SX100 Stereo Microscope

SX100 Stereo Microscope

Binocular Zoom Stereo Microscope

Powerful, high quality binocular stereo microscope, SX100 delivers exceptional colour, contrast and clarity. SX100 delivers performance, flexibility and reliability, while quality optics ensures superb stereo viewing.

  • 8x – 80x magnification (320x max.)
  • Powerful high quality binocular stereo microscope
  • Modular with range of stand options to suit requirements

Binocular Zoom Stereo Microscope

With an 10:1 zoom ratio, the SX100 provides the ability to inspect components/specimens at low and high magnification in a single system, with the added flexibility of a wide range of options and system configurations.The fine focus option permits ultimate focus control, ideal for higher magnification work.Building on more than 50 years optical experience, Vision Engineering’s SX100 binocular stereo microscopes deliver high quality, highly versatile stereo viewing, making an ideal choice for users who demand outstanding optics and affordability.

The SX100 provides the highest zoom ratio in the SX family of quality stereo microscopes.


  • 8x – 80x standard magnification range (320x max)
  • High optical quality CMO stereo microscope, designed to be affordable
  • Precision optics deliver high resolution and flat field
  • Long-life true colour LED illumination
  • Long working distance and large depth of field
  • Click-stop zoom indexing
  • Fine focus control crucial for higher magnifications
  • Modular system with optional extras for tailored configurations

Bench Stand

  • Compact and stable low-profile ergonomic base.
  • Integrated focus and fine focus (optional) control.
  • Built-in transformer with intensity adjustment for both surface and substage illumination.

Boom Mount

  • Ideal for larger specimens
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface

Dual Arm Boom

  • Designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability
  • Easy adjustability allows precise positioning and alignment
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface

A wide range of accessories are available to complement the family of SX binocular and trinocular stereo microscope products.

To discuss your particular requirement in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Image Capture, Archive & Documentation

  • Photo tube option permits the use of digital or video camera.
  • Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.
  • Software options include the capabilities for particle analysis and image stitching functions.

LED Ring Light

  • For use with bench stand variant, where additional surface illumination is required (standard option with boom mount and dual arm boom variants).

Floating Stage

  • For use with bench stand models, the floating stage provides smooth sample control, ideal for inspection tasks.

Fine Focus

  • For use with bench stand models, the fine focus option permits ultimate focus control, ideal for higher magnification work.

Polarisation Set

  • Polarising filters can be accommodated with bench stand configurations.

Double Iris Diaphragm

  • Enabling the size of the internal numerical aperture to be changed on both optical paths for greater depth of field throughout the zoom range.

With an 10:1 zoom ratio, the SX100 has a standard magnification range of 8x – 80x (320x max.) providing high performance stereo magnification, whilst maintaining a long working distance at higher magnification.

SX100 Optical Data


Objective Lenses

Zoom Range

Working Distance

10x/22 F.N. 0.5x 4x – 40x 130mm
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x – 80x 78mm
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x – 160x 32.5mm
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x 6x – 60x 130mm
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x – 120x 78mm
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x – 240x 32.5mm
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x 8x – 80x 130mm
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x – 120x 78mm
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x – 320x 32.5mm

Technical Data

Optical System CMO (Common Main Objective)
Total Magnification 4x – 320x
Zoom Ratio 10:1
Observation Tube Inclination 20°
Interpupillary Distance 55mm – 75mm
Objectives Plan Achromatic 0.5x, 1.0x, 2.0x
Eyepieces WF10x F.N.22; WF15x F.N.16; WF20x F.N.13
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