The microscope has a motorised scanning table (9), for moving an examined object (8) perpendicular to the optical axis of the microscope. A light source array provides simultaneous illumination of the object at a number of points. A light stop array (4) is positioned in the focal plane of the microscope. A CCD photodetector array (11) is positioned behind the stop array. The charge shifting is synchronised with the displacement of the scanning table using a synchronisation device (13).