USB Cameras

by Larry Emmott on June 30, 2008

in Cameras

I believe the most powerful high tech tool you can use in the dental office is an intra oral camera. Cameras are a great instrument however there are some issues of concern.

  • They are expensive.
    They require a power source.
    The carts take up too much floor space and are awkward to move.
    They require a light source.
    They require a video capture card to be used with a computer.
    They need expensive docking stations.
    They need expensive foot controls

All those issues vanish with the new generation of USB cameras. These cameras plug directly into the USB port of any computer. The USB port provides the power and captures the images. The cameras have tiny LED lights built in, which are powered by the USB connection. Images are frozen with a button on the camera. The cameras are light, extremely portable and inexpensive.

My favorite so far is theClaris

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