Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro

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About this product

Model:  cele_hh_dig_pro_44308
Part Number:  44308-CGL

The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is an easy to use, low-power microscope with a 5.0 MP sensor for capturing photos and video of your disoveries.  At low magnification, the Handheld Digitial Microscope Pro is ideal for viewing stamps, coins, bugs, plants, rocks, skin, gems, circuit boards, and more.  You can even view traditional slides at high magnification. 

Create high-resolution images, VGA quality video, and time-lapse animations using the included Micro Capture Pro software. You can also take accurate measurements and make notes on your specimens using this intuitive software. An adjustable LED illuminator ensures your specimens are clear and bright, while the fully adjustable, professional stand allows for steady shots even at high magnification.

Intended for the discriminating hobbyist or professional, the Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is well suited for jobs such as entomology, industrial quality control, component inspection, medical investigation, scientific research, and forensics documentation—just to name a few.

Included Accessories

High-quality adjustable height stand
Celestron Micro Capture Pro Software CD with measuring feature
Calibration ruler


  • True 5MP sensor to capture and save high-resolution images and videos of your specimens
  • 5-Element IR cut high-quality glass lens ensures sharper images
  • 20x to 200x powers, great for low-power observation of 3D specimens (Note: Final magnification determined by monitor size)
  • Professional, adjustable height stand included for hands-free operation
  • 4 foot USB 2.0 cable for easy maneuverability when viewing large surfaces
  • Intuitive software with measuring features
  • Windows and Mac compatible

Handheld Digital Microscope Pro Tour


Imaging Sensor5 MP CMOS, 1600 x 1200 pixel array
Software CompatibilityWindows XP or better, Mac 10.6 or better
Software FeaturesMicro Capture Pro
USB Connection2
Magnification (low power)20 x
Magnification (high power)200 x
Included AccessoriesAdjustable height stand
IlluminationAdjustable 8 LED ring
Weight2 lbs (907 g)
Fine FocusYes
Course FocuserYes

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:


Handheld Digital Microscope Pro Manual (PDF)

Handheld Digital Microscope Pro Quick Start Guide (PDF)


Micro Capture Pro Software - Mac Version 2.3.2 Updated 6/15/13 (ZIP)

Micro Capture Pro Software - Windows Version (ZIP)

Customer reviews

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Fun little gadget
29 September 2023  | 

I ordered this little microscope along with some new optics for my telescope, so I've been playing around with it all afternoon while it rains outside.

You basically have two levels of zoom on the device itself - keep turning the focus and it will go out of focus and then come back into focus with higher magnification level.
Great fun using it hand-held, looking close at random stuff, getting it up on a large screen, and playing around taking pictures and video.
The additional stand makes it useful for other purposes; eg. when I start sifting through the dust I gathered with my big magnet (hunting for micrometeorites), it will be essential.

Image quality is actually not too shabby, for a fairly inexpensive device I think it does a quite decent job and I'm enjoying using it for some macro photography/video.
Colours seem to come out pretty accurate, as well.

The first thing you may want to check is if there's a "B" printed on the barrel, as there are two different versions of the microscope and accompanying software.
I received the 44308-B variant. The software was recently updated 03/2023 and it works fine on Windows 10 and 11.

As far as Celestron's MicroCapture Pro software, the UI can be a little clunky, but it's alright.
One little niggle - I wish there was a way to preserve aspect ratio when fullscreen/maximizing the video.
The native resolution of the microscope is 4:3 so for instance on the 16:9 monitor in front of me, the image will be stretched if I maximize it.

The microscope itself is actually plug-and-play, though, without any drivers required.
Since it shows up as an imaging device in any relevant software, I will be getting some creative use out of it as well

Overall very fun little gadget.


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