The SMZ1000 has it all
The SMZ1000 is excellent in both optical performance and cost-to-performance ratio, simply out-distancing the competition. Its new objectives feature high N.A.'s and high resolving power, and deliver images that appear undistorted and natural-looking. In a flexible configuration, the SMZ1000 can be easily upgraded to meet your needs, while its ergonomic design ensures comfortable and accurate operation in a natural posture. 

Superior optics coupled with simple operation bring you unsurpassed performance.
High magnification and large zoom ratio
For use at high magnifications, the SMZ1000 features a large 10X zoom ratio, extending from 0.8X to 8X. This gives you a total magnification from 4X to 480X, depending on the combination of eyepiece and objective used. The zooming knob features click-stops, eliminating the need to remove your eyes from the eyepiece while changing magnification.






New objectives feature high N.A.'s and high resolving power
Objectives In pursuit of sharper and brighter images, Nikon has developed a new series of objectives featuring high N.A.'s and high resolving power. For example, when used with the SMZ1000, the Plan Apo 1X objective boasts an N.A. of 0.1 and a resolving power of 300 lines/mm to produce images that are tack-sharp and display optimum contrast with a minimum of flare, right out to the periphery.
Images appear undistorted and natural-looking
Producing images that cause less strain on your eyes was one goal of Nikon's ergonomic design. We tackled the problems usually associated with stereoscopic microscopes, namely chromatic aberration and distortion in the lens that cause surface irregularities in the image, and solved both to a high degree. Now you can view stereoscopic images that appear undistorted in all their brilliant, true-to-life colors.
Distortion causes a globular effect even 
when you actually observe a flat object.
Conventional model
Comparison of resolving power and chromatic aberration factors
Ergonomic design ensures comfortable and accurate operation in a natural posture.
Eyepiece tube inclination of 20°
The standard binocular eyepiece tube is inclined 20°, allowing you to observe samples without having to lean forward. This reduces fatigue during long hours of operation by reducing strain on your neck, shoulders, and back.
Observation at the optimum eyepoint
In addition to the standard type, you have the option of using a low eye-level or tilting binocular eyepiece tube. The low eye-level binocular eyepiece tube enables comfortable observation even when using a diascopic stand or when an intermediate tube is inserted. The tilting binocular eyepiece tube allows adjustment of the eyepiece inclination between 0° and 30° and the eye level can be adjusted 157mm (6.2") by swinging the eyepieces up 180° as well as tilting them. You can even add eye-level risers to customize your microscope to your height--up to three risers for a total of 75mm.
eyepiece tube
eyepiece tube
eyepiece tube
Coaxial coarse/fine focusing
The C-FMC Focusing Mount C comes with a coaxial coarse/fine focusing unit that travels smoothly along the optical axis. Its new anti-backlash mechanism* makes fine adjustment of focus easier and more accurate. * Patent pending in Japan
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Diascopic stands are easier to use
Dia stand
The new Diascopic Stands, models C-DSD, C-DSS, and C-BD, each have a built-in power supply in a space-saving design. These stands also feature their own fine focus knob* at the front of the streamlined base--in addition to the one at the focusing mount-to make critical adjustment of focus much easier, especially during micromanipulations. Furthermore, their stage glass diameter is a generous 180mm (7.1"), making it possible to view samples in large Petri dishes all the way out to the periphery. 
* Patent pending in Japan
Three new diascopic stands
These new diascopic stands, models C-DSD, C-DSS, and C-BD, each have a 6V-30W halogen lamp with its own built-in power supply. Although their power supplies are built in, they are designed to keep the surface temperature at a low level, creating an environment ideal for living specimens that are sensitive to rises in temperature. An adapter* for the 12V-100W fiber-optics light source is also available. 
* Under development
The C-DSD Diascopic Stand features condenser lenses that can be switched between low and high magnifications and allow high N.A. objectives to take advantage of the full potential of their superior resolving power. Furthermore, to answer user requests for high contrast illumination, Nikon developed the Oblique Coherent Contrast (OCC) Illumination system,* allowing colorless and transparent samples to be observed in high relief. 
* Patent pending in Japan
The C-BD Diascopic Bright/Darkfield Stand uses a seven-sided toroidal mirror* to reduce stray light** substantially. This stray light would ordinarily cause a decrease in contrast when using short-working distance objectives under darkfield diascopic illumination. But with the C-BD stand, the resulting images have a sufficiently high S/B (signal to background) ratio. 
* Patent pending in Japan 
** Up to 1/5 that of conventional equipment 
Epi-fluorescence attachment
Nikon developed an epi-fluorescence attachment, model P- FLA, for stereoscopic microscopes that allows easy observation of living cells under the fluorescence method such as GFP. Switching between the fluorescence method and brightfield method is quick and easy. Four filter blocks can be switched using a slide lever. If you add an optional photo port to this attachment, you can mount a photomicrographic system or a CCTV camera without using a beam splitter. Because 100% of the light is delivered to the photo port, bright images are ensured. SMZ1000 EPI-FL
Coaxial episcopic illuminator
SMZ1000 EPI This illuminator uses a 12V-100W fiber-optics light source--the same light source used in fiber illuminators-- to deliver bright illumination over the entire sample surface. The thickness of the 1/4 lambda plate has been reduced, minimizing spherical aberrations in high N.A. objectives.
Photomicrography or monitoring 
By using a beam splitter and adapter, an FX-III Series photomicrographic system, a CCTV camera, or a digital still camera can be attached. The P-IBSD Beam Splitter D has two ports allowing one photomicrographic system and one CCTV camera to be mounted at the same time. The light to the rear port can be switched between 0%, 50%, or 100%, and the light to the side port is switchable between 0% or 50%. With the P-IBSS Beam Splitter S, the light to the side port is switchable between 0% or 50%. 

Optical system Parallel-optics zoom system
Total magnification 4x to 480x depending on eyepiece and 
objective used. (6x to 540x when coaxial 
episcopic illuminator is attached) 
Eyepiece tubes P-BT Standard Binocular, P-BTL Low Eye-level Binocular, 
P-BERG Tilting Binocular 
Eyepiece inclination 20°(Standard Binocular and Low Eye-level Binocular) 
0-30°( Tilting Binoclar) 
distance adjustment 
48-75mm (1.9-3.0 in.)
Eyepieces (with 
diopter adjustment) 
C-W10X (F.N. 22), C-W15X (F.N. 16), 
C-W20X (F.N. 12.5), C-W30X (F.N. 7) 
Zooming range 0.8x to 8.0x
Zooming ratio 10 : 1
Objectives P-Plan Apo 0.5X, 1X; P-ED Plan 1.5X, 2X; P-Plan 1X*; P-Achro 0.5X; P-ERG Plan 1X ERGO* 
*Usable at zoom magnifications larger than 1X. 
Illumination systems P-ICI Coaxial Episcopic Illuminator (12V-100W halogen) 
(Intermediate magnification is 1.5X.) 
G-LS 6V-10W Illuminator
G-LS 6V-10W Illuminator 
(with Articulated Arm or G-EIA Articulated Supporting Arm) 
C-DSLS 6V-20W Illuminator 
(with Articulated Arm) 
C-FPS Fluorescent Ring Illuminator
C-FIR Plastic Fiber-optic Ring Illuminator (12V-100W halogen)
C-FID Plastic Fiber-optic Bifurcated Illuminator (12V-100W halogen)
Stands C-PS Plain Focusing Stand
C-PSC Compact Plain Focusing Stand
C-DS Diascopic Stand S
C-PS160 Plain Stand
C-DSS Diascopic Stand
C-DSD Diascopic Stand
C-BD Diascopic Bright/Darkfield Stand
P-THS Teaching Head Stand
Large Stage Stand
Focusing mount C-FMC Focusing Mount C 
C-FMA Focusing Mount A, 
C-FMB Focusing Mount B 
Photomicrographic/ CCTV system Nikon Photomicrographic System FX-III Series or CCTV camera can be attached through Beam Splitter and Adapter. Photo-tube beam-split ratio: please refer to the table on the features page.
Power consumption Diascopic stands: 80W
C-FPS115 Fluorescent Ring Illuminator: 24W
C-FPS230 Fluorescent Ring Illuminator: 16W
Fiber Transformer: 135W

Magnification, Actual Field of View, Working Distance


10x eyepiece 
15x eyepiece 
20x eyepiece 
30x eyepiece 
P-Achro 0.5x

4 - 40x
P-Plan 1x

8 - 80x 27.5-2.8 12-120x 20.0-2.0 16-160x 15.6-1.6 24-240x 8.8-0.9
P-ERG Plan 1x ERGO 0.09 

8 - 80x 27.5-2.8 12-120x 20.0-2.0 16-160x 15.6-1.6 24-240x 8.8-0.9
P-Plan Apo 0.5x 0.05 

4-40x 55.0-5.5 6-60x 40.0-4.0 8-80x 31.3-3.1 12-120x 17.5-1.8
P-Plan Apo 1x 0.1 

8-80x 27.5-2.8 12-120x 20.0-2.0 16-160x 15.6-1.6 24-240x 8.8-0.9
P-ED Plan 1.5x 0.15 

12-120x 18.3-1.8 18-180x 13.3-1.3 24-240x 10.4-1.0 36-360x 5.8-0.6
P-ED Plan 2x 0.2 

16-160x 13.8-1.4 24-240x 10.0-1.0 32-320x 7.8-0.8 48-480x 4.4-0.4
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