Comparing the compound microscope and the digital microscope. The digital microscope, we plug it in to the computer and the microscope pops up on the computer and we look at our paranesia or something else. The compound microscope is different from the digital microscope by, first the compounder has a viewer the digital we look at through a computer. Second the compounder can go to 400x and on the digital we can go up to 200x. Also on the digital one the thing you are studying does not pop up upside down..also on the compound microscope when you move the slide to the left it moves to the right same with up and down.