The first hand-held portable video magnifier offering superior images in High Definition.


 Experience a revolutionary breakthrough in electronic hand-held low vision technology with the Optelec Compact 5 HD portable video magnifier.

In High Definition, you can now read from glossy magazines, letters, displays and price tags in two different ergonomic reading positions.

Lightweight, always in focus and easy to use, the Compact 5 HD is the first true replacement of the traditional optical magnifier that will grow with your needs featuring the lowest and widest magnification range from 1.5 to 18 times zoom.


Ergonomic Design

Use the Optelec Compact 5 HD in two ergonomic positions. Open the Compact 5 HD for a perfect reading angle and move smoothly across newspapers and magazines (pictured below left). Alternatively, close the Compact 5 HD (pictured below right) for use on-the-go, spot reading and distance viewing (up to 4 feet).

Rest the Compact 5 HD and read easily when the screen is in the tilting position or hold it and read in the closed position.


Small, Lightweight and Easy to Use

The Compact 5 HD is small and light enough to fit in your pocket or purse and features a 5-inch widescreen. The buttons are easy to see and operate. To meet your specific needs, each Compact 5 HD setting can be customized and saved using the special large icon menu as illustrated (below right).

Optelec Compact 5 HD large icon settings menu


See the Difference in High Definition 

Using the latest High Definition 8 megapixel camera, the Optelec Compact 5 HD offers so much more than standard hand-held video magnifiers: 
  • 4 times increased field of view compared to standard hand-held video magnifiers
  • 3 times higher resolution and auto-focus camera offering superior image quality at every magnification level
  • 16 high contrast color combinations for easier reading and to help reduce eye strain
  • A patented lighting system eliminates glare and light reflections when reading glossy documents and displays.


Enjoy a Greater Overview for Easy Orientation

Using the minimum 1.5 times magnification, the Optelec Compact 5 HD offers a greater field of view of reading materials for easier orientation compared with either a hand-held optical or pocket video magnifier with a standard camera, as illustrated below:

Illustration showing the greater overview offered by the Optelec Compact 5 HD


Key Benefits:

  • Compact 5 HD with the protective leather casingContinuous zoom: 1.5 to 18 times magnification
  • 8 megapixel High Definition and Auto-Focus camera for superior images and intuitive reading
  • 5-inch full color TFT widescreen display with pocket-sized dimensions
  • 16 high contrast colors to reduce eye strain
  • Low vision large icon menu with the ability to customize settings per user
  • Ergonomic design with two reading positions:
    • Raised screen position for comfortable viewing and designed to move smoothly over reading materials
    • Closed for use on-the-go, spot reading and distance viewing (up to 4 feet / 1.2 meters)
  • Innovative lighting system to reduce glare and light from glossy documents and displays
  • Snapshot facility with audio indication sounds
  • Rechargeable battery offering an average of 3 hours continuous use
  • Carrycase and wrist strap (included)



  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces
Optelec Compact 5 HD dimensions


Compact 5 HD Promotional Video


Compact 5 HD Demonstration Video