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Dino-Lites & Digital USB Microscopes

For advice on making the most of your Dino-Lite digital USB microscope. Covering everything from magnification, to cleaning and maintenance, to the best apps and software integration.


Is the Dino-Lite Mac compatible?

Donovan Rosales

Hi, I recently got a Mac computer so I don’t want to run into the issue of the microscope not connecting well. Any information on this is appreciated.

1 Answer
Mark Henderson
Best Answer

Hi Donovan, the good news is that most Dino-Lite digital microscopes are Mac compatible, thanks to the included DinoXcope software. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

1. MicroTouch software is not available when using DinoXcope.

2. DinoXcope software only operates effectively at 1.3 MP resolution. This means that the 7000 series works effectively with DinoXcope software at 1.3 megapixel resolution, but not at higher resolutions.

3. System requirements are for MAC OS 10.5 Leopard or higher All 70XX Dino-Lites 1. MAC OS operationally limited to 1.3 mp resolution
4. The 5 megapixel Dino-Lite models require the third-party MJPEG codec to be installed. DinoCapture will check for the MJPEG codec and let you know if it's missing. Because of the higher hardware demands, the frame rate will depend on the resources available to the system.

If you have additional questions about the particular Dino-Lite model you're interested in, please reach out to our team and we can provide more support. You can connect with us over chat, by email or by phone.

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Terry Gothard

I use my Dino-Lite with my mac computer. I found the set up easy. -Terry

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