Celestron - Handheld Digital Microscope Pro

View large surfaces and small objects, such as coins and stamps, with this Celestron Pro 44308 handheld microscope that features 20-200x magnification for detailed images. The 5.0MP sensor lets you save high-quality microscope images to your computer.
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What's Included

  • Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro
  • Viewing stand, Celestron Micro Capture Pro software CD, calibration ruler
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)


PC and Mac compatible

For use with most computers with a USB 2.0 port. Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7.

20-200x power magnification

Enables detailed observation of 3D specimens, such as stamps, coins and other small objects; final magnification determined by monitor size.

5-element, IR-cut glass lens

Ensures sharp images.

Handheld design

Offers simple maneuverability, so you can view large surfaces. An adjustable-height stand (included) allows hands-free operation.

5.0MP sensor

Captures vibrant, high-resolution images and 30 fps video and lets you save them directly to your hard drive.

8 white LEDs

Illuminate a specimen for a clear view.

Celestron Micro Capture Pro software

With a note-taking feature assists you in measuring specimens.

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hobby Level Microscope


    This microscope would be better labeled “Digital Microscope Hobby”. It is not a professional instrument by any stretch and, using the word “Handheld” in the product description is an oxymoron. That said, the image quality is quite good and the instrument can be very useful. Pro's: Good image quality. Easy setup. Con's Cheap plastic stand, difficult to focus and the vertical post is not long enough to allow for use at low magnifications. The software is minimal and the ARCSOFT bundle is the same you get with webcams. I'm still looking for a way to adjust the white balance for use with external lighting because the LED's are not the best source for every type of use. Suggestions: Move up the price point a little and provide a precision stand allowing for easier focus and adjustment. Including the articulating stand that comes with the lower cost 2MP model would extend the usefulness. For those that buy this microscope, I would suggest a VERY SMALL drop of light machine oil on the focusing slide to make it work smoother. If you are handy with tools, the vertical post can be changed out for a longer one for use at lower magnifications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, easy to use, compact digital microscope

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have both this microscope and the Celestron delux handheld digital microscope. Both are easy to use. This one comes with a much better stand, higher resolution, and adjustable light intensity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly as advertised

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great beginner scope. Great power, easy to use. Was very easy to install software. Was ready to use in 10 mins.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works great for stamps

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got it to view my old stamps. It does a great job for that and anything else I've tried. It works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent hobby scope

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My interest has been to look at sand-sized crystals. I have some mobility issues with my fingers, and quickly discovered that this scope isn't very forgiving. Parts that are wearing out quickly- the plastic screw which connects the base and pole the plastic screw which holds the scope clamp to the pole the magnification adjustment knob (also plastic- it can get stuck in one position and then require a lot of force to get to turn) In addition, on mine the illumination does not respond smoothly to the illumination knob. It goes from nothing to very bright. The switch on the illumination knob doesn't do anything (I think it's supposed to take a picture). Lastly, the scope illuminator is always on if it is plugged into the USB. The software is worthless. Auto contrast is always running, so your images will only look a certain way. I run Mac OS 10.11.6 (El Capitan), so edit them using Preview, Photos, Acrobat, etc. But I am having fun with it, so I guess I'm happy. Not blown away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent microscope

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a nice scope for viewing and taking detailed pictures of my coin collection. I am very satisfied with the quality and ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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