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 (April 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
(444 reviews)
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Value deali TOP 2
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
(140 reviews)
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TOP 3
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
(490 reviews)
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TOP 4
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
  • 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…
  • Total magnification: 40X-100X-250X-400X-1000X-2500X; Eyepieces: wide field WF10X/18…
starting from $549.99i
(13 reviews)
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TOP 5
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
(54 reviews)
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TOP 6
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
  • Stage upward moving lock protects objectives and slides; Stain-resistant double layer…
  • Sliding interpapillary distance adjustment; Ocular diopter adjustable on both eye…
  • 8 levels of magnification: 40X-80X-100X-200X-400X-800X-1000X-2000X; 4 achromatic…
starting from $318.99i
(171 reviews)
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TOP 7
Image of ZENY ZENYJA019018021 microscope
ZENY 40X-1000X Magnification Cordless All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Illumination Biological Compound Microscope for Studentsi
  • Easy Clip Stage Platform -- The plain stage with clips and stain resistant finish…
  • High Powered & Easy-To-Use Microscope -- Outstanding microscope for the science enthusiasts…
  • Built-In Contemporary LED Illumination -- The built-in LED illumination system uses…
starting from $62.99i
(10 reviews)
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TOP 8
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 $196.99i
(46 reviews)
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TOP 9
Image of Celestron 44347 microscope
Celestron 44347 TetraView LCD Digital Microscope (Black)i
  • Accessories included: 7 prepared slides, hard carrying case, dust cover, touch pen,…
  • Battery power option (4AA batteries)
  • Coarse and fine focus knobs
starting from $259.95i
(116 reviews)
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TOP 10
Image of ZENY JA019018020N microscope
ZENY 40X-2000X Binocular Microscope Lab LED Compound Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage and Fine Focusing Knobi
  • ★Specification for Compound Microscope -- Ocular diopter adjustable on both eyetubes;…
  • ★High Quality & Professional Microscope -- ZENY binocular compound microscope is…
  • ★Focusing Control Knobs on Both Sides -- Focus adjustment: Coaxial coarse and fine…
starting from $141.99i
(4 reviews)
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