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Bodelin Technologies ProScope HR2 w/50x Lens

B&H # BOPSHR250X Mfr # PS-HR2-50X
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You Pay: $279.00
Product Highlights
  • Hand-Held Microscope
  • Resolution; 2 MP
  • 50x Magnification
  • USB 2.0 Connection
  • HR Software
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • Mac OSX

The ProScope HR2 is a hand-held digital microscope from Bodelin Technologies for PC and Macintosh platforms. Utilizing a single USB 2.0 port, the HR2's state-of-the-art 2 MP Aptina CCD puts high-resolution imaging in the palm of your hand.

The HR2 produces remarkable live-view presentations by streaming pixels at full resolution - this technological advancement not only produces stunning high-magnification imagery, it also allows intensive image-adjustment. Because the ProScope HR2 allows you to take the microscope to the subject in its native environment, it's an invaluable tool for science education, law enforcement, and industrial quality-control applications.

The lens included in this ProScope HR2 package offers a magnification level of 50x - an excellent initial first-choice lens for many applications. Optional lenses for specialized applications (0-10x, 30x, 100x, 200x, 400x) are available separately. Other optional accessories include; adapters for borescopes and analog microscopes, an image analyzer software-package, and a measurement software-package that is accurate to 10 microns.

The ProScope HR2 is manufactured in Oregon USA, and it is RoHS compliant. It's a UVC plug-and-play device that's bundled with Windows and Mac software for capturing stills, video and time-lapse images. The HR2 can also be used live over the Internet with programs like Skype and Apple's iChat.

2 MP Imaging
Capture stills, video, and time-lapse imagery at 1600 x 1200
System Capability
Accepts interchangeable lenses, C-mount adapters, analog microscope adapter
High Speed USB2
Utilizes USB2 connection for high-resolution live-view clarity
UVC Plug and Play
USB Video Class: plug and play operation without software. This allows use of the ProScope HR live over the Internet with programs like SKYPE and Apple iChat.
Video Controls
Brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, manual, auto exposure, image orientation (flip/mirror), manual/auto white balance w/presets, RGB white balance components.
Light source/white-balance presets: ProScope HR2 LED, incandescent, fluorescent, daylight, auto.
RoHS Compliant
Free from lead and made with a lead free process
Dual Tripod Mounts
Front and rear standard 1/4-20" threaded mounts
Operating System Requirements
Windows XP SP2 and up, Mac OS 10.4.8 and up
Made in the USA
Manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities in Lake Oswego, Oregon USA
Magnification 50x
Imager 2 MP 1/3" color sensor, 1,920,000 effective pixels
Interface USB 2.0
Cable Length 6.0' / 1.8 m
Still Capture QVGA/320x240, VGA/640x480, SXGA/1280x1024
Video Capture QVGA - 30 fps @ 320x240, VGA - 15 fps @ 640x480, SXGA - 3.75 fps @ 1280x1024 , UXGA - 2.5 fps @ 1600x1200
Power Source Powered via USB Interface
Temperature Ranges Operating: 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage: 14 to 140°F -10 to 60°C
Apple System Requirements G4, G5 or Intel Mac
Mac OSX 10.4.8 and later
QuickTime 7 or later
Factory installed USB 2.0 high speed port
Windows System Requirements Pentium 4 equivalent or faster
Windows XP/Vista and later
QuickTime 7 or later
DirectX 9 or later
Factory installed USB 2.0 high speed port
Overall Dimensions 6.0 x 1.8" / 15.2 x 4.5 cm
Weight 6.5 oz / 185 g
Bodelin Technologies ProScope HR2 w/50x Lens
  • BOPSHR2BU
  • ProScope 50x Lens
  • ProScope HR2 Base Unit
  • HR Software
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty
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    Bodelin TechnologiesProScope HR2 w/50x Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    5.0

    great product

    By HM

    from OK

    About Me Student

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          Comments about Bodelin Technologies ProScope HR2 w/50x Lens:

          I bought this to use for science projects. Image quality is up to 1600x1200 (2MP) for still shots. The LED illumination is switchable off/low/high.

          The included software is functional. you don'd need to use the bottom on the microscope! it has a lot of options to make the picture as good as you want.

          I think this microscope is one of the best choices in this range of price.

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          4.0

          Works Great Best with Stand

          By Hutch

          from Lakewood WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Properly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bodelin Technologies ProScope HR2 w/50x Lens:

              Takes great picture. I have the 50X lens and will be purchasing all lens available. Can't wait to see the 400% Magnifications. Would recommend to anyone needing a portable Microscope.

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              5.0

              Excellent inexpensive tool

              By Dr. O.

              from Albany, CA

              About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy To Use
              • Works Properly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Archaeology lab
                • Fiber identification
                • In The Field
                • In The Lab
                • Research

                Comments about Bodelin Technologies ProScope HR2 w/50x Lens:

                This is the best of the inexpensive USB microscopes for many serious applications, because the base unit accomodates a range of fixed-magnification lenses. Other brands have built-in zoom lenses that make taking measurements from images more complicated and less precise, and typically have limited ranges of magnification, so that you have to buy two or more units in order to get all the magnifications that you might need. Buying one ProScope base unit and a set of lenses is cheaper, and swapping lenses on the unit while working is easier than dismounting one microscope from a stand and replacing it with another when you need a different magnification. Also, a 400x lens is available, which is higher power than is available in most other devices. 400x is necessary for some fiber identification, which is what I am currently using the ProScope for. The base unit mounts easily on a photo tripod that you probably already own (the threads are metal, so they will last), so you can hold and move the sample while the microscope stays steady.
                Caveat: the highest resolution (1600x1200) that is the main feature of the HR2 model over the cheaper HR model does not work on computers (mostly Core i5 and i7 laptops) with the Intel QM57 chipset with USB rate-matching hub. There is apparently no workaround except to fall back to the lower 1280x1024 resolution, which is no better than what the cheaper ProScope HR unit provides. This is not as serious a problem as it appears, because the 1280x1024 image has exactly the same resolution as the 1600x1200 image - the larger image simply has a wider field of view (the lower-pixel image is simply the cropped central portion of the higher-pixel one). So using the 1280x1024 setting with the HR2 does not sacrifice any detail; you just get less of the object in the image. The ProScope does not require a particularly powerful computer, so another workaround is to dedicate an older laptop to running the microscope at the full 1600x1200 resolution.
                The image capture button is nearly useless, since it involves a tactile click that makes it difficult to keep the device steady while recording an image. Better to use a mouse to click the on-screen "capture" button -- or to do so using the voice recognition features of Windows 7, leaving both your hands free to hold the sample. Unfortunately, the software does not integrate well with Windows 7 voice recognition, so you have to operate it with slightly clunky "mouse grid" feature, rather than just saying "capture".
                I would like to see more metal and less plastic in the body and fittings, but the build quality seems good otherwise.
                There is a freeware/donationware, arguably better, alternative to the "Screen calipers" measurement software that comes as trialware with the ProScope. The alternative is Meazure 2.0, easily found with an online search. It lacks the cute (or embarrassing, depending on your taste) graphical calipers, but it takes fewer mouse clicks per measurement, and has many useful extra features.

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                4.0

                Pleased with the ProScope

                By Jim

                from London, Canada

                About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Assemble/Install
                • Functional
                • Just works
                • Well Constructed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In The Lab

                  Comments about Bodelin Technologies ProScope HR2 w/50x Lens:

                  Seems to work great for my circuit boards and the tiny writing on some of the components. The HR2 allows the LED intensity to be controlled by software, thankfully, as the glare off of solder, etc. can be an issue.
                  Bodelin tells me they have a 30X lens with polarized light, which may be better for my application (but is not 50X).

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