SZX16 Research Stereo Microscope

The SZX16 is designed for advanced research and has a maximum numerical aperture of 0.30, producing a resolution of 900 line pairs per millimeter. The SZX16 provides the largest zoom ratio of any stereo currently (April 2006) on the market 16.4:1. With this zoom ratio combined with a series of parfocal objectives (0.5x, 1x, 1.6x & 2x) the SZX16 can take you from macro to micro viewing.
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SZX16 RESEARCH STEREOMICROSCOPE OVERVIEW

DFPlan Objective series

Natural View - Extremely High NA

The SZX16 assures peak optical performance for nearly any application. Olympus SDF objective lenses have an exceptionally high NA, providing unrivaled detail and clarity when viewing microstructures. And with an extra-wide zoom range of 7.0x-115x, this all-in-one microscope answers a wide range of needs related to operation at low magnifications to detailed observation at high magnifications. These outstanding features meet the need for clear observation of transparent specimens of minimal contrast to microstructural viewing. Manipulation of live specimens has never been easier.

SZX10 motorized focus drive

Automation

The SZX16 motorized focus and zoom function (optional) is making the digital documentation with extended focal imaging (EFI) efficiently and fully automatic. This even allows creation of pseudo 3D images, closing the gap between documentation and what the eyes have seen before through the stereoscopic lightpath. To facilitate automated inspections the Olympus cellSens® Imaging Software family offers all the tools required from simple 2D measurements up to complex phase analysis in an easy to use environment.

Reliability and Repeatability

Reliability and Repeatability

Many imaging or measuring tasks require the use of the same zoom magnification setting to ensure consistent and comparable results. The integrated 11 position click-stop provides quick and easy access to this important function. In addition the SZX16 allows the quick change between stereoscopic view and axial light path for the camera. The advantage of the axial light path setting is that measurements taken with the camera are reliable and precise in all directions making results independent from the orientation of the sample under the microscope.

Ultimate Visual comfort

Ultimate visual comfort

The advanced Olympus Comfort View eyepieces on the SZX stereo microscopes enable a significantly larger range of eye movement for viewing the 3D image, making both short and long term use much more comfortable. This also makes it easier to form the stereo image, resulting in reduced occurrence of eyestrain.

Ergonomic

Ergonomic

Olympus believes that ergonomy is not an add-on and therefore each microscope is designed with the user in mind. As a result, all controls are easy to use and features like ComfortView and the low stage height, greatly reduce sources of stress. Olympus can even provide an observation tube capable of adjustment between 5° and 45° (to the horizontal), for situations where the stereo microscope is used at many different heights.

High speed imaging

High speed imaging

By fitting the SZX stereos with a trinocular head and moving the objective in the axial imaging pathway provides a perpendicular view of the sample. Attaching the Olympus DP72 cooled digital camera produces a very flexible imaging station. This is designed for high resolution documentation (up to 12.5 mega pixels) as well as high-speed imaging for live views in both color and monochrome. The advanced interface enables excellent color reproduction and no visible color shifts during sample movement.

LED base system

From the base up

The Olympus SZX range features the unique Olympus LED base system enabling fine control of transmitted illumination for bright and even images. With the ultra-slim 40 mm base, the SZX range has the most ergonomic stage height available. A turret cassette enables the easy selection and control of brightfield, darkfield and oblique illumination. The long-life LEDs do not heat the stage or sample, greatly enhancing the flexibility for both research and advanced routine life science and material stereo microscopy.

Perfect oblique illumination

Perfect oblique illumination

Most stereo microscopes use mirrors to create oblique illumination, which can lead to uneven and inconsistent contrast in the field of view. The SZX LED illumination system uses a fine shutter system of thin lamellae to produce ultra-precise and completely even oblique illumination. With this unique system, transparent samples can be seen with the same contrast across the entire field of view.

Light Source

Bright Fluorescence Illumination

For imaging fluorescent samples, Olympus has created a bright and stable peripheral light sources that feature a mercury bulb with an extended lift time and a liquid light guide to reduce the head on the sample and microscope. The light source provides an even illumination across the field of view and can be adjusted to seven intensity levels for optimal image acquisition. Learn More

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