From the application side, the simple ones can be divided into two categories, namely industrial endoscopes and medical endoscopes.
The types of industrial endoscopes are classified into optical endoscopes, fiberoptic endoscopes, electronic endoscopes, CCD video endoscopes, CMOS video endoscopes, and electric 360° endoscopes. From the type of endoscope light source, it is divided into high frequency fluorescent lamp endoscope, fiber optic halogen lamp endoscope, and LED endoscope.
There are many different types of medical examination endoscopes, and the classification methods are different. Generally speaking, the following three classification methods are generally used. In terms of market sales, the most widely used categories are classified into hard mirrors and elastic soft mirrors in terms of clinical changes.