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AmScope SE400-Z Binocular Stereo Microscope Review [2021 Edition]


Featuring an adjustable 12 inch boom-arm stand packaged with 9 inch vertical working distance plus a 30-degree inclination binocular viewing head (to reduce eye and neck strain), AmScope SE400-Z is rising in popularity among professionals working in industries like micro-soldering, surface mount soldering, electronic circuit repair and more. ????

AmScope SE400-Z Professional Binocular Stereo Microscope, WF10x and WF20x Eyepieces, 10X and 20X Magnification, 1X Objective, LED Lighting, Boom-Arm Stand, 110V-120V With a flexible and yet sturdy goose-neck LED light to direct lighting as needed and a design that provides the working space for board and tools, this stereo microscope from AmScope has been living up to the expectation of many happy buyers.

In this review, I will be walking you through a comprehensive review of both the positive and negative aspects of AmScope SE400-Z. You may want to read up our microscope buying guide if you are somewhat unfamiliar with choosing the right microscope based on your needs.

Product Core Features – What’s to Like?

AmScope SE400-Z

Adjustable Goose-neck LED Light

Whenever you need the perfect amount of lighting to be shone onto the object you are viewing, the flexible goose-neck LED light is definitely a god-send. It is like having someone hold up a LED light while you explore the intricate details of the object at hand.

12 Inch’s Worth of Working Space

Thanks to SE400-Z’s 13.5″ pillar and 17″ boom arm, you will get to enjoy a potential working space of up to 12″ horizontal and 9″ vertical space. Manipulation of large specimens is no longer a challenge.

Interchangeable Eyepieces

Coupled with 1X objective, we like how the interchangeable pairs of eyepieces (WF10x18mm and WF20x10mm) are capable of providing up to 20X magnification. A perfect compliment to the large working area provided by the 17″ boom arm.

Stain-Resistant Metal Body

With its stain-resistant durable metal construction, this stereo microscope should last you for a long time to come.

Various Usage for AmScope SE400-Z

Key Applications for AmScope SE400-Z

Dental appliances

Logic boards | electronic circuit repair


SMD rework and touchup

Electronic PCB

SMD Board Assembly

Lapidary work

Quality and Fault Inspection

and many more

AmScope SE400-Z Product Review

9.2 Total Score
Review of AmScope SE400-Z Stereo Microscope

If you are looking for a hgih image quality binocular stereo microscope that is easy to setup and have ample working space plus interchangeable eyepieces, AmScope SE400-Z may be the one you are looking for.

Working Space and distance
Image Quality
Ease of Setup and Use
Price Worthiness
  • Crisp and Sharp Image Quality
  • Stain-resistant Build Quality
  • Ample working space and distance
  • Adjustable Goose-neck LED lighting
  • Easy to Setup
  • 20X lenses not really useful
  • Online instruction manual are password protected
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AmScope SE400-Z Professional Binocular Stereo Microscope, WF10x and WF20x Eyepieces, 10X and 20X Magnification, 1X Objective, LED Lighting, Boom-Arm Stand, 110V-120V

AmScope SE400-Z Professional Binocular Stereo Microscope, 10X and 20X Magnification, LED Lighting, Boom-Arm Stand

  • Professional stereo microscope with boom arm has long working distance to enables users to perform work or manipulate large items, including circuit boards and dental appliances
  • Binocular viewing head with interchangeable pairs of 10x and 20x widefield eyepieces, adjustable interpupillary distance, and fixed 30-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain
  • 1x objective provides low magnification and longer focal length for inspecting large-scale specimens
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Product Specification Table for AmScope SE400-Z

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 8 inches
  • Item Weight: 14.82 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 14.82 pounds
  • Head: Binocular
  • Magnification: 10x, 20x
  • Objective power: 1x
  • Eyepieces (DIN, 30.5mm): WF10x18mm, WF20x10mm
  • Focus: Bilateral coarse
  • Microscope stand: Boom-arm stand
  • Vertical working distance: 9″ (13.5″ overall pillar length)
  • Boom arm: 12″ working distance (17″ overall length)
  • Head rotation: X- and Y-axes
  • Illumination type: Upper, reflected
  • Light source: 1W LED on adjustable gooseneck
  • Power: 110V-120V, UL listed

Who should buy it?

If you are looking for excellent image quality and user-friendly setup in addition to having an adjustable lighting plus ample working space and distance, AmScope SE400-Z is definitely a stereo microscope you should add to your shopping list.

Who shouldn’t buy it

Do not get Amscope SE400-Z if you are looking to capture image/video footages of specimens you are inspecting. Moreover, this SE400-Z microscope is not cheap by any means and if you are on a budget constraint or do not require interchangeable eyepeices and adjustable goose-neck LED lighting, you should give this a miss and instead check out Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope.

Is The Price of AmScope SE400-Z Reasonable?

Amscope SE400-Z is definitely worth the price if you truly need the additional working space and distance and the interchangeable eyepieces and the adjustable goose-neck LED lighting. If you are into circuit board inspection, micro-soldering or lapidary work, this microscope should be high on your shopping list.

Reviews from Existing Buyers

Most buyer mentioned that they do not really need the 20X lenses and the 10x lenses are what is truly useful for their daily soldering work. Well, it really depends on what you use it for.

Many buyers really like the build quality, how easy it is to setup as well as the working distance that AmScope SE400-Z provides.

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Final Thoughts – Should You Buy it?

AmScope SE400-Z may not be the perfect option for everyone but it should be in your shopping list if you ever needed a binocular stereo microscope that has an operating stage capable of providing ample space for usage of tools and equipment.

Product FAQ

How heavy is AmScope SE400Z?

AmScope SE400Z weights 14.82 pound

What does AmScope SE400-Z come with?

What’s in the Box?

  • AmScope SE400Z stereo microscope with boom-arm stand
  • WF10x18mm eyepieces, 30.5mm, one pair
  • WF20x10mm eyepieces, 30.5mm, one pair
  • 1x objective
  • (2) Eye guards
  • LED light
  • Dust cover
  • Power cord
  • Instructions

What Else to Know?

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