The Aven 26700-200-PLR Mighty Scope with polarizer is a hand-held, digital microscope that has a 2.0 USB interface, six white LED lights, a Microtouch shutter trigger, optical magnification ability of 10X to 200X, and comes with image and video capture software. This digital microscope enhances the resolution of an object or image, and connects to a computer for image display. It is designed for use with shiny surfaces, such as solder joints and reflective metal parts, and is commonly used for quality control (QC) inspection, medical and scientific research, geology, mineralogy, and chemistry.
This mobile microscope houses a polarizer to inspect reflective surfaces, and produce clear images. Its adjustable magnification of 10X to 200X comes in an all-in-one, compact lens. A 1/4” complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) color image sensor manages noise reduction and image quality, and delivers high-resolution, 1280 x 1024 National Television System Committee (NTSC)-standard pixel images. The frame rate is 30 frames per second (FPS), and 15 FPS at 1.3 mega-pixels. The Mighty Scope uses six white LED lights with adjustable brightness to control illumination. Microscope lighting can be turned on and off. The microscope has automatic white balance to control brightness, and automatic gain control to amplify the electrical output and show a clearer image. A Microtouch shutter trigger allows for convenient image capture when in hand-held mode, or mounted on a stand. Included software captures images and has measurement and image comparison functions. The microscope comes with an adjustable metal stand that includes height and angle adjustment.
|Optical magnification ||10X to 200X |
|Image sensor ||0.25” color CMOS |
|Effective pixels ||1.3 mega-pixels (M) |
|Illumination ||6 adjustable LED lights |
|Gain control ||Automatic |
|White balance ||Automatic |
|Snap shot mode ||Hardware and software controllable |
|Working distance (WD) ||10X at 112mm, 20X at 72mm, 30X at 19mm, 40X at 8.5mm |
|Frame rate ||30fps, 15 fps at 1.3 M |
|Operating system ||Microsoft Windows XP, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 |
|Power source ||5 VDC through 2.0 USB port |
|Power consumption ||110 mA (AVG) |
|Overall dimensions ||22.9 x 12.7 x 15.9cm/9 x 5 x 6.25 inches (H x W x D) |
|Weight ||0.703068 kilograms (1.55lb.) |
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
Aven manufactures optical inspection tools, precision tools, and bench accessories for industrial, scientific, and research applications. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.
What’s in the Box?
- 26700-200-PLR Mighty Scope microscope
- Adjustable metal stand