**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
An adjustable stand (to
adjust the height)
The base (Aluminum)
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.
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
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
For microscope enthusiasts, hobbyists and even professionals,
this microscope pen is particularly ideal for;
Observing insects and other
Magnifying stamps, coins,
or watches etc for repairs or assessment
Manufacturing and repairing
circuit boards, and
Examining skin and other
tissues among others
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
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
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.
Have your say about what you just read on MicroscopeMaster! Leave me a comment in the box below.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates
The material on this page is not medical advice and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Although care has been taken when preparing this page, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Scientific understanding changes over time.
** Be sure to take the utmost precaution and care when performing a microscope experiment. MicroscopeMaster is not liable for your results or any personal issues resulting from performing the experiment. The MicroscopeMaster website is for educational purposes only.
MicroscopeMaster.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.