130X USB Microscope Camera
1 Jul 2009
130X USB Microscope Camera - Preferred Choice Award 2007, Creative Child Magazine
In 2007, an interesting - cool new toy came into my shop: The 130X USB Digital Microscope Camera!
What an adorable Funky little Gadget Camera: I had to have it...
I does have its drawbacks and flaws; Focus is somewhat difficult to achieve. Pixelation is also a serious problem, but so what, it can do things the naked eye cannot and I have yet to find a camera/lens that can macro zoom to 130X!!
Gadgets, cameras & video have always fascinated me and I've acquired what I can afford without breaking the bank, and I truly have a ball with every little detail they offer up.
Microscope Camera, Specimen Base, 1 Prepared Specimen Slide, 3 Blank Slides, Forceps, Eyedropper, Software - Mac & PC (rare), USB Cable
Microscope connects to your computer via USB cable. Magnifies 26X up to 130X! Maginfied images appear in Brilliantly clear resolution. Bright built-in 4 LED bulbs to ensure clarity. Capture still or video images by pushing a shutter button! Save digital stills and video to your computer.
This item retailed for $130 new, I paid $39 since it was on clearance.
As you see in some of my images...it is really fun to play with and connected to a laptop, very portable for outdoor use. I think this is a great toy for children and adults alike.
After many hours/days/years of use, this little gadget keeps astounding me every time I bring it out of its original box. It really is only used for odd little views of the world, but; it completely fascinates me in ways that most would find childish!!!
As they always say, it's not the equipment or expensive equipment that a photographer uses. It is in the eye and vision of the user to create masterpieces.
Toy cameras have always been around and I see many Amazing Photographers that use them with Spectacular skill and artistry in their work. Many are here on JPG! Toys are a force to be reckoned with and have a unique niche that can never be replaced.