The AmScope T700D-8M digital compound trinocular microscope has a Siedentopf binocular mount with interchangeable pairs of 10x plan, 20x super-widefield, and 25x super-widefield eyepieces, a reverse-mounted quintuple nosepiece with five DIN plan objectives, Brightfield halogen illumination, and a double-layer mechanical stage with a stage stop to protect slides and objectives from damage. The 8MP 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 head has a vertical camera mount and a Siedentopf binocular mount with interchangeable pairs of PL10x, WH20x, and WH25x eyepieces, 55 to 75mm Siedentopf interpupillary adjustment, a fixed 30-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and a 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing. Dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. The vertical trinocular port accepts a camera with a 23mm or C-Mount adapter. The mechanical tube length is 6-5/16" (160mm). The reverse-mounted revolving nosepiece has 4x, 10x, 20x, 40xS, and 100xS (oil) DIN infinity plan objectives that provide a longer working distance and improved focus over the entire range of the viewing field. The 40xS objective is spring loaded to prevent slide damage when focusing. The 100xS spring-loaded oil-immersion objective uses oil between the specimen and the objective lens to provide increased resolution over a standard objective. A digital compound microscope is used for inspection and dissection of specimens when two-dimensional images are desired, and where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.
The 8MP 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 microscope has Brightfield (BF) illumination which allows the specimen to absorb light, resulting in a dark image on a light background. Halogen light source provides bright light in a concentrated path, and a Kohler condenser focuses and centers the light path using two iris diaphragms, providing optimum contrast and resolution. The graduated double-layer mechanical stage, with 1mm stage divisions, locks the slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axis to allow coordinates to be recorded, enabling the viewer to return to a specific location on the slide. A stage stop prevents the stage or specimen from coming into contact with the objectives. The stage is 6.9 x 5.7 inches (175 x 145mm), has a 1-3/16" focusing range, and a traveling range of 2-3/4 x 2 inches (70 x 50mm). Graduated coaxial coarse and fine focus has a focusing range of 1-3/16" (30mm) and fine-focus divisions of 0.002mm (0.0000787") that enable measurements to be taken. Focus knob tension control prevents the stage from drifting out of focus. The cast-alloy enamel-coated body is durable and resistant to stains and corrosion.
|Trinocular port||23mm or C-Mount|
|Eyepieces (23mm)||PL10x, WH20x, WH25x|
|Objectives (20mm)||4X, 10x, 20x, 40xS, 100xS (oil) plan|
|Lighting configuration||Transmitted (lower)|
|Light source||Halogen with rheostat, 6V/20W|
|Resolution||8MP (3264 x 2448 effective pixels)|
|Image type||Still image and video display and capture|
|Camera sensor||1/2.5" Aptina Special CMOS (color)|
|Mounting size||23mm or C-Mount|
|Frame rate||27fps at 800x600; 8fps at 1600x1200; 1.9fps at 3264x2448|
|Computer connection||USB 2.0 (backward compatible on PCs only)|
|File formats||JPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, BMP|
|Software package||Image capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux|
|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.
What's in the Box?
- AmScope T700D-8M microscope with double-layer mechanical stage
- PL10x eyepieces, 23mm, one pair
- WH20x eyepieces, 23mm, one pair
- WH25x eyepieces, 23mm, one pair
- 4x DIN plan objective, 20mm
- 10x DIN plan objective, 20mm
- 20x DIN plan objective, 20mm
- 40xS DIN plan objective, 20mm
- 100xS (oil) DIN plan objective, 20mm
- Immersion oil, one bottle
- (3) Color filters
- 8MP digital camera (MU800)
- 0.5x reduction lens
- USB 2.0 cable
- Software CD
- Spare halogen bulb
- Spare fuse
- Focus-tension wrench
- David screw driver, L-shaped
- Dust cover
- Power cord
- Digital trinocular compound microscope provides high magnification for biological use and educational applications, and has an 8MP camera with reduction lens and USB 2.0 output for capturing or displaying images on a computer or projector
- Trinocular viewing head with vertical camera mount and Siedentopf binocular mount with pairs of 10x plan, 20x super-widefield, and 25x super-widefield eyepieces with 55 to 75mm interpupillary adjustment, fixed 30-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing
- Reverse-mounted quintuple nosepiece with 4x, 10x, 20x, 40xS (spring), and 100xS (spring, oil) DIN achromatic plan objectives that provide improved focus over the entire range of the viewing field
- Brightfield, halogen illumination with rheostat to control light intensity, and Kohler condenser with two iris diaphragms for precise focus, clear examination, and light control
- Double-layer mechanical stage with 1mm stage divisions and stage stop; graduated coarse and fine focus with tension control to prevent stage drift