ProScope HR5 Advanced Lab

Wireless offers new practical applications, which include:

  • Field scientists can examine specimens on site without destroying them in transit to the lab
  • Doctors can show patients live images and add them into practice management apps and software
  • Teachers can simultaneously show images to a classroom of students using iPads
  • Crime scene investigators can send images from the iPhone to a colleague in the lab or to a collaborative agency

ProScope HR5 Digital Handheld Microscope

Since 2001 the ProScope HR has been a mainstay in science education, law enforcement, and manufacturing quality control worldwide. Included software for Windows and Mac will capture stills, video and time lapse. Lenses range 0-10X, 30X, 50X, 100X, 200X, 400X and 1000X. You can even connect the ProScope HR to your analog microscope, telescope or borescope. The ProScope HR is USB Video Class and needs no driver to run. You can even use the ProScope HR with programs like Skype or iChat to show others what your ProScope HR is seeing in real time over the internet!

The ProScope HR features:

  • Accurate, repeatable measurement within 10 microns
  • Modular lenses range from 1x to 1000x
  • No driver needed. Just plug and play!
  • Lead-free and RoHS compliant
  • Attaches to other optics like Borescopes and analog microscopes
  • Made in Oregon, USA
  • 30-day no questions asked return policy
  • Two year warranty
The new ProScope HR5 features the new state-of-the-art, Aptina imager which was originally made for surveillance, with large pixels that take in more light than other imagers on the market. The engineering team has customized this imager to allow extensive imaging adjustment and LED intensity control. The most impressive feature is the ability to actually stream true pixels at higher resolutions. The ProScope HR5 is the only digital microscope in the world that can do this. Other imagers stream at 640X480 and only interpolate to simulate higher resolutions. The total effect in the ProScope HR5 is live video that appears to be 4 to 5 megapixels in clarity while only using an actual 2 megapixel imager. The new cobalt black handle says this is a serious tool yet the price point is equal to the previous ProScope HR, which will remain in the product line at a lower cost. The ProScope products are currently used in tens of thousands of schools, universities, law enforcement forensic labs, manufacturing quality control, medical and tele-medicine since 2001.

The ProScope HR and HR5 are made in Oregon, RoHS compliant (lead-free), UVC plug and play.

The ProScope Mobile & HR Applications

Law Enforcement

Used by over 12,000 federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies in 23 countries since 2001. Used by law enforcement for:

  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Ballistics examination
  • Handwriting analysis
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Narcotics
  • Crime Scene and Lab
  • Blood Spatter
  • Autopsy
  • Interrogation Tool
  • Court Room Presentations
  • Iris and Dental Identification
  • Explosives and Fire Investigations
Science Education

A few of the many applications in K-12 education are:

  • Microbes
  • Physical characteristics of soil
  • Materials characterization
  • Animal and plant structure
  • Chemistry
  • Minerals
Quality Inspections
  • Inspection
  • Detailed Measurements
  • Image Analysis software and Screen Measurement software available


ProScope HR software, for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista, comes with every ProScope HR. The bundled software will capture stills, video and time lapse. Features include:

  • Switch to any of three resolution settings: 320x240, 640x480, 1280x1024 with the ProScope HR and up to 1600x1200 with the ProScope HR5
  • Show live views
  • Still image capture
  • Video capture
  • Time lapse capture
  • LED intensity control (HR5 only)
  • Preview captured images
  • Site license for use on your local network
  • Standard images files can be saved in any folder

Mac System Requirements:

  • OS 10.4.8 or later
  • Quicktime 7 or later
  • G4, G5 or Intel Mac
  • Factory installed USB 2.0 or USB1.1 port
  • USB 2.0 port recommended.

A USB 1.1 port may be used but only 640x480 (VGA) and 320x240 (QVGA) modes are supported and at a much reduced frame rate.

Windows System Requirements:

  • Windows XP service pack 2 or later
  • Quicktime 7 or later
  • DirectX 9 or later
  • P4 or equivalent
  • Factory installed USB 2.0 or USB1.1 port
  • USB 2.0 port recommended.
  • A USB 1.1 port may be used but only 640x480 (VGA) and 320x240 (QVGA) modes are supported and at a much reduced frame rate. Works with both original ProScope and new ProScope HR. (High Resolution mode only works with ProScope HR software and ProScope HR)

Three types of optional measurement software are also available. The software is accurate to within 10 microns and pre-calibrated for all ProScope lenses.

Technical Specifications

    ProScope HR5
Imager   ⅓ inch high resolution 5Mp color sensor. 1,920,000 effective pixels
Interface   USB 2.0 High Speed
Magnification   Varies based on attached lens. ProScope HR base unit can also attach to a traditional microscope via our optional C-mount adapter. 1-10x, 30Nx, 50x, 100x, 200x and 400x lens options available (approximate magnification when displayed on a 14-inch video monitor).
Dimensions   152mm (L), 45mm (W)
Weight   About 150g without lens unit attached. About 185g with lens unit attached
Power Consumption    
Length of cable   About 1.8m (6 ft)
Capture Button   Initiates still, movie, and time lapse capture in ProScope HR software
Light Switch    
Camera Mount   (2) standard tripod mount. ¼"-20 threads
Lens Release Button   Disengages lens lock pin for lens removal
Video Preview   30 fps @ 320x240 pixels (QVGA)
15 fps @ 640x480 pixels (VGA)
3.75 fps @ 1280x1024 pixels (SXGA)
2.5 fps @ 1600x1200 pixels (UXGA)
LED Control   3-position on/off switch for lens LEDs. A-OFF-B
Variable LED Intensity through ProScope HR Software
Video Controls   Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Manual and Auto Exposure, Image Orientation (Flip and Mirror), Manual and Auto White Balance presets, and RGB White Balance components.
Light Source/White Balance presets include ProScope HR LED, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, and Auto.
Still Capture   320x240 pixels (QVGA)
640x480 pixels (VGA)
1280x1024 pixels (SXGA)
1600x1200 (UXGA)
Video Capture   30 fps @ 320x240 pixels (QVGA)
15 fps @ 640x480 pixels (VGA)
3.75 fps @ 1280x1024 pixels (SXGA)
2.5 fps @ 1600x1200 pixels (UXGA)
Driver   USB Video Class
USB Human Interface Device Class
Macintosh minimum system requirements   OS 10.4.8 or later
Quicktime 7 or later
Factory installed USB 2.0 high speed port
G4, G5 or Intel Mac.
Windows minimum system requirements   USB 2.0 port recommended. A USB 1.1 port may be used but only 640x480 (VGA) and 320x240 (QVGA) modes are supported and at a much reduced frame rate.
Operating Temperature Range   5°C~40°C
Storage Temperature Range   -10°C~60°C (Without condensation)
Other   Made in USA
RoHS Compliant, Lead Free
Warranty   Two Year Warranty

Kit Includes:

  • ProScope
  • 0-10x Lens
  • 30Nx Lens
  • 100x Lens
  • 400x Lens
  • Precision Stand
  • C-Mount Adapter
  • Lens Tube Adapter
  • Carrying Case
  • Software CD
SKU: 68350-63-2
Pack: Each