Some users have also found that the software crashes with Windows Vista. Typical selling prices for the QX5 in Nov. For undemanding quick and easy imaging of subjects with gross structure where a screen image is adequate, the QX5 may even fill a useful niche in a professional environment. The accessories are similar to those supplied with the QX3. Comments to the author David Walker are welcomed. I made a clamp for the QX5 and mounted it on a vertical post, that is like a copy stand; it has two ways to make the microscope go up and down, the bottom part of the MBC stereo microscope can thus be used with its mirror, and I made another board for the glass plate and the adjustable stage calipers.

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Rhizobium are a group of Gram-negative soil bacteria that are well known for their symbiotic relationship with various leguminous soybeans, alfalfa etc. This model has magnifications of 10x, 60x and x and comes with the following accessories: Trial at improving the QX5 bottom lighting: Can you help, please?

In addition to being a hit with kids, consumer reports state that this is a fun toy to have around for adults as well. It boasts microscoe lighting, a higher resolution, and speedier video playback over the old QX3. The field of ca. The QX5 digital microscope, unlike a standard light microscopes, has no eye piece. Image capture menu, the software resizes the computer screen to x during use. With time lapse, crystal growth video clips are possible, as Brian Darnton has effectively shown with the QX3.


The Digital Blue QX5 Microscope package came with the scope, stage, driver software, and all we needed to collect speciments for observation and examination. Crops from masters, unmodified apart from bringing tonal balances comparable. Your Email Address I am at least 16 years of age. There was also a compartment in the base to store some qs5 the tools and speciment containers. The downside to the QX5 is that is it not a powerful microscope.

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Santonin crystals, prepared slide, NBS. Like the QX3, modifications can be made to the microscope to improve its capabilities.

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

The staging unit has a built-in light source to illuminate from underneath. The camera and lights still need a USB connection to operate. Perhaps you’ve heard of the popular Intel Play QX3 microscope? Supplementing the lighting microscop the noise but subjects with fine detail aren’t ideal for it.


The top light at all mags. Although there are some complaints, overall this is a nice toy for the price.

This product line continues under the Digital Blue name, well know for their innovation. For the enthusiast or parent seeking a more professional and versatile microscope, for about twice the cost of the QX5 there are optical microscopes supplied with dedicated digicams such as the Motic DigiScope and The implementation of the top and bottom lighting seems identical to that in the QX3.

It can be used on the stand or removed for some hand-held exploration. Built-in bottom light cf external cold light box. If megapixel images are required, the QX5 is clearly not suitable and devices to add a consumer digicam to an optical microscope would be one option. I know it works with the windows 7,?

Their side by side image captures show the dramatic improvement in quality when the bottom light is upgraded. The capture of images is very easy with one click of the mouse or using the button on the microscope.