“The PicoScan is a white light 3D scanner which uses a DSLR camera for data capture and is both flexible and powerful. The PicoScan is a small but powerful scanner design around the Mephisto scan engine. This compact little scanner can produce high resolution scan results at a very affordable price. It is ideal for capturing small objects with fantastic detail and high resolution texture information.”

Manufacturer’s Description

Highly flexible and intuitive structured light 3D scanning system (dedicated PC and RapidForm XOS Software available). The Mephisto range of scanners have the capability to achieve incredibly fast, accurate and high quality 3D scanning results with a minimum of processing time and user interaction. Suitable for a variety of scanning jobs from the very small to the scanning of large animated as well as static objects.

Typical applications:
3D face capture for films and computer games
3D scanning for reverse engineering
3D scanning for architecture and heritage
3D scanning to capture small objects for model making and jewellery applications
3D scanning of objects in order to create STL/VRML files for 3D printing a duplicate piece


PicoScan is a compact, easy to use, practical, affordable ‘gadget like’ 3D scanner that produces high quality 3D data. A standard Canon DSLR camera combined with a Pico projector mounted on the hot shoe, is controlled by the Mephisto 3D scan engine. Very simple set-up and few clicks is all what it takes to produce outstanding 3D scans.

Mephisto Software

Mephisto software and interface is unified for all scanner versions, with some features enabled or disabled dependant on the scanner version.

Technical Specifications

Main geometry camera Canon EOS 1000 D/Rebel XS
Geometry resolution 968 x 644 8 bits
Lens mount Canon EF
Standard lens Canon kit 18-55mm Zoom lens
Max texture resolution 2.4 megapixels
Projector type Pico Projector
Projector resolution 800 x 600
Projector brightness 40
Working range near (m) 0.15
Working range far (m) 0.8
Acquisition time (sec) 20
Point to point distance (mm) 0.16
Point to point accuracy (mm) 0.1 (average)
Deep scan Yes
Turntable mode Upgrade to EOS Scan
Canon scanning Yes


Please click the links below to download more information.

  Click here to see the Mephisto PicoScan technical specifications.
  Click here to see the Mephisto PicoScan information sheet.