Feb. 27, 2015
Applications

A Perfect Match

Choosing the Right Digital Camera for your Microscopy Application

  • Fig. 1b: Sensitivity is important for fluorescence applications. The benefits of using a dedicated monochrome camera are clear, with large pixels and active cooling for high sensitivity. Dedicated fluorescence camera: Clear image with strong signal and sample structures are well defined.Fig. 1b: Sensitivity is important for fluorescence applications. The benefits of using a dedicated monochrome camera are clear, with large pixels and active cooling for high sensitivity. Dedicated fluorescence camera: Clear image with strong signal and sample structures are well defined.

Capturing and documenting a true-to-life representation of your sample is an important aspect of microscopy, achieved using the digital camera. Digital cameras specialized for microscopy come in all shapes and sizes, and selecting the best camera for your system can be a daunting task. It can be of help to consider four main features that essentially dictate camera performance: color reproduction, sensitivity, live image quality and resolution. Being aware of what these parameters really mean for your chosen application will guide you to a camera to complete your microscope system and truly enhance your experience.

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Author
Flavio Giacobone

Micro-Imaging Solutions Division
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Germany

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