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Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope

B&H # AVANE500 Mfr # AN-E500
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Product Highlights
  • Hand-Held Microscope w/ Stand
  • 2 Megapixel Color CMOS Chip
  • 500x Magnification
  • USB 2.0
  • Captures Live View, Stills or Video
  • 8 White LEDs to Light Your Subject
  • PC and Mac Computer Compatible
  • USB Powered, No Batteries Required

The Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope is a hand-held digital microscope that comes with a convenient stand, for work in the lab, classroom or in the field. You even have 8 white LEDs to light up your subject. The microscope connects to your PC, or Mac computer with a fast USB 2.0 connection, so images from its 2 megapixel color CMOS chip puts high-resolution images on your computer. The eScope is powered through its USB connection - no batteries are required.

The microscope provides 500x optical magnification so you can view the microscopic world right on your computer screen; you will be amazed at the beauty of this microscopic world. AN-E500 eScope users can view live images, capture still images and 1600 x 1200 30fps AVI Video on their computer. Applications for this microscope include reading aid, presentation aid, printing inspection, computer parts inspections, scientific teaching, laboratory research, medical analysis, school research, skin examination, collectibles examination (coins, etc,), textile inspection, jewelry inspection, industrial inspections, and many others.

Note! Download Mac OS X compatible software from Avangard Optics here: http://www.nightvisionetc.com/downloads/eScopeMac_v13_2.dmg

Hand-held microscope with stand that is perfect for work in the lab, classroom, or in the field
Compatible with PC or Mac computers
Users can view live images, freeze them and capture them directly to their computer
Powered by the USB connection - no batteries required
8 LED diodes will light up your subject
CE and ROHS compliant
Magnification 500x
Imager 2 Megapixel Color CMOS Chip
Interface USB 2.0
Cable Length N/A
Still Capture Still image capture by hardware and software
Video Capture Up to 1600 x 1200 30 fps AVI
Power Source Powered by USB
Temperature Ranges Not Specified by Manufacturer
Operating System Windows 98se, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS 10.4.9 and up (via PhotoBooth), 700MHz CPU, 384Mb RAM
Software Twain, VFW, Direct Show AP Driver
Overall Dimensions 4.72 x 1.30" (120 x 33mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope
  • Stand
  • User Manual
  • Software CD (for Windows only; Mac works via Photo Booth)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Avangard OpticsAN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope
     
    3.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (8)
    • Works properly (6)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (4)

    Best Uses

    • In the field (6)
    • In the lab (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Academic/professional researcher (5), Student (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    A Great Time Stealer

    By Zombie Dog

    from Colton, California

    About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Works Properly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Field
      • In The Lab

      Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

      PROS:1. The images produced by the 2 Mp sensor are sharp with minimal distortion and good color rendition.2. The internal focus mechanism allows one to change depth of field of view. For example, holding it on a bug, one can focus on just the feet or only the top of a shell. This can be a disadvantage when viewing certain objects though.3. It is easy to use. Compared to a compound microscope, this is much easier. It moves from one object to the next without worrying about mounting an object on a slide or dropping a glass slide. 4. It works with many pre-made slides.5. There are very few limits to usage. If you can get your hands to it, you can see it through this device.6. My 7th grade science students are fascinated with day-to-day items as simple as the weave of a shirt to pencil lead to a hair growing out of skin on someones arm. They line up daily to get a chance to use my single unit before school, during lunch and after school.7. It is very easy to use with almost no learning curve.8. I do not worry about my students harming the device. The lens is nearly unreachable by all. I supervise a little closer around liquids though.8. It did not take much time to convince my principal to find enough money to purchase a few for my department.CONS: The USB cable could be longer.Focusing sometimes takes two hands.The stand it comes with is not complex or substantial enough for this device.I have lost more of my time being amazed myself by the world around me and the ease with which to see it.

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      2.0

      Worked fine but ....

      By Mike

      from Michigan

      About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

          The camera lense is not protected from dust and was damaged immediately upon use - image contains permanent "specs" in the display window and is captured by the pictures and video - I have considered returning it for another product

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          4.0

          cool

          By louis

          from new york, ny

          About Me Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Use
          • Works Properly

          Cons

          • Poor resolution

          Best Uses

          • In The Field

          Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

          i bought it at b&h a few weeks ago, and i'm satisfied. it would be better with adjustable magnification and with a better stand (the one that comes with it has got some spherical joints that just hold in certain positions), but for its price it's awesome. maybe the resolution could be a bit better as well, but for that you should buy a more professional and, in consequence, more expensive one.

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          5.0

          Excellent tool for the money!

          By SWC

          from Shreveport, LA.

          About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Use
          • Works Properly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

              I was impressed by the clarity of the images produced by this microscope. Clearly what I was looking for when I purchased this device!

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              4.0

              Works great on MAC and PC

              By alvarohoro

              from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

              About Me Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Works Properly

              Cons

              • Poorly Calibrated

              Best Uses

              • In The Field

              Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

              You can adjust focus and light manually.
              It's too sensible, the little "tripod" could be greater.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Deal for Fixed 500X Magnification

              By John Q. Webb

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Student

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • In The Lab
              • Research

              Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

              The eScope has great, but *nonadjustable*, 500X magnification. At this power the field of view is about .3mm, so it's difficult to get a sense of where you're at over a specimen, unlike a traditional microscope with its powers of 40X, 100X and 400X. If you don't need 500X power, get an adjustable 10X-200X digital scope. But if you do need 500X, a good set up is to use an adjustable scope to locate an area of interest on your specimen and then swap in the 500X scope for finer detail.

              The stand included with the eScope is junk. If you plan on taking photos or video, get a real stand. There are universal digital microscope stands that have a stage which can be moved along the X and Y axes and also feature fine focusing (up and down) over the specimen.

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              4.0

              years ago

              By Blake

              from Niceville,Florida

              About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Well Calibrated
              • Works Properly

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • In The Field

              Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

              Years ago, you would have to pay high dollar for this kind of technology...this is beyond my expections except for no slide holder built into the microscope..

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unmatched!

              By Optilab

              from Brunswick, NJ

              About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Well Calibrated
              • Works Properly

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • In The Field
              • In The Lab
              • Research

              Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

              I've used many microscopes of this kind and I must say that this one provides better image quality and higher magnification that any handheld digital microscopes out there. It is a bit tricky to use as it is actually a real optical microscope and it focuses exactly like any real lab microscope. This microscope is ideal for professional use (forensics, research, etc.) but may be difficult to operate for the casual user.

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              3.0

              Works but adjustable stand doesn't fit

              By RonNSFO99

              from San Francisco

              About Me Lab Assistant

              Pros

              • Accurate

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Non fitting stand

              Best Uses

              • In The Field

              Comments about Avangard Optics AN-E500 eScope 500x USB 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital Microscope:

              The scope works but there's no way to hold it steady since the adjustable stand does not fit the scope. Either it was a packing error or design flaw.

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