landmeterbeuckx wrote:With the handle attached solid it looks that a 360 dome scan will take a lot of time (spec say 12min) . It seems to me that the main purpose is detail scanning of part of sites.
The advantage is the survey-method of scanning, no spheres or checkerboards required, immediat control.
The absence of a display and look-through eyepiece to me is the same as with a small camera compared to a slr one.
You can reduce the dome scan time further by choosing what vertical angle you don't want to go above (e.g. it won't try and scan the sky).
There are 3 different calibrated cameras on board for different purposes (different levels of fixed zoom). So I'm guessing but I think you can choose which image you want to colourise the scan. For example you would choose the overview camera for near detail and the telescope camera for distant objects if needed. (there is also a middle 'primary' camera). Specifications for these are available on the datasheet which is on the Trimble website.