ioLight Compact Inverted Microscope, x150, 2mm field of view


Key Features

  • Compact inverted microscope connecting to smart phone, tablet or computer
  • View transparent samples from below in a Petri dish, cavity slide or cell culture flask
  • Works inside incubators for hands-free cell inspection
  • Adjustable top and bottom illumination
  • Field of view 2mm fixed width, resolution approx. 3µm
  • 150x magnification
Special Requirements?


In the lab the microscope is suitable for qualitative sorting of samples, eg sorting organisms that are successfully expressing GFP (or other fluorophores) from those that are not.


A tablet or phone running iOS 8.1 or higher or Android® 4.4 or higher, or a computer with WiFi and Google Chrome (or another web browser)

We recommend newer, faster devices. Older low-performance devices may work, but this is not guaranteed.

What’s in the box?

Your ioLight Magnificent Mobile Microscope

USB charger, international model

Protective pouch

Users’ guide and certificate of conformity

Additional information


x150, Field of view 2mm fixed width


approx. 3µm


Adjustable top and bottom illumination, Bright field and dark field

Sample Container

Petri dish, well plate or cavity side used to hold sample needs to have a clear transparent base up to 1.5mm thick


Smart phone, tablet or computer with WiFi connection. Direct connection, no WiFi infrastructure or router is required (internet is not required)

Image Sharing

On a smartphone or tablet, images and videos are stored in the gallery / camera roll for easy sharing. On a computer, images and videos are stored in the web browser’s downloads folder.


Free for download from the Apple® or Google Play® app store

Image Format

5MP (2592 x 1944 pixels); colour

Video Format

MPEG-4; colour; up to 1296 x 972; 10 fps


170mm x 170mm x 97mm



Power Supply

Integrated Li-ion rechargeable battery with USB charger (supplied)