Nikon Corp., Tokyo, has released the Digital Sight 10 Microscope Camera, which enables acquisition of both color and monochrome images with a resolution of 6K pixels across a large field of view using a single camera.
In research there is a growing demand for digital microscope cameras that are able to acquire large volumes of data and observe fine structures. To meet these needs, Nikon has developed the Digital Sight 10 Microscope Camera that can acquire high-resolution images of 6K pixels (6,000 by 3,984 pixels) with a large field of view of 25 mm (the size of the image that can be obtained from the microscope, measured at the intermediate image plane), which is optimized for microscope imaging by adopting CMOS image sensors in the Nikon FX format.
The microscope camera is equipped with a color and monochrome mode switching function, making it capable of capturing both color and monochrome images with one unit. By combining this camera with NIS-Elements imaging software (sold separately), images can be acquired, displayed, and analyzed, and it can be used for numerous applications.
Main Features of Nikon Digital 10
1. Supports both color and monochrome image acquisition with one unit
Both color and monochrome images can be acquired with a single microscope digital camera. Because only a single sensor is used for image acquisition, the deviation when superimposing color and monochrome images is minimized, and the visibility of morphology and location information is improved, the company states. Switching between both modes is easily carried out by simply switching between the color filter and the infrared (IR) filter for monochrome.
2. Capable of acquiring images with a 25-mm field of view
Whether combined with an inverted research microscope (compatible with the ECLIPSE Ti2 series of inverted research microscopes) or an upright research microscope (only compatible with the ECLIPSE Ni series–brightfield observation–of upright research microscopes), high-resolution images can be acquired over a field of view of 25 mm.
3. High-resolution 6K images support localization analysis and microstructure observation
High-resolution 6K images (6,000 by 3,984 pixels) can be acquired up to the periphery of the field of view, making it suitable for microstructure observation. In addition, live display of dynamic specimens is possible at high speeds of 9 fps (6,000 by 3,984 pixels) and 66 fps (1,920 by 1,080 pixels).