This microscope is a manual, high-performance optical microscope designed for the Semiconductor industry. It is equipped with a nominal CCD camera and a computer system to capture the images – top side illumination only. It is capable of magnifying to 2000x using an extra magnification lens in its body. The microscope has multiple modes of producing images: 1) Bright Field illumination, 2) Dark field illumination, 3) Interference contrast, and 4) Fluorescence imaging. This is used as a utility microscope which can capture images via a digital video camera system. This tool has no metrology capability.