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Good quality digital USB microscope?

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#1 NHRob



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:57 AM

I am looking for a decent quality digital microscope with USB connection, to use with my laptop or MS Surface.

WiFi might be nice but, not if it is "sketchy" or fussy.   This will be for hobby work (coins, bugs, etc).  I would also use it at work, inspecting pc boards.


There are many on the market offering ridiculous mags .. 1000X+.  This can be misleading.  Often the optical magnification is modest and the rest is just a scaling up in the digital domain.  


 We bought one for work a year ago but it crapped out.  


I was wondering if there are any good models out there?


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:36 AM

I bought this one a while back. Pretty decent. But nothing to compare it to being I haven't had a microscope since my little cheapy when I was a little kid. :)

But I use it for the basic things you speak of, nothing major, and does a good job.





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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

While we're at it... anyone know of a small camera... especially a small ~good~ camera that can snap pictures through a microscope or telescope eyepiece? My problem is that there seem to be plenty out there, but generally very small sensor and cheap. I'm wondering if there are better ones (more field and addressable features) that are also available.


What I just described would be afocal use (through the eyepiece) Even better would be something that performs well in place of the eyepiece, and still has a not too tiny array.


I guess I'm too lazy to research it myself... that would be the next step.    Thanks!


Opinions appreciated. My 1st casual search generates stuff like this >>>





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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:12 AM

I was just looking at these recently and trying to find a reason to purchase one... smile.gif


Vixen microscope. 60x magnification. 2MP sensor. PC-230 21261-3

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:02 AM


Looking at this

#6 albln



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:02 AM

I have the same one, bought like a month ago. I am happy with it although this is my first microscope, so I don’t have a point of reference. 

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