Best microscope 2019

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Review of the 10 best microscopes

The top 10 list of the best microscopes compares various manufacturers and prices

Review10Best compares the best microscopes and nominates the one from OMAX as the best microscope. In our microscopes review, you can read more about our experiences we made with the different microscopes and follow our recommendation on which microscope to buy in 2019. With the microscope comparison, you can be sure to buy the best microscope on the market and save a lot of money if you buy it online.


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  1. Read the ultimate microscope buying guide
  2. View our microscope picks and see how they rank in the top list
  3. Watch recommended videos about microscopes
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microscopes: A complete buying guide

All you need to know before buying a great microscope

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Microscopes are used to see things, which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Some microscopes perform a task better than others and finding the best microscope for your needs is always a worthwhile investment. There are many types of microscopes on the market today. The very first type of microscope ever invented was the optical microscope, which is great at using light to pass through a sample to produce an image.

What are microscopes?

A good quality microscope normally consists of a base, a light switch, illumination bulb, a condenser, a good solid mechanical stage, the best quality objective and ocular lenses, fine and coarse adjustment controls and a frame arm. By focusing the lens on the object and allowing the correct light exposure onto the object you can zoom in and get a great image of your subject.

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Top 10 list of microscopes (August 2019)

Our top 10 list shows how manufacturers and their microscopes rank and which microscope is the best.
Top choicei TOP 1
Image of OMAX M82ES-SC100-LP100 microscope
Awarded 2018 Best Compound Microscope - OMAX 40X-2000X Lab LED Binocular Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage w Blank Slides Covers and Lens Cleaning Paperi
  • 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Full solid metal frame construction with stain resistant enamel finish; Power supply:…
  • Condenser: NA1.25 Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm; Illumination: transmitted (lower)…
starting from $209.99i
(455 reviews)i
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Value deali TOP 2
Image of United Scope LLC. B120C microscope
AmScope B120C Siedentopf Binocular Compound Microscope, 40X-2500X Magnification, Brightfield, LED Illumination, Abbe Condenser, Double-Layer Mechanical Stagei
  • Powerful single bulb LED illumination with dimmer
  • High quality Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm & filter
  • Large 3-D double layer mechanical stage with coaxial coarse & fine focusing
starting from $188.96i
(48 reviews)i
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TOP 3
Image of TELMU 4351840422 microscope
TELMU Microscope 40X-1000X Magnification Eyepiece(WF10X/25X) Dual Illumination Handheld Lab Compound Monocular Microscopes with 10 Slidersi
  • EXTRA FREE GIFT: Come with a box of microscope sliders (4 prepared slides &6…
  • SHARING IN REAL TIME: Included cell phone adapter with eyepiece allows you to capture…
  • HIGH-CLASS MATERIAL&FINE FOCUSING: Metal base and sturdy handle framework won't…
starting from $69.99i
(41 reviews)i
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TOP 4
Image of United Scope LLC. M150C-I microscope
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscopei
  • LED illumination system uses either an outlet (adapter included) or three AA batteries…
  • Sturdy all metal framework
  • Widefield all optical glass elements includes single lens condenser with disc di…
starting from $89.99i
(503 reviews)i
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TOP 5
Image of United Scope LLC. B120C-E1 microscope
AmScope B120C-E1 Siedentopf Binocular Compound Microscope, 40X-2500X Magnification, LED Illumination, Abbe Condenser, Two-Layer Mechanical Stage, 1.3MP Camera and Software Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10i
  • 1.3MP camera comes with user-friendly editing and processing software for Windows…
  • Powerful single bulb LED illumination with dimmer
  • Sturdy framework with 3-D double layer mechanical stage, coaxial coarse and fine…
starting from $274.99i
(146 reviews)i
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TOP 6
Image of AmScope M102C-PB10 microscope
AmScope 40X-1000X Biological Compound Microscope with Prepared and Blank Slides for Student and Kidsi
  • 5 blank and 5-prepared slide set included
  • Sturdy all-metal framework and all optical glass lenses
  • LED Illumination powered by wall-power
starting from $55.99i
(6 reviews)i
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TOP 7
Image of Celestron 44341 microscope
Celestron 44341 LCD Digital Microscope II (Black)i
  • Included accessories: 1GB SD card, dust cover, rugged canvas carrying case with shoulder…
  • Measuring reticle for comparing specimen sizes
  • Rotating objective lens turret 3 lens powers: 4x, 10x, and 40x. Camera sensor acts…
starting from $164.25i
(0 reviews)
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TOP 8
Image of OMAX M837ZL-C100U microscope
OMAX 40X-2500X Full Size Lab Digital Trinocular Compound LED Microscope with 10MP USB Camera and 3D Mechanical Stagei
  • included_components : Full Size Lab Digital Trinocular Compound LED Microscope
  • Black palm rest on the base; Illumination: transmitted (lower), replaceable 3W LED…
  • Stage: mechanical stain-resistant double layer, size: 5-1/2inch x 5-1/2inch (140mm…
starting from $723.26i
(13 reviews)i
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TOP 9
Image of NJEDU SW350B microscope
Swift SW350B 40X-2500X Magnification, Siedentopf Binocular Head, Research-Grade Compound Lab Microscope with Wide-Field 10X and 25X Eyepieces, Mechanical Stage, Abbe Condenseri
  • Carrying handle helps users transport this sturdily-built microscope
  • The brilliant LED bulb transmits light through a manually-adjustable Abbe condenser,…
  • 4 DIN Achromatic objectives mounted in a revolving turret offer 6 magnification levels:…
starting from $209.99i
(6 reviews)i
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TOP 10
Image of NJEDU SW380T microscope
Swift SW380T 40X-2500X Magnification, Siedentopf Head, Research-Grade Trinocular Compound Lab Microscope with Wide-Field 10X/25X Eyepieces, Mechanical Stage, Ultra-Precise Focusing, Camera-Compatiblei
  • Trinocular head accepts an additional eyepiece and microscope camera attachments…
  • Ultra-precise focusing system to make coarse and extremely fine adjustments
  • 4 DIN Achromatic objectives mounted in a revolving turret offer 6 magnification levels:…
starting from $299.99i
(3 reviews)i
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