All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope

BZ-8100 series

This model has been discontinued.

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All-in-one Fluorescence Microscope BZ-8100E





Inverted fluorescence phase-contrast microscope

Microscope unit

Basic optical system

All-in-one Fluorescence Microscope

Objective lens used

Nikon CFI 60 Series infinite optical system

Observation modes

Bright-field, Fluorescence, Phase-contrast (Ph1 only)

Objective lens switching

Two-mount manual switching

Image-formation optical system

Electronic zoom lens: 0.5x to 3x

Electronic XY stage

40 x 40 mm 1.57" x 1.57" stroke, 1 µm pitch min.

Electronic Z stage

7 mm 0.28" stroke, 0.1 µm pitch min.

Electronic filter turret

Up to four filters can be mounted. Automatic position recognition and automatic excitation shutdown during filter replacement

Fluorescent incident illumination

Electronic field aperture (synchronized with zoom)

Fluorescence dimmer mechanism

Manual slot x 2
Dimmer (10%, 20%, 40%), Diffusion

Transmitted illumination optical system

Operating distance: 30 mm 1.18", Pop-up mechanism (with automatic lamp off function)

Transmitted illumination mechanism

Manual slider, Bright-field aperture (85% max.)/
Phase-contrast slit (Ph1)

Halogen lamp

12 V, 100 W, Average life: 1,000 hours

Ultra-high-pressure mercury lamp

120 W, Average life: Approx. 2,000 hours

Specimen enclosure

The stage is fully contained in a built-in darkroom.

Camera unit

Image pick-up element

2/3 inch, 1.5 million pixel color CCD

Output signal, gradations

8-bit R/G/B

Frame rate

7.5 frames/second


Software binning (2 x 2, 3 x 3)

ROI (partial scan)


CCD cooling mechanism

Peltier cooling: 5°C 41°F at ambient temperature of 30°C 86°F (Reduction amount: -25°C -13°F)

Number of pixels in recorded image

4,080 x 3,072 max (12.5 million pixels, high-quality interpolation)

Video capture

7.5 fps (1,360 x 1,024)

Electronic shutter

Auto; 1/10,000 to 60 sec. (137 increments)

Auto Exposure method

User-specified area, average/peak


ISO sensitivity: 200, 400, 800, 1600

White balance

Push-set, manual, preset

Black balance

Push-set, manual


Electronic revolver control driver software


Electronic stage control driver software

Electronic XY stage control driver software (controlled via mouse)

Electronic turret/zoom control driver software

Electronic turret/optical zoom control driver software
controlled via controller mouse operation

Video recording software


Multi-color image capturing software

Imaging software with quick switching of 4-channel images

Multi-color & Z-stack image capturing software

Software for capturing multi-color Z-stack images while varying the Z-axis height

Z-stack image capturing software

Software for capturing Z-stack images while varying the Z-axis height

Multi-point image capturing software


Image stitching software

Quick full-focusing software

Scale display software

Software for displaying a scale on the preview screen

Applicable OS

Windows 7 *1 Professional SP1

PC interface




410 (H) x 312 (W) x 557 (D) 16.14" (H) x 12.28" (W) x 21.93" (D)


Power voltage

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption

390 VA

Environmental resistance

Pollution degree


Overvoltage category


Ambient temperature

+15 to 40 °C 59 to 104 °F

Relative humidity

35 to 80 % RH (No condensation)

Ambient temperature range

+15 to 40°C 59 to 104°F

Ambient humidity range

35 to 80%RH (No condensation)


28 kg

*1 Windows 7 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A.

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