The Dino-Lite AM2111 handheld digital microscope is best in class among the sub $100 handheld digital microscopes. An upgrade from the AM2011, it features a stronger housing, smoother focusing and reinforced USB attachment for durability. It has better optics, construction and software and we recommend it over cheaper imitations. The microscope offers 640x480 pixel accurate color resolution, sophisticated but simple to use included software for both PC and Mac and 4 white LED lights that are 'always on'. Recommended for schools and hobbyists, the AM2111 also provides variable magnification of 10x~50x and up to 230x so is well-suited for viewing macro specimens such as insects, crystals, petals, etc. Kids love to see their eyeballs or nostrils on screen! Simply position the microscope at the required distance and focus by using the scroll bar on the side of the microscope housing. Then take stills, live video or even time lapse video, all of which can be neatly stored in a variety of popular formats (JPEG, BMP, AVI) in the included file management system. Powered by USB 2.0, the microscope is housed in a tough ABS plastic shell. Package includes AM2111 microscope, software CD and cradle stand. Please note that you may require a stand in addition.