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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Great microscope, poor tripod. – 8-LED Illumination 230X Zooming USB Digital Microscope with Dock Stand and Tripod Reviews

posted by KreAture on 02/05/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
The built in illumination is very usefull.
The supplied snapshot software works well and keeps track of the snapshots.
Two zoom-levels work well and the focal range is good. There is also a slip-ring inside making the focus stay in place when not twisted so it won't accidentally be changed.
Cons:
The tripod that is supplied is very poor, and if you tilt the scope to have it look at the table the tripod may fall over.
The button integrated in the camera seems to have very poor contact, and there is a very long delay between pressing it and having the software saying "click" and taking the picture.
Other:
With a tad better tripod, and a faster reaction to the snapshot button I'd give this product full marks!
Bottomline:
If you need a good usb microscope this is a good choice. Just don't expect the tripod to be worth much.

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