I’ve been hands-on with the Revopoint Mini 2 for the past week. The overwhelming impression is that Revopoint has designed an excellent 3D scanner that, though it’s obviously not as good as $15,000+ professional-grade models, pushes the envelope on what mid-range-ish devices can offer users.

My Quick Verdict

Thanks to a no-nonsense setup and intuitive workflow, the Mini 2 makes scanning simple all while producing scans that, with a little work, accurately reflect their real-world counterparts in quality, details, and dimensional accuracy. 

It’s geared towards small objects only, so do keep that in mind. For large objects steer towards the Revopoint Range 2 or the Miraco if you want versatility.

The Revopoint Mini 2 is one of the best 3D scanners for both beginners and those who want something in that no man’s land between budget and mid-range printers. It’s even good enough for professionals in fields like jewelry making and repair, industrial reverse engineering, or an Etsy shop producing figurines of tabletop minis. 

Revopoint MINI 2 3D Scanner


  • Advanced Blue Light 3D Scanning
  • Single-frame Precison: Up to 0.02 mm
  • Fast 16 fps Scanning Speeds
  • Wi-Fi 6 and
  • USB Type-C ConnectIvity
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Accurate, high-detail scans of small objects

Hard-shell carry case with useful accessories

Powerful but simple to use Revo Scan software

Fast scan times – up to 16 FPS

Extremely easy to use and beginner-friendly


Poor color scanning


Whether you’ve never owned a 3D scanner or are upgrading, it’s user-friendly boxes while still delivering plenty of depth for those who want total control over their scans. 

However, it struggles when scanning featureless or color objects, but that’s a hurdle 3D scanning in general has yet to really achieve.


Scan #1 – Agrippa Bust

To begin, we scanned the Agrippa bust that came with the Mini 2. After tapping the New Project button, I adjusted accuracy, tracking mode, and object type per the instructions, choosing High Accuracy, Feature Tracking, and General Object. 

A gauge on the right side of the screen also provided information on finding the ideal distance to the model for the best scanning results, prompting me to get it as near to the ‘Excellent’ band as possible by physically adjusting the position and angle of the scanner.

I also set the depth camera exposure to automatic and did the same for the RGB camera. Generally, I found auto to be the best setting for those as the scanner and Revo Scan do the heavy lifting to tune into the optimal settings for solid captures. I also adjusted the spin direction and speed of the turntable via a set of simple controls built-in the side of the device.

I then tapped the Start button, and allowed for one full rotation of the bust before tapping the Complete button. As the turntable rotated, the program created an increasingly more detailed scan of the bust with color coding for both already-captured and to-capture points. 

After clicking the One-click Edit button, I did another second scan within the same project at a slightly higher angle to capture parts that were missed in the first scan. We followed the same process as before, then merged the two scans together. The merging function works exceedingly well, integrating the best parts of both to create a complete model. The merge quality was much better than the single scans.

I also went back and made some manual adjustments to fill in several holes, isolate and delete surplus and unnecessary points, and simplify the point cloud to iron out a few issues. 

Overall, the results were excellent – with the scanner capturing many of the finer details of the bust such as the hair and eyes, and doing so very quickly with little hassle.

I then exported the scan as an STL file before sending it to a slicer and creating a G-code file for 3D printing, and 3D printed it with my AnkerMake M5C

I’ve added a side-by-side comparison picture below showing the 3D printed version is pretty similar to the original, and gets reasonable similar to the level of detail. An encouraging first run for the Revopoint Mini 2!

Scan #2 – Ranni 3D Printed Model

To further test the Revopoint Mini 2, I next scanned a 3D model of Ranni from the videogame Elden Ring. I had previously printed it on a resin printer so it features lots of intricate details, notably in the hair, face, and cloak – more so than I would have gotten from my FDM printers.

I followed mostly the same procedure, with two merged individual scans at different angles for a more complete point cloud. The scanner captured some of the more hidden aspects of the model, notably in the hands.

This was the original resin print, so you can see how accurate the 3D scan of it is:

Resin 3D print that was scanned by the Revopoint MINI 2

The end result, after a touch of post-processing to remove isolated points and fill in holes was, again, impressive.

The difference between the physical model is noticeable with a drop in detail, but the final scan is nevertheless a faithful recreation with a level of detail that would be hard to get with other consumer-grade scanners.

Scan #3 – Marble Run Track Piece

Next, I scanned a piece of track from a marble track with stacks of holes and awkward shapes to really put the Mini 2 through its paces. I took two full 360° scans and then merged them in Revo Scan to create a final model.

The final scan was almost identical to the physical object, capturing all the holes, indentations, and nooks well. I also sent the exported STL file to slicing software and was impressed with how it looked. The program didn’t struggle to slice it either, a good sign of the scan maintaining the part’s integrity and dimensional accuracy.

Scan #4 – Color Scan Test

The Revopoint Mini 2 features color scanning so to test this out, I scanned a colorful Lego character. I made two separate scans at different heights to capture the entirety of the character, then merged them together in Revo Scan.

The results were disappointing, with the generated model suffering from major alignment issues and poor color capture. 3D scanners have always struggled with color objects and, unfortunately, the Mini 2 appears to be no different.

With some heavy editing, I imagine the results can be improved somewhat, but out of the box, the produced scans aren’t good enough to create a viable 3D model for 3D printing or CAD software.

Unboxing and Setup

The Revopoint Mini 2 ships inside two layers of cardboard and a high-quality zipped protective, hard shell case with cutouts and mesh pouches for all the parts, documents, and accessories. 

The case protects the scanner during shipping and also scores points for portability with a built-in handle for easy transportation. 

Inside are the following:

  • Mini 2 scanner
  • Quick mount kit 
  • Tripod phone holder 
  • Mini turntable 
  • USB Type-A to Type-C cable 
  • 2-in-1 phone cable 
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter 
  • Calibration board 
  • Marker topper 
  • Magic Mat
  • Markers
  • Glue tack
  • Turntable power cable
  • Test Agrippa bust model

Unfortunately, our package didn’t include a quick start guide, which from what we understand should have as standard. But, a quick visit to the support page on the Revopoint website and the PDF version was easy to find.

The physical side of setup is straightforward: connect the quick mount adapter to the scanner then screw in the tripod, and finally hook up the scanner to your device using the provided USB Type-A to C cable. I used a PC, but there’s the option to connect via Wi-Fi, Mac, Android phones, and iOS phones should you prefer those.

I then powered the mini turntable using the turntable power cable (a USB Type-C to Type-A) by connecting it via USB to my PC. The cable is a bit shorter than I’d like, which could cause trouble if you’re working with a PC housed far from your work surface.

Lastly, I downloaded Revo Scan, Revopoint’s proprietary scanning software, and waited for the scanner to sync up. When this is completed, it shows a message on the screen, as well as a solid blue light on the physical scanner.

I was then prompted to calibrate the scanner by performing a full spin horizontally and then a full flip vertically. A simple, straightforward calibration that’s well-guided by on-screen walkthrough images within the Revo Scan software. After that, I could see the depth camera, RGB camera, and point cloud visualizations on-screen.

Overall, assembly and setup took no more than 10 minutes, so you’ll be up and scanning in no time at all, which is particularly useful if you’re scanning on the go.

Software – Revo Scan 5

Revo Scan is an all-in-one scanning program that covers both the scanning process and post-processing. It’s free to download from the Revopoint website. It allows you to make scans, adjust settings, make adjustments, apply post-processing fixes, and export your finished scan in PLY, OBJ, and STL format.

I particularly liked the live feed of what the camera is seeing both in terms of depth and the RGB camera, so you can better adjust the position of objects before you start scanning. Additionally, there’s a preview visualization of the expected data cloud for the object, giving you an idea of how well it can capture the object’s shape, color, and details. 

During the scanning process, the preview updates with every frame to offer the most up-to-date version of the mesh cloud. This is useful if you need to adjust the alignment, increase the exposure, or start again from scratch without wasting time on a failed scan. Once you’ve got a scan, Revo Scan offers a suite of post-processing tools as well as a one-click edit option that takes care of it all for you. 

You can go in and edit raw data points or the mesh, depending on your needs. From there the options range from isolating points, smoothing out the mesh, fixing overlaps, and filling holes – everything you need to prep a scan for export. 

Additionally, there’s a mesh function, which is where you’ll get the best results. The idea here is to make several scans of an object from different angles and heights, then stitch them together to get a more complete model. From our experience, it works well and greatly simplifies what is typically a labor-intensive task.

Load times are a little on the long side even on a fairly high-spec PC, but most processing is completed in under 2 minutes at worst.

Final Thoughts on the Revopoint Mini 2

The Revopoint Mini 2 elevates itself above the entry-level scanner category, staking a claim as one of the best consumer 3D scanners right now if you’re scanning small objects.

Though it’s capable of high-quality scans, the Revopoint Mini 2 is still very easy to use, whether that’s the setup, the scanning process, or the post-processing a scan.

It is powerful enough to satisfy the needs of users beyond hobbyists. Therefore, it’s a well-priced entry point into high-detail 3D scanning for jewelry making and restoration, small part reverse engineering, 3D printing, and even basic conservation work, for example, scanning coins or small artifacts for preservation.

However, at £799/$900 the Revopoint Mini 2 costs more than competing options, but other scanners under $1000 simply don’t offer this level of detail and such a seamless, hassle-free scanning experience from start to finish.

Main Specs

TechnologyDual-camera Blue Structured Light
Light SourceClass 1 Blue Light
RGB Camera Resolution2 Megapixels
Single-frame PrecisionUp to 0.02 mm
Outdoor ScanningNo
Single-frame AccuracyUp to 0.05 mm
Color ScanningYes
Single Capture Area at Nearest Distance52 x 64 mm at 120 mm
Single Capture Area at Furthest Distance168 x 132 mm at 250 mm
Working Distance120 – 250 mm
Point DistanceUp to 0.02 mm
Compatible SystemsWindow 10/11, Android, iOS, macOS
Minimum Scan Volume10 x 10 x 10 mm
Scanning SpeedUp to 16 fps
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, Wi-Fi 6
Tracking MethodsFeature/Marker
Output FormatsPLY, OBJ, and STL
Dimensions (L x W x H)132 x 53 x 36 mm
Scanner Weight175 g

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Tom Bardwell

Tom Bardwell is a distinguished technology and 3D printing writer, with several years of experience dedicated to writing and exploring the depths of 3D printing technology. Tom has written on tech and 3D printing topics for PC Guide, 3DBeginners, WePC, and CNCSourced. Tom has written in-depth tests and hands-on reviews of 3D printers including the Anycubic Kobra, and the Creality Halot-One Plus for 3DSourced. When not writing about 3D printing, he’s often found tending to his growing fleet of printers and other DIY oddities.

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