The Dino-Lite AM4815ZTL Edge series handheld microscope features improved optics for sharper images, an adjustable polarizing filter, Long Working Distance (LWD), Extended Depth of Field (EDOF), and Extended Dynamic Range (EDR). With these features, this model is suitable for a wide range of applications including the repair and assembly of highly reflective or translucent materials, with examples such as soldering, quality inspection, or jewelry fabrication.
The specialized software bundled with this product (DinoCapture 2.0) allows users to calibrate the microscope, capture & annotate images, measure image features, and record video. This model includes two Dino-Lite Edge series exclusive features that are accessible within the DinoCapture 2.0 software: Extended Depth of Field (EDOF) and Extended Dynamic Range (EDR).
Extended Depth of Field (EDOF) is useful for capturing images of uneven surfaces. With this feature users can combine multiple images at different focal depths into a single composite image. In automatic mode, the EDOF algorithm selects images to display the best focal depth at every point within the field of view. In manual mode, users can select these images themselves. The final composite image retains all the information in the original photos. The original photos can be viewed by holding down the CTRL key within the preview window.
Extended Dynamic Range (EDR) is useful for capturing images with uneven lighting, reflections or shadows. With this feature users can combine multiple images at different exposure levels into a single composite image. The EDR algorithm automatically selects images to display the best exposure level at every point within the field of view. The final composite image merges the information from the original photos to produce an image with the best possible lighting across the entire field of view.
This model also features a scroll lock on the magnification dial to secure the dial and fix the focus and magnification, which can be helpful to prevent unintentional rotations of the dial. Other standard features include the MicroTouch shutter button for quick and convenient picture taking and eight high-intensity white LEDs that fully illuminate the viewing subject.
High quality optics
This Dino-Lite Edge series microscope maximizes observed details with state-of-the-art lens design and super sharp resolving power.
This Dino-Lite Edge series microscope connects to the USB 2.0 port on any compatible Windows PC. Once connected, users can easily record, manage, and share their observations using our proprietary software (DinoCapture 2.0). This software is provided free of charge to customers and features professional measurement tools with calibration.
Extended Depth of Field (EDOF)
To view a rough surface with height range out of depth of focus, the AM4815T's EDOF capture mode can take several pictures at different focus and stack them automatically within a click. The resulted EDOF image maintains the picture quality from its original pictures which also can be reviewed in DinoCapture 2.0.
Extended Dynamic Range (EDR)
For high contrast or reflective surface, the EDR capture mode can help to reveal the details of dark or bright areas, which may lost in normal capture mode, by stacking images taken at different exposure levels.
Largest magnification range with long working distance
The wide magnification range (10x to 140x) is achieved with working distances greater than 29 mm (without front cap), which can be helpful when clearance is required between the microscope and the viewing object.
Useful for suppressing glare from reflective materials, such as metals, plastics, or glass, and applicable in dermatology for observing the sub dermal layer of skin.
MicroTouch shutter button
Take picture-perfect photos quickly and conveniently with the MicroTouch shutter button. This small, round, touch-sensitive button responds to the lightest touch to avoid blurry photos caused by excessive movement of the microscope. The MicroTouch shutter button can also be configured to control video recording, trigger barcode scanning, or switch on/off the LED lights.
Model: AM4815ZTL Dino-Lite Edge
Interface: USB 2.0
Product Resolution: 1.3M pixels (SXGA)
Magnification Rate: 10x~140x
Frame Rate: Up to 30fps
Image: DinoCapture2.0: BMP, GIF, PNG, MNG, TIF, TGA, PCX, WBMP, JP2, JPC, JPG, PGX, RAS, PNM
Save Formats: Movie: DinoCapture2.0: WMV, FLV, SWF
Microtouch: Touch sensitive trigger on the microscope for taking pictures
Measurement Function: Yes
Calibration Function: Yes
Operating Systems Supported: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS 10.9 or later (EDOF/EDR are NOT controllable on Mac OS)
Unit Weight: 100g
Unit Dimension: 10.5cm (H) x 3.2cm (D)
Package Dimensions: 16cm (L) x 16cm (W) x 6cm (H)
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge in an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations of plants and animals to compare diversity of life in different habitats.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge in an investigation to develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge in an investigation to develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations in an investigation to construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion my water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge in an investigation to develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210) in an investigation to generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations in an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one cell or many different number and types of cells.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations in an investigation to develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations to present an argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations, analyze and interpret samples and data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210) to analyze data from sampling student fingerprints to determine similarities and differences.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations and develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organizations.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations, construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
Students can the Dino-Lite Edge to make observations and develop a model to illustrate how Earth's internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210) in an investigation to evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge to look closely at important organic and inorganic structures that the unaided eye cannot see. Students can better understand samples they find out in the field or prepared slides.
Take students out of the classroom and into the field for genuine learning opportunities in Biology, Earth Science, or Environmental Science. Collect water samples and look for invertebrates, compare and contrast leaf and root cells, find pollen and see the spiky structures, or collect sand, dirt or rock samples and identify crystal formations for more accurate identification.
Students can use the Dino-Lite Edge for a physical science investigation to understand how light waves move through objects (lenses) and to allow for magnification.
This all-inclusive macro-lens enhances demonstrations of detailed lab procedures or techniques available for viewing. Classroom observations for geology, dissections, or identification tasks are visible to a wider audience via computer screen, photo, or projection onto a TV/SmartBoard. A valuable tool in the classroom to engage, instruct, and reinforce student learning with a variety of labs.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.