SX25 Elite

Compact Stereo Microscope

Compact and high quality, the SX25 entry-level zoom stereo microscope delivers performance, flexibility and reliability. Quality optics ensures superb stereo viewing.

  • 10x – 45x magnification (180x max.)
  • Compact, robust, high quality binocular stereo microscope
  • Range of stand options to suit requirements

Entry-Level Stereo Microscope

The SX25 Elite is a general purpose, high quality stereo microscope, designed to provide value without compromising performance.

With more than 60 years experience in design and manufacturing of high performance optical systems, Vision Engineering’s SX25 Elite stereo microscope delivers performance, flexibility and reliability.

Quality optics ensure the SX25 Elite delivers high resolution, flat field imaging, making it ideal for routine industrial and life science work. It is the first step in the SX Elite family of quality stereo microscopes.

A range of stand options and accessories allow tailoring to suit individual requirements.

Stand Options

Bench Stand

SX25 Elite high quality compact stereo microscope
  • Low profile base optimizes ergonomics for reduced operator fatigue
  • Built-in transformer with intensity adjustment for both surface and substage illumination

Boom Mount

  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface
  • Enhanced freedom of movement


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 adhering directly to user’s work surface

Floor Stand

SX Elite microscope on articulated floor stand
  • Perfect for inspection of large or immovable subjects.
  • Height and reach adjustments for inspection of different sized or positioned samples.
  • Articulated adjustable horizontal arm.
  • Heavy duty wheeled base provides mobility to move around practice or lab.




A wide range of accessories are available to complement the SX family products to cater for almost any situation.

LED ring light

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

Polarization Set

SX45-TR Polarisation Set
  • Used for material science, metallurgy, petrology, as well as many geological and pharmaceutical applications.
  • Polarizing filters can be accommodated with the bench stand variant.


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

Optical data

Eyepieces Objective Lenses Zoom Range Working Distance
10x/20 E.W. 0.5x* 5x – 22.5x 7.09″ (180mm)
15x/16 W.F. 0.5x* 7.5x – 33.8x 7.09″ (180mm)
20x/11 W.F. 0.5x* 10x – 45x 7.09″ (180mm)
10x/20 E.W.. 0.75x 7.5x – 33.8x 4.72″ (120mm)
15x/16 W.F. 0.75x 11.3x – 50.6x 4.72″ (120mm)
20x/11 W.F. 0.75x 15x – 67.5x 4.72″ (120mm)
10x/20 E.W. 1.0x 10x – 45x 3.82″ (97mm)
15x/16 W.F. 1.0x 15x – 67.5x 3.82″ (97mm)
20x/11 W.F. 1.0x 20x – 90x 3.82″ (97mm)
10x/20 E.W. 2.0x 20x – 90x 1.18″ (30mm)
15x/16 W.F. 2.0x 30x – 135x 1.18″ (30mm)
20x/11 W.F. 2.0x 40x – 180x 1.18″ (30mm)

* stand extension required when using 0.5x objective lens with bench stand model to accommodate increased working distance.

Technical Data

  • Greenough stereo microscope
  • Zoom ratio 4.5:1
  • Interpupillary distance adjustment (52 to 75mm)
  • Eyepiece dioptre indexing


Bench Stand Dimensions

SX25 Elite bench stand dimensional drawing
  • A = 7.20″ (183mm)
  • B = 9.84″ (250mm)
  • C = 11.22″ (285mm)
  • D = 6.10″ (155mm) max., less working distance*

*with 1x objective


Boom Mount Dimensions

SX Elite microscope single arm boom with base
  • E = 10.83″ (275mm)
  • F = 15.55″ (395mm)
  • G = 19.09″ (485mm)
  • H = 17.40″ (442mm) max.
  • I = 11.61″ (295mm) max., less working distance*

*with 1x objective


Dual Arm Dimensions

SX Elite microscope double arm boom with base
  • J = 12.80″ (325mm) max., less working distance *
  • K = 26.38″ (670mm) max.
  • L = 15.94″ (405mm)

*with 1x objective

Additional information

Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"


Image Capture



Low (20x max)

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