SZX16 Research Stereo Microscope from Olympus

SZX16 Research Stereo Microscope from Olympus

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.