Celestron 44302 Deluxe Handheld Digital Microscope 2MP
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- USB-powered handheld digital microscope with 10x to 40x magnification (up to 150x on some monitors)
- Built-in 2MP digital camera for capturing images and videos
- 6 LED ring illuminator
- Use the included Windows software to capture images and video of your discoveries. Measure your specimens with built-in measurement tool.
- Computer requirements: CD/DVD drive and USB 2.0 port. UVC plug-and-play with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. Also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4.9 and above (without measurement feature).
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|Package Height||2.13 x 5.91 x 8.19 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.93 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
OverviewDeluxe Handheld Digital Microscope - General Features
- Handheld Digital Microscope Powered by a 2.0 USB Cable
- Digital Camera - built-in 2MP for Snapshot Images and Videos
- Power - 10x to 40x and 150x
- LED Illumination
- CD-ROM - Software for Basic Image Capture and Organization as well as Simple Measurement Function (on Windows based operating systems)
- Computer Requirements - UVC Plug and Play with Windows 7, Vista, and XP and MAC 10.4.9 and later, CD/DVD Drive and open USB Port
- Size - 4.25"x1.25" (108 mm x 32 mm)
- Weight - 4 oz (113 g)
Great product for teens as well as adults for education, discovery, work and fun.
This innovative microscope design allows you to view specimens or objects on a computer screen and allows you to take snapshot images or short videos. A rugged, metal stand is included for holding the microscope steady at various positions for viewing and/or imaging.
The microscope is ideally suited for examining objects such as coins, stamps, rocks, relics, insects, plants, gems, circuit boards, various materials, skin and many other objects. Also, you can examine specimen slides at low and high powers.
From the Manufacturer
Deluxe Handheld Digital Microscope
This intermediate-level microscope is an easy to use, low power digital microscope. With powers of 10x to 40x, it’s ideal for viewing stamps, coins, bugs, plants, rocks, skin, gems, circuit boards, and more. With the higher power magnifications, you can even view traditional microscope slides.
Imaging Made Easy
Best of all, you can capture your discoveries using the built-in 2.0 MP camera. Press the shutter to save images and VGA-quality video directly to your PC. The LED illuminator ensures your specimens are clear and bright. An included metal stand allows for steady shots and comes in handy when viewing at higher powers, minimizing shaking and keeping your specimen in sharp focus.
For teens and adults alike, the Deluxe Handheld Digital Microscope is a fun, educational tool. It’s well suited for hobbyists, quality control inspectors, medical professionals, and scientific researchers
Top Customer Reviews
The second issue is Mac compatibility. Although the promotional material indicates it can be used on a Mac, that is only partially correct. What I learned over a period of several months exchanging emails with Celestron technical support and speaking to them on the phone is: the product was designed to be Mac compatible. In the manufacturing process, some units were completed according to specifications and are functional. A second run of the scopes were not compatible out of the box, but with a great deal of manipulation in Quicktime, Image Capture, iChat, or PhotoBooth some people have had limited success and you can read their stories in various forums. However, a significant number of units simply are not Mac compatible at all. They were mis-manufactured. Unfortunately, while Celestron continued to indicate that they were "trying hard" to create a software patch to "avoid replacing the units bought by Mac owners", they were in fact running out the clock. After more than six months (as of April 2011) they admit some of the scopes don't work with macs and "We are still working on the fix and we are not sending replacements or different products at this time -specially if they won't work on a Mac." So no fix and no replacement.
If you have a Windows product and aren't affected by the inability to control the light source it might work for you. Buyer beware.
There is one very messy problem - Mac support. I had no problem with the included software windows XP. It even worked with windows running on Fusion 3 on my mac. But this didn't work at all with my macbook pro on Mac OS 10.6.8. I tried Photobooth, iChat, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro 10.0.1.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THE MICROSCOPE IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE SOFTWARE SO IT DOESN'T WORKPublished 11 hours ago by carlos gonzalez
Piece of crap. Hardware no longer recognized by windows 8.1. Used to work. Now message says "a request for usb device descriptor failed". Read morePublished 4 days ago by L. Bundy
As a coin collector I really like this. I have two of them one for each computer.Published 20 days ago by kick
It is OK for basic use. Clarity is just OK. Not for research or professional use.Published 1 month ago by Marian Kernac
Super easy to use and great pictures/image quality. only complaint is that software is impossible to find unless you have the disk it came with.Published 1 month ago by Marc Kessman
It doesn't support Mac. I bought because the description said it supports Mac. Disappointed and money wasted.Published 1 month ago by Chella
Was nice for the first two weeks. After which times, for absolutely no reason (wasn't dropped in any way or damaged or anything) it stopped working. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Abbi kemperman
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