The AmScope SH-2TZ-C2-5MT digital professional stereo zoom microscope has interchangeable pairs of WF5x, 10x and 20x widefield eyepieces, a 1x-4x zoom objective, and a pillar stand. The 5MP 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 microscope has an overall magnification range of 5x-80x. 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 WF5x18mm, WF10x18mm and WF20x10mm widefield eyepieces combine with the 1x-4x zoom objective to provide continuous zoom magnification and a longer working distance for inspecting large-scale specimens that require handling or repair. Dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. The microscope includes a 0.5x Barlow lens that can be added to the objective to decrease the magnification range. A Barlow lens with a magnification of less than 1.0 reduces magnification and increases the working distance. 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 5MP 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 built-in 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/CS-Mount or any 23mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing. Measurement functions including length, area, and angle. The software supports JPEG, BMP, TIFF and RAW, and is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit XP, Vista, 7, and 8), and Mac OS X (32-bit). Camera drivers are compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, and 8), Mac OS X, and Linux. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).
The microscope has upper (episcopic) illumination that reflects light off the specimen for enhanced visibility of opaque specimens, and lower (diascopic) illumination that transmits light up through the specimen for enhanced visibility of translucent and transparent objects. A frosted stage plate allows light to pass through from below with transparent specimens, a reversible black and white stage plate provides contrast with light- and dark-colored specimens, and stage clips secure the specimen during viewing. The 10W halogen light source provides bright light in a concentrated path, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. The pillar-style stand has bilateral coarse focus to ease use for left- and right-handed users, and stage clips to secure the specimen during viewing. All metal construction is durable and the enamel finish is stain-resistant.
|Zoom objective power||1x-4x|
|Eyepieces (30.5mm)||WF5x18mm, WF10x18mm, WF20x10mm|
|Trinocular port||C-Mount or 23mm|
|Optical working distance||Up to 3-3/8"|
|Illumination type||Upper and lower|
|Light source||Rheostat-controlled halogen, 10W|
|Resolution||5MP (2592 x 1944 effective pixels)|
|Image type||Still image and video display and capture|
|Camera sensor||1/2.5" Color CMOS (Micron)|
|Magnification||40x (20x with reduction lens)|
|Reduction lens||0.5x (built-in)|
|Mounting size||23mm or C/CS-Mount|
|Frame rate||30 fps at 640 x 480; 8 fps at 2592 x 1944|
|Computer connection||USB 2.0|
|File formats||JPG, BMP, TIF and RAW|
|Software package||Image capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32 & 64bit); and MAC OS X (32-bit)|
|Camera driver compatibility||Windows 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.