The Olympus MVX10M research macro zoom microscope images brightfield and fluorescent specimens, such as Drosophila larvae, organs of small animals, and more.




DP73 is a 17.28 megapixel color CCD (2 megapixels with pixel shifting), 12bit

1600×1200 pixel images at 15 fps, 800×600 at 27fps



Objective Magnification/NA Working distance (mm) Total magnification
MVPLAPO x1/0.25 65 6.3x-63x
MVPLAPO x2/0.5 20 12.5x-125x

The x2 objective has a correction collar for correction of aberration produced by water or plastic container.


Light sources

Fluorescence: X-cite 120PC –Q-metal halide lamp

Incident Illumination: Dual Olympus tungsten-halogen dichroic reflector

Transmitted Illumination Base: LED four position turret (darkfield, brightfield, oblique).


Fluorescence Filters

Filter Excitation Filter Dichroic Emission Filter Fluorophore Family
U-XL49000 AT350/50 T400LP ET460/50 DAPI
U-XL49002 ET470/40 T495LPXR ET525/50 Cy2,EGFP
U-XL49004 ET545/25 T565LPXR ET605/70 CY3,RFP



Acquisition is performed with the Olympus proprietary Cell Sens Dimension software.

Output files can be opened with FIJI/ImageJ using the Olympus viewer plugin or exported to TIFF.


New users

Please contact Maya Holdengreber, tel. 073-3781107, to coordinate a meeting.



The Olympus Stereoscope can be reserved in the BookItLab online reservation system.