"I would like to study
those water bears myself.
Red Echiniscus tardigrades
in a flat water droplet.
As you will admit, the scanner performs fair but,
of course, has no chance to compete with a microscope.
Tardigrades with a body length of 0.3 mm and less are barely noticeable.
Three microscopes and their performance
Bruno P. Kremer: Auflösungsvermögen des Auges. Mikrokosmos 73 (1984) 91 - 93.
Links related to optical performanceDave Walker: Counting the dots: giving microscopes a 'workout' using diatom test slides.
Martin Mach: Test diatoms - what you can expect to see even with modest optics.
The performance of small microsopes is discussed e.g. within the following MICSCAPE articles:
The Hensoldt Tami microscope
30 grams of microscope please!
A look through an East German school microscope
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