Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Comparison Table

FeaturesSpectraMax i3 Multi-Mode Detection PlatformSpectraMax Paradigm Multi-Mode Microplate ReaderSpectraMax M Series Multi-Mode Microplate Readers FlexStation 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader FilterMax F3 & F5 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers
Absorbance
Fluorescence
Luminescence
Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF)
HTRF certified
Fluorescence Polarization
AlphaScreen/AlphaLisa
Western blot detection
User-upgradeable application cartridges 
Imaging cytometer option
Wavelength range (nm)FL 250 - 850, Abs 230 - 1000230 - 1000FL 250-850, Abs 200-1000 FL 250 - 850, Abs 200 - 1000230-750
Tunable wavelength (monochromators)
Endpoint
Kinetic
Spectral scanning
Well scanning
Microplate formats6-15366-15366-384 6-384+6-1536
Fluidics++
Temperature control
Top reading
Bottom reading
Cuvette reading ** **
Validation tools
Robotics / automation

** Cuvette adaptor

+ 96- and 384-well with pipetting
++ 8- and 16-channel pipettors