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Extra Features | MiScope


MiScope® (MISC) portable digital microscope

  • 40x-140x magnification
  • Resolves to 4 microns
  • 640x480 pixels
  • Connects to the USB2 port of your desktop or laptop computer
  • Largest field of view is @40X: 7.5 x 10 mm
  • Optional UV/IR illumination 
  • Includes Video Toolbox PC Software for capturing still and moving images, time lapse, measurement, labeling, draw on features and digital zoom 



MISC MiScope with white LEDs and Video toolbox PC software

MISC-SW Same as MISC but also includes on/off switch for LEDs so you can use bottom or side lighting.

MISC-IR Same as MISC but also includes on/off/on IR light switch to use white and IR LEDs or turn the LEDs off and use side or bottom lighting.

MISC-UV Same as MISC but also includes on/off/on UV light switch to use white and UV LEDs or turn the LEDs off and use side or bottom lighting.


Warning: Infrared and Ultraviolet light is harmful.  Do not expose eyes or skin to rays. Wear UV protective eyewear and protective clothing to prevent exposure. 

These units are not recommended for unsupervised use by children.

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  • Image sensor: 1/4" CMOS
  • Pixels: 640 x 480
  • Frame rate: up to 15 frames/second (up to 30 frames/second at reduced resolution)
  • Power: USB port
  • Resolution: 4 microns
  • Working Distance: contact
  • Light source: super-bright white LEDs
  • Field of view:   
    • @40x: 7.5 x 10 mm   
    • @140x: 1.8 x 2.5 mm


Minimum system requirements:

  • Pentium III 500 MHz or faster
  • Windows XP/7/8/10/11
  • DirectX 8.1 or greater
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • 256 MB of Free Memory
  • Video card with 16 MB of video RAM
  • Minimum 800 x 600 resolution at 16-bit color
  • MAC Software optional: G3 400 MHz or faster, Mac OS X 10.4 or greater, USB 2.0 Port, 512 MB of RAM, minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution. (MiTools on Mac App Store)

 *Apple iPad and iPhone need an optional adapter. Apple, Mac, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.




  • M-Pre KitMiScope Premier lighting kit for MiScope. Includes portable light table for bottom lighting, portable LED flashlight for side lighting, 7" premium case with custom insert, and VTB PRO PC software upgrade.



    • Measurement Grid Measurement Grid to use for MISC, MISC-MP2 or MISC-MP3 to Calibrate measurement with 10x10mm glass reticle.