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
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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 (February 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
(434 reviews)
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Value deali TOP 2
Image of AmScope 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
(477 reviews)
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TOP 3
Image of AmScope B120C-E1 microscope
AmScope 40X-2500X LED Biological Binocular Compound Microscope with 3D Double Layer Mechanical Stage +1.3MP USB Digital Camera Imageri
  • Digital camera with advanced editing, processing & measuring software for Windows…
  • Powerful single bulb LED illumination with dimmer
  • Sturdy framework with 3-D double layer mechanical stage, coaxial coarse & fine focusing,…
starting from $274.99i
(136 reviews)
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TOP 4
Image of OMAX MD827S30L microscope
OMAX Built-in 3MP Camera 40X-2000X Digital Biological Compound Binocular LED Light Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage Oil Immersion NA1.25 Condenser 3.0MP Camerai
  • 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Built-in digital camera: - Imaging device: 3.0 mega pixels, 1/2.5inch CMOS - Effective…
  • Black palm rest on the base; Illumination: transmitted (lower), replaceable 3W LED…
starting from $399.99i
(53 reviews)
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TOP 5
Image of OMAX MD82ES10 microscope
OMAX 40X-2000X Digital LED Compound Microscope with Built-in 1.3MP Camera and Double Layer Mechanical Stage Compatible with Windows and Maci
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Stage upward moving lock protects objectives and slides; Stain-resistant double layer…
  • Sliding interpupillary distance adjustment; Ocular diopter adjustable on both eyetubes;…
starting from $318.99i
(170 reviews)
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TOP 6
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
  • 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Digital camera: - true color 3584x2748 pixels (10M pixels) - 0.5X reduction lens…
  • Black palm rest on the base; Illumination: transmitted (lower), replaceable 3W LED…
starting from $549.99i
(11 reviews)
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TOP 7
Image of United Scope, LLC B120C microscope
AmScope 40X-2500X LED Lab Siedentopf Binocular Compound Microscope with 3-D 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 $189.99i
(46 reviews)
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TOP 8
Image of Plugable USB2-MICRO-250X microscope
Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2 MP, 250x Magnification)i
  • Optional software for Windows and OS X adds additional features. Not compatible with…
  • LED halo light with brightness adjustment control. Flexible arm stand with observation…
  • Uses a webcam chipset and sensor to support nearly any operating system using standard…
starting from $34.95i
(1132 reviews)
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TOP 9
Image of SNM SS300B-20-BSC microscope
SWIFT SS300B-20-BSC Professional College Lab Biology Compound Microscope for Adults 40X-2000X Lab LED, Double Layer Mechanical Stage, Blank Slidesi
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: All microscopes come with five (5) year warranty against…
  • PRACTICAL MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL: Clinical examination, teaching demonstration, and biological,…
  • USER FRIENDLY: Come with 50 pcs blank slides, 100 cover slips. You can make your…
starting from $209.99i
(8 reviews)
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TOP 10
Image of AmScope B490B microscope
AmScope 40X-2000X Doctor Medical Office Vet Laboratory Biological Binocular Compound Microscope with Full-Size 3D Double Layer Mechanical Stagei
  • Tension Adjustable Coarse & Fine Focus
  • Heavy -Duty Sturdy Metal Framework
  • 3D Double Layer Mechanical Stage
starting from $274.99i
(58 reviews)
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