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Nikon SMZ 1000 Stereo Microscope


The SMZ1000, one of Nikon's most advanced stereomicroscopes, incorporates a powerful combination of advanced microscope optics and ergonomic capabilities. With high NA objectives and exclusive Nikon illumination system, the SMZ1000 can handle some of the same advanced imaging techniques that compound instrument users have long enjoyed.


  • Microdissection
  • Photography of small opaque objects

Nikon SMZ1000

PVIC stereo microscope Nikon SMZ1000 sm
Technical Specifications: Nikon SMZ1000 stereo microscope tech sheet (PDF)

Scheduling Core Instruments

Registered users can access the PVIC online scheduler to reserve and use the Penn Vet Imaging Core instruments.

If you are not already registered, please contact the core manager.

Application Examples

Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes

Penn Vet, Anopheles male and female mosquitoes Penn Vet Anopheles mosquito
  • A male and female are shown on the left.
  • A higher magnification image of a mosquito head is shown on the right.

These images were taken with a Nikon Digital Sight DS-Fi1 color camera attached to the Penn Vet Imaging Core’s Nikon SMZ 1000 stereo microscope. The mosquitoes were illuminated from above with a ring light attachment.

Images are courtesy of Dr. Michael Povelones, Penn Vet Department of Pathobiology.