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The following is a list of some of the best microscopes available directly from Amazon.

  • Microscopes are in the order of highest cost to lowest.
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AmScope 50X-2500X Brightfield / Darkfield (BF/DF) Polarizing Metallurgical Microscope + 10MP Camera Windows & Mac OS

  • Extreme widefield Infinity Plan optical system offering nine magnifications up to 2500X
  • Providing brightfield, darkfield, polarizing and metallurgical microscopic features
  • 25 degree inclined 360 degree rotatable gemel trinocular head with 100% prismatic rate
  • 100W EPI (top) halogen Kohler illumination with BF and DF; Solid metal framework, quintuple nosepiece, and 6" large mechanical stage with clutch
  • 10MP camera captures still images, records videos, and streams live videos on your PC and/or Apple computer; Advanced editing & measuring software compatible w/ Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS

This is an advanced brightfield, darkfield and polarizing metallurgical microscopy system with 10MP USB2.0 digital image system that is compatible with compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS 10. The microscope comes with a quintuple nosepiece, five infinity Plan objectives and a powerful 100W reflected Kohler illumination system, providing brightfield, darkfield and polarizing features. It offers nine metallurgical magnification settings (50X, 100X, 125X, 200X, 250X, 500X, 1000X, 1250X & 2500X). The color digital image system captures 10MP high resolution microscope images and displays them as full-screen live video on your computer screen. Its built-in reduction lens gives your computer screen the same field of view images as those seen through the microscope eyepieces. With the included user-friendly software, you can process and edit microscope images in a manner similar to PhotoShop. You can capture still images, record videos, and stream live videos on your PC or Apple computer. You can make measurements across images for lengths, angles, areas, etc. and save them in BMP, TIFF, JPG, PICT, PTL or other formats. This microscopy system is perfect for metallurgical labs and foundries for silicon wafer inspection, integrated circuit examination, quality control and R&D applications. It is an ideal instrument for metallurgical, mineral and crystal identification. This microscope is made by the same technicians and on the same production line as optical instruments for Leica, Zeiss, Nikon and Olympus. It is brand new in factory sealed boxes. Its retail value is $33500.