Updated February 26, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Inverted Microscopes

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you're a scientist or metallurgist in need of significant magnification or a student or teacher looking for a reliable learning tool, the inverted microscopes on our list are ideal solutions. They offer stages with more working space and better load capacity than traditional models, and we've ranked them here by their optical capabilities, imaging sensors, and build quality. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best inverted microscope on Amazon.

10. Plugable Micro 800X 2.0

9. IQCrew STEM Discovery

8. AmScope Tissue Culture IN200A-M

7. Electron Microscopy Sciences BC-364

6. Omano Biological OM900-T

5. Zeiss Cell Culture Primovert

4. AmScope Extreme MF603

3. Leica Microsystems DMI1

2. AmScope Trinocular Metallurgical ME1200T

1. AmScope Super Widefield Metallurgical

Editor's Notes

February 25, 2019:

With four entries on our list, AmScope proves to be one of the brands offering the most variety for users in different settings. They've got some outlandishly expensive models for professional labs, as well as some high-end, but far less pricey choices for the classroom. In most cases, these are liable to be used by the teacher in guiding his or her students, though college level students might wind up getting their hands on them, as well. Leica and Zeiss make appearances here, and they probably have the best optical quality of anyone, even if some other aspects of their designs keep them from the absolute top of the selection.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 26, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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