This is the handheld microscope that provides up to 500X magnification for small objects, displaying them on its built-in, flip-out screen. Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, it is ideal for viewing stamps, coins, or serial numbers, its optics provide 20X - 200X optical magnification with up to 500X digital magnification. Eight built-in LEDs illuminate subjects while its manual focus sharpens images, which are captured by its 5 megapixel CMOS and displayed on a 3" TFT color LCD screen that provides 960 x 240 pixel resolution. Images can be stored as JPEGs at 2592 x 1944 resolution (AVI video stored at 640 x 480 resolution) and are saved onto a microSD card up to 16 GB (not included). It connects to a computer running Windows 8/7/Vista/XP or MacOS 10.6-10.8 with the included microUSB cable for downloading images and recharging; a three-hour charge provides up to four hours of operation. 5" L x 4" W x 1" D. (8 oz.)
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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
The best digital microscope!
By Lace lady
from Los Altos, California
This is a fantastic product! I use it for examining antique lace and postage stamps. The level of magnification is awesome! 20-200x optical zoom with 500x digital zoom. The fact that you don't have to connect it to a computer makes it much easier to use, and the screen shows perfect details. The stand flexes forward, so you don't need to have the object directly below the stand. You can magnify without putting the lense right down on the object, but you get further magnification if you do. It has photo and video capabilities. The micro sd card allows you to transer easily to a computer, but there also is a connecting cable to transfer directly from the camera. I accidentally hit something which changed the image to black and white. It took me a while to figure out how to put it back into full color mode. A little reading of the instruction manual might help there, but I didn't find that part intuitive. I also couldn't tighten the stand enough to hold the camera rigid, so pressure on the photo button could cause some minor movement of the camera. I showed this to my friends, and they all placed orders too. Overall, this does everything I want and more.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Great Product for Collector/Archaeogist
from Sharpsburg, MD
Best feature is the direct to TV connection. Computer feature is nice, but isn't necessary to view on a big screen. Attention Luddites!
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Works just like I expected!
from Niagara, Ontario
Great for seeing mites on leaves!
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
VERY WELL MADE, EXCELLENT, VERY PLEASED.
IT IS BEING USED FOR MY HUSBANDS STAMP COLLECTION, IT WAS MY GIFT TO HIM, HE LOVES IT.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Ft Collins CO
Microscope body and the stand supplied had two different fitting types so I had to get a new stand that would fit the microscope. Apart from that everything was fine
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Awesome. Perfect for my son,a geologist.
from Hahira, Georgia
My son is a metal research geologist. He was using an eye loop and cell phone to try and line things up and photo. This is great for him. He was very excited to get it.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Valuable tool in my work
from Ann Arbor, Michigan
This is a very creative product. I use it for my EBay.com photos.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
IT WAS WORTH THE PRICE, EXCEDIED EXPETAT
from LONGMEADOW MA
IT EXCEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
truly magnifies the view
from Brockton Mass
excellent for viewing fine details in pictures and photographs. But it's a nuisance to keep holding it. There should be some kind of tripod.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best magnifier ever !!!
By Rockland Jim
from Boston, MA
The absolute best magnifier I have ever bought. As a collector of many things, I constantly look for very small marks (think hallmarks) and dates on coins, etc. This magnifier brings an "in your face" type of magnification unobtainable with other hand held magnifiers. Highly recommended.
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