Advanced and easy capturing procedure, stylish and modern aesthetic, external DSLR provides satisfactory resoltuion.
Complicated icon software interface that takes some getting used to; user manual necessary, must be connected to external computer + software.
NIDEK provides an attractive non-myd fundus camera option with advanced capture features, however complicates things with necessity for computer and iconography on LCD.
NIDEK’s AFC series fundus camera’s rank highly on our list of the best all around camera on the market today, and the AFC-210 (NIDEK’s base model) doesn’t disappoint. Although no longer made by NIDEK/sold by Marco, we can’t really see major improvements (in software or hardware) from this base AFC model in current models (AFC-230). The unit does everything you’d ever want a non-mydiratic camera to do; it takes a high quality photo with easy operation, sends it to a friendly and attractive user-interface, and demands aesthetic notice on your pretest table. Except it does all these things better than most. Aligning a patient has become child’s play as the unit automatically aligns and focusses itself- it’ll also adjust the patient’s chin rest if you’re way off too. NIDEK claims it was the first to invent such a thing in a retinal camera, and while we don’t really care who was first, the AFC tracks the eye better than any other brand we’ve tested to date. Although the AFC-230 (its big brother) tracks the eye on all X, Y, and Z axis’, the 210 does just fine tracking the eye only on the Y axis. While this does require you to move the unit side to side, it isn’t laborious– and you’re not that lazy. The unit’s 5.7″ LCD screen is good too, although not “brilliant” in clarity. All this integrates with a 18.1 megapixel Canon camera offering full frame in 45° field of view, anterior segment options, unique blink control, and “small pupil mode” capturing pupil’s down to 3.7mm in diameter.