Front view of Compact 8
Compact 8 being used to read a magazine. Glass of wine and cheese board in the background

Compact 8 HD

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The brand new Compact 8 HD is the latest in Optelec's range of high quality European-designed portable electronic magnifiers.  The image quality is top-tier, and the unique contrast enhancements set this device apart in a class of its own.  If you struggle to read poor contrast print in magazines and brochures, the Compact 8 HD will be your indispensable reading companion.

Brilliant Image Quality

Read magnified text in high-contrast colors and view objects from a short distance. The large 8-inch screen allows you to fit more text on the screen for maximum overview.

Dynamic Contrast™

A unique feature that enhances the contrast of similar colours and provides sharper, clearer, and more defined images, making poor contrast text visible.

Live Panning Feature

Easily zoom in and out of your targeted live view and swipe (pan) in all directions to read and magnify this larger field of view— all without physically moving the device.

Built-in Stand for Comfortable Viewing

Simply fold out the built-in reading stand and the Compact 8 is ideally positioned at a comfortable reading/viewing angle—no more hunching over!

Distance Viewing Feature

View objects or text from a short distance—like a café menu or a posted bus schedule. Use it in live-view or snap a picture and magnify and pan the displayed image as needed.


  • Magnification up to 30x
  • 8-inch touchscreen—large field of view
  • Vibrant, high-definition image quality
  • Portable, low-profile design
  • Live image panning—zoom in and out and swipe in all directions
  • Line markers and masking features for focused reading
  • Advanced features for color blindness
  • Two HD cameras for document and distance viewing