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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
Inexpensive tool for teachers and kids. Not for professional use. Magnifies by focus vs. distance.
I make micro miniature dolls - they are in 144th scale and smaller, so they are less than 5/12 of an inch tall. Taking good pictures of such small objects has been difficult, but this instrument allows me to do that easily and cheaply. I found some like it in a web search, but this was the best price by far. Using the base that comes with it, I made it focus forward instead of down, using a small box as a "stage" for my dolls. Works great.
I bought the Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope for geological work. It allows me to instantly capture magnified images of rock samples for later reference. With the aid of color-picking software I'm also able to compensate for red-green colorblindness. The image is very clear and bright. The small size makes it much easier to use on a field desk than a binocular microscope. It's also easy to show others what I'm seeing on the laptop screen. My only things that keep me from giving it 5 stars are the way that focusing changes the magnification, and the measurement feature in the software only works at a set focal distance.
I am using the microscope for contact angle analysis.