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Overview: The Cosmos 5MP LCD Desktop Digital Microscope by Celestron
is a small, portable microscope with a full color 3.5" LCD screen. It has a 4x
to 160x magnification using the LCD screen, and up to 800x using a computer
monitor, plus a 4x digital zoom. It also has a built-in 5 MP digital camera for capturing
photos or videos of your subject. The desktop microscope is ideal for viewing
insects, plants, rocks, coins, stamps, and more.
Optics: The microscope is equipped with a 5 element IR cut,
high-quality glass lens with the equivalent focal length of 15.8mm.
Built-in Digital Camera: The LCD Desktop Digital Microscope has a 5
MP color CMOS image sensor. It can take digital still images as well as record
VGA video at 30 fps. Digital still images can be set to the following
resolutions: 5MP (2592 x 1944), 3MP (2048 x 1546), 2MP (1600 x 1200), and 1.3MP
(1280 x 960). Images can be interpolated to 9MP or 12 MP. The shutter release is located on the
base. You can preview or upload recorded images to your computer via the
supplied USB cable.
Micro SD Card Slot: The microscope has a slot on the left
side for a Micro SD card. It is compatible with Micro SD cards up to 32 GB. A 2
GB Micro SD card (with SD card adapter) is included, which includes
approximately 50 pre-loaded images of sample specimens that you can view on the
3.5" LCD screen or your computer.
LED Illumination Ring: The microscope has a ring of 8 white
LEDs surrounding the lens to illuminate your subject. The intensity of the
illumination can be adjusted using the LED Illuminator Adjustment wheel, located
on the side of the LCD screen.
Focus Wheel: The large focus wheel on the front of the
microscope adjusts the magnification and brings your subject into sharp focus.
It has a range of 10mm to infinity.
Software: The Cosmos LCD Desktop Digital Microscope comes with Celestron
Micro Capture PRO software on CD-ROM. The software allows you to view and upload images on
your computer. It can also help you capture photos and videos of your subjects.
Micro Capture PRO is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and
Windows 8, as well as Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8.
Video Output: In addition to viewing images on the 3.5" LCD
screen or your computer monitor, you can connect the microscope to a TV via the
3.5mm composite video output and view images on your TV. A 3.5mm-to-RCA
composite video cable is provided.
Power Requirements: The microscope can be powered in a
variety of ways. It comes with a BL-5C (3.7V, 1050mAh, 3.885Wh) Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery, which powers the microscope for approximately 2 hours
continuously. The unit can also be powered by the supplied AC adapter. The
battery is charged while the unit is connected to AC power or when connected to
a computer via USB. The unit will not operate solely on USB power.
Dimensions: The microscope has the following dimensions:
Width=4.411", Height=9.063", Depth=6", Weight=1.5 pounds