Types of Microscope

If you are a first-timer looking to buy a microscope, you may be extremely overwhelmed by the many types of microscopes in the market.

Types of MicroscopeThese days, microscopes are classified according to their applications, functionalities, and many others.

For example, a light or optical microscope can be easily understood as having a microscope with lighting. Illumination helps enhance the magnification of tiny objects and specimens.

We hope that the simplistic categorization of microscopes makes it easier and quicker for you to identify the right types of microscopes in accordance with your preferences and needs.

The key is to help you better understand what microscope type to get for personal or professional use.

If you are new to microscopes, besides reading our shopping guide for microscopes, you will definitely want to check out the many types of microscopes listed below as well as their intended use.

Types of Microscope and Their Applications (to be updated soon for 2021)

Microscope Types

Applications

compound microscope
  • Identification of diseases and blood analysis
  • Viewing of bacteria and viruses
  • Use by Toxicologists for detection of drugs
  • forensic investigations
stereo microscope Table
digital microscope Table
monocular microscope Table
binocular microscope Table
trinocular microscope Table
optical microscope Table
pocket microscope Table
USB microscope Table
biological microscope Table
polarizing microscope Table
metallurgical microscope Table
handheld microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table
confocal microscope Table

light microscope
fluorescence microscope
dissecting microscope

Darkfield microscope
brightfield microscope
inverted microscope
upright microscope
electron microscope

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