44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
don't buy for opaque specimens,
This review is from: Celestron 44340 LCD Digital LDM Biological Microscope (Camera)
We bought this scope to test it out as a museum display for an opaque (solid metal) specimen. The design of the top light is poor -- the objective lenses cast a shadow on the specimen when the top light is used. Other reviews note that the top light isn't strong enough for opaque specimens anyway. I'd avoid this scope if that's what you need to look at.
For transparent slides, though, I expect it works great, and the video display is a very compelling feature.