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Levenhuk D870T 8M Digital Trinocular Microscope
Digital microscope with a trinocular head and an 8Mpx camera.
Levenhuk D870T 8M Digital Trinocular Microscope is a wonderful digital microscope that will find its use in various fields. It is perfect for medical and biological research at high magnifications, but it may also find its application in forensics and jewelry studies; or even used by collectors of oddities and curios. The microscope’s powerful 8Mpx... more
Levenhuk D870T 8M Digital Trinocular Microscope is a wonderful digital microscope that will find its use in various fields. It is perfect for medical and biological research at high magnifications, but it may also find its application in forensics and jewelry studies; or even used by collectors of oddities and curios. The microscope’s powerful 8Mpx digital camera extends its capabilities even further: with it you can study objects directly on your PC monitor and save the most interesting images for your collection or for future use.
This reliable microscope does not require any specific skills to set up and use. All you need is to turn on the camera, place a slide on the stage, focus the view and you’re all set! If you have any trouble with any aspects, Levenhuk D870T comes with a comprehensive manual that will surely have your answer. The installation CD – also included in the kit – contains all the software and drivers required by the digital camera.
Levenhuk D870T yields magnifications from 40x to 2000x and comes with four objective lenses: 4x, 10x, 40x and 100x – as well as pairs of WF10x and WF20x eyepieces with wide FOV.
Any professional researcher who spends hours every day studying objects under a microscope is sure to appreciate the binocular setup of the eyepieces, which reduces stress on your eyes. The trinocular head may be rotated 360 degrees for group research or studies.
The kit includes everything you will need to start working. The digital camera comes with an installation CD that contains the necessary software and drivers. Levenhuk D870T and its camera are compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
- Magnification: 40–2000x
- Oil immersion
- Condenser: Abbe with iris diaphragm
- Two-axes stage
- Fine and coarse focusing
- Halogen illumination with brightness adjustment
- Household power supply
The kit includes:
- Levenhuk digital microscope
- Rotatable trinocular head
- Revolving nosepiece with four objective lenses
- 8Mpx digital camera
- Paired WF10x and WF20x eyepieces
- Objective lenses: 4x, 10x, 40x and 100x (oil immersion)
- Stage: 140x155 mm, movable
- Condenser: Abbe with iris diaphragm
- Power cable*
- Installation CD with software and drivers
- User manual and lifetime warranty
* Caution: Please refer to the specifications table for the correct mains voltage and never attempt to plug a 110V device into 220V outlet and vice versa without using a converter. Remember that mains voltage in the U.S. and Canada is 110V and 220–240V in most European countries.
The latest version of Levenhuk software for Windows supports eight languages: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese,Traditional Chinese, Turkish.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about microscopes here.
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Some things you can see under a microscope:
You can find these and many more interesting microscope slides to observe in the Levenhuk Prepared Slides Sets.
Levenhuk D870T 8M Digital Trinocular Microscope is also compatible with other Levenhuk digital cameras (additional cameras are purchased separately). Levenhuk cameras are installed in the eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece.
The microscope comes with two additional accessories for connecting a digital camera: an extension tube and another extender. We recommend using these accessories when working with short focus objectives in order to achieve better focus.
|paired WF10x, WF20x|
|plan achromatic: 4x, 10x, 40x, 100x (oil immersion)|
|fine: 0,002 mm; coarse: 25 mm|
|halogen lamp 6V/20W|
|110V power cable|
1.9 fps @ 3264x2448
8 fps @ 1600x1200
27 fps @ 800x600
|third tube of the trinocular head|
|USB 2.0 driver, Levenhuk software|
|Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10; Linux 2.6; Mac OS 10.6-10.10; USB 2.0 port|
Camera dimensions (max diameter of the cylinder part), mm
Camera power supply
|via USB 2.0 cable|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
Windows: EN, FR, DE, PL, RU, ZH, TR;
Mac and Linux: EN
output: *.wmv, *.h264, *.avi;
input: *.wmv, *.asf, *.avi, *.mp4, *.m4v, *.3gp,
*.3g2, *.3gp2, *.3gpp, *.mov, *.mkv, *.flv,
*.rm, *.rmvb, *.h264, *.h265
High-resolution images (rar) 152256kb
LevenhukLite Software 2017-03 (rar) 285096kb
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I’ve installed all the drivers from the CD (direct, twain). But, the camera is not recognized by the system (Windows 7). What can I do with that? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Download the latest drivers here https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-d870t/. They can be found in the ’References and Downloads’ section.
Is there a removable stage insert for this microscope to allow easier clean up when performing oil immersion work? I purchased this product from Levenhuk in 12-15, but only recently have found time to begin using it. Thank you. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Earl, thank you for your inquiry. You will need to use a soft wet cloth. It will be easier to remove an objective in order to clean. No need to remove the stage.Is there any additional information you might need?
do you have something similar but cheaper? Maybe without camera or trinocular head... Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk 870T Biological Trinocular Microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-870t/) or Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-850b/).
Hello! Could you please tell me the purpose of an optical filter? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Optical filters allow you to obtain more contrast images. Some microorganisms are invisible in bright light and only available to the eye through a special filter.
Hello! We are planning on buying a microscope in the nearest future and not just a microscope but the best model we can find. Now we are interested in Levenhuk 670T and Levenhuk 870T models. Is there any significant difference between these two? Their prices are very different. Thank you in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 870T model features plan achromatic objectives and eyepieces, while Levenhuk 670T model features achromatic objectives and eyepieces. This fact affects image quality.
Will I see molecules with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Such microscopes are not presented in our store.
Does this microscope have top lighting? Can I observe opaque samples (stones)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope is designed for viewing transparent samples - it only has lower illumination. Levenhuk D870T is a laboratory instrument; it is not suitable for observing stones. For this purpose we would recommend buying a stereo microscope. For example, Levenhuk 5ST Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-5st/.
How to switch between binocular and trinocular head modes? Levenhuk Customer Service:
In order to switch between binocular and trinocular head modes, you need to slightly pull the locking screw out (on the right side of the trinocular head).
Does this microscope have an upper and lower illumination light? I am looking for a microscope with both. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Ruth, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! This microscopes comes with lower illumination. Only student microscopes comes with both upper and lower illumination. For example, Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope. Is there any additional information you might need?
What's the optical zoom of Levenhuk D870T model? Can I additionally buy a 60x objective lens for it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope has 2000x optical magnification. No, unfortunately, it is not possible.
Can I examine a drop of blood with this microscope model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope allows you to examine a drop of blood.
No, that's it, thank you!
So the image on screen is live ? I'm not sure if you understood my previous message (or if i'm pose it correctly). What i mean is do we only get static screenshots or are we seeing live video from the microscope. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Alef, yes, you will be able to observe the specimen live on your PC. Is there any additional information you might need?
Hi, Thank you. I did have 2 more questions, how does it connect to the computer (usb/hdmi/wireless) and when i view it in your software, is the image live (as in moving) or is it a snapshot image. Many thanks for your expert knowledge, you are very helpful. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Alef, thank you for your inquiry. The microscope can be connected to your PC via a USB cable that also acts as a power cable, so you do not have to plug it into a power source. The camera allows you to observe specimens in fine detail and true colors on your PC monitor and save images and videos on the hard drive. Is there any additional information you might need?
Hi, I want to check a fecal sample for the giardia protozoa. Would i be able to do this with this microscope ? Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Alef, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. This model is the most powerful with magnification up to 2000x, so it will fit your needs! Is there any additional information you might need?
I can't observe in dark field... is it really a dark field microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk D870T Microscope is equipped with built-in darkfield condenser. Could you please specify what kind of problems you are having with the microscope?
Tell me why the camera gives such bright images? I've done everything that is written in the instructions but with no result! Truth be told, the image became even brighter and contrast. And in general the image is too yellow and it differs a lot from what I see through binocular... Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can change image brightness and contrast in the main menu of Levenhuk ToupView software.
Tell me, is it possible to detect fungal pathogens with Levenhuk D870T? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk D870T microscope is suitable for your purpose.
Hello! Tell me please, why there is no light in the monocular tube (the one I attach a camera to)? It seems that the light from the illumination system does not achieve this area. This is the reason why I cannot take pictures. Maybe there is some kind of a switch? Or maybe I should do something with the trinocular head? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The switch you are looking for is located on the microscope's base.
Can I detect antibodies in blood using this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk D870T model is suitable for your purpose.
Does this model significantly surpass such models as Levenhuk 850B, Levenhuk 870T (not considering the presence of digital camera in the kit)? All three models have 2000x magnification (useful is 1250x, meaning the aperture is the same). Thus if I buy the most affordable model then I won't get poorer image quality or less resolution? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you are correct, in terms of optics and image quality these models are equal.
Do you have microscopes with maximum useful magnification of at least 1600x in more affordable series, for example L series? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, such models are not available, maximum magnification of available models is 1280x.
1. What is this microscope numerical aperture? 2. What's its maximum useful magnification? 3. Useful magnification, how I see it, is the same thing as optical magnification and it depends on objective's aperture? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The numerical aperture (NA) of a microscope objective is a measure of its ability to gather light and resolve fine details of observed object. It is defined by a complex mathematical formula, and is associated with an angular aperture of the lens and the refractive index of the medium between the lens and the specimen. To obtain the best image quality you will need a condenser with a numerical aperture that matches or exceeds a numerical aperture of the microscope objective lens with the highest magnification. The numerical aperture is only important for microscopes with high magnification. Levenhuk D870T is equipped with Abbe condenser with the largest numerical aperture of 1.25 and dark field condenser. 2. Maximum useful magnification is 2000x. 3. Magnification is calculated according to this formula: objective lens magnification x eyepiece magnification.
And one more question: what objects I won't be able to observe with a microscope that doesn't allow observing using dark field method? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dark field observations allow you to see lots of details that can not be seen when observing in bright field. In dark field observations rays form a hollow cone, which aperture is larger than the objective lens. Thus most of rays won't reach the objective. Inhomogeneous structure of the sample scatters the light, and this scattered light forms an image.
I suppose I will be able to observe fly's head and legs or magnify a piece of skin, or a small stone, right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, of course you will be able to study all these things with Levenhuk D870T, but for observations of non transparent samples like "small stone", upper illuminator is required.
1. So what optical and digital magnification does this microscope provide? 2. So, as I understand, I can observe opaque objects using a flashlight for example? Or these microscopes are not designed for such manipulations? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. Optical increase of Levenhuk D870T is up to 2000x and digital - up to 1000x. 2. Yes, it's possible in theory.
The image transmitted through the camera is more turbid and differs in color. Is it ok? Or is there something wrong with my camera? Levenhuk Customer Service:
If the difference is significant and prevents you from comfortable working process, then you should contact our Customer Service Department: (800) 342-1706.
no, the microscope itself provides magnification of 2000x. And digital increase on PC monitor should be higher than 2000x. As an example… let's compare it with celestron digital microscope. This microscope provides 600x optical increase and 2000x when connected to PC. So optical increase - 600x, digital zoom - 2000x. So if this microscope has 2000x optical increase, then on PC it will be 5000x approximately!?! also the bigger the monitor the higher the magnification, right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
No, it's not totally correct. The camera provides magnification comparable to a 10x eyepiece. Thus Levenhuk D870T together with the digital camera provides 1000x increase as a maximum. 2000x increase can be achieved by using digital interpolation method, i.e. zooming the image without appearance of more additional details.
Hi! :) tell me please what is maximum digital magnification of this microscope model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The maximum digital magnification of Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope is 2000x.
guess my question is not original, but still: is it possible to see bacteria through this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, with Levenhuk D870T microscope you will be able to observe bacteria under 1200x increase (at least) and with the sample has to be stained.
Tell me... what are these big color glasses in the kit used for? What should I do with them? I haven't found any mention in the manual or on your website. Levenhuk Customer Service:
These are optical filters and they are used for in-depth and detailed study of samples. They are really helpful in case you need to highlight some areas that are more significant for your study. A filter should be inserted into the filter holder.
Can I use any flashlight as an upper illumination? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it's possible.
Could you suggest any similar models with the same magnification and camera resolution but with an ability to observe opaque objects as well? Levenhuk Customer Service:
This microscope design doesn't support upper illumination. As an alternative, we would suggest Levenhuk D70L Digital Biological Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-d70l/
do you mean that both 8 Mpx and 14 Mpx cameras provide video resolution not higher than 1920*1080? please tell me what's the exact resolution for each camera Levenhuk Customer Service:
No, you get it wrong: maximum photo and video resolution for 8 Mpx camera is 3264x2448; for 14 Mpx - 4096x3288. What we tried to tell you is that it doesn't depend on the screen resolution of your monitor.
Wait, if my laptop resolution is 1920*1080 does it make any sense to buy 14 Mpx camera instead of 8 Mpx? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Screen resolution is not significant.
So video quality depends on the camera and it doesn't matter if it's connected to PC or laptop? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, video quality depends directly on the camera specifications. Digital camera included in the kit is 8 Mpx and provides up to 27 fps speed.
How's the video quality of this microscope considering I'm gonna connect it to my laptop? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The highest speed is up to 27 fps (depends on resolution).
Ok, so the camera in the kit is 8 Mpx, let's say I want 10 Mpx, is it possible? Levenhuk Customer Service:
10 Mpx digital cameras for microscopes are not available in our store, the closest model is 14 Mpx Levenhuk C1400 NG Digital Camera, so you can purchase microscope and camera separately: Levenhuk 870T Biological Trinocular Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_870t/; Levenhuk C1400 NG Digital Camera, USB 2.0 https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-c1400ng-digital-camera/
One more thing - will I be able to see dna? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately no, significantly higher magnification is required to study DNA molecules (around 1000000x). For this you need an electron microscope, but let us warn you - they are rather expensive.
Hello, I need a top-quality microscope with an ability to observe samples on my laptop (in high quality!). I'd like to observe everything from water crystals to the smallest parts of cells and also microorganisms, in one word everything! Will D870T work for me? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope is a perfect choice for you!
How field diaphragm and aperture diaphragm should be adjusted to observe using dark field method? Should they be fully opened, closed or set up for Koehler? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To observe in dark field mode with Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope its field diaphragm should be opened.
Hello! Which objectives are installed on this microscope? plan or semi-plan? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk D870T microscope is equipped with PLAN objectives.
Hello! Is it possible to record dynamic molecular processes using this camera? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope is not capable of showing molecular processes, for this purpose the electron microscope is needed. Unfortunately, we don't have electron microscopes in our product range.
Hello! I find Dark Field Microscope for Live Blood Analysis. This model - I find Dark Field Microscope? Thanks. Regarda, Valeri Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Valeri, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! The Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope comes with Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm. This model can be used for dark filed observations. It may be used once the Abbe condenser is raised to its highest position. You need to rotate the ring on the illuminator clockwise to switch to dark field observations, rotate it clockwise again to switch back to bright field observations. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.
Is this model (Levenhuk D870T trinocular) optimal for hemoscanning? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope is great for this purpose.
Did I get it right, this model gives an opportunity to study non-transparent objects in reflected light? ...it may also find its application in forensics and jewelry studies; or even used by collectors of oddities and curios… Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, it is impossible to study non-transparent objects with the Levenhuk D870T Digital Trinocular Microscope because this microscope has only lower lighting. Here you will find a list of microscopes that allow observing non-transparent objects in reflected light: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes-lightsource -upper-items/
Hello! 1. Does this camera run on Windows 7? 2. What is the maximum number of frames per second that 10Mpx camera provides? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. Yes, it runs on Windows 7. 2. 1.9 fps more
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