VisionTek® M6 Digital Microscope


VisionTek® M6 Digital Microscope is the only robotic imaging system that pathologists can use like a conventional microscope to view live up to 4 slides simultaneously or to view multiple areas of the same slide with time to view under 17 seconds. It is equipped with six magnifications (2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x and 63x) and illumination control to satisfy the needs of cytopathologists and hematopathologists, while providing additional value for Teaching and Tumor Boards.

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VisionTek® M6 incorporates a motorized brightfield optical system, together with multiple cameras, automated XYZ, IR and image-based autofocus to convert optical fields of view of specimen on glass slides, at various magnifications, into high-resolution digital images that are displayed in real time on a high-resolution monitor for ergonomic viewing.

The system is operated via software through a PC interface and can also be controlled remotely via the internet so live images can be shared by multiple remote viewers. VisionTek® M6 is also capable of rapid scanning of multiple Z planes of partial slides (PSI™) or whole slides (WSI) for archiving and sharing, making it a truly versatile instrument for pathologists.

The snapshot, partial scan, and whole slide scanned images are for research use only (RUO) in the USA.


For intraoperative consultation
True 40x magnification Detect subcellular and nuclear details for better differentiation of cells
True 5x magnification Have an adequate overview image of the slide
Adjustable illumination Adjust for best image contrast
Time to live review under 17 seconds Review cases within minutes
Robotic control of microscope stage, focus, magnification, and illumination with a mouse One-hand operation as with a microscope
Remote control and viewing Review slides interactively from any location, without having to travel to the location of the slide. Suited for intraoperative consults and rapid on-site evaluations
For second-opinion consultation
Hybrid system with remote live review and multiple focal plane scanning capability Review live slides or scan and review images at multiple focal planes
Users can pass control to and regain control from any remote user You or your consultant can drive and review the case, enabling a true interactive consult
Remote access to slides Perform a second-opinion consult on the same day, eliminating delays and slide shipment and associated costs
True 40x magnification Detect subcellular and nuclear details for better differentiation of cells
True 5x magnification Have an adequate overview image of the slide
Adjustable illumination Adjust for best image contrast
Simultaneous viewing and control of up to 4 slides Compare live multiple slides at their best focal plane (IHC + ISH consults)
For teaching pathologists and tumor boards
Share control of stage, magnification, focus, and illumination As the instructor, you can pass and regain control of the microscope, enabling a better teaching and learning experience
Remote viewing You and your colleagues and students can review slides simultaneously from anywhere
Slide sharing with a tumor board panel Advance preparation for tumor board presentations not required. Instead, have access and share information on whole slides or cases
Simultaneous viewing and control of up to 4 slides Compare live multiple slides at their best focal plane (IHC + ISH consults)
Magnification range includes 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 63x You can use it for teaching, anatomical pathology, cytopathology, and hematopathology and tumor boards


Optics (Carl Zeiss Objectives)

  • EC Plan-Neofluar® 5x/0.16
  • EC Plan-Neofluar® 20x/0.5
  • EC Plan-Neofluar® 40x/0.75


  • Overview image 0.45x
  • High-resolution live magnifications: 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 63x


  • White light LED Köhler illumination
  • User illumination control

XY Stage Automation

  • XY stage accommodates 4 standard microscope slides on a slide carrier and controlled via mouse

Z Stage Focus

  • High-precision mechanical focus; motor controlled via mouse
  • Resolution 0.2 µm
  • IR beam and image-based autofocus mechanisms work together to focus automatically after each XY stage movement

Slide Loading

  • Slide Carrier accommodates up to 4 standard microscope slides


  • 1D and 2D barcode recognition

Image Detection

  • Overview camera: Pixel size 2.2 x 2.2 μm; resolution at 0.45x = 12 μm/pixel
  • Live view and scanning camera: Pixel size 5.5 x 5.5 μm; resolution at 5x = 1.1 μm/pixel; at 20x = 0.275 μm/pixel; at 40x = 0.138 μm/pixel

Operation Modes

  • Microscope Mode allows the user to choose the slides for live review from a virtual slide tray
  • Scanner Mode allows automated multiple Z plane scanning of up to 4 slides by auto tissue detection or by predefined scan area
  • Image view while scanning is possible

Scan Speeds

  • 1.5 min for 15 mm x 15 mm (at 0.275 µm/pixel)


  • Operating system: Windows® 7, 64 Bit
  • Computer Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 or higher; Hard Disk: 128 GB +1000 GB 3.5";
  • 1000 Base-T Ethernet Intel®, Pro/1000PT server network card
  • Monitor: 24-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution; DisplayPort™ or DVI

Instrument Dimensions

  • Height: 17.9 in (45.5 cm)
  • Width: 15.9 in (40.5 cm)
  • Depth: 20.5 in (52.0 cm)
  • Weight: 77.2 lb (35 kg)

Power Requirements

  • 85-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, single-phase; power cord connector: IEC/EN 60320-1/C14;
  • NOTE: Universal power supply

Power Ratings

  • 100V operation: 4 amps; 240V operation: 2 amps

VisionTek® is a registered trademark of Sakura Finetek USA, Inc. Neofluar® is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss AG Corporation. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Intel® Core™ is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. DisplayPort™ is a trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).


Objective Pathology


ObjectiveViewTM (free) provides you with local access and viewing of your digital pathology images.

•    Supports all major digital pathology image formats including the .svslide (VisionTek,
      Sakura Finetek) format
•    Available for Microsoft® Windows® 64bit or Apple® Mac® OS X®
•    Enables to view locally or connect to MyObjective Image Manager
•    Provides annotation and measurement tools
•    Displays multiple images
•    Captures snapshots or exports to .jpg/.tif


ObjectiveConvertTM is a general purpose digital slide file format converter that converts your digital pathology images.  

•    Off-line conversion
•    Single file or batch processing
•    8 bit, RGB
•    Unrestricted file size
•    Input file formats: .svslide (Sakura Finetek), .svs (Aperio), .scn (Leica Biosystems), .ndpi 
     (Hamamatsu), .mrxs (3DHISTECH), .cws (Bacus), .sws (Objective Imaging), .czi (Zeiss), .tif
     (Roche), .exported tiff (Philips and others), JP2000, .tiff
•    Output file formats: .svs (JPEG, LZW, JP2000), .scn, JP2000, .tiff, .zif, Zoomify Folder
•    Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows® 64bit or Apple® Mac® OS X®


MyObjective™Cloud offers high performance, unlimited capacity, secure access, as well as all of the tools to organize, manage, view, consult and analyze your digital pathology data.

•    Is browser based and does not require new hardware or installation of additional software
     or 3rd party plugins
•    Is compatible with all major digital pathology image formats including .svslide (VisionTek,
     Sakura Finetek)
•    Gives you access to your account from a desktop or mobile device using recent browsers

The on-site deployment of MyObjective™ Digital Pathology Image Manager is available for those customers who require local installation.

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