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Scanner

Scanners are common items that allow you to extend your senses and record your experiences. Some specialized scanners can also provide other senses, such as blindsense or sense through, but these often require ongoing monitoring or impose other restrictions. Common examples include laser microphones, motion detectors, and x-ray visors.

Scanner, Enhanced Camera

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 107
Level 3; Price 1,375
Capacity 20; Usage 1/hour
Hands 1; Bulk L

Description

An enhanced camera functions as a video camera, but it can view a wider band of wavelengths, including infrared wavelengths. Enhanced cameras have low-light vision and darkvision with a range of 60 feet. An enhanced camera can record up to 24 hours of footage.

Scanner, Video Camera

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 107
Level 1; Price 275
Capacity 20; Usage 2/hour
Hands 1; Bulk L

Description

The most typical scanner is a video camera, which requires one hand to use. A video camera has ordinary sight and is capable of seeing whatever an ordinary human could see, with up to 10 times magnification. A video camera can record up to 4 hours of footage, which can be downloaded and viewed using nearly any computer.

Scanner, Shotgun Microphone

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 107
Level 2; Price 625
Capacity 20; Usage 1/hour
Hands 1; Bulk L

Description

A shotgun microphone amplifies your sense of hearing within a particular direction. You gain a +2 insight bonus to hearing-based Perception checks in a 60-foot cone, but you take a –2 penalty to hearing-based Perception checks from other areas. A shotgun microphone can record up to 12 hours of sound. You don’t need to take an action to use a shotgun microphone, but changing its direction requires a move action.

Scanner, True-Frame Camera

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 107
Level 9; Price 12,250
Capacity 100; Usage 2/hour
Hands 1; Bulk L

Description

A true-frame camera functions as an enhanced camera, and it also has supplemental multispectrum programming designed to detect the slight errors in shading and lighting that are artifacts of holograms and illusions. True-frame cameras automatically shift to variant wavelengths to detect and image actual objects, identifying the holograms and illusions as such with overlay text or masking. True-frame cameras automatically identify holograms and illusions via sense through (vision), except for images that specifically fool cameras or other surveillance systems (such as holographic image and nondetection). Trueframe cameras do not automatically detect mundane or lowtech disguises.