Optical Superiority


A Wide Zoom Range

A wide zoom range between 0.7x and 11.5x allows the user to observe fine details while maintaining a wide field of view without replacing objective lenses.


Large Selection of Objective Lenses

image001Lineup of Objective Lenses A high-resolution and high-contrast observation image can be obtained with the astigmatism-free SDF series of objectives. Selection of the most appropriate objective lens is offered from the line-up of 6 lenses according to specimen requirements.
With the large seamless zoom ratio combined with the most comprehensive range of parfocal objectives (0.5x, 1.0x, 1.6x & 2.0x), the SZX16 can take you from a macro-view to a micro-view. With amazing resolution and magnification choices, you can make your work more efficient, more precise and gain more information from your samples.

Ergonomics and Speed



The SZX16 motorized focus drive makes digital documentation with extended focal imaging (EFI) efficient and fully automatic. This even allows creation of pseudo 3D images, closing the gap between documentation and what the eyes have seen before through the stereoscopic lightpath. To facilitate automated inspections the OLYMPUS Stream imaging software family offers all the tools required from simple 2D measurements up to complex phase analysis in an easy to use environment.


Olympus believes that ergonomics is paramount for an operator. As a result, all controls are easy to use and features like ComfortView eyepieces and the low stand height, greatly reduce sources of stress. The advanced Olympus Comfort View eyepieces on the SZX2 stereo microscopes enable a significantly larger range of eye movement for viewing the 3D image, making both short and long term use much more comfortable. This also makes it easier to form the stereo image, resulting in reduced occurrence of eyestrain. Olympus can even provide an observation tube capable of adjustment between 5° and 45° (to the horizontal), for situations when the stereomicroscope is used by many different operators.

image002Observation Tube with Convergence Angle image003Tilting Observation Tube

Versatile Stands and Illumination Units

image004Low-profile LED Illumination Base The Olympus SZX2 range features the unique Olympus LED base system enabling fine control of transmitted illumination for bright and even images. With the ultra-slim 40 mm base, the SZX2 range has the most ergonomic stage height available. Moreover, a novel carousel enables the easy selection and control of brightfield, darkfield and oblique illumination. The long-life LEDs do not heat the stage or sample, greatly enhancing the flexibility for material stereo microscopy.

Selectable Reflected Light Illumination Lineup

Versatile reflected illumination units including the ring-light illuminator and coaxial illuminator are available. Choose an optimal illumination system according to your specific application requirements.

LED Ring-light Illuminator
Dual Mounted Combination
image007Coaxial Illuminator
for Highly Reflective Samples

Intelligent Digital Imaging


Digital Imaging

With the SZX16, you will want to document or show live digital views of your sample. By utilizing a trinocular head and moving the objective in the axial imaging pathway a perpendicular view of the sample is obtained. Attaching the Olympus DP72 cooled digital camera produces a very flexible imaging station. This is designed for high resolution documentation (up to 12.8 mega pixels) as well as high-speed imaging for live views. The advanced interface enables excellent color reproduction and no visible color shifts during sample movement.


Our sophisticated microscope digital cameras and image analysis software packages support a multitude of operations including observation, report generation, database, archiving and control of the SZX16 optional motorized zoom focus. Olympus offers a complete line up of digital cameras and analysis/measurement software. Your Olympus representative will help you choose which best meets your requirements.



Research Stereomicroscope System SZX16 Specifications
Optical System Galilean Optical System
Total Magnification 2.1x-690x*1
Zoom Body Zoom Ratio 16.4 (0.7×-11.5x)
AS Built-in
Observation Tube Binocular/Trinocular/Tilting Trinocular Observation Tube
Focus Focusing Unit/Coarse Fine Focusing Unit/Heavy-duty Coarse Fine Focusing Unit/Motorized Focusing Unit
Objective Lens Magnification Type N.A. W.D. (mm) Total Magnification *2 Field Diameter of View (mm)*2
0.3x Plan SemiApochromat 0.045 141 2.1x – 34.5x
  • 104.8 – Ø6.4
0.5x Plan Apochromat 0.075 70.5 3.5x – 57.5x
  • 62.9 – Ø3.8
0.8x Plan Apochromat 0.12 81 5.6x – 92x
  • 39.3 – Ø2.4
1x Plan Apochromat 0.15 60 7x – 115x
  • 31.4 – Ø1.9
1.6x Plan Apochromat 0.24 30 11.2x – 184x
  • 19.6 – Ø1.2
2x Plan Apochromat 0.3 20 14x – 230x
  • 15.7 – Ø1
Dimensions 285(W)x335(D)x403(H)mm
Weight 7 kg (in Standard Combination)
Remark *1 total magnification range possible by combining an objective lens and eyepiece*2 in the case of using eyepiece 10x


The versatile SZX16 microscope is designed for very demanding applications with the ability to resolve 900 line pair/mm. Utilization of the full zoom range (0.7x – 11.5x) can be accomplished with our dual turret.