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CarsonMicroMax LED Portable Microscope
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

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 28 customers

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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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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 MicroMax LED Portable 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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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 MicroMax LED Portable 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

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable 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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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        very nice

                                        By GDP123

                                        from mansfield,MA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable 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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                                            5.0

                                            Awesome!

                                            By Galamoth

                                            from Beaumont,TX

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Good Image Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable 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 MicroMax LED Portable 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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                                                  4.0

                                                  almost too small...

                                                  By just a guy...

                                                  from Wa. st.

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Good Image Quality
                                                  • Quiet

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Exploring

                                                    Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable Microscope:

                                                    it was a little hard to focus at first, but after i got the hang of it, it works great,, nice clear views, i can sure see what i look at,,, bottom line its great for young or old,,, explore a whole new world...

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Excellent little microscope

                                                    By Alex

                                                    from Kansas City, MO

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Quiet

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Small magification range

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Indoors/Low Light

                                                    Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable Microscope:

                                                    This is a great little gadget for an introduction to the microscopic world. The zoom is only 60-100X and I was startled at how small it is, but I have enjoyed scouting out new things to look at!

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • Yes

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                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Does what it needs to do

                                                    By Nature Man

                                                    from Sarasota, FL

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Good Image Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Hobby

                                                      Comments about Carson MicroMax LED Portable Microscope:

                                                      This microscope is useful for viewing things on flat surfaces and even more free structures, such as leaves on a plant, if you can stabilize the microscope properly with your hands. The light it is very useful for viewing and the compact size is smaller than I had imagined, easily fitting in my jean pocket. It's plastic, but mine has not broken for over two weeks of use about every other day or more.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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