The Aven 26700-204 digital handheld microscope provides fixed 500x magnification, has a 1.3MP camera, and has a USB 2.0 compatible output for displaying images and video on a computer. Its built-in light source has six LEDs with a brightness control wheel to illuminate specimens. The microscope has a 1/4" color CMOS image sensor, and operates on USB power. The included tabletop pole stand allows adjustment of microscope height. A focus wheel enables optimal resolution. Features include automatic gain control, automatic white balance, and the ability to capture images either using the microscope or a computer (sold separately). A digital handheld lightweight microscope is used in a variety of settings, including classroom and field applications, and where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.
The stand is constructed of metal for durability. It is 300 x 200 x 200mm (H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; and D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back). The microscope comes with a stand, cable, software, and instructions.
|Magnification range||10x to 200x|
|Image sensor||1/4" CMOS (color)|
|Image type||Still image and video display and capture|
|Light source||Six built-in LEDs|
|Microscope stand||Metal, table top|
|Power||5VDC through USB port, 110mA (AVG)|
|Computer connection||USB 2.0|
|Cable length||1.8m (6')|
|Microscope dimensions||111mm in length and 34.5mm in diameter|
|Stand dimensions||300 x 200 x 200mm (H x W x D)|
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?
- Aven 26700-204 microscope
- USB cable (attached)
- CD containing software