In this article we will take a look at the best handheld 3d scanner. We will name some of the best models that will help you solve problems in 3d scanning.

Peel 3D Peel 1

The Peel 1 3D scanner is a great balance between professional features and affordability. Despite its low price, this 3D scanner offers some interesting features that other devices in the same price range don’t have, such as the ability to accurately scan flat or shiny surfaces.

This outwardly banana-like device uses target stickers to adequately capture flat and smooth surfaces. For typical 3D scanning scenarios, the process of using this device is extremely easy: pointing the scanner at an object and taking a picture – with little or no preparation required. The Peel 3D scanner is also safer to use than laser systems due to the use of an LED system to create structured lighting. 

Occipital Structure Sensor (Mark II)

The Occipital Structure Sensor (Mark II) is a released multipurpose handheld 3D scanner that has a wide range of possible applications. Unlike its predecessor, the Mark II is compatible with the new iPad, on which it is conveniently attached, in addition, it is smaller and much more powerful. The product weighs less than the older version, has a built-in monochrome camera with a 160° ultra-wide-angle lens, boasts higher depth resolution and can even be used not only indoors but also outdoors. 

The Mark II sells for $399, but if you live in the U.S. and have an old Structure Sensor scanner, the company will trade it in for a $100 discount. Occipital is also offering an extra kit for $100 that includes a wide-angle lens, professional Skanect Pro 3D scanning software and free shipping in the U.S.

The software provided by the manufacturer is called Structure SDK, and it offers high-level developer tools and full low-level access for developing mixed reality games and applications as well as 3D mapping. In addition, the device can be used to create high-quality 3D models of objects for various purposes, including 3D printing.

Shining 3D EinScan Pro 2X Plus

The 2X Plus offers higher scanning speed and accuracy for both HD manual mode and fixed scan mode (single scan in less than 0.5 seconds). The EinScan Pro 2X Plus also has a larger single scan size, increased point spacing and working distance, making it slightly more versatile than the base 2X model. According to the specification, the scanning accuracy and volumetric accuracy of both scanner models are the same.

Unlike the base model, the 2X Plus offers increased depth of field, which increases scanning speed and overall device usability. This high-end 3D scanner, priced at about $7,000, is designed for professional use, especially in fields such as scientific research, design and cultural preservation, as well as construction and health care.