Starrett is arriving late into the digital inspection scope arena with their recently-introduced inspection scope. Made in the USA, the scope features an auto-focus digital camera with a full-color resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The camera can focus on object anywhere from 0.4″ to infinity and displays the image on a 2.5″ LCD with a 55° degree viewing angle.
Powered by 4 AA batteries, the device lasts 4 hours on average. Dual LED’s give can be set to three different intensity levels. The inspection scope comes with either a 3′ or a 6′ water-resistant shaft that measures .42″ in diameter at its widest point and can be bent in a 2.5″ radius circle. It also has an RCA output that will connect to an NTSC monitor.
The scope ships with a magnet that can lift 0.25 lb and a mirror that allows you see at right angles to the shaft. These accessories store in a protective case with the scope. There’s seemingly only one legitimate place selling Starrett’s inspection scope right now: Dynamite Tool. They charge $430 for the version with the six-foot shaft.