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Celestron 44340 LCD Digital LDM Biological Microscope

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  • LCD Digital Microscope is a unique device that replaces the traditional eyepiece with a high resolution 3.5" (88mm) LCD display. This bright screen allows for clear viewing of microscopic worlds by individuals and groups alike.
  • The LCD Digital Microscope's three objective lenses provide 40x, 100x, and 400x optical magnification levels. This combined with 4x digital zoom allows you to view objects at up to 1600 times their original size.
  • 3.5" (88 mm) LCD Screen with 4x Digital Zoom. Built-in Digital Camera - 2 Mega Pixels - Acts as 10x eyepiece. Top and Bottom LED Illumination. Mechanical Stage - 3.5" x 3.5" (88 mm x 88 mm). 512 MB Internal Storage Memory
  • SD Card Slot (uses optional SD/SDHC Cards up to 16GB). Five Prepared Slides. Six Position Color Filter Wheel. USB Cable for Transferring Images to a PC. AC Adaptor to Power the Microscope
  • Carrying Case Included
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Technical Details

  • monocular

Product Details

Instruction Manual (Multi-Language) [2.1MB PDF]| Microscope Basics [15.59MB PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 12 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0014YNGCK
  • Item model number: 44340
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,897 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

LCD Digital Microscope (item #44340) LCD Digital Microscope PhotoLCD Digital Microscope - General Features
  • Compound (Biological) Microscope
  • 40 to 400 Power - up to 1600 Power with Digital Zoom
  • 3.5" (88 mm) LCD Screen with 4x Digital Zoom
  • Built-in Digital Camera - 2 Mega Pixels - Acts as 10x eyepiece
  • Top and Bottom LED Illumination
  • Mechanical Stage - 3.5" x 3.5" (88 mm x 88 mm)
  • 512MB Internal Storage Memory
  • SD Card Slot
  • Five Prepared Slides
  • Objective Lens - 4x, 10x, and 40x
  • Six Position Color Filter Wheel
  • USB Cable for Transferring Images to a PC
  • AC Adaptor to Power the Microscope
  • Carrying Case Included
  • Weight - 51oz (1446g)
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
Details

Breakthrough in microscope technology!

Our LCD Digital Microscope replaces traditional eyepieces with an LCD Screen for easy and comfortable viewing for yourself and to share with others. The LCD Digital Microscope also features a built-in digital camera for quick and easy snapshots or short videos.  Store captured photos and clips on the optional SD card or transfer them to your personal computer via included USB cable.

This innovative product combines advanced professional grade microscope features and an easy to use point and shoot camera.  The Celestron LCD Digital Microscope is an ideal tool for up close examination of everything from stamps, coins and other common objects to specimen slides of yeasts, molds, cultures, fibers, bacteria and insects.

FeaturesInnovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

  • LCD Screen
    LCD Digital Microscope is a unique device that replaces the traditional eyepiece with a high resolution 3.5” (88mm) LCD display. This bright screen allows for clear viewing of microscopic worlds by individuals and groups alike.
  • Magnification
    The LCD Digital Microscope’s three objective lenses provide 40x, 100x, and 400x optical magnification levels.  This combined with 4x digital zoom allows you to view objects at up to 1600 times their original size.
  • Illumination, Brightness & Color
    The LCD Digital Microscope is equipped with top and bottom LED Illumination, brightness controls and a six position color filter wheel that lets you get a bright and clear view of your specimen in any lighting conditions.
  • Capture Stills and Videos
    Once you’ve set up a perfect shot, the LCD Digital Microscope’s built in 2 Mega Pixel digital camera will help you take a vibrant, high resolution photo of what you see on the screen.   When a picture is just not enough, the LCD Digital Microscope allows you to record short videos of the microscopic action.
  • Storage
    Built in 512 Mega Byte memory provides ample storage for your pictures and videos.  The SD Card slot allows you to expand the storage capacity with optional memory cards (sold separately).

Included Accessories

  • Slides
    To get you started, Celestron’s LCD Digital Microscope comes with five prepared slides of various microscopic specimens.
  • Cables
    The LCD Digital Microscope also comes USB cable necessary to capture and transfer images and video to your personal computer.
  • Carrying Case
    Safely store and transport your LCD Digital Microscope and accessories in a padded storage case, provided FREE with your microscope.
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2-year Microscope Warranty

CELESTRON TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

A. Celestron warrants your micrscope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.

B. The Proper Return Authorization Number must be obtained from Celestron in advance of return. Call Celestron at (310) 328-9560 to receive the number to be displayed on the outside of your shipping container.

All returns must be accompanied by a written statement setting forth the name, address, and daytime telephone number of the owner, together with a brief description of any claimed defects. Parts or product for which replacement is made shall become the property of Celestron.

The customer shall be responsible for all costs of transportation and insurance, both to and from the factory of Celestron, and shall be required to prepay such costs.

Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any microscope covered by this warranty within thirty days of receipt. In the event repair or replacement shall require more than thirty days, Celestron shall notify the customer accordingly. Celestron reserves the right to replace any product which has been discontinued from its product line with a new product of comparable value and function.

This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.

CELESTRON DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER OF MERCHANTABILITY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN. THE SOLE OBLIGATION OF CELESTRON UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE COVERED PRODUCT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. CELESTRON EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LOST PROFITS, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY, OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY CELESTRON PRODUCT. ANY WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED AND WHICH CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO A TERM OF TWO YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASE.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Celestron reserves the right to modify or discontinue, without prior notice to you, any model or style microscope.

If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your microscope contact:

Celestron
Customer Service Department
2835 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel. (310) 328-9560
Fax. (310) 212-5835

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM PST

NOTE: This warranty is valid to U.S.A. and Canadian customers who have purchased this product from an authorized Celestron dealer in the U.S.A. or Canada. Warranty outside the U.S.A. and Canada is valid only to customers who purchased from a Celestron's International Distributor or Authorized Celestron Dealer in the specific country. Please contact them for any warranty service.


 

Product Description

Digital biological microscope. View with 3.5" LCD screen, 40x to 400x Power and up to 1600x with 4x digital zoom, built-in 2mp digital camera, 128 MB internal memory, SD card slot, top and bottom LED illumination, mechanical stage, AC power cord, carrying case, 5 prepared slides.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Called Celestron, they sent me a UPS slip to send back and they would replace it.
JENNIFER
I also like the ability to transfer the image to a computer and view on a larger screen.
Bryson Jones
So I thought I would compare the two so that I could be assured of buying the best one.
K. Salinger, MSN, FNP, RN AHN-BC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

131 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Chris on May 31, 2008
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I'm pretty happy with this microscope that I purchased to use with my daughter. The screen is clear and responds to movement (rotifers) without any kind of low fps problems.

There is a distracting dark patch in the center of the LCD. The spot does not show up when you record a video, so it must be a problem with the LCD. The company has not yet replied to my support email on this subject I sent 4 days ago. Paint on the objective lens housings is worn looking and there is a scratch on the upper illuminator's plastic housing. Because of these things, the finish of the microscope has a used look.

The photo and movie recording interface is simple and easy to use. There is at least one misspelled word in a menu which makes the interface seem unprofessional. However it records acceptably. The video it creates is in the Windows .wmv format.
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117 of 120 people found the following review helpful By ESchool on March 26, 2009
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This is the only budget LCD microscope I was able to find through the Internet. The support structure is not metal, but appears durable. There is only one adjustment knob, but it is capable of rather fine adjustments, even at maximum resolution. Specimen adjustment has considerable range and allows for satisfactory fine tuning. Compared to viewing through stereoscopic lenses or the way-back-when single eyepiece, this is a tremendous improvement. Being able to take pictures just makes it that much better. I am very satisfied.
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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Colin L. Miller on December 20, 2009
I had an ordinary optical "200x" microscope and saw a few shaky, interesting things in a drop of water on a glass slide, I but had no good way to take a photo. Holding a digital camera up to the eyepiece was problematic at best. I'd heard of USB microscopes that connected to a PC, such as the QX3. Checking the reviews on Amazon quickly dissuaded me from that. Then I found the Celestron 44340. It had a built-in 2MP digital camera. Images were saved to internal memory and transferred to the PC via USB cable, or to a SD card. I was also concerned about getting good images. In books like Guide to Microlife (ISBN 0-531-11266-7), there were excellent photos in darkfield illumination, as well as the usual brightfield. The Celestron 44340 did both, although darkfield only worked at the 4x and 10x objectives. I got a set of glass slides, glass cover slips, some depression slides, eyedroppers, and containers. After the summer rains, there were many places to collect samples, as well as from shorelines of rivers and lakes. I was able to successfully image in brightfield and darkfield rotifers, amoebas, flatworms, copepods, ostracods, shrimp hatchlings, vorticella, bursaria, diatoms and algae, and a variety of fast-moving ciliates. In addition to digital photos of up to 2 megapixels in size, I also recorded movies of a few seconds to a few minutes, sometimes switching between 4x magnification to 10x or 40x to get more details, and even switching between brightfield and darkfield. If I found something interesting, I could use software to extract a still image. The only CON I can think of is that when the microscope is turned off then back on, the internal date and time resets to 1/9/2031 8:00 PM, so any photos or movies taken all have that date, unless you manually set it every time.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Deity HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 7, 2008
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I ended up returning this item for a replacement because it had a dark spot in the middle of the LCD. Once I received my replacement it did not have a dark spot but now there was debris internally that could not be removed. I ended up sending it back for a refund. However, I did order another style of a Celestron Microscope without the LCD screen. I give this product 3 stars because the concept and viewing options for this unit is incredible. It is also very easy to use and very lightweight. it just so happened I did not receive a "keeper".
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Becky Bailey on July 25, 2008
The microscope/camera combination is great in every way except one very important feature, the top light is inadequate. It is too far away and not bright enough to light solid specimens. It does work fantastic for specimens that light can pass through.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By coni on October 9, 2010
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How I have LOVED this scope (!), & I have just ordered a second, deluxe version of the same thing. Unfortunately, the reason I have ordered a new one is that the first one started disintegrating almost immediately. Although the images have always remained sharp, clear & have more than fulfilled their promise (esp.@ lower power)(& before the screen detached from it's electronics), the buttons failed one after another in short time, starting with the menu buttons and the snap image button (which I originally overcame by quickly turning on/off the video button). Thus also I could not eliminate pictures (however, they loaded perfectly into iphoto/Mac); also, the images were permanently zoomed (not objectionable, but not particularly flexible, either). When I finally took off the faceplate to check the buttons, the problems proved to be the motherboard, not the buttons per se.

So the short version is that this scope is AMAZING in terms of value and possibilities, but apparently depends upon whether one's individual scope is a lemon or not--something which seems to be born out by fellow reviewers. Hence, the ratings reflect a somewhat lower score on these regards, but not on the true delight a well-working device would definitely provide (nothing near this in this price range). Final words would be GO FOR IT-- but send it back @ first hint of lapsarian electronics (anything at all that doesn't work promptly or correctly).
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