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veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope

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Product Highlights
  • 2Mp CMOS Sensor
  • Removable Cradle
  • 4 LED Light Source
  • 20x or 400x Magnification
  • USB Powered
  • Capture Software Included

Light on the pocketbook and fun for the whole family, the Veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope provides a closer look at the world around you with either 20x or 400x magnification. In addition to magnifying specimens, the VMS-004D has a built-in 2Mp camera that takes video and still images of your subjects for an even closer look on your computer monitor. The microscope can be removed from the included stand and used handheld, as well, for hard to reach places.

Adjustable LEDs for object illumination
2Mp CMOS sensor (interpolated)
Measurement function using enclosed software
Snapshot and video recording function
Alloy stand and stand alone capture button
Tacton rubber touch housing
Removable cradle arm allows use as a handheld microscope
With a base zoom level of 20x, the VMS-004 can also magnify to a factor of 400x
Fine slider adjustment for brightness, hue, saturation and sharpness, plus a black and white display mode
VMS-004 USB Microscope is supplied with Windows and Mac drivers. For software for side-loading CD drives just visit the download centre
The lens can be adjusted to point in any direction using the movable arm
Simply install the drivers, plug the microscope into your computer via the USB and you're ready to go
Sensor 2Mp
Resolution AVI (up to 1280 x 960) video
1600 x 1200 Still capture
Controller High speed DSP
Light Source Built-in 4 LED lights
Switchable on/off
Magnification 20.0x or 400.0x
Connection USB
System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32 bit and 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit
Mac OS x 10.5 and later
Power Requirement USB powered
Compliance CE and RoHS
Miscellaneous Flicker rate: 50MHz / 60MHz option; Capture software included; Driver compatibility: TWAIN, VFW, Direct Show AP
veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope
  • User Guide
  • Removable Cradle
  • Software CD with Measurement Function
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    vehoVMS-004D 400x USB Microscope
     
    3.9

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • Works properly (20)
    • Accurate (10)
    • Durable (10)
    • Well calibrated (4)

    Cons

    • Doesn't work properly (4)
    • Difficult to use (3)
    • Poorly calibrated (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the lab (15)
    • In the field (12)
    • Research (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Academic/professional researcher (16), Student (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "awesome live video"

    I love this thing. It's a great simple magnification device. For the price, I don't think you could get any better. The magnification is great, as well as the photo and video...Read complete review

    I love this thing. It's a great simple magnification device. For the price, I don't think you could get any better. The magnification is great, as well as the photo and video quality. I took close up video of some pond creatures, really cool. The still shots are also pretty crisp for the relativly low megapixel count. It's very simple to use and very compact. Not to mention it's nicely made. It feels like it cost a lot more. My only complaint is the software, it's very dated looking, and it has failed on me before, corrupting images or not recognising the device.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    VMS review

    My company bought a bunch of these that go to 200x and I loved it so I bought this one that goes to 400x. Well, my eyes were bigger than my belly on...Read complete review

    My company bought a bunch of these that go to 200x and I loved it so I bought this one that goes to 400x. Well, my eyes were bigger than my belly on this. The 400x is much more than I need or will ever use. I does work great though. One of the cool things about it is the clear plastic tube on the end makes it look like a tunnel when you look at something more than a few inches away. It's very easy to install and the light is very powerful. All in all a very good Microscope.

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    3.0

    Some good, some bad

    By Dulcimerdan

    from Raleigh, N.C.

    About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Doesn't Work Properly
      • Inaccurate
      • Poorly Calibrated

      Best Uses

      • In The Lab

      Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

      Magnifies well at 20x. Images at 400x are grainy. Directions don't explain how to solve this problem. FAQ was of no help.

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      3.0

      fun to use

      By muffler

      from quebec

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

          there's no scaling, you just focus so it's more like a toy than a microscope.

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          3.0

          VMS review

          By jbrad2

          from North Hollywood, Ca

          About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Properly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Lab
            • Research

            Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

            My company bought a bunch of these that go to 200x and I loved it so I bought this one that goes to 400x. Well, my eyes were bigger than my belly on this. The 400x is much more than I need or will ever use. I does work great though. One of the cool things about it is the clear plastic tube on the end makes it look like a tunnel when you look at something more than a few inches away. It's very easy to install and the light is very powerful. All in all a very good Microscope.

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            5.0

            simple but amazing

            By All American

            from Newark, DE

            About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Works Properly

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • In The Field
            • In The Lab
            • Research

            Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

            I use this microscope in an industrial setting. It performs so good and yet costs so little. It capture pictures/ videos and allows for post picture taking measurements with its measurement menu. Would recommend to everyone. We now have several at my work site that everyone enjoys using.

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            4.0

            Great value

            By firephynix

            from Seattle, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Works Properly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Field
              • Research

              Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

              Great value for the price. The stand is a little unstable but the microscope itself works great.

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              4.0

              Micro Sope

              By Big Dog Down

              from Alberta Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Properly

              Cons

              • Poorly Calibrated

              Best Uses

              • At home

              Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

              Very good for inspection of small mechanical parts a rifle casings for damage before reloading. Adjusting takes a little to get used to but not a big draw back. Just plain fun to use. Calibration dial is out of sync but again not hard to overcome.

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              5.0

              "Don't judge a book by its cover"

              By AR

              from Canada

              About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Well Calibrated
              • Works Properly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In The Field
                • In The Lab
                • Research

                Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                Excellent product - Excellent value

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                4.0

                Best bang for the buck

                By Advanced Machine

                from Fort Pierce, FL

                About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Works Properly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In The Field

                  Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                  Easy to setup and operate.
                  Compact and mobile.

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                  4.0

                  Impressive, fun, educational, and fun

                  By Cuz

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Lab Assistant

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun
                  • Works Properly

                  Cons

                  • Takes Practice

                  Best Uses

                  • Archive
                  • Eye Saver
                  • In The Lab

                  Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                  I purchased this product for taking medicinal plant photos and it works great for said application. I've found myself looking at almost everything in the house.
                  The ease of use and magnification are great.
                  I've not mastered the positioning and focus of viewed items and the unit itself, but the photos I've taken are great and will continue to get better.

                  4*/5*:I was going to order a cheapy from company X, but figured I would get what I paid for. I would prefer a more solid/quality construction, but I take care of my things and am confident this will last as long as I have use for it.

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                  2.0

                  Bad quality

                  By Kevin

                  from Northern Virginia

                  About Me Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • It Works

                  Cons

                  • Annoying To Install
                  • Annoying To Use
                  • Bad Quality Camera

                  Best Uses

                  • No Where

                  Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                  This microscope has quite bad quality. It can zoom in pretty far, but the camera itself is just so bad nothing is worth looking at. You're better off buying a physical microscope and taking pictures through the eyehole with your smartphone. Seriously. You will get much better results that way. Plus, it wouldn't be nearly as annoying dealing with a cord, all this software and drivers, and the general annoyances of it being a usb device.

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                  4.0

                  Work as advertised at a great price

                  By Sangio

                  from Milan, Italy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Properly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Field

                    Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                    Crisp images, good zoom, easy to use

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                    5.0

                    nice build quality - replaced $500 cam

                    By mike russell

                    from berleley, ca

                    About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Properly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Lab
                      • Research

                      Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                      Love this camera - bought two to replace two $500cameras of similar appearance. Using the cameras for for calibrated biological measurements from two directions with custom software. The drivers installed without a hitch, and the image quality is fine. The megapixels are inflated, given the limited quality of the optics, but that's the megapixel war for you )

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                      1.0

                      Not that happy

                      By Alistair

                      from New york. NY

                      About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Work Properly

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                          Even tough they say the support mac in. their website the mac software did not work properly on OSx 10.6.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Sweat!!!!!!!!!

                          By A Detroit Alternative

                          from Detroit,MI

                          About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Well Calibrated
                          • Works Properly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Field
                            • In The Lab
                            • Research

                            Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                            Everything about this scope is AWSOME

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                            5.0

                            Great for the Money

                            By Service Tech

                            from Fort Worth, TX

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great for the money
                            • Works Properly

                            Cons

                            • Hard to focus

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Field
                            • In The Lab
                            • PC board inspection
                            • Printer calibrating

                            Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                            This microscope is great for the money. It takes a little time to get used moving the unit to get optimum focus for differnt magnification. The software is ok but, it does get the job done.

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                            4.0

                            Works like many others have said

                            By scissor guy

                            from wisconsin

                            About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • No variable magnification

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                              I have not had much time to get the best images but this scope works very easily and was up and running in no time. Will work for my purposes well enough.

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                              4.0

                              Great Mechanically

                              By cacodaemon

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Well Calibrated
                              • Works Properly

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use

                              Best Uses

                              • In The Lab

                              Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                              This microscope works great - very clear images. Easy to use... sort of.
                              There is pretty much no user manual besides a basic setup (insert CD, click install type) But nothing on how to USE the microscope - fine tuning, zooming and focus adjustments, etc. With lots of tinkering you can make headway.
                              and the software is weak - about half the functions don't work, or don't work right. Can't always tell if the changes you make are even applied.
                              Microscope = GREAT. Software/Support = sub-par.

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                              4.0

                              School projects and research

                              By Ron

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Works Properly

                              Cons

                              • Documentation

                              Best Uses

                              • Research

                              Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                              I had no issue in installing the driver and software.
                              I am using a notebook running on Win XP.
                              I could not figure out immediately how to get the highest magnification but then it worked out well with some trial and errors. It would be nice to have a little bit more information on this. Very good for school projects or if you are interested in taking pictures or videos. Quality is very acceptable considering the price of the unit.

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                              4.0

                              Great Technician Tool!

                              By Jon Magnum

                              from Lincoln, NE

                              About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable light
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Works Properly

                              Cons

                              • Stand

                              Best Uses

                              • In The Lab

                              Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                              We use this microscope to check surface mount components and solder joints. Works really good. Wish the stand was a little more solid. Also no focus adjustment, must be done manually by moving microscope up and down (which is hard due to stand).

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Value

                              By Dave

                              from Fort Pierce, FL

                              About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Well built

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Machine Shop Inspection

                                Comments about veho VMS-004D 400x USB Microscope:

                                The microscope is used inside of a CNC machining center in a dirty environment. It is well built and sturdy with a protective lens cover. Magnifacation is less than one that cost three times as much and failed but better resolution more than makes up for it. Software is far superior to the old one as well. An excellent value for the price.

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