AmScope 40x-1000x Advanced Home Student Biological Compound Microscope with Sturdy Metal Framework and All Optical Glass Lenses

With Digital Imager

Parents are often looking for a student microscope that provides sturdiness and precise craftsmanship as an investment in their child's education.  The AmScope 40-1000x Advanced Home Student Biological Compound Microscope and digital imager with sturdy metal framework is full featured and of school/lab grade quality.   

**  This is not a toy.  MicroscopeMaster will not review plastic toy microscopes as presenting you with the option of paying the extra $100.00 for a real, well made instrument is a much better value to you and therefore, a better use of our time. 

This AmScope student microscope is a mechanically perfect microscope, comes well-packaged, with glass optics which are included in separate protective vials and are easy to install.  Bright illumination of specimens - pond life, blood smears and prepared histology slides appear clear - correctly magnified, good resolution.  


Product Features


  • Four Magnification Settings 40X-100X-400X-1000X 
  • Rotatable Monocular Head to 360 degrees with 45 degree inclination 
  • Quality Glass Optics 
  • All Metal Solid Framework as well as the Mechanical Parts 
  • Separate Coarse and Fine Focus knobs - smooth and easy 
  • Abbe Condenser with Disc Diaphragm 
  • LED illumination by wall-power and/or batteries
  • 5MP USB 2.0 digital camera for photos and videos on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac OSX (with 3rd-party software support)
  • User-friendly software (Windows only) offers processing and advanced features including Stitching, EDF, Video Recording and Measurement functions 
  • 5 Year Warranty which Includes Parts and Labor against Manufacturing Defects 
  • Microscope Dimensions: 18 x 7 x 12 inches  
  • Weight: 8 pounds

  • Noted Shortcomings


    Does not have moveable stage 

    Storage case not included 


    MicroscopeMaster Recommendations


    In conjunction with your AmScope 40-1000x Advanced Home Student Biological Compound Microscope, it's best to immediately purchase glass slides and covers, cleaning wipes and a slide case as these are not included and are necessary.   

    A prepared slides set is also a nice addition especially in a homeschooling setting.  

    To achieve 2000x magnification you need to purchase the 20x ocular. It is always a good option especially for the serious budding microscopist.  

    Another bonus is the digital capture. This can also be a consideration to upgrade for later to better catalogue their findings to a computer. 

    Book recommendation:  The World of the Microscope by Chris Oxlade and our very own book available for Kindle and soon to be hard copy.

    Check out MicroscopeMaster’s online help:

    Basics of a Compound Microscope

    Diagram/Parts/Functions of a Compound Microscope

    Beginner Microscope Experiments

    Microscope Slides Preparations-Styles and Techniques

    Prepared Microscope Slides - Benefits and Recommendations


    MicroscopeMaster expected a nice, well made microscope from AmScope and the AmScope 40-1000x Home Student Widefield Biological Compound Microscope is no exception.  AmScope continues to pleasantly surprise us because at this price, you and your student certainly win!

    Return to Amscope Microscopes Main Page

    Return from AmScope 40x-1000x Advanced Home Student Biological Compound Microscope to Student Microscopes.

    Return to Best Microscope Reviews Home






    New! Comments

    Have your say about what you just read on MicroscopeMaster! Leave me a comment in the box below.
    From A to Z - Introduction to your Microscope Ebook Available Now!

    Search This Site






    Recent Articles

    1. Dino-Lite Edge Polarizing Handheld Digital Microscope - AM4515ZTL 5x~140x 1.3MP

      Jul 21, 17 11:38 AM

      The Dino-Lite Edge Polarizing Handheld Digital Microscope combines a number of important features making it the ideal tool for a range of inspection.

      Read More

    2. Cytochemistry - Methods, Specific Techniques and Stains in Microscopy

      Jul 19, 17 01:54 PM

      Using cytochemistry, it has also become possible for scientists and technicians to localize various chemical components or element, which may be enzymatic or non-enzymatic in nature.

      Read More

    3. Cell Biology - Components, Cycles, Processes and Microscopy Techniques

      Jul 08, 17 12:33 PM

      Cell biology can explain the structure of different types of cells, types of cell components, the metabolic processes of a cell, cell life cycle and signaling pathways to name a few.

      Read More