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Digital Blue Computer Microscope Digital Camera - QX7

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Item Model Number: QX7

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Get children to play the smart way with the Digital Blue series QX7 USB Computer Microscope. The QX7 magnifies anything from 10x all the way to 200x, and kids can use this microscope to view their favorite goodies - ants, bees wings, their school lunch...Well, they can use this to examine just about anything their little hearts desire! The QX7 is not only a microscope though, it also serves as a multi-function digital camera for taking digital still images and creating time-lapse movies. The QX7 also includes photo manipulation software that allows them to create and experiment with special effects and audio effects, which can all be inserted into the same images taken with the QX7. The QX7 microscope is a great toy for any child with an imagination, and will keep them happy for a long time to come!

New Upgraded Model (from QX5) Now Featuring:

  • 1280x1024 (SXGA) image resolution
  • Magnify objects and view them on your PC at 10X, 60X, and 200X
  • Super-brite LED lighting for brighter, longer lasting top and bottom illumination
  • Detachable scope for handheld use lets them maneuver closer to their subject
  • Cycle between lighting top, bottom, or both sides of the object
  • Glass optics for crystal clear high resolution images
  • Powered by USB port
  • High speed USB 2.0 transfer speeds for capturing photos and videos
  • View specimens collected around the house, backyard, or even at school
  • Take snapshots, video, and time-lapse movies
  • Manipulate images with drawing and painting tools
  • Customize captured high resolution photos and videos using special effects, sound and music
  • Share discoveries through e-mail
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts

PC System Requirements:

  • Available USB port
  • Windows 7, Vista or XP operating systems (32bit/64bit)
  • 512 MB RAM for XP
  • 500MB hard disk space
  • 1 GB RAM for Vista/7
  • CD-ROM/DVD Drive (to load software)

Mac System Requirements:

  • Available USB port
  • OSX 10.4 or later
  • Universal binary application supports PowerPC and Intel Macs
  • 512MB RAM for OSX 10.4 Tiger
  • 1GB of RAM for OSX 10.5 Leopard or greater
  • 500MB hard disk space
  • CD-ROM/DVD Drive

List of Contents:

Complete QX7 Microscope, Creative Editing and Viewing Software (CD-ROM), Science Lab Supplies, Slide Clip, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, 5 Sample Slides, 7 Blank Slides, 1 year manufacturer's direct warranty.

Digital Blue QX7 Microscope FAQ
Q: Does the QX7 Microscope require a driver to be installed for Windows operating systems?
A: No. The QX7 Microscope is detected as a USB2.0 camera within Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and utilizes the built-in operating system driver.

Q: When launching the QX7 Microscope Special Effects Software the following error 102 message appears:



A: The QX7 Microscope Special Effects Software was installed before the microscope was attached to the computer. The QX7 Microscope must first be attached to the computer so that the built-in driver can be installed. Once the microscope is successfully detected and installed, the software installation will properly configure the microscope to work with the software. Refer to page 4 of the user manual for detailed installation instructions.

Q: Why do some of the installation and error screens only refer to the QX5 microscope?
A: The current version of the QX7 microscope utilizes the same software code base as the QX5 microscope, thus allowing interoperability with both versions of the microscope. A new version of the microscope software is under development by Digital Blue and is expected to be released in the fall of 2013. This new version 2.0 of the Special Effects Software will modernize the user interface, allow for windowed operation of the software and provide additional enhancements that take advantage of the improvements found in the QX7 hardware.

Q: When launching the Microscope Special Effects Software the following error 103 message appears:



A: This is a software bug that can occasionally appears upon the initial launch of the QX7 software. The error message is misleading as it isn't necessary to follow any of the recommended instructions to correct the problem. The microscope will work as normal using the following steps:

1. Click on the OK button to return to the Special Effects Software application
2. Click on the BACK button to return to the main menu.


3. Click on the MICROSCOPE button to re-initialize the QX7 microscope

4. Finished. The QX7 will operate normally.

Q: Why don't the light controls on the right side of the microscope viewing screen work?



A: The on-screen lighting controls are disabled for the QX7 as stated in page 10 of the user manual. To adjust the lighting position, press the LIGHT button located on the top of the microscope to cycle through the availalble light sources (top, bottom, top + bottom).

Q: The first time I launch the QX7 Special Effects Software it automatically starts recording a video.
A: This is a software bug that always appears upon the first launch of the software with Windows XP. This issue does not occur with modern day operating systems such as Windows Vista, 7 or 8. As Windows XP has been discontinued for 6 years the bug will not be fixed. To bypass this issue, press the recording button to stop recording. The software will now function as normal within the current session, until the application is restarted.