Quite some time ago I mentioned a really low cost simple microscope that I think John Saunders had recommended from Amazon. The device has served me well even though it was quite basic.
I recently had a job to do where I needed to see and measure a very small part I was making. The simple microscope was struggling to cope or at least I was struggling to cope with it. Looking on the net to see what the current technology could offer I spotted a device on Amazon that looked interesting.
It was a bit more expensive but nowhere near a ‘proper’ professional optical product. Having taken delivery it is very impressive.
It can act as a simple standalone viewer using the built in screen or can be externally connected via HDMI to a monitor or (and this is the impressive bit) it can be connected to a PC via a superb application that has so many bells and whistles it will take me ages to understand all the functions. The sensor is a 16 Megapixel Sony CMOS 1/2.3″ HD device and video output can be 4K/2k/1080P. Magnification is up to x300.
So I am well pleased with the investment and it will certainly earn its keep.
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