Digital stereo zoom microscopes provide low power zoom magnification and allow viewing of a live image on the computer screen. The included microscope software allows for capture of images and making measurements. Save microscope images, email them to customers or edit the images using the microscope software. The printed circuit board shown at left was captured with a digital stereo zoom microscope.
Stereo Microscopes are used in many high power or low power microscopy applications, including PCB inspection, biological analysis, or quality control. Stereo Microscopes are optical microscopes that use incident light illumination for inspection. Stereo Microscopes offer a broad range of magnification options, along with features such as zoom capability or interchangeable objectives in higher-end models. Many Stereo Microscopes also offer video adaptability for video microscopy applications.
Here are essential pieces of knowledge that will help you along in your understanding of Stereo Microscopes:
Stereo Microscopes:enable 3D viewing of specimens visible to the naked eye. They are commonly known as Low Power or Dissecting Microscopes. An estimated 99% of stereo applications employ less than 50x magnification. Use them for viewing insects, crystals, plant life, circuit boards etc.
Zoom Magnification:enables you to zoom, conveniently through a magnification range, similar to binoculars or an SLR camera. Some have detents or click stops at intervals through the zoom range so that you can quickly return to a precise level of magnification in the zoom range.
Focusing:When viewing a solid or opaque object, only use the incident (top) light. Use the bottom (transmitted) light for more transparent specimens. Most stereo microscope applications require only the top light.