AmScope 40X-2500X LED Digital
Binocular Compound Microscope
with 3D Stage + 5MP USB Camera
The Amscope 40X-2500X LED Digital Binocular Compound Microscope is a compound microscope that has been designed for a number of
applications including teaching demonstrations, clinical examinations and
laboratory applications. It comes with a wide magnification range of between
40X and 2500X, a Siedentopf binocular head, a digital camera as well as a 3D double
layer mechanical stage among a few other special features.
Some of the main features include:
- High quality precise optical glass elements
- A digital camera
- LED light
- NA1.25 Abbe condenser
- Achromatic DIN objectives
The AmScope 40X-2500X LED Digital Binocular
Compound Microscope comes with a professional Siedentopf head, which has a big
advantage over the sliding head in that it the interpupillary distance can be
easily adjusted without any changes to the focus. This a big advantage particularly
in teaching demonstrations given that all students can observe the specimen
while adjusting the interpupillary distance (53mm - 77mm) to their individual specifications
without affecting focus. As such, all students would get to observe a clear
image of the specimen without the need to re-focus. Being a binocular
microscope, the camera is attached on one of the oculars, which can then be
connected to a PC. However, when not connected to a PC, it can easily be
removed and used as an ordinary binocular microscope. The adjustable ocular
diopter accommodate for differences in vision between different users, which
means that virtually everyone can use the microscope.
The Amscope 40X-2500X LED Digital Binocular
Compound Microscope comes with a 5MP USB camera. The camera can be easily
attached and detached depending on whether the user wants to use it or not.
With the 640x480 pixel USB camera in place, the user can easily capture still
images and videos. When connected to a PC, this feature also allows users to
view a live stream, which is a great advantage particularly for teaching
demonstrations or sharing the image under observation. The microscope also comes
with an easy to install software that provides image-development and
measurement tools and advanced compositing features such as image stitching and
extended-depth-of-focus. The software allows for such functions as editing,
processing and measuring, which most users would find very useful when viewing
different types of specimen. On the other hand, with the independent preview
and capture resolutions, users will get an opportunity to view high-speed video
and capture high definition images. On Mac computers, the camera can also be
used as a driverless imaging device. This is compatible with such applications
as ProScope and Photo Booth.
With regards to the optics, the AmScope LED
Digital Binocular Compound Microscope comes with two pairs of widefield eyepieces
(WF10X and WF25X) and four Achromatic objectives (DIN 4X, 10X, 40X(S), 100X(S, Oil))
that allow for six magnification settings of 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X, 1000X &
2500X. "DIN" is an international standard for microscope objective
lenses. In case the objective lenses are lost or damaged, this means that they
can be replaced with lenses from a majority of microscopes in the market.
Therefore, the fact that these objectives are labeled as "DIN" means
that they can be easily replaced when need be. For the 40x and 100x objectives,
a spring feature has been included to protect the lenses from damage when they
come in contact with the specimen or slide. This feature allows the lenses to
retract when they come in touch with a hard surface, therefore preventing damage.
The objectives are also achromatic, which means that the center 60 percent of the
field of view will appear as flat and focused without optical distortions
common in defective lenses.
*note, the spring feature is commonly present in
the 40x and 100x objectives given that they are more likely to come in contact
with the slide during observation than the low power objectives
This Amscope microscope uses a powerful single
bulb illumination, which has an advantage over other light sources in that it
has a long life span, it is low energy and produces less heat. As such, it does
not pose the danger of overheating the specimen. This is particularly
beneficial when observing water samples that may contain live organisms in that
they are not overheated. Light intensity can also be adjusted depending on the
type of specimen thereby enhancing the viewing experience.
Some of the other specifications include:
- Coaxial coarse & fine
knobs on both sides
- A 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz,
AC/DC adapter (UL approved) power supply
- Abbe condenser, iris
diaphragm and color filter
Pros and Cons
For its price range, the Amscope 40X-2500X LED
Digital Binocular compound Microscope is a great professional microscope that
can not only be used by professionals, but also by microscope enthusiasts at
home. The 5MP camera produces great, high quality pictures making it easy to
identify all parts of the specimen for analysis purposes. The camera system is
also very easy to use, and most users will appreciate the fact that it
increases the functionality of the microscope. The only problem that some users
may have with the microscope is that the software is apparently only meant for windows.
Other than that, it is an excellent product,
The AmScope LED Digital Binocular Compound
Microscope + 3D stage and 5MP USB camera is an excellent device that can be used by professionals, microscope
enthusiasts and kids at home. It comes with excellent features that make it
user friendly and easy to use. With the 5MP camera in place, both professionals
and microscope enthusiasts will be able to not only capture still images and videos
of a variety of specimen, but also measure, process and edit them if they so
need. With all these features and added functionality, this is a microscope
worth checking out.
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