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Opti-Tekscope OT-V1 Digital Microscope – Review

Last Updated: 06.12.21


Main technical features


The Opti-Tekscope OT-V1 has magnification capabilities that go up to 200X.

Having been equipped with an advanced CMOS sensor, this microscope can be utilized for capturing and transferring images of the specimens onto your computer or laptop using a USB cable connectivity.

The model is constructed out of aluminum and weighs around twelve ounces.

Unlike other models in the same line, this one comes with an illumination system consisting of eight LED bulbs of which the brightness can be adjusted depending on the sample that’s going to be analyzed or any circumstances that might arise where natural lighting is not present.

The construction of this product includes a stand.

The software that you will require in order to save the images is provided on a CD-ROM that you will find in the box and is also available on the manufacturer’s official website. Based on what we found about it, the driver is compatible with a broad range of operating systems.


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In-depth information


The magnifying abilities of any microscope matter a lot when it comes to choosing the best one for your needs. While the Opti-Tekscope OT-V1 is not a full-size compound microscope in any sense, it does have a good magnification range that proves its worth in many situations, whether you intend to study the structure of larger tissues such as hair strands or skin pieces or analyze the details of coins and electrical circuitry.

This light USB microscope comes with a camera, which is why you will be able to utilize it to capture either stills or video footage of the specimens. All you need to do is use a USB cable to connect the camera to a laptop or computer.

Due to its unique aluminum construction, this model weighs only twelve ounces, which is why you will have no trouble with carrying it around. In fact, one of the main advantages offered by this model is portability, as there will be nothing stopping you from taking the device wherever its services might be required.

While most compact microscopes in this line feature some illumination system or the other, the one that this model has been equipped with is even more advantageous as it allows owners to adjust the brightness level. The eight LED bulbs are reliable and have been found to function for a more than decent amount of time.

Since the unit comes with a stand, you won’t have to rely on the stability of your hands in order to get a clear picture. The head can be moved depending on the location of the specimen and you are free to modify the height at which the camera will take the pictures.

The drivers provided in the box are compatible with virtually all Windows computer and have been found to work with the Photo Booth app available on most Mac OS X laptops.


Known issues

Some of the instructions came in Chinese and, therefore, it was practically impossible for several US citizens to understand them.


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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana’s professional experience in the optics field has helped her understand the value of passing her knowledge forward. Her curious personality helps her gather useful information for her readers and her goal is to make technical information fun and accessible to everyone.

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