The 7 Best Student Microscopes

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

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7. AmScope KT2 Beginner Kit

6. Vision Scientific LED

5. Gosky Compound Biological

4. My First Lab Duo-Scope MFL-06

3. Omano Scientific JuniorScope

2. National Geographic Dual LED

1. AmScope M150C

Editor's Notes

March 05, 2019:

Availability issues caused us to remove the AW model model from this selection, as well as a particular Omano package. Fortunately, the scope from that Omano package continues to be available in a set with slightly fewer accessories, and we've included that here at number three. Elsewhere, a very popular option from National Geographic joined the ranks of our list, and is the only real choice for students working with samples in a deep pertri dish, as it offers in-stage LED and strong top-down lighting.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on March 07, 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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