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How much is an endoscope camera?

How much is an endoscope camera?

Learn about the cost of endoscope cameras, including a cost comparison, factors that impact pricing, budgeting, and cost per use.

Endoscope cameras, frequently also called borescopes or inspection cameras, are handy diagnostic tools used to see in places that are simply to tight to access with the naked eye. They are great for mechanical inspection, car repair, plumbing fixes, electrical installs, house DIY, wall upgrades, HVAC maintenance, and more. It is an excellent tool for conducting non-invasive inspections of small areas, like looking in the combustion chamber of an engine through the spark plug hole or the inside of a wall without damaging the drywall. 

Endoscope Camera Cost Comparison

Many endoscope cameras on the market have a camera tip at the end of a long flexible probe that you flex and maneuver into position. There are also articulating endoscope cameras with tips that can be controlled by a joystick to look in the direction that you want it to. There are also some that have a telescopic rigid probe with a short flexible tip so they are easier to control and position up high or far away from you.

All of the above-mentioned endoscope cameras can be had for a range of prices from $50 up to $500 for consumer-oriented models. Industrial models can cost much more. What affects the price most is their interconnectivity. The least expensive models in the $50-$100 range require an Android device, PC computer, or Mac computer to run and simply plug into it with USB. Slightly more expensive, are the WiFI models for use with iPhones, iPads, and Android smart devices wirelessly in the $90-$150 range. Finally, stand alone models with their own screen, batteries, and memory cards typically cost the most in the $100-$500 range depending on the screen size, durability, and probe type.

Teslong makes the widest range of endoscope cameras on the market, which can vary from $50 USB models to $500 stand-alone models built for mechanics and other industrial professionals.

Factors that Affect Endoscope Pricing

There are a few key thing that affect endoscope camera pricing. With regards to the stand-alone models with screen - larger screens cost more money. With regards to the camera probes, there are options for models with single, dual and even triple lenses built into the tips. There are also auto-focus lens probes as well as specialized probes for firearms inspection or articulating probes that have joystick control.

The most common accessories that are included with an endoscope camera are mirrors, to see sideways with a forward-facing camera lens, hooks, to find something and pull it out, and magnets, to retrieve ferrous metal objects.

Teslong has a fantastic brand reputation, just look at all of our positive reviews on our website as well as Amazon. Additionally, we have great customer service with representatives ready to take your call and answer any questions in case you do have an issue.

Teslong has great customer service. We have a team of representatives ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have during regular business hours PST. If you have a question after hours you can send us a question via email and receive a response within 24 hours on weekdays or up to 48 hours on weekends.

Budgeting for an Endoscope Purchase

The best way to determine your budget for an endoscope camera is to think about how much you will use it in the future. If you only think you will use it once then get an inexpensive USB model. If you have a couple uses for it get a low-price stand alone unit. If you have lots of uses for an endoscope camera get a stand-alone model with many probe options so you can buy a setup that can work with many different probes and be very flexible in the future.

One important thing to note is that regardless of price, all of Teslong endoscope cameras capture about the same quality of video. So buying a less expensive unit usually doesn’t sacrifice output quality.

Endoscope cameras for consumer use are so inexpensive that they are hard to find for rent. Usually, the only inspection cameras for rent are the extra durable plumbing scopes, which really are meant to be used only by trained professionals.

Again, endoscope cameras for consumer use are so inexpensive that they are hard to find for sale as a used product.

Endoscope Cost per Use

Maintenance and cleaning costs are minimal for endoscope cameras. The lens is important to clean anytime you work in a dirty or dusty environment, because that’s a common cause of blurry images. Teslong includes alcohol wipes with their inspection cameras for this purpose.

Replacement parts are available on the Teslong website including different endoscope probes, extension cables, probe accessories, and even WiFi transmitters to make USB models work with iOS devices.

Teslong endoscope cameras can be used as frequently as you like, just keep the batteries charged and the camera lens clean and they will last a very long time.

The life expectancy of an endoscope camera is pretty long assuming you don’t abuse it. Keep the batteries charged, the camera lens clean, and store the device in a dry area and it should last a long time. Some of our more expensive models are more resistant to drops and abuse with higher water and dust ingress ratings so keep that in mind when making your purchase. Ultimately, the more you use the endoscope camera, the lower your cost per use will be.

Shop Teslong Endoscopes Today!

Endoscope cameras are great tools to have at the ready, in case you need to see something that is out of reach or hidden from view. They have a broad range of applications and can be used by everyone from hobbyists to professionals.

Buy a Teslong endoscope camera today. They make the widest range of inspection cameras on the market, with models starting at just $50 all the way up to the $500 range. Teslong customer service and support is excellent so you are guaranteed to have someone available to ask questions about your device if the situation arises. Whether you want a simple USB scope, wireless WiFi model, endoscope camera for iPhoneendoscope camera for Android, or a complete stand-alone unit, Teslong makes an endoscope camera to suit your needs.


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