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Motic® Digital BA210
Biological Light Microscope

Teaching and Lab Microscope with with built-in 3.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

motic digital ba210 biological light microscope

Background information on CCD and CMOS technology
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The Digital BA210 has all the specifications of the BA210 with trinocular head plus a built-in high resolution digital CMOS camera. The digital microscope provides one package, easy to set up and operate. The 3.0 Mega Pixel CMOS camera is ideal for recording, storing and sharing high quality digital images. See all options available on the BA210 Microscope Systems Diagram . (CMOS and photo adapters are not available for the Digital BA210 due to the integrated camera).

The Motic® BA210 provides high resolution and excellent optical performance for all microscopy needs. The BA210 is designed for both educational and teaching environments from basic life sciences to medical biological applications. The BA210's standard configuration along with the newly formulated Motic® Infinity Optics (CCIS®), best meets the needs of the College, University, and Medical school markets. The BA210 delivers a high level of performance in education and training.

Motic Digital BA210 Siedentopf Observation tube

Siedentopf Observation tube

The BA210's sidentopf observation tube is designed with an ergonomic viewing angle of 30° and incorporating an interpupillary distance of 55-75mm. The BA210 observation tubes guarantee fatigue-free viewing for hours. An optional large field of view (20mm) enables fast and comfortable screening of a specimen.

BA210 standard eyepieces


The standard eyepieces are made of high quality optical glass and have a high eye point for eyeglass wearers. The eyepieces provide consistent diopter adjustments for both eyes. This enables perfect usage of reticles for measuring, counting, etc. Standard lockable eyepieces guard against inadmissible removal.

dmba200 Reversed Quadruple Turret Revolving Nosepiece

Reversed Quadruple Turret Revolving Nosepiece

The BA210 has the capability for mounting up to four quality objectives, allowing easy access to the slide. Precision positive click-stop mechanism ensures precise alignment of objectives.


To improve overall optical performance of the BA210, Motic® introduces a newly designed generation of Plan Achromatic Objectives made of high quality optical glass: CCIS® EF-N Plan. These new lenses are now multilayer coated for improved contrast to enhance images even with weak slide staining. Together with a newly calculated tube lens, the result is a fully coated, perfected intermediate image without colored fringes. RMS thread.

Fine/Coarse Coaxial Focusing

Fine and coarse coaxial focusing mechanism is precision brass manufactured using a reliable triangular rail system, with adjustable tension, providing durable operation of the microscope. The focusing range is 25mm with min. increments of 2µm.

dmba200 digital microscope condenser


To ensure the perfect height adjustment of the condenser, a condenser lock is available. While using phase/darkfield sliders, the teacher can pre-set the condenser position to prevent potential student mis-adjustments.


The BA210 introduces a new collector lens assembly with a secure, threaded holder for the frequently used blue daylight filter, which is an integral part of the illumination package. The fixed cap prevents the filter from dropping and breaking when the instrument is moved or stored.

BA210 Mechanical Stage

Mechanical Stage

The BA210 offers an optional left/right hand control and the slide holder enables consistent sample movement across a 76x30mm range. The BA210 also offers a hard coated surface, resistant against routine usage abrasion and most lab chemicals.

Light source with integrated power supply

The universal power supply (110-240V) is integrated inside the frame for increased stability. The 6V/30W halogen lamp with intensity controls provides bright and even illumination at any magnification.

Anti-Fungus Coating

To protect the system from fungus formation in high-humidity environments, an anti-fungus coating is used to prolong the life of both microscope and objectives.

BA210 Simple Phase Contrast

Simple Phase Contrast

Offered as an option, simple phase contrast is available for magnification 10x and 40x.

ba210 simple darkfield slider

Simple Darkfield

Darkfield is possible with a separate DF slider.

BA210 polarizer - analyzer

Simple Polarization

Convenient and simple, the BA210 polarization system consists of an analyzer filter placed between the head and body; and a polarizer filter placed on top of the collector lens.


The importance of documentation has expanded into every aspect of microscopy, as has the method of documentation.

3.0 Mega Pixel digital CMOS camera

The 3.0 Mega Pixel digital 1/2" CMOS camera has an image resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, fast 480MB/sec data transfer over USB 2.0 port and comes complete with Motic® Image Plus 2.0 software

Digital BA210 Technical Specifications
Optical System Parfocal distance 45mm CCIS® Optical System (Color Corrected Infinity System)
Observation tube

Siedentopf 30° Binocular. Optional Trinocular with 100% binocular or 100% photo.

Eyepiece  Widefield high eyepoint WF 10x (FN20)
Nosepiece Quadruple reversed
Coaxially positioned control knobs, coarse 42mm/rotation, fine 0.2mm/rotation. Min. increment 2µm. Coarse motion torque adjustable. Brass gears.
Stage Rectangular 140 x 135mm surface area, 76 x 30mm cross travel. Hard coated surface, vertical movement range is 25mm.
Substage Illumination 6V/30W Quartz Halogen lamplamp / Attachable mirror set
Power Requirements Universal; 110-240V; 50/60Hz
Filter Blue
CMOS Camera 1/2" CMOS, 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution.

ba210 dimensions
BA210 Dimensions (unit: mm)

Key Improvements on BA210

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Complete System for the Digital BA210
22455-200 BA210 Digital, N-WF10x/20 Eyepieces, EF-N Plan Achromat Objectives 4x, 10x, 40x S, 100x S-Oil, focusable 1.25 NA, Abbe Condenser, 3W Bright LED Illumination with intensity control. Live Hi-Res 3.0 megapixel imaging chip (2048x1536), USB 2.0 connection and Motic® Image PLUS software for PC or Mac each $2383.00

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Accessories and Options for the Digital BA210
Eyepieces (each)
22455-312 N-WF12.5x/16mm, focusable with diopter adjustment each $211.00
22455-313 N-WF15x/14.5mm, focusable with diopter adjustment each 141.00
Reticles (each)
22455-301 Cross Line, ø25mm each 61.00
22455-302 Cross Line w Micrometer (100 div. in 10mm), ø25mm each 61.00
22455-303 Micrometer (100 div. in 10mm), ø25mm each 60.00
22455-305 Eyepiece Pointer, ø25mm each 59.00
EF-N Plan Achromat Objectives - EF-N PL
22455-322 CCIS® EF-N Plan Achromatic Objective 20x/0.40 (WD 1.3mm) each 91.00
22455-327 CCIS® EF-N Plan Achromatic Objective 60x/0.8/S (WD 0.14mm) each 188.00
EF-N Plan Phase Contrast Objectives - EF-N PL PH
22455-331 CCIS® EF-N Plan Phase Contrast Objective 40x/0.65 (WD 0.4mm) each 416.00
Phase Contrast Equipment
22430-365 Phase Slider 10x each 98.00
22455-366 Phase Slider 40x each 81.00
22431-370 Phase Centering Telescope each 117.00
22455-410 Darkfield Slider 10-40x each 134.00
Simple Polarizing
22430-412 Simple Add-on Analyzer each 47.00
22430-414 Simple Add-on Polarizer each 47.00
Optional Accessories and Replacements
22430-420 Yellow Filter (45mm) each 23.00
22430-421 Green Filter (45mm) each 23.00
22431-230 Quartz Halogen Lamp, 6V/30W each 24.00
22430-240 Immersion Oil, 5ml each 11.00

Background information on CCD and CMOS technology

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