Simple, stand-alone operation with capable Canon DSLR photography. Direct media storage, or integrate to EHR.
Manual focus and exposure can make for difficult capture of small pupils. Operation can feel a bit stiff at times.
The CR-DGi is a simple and straightforward system that relies on manual focus and aperture. Adequate image resolution.
The picture of the actual unit seen above, was taken by a Canon DSLR camera, and although we here at Acme only use the latest and greatest equipment to take photos of our equipment, it is worth noting that our camera’s (all of them) are indeed Canons. There’s a reason for this, and there’s also a reason that nearly every other retinal camera (whether it be made by Canon or not) uses a camera back made by Canon. To put it simply, they have superior optics, digital exporting ease, and are easy to use. All this still rings true for the CR-DGi despite the unit’s 2006 birth date and introduction of more advanced retinal technology to the marketplace. While innovation in photography changes rapidly, the DGi still gives a satisfactory 9 megapixels and will export all images digitally to your preferred imaging software. A manual joystick will force you to align the patient without help of intuitive software, and you will need to turn the focus knob to acquire the perfect image; this shouldn’t be the end of the world given most patients have the same face shape. There is a slight learning curve when compared to the latest models– you will need to get used to aligning the unit between each eye. 4/5