SX80 stereo microscope
SX80 stereo microscope boom mount
SX80 stereo microscope dual arm boom
SX80 stereo microscope LED ringlight
SX80 stereo microscope with camera
SX80 stereo microscope with floating stage
Binocular Stereo Zoom Microscope


Powerful, high quality binocular stereoscopic microscope, SX80 delivers exceptional colour, contrast and clarity. SX80 delivers performance, flexibility and reliability, while quality optics ensures superb stereo viewing.

  • 8x - 64x magnification (256x max.)
  • Powerful high quality stereo binocular microscope
  • Modular with range of stand options to suit requirements
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With an 8:1 zoom ratio, the SX80 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.

Building on more than 50 years optical experience, Vision Engineering's SX80 binocular stereo microscopes deliver high quality, highly versatile stereo viewing, making an ideal choice for users who demand outstanding optics and affordability.

The SX80 has the second highest zoom ratio in the SX family of quality stereo microscopes.


  • 8x - 64x standard magnification range (256x max)
  • High optical quality CMO stereo microscope, designed to be affordable
  • Precision optics deliver high resolution and flat field
  • Long-life true colour LED illumination
  • Long working distance and large depth of field
  • Click-stop zoom indexing
  • Modular system with optional extras for tailored configurations


Bench Stand
SX80 Binocular stero 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
SX80 Binocular stereo microscope boom mount
  • Ideal for larger specimens
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user's work surface
Dual Arm Boom
SX80 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
SX80 Binocular stereo microscope Image Capture, Archive & 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
SX80 Binocular stereo microscope LED Ringlight
  • For use with bench stand variant, where additional surface illumination is required (standard option with boom mount and dual arm boom variants).
Floating Stage
SX80 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 models, the fine focus option permits ultimate focus control, ideal for higher magnification work

Polarisation Set

Polarising 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 8:1 zoom ratio, the SX80 has a standard magnification range of 8x - 64x (256x max.) allowing fast and accurate viewing of all subjects. A compact, modular design allows accessories to be added to the configuration, without loss of contrast and clarity

Optical data

SX80 Optical Data
Eyepieces Objective Lenses Zoom Range Working Distance
10x/22 F.N. 0.5x 4x - 32x 130mm
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x - 64x 78mm
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x - 128x 32.5mm
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x 6x - 48x 130mm
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x - 96x 78mm
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x - 192x 32.5mm
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x 8x - 64x 130mm
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x - 128x 78mm
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x - 256x 32.5mm

Technical Data

Technical Data
Optical System CMO (Common Main Objective)
Total Magnification 4x - 256x
Zoom Ratio 8:1
Observation Tube Inclination 20°
Interpupillary Distance 55mm - 75mm
Objectives Plan Achromatic 0.5x, 1.0x, 2.0x
Eyepieces WF10x F.N.22; WF15x F.N.16; WF20x F.N.13



SX80 Dimensions Bench Stand

Bench Stand

  • A = 240mm
  • B = 285mm
  • C = 390mm
  • D = 185mm max., less working distance*

* with 1x objective


SX80 Dimensions Boom Mount

Boom Mount

  • E = 275mm
  • F = 395mm
  • G = 485mm
  • H = 442mm max.
  • I = 230mm max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective


SX80 Dimensions Dual Arm

Dual Arm Boom

  • J = 245mm max., less working distance*
  • K = 670mm max.
  • L = 405mm

* with 1x objective

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