Best microscope 2019

Which is the best microscope in the UK?

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Review of the 10 best microscopes to buy in the UK

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

Review10Best compares the best microscopes in the UK and nominates the one from SWIFT 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 the UK 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.


Table of contents

  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 in the UK (July 2019)

Our top 10 list shows how manufacturers and their microscopes rank and which microscope is the best.
Top choicei TOP 1
Image of SWIFT BF12011 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
  • The brilliant LED bulb transmits light through an Abbe condenser, illuminating slide…
  • 4 DIN Achromatic objectives mounted in a revolving turret offer 6 magnification levels:…
  • Professional Siedentopf binocular head is fully rotatable for shared use and equipped…
starting from £189.99i
(2 reviews)i
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Value deali TOP 2
Image of Bresser 9039100 microscope
National Geographic Microscope 40x-1024x USB with casei
  • Scope of delivery: microscope; microscope utensils (tweezers, pipette); slides; specimens;…
  • Dimensions: 153x270x100 mm / Weight: 1 kg; 3x AA (Mignon) batteries required for…
  • The bright LED illumination with incident and transmitted light ensures optimum object…
starting from £119.00i
(10 reviews)i
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TOP 3
Image of AmScope M150C-I microscope
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscopei
  • Sturdy all metal framework
  • LED illumination system uses either an outlet (adapter included) or three AA batteries…
  • Widefield all optical glass elements includes single lens condenser with disc di…
starting from £89.99i
(19 reviews)i
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TOP 4
Image of United Scope B120C-E1 microscope
AmScope B120C-E1 40X-2500X LED Digital Binocular Compound Microscope w 3D Stage +1.3MP USB Camerai
  • 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…
starting from £263.99i
(10 reviews)i
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TOP 5
Image of TELMU XSP-75 microscope
TELMU Microscope 40X-1000X Compound Monocular Microscopes with Handle, Microscope for School&Lab, Kids and Students, with Eyepiece(WF10X/25X) and 10 Sliders (Phone Adapter Included)i
  • PRIME KID'S SCIENCE KIT- Great for backyard DIY experiments or classroom events…
  • SHARING IN REAL TIME- Included cell phone adapter with eyepiece allows you to capture…
  • PORTABLE AND EASY OPERATION- With 45-degree inclined monocular head, 360-degree…
starting from £66.99i
(12 reviews)i
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TOP 6
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National Geographic Microscope 300x - 1200x with accessoriesi
  • Scope of delivery: microscope; objectives for: 300x, 600x, 1200x magnification; microscope…
  • Dimensions: 130x95x24 mm / Weight: 380 g; 2xAA batteries required for operation (included…
  • The microscope can be used directly with the extensive accessories, consisting of…
starting from £28.99i
(60 reviews)i
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TOP 7
Image of SWIFT BF02021 microscope
Swift Optical 40X-1000X Magnification Compound Student Microscope Kit with Monocular Head, Dual Focusing, Glass Optics, Additional 25X Eyepiece, Cordless Capability, and 5 Prepared Slidesi
  • 5.Rugged design with metal arm and base, cordless capability, and 5 year manufacturer's…
  • 4.Powerful LED light with an adjustable bulb shade gives you full control over illumination…
  • 3.Available magnification settings of 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X, and 1000X through crystal-clear…
starting from £76.99i
(4 reviews)i
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TOP 8
Image of United Scope LLC T490B microscope
AmScope T490B 40X-2000X Full-Size Professional Trinocular Lab Biological Compound Microscope with 3D Two-Layer Mechanical Stagei
  • Trinocular port uses the third port for camera capabilities, or a third party to…
  • High quality intensity-variable halogen illumination system provides full spectrum…
  • Heavy-duty graduated 3D two-layer mechanical stage with coaxial coarse & fine…
starting from £304.99i
(4 reviews)i
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TOP 9
Image of Solomark QHMC00032 microscope
Solomark Microscope Set, 20x - 1280x Professional Monocular Biological Compound Microscope Set for Kids Students with Microscope Slidesi
  • Deluxe Hand Bag included to keep you the microscope clean, safe, and can be taken…
  • Comes with multiple accessories: Free starters pack of plain slides, coverslips and…
  • Fully-coated glass optics, all-metal body with monocular.
starting from £112.99i
(14 reviews)i
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TOP 10
Image of SWIFT BF13021 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 camera attachments (not included) in order to livestream,…
  • 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 £239.99i
(0 reviews)
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