The best 500x digital microscope with backlit stand for your classroom.

500x Fixed Magnification 

Backlit stand to display like a traditional microscope

Share the live image with the entire class in person or virtually

Easy, Powerful, Versatile

Single Focus Dial for ease of use

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Empowering educators worldwide, from schools and libraries to renowned institutes.

The future of education is here, and it fits right in the palm of your hand. Give your students the gift of engaging, interactive, and collaborative learning experiences with our SmartSchool Systems Microscope solutions. 


Life Science-

  • View microscops slides and Mitosis
  • Explore plant parts and water organisms
  • Compare plant and animal cells
  • Observe sweating

Earth Science: 

  • Explore rocks, sand, and soil.

Physical Science: 

  • Compare grains of salt, sugar and other common substances
  • Compare clothing and other textiles
  • Explore how common printers make different colors

The SmartMicroScope 5M-500 can record still images, videos, or time-lapse videos to view a weeks worth of change in minutes.  It has 6 LED lights that are easily controlled with a dial on the SmartScope.

Unlike the SmartMicroScope 5M which has a range of magnifications, the SmartMicroScope 5M-500 has FIXED magnfication of 500x.  This powerful magnification can make all the difference when looking at pond water organisms or plant and animal cells.  The SmartMicroScope5M-500 features a high resolution image  of 2592X1944 (5 Megapixels).

The SmartMicroScope 5M-500 comes with easy to use software to take still images, videos, or time-lapse videos.  The software has a zoom feature to take an even closer look at objects and has a measurement feature to measure change over time.

The SmartMicroScope 5M- 500 is especially useful in classrooms with traditional microscopes.  The ability to show students what they are looking for is very powerful.


Backlit Stand (Compatible with the SmartMicroScope, SmartMicroScope 500 SmartMicroScope 5M, SmartMicroScope 5M-500 and SmartMicroScope iGO)

USB power cord for Backlit Stand – Can also be powered by 4-AAA batteries

SmartMicroScope 5M-500

SmartMicroScope Stand

Software CD

SmartMicroScope 5M-500 Specifications:

Magnification:  500x FIXED Magnification

Resolution:  2592 x 1944

Illumination:  6 LED built-in and adjustable

O/S:  Windows XP SP2, Vista, and Windows 7, 8, 10 and Mac OS 10.7 & up, Chrome, and Linux 

Gain Control:  Auto Gain Control (AGC)

Snapshot Mode:  Hardware/Software controllable

White Balance:  Automatic

Power Source:  5VDC through USB port