Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro by Celestron

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Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro by Celestron

 

The Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro has the capability to capture and save images and videos in high-resolution. This digital microscope is intended for hobbyists and students who are looking for a portable microscope for both personal and professional use. Manufactured by longtime telescope maker, Celestron, this handheld digital microscope aims to join the line of versatile digital microscopes available in the market today and exceed the expectations of potential owners. Aside from its 20x to 200x magnification features that is capable of low-power observation of 3D specimens such as bugs, coins and stamps, depending on the size of the monitor, the Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro also features a stand with an adjustable height and is equipped with a USB 2.0 cable at 4 feet length. It is supports Windows and Mac.

 

Features

The microscope needs minimal assembly since it contains four parts: microscope, arm, shaft and stand. It is also lightweight at only 2 lbs and dimensions are 6.3” x 4.7” x 6.7” and is equipped with a calibration ruler. Also, this digital microscope has a sturdy body and a stand that can be adjusted in height to suit the requirements of the user. The adjustable stand makes hands-free operation possible. It also has a manual focus ring for more accurate focus. The 5MP sensor is capable of taking photos and saving images and videos.

Powered by a USB cable that can be connected to laptops and desktops, this 5MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is portable and flexible. It is also compatible for both Mac and Windows and comes with Micro Capture Pro software which is very useful for manipulation, annotation, analysis and storage of images. A four-foot USB 2.0 cable also comes with the package for real time viewing of the specimens to external monitors. Conversely, the adjustable stand gives room for tall objects that need to be observed. Being a digital microscope, viewing of the images is done via a laptop or computer monitor. It can also be handheld, on top of its being able to be used using the stand.

The Celestron 5MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro boasts of a 5MP CMOS sensor with ranges between 20x to 200x magnification. Moreover, the LED illumination that comes with it is adjustable when it comes to brightness. 

 

PROS

There are several features of the 5MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro that makes it interesting. One is the 5MP CMOS sensor that results to clear image and video capturing. It is also easy to assemble and is lightweight at only 2 lbs. even after assembly. It is also versatile since it can be a handheld device and it can also operate on its stand. Unlike other digital microscopes, it can capture both videos and images while its built-in interval-o-meter makes photo and video series programmable.

 

CONS

The stand is not that secure, making it a tad difficult to focus on objects. Also, there is a blue tint that appears on images when the LED is used for lighting while the software freezes at times.

 

Final Thoughts

The Celestron 5MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is capable of high-res, detailed images which hobbyists like stamp collectors can enjoy. It can also out-perform other point-and-shoot cameras. Although it needs improvement on focusing, this issue is manageable. Overall, this digital microscope is fun to use and can deliver.

 

 

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