The new VHX-1000 Digital Microscope from Keyence represents the fusion of high-performance digital microscopy with precision measurement. Quick, accurate measurement and observation for the most challenging applications are rapidly becoming standard requirements for an observation system. The new microscope features a 16-bit imaging resolution that makes subtle colour differences visible, and optimises areas that are too dark or too bright to see. The brightness range has been increased from the previous 256 levels to 65,536 levels. Likewise, the 3CCD colour clarity has increased from 16 million to over 2.8 trillion colours.