This thing is one of the best educational products I've ever owned! It would also be perfect for classroom use or work use if you're a micro solderer or something. So far I've only used it plugged into my tv, but when I add a micro SD card, I will take some pictures to show you how cool this is.It was pretty easy to set up. You have to setup the stand and then slide the microscope in the hole on the stand. A couple of the knobs took a few minutes to figure out, but the instructions are pretty good. Then you plug the included USB cord into a USB power adapter that is NOT included. For the price, the power should have been included! The needed HDMI mini to HDMI cable is included and you plug that directly into a TV. You can also use this with a computer, but I've not planning on using it with a computer.At first I plugged into a HDMI switch that then plugs into my TV. I've never had an issue with the HDMI switch before, but this microscope would only work at 480p with the switch. Once I plugged directly into the TV, it worked 1080 60i. Yes the product title does say 1080 30p in the specs and I'm getting 1080 60i, but the difference between 1080 60i and 1080 30p is negligible or nonexistent when viewing in motion on a TV. I'm not sure you can notice a difference between the two in motion. I also may be missing a setting and plan on reaching out to the company.You do get even higher resolution pictures saved to an SD card which I'll add some to my review when I get around to that. It does images up to 3MP (2304x1296). It will give you images at higher megapixels, but anything higher than 3MP is interpolated because it is a 3MP sensor. Basically you won't get pictures with any more detail if you take higher than 3MP (and the pictures will take up more space with no benefit!).It's pretty amazing seeing things closer than you've ever seen it before. Since it has been rainy this whole week, we have not used this with outdoor stuff yet. But we've been putting everything and anything we can think of in this microscope. We've put stamps, magazines, dollar bills, coins, cd disks, phone screens, circuit boards, watches, vegetables, screwdrivers, gemstones, pens, clothing, and just about everything we can think of in this microscope. We've seen the difference between how magazines are printed with dots and how dollar bills are printed with an engraving plate. We've looked at how phone screens are made of dots. When looking at text printed on an envelope, you can see how the ink shows the texture of the paper! It's just practically a whole new world and my kids are so excited about learning! I can't wait to look at rocks and leaves and bugs!It's really easy to adjust how high the microscope is and the focus. I remember using a microscope in high school, so I think that helps. Basically the knob on the back of the post allows you to raise and lower the arm. The knob on the back of the post needs two hands because once you unscrew it the whole arm can fall down the post. Once you put the arm about where you want it, the knob on the side of the post also raises and lowers the arm but you have a smaller range than the other knob. Then you have a focus ring too. I liked getting pretty close to the item so it's as big as it can get. There also is a brightness wheel to turn the light brighter or darker. The light is in the microscope and there is no base light so you can not have light from below what you are looking at. Since this isn't a cellular microscope, that's not a big deal.This isn't a microscope that can look at the cellular level. You would need at least 400 x magnification for that. But for looking close at the things in the world around you, this works awesome. And since it can show on the tv, it's perfect for our whole family to use just one microscope. I've been teaching my 10 year old son how to be careful when putting things on the base, and even my 3 year old daughter can get the benefits of what's on the TV.I just really suggest this or something like it. In fact, the only thing that makes me wonder if I should suggest this exact model is that it looks like another company sells what looks like the same microscope for less. Also on Amazon is the ""Mustcam 1080P Full HD Digital Microscope"" The color of the product is different but it seems like the same exact camera with the same specs. This Celestron microscope has a 2 year warranty and is sold directly from Amazon. The Mustcam is sold by a third party and makes no mention of a warranty but is fifty dollars cheaper. I only have this Celestron on and it works great.