What are the Types of Digital Microscopes?
In this product guide, we talk a little about the types of digital microscopes that are available and for sale in the market, so that you can see their differences and which one best suit your needs.
Types of Digital Microscopes
In general, the digital microscopes are one that allows you to project images from a computer and they are the most popular and inexpensive, however there are also others with similar characteristics that integrate others and that for the same reason their cost is higher.
USB Digital Microscope
USB digital microscopes require the use of a computer to view the images. Inside the packaging of a digital microscope, it contains a USB cable that allows you to precisely connect the microscope to the computer, in addition to bringing an installation software; These microscopes are available on the market, since it is the most common and the cheapest.
Stereo Digital Microscope
There are other types of digital microscopes that do not require the use of a computer are called Stereo microscopes . Instead, they bring a small monitor, usually on top of the microscope where the eyepiece traditionally should be placed, and an image of the sample is projected through that monitor.
Some include a separate LCD monitor, allowing you to view larger images. These types of models generally include a hard drive so that images can be stored and transferred.
Portable Digital Microscope
These models allow to be transported everywhere but the magnification levels of the image in these small microscopes are limited and can usually be connected to a computer to view the image.
The advantage of these models is that you take it with your hand and so you can move it, you no longer need to remove or put the sample; Also, the built-in camera of this type of microscope allows you to see small spaces at unusual angles that the human eye sometimes does not perceive.
Combined Digital Microscope
This type of digital microscope can be used like traditional microscopes, that is, they contain an ocular lens through which you can observe your samples and also have a built-in camera that allows images to be transmitted and saved.
In most cases, the magnification of the eyepiece determines the magnification level of the final image. These digital microscopes come in such a way that they can be detached from their base or turned into a digital microscope camera.
As you can see there are certain distinctions between the types of digital microscopes themselves that will serve you for different things depending on the specialty or work area in which you need to use them.