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Although it has shortfalls it's great fun
on 25 May 2013
This was a present for my 7 year old. Once we got it up and running it was an immediate success with him and the rest of the family. We spent about half a day picking up bugs, flowers and anything else we could magnify and we'd all be in front of the screen marvelling at them.
Setting up was easy but unfortunately the Mac software didn't work wouldn't take pictures or video. I found that the camera would work with Apple's Photobooth app that's bundled with Macs. The only problem here was that the picture is a mirror image for some reason.
I finally found an update for the original app that came with it here: http://kaiserbaas.helpserve.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/321/59/updated-microcapture-software-for-the-mac-june-2012
The only other issue is that the tripod tends to work loose a bit too easily.
It's been great fun though and I think we'll be using it a lot.