USB Microscope M3

Introduction

1.3 MP high resolution camera

With four times higher resolution camera than the previous model (M2), you can observe the object more clearly.

Easy connection

You do not need to install the driver! Just install the application software and you can start using M3. M3 applies to UVC(USB video class). If your computer°«s OS is Windows 7 or 8, download M3 Capture and install it. You can download it from here.

Operating Environments
Windows®
XP(after SP2) Vista 7 8
32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit
USB Shot
(Standard software)
M3 Capture
(Available from download only)

Lenses compatible with previous model

You can use the lenses that you already have for M2.

Upgraded application software

In addition to existing functions, you can view image with full-screen mode and also view the image with other viewer application with one-button operation so that you can print or edit the image more easily.

Options

Lenses

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Lens units ranging from 1x to 200 x magnification

We prepare lenses ranging from 1x, 30 x (polarization/non-polarization), 50 x, 100x to 200 x magnification. It is a Tough & View method. Just touch the tip of the lens to the object and you can check the product in details.

MOW lens unit (0-10 x magnification) is a manual focus lens, but you can use it just like a digital camera.

Use the lens of 30x lens to check your skin texture and pigmentation. Use 100x or 200x to check your scalp.

  • 0x lens(no illumination)M0W
  • 0x lens (with LEDs) M0L
  • 30x polarization/non-polarization lens M30N
  • 50x lens M50
  • 50x polarization/non-polarization lens M50N
  • 100x lens M100
  • 200x lens M200
  • 400x lens M400NEW
  • 30xSideLit (Suitable for checking dry skin conditions)NEW

Stand

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    XYZ accurate stand°‹M3 attachment adaptor
    If you need to observe more accurate with out touching the object, this combination is ideal. A dial enables you to make a slight adjustment of XYZ axis.

Content of Basic Set

USB microscope M3 full lens set
  • USB microscope M3 body
  • 0x lens MOL
  • 30x lens polarization/non-polarization lens M30N
  • 50x lens M50
  • 100x lens M100
  • 200x lens M200
  • C-mount adaptor
  • Standard software(CD-ROM)
USB microscope M3 30xN set
  • USB microscopeM3 body
  • 30x polarization/non-polarization lens M30N
  • Standard software(CD-ROM)
USB microscope M3 50x set
  • USB microscope M3 body
  • 50x lens M50
  • Standard software(CD-ROM)
Options
  • 0x lens(no illumination)M0W
  • 0x lens M0L
  • 30x lens polarization/non-polarization lens M30N
  • 30xSideLitNEW
  • 50x lens M50
  • 50x lens polarization/non-polarization lens M50N
  • 100x lens M100
  • 200x lens M200
  • 400x lens M400NEW
  • XYZ accurate stand PR-ST11XY
  • Attachment adaptor for XYZ accurate stand

Specifications

Image sensor1/3 inch CMOS sensor
Highest resolution1280x1024 pixels
InterfaceUSB2.0(Type A male)
MagnificationVaries based on attached lens ranging from 0 to 200 x magnification (when displayed on a 14-inch video monitor)
WeightAbout 200g(with lens unit attached)
Power ConsumptionAbout 400mA(when lens illumination is on)
Length of cableAbout1.8m
Capture ButtonInitiates still and movie capture in the attached software
Light switchON/OFF switch for lens LEDs
[A-OFF-B](Whether A side or B side is on varies based on attached lens)
Mount Screw1/4"-20 threads(screw:attached on two places)
Lens Release ButtonDisengages lens lock pin for lens removal
Video Preview30fps 320x240 pixels(QVGA)
15fps 640x480 pixels(VGA)
3.75fps 1280x1024 pixels(SXGA)
Varies based on specifications and application work condition of your PC
Video ControlsBrightness, Contrast, Hue, Gamma and Sharpness
Light Source/White Balance options include M3 LED, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight and Auto
Still Capture320x240 pixels(QVGA)
640x480 pixels(VGA)
1280x1024 pixels(SXGA)
Video capture320x240 pixels(QVGA)
DriverUSB Video Class USB Human Interface Device(HID) Class
*Standard of Windows XP (after SP2) and later
Operating EnvironmentsUSB Shot:
USB2.0 usually attached to Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or later version
CPU equivalent to Pentium4.

M3 Capture:
USB2.0 usually attached to Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or later version, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU equivalent to Pentium4.
Operating Temperature Range5-40°Ó
Storage Temperature Range-10 - 60°Ó(without condensation)

Applications

Applications in the industrial fields
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    Board
    50x (M50 lens unit)

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    Wire connection of IC
    200x (M200 lens unit)

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    Metal band
    50x (M50 lens unit)

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    Filament
    50x (M50 lens unit)

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    Printing
    50x (M50 lens unit)

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    Printing
    200x (M200 lens unit)

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    Blade edge
    50x (M50 lens unit)

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    Bar code printing
    50x (M50 lens unit)

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    Lead of a mechanical pencil
    50x (M50 lens unit)

Applications in the beauty market
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    Pres in good condition
    200x (M200 lens unit)

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    Pores full of sebum
    200x (M200 lens unit)

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    Hair root
    200x (M200 lens unit)

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    Skin(Non-polarization)
    30x (M30N lens unit)

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    Skin(Non-polarization)
    30x (M30N lens unit)

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    Skin (Non-polarization)
    30x (M30N lens unit)

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    Drum of the ear
    (Lens unit under development)

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    Aging skin
    30x (M30N lens unit)

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    Aging skin
    30x (M30N lens unit)

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    Young skin
    30x (M30N lens unit)

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    Young skin
    50x (M50 lens unit)

FAQ

General Questions
Application Software-related Questions(Windows)
Read this before contact our service center.

General Questions

How to install USB Shot Software.
See the software manual from the °»Download°… page of the above menu.
Light does not turn on.
Slide the switch on the side of the body to °»A°… or °»B°… and confirm if the light is on or not.

Application Software-related Questions(Windows)

"Confirm USB Cable" error window
This error appears when USB microscope is not connected. Connect USB microscope to your PC.
"Could not open table exclusively. Program Terminates." error window.

The followings may be the causes of it.

USB Shot is already started.
Confirm if USB Shot has already been operated. If so, terminate it and start USB Shot again.
Image files taken with USB Shot may have deleted or transferred by Windows operation.
If you delete or transfer the image file that USB Shot stored by Windows operations, the file management information is changed. When you start USB shot after this operation, this error window appears. Please go to "Download menu" and see "Troubleshooting" menu. (Please always delete the file from USB Shot application and do not move the file to the other folder.)
USB Shot does not start.

The followings may be the causes of it.

USB Shot is not installed.
Install USB Shot.
USB shot has already been installed but it does not work.
Get in touch with our Support Center. (sales@scalar.co.jp)
Display screen becomes dark and does not show any image.

Terminate USB Shot and initiate it again. If the situation remains the same, get in touch with our Support Center. (sales@scalar.co.jp)

Read this before contact our service center.

Please check the followings in advance.

  1. Check your PC°«s brand.
  2. Check your OS. (Windows XP, Windows VISTA, etc.)
  3. Check the version of CD-ROM that you are using.
    You can find version number on the printing face of CD-ROM.

Download

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Operating Environments
Windows®
XP(after SP2) Vista 7 8
32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit
USB Shot
(Standard software)
M3 Capture
(Available from download only)

Software

Windows
DownloadM3Capture
DownloadLatest Application software (USB Shot)zip

Manual

WindowsXP / Vista / 7 / 8
OpenHardware manual English/Japanese version
WindowsXP / Vista
OpenSoftware manual Japanese version
WindowsXP / Vista
OpenSoftware manual English version

Troubleshooting

  • Open How to adjust the color when the image is too dark or not clear.
  • Open How to fix "Could not open table exclusively. Program Terminates." error.
  • Download Program to reset the number on image file name.
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