Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera

- A Great Microscope Pen -

**Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging 1600 x 1200 - Video - Superior Industrial Quality Base - 8 LED

The Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera is an excellent and simple microscope pen that has been specifically designed to allow users to view clear, fine details of their samples of interest.

Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera Features and Setup

The device comes with:


  • A full size software and instructions disc
  • USB cable
  • An adjustable stand (to adjust the height)
  • The base (Aluminum)
  • Plastic knob

One of the first things users will notice is the fine and elegant details of the parts. For instance, the aluminum base feels very solid with rubber bottoms that enhance stability during use. Users will also notice that the device is very easy to setup, requiring very little effort to screw the stand on to the solid aluminum base.

To secure the stand in the right position once it has been screwed on to the aluminum base, a plastic knob has been provided. The knob tightens the stand on to the base and ensures that it stands in the right position thereby increasing stability.

Once the stand has been assembled, the microscope pen can easily be inserted into an opening on the stand and locked into place. The adjustable stand has been designed in such a manner that it can allow for the microscope pen to not only be raised or lowered, but also turned at a 360 degree angle depending on the needs of the user.

This is a brilliant feature that will allow the user to easily turn the microscope pen to any angle without detaching it from the stand.

Opti-Tekscope Product Description

The Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera comes with an advanced CMOS sensor that provides high-definition 1600x1200 resolution, adjustable lighting (8 LED lights) as well as a USB cable that allows for the microscope pen to be connected to a PC. These are some of the most important features of the device aimed at enhancing the viewing experience. Once the software has been installed on the computer (woks with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), it allows for a variety of functions including;


  • Photo and video capture
  • Editing
  • Storage of video/photo


Both the CMOS sensor and the adjustable 8 LED lights contribute to the viewing experiencing by allowing users to adjust focus and lighting to the most ideal settings. The two knobs used to control these features are appropriately placed on top of the microscope pen and the USB cable, allowing for easy manipulation during use. With up to 200x magnification, this microscope pen allows for very fine and clear details, and can therefore also be used as an endoscope (for examination of ears, nose and throat).


For microscope enthusiasts, hobbyists and even professionals, this microscope pen is particularly ideal for;


  • Observing insects and other living/preserved specimens
  • Magnifying stamps, coins, or watches etc for repairs or assessment
  • Manufacturing and repairing circuit boards, and
  • Examining skin and other tissues among others
  • Metallurgy
  • Soldering

Strengths and Limitations



Compared to a majority of other USB microscopes that only claim to achieve up to 200x magnification, the Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera truly achieves this magnification, providing very clear and fine details of the object under observation. This is one of the main reasons it finds use as an endoscope.


Like a pen, it is easy to hold and control whether it is handheld or on the stand. This ensures great experience during use.


Precision- This is also one of the biggest strengths of the microscope pen. Using the focus knob on top, users will notice that it achieves high precision during adjustments. Moreover, the snap button as well as light adjustment control have been appropriately placed on the USB, which allows for easy adjustment brightness and capture without affecting the position of the microscope pen.


The stand and base are made of anodized aluminum, which ensures stability during use.


Versatility - The device comes with 5 accessory attachments, which increase functionalities. These include;


  • A clear plastic offset attachment - This allows the pen to be held against flat objects
  • Clear plastic cone attachment - appropriate for nostril
  • Black plastic narrow neck attachment - appropriate for the ear canal
  • Right angled mirror attachment and a protective sleeve for the pen 


Focus may not be quite uniform across the surface.


It is safe to say that this microscope pen has excellent value for money. With excellent features designed to enhance the viewing experience, the Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera definitely does what it is designed to do. One of the biggest strengths of the device is that it has up to 200x magnification and excellent resolution, which allows for clear, fine details.

It also comes with a number of accessories, which enhance functionalities, allowing the pen to be used by hobbyists, healthcare professionals as well as electricians among others. This therefore sets it apart from a number of other mediocre devices in the market.

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