USB 3.0 high speed transmission guarantees fast frame rate delivery of 90 frames per second
8 megapixel CMOS image sensor
USB plug and play
Live image preview
Gigastone presents the world’s first microscope that supports USB 3.0, guaranteeing fast frame rate of 90 frames per second. Magnification rate up to 200 times, 8 megapixel CMOS image sensor, and professional optimal NA optics delivering precise detail and color reproduction. It can satisfy professional use in industrial, scientific, medical and other applications. Due to easy operation, light weight and compact design, it is also suitable for educational and regular inspection purposes.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got this microscope in hopes that I could do some prep work on fossil specimens on a large tv screen. The USB 3.0 speeds were what enticed me. I could do 720p at a super smooth 60 fps. While it did that incredibly well, I have 3 major problems that ultimately led me to return it.
1) The software! For whatever reason the live preview you get is always in a boxed 4:3 resolution. What a waste of screen space! Even if there was a way to switch to 16:9 the fact that a manufacturer defaults to that resolution boggles my mind. 2) The camera sensor must be incredibly tiny as it requires an inordinate amount of lighting even at the smallest 10x magnification. There is software compensation but the fact that I can't get a well lit image working next to a window on a bright day says it all. 3) There isn't very much detail during the live view. The images were pretty good though.
Oh and for those wanting to use this with an OTG cable to connect to your USB 3.0...
Sharp high res scope, excellent color and detail, I haven't seen anything at this price that comes close in resolution or quality. The minuses with this microscope are more misses than minuses, the supplied software wouldn't load (downloaded software worked fine), the simplified focus/power control is great but uses distance from object as zoom, this means about 14" at the lowest power.. the supplied stand is about 5", Led brightness and iso could use finer adjustment, And I would love to see time lapse added to the software to show bacteria colony growth. I have already built alternative stands, and plan on back and side lighting setups for slides and pond water use.
This scope has some of the best hardware specs out there, if not the best at the consumer level, which is why I purchased this microscope over all the 2mp microscopes in the market.
My main gripe with it is that it requires the latest and greatest versions of Mac OX (10.9+) and pretty current Windows machines (Windows 7 & 8).
My personal machines are 10.6.8 (mac os x) and XP (windows). I have to guess lots of people are in a similar situation, but maybe it's just me not going out and upgrading home computers every year or two.
I managed to install the software on my work laptop (Windows 7). I was blown away by the images. Although my computer has USB 2.0 ports and not USB 3.0, the software still uses the camera resolution to allow zoom in. This allowed me to locate the camera a couple of inches above the object and then use software zoom in/out as needed without losing any resolution. That's exactly why I was looking for an 8MP microscope in the...
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