ZEISS SteREO Discovery.V12

Your Modular Stereo Microscope with Motorized 12x Zoom

Reproducible Results Over the Motorized 12:1 Zoom Range

The motorized components of your SteREO Discovery.V12 are fully integrated into your microscope software ZEN and AxioVision: measure and document your samples reproducibly. Observe your Drosophila or zebrafish embryos, stents or circuit boards with an enhanced threedimensional impression over the whole 12:1 zoom range.

Capture images that are crisp and rich in contrast, have excellent color fidelity and simply contain more information. SteREO Discovery.V12 enhances resolution and contrast in biology and quality assurance.

The external touch panel SYCOP controls all essential functions of SteREO Discovery.V12: magnification, focus, contrast, brightness and more.


HIP (Human Interface Panel)
HIP (Human Interface Panel)
  • Motorized 12:1 zoom
  • Seamless integration into the modular system of SteREO microscopes
  • Motorized components for reliable results
  • Illumination and contrast methods based on cold light or LED
  • Excellent depth perception even at high magnification levels
  • Ergonomic and easy operation and control with the optional touch panel SYCOP
Embryonic stage of a squid © Dr. Cassandra Extravour, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Embryonic stage of a squid

Precicion: eZoom images – twice as sharp
The zoom body is the core of stereo and zoom microscopes. When zooming, lenses have to be positioned precisely. Until now, a metal component milled with great care would determine the exactness of this movement, and with it the optical quality of your microscope.

eZoom replaces the mechanical curve with an electronic one. Stepping motors position the moveable lenses precisely and take the tolerances of the individual lenses into account. Each zoom body describes its own zoom curve and captures visibly more details. eZoom follows the base line for image sharpness over the magnification range with a doubled precision, compared to a mechanical zoom body. Program zoom curves individually.

Ease of Use

The SYCOP Concept: Take Control
The SYCOP concept makes your work easier: use all essential functions of your stereomicroscope without moving your eye from the eyepiece. Control all components with joystick and touch screen or assign individual functions to the buttons. Position the SYCOP wherever you need it. Magnification and focus, control of brightness, display of current optical data - the control of your microscope has never been easier.

Quick Reference Guide (Multilanguage)

SYCOP 3 – System Control Panel for Zoom and Stereo Microscopes

Coaxial Reflected-Light Illuminator S
Use Coaxial Reflected-Light Illuminator S for the observation of smooth, specular surfaces and highly reflective specimens such as polished metal parts and microelectronic devices. The illumination and observation conditions are optimized for the PlanApo S 1.0x objective. For different objectives a lever for switching the fiber light guide position allows you to optimize the illumination.

  • Homogeneous illumination of large object fields
  • Light manager for coaxial lighting stabilizes the brightness during zooming
Coaxial epi-illumination S  Particularly suitable for flat, specular specimens.
Coaxial epi-Illumination S Particularly Suitable for Flat, Specular Specimens.

Coaxial Fluorescence Module
Use the vertical illuminator PentaFluar S to observe fluorescence applications with visible light excitation. With this illuminator you observe, scan and sort your genetically treated model organisms in developmental biology and molecular genetics research labs. Working as materials scientist or in quality control you profit from highly resolved, rich-contrast, three-dimensional fluorescence images.

Vertical Illuminator PentaFluar S
Vertical Illuminator PentaFluar S


Diatoms – Transmitted-light brightfield
Electronic component Reflected-light brightfield
Electronic component – Reflected-light brightfield
Frog stained with azan – Transmitted light-brightfield
Frog stained with azan – Transmitted light-brightfield


SteREO Discovery.V12 - Expanding the Boundaries

Brilliant images in 3D

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The Profile The Modular System of Stereo- and Zoom Microscopes

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System Overview: Modular System of Stereo and Zoom Microscopes

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ZEISS SteREO Discovery

Instruction Manual (English)

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ZEISS SteREO Discovery - Co-Observation Equipment

Operating Manual

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ZEISS SteREO Discovery.V12

Brief instructions for use (English)

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