Celestron COSMOS™ Handheld Digital Microscope

Portable digital microscope with 2.4" LCD and built-in 3-megapixel camera

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Celestron COSMOS LCD Handheld Digital Microscope

The power to see the world up close is in your hand.

See the world up close

The Celestron COSMOS Handheld Digital Microscope makes it easy for budding scientists and hobbyists alike to explore their world up close. This portable microscope features an integrated 2.4" color LCD screen for viewing objects, and a built-in 3-megapixel digital camera for capturing photos and videos of your discoveries. The supplied SD card lets you store your images, and includes pre-loaded sample images that you can view on the LCD screen. Plus, a USB port allows you to transfer images to your computer for sharing. Since it's powered by two "AA" batteries, you'll want to bring this 'scope along on all your adventures. It even includes a handy soft carrying case.

This COSMOS microscope delivers optical magnification up to 54X power to provide a highly detailed view of bugs, plants, minerals, coins, stamps, and more. A 4X digital zoom lets you take an even closer look at your specimens. The manual focus wheel allows you to zero in on your subjects quickly and easily. And a ring of six adjustable-brightness LED lights in the base of the microscope provides smooth, even illumination of your subjects for a clear, revealing view.

Product Highlights:

  • integrated 2.4" color LCD screen for viewing and image playback
  • built-in 3-megapixel digital camera with CMOS image sensor
  • magnification:
    • low power range: 1-3.7X
    • high power range: 54X
    • digital zoom: 4X
  • manual focus wheel
  • dedicated photo capture button
  • six-LED ring light with adjustable brightness for specimen illumination
  • 128MB built-in flash memory for storing images
  • SD memory card slot for recording additional images onto included memory card
  • high-speed USB interface (for image transfer only)
  • powered by two "AA" batteries (not included)
  • dimensions: 3-7/8"W x 4-5/16"H x 2-9/16"D
  • weight: 6.6 ounces
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • soft carry case
  • USB cable
  • 2GB MicroSD card with SD card adapter and preloaded sample images
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What's in the box?

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  • LCD Handheld digital microscope
  • 4' USB cable (Type A USB on one end and a Mini-B 2.0 USB on other end)
  • 2 GB SD card in plastic case
  • Carrying case
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Research


Overview: The Cosmos LCD Handheld Digital Microscope by Celestron is a small, portable microscope with built-in 2.4" LCD screen (320 x 240). It has up to 54x magnification, and has a built-in 3 MP digital camera, so you can capture photos or videos of your subject. The microscope weighs only 6-1/2 ounces, and is ideal for viewing insects, plants, rocks, coins, stamps, and more. A soft carrying pouch is included.

Built-in Digital Camera: The Cosmos LCD digital microscope has a 3 MP color CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 (interpolated). It can take digital still images as well as record video. The shutter release is located on the front of the microscope. The microscope has an SD card slot that will accept cards of up to 16 GB. A 2 GB SD card is included for saving still images and videos. In addition, the microscope has a built-in 128 MB internal flash memory. Images and videos can be transferred to your computer via the supplied USB cable.

Note: The supplied 2 GB SD card is pre-loaded with 50 images of sample specimens that you can view on the 2.4" LCD screen.

LED Illumination Ring: The microscope has a ring of 6 white LEDs surrounding the lens to illuminate your subject. With the illuminator adjustment button, you can set the illumination to bright (6 LEDs lit), dim (3 LEDs lit) or Off.

Focus Wheel: The large focus wheel on the side of the microscope adjusts the magnification and brings your subject into sharp focus. It has a range of 3.7x to 54x magnification. The digital zoom increases the optical focus by 2x or 4x.

Power Requirements: The Cosmos Handheld LCD microscope is powered by two "AA" batteries (not included).

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