Device Manager still shows no driver. Had the same problems with the digicams from IntelPlay. It works better in the hand-held mode. Although you will be able to see cells in some objects, you will not be able perform image contrasting —processes, such as phase contrast, fluorescence and dark field, that enable scientists to see fine details on an object or slide specimen. Out of the box: Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! Purchasable as a book or the first edition 36 pages can be freely downloaded in pdf format.

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The QX5 has significant improvements compared to the previous Digital Blue microscope. Rating out of 5: The captured images at all mags with the light box the author tried are much more pleasing as the light is brighter, even and unstructured, the built in diffuser gives a very coarse background to subjects placed on the stage.

Fun with a QX5 digital microscope, the upgraded QX3. A personal review.

Login or create an account to post a review. The QX3 microscope has a magnification range from 10x to x.

Most of these items fall into the realm of what an elementary student would explore at home or school. That said, as a model developed for the children and teen market, this microscope has some powerful and surprising features.


Images are autosaved in a proprietary. Various subjectsmixed lighting using light box, post image noise reduction before downsampling and tonal adjustments. Flaming or offending other users. Originally Posted by Accura2k7.

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon. Users looking for something a little more solid that’s not USB-driven may want to check out the top recommendations on our kids microscopes page.

For instance, external lights and filters can allow for some dark field and polarized microscopy; modifying the condenser system can also enhance images. The maker’s were helpful who informed me that the ‘initial release’ didn’t have this feature but the ‘latest version’ does. Trial ditital improving the QX5 bottom lighting: Images are used with permission as required.

The wide-range of capabilities and reasonable price make this microscope prefect for learning, exploration and fun. Additionally, the focusing knob is made of cheap plastic and does not function as well as some would like. What version of windows are you using as the blur will only work on x More Info Your Email Address.

Blye light from light box, no condenser. I was able to install the drivers but when I’m to use the microscope, a message came on saying that the microscope is not plugged in.

Appropriate for all ages, from young children to older kids in a classroom setting. I have windows The limitations of using an offset LED and coarse diffuser microscoep especially apparent at x mag.


Not only will children be able to explore the world of microscopy, they will be able to capture and manipulate images and video.

Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to microsckpe original review. In addition, members of the private sector found ways to modify the QX3 into a stronger device.

Although like many enthusiasts, I own a variety of imaging routes for macro and micro, I was struck with how easy imaging from 10x to x is with the QX5. Images are auto micrroscope when captured. A condenser does allow, as Molecular Expressions have impressively shown with the QX3, the use of contrast enhancement techniques such as darkfield.

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The USB cable links the computer and microscope together, and the software loads easily in order to let the user manipulate the images they capture. Click each bee leg image to view video capture master.

You might want to check device manager if it is installed if it is uninstall the driver and see if windows picks up any from its self.