Recording of images observed in the optical microscope is of paramount importance for students, teachers, scientists, and technicians in both educational and industrial environments. The MicroscopyU digital image galleries feature over 1,500 still images and videos that present a wide spectrum of specimens imaged using the classical illumination techniques of brightfield, differential interference contrast (DIC), fluorescence, Rheinberg, darkfield, reflected light, Hoffman modulation contrast, phase contrast, and polarized light.
Enjoy the beauty of autofluorescence in thick sections of animal and plant tissues.
Differential Interference Contrast (DIC)
Compare specimen contrast using these complementary imaging techniques.
Image Comparisons • Movies
Cells and tissues examined with synthetic fluorophores in fluorescence microscopy.
Specimen viewfields examined using positive and negative phase contrast.
Time-lapse videos of chemicals as they change from solid to the liquid state.
Fluorescent specimens imaged using Nikon stereomicroscopes.
Explore cell motility in differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy.
Brightfield images of fixed and stained human pathological tissue sections.
Digital Eclipse Image Gallery
Explore the performance of Nikon's DXM-1200 camera using several contrast techniques.
Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over forty years, the Nikon Small World Competition has brought together photomicrographers of all levels and disciplines, and united them in a competition that truly celebrates and honors the intersection of science with art.
Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition recognizes excellence in photography through the light microscope.
The video competition encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.