The Infiniview LCD Digital Microscope from Celestron combines a zoom microscope and a 5MP digital camera with color touchscreen display to create an instrument well-suited for middle school and high school classrooms. The 5MP CMOS sensor is capable of capturing full-resolution photos and recording video at 30fps. Because of the included Capture Pro software and the microscope's built-in USB and video-out ports, the Infiniview is equipped with a range of tools for viewing, capturing, analyzing, and processing the transmitted image. This model from Celestron's Digital Microscope series is configured with an 800mAh rechargeable battery that enables up to two hours of cordless operation on a single charge.
A built-in MicroSD card slot allows observers to save images of their specimen, then transfer images to a computer or directly to a mobile device. The color LCD touchscreen is pre-loaded with measurement and image processing features that fully integrate the microscope's user-experience. When the 3.5" LCD display isn't large enough for the observer or their audience, images can be sent to a TV, projector, or other compatible device using the microscope's video output. Images transmitted using the video output are upsampled from 5MP to 12MP, which minimizes pixilation when viewed on larger screens.
The Infiniview's lens system has a 4x to 160x magnification range that can be increased to 800x using digital zoom. This microscope is also equipped with a variable-intensity LED array for top illumination. The cluster of eight LED lights is controlled by a USB cable-integrated dimmer switch. Also built into the USB cable is a remote camera shutter release that improves still image quality by eliminating direct contact with the microscope when pressing the shutter. Microscope focus is manually adjusted using a grooved wheel on the optical housing and enables the observer to focus the optics from 10mm to infinity. This broad focus range complements the height-adjustable stage, which is designed to accommodate three-dimensional specimens as well as slides.
|Resolution|| Photo: 5MP, 3MP, 1.3MP, 12MP with VGA interpolation |
Video: 12MP (at 30fps) with VGA interpolation
|Memory Card Type||MicroSD card (supports up to 32GB)|
|Computer Connection||USB 2.0|
|Computer Compatibility|| Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 |
Mac OSX 10.6-10.7
|Type||3.5" TFT touchscreen color LCD|
|Resolution||320 x 240|
|Flicker Correction||50Hz / 60 Hz|
|Eyepiece||10.0x (camera lens)|
|Magnification||20.0 - 200.0x (800x using digital zoom)|
|Focus Range||10 mm to infinity|
|Illumination||Top LED with dimmer|
|Specimen Stage||4.4 x 4.4" (11.1 x 11.1 cm) mechanical stage with metal clips|
|Power Supply||(1) 800 mAh rechargeable battery, or 100 - 240V AC|
|Runtime||Up to 2 hours of continuous use at room temperature|
|Height||8.9 x 5.8 x 4.1" (22.7 x 14.9 x 10.4 cm)|
|Weight||56 oz (1.6 kg)|