Light Microscopes

For Scientific Research and Routine

Widefield Microscopes

Upright and Inverted

Widefield microscopes are available in different versions. Choose an upright microscope if your task is to analyze zebrafish embryos, stained tissue selections or brain slices. For tissue culture and quick assessments in routine research, the inverted microscope might be the better choice.

Axio Observer



Axio Imager


Axio Vert

Axio Examiner

Stereo and Zoom Microscopes

Generate three-dimensional and laterally precise images. With a Stereo Microscope you observe large samples such as leafes and tissues or inspect rough material surfaces. Upgrade your microscope flexibly with different digital cameras and benefit from various types of illumination techniques.

  • Large object fields
  • Extended working distances  

Zoom Microscopes

Axio Zoom.V16 for Biology

Your Fluorescence Stereo Zoom Microscope for Large Fields

Superior brightness in large object fields. View complete model organisms in fluorescence contrast.

Axio Zoom.V16 for Materials

Stereo Zoom Microscope for Large Fields

Highest resolution and image quality in large fields of view. The 16x zoom offers finest details of your samples.

Smartzoom 5

Your Automated Digital Microscope

Ideal for quality control and quality assurance applications in virtually every field of industry.

Visioner 1

Digital Microscope Featuring MALS™ Technology, Real-Time All-In-Focus Optical Inspection

For further information please visit the ZEISS Industrial Metrology website.

SteREO Discovery

Stemi 305 / 508

Imaging Systems

Complete Hard & Software Solutions for Your Imaging Needs

Imaging Systems mostly combine traditional wide-field microscopy components with powerful computer hardware and sophisticated imaging technologies. These products are the right solutions for your highly automated tasks and subcellular investigations.

Particle Analysis Systems

Laser Microdissection and Optical Tweezers

Laser Microdissection is the contamination-free method for separating and collecting cells of interest out of tissue samples or cell cultures. The isolated pure cell populations are the ideal starting point for specific and meaningful results in your molecular analysis.

Optical Tweezers are also a contact-free method that uses a highly focused laser beam to manipulate and sort cells in suspension, for example bacteria.

Super-resolution Microscopy

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM

Understanding the structure of a biological entity – be it a macromolecule, an organelle, a cell, or an organism – is key to understanding its function. For rigid structures, only spatial resolution matters, but for dynamic structures, higher acquisition speed and low-light conditions become inescapable necessities to achieve the required temporal resolution while also protecting the living samples.