SX100 Binocular stereo microscope
Binocular Zoom Stereo Microscope


Powerful, high quality binocular stereo microscope, SX100 delivers exceptional color and clarity. SX100 delivers performance, flexibility and reliability: while quality optics ensures superior stereo viewing.

  • 8x - 80x magnification (320x max.)
  • Powerful high quality binocular stereo microscope
  • Modular with range of stand options to meet requirements
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With an 10:1 zoom ratio, the SX100 provides the ability to inspect components/specimens at low and high magnification in a single system, with the added flexibility of a wide range of options and system configurations.

The fine focus option permits ultimate focus control, ideal for higher magnification work.

Building on more than 50 years optical experience, Vision Engineering's SX100 binocular stereo microscopes deliver high quality, highly versatile stereo viewing, making an ideal choice for users who demand outstanding optics and affordability.

The SX100 provides the highest zoom ratio in the SX family of quality stereo microscopes.


  • 8x - 80x standard magnification range (320x max)
  • High optical quality CMO stereo microscope, designed to be affordable
  • Precision optics deliver high resolution and flat field
  • Long-life true color LED illumination
  • Long working distance and large depth of field
  • Click stop zoom indexing
  • Fine focus control crucial for higher magnifications
  • Modular system with optional extras for tailored configurations


Bench Stand
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Bench Stand
  • Compact and stable low profile ergonomic base
  • Integrated focus and fine focus (optional) control
  • Built-in transformer with intensity adjustment for both surface and substage illumination
Boom Mount
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Boom Mount
  • Ideal for larger samples
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user's work surface
Dual Arm Boom
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Dual Arm Boom
  • Designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability
  • Easy adjustability allows precise positioning and alignment
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user's work surface

A wide range of accessories are available to complement the family of SX binocular and trinocular stereo microscope products.

To discuss your particular requirement in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Image Capture, Archive & Documentation
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Image Capture & Documentation
  • Photo tube option permits the use of digital or video camera.
  • Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.
  • Software options include the capabilities for particle analysis and image stitching functions.
LED Ringlight
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope LED Ringlight

For use with bench stand, where additional surface illumination is required (standard option with boom mount and dual arm boom variants).

Floating Stage
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Floating Stage

For use with bench stand models, the floating stage provides smooth sample control, ideal for inspection tasks.

Fine Focus
SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Fine Focus

For use with bench stand, the fine focus feature permits precise focus control, ideal for higher magnification work

Polarization Set

Polarizing filters can be accommodated with bench stand configurations.

Double Iris Diaphragm

Enabling the size of the internal numerical aperture to be changed on both optical paths for greater depth of field throughout the zoom range.

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

With an 10:1 zoom ratio, the SX100 has a standard magnification range of 8x – 80x (320x max.) providing high performance stereo magnification, while maintaining a long working distance at higher magnification.

Optical data

SX100 Optical Data
Eyepieces Objective Lenses Zoom Range Working Distance
10x/22 F.N. 0.5x 4x - 40x 5.12" (130mm)
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x - 80x 3.07" (78mm)
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x - 160x 1.28" (32.5mm)
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x 6x - 60x 5.12" (130mm)
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x - 120x 3.07" (78mm)
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x - 240x 1.28" (32.5mm)
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x 8x - 80x 5.12" (130mm)
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x - 120x 3.07" (78mm)
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x - 320x 1.28" (32.5mm)

Technical Data

Technical Data
Optical System CMO (Common Main Objective)
Total Magnification 4x - 320x
Zoom Ratio 10:1
Observation Tube Inclination 20°
Interpupillary Distance 2.17" - 2.95" (55mm - 75mm)
Objectives Plan Achromatic 0.5x, 1.0x, 2.0x
Eyepieces WF10x F.N.22; WF15x F.N.16; WF20x F.N.13




SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Bench Stand Dimensions

Bench Stand

  • A = 9.45" (240mm)
  • B = 11.22" (285mm)
  • C = 15.35" (390mm)
  • D = 7.28" (185mm) max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective



SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Bench Mount Dimensions

Boom Mount

  • E = 10.83" (275mm)
  • F = 15.55" (395mm)
  • G = 19.09" (485mm)
  • H = 17.40" (442mm) max.
  • I = 9.06" (230mm) max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective


SX100 Binocular Stereo Microscope Dual Arm Dimensions

Dual Arm Boom

  • J = 9.65" (245mm) max., less working distance *
  • K = 26.38" (670mm) max.
  • L = 15.94" (405mm)

* with 1x objective

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