Pushing the limits of handheld digital microscopy, the 8-megapixel AM8517MZTL digital microscope delivers 4k high resolution and colour fidelity for a natural-looking and detailed imaging experience. AM8517MZTL includes a polarizer for reducing unwanted reflections as well as eFLC for maximizing lighting adjustability.

The AM8517MZTL is part of the Long working distance range (LWD) with magnification from 10 – 140x, continuously variable, providing a wider field of view and extended working distance to the object (up to 23 cms) making it ideal for applications such as repair, rework and assembly tasks or where the object is bulky.

The built-in Automatic Magnification Reading (AMR), allows measurements to be performed easily and quickly as any changes to magnification quickly appear in the Dino-Capture software.

Key Features

  • Magnification - 10x -140x, continuously variable
  • Working Distance - long working distance
  • Resolution - 8.0 Megapixel using latest EdgePLUS sensor offering 4K resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio (requires new 3.0 software)
  • Contrast - EdgePLUS series delivers images with higher contrast. Expect clearer image details when imaging with the EdgePLUS series.
  • Frame rate - with upgraded CMOS sensors and the use of low-loss compression MJPEG format, the EdgePLUS series microscopes offer higher-quality live imaging at up to 25 FPS.
  • High Sensitivity - the EdgePLUS series high sensitivity sensors may detect faint features that would otherwise remain unseen— useful when viewing samples under fluorescence, UV, and infrared.
  • AMR Automatic Magnification Reading for quick & easy measurements
  • eFLC Flexible LED Control provides independent on/off control to the four LED quadrants in addition to the 6-level intensity adjustment.
  • Polariser - a built-in polarisation filter makes this model ideal when working with shiny or reflective objects such as metal, plastic, glass, jewellery, electronics, etc.
  • Metal housing - designed for robustness and endurance, the anodized aluminum metal housing of the EdgePLUS series protects the Dino-Lite from UV and electromagnetic interference
  • Interface - USB-C and 2.0 with cable lock
  • Software - DinoCapture for Windows 10 & 11
  • Detachable cable - the EdgePLUS series detachable cable design enhances the Dino-Lite reliability.
  • Exchangeable End caps - different end caps supplied to suit any professional application, including a closed cap for protection of the lens in dusty environments or when working with liquids, a diffuser cap to spread the light on the object evenly and an open collar for extended working distance. In addition by removing the end cap, the full range of magnification can be used or more working space can be achieved.
  • 2 Year Warranty

Download the data sheet for full specification in the technical documents tab below .

Optical Data

Magnification Working Distance Field of View Depth of Field 
10x 238.3 mm 60.69 x 34.14 mm 25.99 mm
20x 115.4 mm 30.35 x 17.07 mm 6.94 mm
30x 75.9 mm 20.23 x 11.38 mm 3.29 mm
50x 46.7 mm 12.14 x 6.83 mm 1.35 mm
70x 36.7 mm 8.67 x 4.88 mm 0.77 mm
100x 32.3 mm 6.07 x 3.41 mm 0.44 mm
130x  32.8 mm 4.67 x 2.63 mm 0.30 mm
140x 33.5 mm 4.34 x 2.44 mm 0.27 mm


This Dino-Lite USB microscope includes software for PC (DinoCapture). DinoCapture 3.0 is just released for Windows and is needed to work with 4k resolution in 16:9 ratio. The software is robust and easy to use with extensive features allowing: image capture, storage and email, live and time lapse video, measurement with calibration, annotation, geotagging, full screen capability, auto and manual exposure control, picture within picture zoom (magnifier) and much more. MicroTouch snapshot function is also standard on the Dino-Lite Edge series.

Package contains

Microscope, Carry pouch, Software CD, Calibration target, User manual, Exchangeable end caps

Stands & Accessories

Dino-Lite offer a broad range of stands, lighting and control accessories. A stand is recommended for all but the lowest magnification levels. We have selected some of the more popular stands and optional items for this microscope which can be found on the Related Accessories tab below. Alternatively view all Dino-Lite accessories here.

About Dino-Lite

Dino-Lite is the original inventor of the small hand-held USB digital microscope, and now the Taiwanese manufacturer produces over 150 models which are packed with functionality and state-of-the-art technology for microscopic inspection at up to 900x magnification. Priced between £100 and £2000, there is a model to suit every application from industrial customers to conservationists and the discerning hobbyist. Dino-Lite digital microscopes are the first choice for those prepared to invest in a premier model. Read our guide to Dino-Lite microscopes here.

More Information
Brand Dino-Lite
Product List Attributes

• 8 Megapixel resolution
• Aluminium housing & polariser
• 10x ~ 140x Magnification with AMR
• Flexible LED control

Country of Origin Taiwan, Province of China
Badges New
Tariff Code 85258019
Special Feature Polariser, AMR, Metal housing, Exchangeable end caps, FLC, ESD Safe
Used By Industry, Laboratories, University
Measurement Yes
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Format 1/4"
Resolution 8.0 Megapixel
Magnification 10x-140x
Working Distance Long
Interface type USB 2.0
Frame Rate (Max) 25 fps
Operating System Windows 7, 8, 10 & 11

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Dino-Lite Edge Plus AM8517MZTL Digital Microscope, USB, AMR, 8MP, 10x-140x

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