Digital microscopes have an LCD screen rather than eyepieces and output digital images.
High-power microscopes used in the bio-medical field to view small objects such as cells.
Low-power industrial microscopes feature dual optical paths to view "large" objects in 3D.
February 1, 2015
Become familiar with different types of microscopes, common applications for microscopes, and other relevant information. In this way, you can learn what you need to know about microscopes before you make a buying decision. You may not end up buying the most eature-laden microscope, but you'll make a more educated decision, and you'll get the most microscope for your money.
Professional compound microscopes used in biology and research laboratories, doctor's offices, veterinary clinics and forensics labs. Also includes fluorescence microscopes.Read More >
Professional stereo microscopes used in the semiconductor, electronic circuit board, gemological and geological industries. Also includes measurement and shop microscopes.Read More >
Entry- and intermediate-level microscopes used in school labs, for home-schooling, for the young budding scientist, and for casual hobbyists. These are typically "first" microscopes.Read More >
"We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present." - Victor Hugo
"A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones." - Lord Chesterfield
"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope." - Josh Billings