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Digital USB Microscope 20X - 200X Magnification

2.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • It features 300x Zoom
  • Handheld Grip Style Microscope
  • Connects directly to your computer for instant viewing
  • Use software to record what your microscope is examining
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Product Dimensions 9 x 6.2 x 2.5 inches
Item Weight 12 ounces
Shipping Weight 12 ounces
ASIN B001BYFDRE
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2.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #741 in Toys & Games > Learning & Education > Science > Microscopes
#614,548 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Date first available at Amazon.com July 1, 2008

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By Joseph E. Ligori on November 12, 2008
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Cheaply made product. Switch for led lights flimsy and would not function properly. Lights would flicker due to poor switch contact. Images were virtually useless and poor quality. Capture and preview software were OK, but images seen vs. images captured were different. Obviously translated instruction booklet useless.
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PROS:
- USB powered; no power cables or batteries required.
- Stand included
- LED lighting with 3 modes (off, low, bright)
- Video Capture capability
- Snapshot capability
- Adjustable focus

CONS:
- Stand isn't heavy enough to allow full extension of boom
- Short focal length makes it tedious to view objects with varying depth levels
- Focal adjustment knob tends to readjust for a few moments after being set

MYTHS:
- Myth: Video capture mode similar to a cheap webcam
- Truth: It's quite nice, indeed. Simply adjust the framerate with the included software. 90fps looks great.

- Myth: USB Digital Microscope with 300x Magnification (as advertised)
- Truth: USB Digital Microscope with 200x Magnification (as packaged)

I like this little gizmo and I consider myself quite particular when it comes to electronics. Definitely worth the cost, although it's not "lab quality" equipment. If you want lab quality, then avoid USB microscopes altogether ;)
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I even mounted this on a block of aluminum and it was still just a poorly made toy. The adjustment knob is so bad you can't do any fine adjustment. It is horrible. I should have sent it back but I had it to long before I got around to messing with it.
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I just got this for Christmas and messed with it for about a day. Overall it is acceptable. The image quality looks like a cheap webcam when it comes over the video capture software, which happened to decide it wanted to control my TV card also.

My only complaint is that the focal length is really short. I wanted to use it as a replacement for my loupes, magnifying glasses, etc. for when I do electronics and watch repair. The longest focal length I could get is about 1.5", not enough to get any decent tools under it. Also, the light from the LEDs is paltry, begging for a good hack to add some real lighting. It would be nice if someone came up with a lens kit that would allow you to get about 4"-6" between the scope and the object you are working on.

Either way, it makes a nice USB microscope. I doubt you will find a cure for cancer with it, but it makes a nice gift to do inspection AFTER you finish some work.
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Instructions which are missing:

Included software; MicroCapture 2.0 - not recommended.

Zoom only works from Options-Preview Size - 352x288 and down.
At 640x480 and above, the Options-Preferences-Camera Control - Zoom has no effect.

Zoom is achieved by manually turning the lens to minimal focal length, and moving the object into that focal point.

Double Clicking on the image screen will expand the current window to fullscreen while keeping the settings, making a larger version of the lower resolutions - which in turn makes them useable.

You CANNOT separate the Zoom and Focus in the manual lens adjuster.
You adjust the lens for focus OR zoom, then adjust the position of the object you're viewing.

The 20x - 200x (and other claims) are irrelevant with this system, but are the way these items are Marketed.
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