The Dino-Lite AM 411T is a USB video camera capable of capturing still images. The resolution of the camera is 1.3
megapixels, produces images that are 1280 x 1024 pixels. This image was made with the 411T Dino-Lite camera, using
our light box accessory and A-1 Tripod Kit. It has been reduced in size but is otherwise un-retouched in any way.
No retouching has been done to any of these photos. All were produced in our accessory light box,
LED lights off, using a Dazor 3-tube fluorescent light. This light is available from most jewelry supply
houses or www.julesborel.com (no affiliation). Ott lights or other daylight balanced fluorescent lights
work also, but we like the higher light output of the three-tube Dazor.
Because it can focus on a small flat area, the camera can be used as a reading aid for the visually impaired, who can
then see the magnified print right on the computer screen. Similarly, it can be used as a mini-projector for both still and
moving objects. When used in such a manner with a large screen TV or monitor it can replace a projection system
costing thousands of dollars. Using this camera as a projector, 9 point Arial type is sharp and crisp on a 42 inch wide
screen digital monitor!
The lens of the 411 is surrounded by eight LED's (Light Emitting Diodes) that can be turned on or off at will. For normal
use, these LEDs are turned OFF, and a supplemental light source is used. We find that two or three-tube fluorescent
lamps are ideal when used with bulbs of Cool White or Daylight quality. Lamps by Ott and Dazor are specifically
In day-to-day use we find that the higher quality sensor and lens of the 411 produces images whose sharpness, edge
crispness and color are superior to the 311T. Also, the focus across the entire image is superior with the 411 (but not
perfect). This may be important if you are copying pages of text, flat art, coins, currency or other flat objects at full screen
size. For jewelry, it is not a major concern.
.Here the camera has simply been moved closer to the
channel area and re-focused.
Moved still closer, the camera can easily focus and
display a small area. There is very little disturbing
glare thanks to the light box accessory.
|All images and text copyrighted by Wayne Emery, 2007. No copying without written permission.
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