This multifunctional binocular with a continuous zoom magnification (from 0.8x to 10x) is appropriate for objects of about 100 µm to a few mm. It can be used in transmission, epi-illumination and dark field mode. For the epi-illumination one can choose between two light spots or an annular light source (less shadow).
A 5-Megapixel CoolSnap 5M color/monochrome camera is coupled to the Sterescope. One can use this camera to capture detailed images of bright field using the installed open source Micro-Manager 2.0 software.