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The AmScope SM-1TNZ-80M-10M digital professional stereo zoom microscope has a pair of 10x super-widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces, a 0.7x-4.5x zoom objective, two Barlow lenses, and a pillar stand. The microscope has an overall magnification range of 3.5x-90x. The 10MP camera has a CMOS color sensor, a reduction lens, image capture and editing software, and USB 2.0 output to capture or display still or video images on a computer or projector. The trinocular viewing head has an interpupillary range of 55 to 75mm, a 45-degree inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation to enable sharing. The vertical trinocular port can be used as a C-Mount or 23mm photo port. The WH10x20mm super-widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces combine with the 0.7x-4.5x zoom objective to provide zoom magnification and a longer working distance for inspecting large-scale specimens that require handling or repair. The microscope comes with 0.5x and 2.0x Barlow lenses that can be added to the objective to increase the magnification range. A Barlow lens with a magnification of less than 1.0 reduces magnification and increases the working distance, while a Barlow lens with a magnification greater than 1.0 increases the magnification and reduces the working distance. High-eyepoint eyepieces ease viewing for users who wear glasses, and dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. A digital stereo microscope, sometimes called an inspection or dissection microscope, has low magnification and a long working distance that enables users to manipulate the object being inspected, and is used where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.

The 10MP digital camera has a CMOS color sensor for displaying still microscopy images and streaming live videos to a computer or projector. The camera has 40x magnification and a 0.5x reduction lens that ensures that the display has a similar field of view as the microscope eyepiece. The camera can be mounted in a C-Mount or any 23mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing capability, including measurement functions. The software supports JPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, and BMP file formats and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. Camera drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. The software includes Windows APIs for native C/C++, C#, DirectShow, Twain, and LabVIEW that enable custom application development. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).

The removable 80-bulb LED ring light provides bright, cool light for working with temperature-sensitive or live specimens. The ring light provides shadow-free illumination, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. Power and adjustment controls are located on a control box to speed adjustments. It has a 100,000-hour life span and a 110V-240V variable power supply. The microscope has a pillar-style table stand. It has a 3-3/4" (95mm) diameter reversible black and white stage plate to provide contrast with light- and dark-colored specimens, and large stage clips to secure the specimen during viewing. The solid cast-steel base is 0.75 x 10 x 12.5 inches/20 x 280 x 320mm (H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back).

Microscope Specifications
HeadTrinocular
Magnification range3.5x-90x
Zoom objective power
0.7x-4.5x
Eyepieces (DIN, 30mm)WH10x20mm high-eyepoint
Trinocular portC-Mount or 23mm
Field of view range2-1/2"
Optical working distanceUp to 8"
Microscope standPillar
Head movementX-axis
Illumination typeEpiscopic (reflected)
Light source80-bulb LED ring light with metal rheostat-control box
Power110V-240V

Camera Specifications
Resolution10MP (3584 x 2748 effective pixels)
Image typeStill image and video display and capture
Camera typeBrightfield
Camera sensor1/2.3" Aptina MT9J001 CMOS (color)
Magnification40x
Reduction lens0.5x
Mounting size23mm or C-Mount
Frame rate27fps at 872x654; 8fps at 1744x1308; 1.9fps at 3584x2748
Computer connectionUSB 2.0 (backward compatible on PCs only)
File formatsJPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, BMP
Software packageImage capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux
Camera driver compatibilityWindows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux

Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.

United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

What's in the Box?

  • AmScope SM-1TNZ-80M-10M stereo zoom microscope with pillar stand
  • WH10x20mm eyepieces, 30mm, one pair
  • 0.7x-4.5x zoom objective
  • 0.5x Barlow lens
  • 2.0x Barlow lens
  • 80-bulb LED ring light with metal control box (LED-M)
  • 10MP digital camera (MU1000)
  • 0.5x reduction lens
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Software CD
  • Eye guards, one pair
  • Stage clips, one pair
  • Dust cover
  • 3.5X-90X super widefield continuous zoom magnification power
  • Precise high quality optics offer crystal clear erect stereo images
  • 2-1/2" (65mm) large widefield of view, 8" (200mm) large working distance and 26:1 large zoom ratio
  • Powerful heavy-duty 80-LED aluminum ring light with metal control box
  • up and Linux

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