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ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res Spectroradiometer

10 nm SWIR resolution for the technical requirements of most field researchers

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Average Rating 4.5

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Very good equipment, multiple usage, and easy to use


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Analysing soil, pharmaceutical, and plant samples

We use the ASD Field spec 4 to analyse the cotton sucking pest affect. The results differentiat between health and diseased leaves accurately. The equipment characterized by its easy to use, high accuracy results and good overall performance.

Review Date: 4 Feb 2022 | Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks Abdulla for the great review. We are delighted our ASD FieldSpec 4 has enabled you to differentiate between healthy and diseased leaves accurately

Nice and tight results, best equipment for rapid results!


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Analyze SOC in Soil

The FieldSpec4 we purchased from Malvern Panalyticals has been very effective but for over 2 years now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no visit from the company to check the machine - if the calibrations are all right. The product produces high quality and reproducible results as compared to the SSAN samples from Australia. If one follows the manufacturer's instructions carefully, it is a good equipment to have in the lab because it uses nondestructive samples preparations, it is rapid, accurate, cost-effective, and uses an efficient analytical method. If one follows the manufactures and software instructions carefully it is an easy-to-use equipment, but the after-sales care has not been good enough due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Review Date: 17 Dec 2021 | Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer's Response

We welcome your advice on this one given the review of the instrument is excellent but review of service less so (though you do give the covid reasoning), thank you Elijah.

Successfully identifies the invasive plants, and counterfeit pharmaceutical


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Analysing soil, pharmaceutical, and plant samples

The ASD Fieldspec 4 helps me in my research work to utilise the hyperspectral data in many applications such as plants discrimination and quality of medicines. The results achieved were promising and clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of the instrument in helping researchers and scientists in the remote sensing field. In my research, the result was high in terms of accuracy by using machine learning techniques. The hyperspectral reflectance of an object can identify the physical and chemical properties of the materials. The instrument was easy to use end data was collected in the field as well as laboratory. Annual maintenance was performed on the time under the supervision of well-trained people. From my experience with this instrument, which extends to five years, I recommend such instruments in many research applications like ecological, medical, industry.

Review Date: 15 Dec 2021 | Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you for your review, we are really pleased to hear your FieldSpec 4 instrument is serving you so well. We are glad the documentation has provided the guidance you needed to use the instrument effectively but are also sorry to hear you have found the support below your expectations during this challenging time. If you have any specific concerns, please do reach out to your local Malvern Panalytical support team who may well be able to help you remotely. Hopefully the Covid situation will improve this year such that we can better meet your expectations.

Great accurate machine with high throughput.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Analyze SOC in soil

Easy to use, rapid, cost-effective, non-destructive sampling, accurate, and efficient analytical product. The after sales care is excellent and on the scale 1 to 10, 10 best being the best, I would give it an 8.

Review Date: 12 Mar 2021 | Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you for the praise of our after sales team.

Good product!


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Measuring leaf, litter and soil reflectance data

The instrument is easy to use and collected data quality is satisfactory.

Review Date: 3 Apr 2020 | Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer's Response

We are glad to hear that our product is easy to use, thank you for your review.

Great results. Fieldspec SR can be used for water resource management in agriculture.


Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Crop water stress detection

A very powerful spectroradiometer that allowed us to achieve reproducible results over small (leaf) and large scale (canopy). During the Goetz project, I used it easily. It is a very smart device in the spectral acquisition at the leaf scale through the use of the contact probe and the viewspec SW. The optimization phase of the radiation regime is very rapid and the quality of the spectra is good, with little noise/shift at the sensor's edge points. I recommend it for the high accuracy of the spectral data. In my experience, I quantified very small variations in cell structural properties and water content of the olive leaf.

Review Date: 24 Aug 2019 | Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you Giovanni - We appreciate your review of the ASD FieldSpec for agriculture and plant physiology related applications.

The 3 nm VNIR, 10 nm SWIR spectral resolution of the ASD FieldSpec® 4 Standard-Res portable spectroradiometer is ideal for characterizing spectral features with a resolution down to 10 nm. The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res is well positioned to meet a majority of the technical needs of field researchers who require dependable and trusted results from a field portable spectroradiometer.

The ASD FieldSpec® 4 Standard-Res portable spectroradiometer is the right choice for a wide range of remote sensing applications, including multispectral sensor ground truthing and calibration, agricultural analysis, and snow and ice studies. In addition to being a world class spectroradiometer, the ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res is equally suited to serve as a rugged, portable spectrometer for accurate contact reflectance or non-solar stand-off measurements.

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