11 best children's microscopes

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

If your child shows a craving for cognition of the microworld, do not suppress it. Better buy a children's microscope! These devices are distinguished by their small dimensions and the presence of special sets for carrying out the experiment, which must be included in the kit. They will help children understand the design of an optical device and teach them how to carry out full-fledged research: prepare samples, label them and correctly interpret the results.

As a result of painstaking market research, the editors of the magazine have prepared a list of 11 best children's microscopes. The rating was compiled on the basis of feedback from real users, expert opinions and comparison of product characteristics with each other.

Rating of the best children's microscopes

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best children's microscopes 1 LEVENHUK D70L RUB 23 699
2 'Micromed Eureka' 40-1280x with video eyepiece RUB 9 388
3 LEVENHUK Rainbow 50L PLUS RUB 7,653
4 BRESSER Junior 40-1024x, with case 17 100 rub.
5 LEVENHUK Rainbow 2L PLUS RUB 6 399
6 BRESSER National Geographic 20x RUB 6,250
7 'Scientific Entertainment Microworld' RUB 4,999
8 BRESSER National Geographic 40-640x, with smartphone adapter RUB 3,339
9 LEVENHUK 2S NG RUB 3,920
10 Eastcolight 8012 RUB 1,900
11 LEVENHUK LabZZ M1 959 r

LEVENHUK D70L

Rating: 4.9

LEVENHUK D70L

The first place in the rating goes to the LEVENHUK D70L microscope with an individual display and joystick control. The maximum digital zoom in it is 1600 times – this is the best result among contenders for victory. In turn, the optical magnification is adjustable in the range from 40 to 400 times due to the presence of 3 objectives on the rotary turret.

It is noteworthy that in the presence of the display LEVENHUK D70L supports connection with a PC. This allows you to process information in real time and record research videos. Another plus is the presence of fine adjustment of the lens together with the screws for coarse adjustment of the tube position. As a result – excellent review quality, the best functionality and a very high price. But it's definitely worth it!

Advantages

  • the presence of a display with a joystick for controlling the position of the camera;
  • the ability to record video from the screen;
  • PC connection port;
  • combined LED backlight.

disadvantages

  • high purchase price.

'Micromed Eureka' 40-1280x with video eyepiece

Rating: 4.8

'Micromed Eureka' 40-1280x with video eyepiece

Technically, 'Micromed Eureka' 40-1280x is a complete analogue of BRESSER Junior 40-1024x. The video eyepiece of this model magnifies the image 1,024 times, while using a conventional optical eyepiece, you can achieve 1,280 times magnification.

There is also a connection with personal computers, so you can display a picture on a large screen and record the research process. The combined LED lighting, just like in the BRESSER Junior, can be powered by batteries or from the mains. The only design difference concerns the diameter of the eyepiece tube. In this model, it is 20 millimeters. There is also a significant difference in price: the purchase of 'Micromed Eureka' 40-1280x will cost 2 times cheaper.

Advantages

  • low purchase price;
  • good build quality;
  • magnification up to 1280 times;
  • combined backlight;
  • the presence of a carrying case included;
  • the ability to connect to a PC.

disadvantages

  • not found.

LEVENHUK Rainbow 50L PLUS

Rating: 4.7

LEVENHUK Rainbow 50L PLUS

The LEVENHUK Rainbow 50L PLUS biological microscope has managed to take its rightful place among digital devices. It is characterized by the presence of a rotary turret for 3 objectives, which provide magnification from 64 to 1280 times. All optics are made of optical glass, and the tube and tripod are made of metal. A kind of standard device with a very non-standard look.

As in other LEVENHUK microscopes, there are no fine adjustment screws, which somewhat complicates the process of focusing on the specimen. Fortunately, the combined LED backlight evenly illuminates the entire working area. This helps to achieve high purity of experiments and get reliable results. As a result, the device is quite expensive, but not more expensive than digital counterparts.

Advantages

  • an abundance of body color options;
  • magnification up to 1280x;
  • reliable and high quality;
  • research kit and carrying case included.

disadvantages

  • not found.

BRESSER Junior 40-1024x, with case

Rating: 4.7

BRESSER Junior 40-1024x, with case

BRESSER Junior 40-1024x is a high performance digital microscope with a maximum magnification of 1280x. This can be achieved with a Barlow lens. If you install a standard eyepiece camera, then the maximum approximation is 1024 times.

The value of this device lies in the fact that it can be paired with a personal computer or laptop. For this, there is a special connector on the body through which information from the digital eyepiece is transmitted to the PC. It is enough to install the appropriate program to display the picture on the screen in real time. Thanks to BRESSER Junior 40-1024x, children have the opportunity to carry out fairly large-scale research worthy not only at school, but also at a higher level. Naturally, you will have to pay well for such functionality – this is one of the most expensive microscopes in our rating.

Advantages

  • there is a function of connecting to a PC;
  • magnification of 1024x (when using an eyepiece camera) and up to 1280x (when using a Barlow lens);
  • a huge set for conducting experiments;
  • combined LED backlight.

disadvantages

  • high price.

LEVENHUK Rainbow 2L PLUS

Rating: 4.6

LEVENHUK Rainbow 2L PLUS

A higher level monocular microscope that provides magnifications from 64x to 640x. Its design features a 3-objective swivel turret that adds formality and 'scientific' to the look. LEVENHUK Rainbow 2L PLUS will definitely appeal to young researchers, but it will also be interesting to adults who are interested in the microcosm at an amateur level.

As a feature of the device, we can note the combined LED backlighting with a high level of illumination, due to which the number of supplying batteries increased to 3. The fine adjustment screws still did not appear, but you can achieve high-definition images without them. Fortunately, the disc aperture and glass lenses allow you to do this. We also note the obligatory presence of a set for experiments. If this is not included in the kit, feel free to file a claim with the seller.

Advantages

  • durable metal body and glass lenses;
  • swivel turret with 3 seats;
  • a large set of additional components;
  • combined LED lighting.

disadvantages

  • there is no fine tuning of the microscope.

BRESSER National Geographic 20x

Rating: 4.5

BRESSER National Geographic 20x

Another representative of the National Geographic series, in terms of characteristics, very similar to the previous opponent in terms of rating. The binocular device provides a 20-fold magnification of the specimen for stereoscopic examination. The body is made of metal with a soft finish in a pleasant black and yellow style. All lenses are made of optical glass, so the picture gets a minimum of distortion.

Similar to its competitor, BRESSER National Geographic 20x has LED backlighting at the top of the structure. It is powered by 2 AA batteries. There are also coarse adjustment screws on the tripod, which bring the tube closer and further away. The set includes an extended set for experiments with finished preparations. Such a microscope costs several thousand more than the set 'Scientific Entertainment Microworld', but it also looks more solid.

Advantages

  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;
  • pleasant appearance;
  • set for experiments included;
  • used optical glass.

disadvantages

  • small magnification.

'Scientific Entertainment Microworld'

Rating: 4.4

'Scientific Entertainment Microworld'

This is the simplest microscope with a binocular attachment for the smallest children. Its approaching ability is extremely small – only 20 times. But this fact does not in the least prevent the device from showing good sales figures. The reason for its popularity lies in the 'serious' appearance and the possibility of stereoscopic examination of finished products.

Among other interesting features of the microscope, it is worth highlighting the upper location of the LED illumination, which is powered by 2 AA-type batteries. The objective and eyepiece lenses are made of optical glass, which saves the child's eyesight from additional stress and does not distort the picture. In general, if you want to purchase an inexpensive binocular microscope, then the Science Entertainment Microworld set is what you need.

Advantages

  • the possibility of stereoscopic research;
  • optical glass optics;
  • reliable performance;
  • research kit included.

disadvantages

  • small magnification.

BRESSER National Geographic 40-640x, with smartphone adapter

Rating: 4.3

BRESSER National Geographic 40-640x, with smartphone adapter

A less formal microscope that will give your child a lot of emotions from perfect discoveries. It is a standard biological model of the device that examines preparations using the bright field method. Provides magnification from 40x to 640x thanks to the 3-objective turret.

The developers abandoned the use of a backlight mirror, replacing it with LEDs. As a result, you can get a perfect view of the finished product without the need for lighting adjustments. Unfortunately, the optics in BRESSER National Geographic 40-640x are made of optical plastic. In the first few years of operation, everything will be perfect. However, as the microscope ages, the picture will deteriorate. It is also worth noting the presence of a whole research kit in the kit – this is an absolute plus in the BRESSER piggy bank.

Advantages

  • large set of researcher included;
  • magnification from 40 to 640 times;
  • revolving head for 3 objectives;
  • the presence of a Velcro adapter for a smartphone.

disadvantages

  • optical plastic lenses;
  • only a rough microscope setting.

LEVENHUK 2S NG

Rating: 4.2

LEVENHUK 2S NG

A solid microscope for a novice researcher with a large margin of safety. In fact, there is nothing special about it: an effective magnification up to 200 times does not allow conducting more detailed studies and discovering new facets of the microworld. But, unlike the previous representatives, the body here is made of metal, and all the optics are made of optical glass, which gives much less distortion than plastic lenses.

LEVENHUK 2S NG also does not differ in the presence of fine adjustment of the lens position, although the class, it would seem, obliges. But it has a disc diaphragm, which significantly improves the quality of illumination from the mirror in the lower part of the microscope. The set of the device may vary depending on the sellers, so this information should be found out at the time of ordering.

Advantages

  • reliable device in a metal case;
  • the presence of lenses made of optical glass;
  • convenient stage (90×100 mm).

disadvantages

  • no fine adjustment screw;
  • no turret.

Eastcolight 8012

Rating: 4.1

Eastcolight 8012

A budget-level biological microscope designed for use by preschool and early school children. It has a revolving head with three seats for 15x, 45x and 90x objectives. Thus, Eastcolight 8012 allows you to view the materials under study at magnifications from 150 to 900 times.

In addition to acceptable indicators of approximation, the model has a good package. For 1900 rubles you will receive not only the device, but also a whole collection of replaceable elements: 12 empty slides, 2 slides with the prepared preparation, stickers for marking and even forceps. What's more, it has a battery-powered backlight that can replace a mirror. Finally, you will be able to connect the microscope to your smartphone and display the image on the display using a special adapter.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • rich package with already prepared preparations;
  • magnification from 100 to 900 times;
  • the ability to install a smartphone over the eyepiece.

disadvantages

  • plastic lenses that lose transparency over time.

LEVENHUK LabZZ M1

Rating: 4.0

LEVENHUK LabZZ M1

Monocular microscope for the smallest children who dream of exploring the microcosm. It provides close-up of objects in the range of 100-300x, depending on the selected lens. The design has a 3-section turret, on which you can mount the lenses from the kit with a magnification of 10x, 20x and 30x. In the lower part there is a mirror for illumination, necessary for examining samples by the bright field method.

Since the LEVENHUK LabZZ M1 is a budget microscope, you should not expect advanced equipment. In particular, the design has only a coarse adjustment screw, which brings the tube closer and further away from the material under study. The disadvantage of this model is that all optics are made of optical plastic. This means that after a few years the lenses may turn yellow and require replacement. Otherwise, it is a great option for schoolchildren and preschool children.

Advantages

  • inexpensive and high quality model;
  • the presence of a revolving head;
  • 3 lenses included.

disadvantages

  • lenses turn yellow over time;
  • no fine tuning of the lens.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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