Olympus CH30 Trinocular Phase Microscope with Micro-Camera and Carry Case: Pre-Owned Product of the Month


This month, we’re taking a closer look at a reconditioned gem that won’t be in stock for long, the Olympus CH30 trinocular phase microscope with Panasonic micro-camera plus carrying case.

This Japan-made phase contrast microscope and digital video system comes to us in excellent condition after a former life in a live blood cell analysis facility.

Learn more about this pre-owned microscope from Olympus to see why it’s our product of the month. 

Why We Love the Olympus CH30 Trinocular Phase Microscope

The Olympus CH30 is a trinocular microscope. Along with its two eyepieces, it has a third tube that can be connected to a microscope camera.

The CH30 is a phase contrast microscope. It produces high-contrast images from transparent and colorless specimens that would otherwise be nearly invisible. This of course makes it excellent for viewing blood cells and tissue samples.

The reconditioned digital viewing and image capture system was previously used in a lab specializing in blood cell analysis. It is in excellent condition and comes with the Panasonic GS-KS 162 CCD micro-camera and a carrying case for the kit.

While there are plenty of reasons to admire the Olympus CH30 trinocular phase microscope, these are a few standout features:

  • Top-quality Japanese manufacturing
  • 10x, 40x and 100x objectives
  • One-year warranty
  • Comes with a carry case


More on the Panasonic Micro-Camera for Microscopes

The Panasonic GS-KS162 CCD micro-camera is a live video high-resolution camera that connects the trinocular microscope to a TV monitor with an RCA jack.

Here are some specs worth highlighting:

  • Resolution: 379,000 pixels
  • Signal connector: composite video BNC, S-video 4-pin
  • Power consumption: 300mA


Olympus: The Brand Behind the Product

Japanese optics manufacturer Olympus was founded in 1919 and is a giant in the global scope market because of its high-end technology and systems in wide use in the fields of medicine, science and industry.

Olympus may be most well-known for its high-resolution cameras, which speak to the quality of its lenses in the world of microscopes. Japanese-made microscopes are considered by some to be the top-of-the-line optical systems. Olympus microscopes are made for a wide variety of uses from routine inspections to sophisticated analysis, like the live blood cell analysis digital video viewing system featured here.

With Olympus’s reputation usually comes a high price tag, making reconditioned Olympus microscopes and accessories in excellent condition a great deal.

You can buy this reconditioned Olympus CH30 and the Panasonic GS-KS162 CCD plus carry case for the discounted price of $1,899.00 from New York Microscope Company.