and even comes already supplied with a 32-gigabyte card, so you can start filming lengthy footage right away, while the detachable kickstand will enable comfortable desktop viewing and easy carrying.

To give you the gist, the Teslong Endoscope-Borescope Inspection Camera can streamline automotive maintenance and let you easily inspect pipes, sewage, HVAC units, and more.

Review of Teslong Endoscope-Borescope Inspection Camera

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    Manufacturer

Last updated price $89.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B0819Q2YLK

 

Oiiwak (006USBK)

Accessing any and all Spaces

The Oiiwak 006USBK Industrial Endoscope is packed to the rafters with features and its specs are not trailing behind these proverbial rafters. To kick things off, the high-res (1920 x 1080p) miniature camera boasts 3X digital zoom and 2 megapixels, so you'll be able to capture the sharpest full-screen images. But before that, this device is what's colloquially referred to as a complete product, meaning that you won't have to download any apps and use the cell phone to make this cam work.

The obligatory LED lights are variable here, letting you manage the output and enabling easy inspections even when the locations are dim and dark. Industrial endoscope cameras usually come equipped with decent semi-rigid probes, that's nothing new. The difference here is the decreased 0.22-inch diameter.

Despite its miniature size, this probe's field of view is surprisingly wide, allowing easy access to most spaces/applications, including pipe clogs, carbon deposition, wall inspection, HVAC, automotive maintenance, home appliances' maintenance, aircraft and car engine inspection, and more.

Add to everything we've mentioned above the 2800 mAh rechargeable battery that extends the usage duration to 3-4 hours, the anti-corrosion components, and you can see why this product tops our list.

Review of Oiiwak (006USBK) Industrial Endoscope (1080P 4.3-inch Screen, 6 LED Lights, 2800mAh Battery, 11.5ft)
Last updated price $69.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07PBW52SF

 

Fantronics (8595730525)

More Lights than Before

The Fantronics 8595730525 is relatively basic compared to the devices we've added to this list but the price reflects that and its basic disposition has been deliberate from the get-go.

Removing arguably unnecessary features and components, the engineers at Fantronics have been able to make the unit less convoluted and pack eight LED lights where most endoscope cameras usually have six. You can adjust these lights' brightness and highlight various parts, adding image clarity.

Even taking that sentiment into account though, the footage will not be balls-to-the-walls detailed since the mediocre 1280 x 720 (HD) is unable to provide that.

Less upsetting and even pretty uplifting is the 5-meter (16.5 feet) cable that's semi-rigid and will have no issues bending and holding that bend to access narrow places.

Attached to the probe is the 8.0-mm waterproof wired camera that can be used to inspect underwater areas, including different gaps and holes that most equipment is unable to reach and capture.

Closing the product assessment, this affordable device will be able to accommodate most customers, with its wide compatibility with Android, iOS, and even Windows devices, not to mention the 360-degree rotation and the 2-megapixel camera.

Review of Fantronics (8595730525) Android USB-C Borescope (8 LED Lights, IP67, 16.4ft)
Last updated price $19.98
Stock In stock
ASIN B071HYRPND

 

DEPSTECH (WF010-3.5M)

The Highest Resolution

The people behind the DEPSTECH WF010 Wireless Endoscope are not necessarily chasing plenitude. From where we're standing, they're fine with making the product lacking and even somewhat underperforming at certain aspects as long as they're able to make the device excel somewhere else.

On the excelling front is the camera's 1600x1200 (UXGA) resolution that goes above Full HD and lets you capture the sharpest footage and the most detailed pictures. Within this price bracket, borescopes are usually unable to tussle with these high resolution ratios. Having said that, going back to that "lacking" part, the device is not entirely standalone. You'll have to install the DEPSTECH app onto an iOS/Android gadget to access the images and footage. That's pretty unfortunate but understandable considering the device's specs. Besides, the speedy WiFi module somewhat offsets this issue, letting you quickly connect to various gadgets and share data.

Aside from the aforementioned resolution, these specs include the probe's IP67 protection class that makes this thing practically immune to rust and corrosion, protecting the components from the elements. Moreover, the unit's focal range is off the charts. You'll have no issues obtaining sharp images even from several feet away.

In conclusion, the DEPSTECH WF010 Wireless Endoscope will keep the imagery sharp and the results sometimes even more detailed than necessary.

Review of DEPSTECH (WF010-3.5M) Wireless Endoscope (HD Snake Camera for Android and iOS Smartphone, IP67)

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price $36.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B01MYTHWK4

 

DBPOWER WF-200

Adjust the Light

The DBPOWER WF-200 costs less than the cameras we have reviewed above, so the tech here is also a little less impressive, not the most surprising revelation. On the one hand, the two-megapixel CMOS camera enables viewing the tiniest spaces. Nevertheless, the camera cannot record footage above HD (1280 x 720p), so these spaces will not look as detailed as when they're recorded in Full HD.

But, mirroring its more expensive contemporaries, the model adopts six adjustable LEDs, so you can easily inspect those dark locations that'd otherwise be invisible. The "adjustable" part means that you can also reduce expose and increase brightness on these LEDs. Generally speaking, the best observation distance would be usually somewhere between 1.18 and 3.15 inches.

Again, borrowing from its competition, the product does not forget about adding valuable accessories to the package, including a small mirror, magnet, hook, and a telescoping handle. Needless to say, the mirror will enable comfortable viewing, the hook and the magnet will let you pick up small objects, and the said handle will easily get articles and retrieve stuff from hard-to-reach spaces.

To put it differently, the DBPOWER WF-200 will easily accommodate basic inspection and maintenance needs around the house without you paying through the nose.

Review of DBPOWER WF-200 WiFi Endoscope Camera

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $27.37
Stock In stock
ASIN B07F66V2GQ

 

What Is an Endoscope Camera?

Endoscope cameras are also sometimes referred to as snake cameras, inspection cameras, borescopes, the list is too long. The multiple names make sense though as these devices can be quite similar yet very different when you look into the details.

Before looking into these details though, what separates these devices is the working principle. To be more specific, these cameras can be standalone units with built-in screens that enable you to shoot, capture, record, and view video and pictures without any third-party assistance. They can also be these compact devices that have to be connected to smartphones and gadgets to access the images and the video that you've taken.

Needless to say, as all cameras do, these devices are primarily defined using such measurements as the native video resolution, battery life, megapixel count, etc. Aside from these specs, these endoscope camera products can be different based upon the accessories that come with the camera, including different hooks, magnets, mirrors, and more.

There's some overlap between these cameras and hidden cameras, so you can look into those too. 360-degree cameras are also quite compact and flexible, though these are less standalone.

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Publish Date: 2020-02-20 15:49:51