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Versatile USB-3.0 camera for photography and microscopic studies and storing results in digital formats (AVI, JPEG, PNG etc.). It fits professional optical and stereoscopic microscopes and can be attached to the separate optical port of a trinocular microscope or any of the ocular tubes.
Sensor matrix of M3CMOS 16000 16MP digital camera features 6.18 x 4.66 mm, with a side length of 1.33 x 1.33 μm for each 'photo measure'. The feature of this sensor from Aptina is a high sensitivity in a warm red-green spectrum, therefore the camera is sure to " get along " with halogen backlighting. The maximum frame size for photos and video is 4648 x 3506 with a minimum of 1536 x 1168 pixels. An intentional frame reduction is sometimes used for shooting at long shutter speeds ( reducing noise) and when displaying video on a PC screen in live image mode.
The high resolution of the SIGETA M3CMOS 16000 camera requires perfect backlighting of the microscope and is not applicable for fluorescence microscopy. Superior high-quality image is achieved when viewing biological samples in bright field and when examining 3D specimens in reflected light, with adjustable angle of incidence.
Photo/video capture and subsequent work with images is carried out by means of software - ToupView software. The software allows processing and saving footage as well as camera adjustments, calibration and micrometric measurements.
A C-Mount thread, which is equipped with a "carcass" camera M3CMOS 1600 16Mp, is not designed to be connected directly to the microscope ( though there are separate models of microscopes, allowing mounting C-Mount cameras). For connecting the device to the optical port, a so-called electronic eyepiece (gomal) with a magnification of ≈10 × is enclosed. One side is screwed into the thread and the other side is simply inserted into the eyepiece tube. If the tube diameter differs from the normal one (23.2 mm), you have to use the adapter ring included in the kit.