THE PERFECT GIFT
We highly recommend Dino-Lite compared to cheaper knock-off look-alikes. DIno-Lite include all glass optics with excellent software and, in our opinion, really good design. There is no comparison.
Treat the young scientist in your family to the Dino-Lite AM2111 microscope. This is a gift with high WOW! factor! It generates shrieks of delight as the kids see their eyeball or nostrils on screen! Enjoy also the anticipation of exploring what is in the free owl pellet. In other words, it is a perfect gift. Priced well, the AM2111 is unquestionably better value than cheaper competing products that lack the quality of software and design. The AM2111 is, in our opinion, the best in class. It offers 10x~50x and 230x zoom magnification with 640x480 pixel resolution, USB 2.0 output and four Always-On LED lights. This is an excellent choice for hobbyists, Grade schools and kids. You save $20 when buying a stand at the same time as the microscope.
Basic Model Features
The AM2111 includes10x~50x and 230x variable magnification, LED illumination and a tough, ABS plastic shell encasing a 1/4" color CMOS sensor. In addition, the series offers video frame rates up to 30 fps and the ability to save files in BMP, JPG and AVI format. Professional-quality imaging results can be viewed on any computer via high speed USB 2.0 output and the included DinoCapture (for PC) or DinoXcope (for MAC) software.
For a true mobile solution, Windows RT allows this Dino-Lite microscope to connect directly to Windows tablets via USB without additional downloads. Simply use built-in drivers and the native camera app to perform inspections or capture images and video anywhere.
DIno-Lite offer a wide range of stands, which are recommended for all but the lowest magnification levels. For your convenience, we have selected some of the more popular stands for this microscope. Simply select one above which are offered as optional items above. Each stand is discounted $20 when purchased with this microscope.
Dino-Lite USB 2.0 software is compatible with both PC (DinoCapture 2.0) and Mac (DinoXcope) computers. We have found the software to be robust and reliable. It enables image capture, video and time lapse video while measuring capabilities include linear and geometric as well as circular and point-to-line. Notations can be added and edited. You can capture an image by clicking in the easy-to-use software or, on T models, simply tap the button on the housing.
It is worth noting that the color resolution is excellent due to the fixed white-balance calibration which is set at the factory using a jeweler's color balance. Finally, the software enables frame import or export, notations and output to BMP and JPG.
Owl Pellet Kit
The owl pellet kit is a perennial favorite and a perfect stocking stuffer It includes one sterilized owl pellet, two dissecting sticks and a bone chart for identifying the bones inside the pellet. Much like any Holiday gift, part of the fun lies in the anticipation of 'unwrapping' in this case the furry exterior that encases the pellet. An owl pellet is formed of the indigestible bits of an owl's meal (fur and bones), which the owl spits out on to the ground beneath its nest. Each pellet is sterilized prior to shipment. Caution - choking hazard: Owl pellet contents include small parts and adult supervision is recommended.
AM2111 Demonstration Video
Windows RT Demonstration Video
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DinoScope Windows Software Basics