SMZ1270i and SMZ1270

The SMZ1270 series exceeds the standard imaging requirements for observing and recording minute object features. It is especially suitable for materials science, industrial manufacturing applications and in-line process control functions.

Incredible Image Sharpness throughout the Wide Magnification Range

Ideal for failure analysis studies, defining modes of failure and verifying solutions. Component surface examination, crack-detection, corrosion studies, composite materials, textiles, parts produced by machine tools for critical aerospace components or building and construction materials are all carried out easily.


Nikon SMZ1270i and SMZ1270

Suitable for materials science and industrial manufacturing applications, the extended zoom ratio of 12.7:1 combines ease-of-use with excellent optical performance.

Best-in-Class 12.7:1 Optical Zoom Ratio

With best-in-class optical zoom ratio 12.7:1 (0.63x-8x), the SMZ1270i and SMZ1270 cover an extensive magnification range, far beyond previous models.

SMZ1270i Data Link Communication Port

The SMZ1270i model adds the smart zoom USB interface to report the magnification changer position to enable imaging software to make automatic measurement calibration adjustments, modifying these as the zoom value changes.

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Wide Low Power Field-Of-View

The lowest zoom magnification field of view extends to 35mm allowing easy observation of an entire, large 35mm diameter sample or dish with ease.

High Quality Images

Amazingly clear, bright images with minimal chromatic aberration throughout the extended zoom range due to exceptional “Plan Apo WF” and “ED plan WF” objective lenses.

Wide Range of Accessories

The wide range of component accessory functions and features available for Nikon’s research stereo microscope models are also available for the SMZ1270 and 1270i series.

Ergonomic in-use Design Concept

Ergonomic advantages follow from the design of function controls and operator posture. Positioning of operator’s controls and variable angle observation tubes allows comfortable fatigue-free work.

Core Features

Stereo Microscopes

NIS Elements

Digital Sight Series

Optical SystemParallel-optics type (zooming type)
Zoom Ratio12.7:1
Zoom Range0.63 – 8x (0.63/1/2/3/4/6/8x stops)
Total Magnification3.15 – 480x (depending on eyepiece and objectives) (with coaxial episcopic illuminator: 15 – 540x)
TubesEyepiece inclination: 20° (P-B Binocular Tube) / 15° (P-TL100 Trinocular Tube) / 0°-30° (P-TERG100 Trinocular Tilting Tube, P-TERG50 Trinocular Tilting Tube)
EyepiecesC-W10xB (F.N. 22), C-W15x (F.N. 16), C-W20x (F.N. 12.5), C-W30x (F.N. 7)
ObjectivesPlan Apo 0.5x/WF, Plan Apo 0.75x/WF, Plan Apo 1x/WF, ED Plan 1.5x/WF, ED Plan 2x/WF
Working Distance70mm(with Plan Apo 1x/WF
Weight (approx.)11.9 kg (with P-TERG100 Trinocular Tilting Tube + P-DSL32 LED Diascopic Illumination Stand)
SMZ1270 set SMZ1270, P-B Binocular Tube , Plan Apo 1x WF, P-PS32 Plain Stand
SMZ1270 set SMZ1270, P-B Binocular Tube , Plan Apo 1x WF, P-PS32 Plain Stand
SMZ1270i + P-TERG100 Trinocular Tilting Tube + Plan Apo 1xWF + Intelligent Nosepiece P-RNI2 + P-DSL32 LED Diascopic Illumination
SMZ1270i + P-TERG100 Trinocular Tilting Tube + Plan Apo 1xWF + Intelligent Nosepiece P-RNI2 + P-DSL32 LED Diascopic Illumination

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Accessories for SMZ Series

A wide range of component accessory functions and features is available for Nikon’s research and routine stereo microscope models. Objective lenses and revolver turrets, supplementary objectives, many incident and transmitted light bases, eyepieces and the Digital Sight Camera range with Nikon’s NIS-Elements software join a full set of third party accessories.
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NIS-Elements software manages Nikon Digital Sight cameras alongside Nikon microscopes to capture the best images for processing. It organises captured images and processes them logically in a smooth workflow.
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