The Nm1 is a compact portable field microscope offering traditional magnifications and a performance comparable to that of a mid-priced traditional bench microscope. The Nm1 is simple to operate and a sharp, high quality image can be obtained rapidly. Although the microscope is essentially a hand-held portable instrument, a camera tripod may be attached for extended table top use. Various camera formats including smart phones can also be attached to the Newton.

Nm1 microscope