The new HMV-G Series of micro-Vickers hardness testers provides an operator-friendly, cost-effective solution. Equipped with a CCD camera for automatic length measurement, HMV-G testers provide simple, secure analysis with a minimum risk of human error. The new G-frame design expands the workspace, dramatically improving operability while permitting effective measurement of long and large test samples. In addition, the camera’s automatic lens switching function adjusts the lens to suit the size of the indentation. Even users with no experience can measure samples of unknown hardness easily and reliably. The camera is accompanied by easy-to-use software that controls the sequence of primary operations, including setting conditions and displaying results. A single test window shows all necessary information at a glance, making image quality adjustments easy.