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CarsonMM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for kids and adults!

I gave this to my 5 year old nephew and he love's it. Today he wants to be a scientist, [yesterday he wanted to be Superman]. The adults love it as well....Read complete review

I gave this to my 5 year old nephew and he love's it. Today he wants to be a scientist, [yesterday he wanted to be Superman]. The adults love it as well. If you get one, buy two or all the kids and some adults will be trying to get a turn to use it. It works just as advertised. There's a whole world we never see with our naked eye. The portable microscope opens that new world up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just okay.

The cover of the battery compartment has a tab to pull before you can turn the light on. I pulled it, and the cover fell off, and the batteries spilled out. After getting...Read complete review

The cover of the battery compartment has a tab to pull before you can turn the light on. I pulled it, and the cover fell off, and the batteries spilled out. After getting them back in, the cover wouldn't snap shut any more. I had to put some scotch tape over it.
So I was disappointed that 5 seconds after opening it, it was broken.
But the lenses are good, and it does what it says, so I guess it's an okay deal for a cheap little scope.

Reviewed by 31 customers

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1.0

Not helpful...

By charlie

from Maryland

Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

I was disappointed. Very hard to pinpoint the object with the magnifying lens. Tried in vain many times to focus. Purchased a powerful microscope instead.

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5.0

Love it!!

By Dwayno

from Brooklyn, NY

Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

Absolutely love it! For [$], you get to experience this hidden world. A true pocket microscope you can actually fit in your pocket easily. Well made, well designed. Magnification, focus and light adjustments are intuitive and easy to use. Great gift for anyone, young and old. Perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays. Highly reccomend!

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5.0

Just perfect for the price

By Linus

from Toronto

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

      The construction although plastiky is very solid. The paint used is non oil based which means its resistant to smudges and alcohol. The image I can say is on par with those cheap $ microscope albeit with a smaller image circle. The nob works fine for the focus but the zoom is really kind of gimmicky that dose not really zoom. The led serves its purpose, and the removable transparent stand is a nice welcome.

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      4.0

      Handy Little Microscope

      By Andy

      from Delaware

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Small Eyepiece

      Best Uses

      • Casual Hobby

      Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

      Keep in mind this is a microscope not a loupe or magnifying glass. Your getting lots magnification for the small size. The eye piece is small but usable, the built in LED is great. Focusing and finding the point on the object you want to look at can be tricky but is easer with practice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      great product

      By Roman

      from San Francisco

      Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

      A little tricky to focus at first but once you get it its a great tool to use!

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      5.0

      Great tool

      By Ahmed

      from Cairo, Egypt

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • KIDS

        Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

        wonderful home use tool, the picture is nice and sharp enough, the only thing that the led light is a little bit bright than required.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Best on the market

        By Scoobz

        from California

        Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

        I bought this for one purpose and found out I use it on everything. Greatest pocket microscope that's a can't miss

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        5.0

        Great Portable Microscope

        By Donnieb55

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

          I like this microscope. I have been looking for a replacement and this one fits the bill. Adjustable from 60 to 100 zoom and in between. Good bright light that hits the mark.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Greatest Pocket Microscope Ever

          By Sam the man

          from Hendersonville, NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy And Simple To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Handyuse Handy And

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Identifying Minearls

            Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

            My wife and I love going out rock and fossil collecting, and in the field, this little
            Pocket microscope is invaluable! Identifying either the minerals or type fossil,
            Is so easy. The light, along with the base, aid tremendously in finding just the right
            Focus, and then you can zoom in even more and see the finest details

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            3.0

            Emergency Microscope

            By Rollster

            from Beaumont, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

            Not great optics, but can be used as emergency device. Cheap fun for kids.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 5
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Best Little Microscope Ever

            By Organic Gardner

            from Ferndale, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                The enlarged image through the MicroMax is extremely clear and bright. The focus is crystal clear.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Tiny but works well

                By Science dreamer

                from Providence, RI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                    I bought two of these as gifts, and both recipiants are enjoying them. I'm not sure my son has looked at more than fabric and his sisters head, but my coworker has been using hers in during walks. Especialy identifying ticks and other critters found in our woods. She is impressed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    3.0

                    Inexpensive microscope

                    By Jones

                    from San Diego, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Low Price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                        Works, center of image is clear, light is good, but field of view is narrow. Zoom does not seem to change magnification - more like a second focusing wheel. Not as useful as expected, but it's inexpensive and good enough see flat object at high magification.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Carson MicroMax LED Portable Microscope

                        By Saemon

                        from Hartford, CT

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Poor In Low Light

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                          cheap but works. took quite a bit of practice to learn to stay focused and to keep hands steady. LED light very helpful.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Better than expected

                          By Seattle Botanist

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                              I figured for the price that it would be a cheap/ineffective microscope.....I was wrong. This product was much better than expected. Powerful microscope, clear lens and picture and the led light helps illuminate your subject - and all at a size that fits in your pocket comfortably. I ended up buying a few others to give to colleagues.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Exactly what I needed

                              By BenDiesel

                              from SoCal

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality

                              Cons

                              • Small

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light

                              Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                              I needed a small handheld portable microscope and this one is perfect. I ordered on a Friday and it came in the mail on a wednesday, so very pleased with that as well. Two thumbs up.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              MicroMax Led Portable Microscope

                              By Chevy88RulesU

                              from South Carolina

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                              [...]It does take some practice to get the hang of using it,but overall,very happy with it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              very nice

                              By GDP123

                              from mansfield,MA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                                  pretty dope microscope, you can see true details of your herb/item. the only hard part is keeping your hands still!

                                  Cheers!

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Awesome!

                                  By Galamoth

                                  from Beaumont,TX

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Image Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                                      i'll put it like this,its the best thing i'v ever got for[$]!!!Pro's:i love the size,its so small and cool.Con's:none

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Product for the price

                                      By Bronco53

                                      from Nebraska

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Image Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Carson MM-200 MicroMax Pocket Microscope:

                                        Works as advertised, easy to use, clear and sharp focus. I was really impressed at the value for the dollar. It does everything that I need it to do.

                                        • Ease of Operation:
                                        • 10
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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