Dino-Lite Microscope - Meet the Makers of Hand-held Digital Microscopes

Find out more about our suppliers. We start off our Meet Our Makers blog series with an introduction to Dino-Lite, inventor and patent holder for hand-held digital microscopes.

Produced and marketed worldwide by AnMo Electronics of Taiwan, Dino-Lite microscopes provide a portable and feature rich solution to microscopic inspection at up to 900x magnification and 5 megapixel resolution. At the forefront of image digitalisation since 2000, the company puts excellence, innovation and improvement at the core of its business.

The Dino-Lite range consists of more than 150 models and accessories for a wide range of applications, including USB models for connection to a computer; real-time models for connection directly to a monitor; eye-piece cameras for use with conventional microscopes, as well as a range of mobile solutions for smartphones and tablets.

High quality imaging and optics, feature rich software, advanced hardware features as well as world class support and warranty set the Dino-Lite range apart from lesser products.

Now available worldwide across five continents – and distributed through PeplerOptics in the UK – Dino-Lite’s ever-growing product range continues to evolve and expand, with its latest launch, the high specification, adaptable, 7000 Edge Series taking microscopy to a new level.

According to PeplerOptics’ MD Andrew Norton, the brand is fast becoming a best-selling supplier. “We are delighted to stock Dino-lite products and are finding that the premium quality combined with flexibility of the range and excellent support makes it a popular choice with our customers.”

Basic range

The Dino-Lite basic series is a great choice for general purpose applications, where high image resolution and advanced hardware and software features are not strictly necessary. These Dino-Lite models are affordable and easy-to-use, but still have the same durability and quality as the more advanced Dino-Lite product series.

Universal range

The Universal range consist of digital microscopes with a USB or WiFi connection, and resolution of either 1.3 or 5.0 megapixel. Choose from models with built-in polarisation filter for inspecting reflective objects and robust aluminium alloy housing for enhanced durability and appeal. The Dino-Lite Edge series use leading-edge optics to provide even better image quality and greater flexibility.

Higher magnification

Dino-Lite models with high magnification of 400x, 500x and an amazing 900 times are superb inspection tools for biomedical research, material analysis, electronics inspection, or similar applications that require the examination of intricate structures. Microscopes in this range have either 1.3 megapixel or 5.0 megapixel, USB connection and professional Dino-Capture software.

High Speed

For applications where you do not want to use a computer, or when a real-time video stream is required, a Dino-Lite digital microscope with DVI, VGA or direct TV connection is a popular solution.

With a high frame rate of up to 60 frames per second these real time models are ideal in situations where real time images are vital, such as inspecting PCB’s or objects that need to be moved around under the microscope.

Special Lighting

Many specialised applications in science, forensics, industry, engineering and medical fields require special lighting. Dino-Lite have created a range of digital microscopes with ultra-violet, infra-red, fluorescent and combinations of different lighting types to meet these needs.


Wired and wireless options for connecting Dino-Lite microscopes to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

Dino-Eye Cameras

The Dino-Eye range of digital eyepiece cameras from Dino-Lite are designed to turn a regular microscope into a digital microscope by replacing the ocular (eyepiece). View and capture images with a Dino-Eye USB camera connected to your computer via USB.