Digital Microscopes

Study the detail on your stamps

Using a digital microscope enables you study stamps in more detail.

sg-pro10-microscopePRO10 Portable Digital Microscope and Stand – £250

The Pro10 Microscope combines a digital camera with a portable microscope and can magnify up to 200 times so you can view your stamps or other collectables such as coins in close detail. Like most modern day digital cameras you can upload your images to your computeand share them or even watch them on your television screen. The PRO10 does not support Apple Mac.

  • View items in extraordinary detail like never before
  • Pocket-sized and portable
  • Easily capture and share images
  • Crystal clear LCD full colour display

Up to 200x magnification on the integral 2.8″ (7.1cm) TFT LCD full colour display, allowing a crystal clear view of the area you are examining.

Great for identifying overprint details when verifying authenticity. A good alternative to a traditional eye glass when travelling to view auction lots. Capable of identifying defects in gum through the use of the surface detail mode.


sg um05 handheld microscopeSG UM05 Handheld USB Digital Autofocus Microscope – £150

The Stanley Gibbons UM05 USB Digital Autofocus Microscope allows you to capture an image of the whole stamp with ease and is ideal as a quick and simple alternative to scanning.

Whether you are creating your own album pages, sharing images of your collection with fellow philatelists, producing an image library for insurance or valuations or want to see your collection in greater detail, this microscope makes the process easier than ever.

The autofocus option allows you to automatically zoom with a magnification ratio of 1-80x, allowing you see any object at 320x on a 22” monitor. This feature removes the hassle of trying to focus in on fine details such as errors, plate numbers and flaws. Once the operating software is loaded on your computer, simply plug in the UM05 and, with one click of the focus button on-screen, you will quickly receive the clearest images automatically.

You can also take photos, record videos and adjust the brightness of the microscope’s 4 inbuilt LEDs from your computer, allowing you set the microscope up on its stand and take multiple images without having to reposition anything. The stand also makes it easier than ever to capture the entire stamp in full detail.

The software provided also has features handy tools, including a useful measurement function to gauge the length, angle and area of anything you place under it.

  • Contents: Microscope with USB Cable, Software CD, Operation Manual, Stand for Microscope, Calibrator for Measurement Application.
  • Dimensions: 110 x 38.8 x 47.2mm.
  • Weight: 90g.
  • Lens & CMOS sensor: 2M pixels;
  • Magnification: 1x to 80X, 320x on 22” monitor.
  • Still Image Resolution: 1600×1200 pixels (JPEG or BMP file);
  • Video Resolution: 1600×1200 pixels (AVI file);
  • Frame rate: 30FPS (resolution: 640×480) and 15FPS (resolution: 1600×1200, MJPG).
  • Software Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP 32bit SP2, Microsoft Windows XP 64bit, Microsoft Windows, Vista 32bit, Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit, Windows 7
  • Linux with UVC driver (open source and compatible with Apple)

sg um02 handheld microscopeSG UM02 Handheld USB Microscope & Webcam – £75

The SG UM02 USB Microscope allows you to take high quality images of your collection and is ideal for any philatelic use. The handy, lightweight UM02 has dials for manual optical focus and brightness control and you can capture images and video with a single touch of the ‘snapshot’ button on the top of the microscope.

The magnification ratio of 1-60x allows you see any object at 320x on a 22” monitor, which is ideal for producing an image library for insurance or valuations or want to see your collection in greater detail with ease.

The software provided also features handy tools, including a useful measurement function to gauge the length, angle and area of anything you place under it.

  • Microscope with USB Cable, Software CD, Operation Manual, Stand for Microscope, Calibrator for Measurement Application.
  • Dimensions: 104.5 x 30.5 x 30mm.
  • Weight: 30g.
  • Lens & CMOS sensor: 2M pixels;
  • Magnification: 1x to 60X, 320x on 22” monitor.
  • Still Image Resolution: 1600×1200 pixels (JPEG or BMP file);
  • Video Resolution: 1600×1200 pixels (AVI file);
  • Frame rate: 30FPS (resolution: 640×480) and 15FPS (resolution: 1600×1200, MJPG).
  • Software Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP 32bit SP2, Microsoft Windows XP 64bit, Microsoft Windows Vista 32bit, Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit, Windows 7
  • Linux with UVC driver (open source and compatible with Apple)

Linder eScopeeScope – Auto Focus Digital Microscope – £150

eScope is the newest generation of digital microscopes, equipped with an auto focus making it even easier to view details, photograph or capture them in a video. Software and user manual are included.

  • Auto-focus
  • Comes with a 3-D
  • 15-65x, 225x magnification
  • Measuring function
  • Windows 8 and Mac 10.8

The device comes with a stand 250mm heigh. With its three individually adjustable joints and a secure footing, it can be used in almost any given set-up. All 3 joints of the stand can be fixed or released by one knob. The 2 differently sized fastenings of the microscope holder, allow this stand to be used for many different USB microscopes and is also available separately.

  • Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS
  • Image resolution: 2 Mega Pixel
  • Screen resolution: 1600×1200, 1280×960, 800×600, 640×480
  • Image format: JPEG or BMP
  • Video resolution: 1600×1200, 1280×960, 800×600, 640×480
  • Video format: AVI
  • Refresh rate: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
  • Frame rate: 30fps@VGA
  • Magnification: 15 – 65x, 225x
  • Shutter Speed: 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec.
  • White Balance: Automatic
  • Exposure: Automatic
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Light Source: 8 LEDs
  • PC Port: USB 2.0
  • Operationg Systems: Windows XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 / MAC 10.8
  • OSD Language: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese
  • Power supply: 5V DC via USB
  • Dimension: 132 x 32 mm
  • Weight: 105g

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