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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 2
Works, but with limited usability – Portable USB 2.0 25X-400X CMOS Digital Microscope with 8-LED Illumination - Black Reviews

posted by kaufer on 10/09/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Cheap, takes magnified pictures and video. I've taken high-res photos of paper, cloth and other flat and stable objects.
Cons:
Unstable stand, very difficult to get focus and keep focus except for flat or simple objects. The higher zoom, the more difficult to get sharp focus, even for flat things, because you move the scope a little bit when adjusting focus.
Other:
If you can buy or build a better stand that can adjust zoom without moving the scope, it would be much more useful.
Bottomline:
It's a toy, but without improvements you might lose interest pretty fast.

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