The SpeckFINDER electronic video microscope allows the users eyes and hands to work together. The traditional glass lenses are replaced with a high-resolution, 6.4-inch TFT (Thin Film Technology) screen to maintain direct line-of-sight viewing that is critical for comfortable eye-hand coordination and proper viewing posture. A mouse controls the continuous range of magnification from 1X to 40X and beyond without the need change lenses. The mouse also activates auto focus or manual focus options, zoom in/out, on-screen display of magnification power, and many other menu driven image control features. External connection to TV, VGA monitor, and computer video capture card allow images and video to be saved for documentation and training.