Carson 60x-75x MicroMax LED Lighted Pocket Microscope (MM-200)


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  • Portable LED lighted Pocket Microscope
  • Runs on 3 SG3 Button Cell Batteries (Included)
  • Power and zoom controls (60x-75x magnification) for bright, clear images
  • So lightweight you can bring it anywhere
  • Measures 1.25 x 3.25 x 0.75 inches (W x H x D)



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Lightweight and portable, the Carson MM-200 MicroMax pocket microscope is ideal for on-the-go science. The MicroMax offers a powerful 60x to 75x magnification range, making it easy to examine blood samples, bugs, and anything else that's worthy of a closer look. The microscope also includes a built-in LED light that provides a bright, clear image, along with a rubberized eyepiece for comfortable viewing. Best of all, the MicroMax fits conveniently in a jacket pocket, so you can bring it along wherever you go--whether it's a school field trip or a visit to a friend's house.

Please note that users must hold this LED pocket microscope flat against the surface in order for the image to come in clear and in focus. It will be difficult to view objects with the microscope tilted at an angle due to the very high magnifications. CAUTION: If a user is viewing a shiny surface, sometimes the bright LED light will cause a glare which causes the image to become over exposed and unclear.


Magnification: 60x to 75x
Batteries: 3 SG3 button cell (included)
Dimensions: 1.25 by 3.25 by 0.75 inches (W x H x D)
Weight: 1.1 ounces


At Carson, we strive to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied with the quality of our products. We are so confident in our products that we back them with a Lifetime Limited Warranty! Carson will repair or replace your product if it is found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship. Please contact Carson for additional warranty details and trouble-shooting steps at 1-800-9-OPTICS or 631-963-5000.

Product information Product Packaging:Standard Packaging Product Dimensions 1.3 x 0.5 x 3.5 inches Item Weight 1.02 ounces ASIN B000P8AUMU Item model number MM-200 Batteries 3 LR44 batteries required.

 My kids LOVE this microscope. I purchased it during a lightning deal, and I would absolutely buy it again!

I have spent much more on microscopes that I thought were not half this good. Sure, there is better on the market, but if you want to spend under about $50 for something simple, I'd say just go for this!

It is so small that I can honestly fit it in my purse. I will actually bring it with us when we go to appointments, because my kids love to use it on things in the waiting rooms. Because it isn't big and bulky, we take it outdoors with us, and are able to see a wider range of things than simply what can fit on a microscope slide.

This video is made with my cell phone camera, so it still lost some quality, but you can still see how great it looks. My daughter brought in some flower petals to look at, and we noticed that there was a "white speck that moved". I guessed that it was a tiny bug, and decided to check it out. Besides the fact that it moved, you couldn't see it well enough to make out that it was a bug without the microscope. (PS, sorry if the kids are loud. They are excited, lol).

This microscope is simple. It doesn't have a wide range of options, buttons, or settings. But, the simplicity is one of the reasons why I love this as much as I do. It has opened up a whole new world of microscopic textures, colors, and life to my kids. It has made the whole world even more fascinating to them.

I use this for checking gold ore samples in the field as well as general looking at the microscopic world.

The LED light is great but I did have one problem. I left it on and the next time I tried to use it the light would not work.... dead batteries. Unfortunately the batteries cost near $5 each times 3= $15.

All is not lost however. The Rite Aid (Pharmacy) had hearing aid batteries that, while not the same type as the listed required batteries, were the same physical size but were 1.4 volts instead of 1.5. I did not feel that this would be an issue and decided to try it. They worked just fine and were $16 for 24 of them, so about $.67 each. Much better and I now have 8 changes in case I forget to turn it off again.

The replacement type I found was Size 312, hearing aid batteries.

Had some troubles with shipping, where FedEx traveled all the way cross country, only to leave it with USPS a mile from my house. I was not able to pickup either. Overall, it still came within an acceptable amount of time. Wish the seller switched to another carrier for shipping.

Regardless, the product came and it works wonderfully. The knobs are a bit stiff at first but will provide much longer lasting durability in the long run. Using a gear system instead of making the user adjust the scope telescopically gives much more precise adjustments. Although the item you are viewing must be very close, it provides a good picture which is quite clear. For the amount this scope costs, it is definitely worth it.

The light works well although it would be better if it utilized more common batteries like AAA. Although the scope does not truly seem to adjust to 100x, it at least goes between 60 and 80x. As I said there imagine it's very nice. For the price I'd recommend this scope to anyone searching for a mobile version of microscope. If you need more magnification, buy a stronger scope. I don't think this sized scope would even be useful above this magnification due to the nature of a portable device like this. Any shaking in your hand or breeze blowing the item being viewed, can knock the clarity out of whack. At these magnifications it's able to be overcome by holding and adjusting both the scope and object you're viewing in each hand. If It were any higher it would be difficult to use.

Great product. I would buy again for a small stocking stuffer present or give a recommendation for this scope. It works beautifully.

This thing is freakin' awesome! An absolute MUST for rockhounds!!! Now that I have it, I'll be carrying it everywhere. The magnifying glasses that I got in my mineral kits when I took geology are okay, but they only do 10x. This thing does 60x-100x and it's lighted!! I struggled to look at the crystalline structures of the rocks I collected in Baghdad through my $20 microscopic. Since I didn't have rock tools there (other than my multiple tumblers, my rock hammer and my chisel), I had to try to chip off pieces small enough to fit on the tray, and I had to use a flashlight from the side for illumination. This thing illuminates right next to the lens so it casts the light directly on what you're trying to view. I'd love to share photos, but my camera doesn't have a lens that small.


I love this damn thing! i had one a few years ago that i bought over the internet from a different retailer where it cost twice as much, and i will tell you, it was worth it then, and at half the price it is more than worth it now. I lost the expensive one, and have thought about it ever since, off and on. I stumbled on it here, and I am so happy about it! It really does work great. It just comes in handy so often, it's well worth the purchase. I highly recommend it. You might worry, because it is inexpensive, that it's cheap, but it really is well made. The knobs feel good, and the rubber eyepiece is very comfortable. It is strikingly powerful. When you look through it, it is amazing the detail you see. I always find something that I didn't know or expect was there. IT'S AWESOME!!!

Useful pocket microscope. Just need to be aware that for successful results you ideally need to use on a solid flat surface, otherwise too much movement and almost impossible to focus. For the cost, it's a great little gadget - perfect for looking at jewellery or plants, or just for fun. Battery lasts longer than I expected.

I don't think this goes up to a real 100x magnification however it's enough for what I wanted it for which was to read security microdots which is a disc about 1.2mm in diameter with a security code on to help track stolen items back to the owner.

Its a bit fiddly to get the focus correct but the image is ok once this has been done, overall not too bad for a cheap pocket microscope.

I'm an adult and had a really hard time getting it to focus. The kids stood no chance.

Very flimsy build and not easy to use

Does the job

Have to keep on 60x otherwise to strong. But still suitable for me, cool bit of kit.

Not good on the 100x zoom. It doesn't focus very well at all

very lightweight and not great but for the money its ok

I liked the bright light

Great, just the job and quick delivery

This is a brilliant, five star, way to waste your money. It is too small, strains the eyes, and can only be used on a flat surface, which makes it useless for looking at microfossils.

I am amazed by how small this device is. If it were twice the size it might be useful. But being so small it really is a pain to hold still on a surface and turn the finger thingys to focus and zoom.

I just used it for half an hour and my poor eye feels mighty strained.

Get a magnifying glass, or use your camera. The resolution of this device is dreadful. And the field of view is no bigger than a bead.


George Young
Montreal, Canada

It had good reviews and that's why I bought it. It was difficult for me to focus with it as I wear glasses. It is also very small so it's awkward to hold it with the same hand you have to focus with; you have to hold it with your right hand up to the item you want to see, you also have to secure the item so it will not move (and you have to be very close to see anything) and you can't use your left hand to adjust the focus/magnifying roulettes because you are holding the item you want to see......too much dexterity needed for what it's worth (or you need another hand!!!)

Zooms from 60x to 100x. I use it to observe plant leaf development and resin gland formation.
A great way to be able to tell exact level of ripeness for resin-producing plants.
You can observe individual resin glands in great detail, shape and color are very well defined.

Ich habe jahrelang ein Taschmikroskop zum "Auseinanderklappen" bei der Arbeit (Unfallaufnahmen) benutzt. Es war hell, bildete die Objekte superscharf ab - nur leider fiel es irgendwann auseinander - kein Wunder.
Da ich ein etwas stabilies Gerät wollte habe ich mir das Carson Mikroskop gekauft, da es keine klappbaren Teile hat. Die LED - Lampe ist zu schwach, die Objekte sind durch das Okular nicht detailreich zu erkennen. Gerade bei Tageslicht ist praktisch nichts durch das Mikroskop erkennbar. Im Gegensatz zu dem alten Mikroskop (was ich mir jetzt wieder bestellt habe) wirklich nicht empfehlenswert.

I bought this for my 9 yr old son about 6 months back for the summer vacation. He has been using it since then & it is one of the few things that keeps him excited (besides Lego and his iPad). It works as explained, the magnification is decent & I too use it once in a while out of curiosity. Light shining from the top does reflect on the object you are looking at and causes a glare. It shows with a purple fringe because of the optics, but it is not that bad. For the money, it is totally worth it. If you are planning to buy a toy microscope (anywhere between $30 - $200) for your 5-12 yr old, you should perhaps start with this.