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HereToLearn

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Camera recommendations still up-to-date?
« on: July 27, 2022, 04:24:29 PM »
Hello everyone,

I want to get started with 3D scanning using Metashape and I am currently thinking about which camera to buy. There is already a thread from 2017 (https://www.agisoft.com/forum/index.php?topic=6930.0) and I am just wondering, if there are currently options with a better price/performance ratio than the Sony A6000?

I mainly want to scan small to medium sized objects (from the size of a cup, to the size of a small speaker).

Eventually I want to build this setup (https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-Controller-for-Automated-360-Product-Photo/) so a remote trigger option would be really good.

Kind regards
Mike

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Re: Camera recommendations still up-to-date?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2022, 08:41:35 PM »
The Canon EOS R is a great bit of kit, I captured this cube with it on a turntable. I used an EF 100mm L lens.
The turntable setup was a Foldio3.
https://skfb.ly/owFZq

HereToLearn

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Re: Camera recommendations still up-to-date?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2022, 05:41:43 PM »
The Canon EOS R is a great bit of kit, I captured this cube with it on a turntable. I used an EF 100mm L lens.
The turntable setup was a Foldio3.
https://skfb.ly/owFZq

Thank you very much, that cube looks great. The EOS R seems to be quite a bit more expensive than the Sony A6000 - is it worth the extra money?

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Re: Camera recommendations still up-to-date?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 06:02:24 PM »
In case of turntable I would check minimum lens focus distance.
EOS R is full frame where crop factor is 1.0.
A6000 is APS-C chip with crop factor 1.5, which results in narrower field of view.
With the correct combination of camera(crop factor) and lens you will be able to take photos from the closest possible distance => smaller object will cover larger area on photo...
Someone with better experiences with lenses would give you more accurate answer.  ;)

EDIT: overall, sharper lens with higher focus range will make photogrammetry better than just camera with some extra Mpix sensor or slightly better noise @ISO100
« Last Edit: August 04, 2022, 06:07:22 PM by Bzuco »