DE500 Digital Video Otoscope

“This is a most remarkable piece of equipment. Just started using it today. I was able to easily train my medical assistant. The software is stable and the plug and play feature is flawless.

I am a pediatrician with 40+ years of clinical practice. I miss being with my patients personally and am delighted that I am able to continue to care for them from a remote location.  As an otoscope there is no comparison on the market that is able to do what this does. The quality of the picture is better than a manual otoscope. There is a learning curve in focusing but my CMA learned in a day. Compare the price to any product on the market with the quality of the image and the Firefly wins hands down. Pediatricians live and die by their otoscopes so I can’t say enough about this product.”

Sam Lew MD, Pediatric Medicine

The DE500 Digital Video Otoscope is a special purpose digital video camera combined with a high magnification lens and multiple ultra-bright LEDs.

Delivering up to 50x optical and 150x digital magnification, this innovative device streams high quality live video (at 30fps) to a computer, enabling the user to view and record crystal clear images or videos.

The DE500 Otoscope has been adopted in some of the most reputable hospitals, health clinics, medical schools, and telemedicine deployments worldwide. Most common uses are for clinical observation, patient communication and education, keeping patient records, and documenting changes over time. The DE500 is also perfect for telemedicine as it enables remote care providers to see close-up live images of the patient.

With its many uses and applications, the DE500 Otoscope is a versatile, easy to use tool and is easy to acquire at a very affordable price. Please contact us for more information.

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  • 1280 x 1024 resolution
  • Captures microscopic pictures and videos
  • See more patients and reduce patient visit time with more efficient record documenting
  • Variable magnification up to 150x (digitally) and up to 50x (optically).
  • Observes and records in real time (30 FPS)
  • Easily integrates with telehealth solutions
  • Built-in snapshot button
  • Multi-layered glass lenses
  • Rugged industrialized construction
  • View the DE550 Wireless Video Otoscope here


  • Inner ear observation
  • Patient education
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical schools

What’s Included

  • USB Digital Video Otoscope
  • Disposable Specula
  • Velvet Carrying Case
  • Quickstart Card
Technical Details
Sensor Resolution 1280 x 1024
Magnification Native Optical: 15x – 50x
Digital: 15x – 150x
Lens Assembly Dual Lenses
3-Layer Glass, 650nm cutoff
Video Format: YUY2
Frame rate: 30 FPS
Video/Image Properties Color: 260 Level Hue, Saturation, White Balance
Exposure: Brightness, Contrast
Image: Sharpness, Gamma
Video, Image Files BMP, JPG, AVI
Lighting Ultra-Bright LEDs
Fully adjustable brightness
Interface USB2.0
Dimensions 12.5cm x 3.8cm x 3.2cm
Software Scalable Window, Zoom, Freeze,
Resolution, Rotate, Flip
Region of Interest (ROI)
Automatic/Manual white balance
Operating Systems Windows 11, 10, 7, and Mac OS 10.8 or higher
Warranty 1 Year Warranty

Firefly devices are intended to be used with the included software, but may also be integrated into 3rd party platforms. If you would like to use a 3rd party software package please contact us and we can provide integration guidelines.

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