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60x, 250x Digital Microscope with Suction Cup Stand and Observation Pad
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60x, 250x Digital Microscope with Suction Cup Stand and Observation Pad

Achieve up to 250x magnification using this Digital Microscope from Monoprice!

This digital microscope features two magnification settings, either 60x with a 5.6 x 4.2 mm viewing area or 250x with a 1.4 x 1.1 mm viewing area, using a 17" or larger monitor. The included software supports the ability to capture screen images, singly or at regular intervals at up to 1600x1200 resolution, so you can observe any movement or change in your specimens. It also supports video recording at a 640x480 resolution, for a full, real-time record.

It connects to a Mac® or Windows® PC with an available USB port. The included software is compatible with Windows XP and later (32-bit and 64-bit) and with Mac OS X® 10.4.8 and later, including support for Mavericks (10.9.x). It is compatible with both PowerPC®-based (G3, G4, or G5) and Intel-based Macs.

The microscope comes with a stand and an observation pad, as well as the software CD and the printed User's Manual.

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Connection Type USB 2.0
Effective Magnification (using a 17" monitor) 60x or 250x (selectable)
Effective Viewing Area 60x: 5.6 x 4.2 mm
250x: 1.4 x 1.1 mm
Illumination Four LEDs
Sensor CMOS
Maximum Snapshot Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels (UXGA)
Maximum Video Capture Resolution 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
Dimensions 1.2" x 1.2" x 3.4" (30 x 30 x 86 mm)
Weight 3.5 oz. (99g)

38 Reviews

85.53% of the reviewers recommend this product


Very good, versatile tool

  • Martin the Tech,
  •  Pleasanton, CA 
  • 11/20/2015 6:51:44 PM

Pros: Good picture quality on high resolution,

Cons: The suction cup stand is unstable. But I removed it and tapped a 1/4-20 hole in a old heavy piece of aluminum heat sink and screwed the metal bendable arm right in. This enables getting right on top of the subject. The heat sink can rotate or even be put on a shelf, as the focal distance will go way out (and reduce the magnification accordingly).

Have been using this professionally for about a year, believe it or not. Can be used to take detail photos of small soldered components and PCB defects.. Set up like a workstation with a monitor directly behind it, it can even be used instead of a stereo microscope at a fraction of the cost. Using the 640X480 resolution gives a pretty good hand to eye coordination, with no discernible time lag. No problem with the software on both Windows 7 and an old XP. Others have mentioned the pix snap button on the camera is useless because it moves the camera but one can snap photos using the mouse on screen so I don't see any reason to complain.

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Exceptional for the Price

  • Tom,
  •  Willow Spring, NC 
  • 10/23/2015 8:53:17 AM

Pros: Out of the box and to work in about 15 minutes! Little more time to get all of the nuances but really is easy to follow once reading a little!.

The platform and mounting are great. The scale is in inches as well as centimeter so can be used for almost anywhere.

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Great Microscope for the Cost

  • Anonymous,
  •  Gardena, CA 
  • 9/18/2015 3:00:01 PM

Pros: Easy to use
Easy to setup
Sharp image

Cons: None yet

I intend to use this to look at my electronics projects. It has the magnification I need for that. It work well on my Mac and has very good image quality. I am very happy with this purchase so far.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Forestville, CA 
  • 9/7/2015 5:35:30 PM

Pros: clear picture
Good viewing distance at lower and medium powers
Good built in light

Cons: Upside down view makes finding subject difficult

Software need a way to invert view. Would make a decent telephoto if it had this.

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Well worth the price

  • MPH,
  •  Columbus, NE 
  • 8/11/2015 5:31:29 AM

Pros: It does everything indicated by the specs and I got it at a sale price that was spectacular for what it is capable of doing.

Cons: None considering the price point.

Unless you are the type that expects an Italian sports car for the price of an economy Ford or Chevy, this item will please you. The suction cup base and flexible neck aren't ideal but they make a 250x microscope possible at very low price. The flexible neck operates smoothly and the suction cup work very well if you release it from the base after each use, which also makes it easier to store. I'm very pleased!

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