Biologists and scientists discovered the digital microscope some time ago. But a growing number of private individuals and amateur biologists are also becoming increasingly interested in the possibilities offered by this digital equipment. As a researcher, what exactly can you do with a digital microscope? How does the technology behind this invention work? What are the possibilities and benefits that this digital phenomenon has to offer?
What is a digital microscope and what options are there?
Digital devices offer many more options for saving, preserving, and/or editing images and discoveries than analog devices. This also applies to the phenomenon of the microscope, with which molecular structures, cells, and dust particles invisible to the eye can be observed. With a device that works digitally, this is even easier, smoother, and therefore more satisfying than with an analog microscope.
A digital microscope contains chips and high-quality electronics that make it possible to transfer the images to a computer for further processing. The images can be enlarged further than ever, you can zoom in to your heart’s content, crop and cut details, etc. And of course, the files can be saved and shared with others.
Advantages of digital microscopes
Digital microscopy means being able to make top-level images and analyzes. That is perhaps the greatest advantage of this wonderful invention. Unlike an analog microscope, it is now possible to work in a very sophisticated way. A second major advantage associated with this is that the new generation of microscopes can be operated very subtly and precisely. They are strong, robust and have a huge ergonomic design.
This makes them practically easy to use, even by amateur biologists. You take the device out of the box, connect it to register the images and edit with special software: it’s that simple! The microscopes are designed in such a way, again a plus compared to analog variants, that the user is much less likely to experience neck and shoulder pain. In short: there is also optimum physical comfort.
Finally, and that may be its biggest advantage imaginable – the Stereo Zoom microscopes are also affordable for people with an average or small budget. Until a few years ago, this was not the case. And you had to bend quite a bit to save this fantastic microscope. But that time is thankfully over!
Plenty of possibilities with new generation microscopy
The digital integration of the lens and the optical zoom capabilities of digital microscopes are unique. Never before could tiny particles, animals, cells, and other objects be viewed, studied, and analyzed in such detail. Various lenses are available, such as lenses with extra zoom options, image sensors, autofocus options, and so on.
Diopter macro lenses are able to magnify images an additional 24 times compared to previous analog devices. You should really just try it yourself. You will be amazed at the amazing possibilities and convenience of the digital microscope.
It is not inconceivable – to put it mildly – that there are many new scientific observations and discoveries ahead of us as the digital microscope is increasingly widely adopted in science and society. And luckily – finally! – also becomes affordable for hobbyists and interested parties!