ioLight Compact, Portable, Fluorescence Microscope, x200, 1mm field of view,


Key Features

  • 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
  • x200 when viewed on 9” tablet screen. 1mm field of view
  • Great where bench space is limited
  • For samples >5-10um in size
  • Great for education, science outreach and demonstrations
  • Not suitable for quantitative fluorescence measurements
Special Requirements?


Viewing transparent samples from below in a Petri dish or cavity slide eg cell cultures. The microscope is compact and requires very little bench space. It can also be put inside suitable incubators.


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


Users’ guide and certificate of conformity

Additional information


x200 when viewed on 9” tablet screen. 1mm field of view

Excitation Wavelength

490nm, other wavelengths on request

Emission Wavelength

>500nm (detected is with a colour camera, so there is some discrimination of emission colour). Other emission wavelength options available on request.


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

Folded Dimensions

160mm x 101mm x 32mm


160mm x 101mm x 107mm



Power Supply

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