- Image sensor: 2Mega Pixels (interpolated to 3MP). Operation system: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.5 or above.
- Still capture resolution: 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 352x288, 320x240, 160x120.
- Focus Range: Manual focus from 10mm to 500mm. Frame Rate: Max 30f/s under 600 Lus Brightness
- Magnification Ratio: 20x to 400x. Video format: AVI. Photo format: JPEG or BMP.
- Package including: 1x USB Microscope, 1x Tripod, 1x Driver, 1x User Manual
- Video capture resolution: 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 352x288, 320x240, 160x120
- Light source: 8 LED (adjustable by control wheel). PC interface: USB2.0.
IMAGE® 400X USB 2MP Digital Microscope with Handsfree Stand for Education Industrial Biological
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The microscope is designed for PC solution with friendly user interface. The special AP software: Micro-Measure-Tool can support you to have picture, record video and do micro-measure work with ease.
- Light source: 8 LED (adjustable by control wheel)
- PC interface: USB2.0
- Power source: 5V DC from USB port
- Operation system: Windows 7(32 bit, not for 64 bit)/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.5 or above
- OSD language: English, German, Spanish, Korean, French, Russian
- Bundle software: MicroCapture with measurement & calibration function
- Size: 125mm (L) x 33mm (R)
Driver Language: English, Chinese, German, Italy, French, Spain, Portugal, Japan
Measure Tool: Micro-Measure (It can measure Length and diameters, angle, the perimeter, area, etc)
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The zoom dial. The zoom marks start at roughly (-)200x. An accurate magnification is next to impossible. The dial is very touchy. So much so that if you remove your finger from it, like maybe to take a picture, the weight of the lens causes itself to drop closer to the object making the picture blurry. All in all you have about 1/2 a second to take a picture without holding the dial steady.
Speaking of steadiness: it comes with a nice looking stand to hold everything in place. Once again, disappointed. The grip on the microscope becomes loose causing it to fall on the object with the slightest touch of the dial. It will hold it in place if no adjustments need to be made.
Another "luxury" feature is the easy snap photo button on the microscope. The purpose is to take quick pictures without moving hands. Very novel idea. My issue is that it does not just take one picture. After 4-6 presses of the button I had 458 pictures. That adds up at just under 1mg each.
The included software has no options to manage multiple picture selections. Organizing hundreds of pictures like that is not fun. I hope whoever uses this understands directories and common storage locations since it store them in "..appdata/local" and not "..program files."
I was hoping the instruction manual had some advice for me. Shot down again. The first dozen pages describe what happens when the menu buttons are clicked. Not what they do, just what happens when you click the pull down menus. It was actually somewhat comical.
To sum things up. I am disappointed. This product is something I would expect in the $9.99 aisle at the local drugstore. At that price I would have given 5 stars. As is: DO NOT PURCHASE. Maybe my device is faulty. Maybe. But after seeing that EVERY feature does not works as claimed, do YOU really want to take that chance? Mine is going to my 4 year old nephew. That is about that age range of this product. Good luck shopping!!
It's not a lab-quality piece of equipment, it's a <$100 toy. I use it for inspecting razor blades that I've honed and it does a decent job.
Some of the other reviews on the zoom and focus are a bit misleading. It does change zoom, and it does focus, but these are both done using the focusing ring. The proximity of the object being viewed is what determined the zoom level. It will only go to full zoom when the object is held right against the clear plastic shroud. As an object is moved away, the ring must be moved to a lower magnification to maintain focus.
I have two complaints.
1 - Without a way to activate the focusing ring remotely from the software, it is very difficult to hold the item steady so the object is still in focus when the ring is released.
2 - You can't place an object on the table directly in front of the stand and then move the nose down to touch it... the unit falls forward.
The focal range is from the camera itself (and even slightly inside the housing) to about 8 inches away. Don't expect it to function as a general purpose webcam without additional optics (a simple concave lens would probably suffice, think of it as nearsighted and correct accordingly). For purposes like inspecting papers (including paper currency, stamps, watermarks, etc.), coins, jewelry, and other such fine but still macroscopic items it could be incredibly useful, but a microscope it ISN'T. At best, it will take an object about half an inch across and fill the sensor with it -- about equivalent to 3200 dpi. If it was advertised as a close-focus "macro" webcam, I'd give it 4 stars rather than 3. The misleading advertising costs it the extra star.
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