Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro

Innovative and Easy to Use

The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is an ideal microscope for hobbyists, middle school and high school students. It is an innovative and easy to use handheld digital microscope that will provide the best viewing experience of 3D specimens (Coins, Stamps, Money, insects etc).

Uses and Maneuverability

As a handheld digital microscope, the Celestron microscope pro is also extremely versatile, and can be used for viewing large object surfaces as well as accessing tight spaces.  

Although it is a handheld microscope, the Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro also comes with a height adjustable stand, which enhances functionality by accommodating tall specimens.

Using the height adjustable stand, the user can raise or lower the digital microscope to the ideal height to view the specimen under observation. The stand also has in place two metal clips that can be used to hold such specimens as money in place during viewing.


Apart from its portability, the Celestron digital microscope pro is also computer powered, which means that it can easily be carried anywhere the laptop can go. The microscope also comes with a 4 foot long USB 2.0 cable that allows for easier maneuverability during viewing. With this long cable in place, the user will enjoy some flexibility with the handheld microscope while the PC remains in one place.

With the frontal zoom panel, the user can either increase or decrease magnification levels depending on their needs and get to observe the finer details of the slide. Moreover, the USB cable allows for real- time images to be displayed on the Television screen or even projected in the classroom, and is therefore ideal for making presentations and sharing the viewing experience. 

The microscope also comes with a 5-Element IT cut high quality glass lens with 20x to 200x magnification that is great for low power viewing of 3D specimens. Here, the final magnification will be dependent on the size of the monitor. Using the built- in CMOS camera sensor, the user will also be able to capture still photos and videos with 5 megapixel resolution.

With its precision, 5 element infra-red reducing glass LED and true 5 megapixel imaging sensor, the Celestron Pro microscope ensures that the user achieves sharp focus on the specimen under observation for clear images on the PC. The Micro Capture Pro software is compatible with both.

Mac and Windows computers, and allows for such functions as:

  • Analysis
  • Annotation
  • Manipulation of the images
  • Take accurate measurements
  • Save transmitted images from the microscope


Some of the other features of this microscope include:

  • Intuitive software with robust measuring features
  • 8 white adjustable LED illuminator
  • Manual focus from 10mm to infinity
  • Micrometer Calibration ruler                                
  • A quick set-up guide


  • It captures very fine details
  • It allows for quick and easy calibration
  • Good image quality of the camera
  • Very easy to use


  • Focusing involves adjusting the height of the arm on the stand, using fine adjustment knob and adjusting the focus ring of the camera, which some users may find tedious.
  • It may not be easy to maintain an accurate focus when holding the camera in ones hand.
  • Software support for Mac may prove problematic for some users.


The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro Product is ideal for beginners and young students, and will prove easy and fun to use. Its features make it a powerful tool for capturing high resolution images, VGA videos, time lapse animations and more.

When connected to the PC, it will allow the users to make measurements of the specimen and manipulations while making notes using the available icons. With the intuitive software and robust measuring features, the user will have the opportunity to compare a variety of specimens while making notes.

It is also particularly ideal in the classroom, where students and even teachers can use it to show parts of the specimen (e.g. insects) to a group of students without having them crowding at one place to try and see the specimen. Hobbyists, beginners and young students will definitely enjoy the versatility of the Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro.

Be sure to also check out these awesome buys from Celestron:

Celestron 44302 Handheld Digital Microscope

Celestron 5MP Infiniview LCD Digital Microscope 

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