5 Stars By Dan H on 2015-12-06
A Fantastic Voyage (or..Pond Scum Rules!)
In my opinion, this is a very well built, precise instrument.
The optics are of good+ quality and the stage controls are precise and smooth.
The light and condenser adjust nicely and the objectives click firmly in place.
The only thing I would wish for would be a way to adjust the focusing point for the digital camera to be the same as the optical focusing point.
They are close but I have to make a small adjustment when going from optic to digital viewing.
The software for the camera is top notch and will take some time to learn and utilize all of the features and capabilities with features like layering and HDR.
The camera resoultion has 3 settings in the software:
4096X3288 (13.2 megapixels)
2048X1644 ( 3.3 megapixels)
1024X822 ( 0.8 megapixels)
I found that for live, smooth video recording (and for focusing), I needed to use the lowest resolution for quick moving subjects.
For slower moving subjects, the 3.3mp resolution may work but will be jumpy.
The highest resolution is great for still snapshots but responds too slowly over the USB-2 interface for smooth video.
All in all, I'm glad I spent the extra $ for the 14-MP version.
At first I thought that this and the 5-MP microscope were the same scope with a different camera but, after looking at the details, it appears that the controls and heft of this one is a notch above the less expensive (though I'm sure a good quality) 5 Megapixel CS-M83ES-C50U version.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with the performance of this microscope.
For the price, compared to other scopes with comparable features, I'd say it's a great value.
5 Stars By S A Day on 2016-04-13
OMAX Trinocular with 14mp camera
I have been using the microscope for about two weeks now. The clarity is excellent through both the optics and the camera. The still pictures are really clear although I haven't been able to record video yet. This will be due to what program I am using to open the file on my computer, not sure. I would definitely recommend this microscope to amateurs and professionals. I had a problem with the computer disc that came with it but customer support was excellent, I received the links to download the disc from internet within five minuets of contacting OMAX. The only downside is I didn't receive a packing list as I have a small bottle of what I think to be immersion oil but not sure.
All in all I consider to be great value for money.
4 Stars By S. Chambers on 2017-02-13
Great Camera, Software not up to Par
Microscope is great, camera is great, software could be improved. It's not as fast as I had hoped. Find the one that has a USB 3.0 camera, should be faster.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-04-09
Very nice scope. Had an issue with the original unit object light not turning on. I contacted seller, and a new part was sent out straight away! Good customer service!
5 Stars By gmark99 on 2016-02-20
Beautiful piece of equipment -- sturdy and precise.
5 Stars By Brother on 2016-10-23
everything as described.
Thank you very much
4 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-10-18
Works well easy to set up and use
5 Stars By Shelby E. on 2016-12-07
it's extremely easy to focus and use
Setting it up was a breeze even without instructions and as long as you have prepared slides, it's extremely easy to focus and use.
5 Stars By Cool T on 2016-06-10
Impressed with this microscope's optics!
5 Stars By John on 2015-08-12
I am so pleased with this microscope
I am so pleased with this microscope. The camara is great. Everything I received is of great quality and well built. I was looking at the 1500-2000 dollar range-same power. I am so glad I chose this one after reading reviews of the other Omax microscopes. I could not have found a better deal than this for the quality I received. If you are wanting a great microscope with a great camara you will love this one. If you order this one be sure and order slides with it. I am very happy with this purchase, it is one of the best purchases I have ever made.