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
    Product # 11613
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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)
    4.4 / 5.0
    52 Reviews
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    Nifty little high power camera!
    For the money this device does a great job of super-macro photography.

    A lot of devices like this are either unlit, in which case arranging enough light for such closeups becomes a real chore, or they have super bright lights that wash out most images. The adjustable brightness of the LEDs means you can get pretty good color on very dark and very light colored subjects at both resolutions. This is great.

    60x and 250x are two good choices for magnification. Since this is not really a microscope but a super-macro camera those aren't really the same ratings as you'd get with an optical microscope, but they're useful comparison. At 60x you can make your little fingernail fill the screen, great for big pictures of small objects. At 250x you can see the texture of paper or fabric and, lots of detail on skin, etc. You're not going to be able to observe microbes with this, but you can learn a lot and have a lot of fun.

    The OS X software is a little odd, but only a little, and it gives you great choices. Time lapse photography was not mentioned in the product description, but I can't wait to try it out. You get a lot of control over the frequency of the shots.

    A lot of microscopes have fussy focus mechanisms, but this one works really well. It's not hard to focus, and it holds its position. It does have a limited depth of field, that is, it focuses on a very specific distance from the lens. This means that if you are looking at an uneven surface such as a rock with an angled surface only part of the image will be in focus at one time. This is pretty typical with microscopes because you're gathering light from a very small space, and if you have a small aperture to give you more depth of field you need a lot more light. This generally isn't a problem, but it means you want to hold things so the camera is looking at a flat side, not angled.

    The stand is neat. The suction cup and good neck work well, they aren't cheap, you can put them where you want them and they stay there. The grid and rulers printed on the base are very handy. The camera itself pops in and out of the arm easily for super closeups. The focus grip is nice and big, and the brightness control is labelled. I can't find fault with the physical production of this camera.

    The 640x480 resolution is pretty small compared to today's monitors and phone cameras, but they're still plenty big to see what's going on. You're not going to win photography awards, but you're going to get your work done.

    I would recommend this device as a great value for the price if the resolution is not a problem. If you need big images you're going to need to spend a lot more.

    PROS: Adjustable LED brightness
    Still, video, and time lapse modes
    Neat base, but also works freehand

    CONS: 640x480 image is not huge
    Limited depth of field, but that's probably unavoidable
    September 17, 2016
    Very good, versatile tool
    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.

    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).
    November 20, 2015
    useful gadget !
    I love this microscope, I opened the box, followed your instructions, loaded the disc in my MAC and got

    an amazing colour display.

    Kudos to Monoprice, this is the third item i've ordered from you. Three times happy with purchases

    PROS: I work in electronics, this microscope is excellent for checking cracked circuit traces,and solder bridges.

    With a penlight i can even focus into a connector to inspect the condition of contacts.

    This tool can also see individual pixels on high resolution displays and read writing on miniature components.

    CONS: sorry ,can't think of any
    November 17, 2014
    Nonstop Exploring
    My 8, 10 and 12 year old enjoy exploring for items to inspect.

    This is a fantastic tool to encourage learning and exploring

    PROS: Kids picked up usage immediately.

    CONS: Nice to have the suction cup adhere to the non-grid side of the provided plate.

    Scope is a 60x and 250x microscope.

    March 2, 2015
    Now you can be a fake scientist like me!
    I really couldn't think of anything bad to say about this. It is smaller than I thought, but once I started using it, I realized how capable it is. The focus ring has a perfect feel to itnot too loose which I was afraid of. The base is just a thin piece of plastic, but what more do you really needit does exactly what it's supposed to. The suction cup, which attaches the microscope gooseneck to the base, is very strongno issues there, even after wrestling with the gooseneck's position for a bit.

    The image quality is excellent! The included software isn't exactly pretty but it is intuitive and works perfectly well on my mac.

    PROS: price, good quality, thoughtful design, functional albeit simple software
    September 24, 2014
    SEE PROS! Microscope is what MonoPrice says it is! Really helps Old Eyes!

    PROS: Microscope Looks good and software worked 1st time "RIGHT OUT OF BOX"! Bought one from another supplier that software was very unstable, it cost more than MonoiPrice (should have known better) It quit working the 1st time I use it! Had to wait for MonoPrice to get this scope back in stock! I have all ready ordered my second scope! Recommend to anyone!

    CONS: None so far!
    December 5, 2014
    My wife who is Opthalmic RN loves this optical microscope. It is functionaly easy to use and provides clear picture.

    PROS: Easy set up - assembly of stand and install of driver. LED provide excellent, bright picture without shadow.

    CONS: None.
    September 2, 2014
    Fun with the kids
    This is a wonderful and inexpensive way to teach kids about the world around then.

    PROS: Easy to use

    My kids like the easy button for taking photos

    CONS: Tied to the computer, so somewhat limits what we can look at.
    March 19, 2015
    Well worth the price
    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!

    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.
    August 11, 2015
    Re: Looks great
    Excellent value for a compact, portable gross scope. Digital Viewer software available for download, thanks to Monoprice tech support! Thank you!

    PROS: Compact

    Portable (w/ laptop)

    Low Price

    CONS: Only up to 60x
    January 8, 2015
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    Are there Linux drivers for this product, or is it "out of the box" Linux compatible?
    Jeffrey G on Dec 2, 2016
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