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Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!

Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!

Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging –1600 x 1200, Video, Superior Industrial Quality Base, 8 LED, Windows Mac Linux Chrome!
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Features

  • SEE EVERY DETAIL CLEARLY Advanced CMOS sensor provides high-definition 1600x1200 resolution, so you can fully view fine details
  • PLUG AND PLAY- for Windows 10 and Mac- simply use the Camera App already installed on Windows 10 or Chromebook. For Mac open and run the Photo Booth application already installed on the Mac. Additional software for Windows and Mac supplied. Contact us for additional software options if needed.
  • PROFESSIONAL DESIGN Aluminum construction makes this microscope durable enough for daily use on the job, but it's also lightweight and easy to store for home use. Full size software and instructions disc included
  • CAPTURE FOOTAGE WHILE YOU EXAMINE YOUR SAMPLE With the USB cable connecting the microscope to your computer you can capture live AVI video or record images in BMP format
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING Includes a total of 8 LED lights that you can dim or brighten to provide the perfect light conditions

Description

Need to be able to see something up close to examine fine details, troubleshoot a problem, take HD photos for collections or sales, or simply study its every detail fully? Wherever you choose to use it the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD DIGITAL USB CAMERA- MICROSCOPE- ENDOSCOPE is the ideal instrument to reach for whenever you need to see things in richer detail. The OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD can be used in three different ways: - As a conventional microscope with up to 200x magnification - As an endoscope for examining the ears, nose & throat - As a USB web camera with the focal distance set to infinity Versatile and simple to use, the OPTI-TEKSCOPE features eight LEDs that dim and brighten to provide optimal lighting conditions around the camera lens. The wide focal range of 5 millimeters to 30 millimeters gives you the freedom to examine objects and specimens as closely or as distantly as necessary. You can use the microscope to view details live while connected to your Windows or Mac computer. Once you have the camera connected, you can take still photos and save them or capture AVI video at a frame rate of 30fps at 640x480. With its solid aluminum adjustable stand, the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD is ideal for: - Magnifying stamps, coins & watches for appraisals and repairs - Studying insects & other living or preserved specimens - Manufacturing & repairing printed circuit boards - Performing fine detail work on crafts or hobbies - Examining skin and other tissue samples - Much more Software driver supplied on a CD-ROM disk (standard size 120mm) or can be downloaded from our website or through an email link. Order the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD USB DIGITAL SCOPE today!


Product Dimensions 6 x 3 x 6 inches


Item Weight 1.05 pounds


Shipping Weight 1.05 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B0184CCOY0


Item model number OT-HD


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 229 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #679 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #56 in Lab Handheld Digital Microscopes


Date first listed on Amazon November 17, 2015


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Features

  • SEE EVERY DETAIL CLEARLY Advanced CMOS sensor provides high-definition 1600x1200 resolution, so you can fully view fine details
  • PLUG AND PLAY- for Windows 10 and Mac- simply use the Camera App already installed on Windows 10 or Chromebook. For Mac open and run the Photo Booth application already installed on the Mac. Additional software for Windows and Mac supplied. Contact us for additional software options if needed.
  • PROFESSIONAL DESIGN Aluminum construction makes this microscope durable enough for daily use on the job, but it's also lightweight and easy to store for home use. Full size software and instructions disc included
  • CAPTURE FOOTAGE WHILE YOU EXAMINE YOUR SAMPLE With the USB cable connecting the microscope to your computer you can capture live AVI video or record images in BMP format
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING Includes a total of 8 LED lights that you can dim or brighten to provide the perfect light conditions

Description

Need to be able to see something up close to examine fine details, troubleshoot a problem, take HD photos for collections or sales, or simply study its every detail fully? Wherever you choose to use it the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD DIGITAL USB CAMERA- MICROSCOPE- ENDOSCOPE is the ideal instrument to reach for whenever you need to see things in richer detail. The OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD can be used in three different ways: - As a conventional microscope with up to 200x magnification - As an endoscope for examining the ears, nose & throat - As a USB web camera with the focal distance set to infinity Versatile and simple to use, the OPTI-TEKSCOPE features eight LEDs that dim and brighten to provide optimal lighting conditions around the camera lens. The wide focal range of 5 millimeters to 30 millimeters gives you the freedom to examine objects and specimens as closely or as distantly as necessary. You can use the microscope to view details live while connected to your Windows or Mac computer. Once you have the camera connected, you can take still photos and save them or capture AVI video at a frame rate of 30fps at 640x480. With its solid aluminum adjustable stand, the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD is ideal for: - Magnifying stamps, coins & watches for appraisals and repairs - Studying insects & other living or preserved specimens - Manufacturing & repairing printed circuit boards - Performing fine detail work on crafts or hobbies - Examining skin and other tissue samples - Much more Software driver supplied on a CD-ROM disk (standard size 120mm) or can be downloaded from our website or through an email link. Order the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD USB DIGITAL SCOPE today!


Product Dimensions 6 x 3 x 6 inches


Item Weight 1.05 pounds


Shipping Weight 1.05 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B0184CCOY0


Item model number OT-HD


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 229 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #679 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #56 in Lab Handheld Digital Microscopes


Date first listed on Amazon November 17, 2015


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Features

  • SEE EVERY DETAIL CLEARLY Advanced CMOS sensor provides high-definition 1600x1200 resolution, so you can fully view fine details
  • PLUG AND PLAY- for Windows 10 and Mac- simply use the Camera App already installed on Windows 10 or Chromebook. For Mac open and run the Photo Booth application already installed on the Mac. Additional software for Windows and Mac supplied. Contact us for additional software options if needed.
  • PROFESSIONAL DESIGN Aluminum construction makes this microscope durable enough for daily use on the job, but it's also lightweight and easy to store for home use. Full size software and instructions disc included
  • CAPTURE FOOTAGE WHILE YOU EXAMINE YOUR SAMPLE With the USB cable connecting the microscope to your computer you can capture live AVI video or record images in BMP format
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING Includes a total of 8 LED lights that you can dim or brighten to provide the perfect light conditions

Description

Need to be able to see something up close to examine fine details, troubleshoot a problem, take HD photos for collections or sales, or simply study its every detail fully? Wherever you choose to use it the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD DIGITAL USB CAMERA- MICROSCOPE- ENDOSCOPE is the ideal instrument to reach for whenever you need to see things in richer detail. The OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD can be used in three different ways: - As a conventional microscope with up to 200x magnification - As an endoscope for examining the ears, nose & throat - As a USB web camera with the focal distance set to infinity Versatile and simple to use, the OPTI-TEKSCOPE features eight LEDs that dim and brighten to provide optimal lighting conditions around the camera lens. The wide focal range of 5 millimeters to 30 millimeters gives you the freedom to examine objects and specimens as closely or as distantly as necessary. You can use the microscope to view details live while connected to your Windows or Mac computer. Once you have the camera connected, you can take still photos and save them or capture AVI video at a frame rate of 30fps at 640x480. With its solid aluminum adjustable stand, the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD is ideal for: - Magnifying stamps, coins & watches for appraisals and repairs - Studying insects & other living or preserved specimens - Manufacturing & repairing printed circuit boards - Performing fine detail work on crafts or hobbies - Examining skin and other tissue samples - Much more Software driver supplied on a CD-ROM disk (standard size 120mm) or can be downloaded from our website or through an email link. Order the OPTI-TEKSCOPE OT-HD USB DIGITAL SCOPE today!


Product Dimensions 6 x 3 x 6 inches


Item Weight 1.05 pounds


Shipping Weight 1.05 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B0184CCOY0


Item model number OT-HD


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 229 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #679 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #56 in Lab Handheld Digital Microscopes


Date first listed on Amazon November 17, 2015


abunda_amazon_reviews This Microscope magnifies well but it is not high enough in power to view microorganisms in pond water. You can view the small print on a dollar bill or look close at an object, beyond what you can normally see. There are two good words to describe a microscope/magnifier. The magnification and the resolution. High magnification is useless if there is not enough resolution. Think of what you see if you zoom into a picture you took on your cell phone. As you zoom in you see more detail but at some point the detail stops and continuing to zoom provides nothing of value. How much resolution you need depends on what you are looking at. You could zoom into text letters with lower resolution and still be ok because you can make out the letters. I was able to confirm the 200x magnification on a 23” monitor. But as stated above, magnification is not the only thing that matters. You could project the same image on a 52” TV and get further magnification but that does not mean you will see anything further or see any value in the image. I think 200x is about the limit of what is useful. The best way to describe the magnification is with something we can all look at and understand. For that I used the US dollar bill. This camera will magnify George Washington’s eye in a one dollar bill to fill the entire viewer. Picture included to see the maximum magnification using George Washington’s eye from the dollar bill. It doesn’t matter how big your monitor is, you still get the same image in the frame of the viewer. A larger screen just has a larger eye in a larger frame but that does not mean it shows more detail. This web camera can run on any device that supports web cameras. You can use any software you can get that works with web cameras. So yes, this works on Linux and it works on cell phones and tablets that support USB cameras. Not all phones or tablets will support USB cameras. I have tried the Linux Camarama Webcam Viewer software from the Ubuntu software library. It works as well as the Cheese application. It will likely work on any web camera software because this is just a web camera. This camera works on my Android Pixel XL phone as well using a OTG cable. The OTG cable is a cheap cost connector that lets you convert the micro USB to a standard USB connector. This allows you to use a USB drive to back up software or pictures from your phone. You do need the OTG labeled connector, it is not just a simple USB micro to USB connector. And of course you phone needs to support OTG. Many newer phones support it. The Google pixel phones and the Samsung Note5 support OTG as well as many others. There are a couple steps to turn OTG on these phones. Research phone OTG and turning it on prior to attempting to using the camera to save some frustration. For the android phone, there are may webcam apps, I tried a few and liked the Endoscope app but it has low resolution images, like 640 x 480. But this is enough for many things. There are others, try them all if you want. Some will store much larger images. Resolution: The camera description states the camera sensor provides 1600 x 1200 image resolution size. However not all software supports that. Using the android Endoscope app, the images are saved as 640 x 480 (0.3 MP) size. The Linux Camarama Webcam Viewer software will display the image in 3 different views, Small, Medium, and Large. The Small image was saved as 160x120. The Medium image was saved as 800 x 600. The Large image was saved as 1600 x 1200. CameraFi Android application Can select different video sizes from 640 x 480 to 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 at1 0fps, 1600 x 1200 at 30 fps So the choice of software/application can change the resolution of the image saved. The Linux Camerama app saves the files to png type. The android app stored the file as a jpg. The type of file is determined by the webcam software not the camera. So if you want jpg files, find an app that saves as jpg. Png file format probably makes the most sense for storing the detail of a magnified image. jpg files have too much compression which does not work when trying to capture details of a magnified image. The light is adjustable but can be too much for looking up close at shiny objects. It is very hard to look at a diamond because of all the glare. Can turn off the light and use an external light which is better in some cases. It is helpful to use reflected light or light diffusers, on some objects. The stand is stable enough. It has enough weight to it to hold the apparatus stable while turning the focus knob. With all the knobs on the stand locked, the camera is stable. It does not move in any direction due to vibration or tilting of the stand. There is a radial pivot on the camera holder. It can move radially and does not have a lock but it is does hold in place well. It will not move due to any small movements, you have to put some pressure on it to move it. Appears to be a rubber on metal grip. A quick pull on the camera wire could cause the camera to move radially but this is not something that would easily happen if you are careful. There are two black turn knobs on the standup post, the one with the gear notches. These two knobs are locked together, turning one turns the other. This set of knobs will raise and lower the camera on the stand. At first I was loosening the lock nut then using the larger knobs to move it up and down. This works but you have to lock the position before removing your grip from the larger black knob. Otherwise the weight of the arm will cause the arm to drop all the way down. Then I found if you tighten the lock nut snug but not any tighter, you can move the larger knobs and the arm will not fall when you remove your hand. This is the way to use the device, it works really well. The camera comes with several attachments. At first I didn’t think much about the attachments. Then I decided to look more closely at them. They are helpful for viewing some things. For instance, one attachment is a plastic piece that fits over the camera tip. Does not look like it would do much good but it does help look at objects up close when hand holding the camera. Given the magnification, it is hard to hold the camera still enough to view something clearly when using the higher magnification. Using the plastic tip, put the tip on the camera then place the end of the tip up against a table and focus the image. Then you can just put the tip up against anything else to see that object in focus without using the focus knob and not dealing with your hand moving the camera around. This works really well to view up and down the edge of a knife to see the edge in detail, see attached pictures. It also helps to look at your skin, you can just move it around on your skin and see it in focus. This is not easily done without the attachment. There is another attachment that looks like the end piece used on that instrument your doctor uses to look into your ear. With that piece you can do the same thing, focus it first then put up into your ear and likely need to fine tune the focus to see. You can see inside your ear well with this piece. Without the piece it is hard to focus on anything. The other attachment is a long tube, I think to look inside something, like your mouth. These attachments make it much easier to focus on certain types of things. The last attachment is the 90 degree mirror. It works for looking around a corner, like into a wall or something like that. The camera will focus up close, around 5mm from an object. This is not an exact measurement, I just held up a ruler at what I found to be the closest I can get from a penny. On the other end, the camera can focus to infinity, meaning you can see around a room like a traditional webcam. Nothing special there, don’t really see much use for that given the stand. Summary: The camera works well for looking at images magnified up to 200x. The camera is compatible with a lot of third party software. I have confirmed it works on Linux, Android, and Windows 10. Took two pictures of the same dime, one at 800x600 and the other at 1600x1200. Other pictures included too.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Opti-tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera;;Derek;;/gp/customer-reviews/RK0JLHW7QXYQZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0184CCOY0;;;I've been using other USB microscopes for the past several years - mostly for viewing crystals and plants. I enjoyed what they did and naively believed their claims about 150-200x magnification. But I wanted to get a new one and spent some time reading thru reviews to see which one would be best. I am so glad I decided to get this because it is incredible and makes all the other USB microscopes seem like toys for children. The other products are made from cheap plastic with flimsy stands. This is a high-quality product made from aluminum, with a sturdy stand that makes viewing objects so simple. When those other brands claim 200x or more magnification (some even laughably claim up to 1000x) they're completely lying. They don't even come close to that (it's only around 40x) and all you can do is adjust the focus wheel until the object comes into view, then keep turning it thru a blurry image until it reaches its other viewing capacity. With this brand, you get way more control. You use the wheels on the side to adjust the macro focus, then turn the top of the microscope to adjust the fine focus. When I first used this to look at a crystal at its highest magnification, it was absolutely mind-blowing. So bottom-line: no other microscope comes close to this one. If you want to waste your money on a toy that lies about what it can do, go ahead and buy another product. But if want a high-quality microscope, that's easy to use and will blow you away, get this. *For MAC users: they don't have software for it and recommend using Photo Booth. That works, but it also kinda sucks. I recommend a free application called Digital Viewer.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Best USB Microscope;;Amazon Customer;;/gp/customer-reviews/RTXR0UUZRB91M/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0184CCOY0;;;This microscope is great for what it is, but please keep in mind it's under $100. I use this to get close up shots of the medical marijuana I've been prescribed. Not only is it fascinating to look at, but it also helps to check for any undesirable additions to my medicine (mold, bugs, hairs, etc). It's main failing is that everything not directly centered gets a very heavy bokeh (out of focus) effect. At maximum magnification, there's a slight pink tinge around the outside of the image. But again, this is a $90 USB scope, not a high end one. You get what you pay for, and this is not a bad value.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2018;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Not professional quality, but not terrible for under $100;;John;;/gp/customer-reviews/REKSXQ2O8Y1HD/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0184CCOY0;;;This is a sturdy, well made, top quality USB microscope. Unlike some of the other bulky toy-like scopes out there, this one is thin and easy to hold in your hand, like a pencil, if you choose to use it that way. It is easy to adjust when on the stand, and the focus knob at the top of the scope is precise. There is a control on the USB cable that lets you adjust the brightness of the 8 LEDs in the head as well as button to make it easy to snap a photo. I've had no problems and am very happy with the purchase. The scope comes with a CD that has a couple of basic viewing programs but I recommend getting the free VLC Media Player program for best results. OasisScientific.com has some additional software and a troubleshooting guide, as well as an app for using the scope with an Android phone or tablet.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellent Digital Microscope;;A. Hearn;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3BXO44CFCL6UA/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0184CCOY0

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5.0 out of 5 stars
By Derek - Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018
Opti-tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera
This Microscope magnifies well but it is not high enough in power to view microorganisms in pond water. You can view the small print on a dollar bill or look close at an object, beyond what you can normally see. There are two good words to describe a microscope/magnifier. The magnification and the resolution. High magnification is useless if there is not enough resolution. Think of what you see if you zoom into a picture you took on your cell phone. As you zoom in you see more detail but at some point the detail stops and continuing to zoom provides nothing of value. How much resolution you need depends on what you are looking at. You could zoom into text letters with lower resolution and still be ok because you can make out the letters. I was able to confirm the 200x magnification on a 23” monitor. But as stated above, magnification is not the only thing that matters. You could project the same image on a 52” TV and get further magnification but that does not mean you will see anything further or see any value in the image. I think 200x is about the limit of what is useful. The best way to describe the magnification is with something we can all look at and understand. For that I used the US dollar bill. This camera will magnify George Washington’s eye in a one dollar bill to fill the entire viewer. Picture included to see the maximum magnification using George Washington’s eye from the dollar bill. It doesn’t matter how big your monitor is, you still get the same image in the frame of the viewer. A larger screen just has a larger eye in a larger frame but that does not mean it shows more detail. This web camera can run on any device that supports web cameras. You can use any software you can get that works with web cameras. So yes, this works on Linux and it works on cell phones and tablets that support USB cameras. Not all phones or tablets will support USB cameras. I have tried the Linux Camarama Webcam Viewer software from the Ubuntu software library. It works as well as the Cheese application. It will likely work on any web camera software because this is just a web camera. This camera works on my Android Pixel XL phone as well using a OTG cable. The OTG cable is a cheap cost connector that lets you convert the micro USB to a standard USB connector. This allows you to use a USB drive to back up software or pictures from your phone. You do need the OTG labeled connector, it is not just a simple USB micro to USB connector. And of course you phone needs to support OTG. Many newer phones support it. The Google pixel phones and the Samsung Note5 support OTG as well as many others. There are a couple steps to turn OTG on these phones. Research phone OTG and turning it on prior to attempting to using the camera to save some frustration. For the android phone, there are may webcam apps, I tried a few and liked the Endoscope app but it has low resolution images, like 640 x 480. But this is enough for many things. There are others, try them all if you want. Some will store much larger images. Resolution: The camera description states the camera sensor provides 1600 x 1200 image resolution size. However not all software supports that. Using the android Endoscope app, the images are saved as 640 x 480 (0.3 MP) size. The Linux Camarama Webcam Viewer software will display the image in 3 different views, Small, Medium, and Large. The Small image was saved as 160x120. The Medium image was saved as 800 x 600. The Large image was saved as 1600 x 1200. CameraFi Android application Can select different video sizes from 640 x 480 to 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 at1 0fps, 1600 x 1200 at 30 fps So the choice of software/application can change the resolution of the image saved. The Linux Camerama app saves the files to png type. The android app stored the file as a jpg. The type of file is determined by the webcam software not the camera. So if you want jpg files, find an app that saves as jpg. Png file format probably makes the most sense for storing the detail of a magnified image. jpg files have too much compression which does not work when trying to capture details of a magnified image. The light is adjustable but can be too much for looking up close at shiny objects. It is very hard to look at a diamond because of all the glare. Can turn off the light and use an external light which is better in some cases. It is helpful to use reflected light or light diffusers, on some objects. The stand is stable enough. It has enough weight to it to hold the apparatus stable while turning the focus knob. With all the knobs on the stand locked, the camera is stable. It does not move in any direction due to vibration or tilting of the stand. There is a radial pivot on the camera holder. It can move radially and does not have a lock but it is does hold in place well. It will not move due to any small movements, you have to put some pressure on it to move it. Appears to be a rubber on metal grip. A quick pull on the camera wire could cause the camera to move radially but this is not something that would easily happen if you are careful. There are two black turn knobs on the standup post, the one with the gear notches. These two knobs are locked together, turning one turns the other. This set of knobs will raise and lower the camera on the stand. At first I was loosening the lock nut then using the larger knobs to move it up and down. This works but you have to lock the position before removing your grip from the larger black knob. Otherwise the weight of the arm will cause the arm to drop all the way down. Then I found if you tighten the lock nut snug but not any tighter, you can move the larger knobs and the arm will not fall when you remove your hand. This is the way to use the device, it works really well. The camera comes with several attachments. At first I didn’t think much about the attachments. Then I decided to look more closely at them. They are helpful for viewing some things. For instance, one attachment is a plastic piece that fits over the camera tip. Does not look like it would do much good but it does help look at objects up close when hand holding the camera. Given the magnification, it is hard to hold the camera still enough to view something clearly when using the higher magnification. Using the plastic tip, put the tip on the camera then place the end of the tip up against a table and focus the image. Then you can just put the tip up against anything else to see that object in focus without using the focus knob and not dealing with your hand moving the camera around. This works really well to view up and down the edge of a knife to see the edge in detail, see attached pictures. It also helps to look at your skin, you can just move it around on your skin and see it in focus. This is not easily done without the attachment. There is another attachment that looks like the end piece used on that instrument your doctor uses to look into your ear. With that piece you can do the same thing, focus it first then put up into your ear and likely need to fine tune the focus to see. You can see inside your ear well with this piece. Without the piece it is hard to focus on anything. The other attachment is a long tube, I think to look inside something, like your mouth. These attachments make it much easier to focus on certain types of things. The last attachment is the 90 degree mirror. It works for looking around a corner, like into a wall or something like that. The camera will focus up close, around 5mm from an object. This is not an exact measurement, I just held up a ruler at what I found to be the closest I can get from a penny. On the other end, the camera can focus to infinity, meaning you can see around a room like a traditional webcam. Nothing special there, don’t really see much use for that given the stand. Summary: The camera works well for looking at images magnified up to 200x. The camera is compatible with a lot of third party software. I have confirmed it works on Linux, Android, and Windows 10. Took two pictures of the same dime, one at 800x600 and the other at 1600x1200. Other pictures included too.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
Best USB Microscope
I've been using other USB microscopes for the past several years - mostly for viewing crystals and plants. I enjoyed what they did and naively believed their claims about 150-200x magnification. But I wanted to get a new one and spent some time reading thru reviews to see which one would be best. I am so glad I decided to get this because it is incredible and makes all the other USB microscopes seem like toys for children. The other products are made from cheap plastic with flimsy stands. This is a high-quality product made from aluminum, with a sturdy stand that makes viewing objects so simple. When those other brands claim 200x or more magnification (some even laughably claim up to 1000x) they're completely lying. They don't even come close to that (it's only around 40x) and all you can do is adjust the focus wheel until the object comes into view, then keep turning it thru a blurry image until it reaches its other viewing capacity. With this brand, you get way more control. You use the wheels on the side to adjust the macro focus, then turn the top of the microscope to adjust the fine focus. When I first used this to look at a crystal at its highest magnification, it was absolutely mind-blowing. So bottom-line: no other microscope comes close to this one. If you want to waste your money on a toy that lies about what it can do, go ahead and buy another product. But if want a high-quality microscope, that's easy to use and will blow you away, get this. *For MAC users: they don't have software for it and recommend using Photo Booth. That works, but it also kinda sucks. I recommend a free application called Digital Viewer.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By John - Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2018
Not professional quality, but not terrible for under $100
This microscope is great for what it is, but please keep in mind it's under $100. I use this to get close up shots of the medical marijuana I've been prescribed. Not only is it fascinating to look at, but it also helps to check for any undesirable additions to my medicine (mold, bugs, hairs, etc). It's main failing is that everything not directly centered gets a very heavy bokeh (out of focus) effect. At maximum magnification, there's a slight pink tinge around the outside of the image. But again, this is a $90 USB scope, not a high end one. You get what you pay for, and this is not a bad value.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By A. Hearn - Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016
Excellent Digital Microscope
This is a sturdy, well made, top quality USB microscope. Unlike some of the other bulky toy-like scopes out there, this one is thin and easy to hold in your hand, like a pencil, if you choose to use it that way. It is easy to adjust when on the stand, and the focus knob at the top of the scope is precise. There is a control on the USB cable that lets you adjust the brightness of the 8 LEDs in the head as well as button to make it easy to snap a photo. I've had no problems and am very happy with the purchase. The scope comes with a CD that has a couple of basic viewing programs but I recommend getting the free VLC Media Player program for best results. OasisScientific.com has some additional software and a troubleshooting guide, as well as an app for using the scope with an Android phone or tablet.

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5.0 out of 5 stars
By Derek - Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018
Opti-tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera
This Microscope magnifies well but it is not high enough in power to view microorganisms in pond water. You can view the small print on a dollar bill or look close at an object, beyond what you can normally see. There are two good words to describe a microscope/magnifier. The magnification and the resolution. High magnification is useless if there is not enough resolution. Think of what you see if you zoom into a picture you took on your cell phone. As you zoom in you see more detail but at some point the detail stops and continuing to zoom provides nothing of value. How much resolution you need depends on what you are looking at. You could zoom into text letters with lower resolution and still be ok because you can make out the letters. I was able to confirm the 200x magnification on a 23” monitor. But as stated above, magnification is not the only thing that matters. You could project the same image on a 52” TV and get further magnification but that does not mean you will see anything further or see any value in the image. I think 200x is about the limit of what is useful. The best way to describe the magnification is with something we can all look at and understand. For that I used the US dollar bill. This camera will magnify George Washington’s eye in a one dollar bill to fill the entire viewer. Picture included to see the maximum magnification using George Washington’s eye from the dollar bill. It doesn’t matter how big your monitor is, you still get the same image in the frame of the viewer. A larger screen just has a larger eye in a larger frame but that does not mean it shows more detail. This web camera can run on any device that supports web cameras. You can use any software you can get that works with web cameras. So yes, this works on Linux and it works on cell phones and tablets that support USB cameras. Not all phones or tablets will support USB cameras. I have tried the Linux Camarama Webcam Viewer software from the Ubuntu software library. It works as well as the Cheese application. It will likely work on any web camera software because this is just a web camera. This camera works on my Android Pixel XL phone as well using a OTG cable. The OTG cable is a cheap cost connector that lets you convert the micro USB to a standard USB connector. This allows you to use a USB drive to back up software or pictures from your phone. You do need the OTG labeled connector, it is not just a simple USB micro to USB connector. And of course you phone needs to support OTG. Many newer phones support it. The Google pixel phones and the Samsung Note5 support OTG as well as many others. There are a couple steps to turn OTG on these phones. Research phone OTG and turning it on prior to attempting to using the camera to save some frustration. For the android phone, there are may webcam apps, I tried a few and liked the Endoscope app but it has low resolution images, like 640 x 480. But this is enough for many things. There are others, try them all if you want. Some will store much larger images. Resolution: The camera description states the camera sensor provides 1600 x 1200 image resolution size. However not all software supports that. Using the android Endoscope app, the images are saved as 640 x 480 (0.3 MP) size. The Linux Camarama Webcam Viewer software will display the image in 3 different views, Small, Medium, and Large. The Small image was saved as 160x120. The Medium image was saved as 800 x 600. The Large image was saved as 1600 x 1200. CameraFi Android application Can select different video sizes from 640 x 480 to 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 at1 0fps, 1600 x 1200 at 30 fps So the choice of software/application can change the resolution of the image saved. The Linux Camerama app saves the files to png type. The android app stored the file as a jpg. The type of file is determined by the webcam software not the camera. So if you want jpg files, find an app that saves as jpg. Png file format probably makes the most sense for storing the detail of a magnified image. jpg files have too much compression which does not work when trying to capture details of a magnified image. The light is adjustable but can be too much for looking up close at shiny objects. It is very hard to look at a diamond because of all the glare. Can turn off the light and use an external light which is better in some cases. It is helpful to use reflected light or light diffusers, on some objects. The stand is stable enough. It has enough weight to it to hold the apparatus stable while turning the focus knob. With all the knobs on the stand locked, the camera is stable. It does not move in any direction due to vibration or tilting of the stand. There is a radial pivot on the camera holder. It can move radially and does not have a lock but it is does hold in place well. It will not move due to any small movements, you have to put some pressure on it to move it. Appears to be a rubber on metal grip. A quick pull on the camera wire could cause the camera to move radially but this is not something that would easily happen if you are careful. There are two black turn knobs on the standup post, the one with the gear notches. These two knobs are locked together, turning one turns the other. This set of knobs will raise and lower the camera on the stand. At first I was loosening the lock nut then using the larger knobs to move it up and down. This works but you have to lock the position before removing your grip from the larger black knob. Otherwise the weight of the arm will cause the arm to drop all the way down. Then I found if you tighten the lock nut snug but not any tighter, you can move the larger knobs and the arm will not fall when you remove your hand. This is the way to use the device, it works really well. The camera comes with several attachments. At first I didn’t think much about the attachments. Then I decided to look more closely at them. They are helpful for viewing some things. For instance, one attachment is a plastic piece that fits over the camera tip. Does not look like it would do much good but it does help look at objects up close when hand holding the camera. Given the magnification, it is hard to hold the camera still enough to view something clearly when using the higher magnification. Using the plastic tip, put the tip on the camera then place the end of the tip up against a table and focus the image. Then you can just put the tip up against anything else to see that object in focus without using the focus knob and not dealing with your hand moving the camera around. This works really well to view up and down the edge of a knife to see the edge in detail, see attached pictures. It also helps to look at your skin, you can just move it around on your skin and see it in focus. This is not easily done without the attachment. There is another attachment that looks like the end piece used on that instrument your doctor uses to look into your ear. With that piece you can do the same thing, focus it first then put up into your ear and likely need to fine tune the focus to see. You can see inside your ear well with this piece. Without the piece it is hard to focus on anything. The other attachment is a long tube, I think to look inside something, like your mouth. These attachments make it much easier to focus on certain types of things. The last attachment is the 90 degree mirror. It works for looking around a corner, like into a wall or something like that. The camera will focus up close, around 5mm from an object. This is not an exact measurement, I just held up a ruler at what I found to be the closest I can get from a penny. On the other end, the camera can focus to infinity, meaning you can see around a room like a traditional webcam. Nothing special there, don’t really see much use for that given the stand. Summary: The camera works well for looking at images magnified up to 200x. The camera is compatible with a lot of third party software. I have confirmed it works on Linux, Android, and Windows 10. Took two pictures of the same dime, one at 800x600 and the other at 1600x1200. Other pictures included too.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
Best USB Microscope
I've been using other USB microscopes for the past several years - mostly for viewing crystals and plants. I enjoyed what they did and naively believed their claims about 150-200x magnification. But I wanted to get a new one and spent some time reading thru reviews to see which one would be best. I am so glad I decided to get this because it is incredible and makes all the other USB microscopes seem like toys for children. The other products are made from cheap plastic with flimsy stands. This is a high-quality product made from aluminum, with a sturdy stand that makes viewing objects so simple. When those other brands claim 200x or more magnification (some even laughably claim up to 1000x) they're completely lying. They don't even come close to that (it's only around 40x) and all you can do is adjust the focus wheel until the object comes into view, then keep turning it thru a blurry image until it reaches its other viewing capacity. With this brand, you get way more control. You use the wheels on the side to adjust the macro focus, then turn the top of the microscope to adjust the fine focus. When I first used this to look at a crystal at its highest magnification, it was absolutely mind-blowing. So bottom-line: no other microscope comes close to this one. If you want to waste your money on a toy that lies about what it can do, go ahead and buy another product. But if want a high-quality microscope, that's easy to use and will blow you away, get this. *For MAC users: they don't have software for it and recommend using Photo Booth. That works, but it also kinda sucks. I recommend a free application called Digital Viewer.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By John - Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2018
Not professional quality, but not terrible for under $100
This microscope is great for what it is, but please keep in mind it's under $100. I use this to get close up shots of the medical marijuana I've been prescribed. Not only is it fascinating to look at, but it also helps to check for any undesirable additions to my medicine (mold, bugs, hairs, etc). It's main failing is that everything not directly centered gets a very heavy bokeh (out of focus) effect. At maximum magnification, there's a slight pink tinge around the outside of the image. But again, this is a $90 USB scope, not a high end one. You get what you pay for, and this is not a bad value.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By A. Hearn - Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016
Excellent Digital Microscope
This is a sturdy, well made, top quality USB microscope. Unlike some of the other bulky toy-like scopes out there, this one is thin and easy to hold in your hand, like a pencil, if you choose to use it that way. It is easy to adjust when on the stand, and the focus knob at the top of the scope is precise. There is a control on the USB cable that lets you adjust the brightness of the 8 LEDs in the head as well as button to make it easy to snap a photo. I've had no problems and am very happy with the purchase. The scope comes with a CD that has a couple of basic viewing programs but I recommend getting the free VLC Media Player program for best results. OasisScientific.com has some additional software and a troubleshooting guide, as well as an app for using the scope with an Android phone or tablet.