I don't know much about scopes but this one seemed pretty good. Pretty sharp, clear image even on highest magnification. The tripod it comes with is handy, and practically necessary for the highest zoom. The angled eyepiece makes aiming it at things a bit awkward, but with the tripod it's pretty easy to find the object with 20 x and then zoom in while keeping it steady. When holding it in your hands, it's harder to increase zoom without losing the object, I've found that propping the tripod on your chest can help. There are other reviews that posted photos, all I'll add is that the photos were very accurate to my own experience.