Leica Microsystems has introduced the Leica MC120 HD and MC170 HD cameras, high-performance cameras that provide high-speed, precise images in real time at a rate of up to 30 frames per second.
The cameras are connectable to a HD monitor as a standalone solution or to a computer through an USB interface. The 2.5-megapixel Leica MC120 HD is suitable for almost all microscopic applications. The Leica MC170 HD, with a resolution of 5 megapixels is well suited for acquiring fine details at low magnifications. For fast documentation or hands-on training, the user can record full HD movie clips as MP4. Images and movies are stored with high quality onto a portable SD card.
The infrared remote control allows direct control of camera parameters, such as brightness, gain, and contrast of the image and also white balance operations, changing to other camera models, and image capture. The possibility of switching the view between binocular tube and HD monitor makes working with the microscope ergonomic. With the C-mount interface, the HD microscope cameras attach to most commercially available microscopes. Both cameras are compatible with LAS (Leica Application Suite) software.
Leica Microsystems, www.leica-microsystems.com