The Aven 26700-302 zipScope digital handheld microscope provides 10x to 200x magnification, has a 9MP camera, and has a USB 2.0 compatible output for displaying images and video on a computer. It has a polarizing filter to reduce glare and enhance contrast. Its built-in light source has eight white LEDs with a two-stage brightness control to illuminate specimens. The microscope has a 1/2" color CMOS image sensor, and operates on USB power. The included tabletop pole stand allows adjustment of microscope height and magnification. A focus ring enables optimal resolution. Features include anti-slip coating for grip and durability, automatic exposure, and automatic white balance. A digital handheld lightweight microscope is used in a variety of settings, including classroom and field applications, and where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.
The stand is constructed of metal for durability. The microscope is 142mm long and 34.5mm in diameter. It comes with a stand, cable, calibration sample, software, and instructions.
|Magnification range||10x to 200x, polarizing filter|
|Working distance||At 10x, 152mm; at 20x, 58mm; at 30x, 27mm; at 40x, 12mm|
|Image sensor||1/2" CMOS (color)|
|Image type||Still image and video display and capture|
|Light source||Eight built-in white LEDs|
|Microscope stand||Metal, table top|
|Power||5VDC through USB port|
|Computer connection||USB 2.0|
|Still image format||JPEG|
|Microscope dimensions||142mm in length and 34.5mm in diameter|
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
Aven manufactures optical inspection tools, precision tools, and bench accessories for industrial, scientific, and research applications. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.