I'm new to 3D scanning, but I've had an idea I've wanted to explore for a long time. It basically involves scanning large objects (car sized) in the outdoors in quite high detail. Many of the cheaper models seem best suited to controlled indoor environments, but I've recently found a distributor for the Evatronix range and they look perfect.

Is it normally possible to try before you buy? Or are there rental places (in the UK) for these type of professional level products? Failing that, are there cheaper models which are similarly heavy duty?