Ever wanted to play detective? Are magnifying glasses too old school? Well now you too can own the high resolution digital microscope featured on CSI.
The ProScope HR is a USB-connected handheld microscope that can capture images and video at a magnification level of up to 400x depending on the lense selected. Still images can be captured at up to QVGA (1280×1024) resolution, while 30fps video can be captured at SXGA (320×240) resolution. If you’re willing to capture fewer frames per second, you can capture moving images at higher resolutions too. You can even capture time lapse videos using the included software.
Software controls allow you to adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and sharpness of your images. Complete systems range from $499 to $1199 USD depending on the lenses and accessories you want.
If that’s too rich for your blood, you might want to check out the $99 ProScopeTV, which features a fixed 200x lens, and lets you feed the signal directly to your video device.
[via Everything USB]