What microscope

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    Welsh gary

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    I am thinking of buying a microscope but which one. What magnification do I need up too too look for parasites. I have been looking at the Brunel sp27d, but don't have much idea yet. Any help would be great thanks
     
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    By parasites, do you mean small creatures that are on fish? If so, I'd recommend a stereo dissecting microscope with about 10X, many are zoom types and can run from around 5X-20X. Seeing things in 3d makes a huge difference in spotting things and/or working on them. If you are looking for single cell organisms, you'll want more power and likely not stereo.
     
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    I haven't been able to figure out why everything else out there that has a camera in it (cameras, phones, TVs, computer monitors, security cameras, etc...) has gone HD 1920 x 1080, or 4K 4096 x 2160, but the cameras offered in digital microscopes are often still very low resolution like 640 x 480. What's up with that?
     
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    The only other factors I can think of would be microscope lens quality and illumination level.
    Microscopes do not use very bright light.
    This information is getting above my pay-grade.
     
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    Yeah, I was wondering if it has something to do with that, but can find no information about that. To tell you the truth I haven't really searched in a while so I just went through the motions again and did come up with something new.
    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/produc...digital-eyepiece-camera-dn10-0/10423360.aspx?
    This head has a resolution of 3856 x 2764, so definitely HD and under $600, which still seems steep compared to other small gadgets but a lot cheaper than those other ones you posted. The only problem is, it is so new there are no 3rd party reviews or youtube videos online about it yet.
     
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    I didn't look close, but there are quite a few articles on using a cell phone camera with a conventional microscope.
     
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    You're right.
    A quick search came up with this:
    https://www.ilabcam.com/products/labcam-for-iphone
     
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