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Vision Engineering Mantis Classic Elite-Cam HD - Stereo Microscope with Integrated HD USB Camera


Vision Engineering Mantis Classic Elite-Cam HD - Stereo Microscope with Integrated HD USB Camera


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Mantis Classic Elite-Cam HD – Stereo Microscope With HD Camera

Vision Engineering’s Mantis Elite-Cam HD is a cutting-edge inspection tool that is perfect for those that are quality conscious. It combines the 3D optic quality of the Mantis Elite with the power and flexibility of HD image capture. This allows you to inspect, document and even share your subjects with ease.


Short Summary Of The Mantis Family:

Mantis Compact

Mantis Compact
  • 2x, 4x, 6x and 8x quick change objectives.
  • Patented eyepiece-less head, maximising your head freedom for an matchable ergonomic performance.
  • Small footprint, allowing for minimal space disruption at your workstation.

Mantis Elite

Mantis Elite
  • 2x-20x magnification options.
  • Quick change turret, allowing for simple switch between high and low magnifications.
  • Supreme hand-eye co-ordination for either inspection or rework applications.
  • Bright, true colour LED illumination, giving up to 10,000 hours of shadow free viewing.

Mantis Elite-Cam HD (This Product)

Mantis Elite HD Cam
  • Quick and simple to add annotations or mark ups on captured images. Done with the use of the supplied ViCapture software.
  • Ability to video record (.avi), which is perfect for training purposes.
  • Ability to optimise the camera settings for your applications, with white balance, gain, contrast, colour channel gain and more.

Why Use The Mantis Elite-Cam HD?

Integrated HD Camera, Complete With Video & Image Capture!

Simple To Use & Ergonomic – Aimed At Reducing Worker Fatigue!

Magnification Options To Provide The Ideal 3D Imagery!



Fatigue Free Stereo Viewing - Easy To Use

The Mantis Elite-Cam HD provides a 3D visual inspection microscope with patented technology to allow the operator freedom of head movement whilst in use. This provides minimal fatigue, which has cross over effects to causing greater productivity, increased throughput, and improved quality control for the operator. You can even wear glasses whilst in operation.

The Mantis Elite-Cam HD presents an effortless 3-dimentional view, with the apparent distance to the viewed object image identical to that of the real object. This will therefore eliminate the re-focussing of the operators’ eyes, further reducing the risk of fatigue.

This advancement in optical design allows your hands and eyes to work together – for the best 3D visual inspection experience from a microscope


The Ergonomics

From its inception, the Mantis family of microscopes (developed by Vision Engineering) have become the accepted standard for ergonomic and high performing magnification equipment.

The clarity of the 3D imagery is unrivalled, along with the comfort value that the Mantis Elite-Cam HD microscope brings to those whom use it. The imagery coupled with the ergonomic form factor is what has lead to businesses across the globe, trusting in the Mantis products for their manipulation and rework tasks.

Unlike most vision systems, with the Mantis the operator can sit back as there is no eye-piece, making co-ordinating and viewing tasks a completely natural experience.

The body position of the Mantis Elite-Cam HD makes it:

  • More Comfortable
  • Less Fatiguing
  • Easier To Use



Camera Data

Sensor Type CMOS
Resolution (HxW) 1600x1200px
Sensor Size 1/3"
Pixel Size 2.8 μm
Colour Depth 8 bits
Refresh Rate (fps) 18.3 fps max
Interface USB 2.0
File Format BMP, JPEG, PNG
Power Supply USB powered
Supplied Software uEye Cockpit

Available Accessories For The Mantis Elite-Cam HD:

Floating Stage



Provides a smooth and sensitive control for samples to be accurately inspected. This can be used with bench stands only, allowing for steady manoeuvrability.

UV Lighting



For ultraviolet inspection applications, allowing for quick and accurate detection of faults. You get visibility of crack and coating visibility along with the reduction of scrap rates.

Vision Engineering Objectives



Objective lenses in varying magnifications, with a simple ‘twist & lock’ action. Disposable lens protection caps are also available, protecting your lens in particularly aggressive environments


Available Stands For The Mantis Elite-Cam HD:

Floor Stand
Floor Stand For Mantis Compact



Designed for where subjects are immobile or requiring a standing position. Provides a versatile option for the Mantis Elite-Cam HD. 360° movement around the base with a lift, swing, tilt and rotate capability.

Universal Arms
Universal Arm For Mantis Compact



Counterbalanced for stability, along with the flexibility and ease of use that you would expect from a vision engineering product.

Articulated Arm
Articulated Arm For Mantis Compact



Designed for applications that require extended reach without making any kind of compromise to the stability of the unit. Maximum reach of 800mm, with optional secondary link. Helps to keep your workspace clear for ultimate flexibility!

Bench Stand
Bench Stand For Mantis Compact



Provides supreme stability, with integral focus and dimmable substage illumination.



Perfect Applications To Use The Mantis Elite-Cam HD For:

Ideal for works on PCB inspection and rework applications. The optical viewing head allows for unrivalled 3D imaging at no ergonomic detriment. Simple hand-eye co-ordination and fatigue-free soldering or inspection work is ideal with the Mantis Elite-Cam HD unit!

Precision Engineering
The clear view and superior visual accuracy of the Mantis Elite-Cam HD helps to minimise errors and fatigue for components that need to be precision engineered. These components are critical in industries such as aerospace, automotive and more. This allows the easy inspection of any defects in the critical components.

Medical devices are required to meet exact specifications with each and every product. From stents to catheters, there needs to be a thorough inspection to ensure these faultless standards are maintained. The Mantis Elite-Cam HD is the provides the perfect manual inspection tool for these processes thanks to its superior image contrast.

Lab/Life Sciences
The Mantis Elite-Cam HD offers an eyepiece-less experience, allowing the user to still be wearing eye protection. Further to this, due to the viewing nature, the Mantis can be stored and viewed from within a laminar flow cabinet. This makes sample prep and dissection in laboratory settings effortless!

Within the dental industry, the Mantis Elite-Cam HD can provide the optimal visual solution when it comes to crafting dental prosthetics. They must be tailor made to suit the individual, with magnification required for inspecting the moulds and quality checking the final product.

There are many other applications where the Mantis Elite-Cam HD is highly used and beneficial. These industries include education, agriculture, restoration, forensics, and many more. Call up our experts today for more information on how the Mantis Elite-Cam HD can benefit your working processes!
More Information
General Specifications

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact us.

Optical data

Optical Data
Objective Lenses Working Distance Field of View
2x 160mm 57.0mm
4x 96mm 34.0mm
6x 68mm 23.0mm
6x SLWD*  112mm 20.0mm
8x 59mm 17.0mm
10x 54mm 13.5mm
15x 40mm 8.8mm
20x 29mm 6.5mm

* cannot be used together with 2x or 20x objective lens



Surface 24 LEDs 11,000 LUX
(bench stand only)
58 LEDs 2,700 LUX



Universal Stand For Mantis Elite

Universal Stand

A = 593mm – 802mm
B = 352mm – 622mm
C = 415mm – 624mm
D = 103mm – 312mm


Bench Stand For Mantis Elite

Bench Stand

A = 487mm – 620mm
B = 300mm
C = 380mm
D = 330mm
E = 255mm max


Articulated Arm For Mantis Elite

Articulated Arm

A = 880mm
B = 430mm
C = 510mm
D = 650mm
E = 290mm



Camera Data

Sensor type CMOS
Resolution (H X W) 1600 x1200 pixels
Sensor size 1/3″
Pixel size 2.8μm
Colour depth 8-bit
Refresh rate 18.3 fps max.
 Interface  USB 2.0
File formats BMP, JPG,PNG, AVI
Supplied software uEye Cockpit


Power Supply

  • 9V DC external plug transformer, available in all worldwide plug configurations.
  • Bench Stand: 100-240VAC 50-60HZ 1.0A Max, available in all worldwide plug configurations.



Mantis Elite-Cam includes

  • USB cable, (1m)
  • uEye image capture software, on memory stick




Software System requirements
uEye (included as standard) Windows 7 (64-bit systems)

Languages: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Hungarian, Thai.

DimensionOneTM(optional upgrade) Windows XP or later (Windows 7 or later required for touch-screen functionality)


Accessories Available For Mantis Elite-Cam HD

  • 2x, 4x, 6x, 6x SLWD, 8x, 10x, 15x, 20x objective lenses
  • Floating stage
  • Secondary link arm (for articulated arm)
  • Lens protection caps, disposable
  • Dust cover, Universal Stand
  • Dust cover, Bench Stand
  • Replacement LED illumination arrays
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Customer Questions
Is the Mantis Elite, Elite CAM-HD and Compact still available?

Yes. Each of these have been rebranded as part of Vision Engineering’s Mantis Classic range. Accessories and replacement parts are still available for these systems for the foreseeable future. You can also purchase these models still, should you wish to keep continuity on your production line for example.

Can Mantis classic parts work with the new Mantis 3rd Generation range?

As the new upgraded versions of the Mantis (PIXO/ERGO/IOTA) are a significant upgrade from the classic range, the entire microscope has been completely redesigned. This means that most parts and accessories for the classic range are not compatible with the new line of Mantis stereo microscopes.

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Stereo Microscope with Integrated HD USB Camera

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