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Zeiss AxioZoom V16

Create photos and video recordings of superb image quality with the AxioZoom V16. Our LM microscope adapters allow state-of-the-art cameras to be attached to this microscope, thus delivering outstanding resolution, dynamic range and light sensitivity.

The Zeiss AxioZoom V16 stereo microscope is part of the modular system of zoom and stereo microscopes offered by Zeiss. Although Zeiss developed the AxioZoom V16 primarily for use in biology, medicine and forensics, its expandable, modular design makes this instrument suitable for many different fields of application.

The Zeiss AxioZoom V16 allows three-dimensional imaging techniques to be applied to entire model organisms; the stereoscopic viewing effect can be turned on at the operator’s discretion. The AxioZoom V16 combines a 16x zoom with a high numerical aperture of NA 0.25 in a single system.

The encoded objective nosepiece Z, 2x cod, accommodates two objectives, and a variety of high-quality lenses (PlanApo Z, Apo Z, PlanApoFluar) and eyepieces are available for the AxioZoom V16.

The microscope body is equipped with apochromatic optics and a motorised zoom that features eZoom technology (stepping motors position the moveable lenses that are coupled with a motorised iris diaphragm). Zoom speed can be freely adjusted as required. Pressing the zoom button allows the operator to select from three different zoom modes:

In photomicrography applications, the observation tubes are of pivotal importance. On the AxioZoom V16, three different phototubes are available:

By using our LM digital adapters, almost any DSLR or system camera can be attached to this top-notch instrument.
AxioZoom V16 with dslr - adapter combination

To move specimens during observation, a variety of stages – manual and motorised – are available (gliding, rotating, ball-and-socket and cross stages).

One of the core features of the AxioZoom V16’s modular design is the wide range of illumination options available:

The third generation System Control Panel from Zeiss – the SYCOP 3 control unit – facilitates coordinated and efficient operation of the complex AxioZoom V16 stereo microscope. This handy mobile control unit delivers information regarding the system’s optical parameters (magnification, field of view diameter, resolution, depth of field) and also controls illumination, operates the motorised stage as well as the X-axis and Y-axis controls, and stores the entire device configuration.


As with all top-quality microscopes, combining the AxioZoom V16 with a large sensor camera (APS-C, full-frame) provides significant benefits over C-mount cameras with smaller sensor, especially at low levels of magnification.


Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), system or C-mount cameras is easy with our LM digital SLR adapters, which feature a plan achromatic optical system. Our products make it possible to capture top-quality microscope images. To help you select the adapter that is right for your camera, we have set up an online configurator on our website. You can also email us – ideally with attached photographs of your microscope.

Modern DSLR and system cameras offer the latest technology and are generally very well suited for microscopy applications. Most of them can be controlled remotely via PC/Mac. Because of their high sales volumes, they offer an excellent price/performance ratio compared to special-purpose microscope cameras.

Features of top DSLR and system cameras:
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 50 megapixels
- High light sensitivity (ISO 100,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 14 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second):
- Full/Ultra HD (4k) video function
- Live video capture on external monitors in ultra HD quality

In most cases, these cameras are significantly more powerful than microscope cameras with smaller sensors (1/2" or 2/3"). On our website you will find our current camera recommendations and a camera ranking which is specifically tailored to microscopy applications.

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