USB Camera Microscope - PS-2343



The versatile USB Microscope Camera is ideal for a variety of applications in the science classroom. Its dual-functionality means it can take pictures just like a digital camera, but it can also magnify like a microscope when it’s up close to a specimen. It is especially useful when studying things such as crystalline structure or flower parts. And you can use it to take pictures showing lab setups, such as what materials look like before and after an experiment has been performed.

Typical Applications


Web camera

Magnification of specimens:

  • Rocks
  • Minerals
  • Plant and animal structures

Special Features

  • Optical zoom from 1x to 60x
  • Includes four white LED lights as a light source
  • Can be used as a web camera
  • Works with PASCO’s SPARKvue and Capstone software
  • Comes with 4” stand

How It Works

Used with the image capture feature in SPARKvue and the video and image capture features in Capstone. Magnification of specimens can be done by adjusting the dial located on the front of the camera.


  • 1x to 60X
Lens & CMOS sensor
  • 2M pixels
Still Image Resolution
  • 1600x1200 pixels
Video Resolution
  • 1600x1200 pixels
  • AVI
Frame rate: 30FPS on 640x480 pixels
  • AVI
PC Interface
  • USB 2.0; works on Windows, MacBooks, and Android phones with OTG functions
Light Source
  • 4 white LED lights

Buying Guide

For use with computers and tablets with USB port, select one of the following software options:

Software Required

SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used. PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Learn more about Bluetooth Compatibility.