Stereo microscope SMZ18

All-new zoom stereo microscope featuring an 18:1 zoom ratio, advanced optical performance and incredibly bright fluorescence at an affordable price

Intelligent yet affordable manual zoom stereo microscope provides brilliant images and unparalleled uniformity in fluorescence intensity.

Nikon’s SMZ18 research stereomicroscope combines macro and micro imaging in one manual instrument for convenient, affordable viewing and manipulation of single cells to whole organisms. A high-performance fly-eye lens provides crystal-clear fluorescent images, with uniform brightness across the entire field of view. Using enhanced epi-fluorescence technology, the SMZ18 is better able to detect excitation light than conventional fluorescent stereomicroscopes, for improved S/N ratios and bright, high-contrast images, even in the low magnification range. Integrated intelligence allows SMZ18 to save imaging parameters along with the captured image as a convenient data file.

Key Features

Brightest Epi-fluorescence Imaging
The SMZ18 combines fly-eye technology, which uniformly illuminates the entire field of view, and a high S/N ratio along with increased transmission for incredibly bright fluorescence, even at low magnifications. This also minimizes photobleaching and photo

Flexible Architecture Allows Full Customization

A wide range of digital imaging capabilities means that users can customize the SMZ18 to best suit their research needs.

Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratios

The improved S/N ratio makes it possible to capture cell division, which is difficult using conventional stereomicroscopes, and samples with low excitation light.


Zooming Body

Optical SystemParallel-optics type (zooming type), apochromatic optical system
Zoom Ratio18:1
Zoom Range0.75–13.5x
Aperture DiaphragmZooming body built-in

Objectives NA, WD (mm)

P2-SHR Plan Apo 2x0.3, 20 (with a correction ring for water 0 to 3mm in depth)
P2-SHR Plan Apo 1.6×0.24, 30
P2-SHR Plan Apo 1×0.15, 60
P2-SHR Plan Apo 0.5×0.075, 71


Total Magnification (Using 10x eyepieces)3.75-270x (Depending on objective used)
Eyepieces (F.O.V. mm)C-W 10xB(22) , C-W 15x(16) , C-W 20x(12.5) , C-W 30x(7)
Tubes (Eyepiece/Port)P2-TERG 100 Trinocular Tilting tube (100/0 : 0/100)P2-TERG 50 Trinocular Tilting tube (100/0 : 50/50)Inclination angle : 0°~30°P2-TL100 Trinocular Tube L (100/0 : 0/100) Inclination angle : 15°
Focus Unit
(Stroke from Objective’s parfocal point)
P2-MFU Motorized Focus Unit (Up 96mm/Down 4mm)P2-FU Focus Unit (Up 97mm/Down 5mm)
Focus Mount Adapter/NosepieceP2-FM Focus Mount Adapter
P2-RNI2 Intelligent Nosepiece (2 objectives can be attached)
P2-FMDN Focus Mount (for P-PS32 Plan Stand)
Bases/StandP2-PB Plain BaseP2-DBL LED Diascopic Illumination Base (OCC illuminator built-in)P2-DBF Fiber Diascopic Illumination BaseP-PS32 Plain StandP-DSF32 Fiber Diascopic Illumination StandP-DSL32 LED Diascopic Illumination Stand
StagesP-SXY64 Stage , C-SSL Dia-sliding Stage , C-TRS Tilting Stage
Epi-Fluorescence AttachmentsP2-EFLM Motorized Epi Fluorescence Attachment, P2-EFLI Epi Fluorescence Attachment
Epi-Fluorescence Light sourcesHG Precentered Fiber illuminator Intensilight C-HGFIE HG/C-HGFI HG (130W)
Episcopic IlluminatorsP2-FIRL LED Ring Illumination UnitUse with Fiber light source: P2-CI Coaxial Epi Illuminator , P2-FIR Ring Fiber Illumination UnitC-FDF Flexible Double Arm Fiber Illumination Unit
Episcopic Light SourcesC-FLED2 LED Light source for fiber illuminator
Observation Methods(Episcopic) Coaxial Epi Illuminator, Epi Fluorescence Illuminator, Ring LED Illuminator
(Diascopic) Simple Polarizing observation (with P2-POL Simple Polarizing Attachment),
Dark Field observation (with P-DF LED Dark Field Unit), Oblique light observation
Weight (approx.)30kg
(Epi Fluorescence Attachment configuration with Trinocular Tilting Tube, Focus Unit, Intelligent Nosepiece, LED DIA base and Objectives 1x and 0.5x)
Power Consumption (approx.)10W
(Epi Fluorescence Attachment configuration with Trinocular Tilting Tube, Focus Unit, Intelligent Nosepiece and LED DIA base)


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