Student-Friendly Digital Microscopy Made Easy and Affordable - Designed & Manufactured by a Real Microscopy Company!
Digital Microscopy Designed for Younger Students with Software Developed to Engage Their Minds
Professional Coated Glass Optics - Not Plastic!
Superior Image Quality & Resolution
PC & MAC Compatible
Built-In CMOS Digital Camera
SuperBright LED Illumination
2 Stages for Viewing Regular Microscope Slides and Larger Objects
Exclusive Activity Manual with 32 Science Inquiry Based Activities
Completely Portable - Can Be Used Anywhere as a Stand-Alone Microscope
Designed specifically for younger students with input by professional educators, the DigiScope 300 Digital Microscope from Motic Instruments will take you and your class on a journey of microscopic discovery the likes of which they have never experienced before. It is simple to set up and easy to use.
Developed using the same advanced digital microscopy technology found in our high-end Boreal and Motic Digital Microscopes, this beginner model is a LED field microscopes with built-in CMOS digital camera.
The DigiScope 300 features a 20X to 100X manual zoom lens. In both cases the zoom is seamless, providing exceedingly crisp images and an exceptional 4mm depth of field. Because of the camera's high frame rate (~10fps) focusing can be done in real-time.
Image size can be configured to best suit the computer screen you are viewing specimens on. Choices include: 160x120, 176x144, 320x240, 355x288 and 640x480. In side by side tests with the Intel QX-3 both DigiScope models showed superior image quality at equal magnifications, and superior resolution at both maximum and minimum magifications.
The camera plugs directly into your PC or MAC via the included USB cable. Works with desktops, laptops and even projection devices. To prevent loss, the cable is permanently attached to the camera. The camera can be removed allowing you to take the microscope anywhere.
The model comes with two stages - a slide stage with molded-in stage clips for viewing regular microscope slides, and a reversible whole objects stage/"swimming pool" stage. The whole objects stage side is great for studying bugs, leaves, small rocks or other non-slide specimens. The swimming pool side features a small indent that is ideal for the study of pond water.
Despite its "child-like" interface the included Motic Play software on CD-ROM is actually very powerful, extremely robust, image capture and manipulation software. With it students can capture still images or video of specimens. Specimens can be measured in microns, mm or inches. Pixel based measuring results in extreme accuracy. Images are automatically saved to a folder for later use.
Images can be printed out, measured, flipped, painted on, labeled or "rubber stamped" will dozens of fun shapes. Your students will spend hours learning while having fun "playing" at and discoverying the joys of microscopy. Invert function makes light areas dark and dark areas light. Relief mode produces a very cool "3D" effect. Comes with pre-loaded images to get you started.
A time-lapse function allows for the creation of "mini-movies" that show specimen growth or movement over a specific period of time.
The intuitive control panel is bright, colorful and large. Even the youngest children have no problem figuring out how to do the most amazing things with this great educational device. The program even makes funny sounds to keep interest high (sounds feature can be turned off to save your peace of mind!).
Incident illumination (top and bottom) is provided by our superbright LED bulbs powered by three "AA" batteries (not included). These are the brightest bulbs we have yet seen. You will be pulling out all your old slides to see what new details this light can reveal. Details you missed using your old illumination system. The intensity control function allows you to choose the illumination level that works best for you.
Minimum requirements: PC running Windows 98 or better, Mac OS9, 64 MB RAM (128 recommended) 300mHz, USB port, CD-ROM drive.
Speed Fair model# DS 300.