The Celestron Video Screen Microscope offers a close up and personal view of the kind of bugs you probably wouldn’t invite home for tea. The ‘scope also contains a 2 megapixel camera just to make sure you don’t miss any juicy bits. We prefer our microbes embedded in French cheese, but what do we know? $299.95.
This is the microscope that uses an LCD instead of a standard eyepiece to display objects as small as a protozoan’s flagella, a strand of hair, or plant tissue and the fine details of larger items such as coins, stamps, or insects. The compound microscope uses a built-in 2 MP digital camera to capture still images or videos and displays objects on its 3 1/2″ thin-film transistor LCD at 320 x 240 resolution. The three objective lenses (4X, 10X, or 40X) provide magnification from 40X-400X (up to 1600X when used with its 4X digital zoom feature).