With an 8:1 zoom ratio, the SX80 provides the ability to inspect components/specimens at low and high magnification in a single system, with the added flexibility of a wide range of options and system configurations.

Building on more than 50 years optical experience, Vision Engineering's SX80 binocular stereo microscopes deliver high quality, highly versatile stereo viewing, making an ideal choice for users who demand outstanding optics and affordability.

The SX80 has the second highest zoom ratio in the SX family of quality stereo microscopes.


  • 8x - 64x standard magnification range (256x max)
  • High optical quality CMO stereo microscope, designed to be affordable
  • Precision optics deliver high resolution and flat field
  • Long-life true colour LED illumination
  • Long working distance and large depth of field
  • Click-stop zoom indexing
  • Modular system with optional extras for tailored configurations

Vision SX-80

  • To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

    With an 8:1 zoom ratio, the SX80 has a standard magnification range of 8x - 64x (256x max.) allowing fast and accurate viewing of all subjects. A compact, modular design allows accessories to be added to the configuration, without loss of contrast and clarity 

    Optical data

    SX80 Optical Data
    Eyepieces Objective Lenses Zoom Range Working Distance
    10x/22 F.N. 0.5x  4x - 32x 130mm
    10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x - 64x 78mm
    10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x - 128x 32.5mm
    15x/16 F.N.  0.5x 6x - 48x 130mm
    15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x - 96x 78mm
    15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x - 192x 32.5mm
    20x/13 F.N. 0.5x 8x - 64x 130mm
    20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x - 128x 78mm
    20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x - 256x 32.5mm

    Technical Data

    Technical Data
    Optical System CMO (Common Main Objective)
    Total Magnification 4x - 256x
    Zoom Ratio 8:1
    Observation Tube Inclination 20°
    Interpupillary Distance 55mm - 75mm
    Objectives Plan Achromatic 0.5x, 1.0x, 2.0x
    Eyepieces WF10x F.N.22; WF15x F.N.16; WF20x F.N.13



    Bench Stand

    • A = 240mm 
    • B = 285mm 
    • C = 390mm 
    • D = 185mm max., less working distance*

    * with 1x objective


    Boom Mount

    • E = 275mm 
    • F = 395mm 
    • G = 485mm 
    • H = 442mm max. 
    • I = 230mm max., less working distance *

    * with 1x objective


    Dual Arm Boom

    • J = 245mm max., less working distance*
    • K = 670mm max. 
    • L = 405mm 

    * with 1x objective