Comparison Microscopes

Leica FS M • FS C • FS CB • FS4000

Precision and Reliability... Leica comparison microscopes provide the best results in the examination of forensic evidence. Whether you are investigating micro or macro samples, compare, examine, and document your findings accurately and comfortably.

As a forensic scientist, your microscopes and imaging equipment must provide precision, quality, accuracy, and reproducibility of results to ensure success when examining evidence. Leica Microsystems supports your work to quantify, analyze and document findings with a wide range of forensic microscopy solutions from routine laboratory instruments to complete automated systems.

Solutions for all Forensic applications
  • Toolmarks & Ballistic
  • Hairs & Fibers
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Documents
  • Blood, DNA, Biology
  • Trace Evidence
  • Entomology
Leica FSM


The Leica FS M manually-controlled forensic macroscope provides the flexibility, convenience, and comfort that make it the universal instrument of a firearms and toolmark examiner.

The versatile system is ideal for the simultaneous observation of evidence for training and consultation. The high-quality comparison bridge supports two precisely matched sets of apochromatically corrected objectives on quintuple ball-bearing nosepieces.

A 22mm field of view produces erect, unreversed images. The image moves in the same direction as the object for quick, easy manipulation.

Leica FS C

The modular Leica FS C motorized comparison macroscope is used for a wide range of forensic investigations including ballistics, toolmark, and document comparison. Intelligent Automation combines with outstanding ergonomic design.

The five apochromatically-corrected macro objectives feature a high numerical aperture and built-in, adjustable iris diaphragms for top optical performance.

Different imaging modes (split image, superimposed image and combined image) are set at the press of a button. This convenient platform provides increased reproducibility, accuracy, and efficiency.

Leica FSC
Leica FSCB

Leica FS CB

The Leica FS CB comprises a motorized comparison bridge that is configured with two Leica DM Series microscopes. The bridge features a built-in ergonomic observation tube for maximum viewing comfort. Various imaging modes (split, superimposed, and combined image) are set at the press of a button.

The Leica FS CB is ideal for all microscopic investigations that require direct side-by-side, high-precision comparison of two objects at magnifications up to 1500x.

Leica FS4000 LED

The Leica FS4000 LED forensic comparison microscope combines the latest light microscopy technology with unequalled user friendliness and ergonomy in an integrated solution.

The Leica FS4000 LED enables high precision comparison of two objects at magnifications up to 1500x and supplies reliable evidence of the tiniest differences between the microstructure, texture, and color of samples. Contrast techniques such as brightfield, fluorescence, and polarization are provided, and the user can select a contrast mode in a fraction of a second. Various imaging modes (split, superimposed, and combined image) can be set with the press of a button.

Leica FSCB