The current vz400i can already take pictures while scanning for 3 years now.JLarson wrote: ↑Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:03 pm With only a quick look, it looks like a nice scanner, but certainly not revolutionary, or "way out in front of it's competitors". The only thing I see that is an improvement over competitors is capturing photography and scan concurrently, cutting capture time down from 1'22" on an RTC360 to 30" at the same resolution and image capture. Yes, it's more than twice as fast, but for someone who started scanning doing 1.5 hour long scans, we're really slicing the pie thin here, where the reduction in scan time is at the point of diminishing returns.
A big issue for me is that it still has Riegl's limited 105° vertical field of view, that does not capture features directly above the scanner and leaves a huge hole beneath. For use in the building market where you are often working in tight, confined areas, this is a huge limitation in my mind. I'm sure there are technical design issues at work here, but it seems to me like Riegl started down this road a long time ago and has stubbornly decided that it's not an issue.
Registering in the instrument is already possible for 5 years. They just went further with development and it works better than at the start.
Why do you think it is fast. Just because they don't have to spin like a Faro or an etc. The fov is no problem because you can do easily 2 more positions while another scanner is still at it. I have scanned all sports of things for more then 5 years with my vz400i and never had any issues with this.
People who moan about this have never scanned with a Riegl. They only read the specs.
Riegl is way ahead with their kits compared to other brands.
I've earned a ton with this kit because of it's simplicity and excellent software.