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  • 2.4" LCD Screen Panel with built-in Digital Camera - 3MP
  • 4x Digital Zoom and optical powers of 1 to 3.7x and 54x
  • 128MB Internal Flash Memory and SD Card Slot
  • Focus Knob, adjustable LED Illumination and carry pouch
  • Battery powered for field/home use (2AA batteries (user supplied)) and USB Cable to upload images
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 6.5 x 9.7 cm ; 299 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
  • Item model number: 44311
  • ASIN: B006ZN50Q0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Oct. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,487 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

A large 2 point 4 inch LCD display produces brilliantly clear images

A large 2 point 4 inch LCD display produces brilliantly clear images

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Celestron Portable LCD Digi Box Microscope

As one of America’s most recognised astronomy, binocular and microscope brands, Celestron has become synonymous over the last 60 years for award winning innovations and market firsts. The all new digital microscope from Celestron does not fail to live up to these long standing credentials. It is very portable and incorporates several outstanding features, making it a great value offering to anyone looking for an easy to use carry around digital microscope. Packing a punchy magnification range from 3.7x up to 54x, this digital microscope brings a hidden microscopic world to life – in stunning detail.

The digital microscope is ultra portable and can be enjoyed indoors or out

The digital microscope is ultra portable and can be enjoyed indoors or out

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Designed to uncover an “invisible world”

Designers at Celestron have incorporated several great features into the digi box microscope which ensure it is fun for a wide variety of user. To accommodate portability, the microscope is battery powered, compact and lightweight. It is surrounded by a thick ABS rubber bumper, making it resistant and rugged for outdoor use. The buttons, including the focus knobs and zoom dial, are also made from ABS rubber and are enlarged to ensure simple and clear operation, even when wearing gloves. A large 2.4inch LCD display is located at the top of the device and displays subjects in stunning quality. Finally, the microscope has a SD card slot which allows a user to both expand the 128mb internal memory and easily share their captured images.

View a microscopic world in fantastic detail with a magnification range from 3point7x to 54x

View a microscopic world in fantastic detail with a magnification range from 3point7x to 54x

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Functions to play

Brimming with fun and cool functionality, the Celestron digital microscope is a fantastic gadget to open up your microscopic world. Like all Celestron products, the microscope requires almost no setup and is ready to go straight out of the box. The options menu has also been intuitively designed to ensure users of all ages can competently navigate through it. The device is capable of capturing 3MP images or video clips via its high quality digital camera, the media can then either be simply viewed on the 2.4 inch display or quickly shared via either SD card or USB output. The images appear bright and clear thanks to a fully adjustable LED light which helps illuminate your viewing area. The key function of the digital microscope is its ability to magnify. With a range from 3.7x up to a very respectable 54x optical zoom, a user has a wide variety of magnifications at their disposal giving them great access to an everyday microscopic world that is invisible to the naked eye.

A digital microscope most applicable for......

With no setup requirements and simple controls, this digital microscope really is a doddle to use and therefore ideally suited for the amateur user of all ages. Compact and ultra portable, you can take it with you on trips out and about or alternatively, just use it round the house. The high quality image reproduction coupled with the built-in LED illumination and high magnification will reveal items such as insects, coins, stamps, in never before seen detail. Whether buying for a child who wants to explore the world around them or perhaps an older user who is equally inquisitive, the Celestron digital microscope would make the perfect gadget.

Box Contains

1 Microscope
1 USB Cable
1 Carry Pouch

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Straightforward TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 May 2014
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This little magnifier is a nice little device, let down by a few idiosyncrasies. The manual isn't as clear as it should be, and tasks like putting the batteries in the right way are made more lengthy because there are no indications as to which way they should go in (I have never experienced this problem before).

Once you work out how the thing works, it is fun to use. The settings menu is poorly presented, and difficult to operate; it's all too easy to press the wrong button and be returned to the start, irritatingly.

It has three pre-set levels of magnification, with a focus wheel to sharpen the picture - it's not possible to zoom in and out to the exact magnification you need, but the ability to take photos and videos of the subjects is a nifty one. I've taken three pics of a five pound note, to provide examples of the different settings. These were taken with 3 of the 6 available LEDs on.

The worst thing of all is how quickly it eats through the batteries though - the manufacturers quote a running life of 3 hours with 3 of the viewer lights on, and 1.5 with all 6. They don't mention what type of battery, but I would suggest you use rechargeable ones - not the Zinc ones that are cheaper - the Zinc ones lasted less than 5 minutes. No joke.

This is a more important issue than it might at first seem: there is a mini USB connection on the back of the device, but it turns out that this is to connect to the computer only, and can't be used to draw power from a plug socket - this is a great pity given how power-hungry it is. I suspect that it's designed to be used 'on site', as it were, so perhaps that's why they thought it unnecessary to provide that plug-in power function.
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By Emma W TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 July 2014
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This little microscope feels really solidly made - fine for taking out and about, though I'd want to carry it in something a bit protective incase it got dropped! I agree with the other reviewers that the menu system is a bit fiddly and not very intuitive, however for an older child (8-9 upwards I'd say) this is a great little tool for school projects and homework.

If you're not bothered about taking pictures or video, and you are looking for a lower priced microscope, I'd recommend the Natural History Museum Pocket Microscope. It's quite robust, and it looks more like a traditional microscope. So if you think your child might be a little young for this one yet, the NHM one is a good quality entry level version to test the water!
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By A. Milne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Jun. 2014
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I'm not quite sure who this product is aimed at, but the principal tester of this product has been our 8 year old son and he really, really likes it. We tend to be a little bit science-mad in this household and have had a digital microscope before which got quite a lot of use. The Celestron Portable LCD Digi Box Microscope is considerably more expensive than our previous microscope, so it was very interesting to see whether it was worth it.

First up it seems quite well made - even if it doesn't blow you away with its aesthetics. Our son is definitely not gentle with things in general and it had stood up to his enthusiastic use very well, and looks like it will continue to. With the lens nicely tucked out of the way I feel comfortable letting him head off and examine whatever takes his fancy without having to worry about the lens getting dirty or damaged. Our old microscope, when connected to the computer, let you take digital pictures which I thought was a really cool feature. This little gadget, though, allows you to take not only digital photos when you're out and about on the move, but also video! This feature has definitely got the thumbs up from all that have used it!

It seems that this microscope has been well thought out. We liked the fact that you could increase the lighting by turning on more LEDs if required and we liked the fact that the buttons are all quite easy to use and aren't fiddly. The digital and optical zooms work well and the focussing really allowed us to get very clear pictures.

The only real fault that we've found with this gadget is that the menu is not intuitive at all and is a bit of a pain to navigate...and the instructions are not necessarily all that clear either.
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By Dicko TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Jun. 2014
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This is actually a nifty little gadget. Out of the box it feels very plasticy but appears to be solidly constructed. The menus are a bit confusing at first, but once you have messed about with it for a while you get to understand how it works. The LED's are very bright and really illuminate the subject well and can be set to 3 or 6 LED's, or off completely.

Image wise, it's not bad really. As long as you're not expecting pin sharp images, this is a really good way of getting jpeg images of microscope subjects for not a lot of money really. The LCD screen though is not very good and certainly not very high resolution, but it will give you a good idea of what your looking at to be able to accurately focus and take a shot.

The LED's though do use a lot of power and batteries do not last long if you use them for long periods.

All in all, a nice gadget that produces pretty good results.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
44311 is the same as 44310 w. different packaging - 5 stars! 8 Dec. 2012
By Robert Hastings - Published on Amazon.com
Celestron delivers a great microscope. According to Celestron customer service, the difference between the 44310 and 44311 is packaging. Essentially, this is a specialized digital camera. You can view your specimen, take a snapshot, or take a movie.
It's easy to use, and the images are wonderful. The fit in your hand feels nice - someone put some thought into ergonomics. In contrast to an optical microscope,
more than one person can view the image on the screen. In contrast to USB microscopes costing half as much, it is portable, has a screen, and has the same USB functionality that they do. The menu system is simple - a great virtue if you've ever become bogged down in 3 layers of incomprehensible functions. The default settings are sensible - the only one I changed was the power timeout, from 1 minute to 3 minutes.
The LEDs are bright enough to use as a flashlight. The manual is clear and concise.
Kudos to the hardware and software engineers, the tech writer, and yes, even the marketers. The price-value point on this microscope is unbeatable, and you have Celestron quality to go with it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
digital microscope. 8 May 2013
By Greg Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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works very well, an the price was very reasonable. this is the first of this type microscope i have ever used. i would rate this as excellant product.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Actual view thru microscope nothing like pictures on website! 23 Jan. 2014
By TLP - Published on Amazon.com
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The advertisement shows great resolution and magnification in the pictures on the web. Upon trying it out the resolution and magnification are no better than looking through a $5.00 magnifing glass. Packaged it up for return 1 hour after I received it. Contacted Wayfair about return. They charged me $5.65 to return the item. The idea of taking a picture of the object was inviting, but if you can't get a clear view, it is useless. Realize other reviews seem happy with scope. My experience was not satisfied!
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