Three new colour camera models upgrade any microscope with one-click image capture and storage capability. The scientific-grade imaging systems include software with extensive options for user-defined processing, measurement and analysis. Two CMOS models and a high-end CCD version support applications in biotechnology research, medical labs and science education. Each shoots in still or video mode.
Accompanying software allows measurement, annotation, colour change, contrast manipulation, stripping, reversal, dithering and other advanced editing to optimize image quality for varied needs.
CMOS models have 1.3 or 3.0 megapixel resolution, with 1/3-in or 1/2-in colour sensor chips, respectively. White balance and exposure control can be automatic or adjusted manually. An electronic rolling shutter shoots 11 to 30 frames per second, depending on resolution.
For low-light microscopy, a 3.3 megapixel CCD model is suited to fluorescence or dark field imaging. With high-quality colour reproduction over a wide range of light conditions, the camera’s 1/1.8″ Sony CCD sensor chip makes it suitable for advanced clinical, ophthalmic, scientific and materials analysis applications.