Nikon DS- 1QM digital camera: Images from Faintly Fluorescing Specimens
Nikon DS- 1QM digital camera: Images from Faintly Fluorescing Specimens. By using the photosensitive area on its CCD chip more effectively, the Nikon DS- 1QM digital camera is 2.5 times more efficient and 30 % more sensitive than standard low light level cameras. This makes the new 12-bit monochrome digital camera much faster at capturing faint fluorescence images, particularly those in the IR region of the spectrum. As a result, the camera enables greater accuracy of measuring fluorescence intensities and quantifies the signals it detects. It achieves its speed and sensitivity by employing virtual frame transfer CCD technology to produce 15 frames per second in full resolution and up to 90 frames per second in binning mode. This technology also removes the need for micro lenses as used in ordinary cameras.