Leica Microsystems has introduced the Leica MC120 HD and MC170 HD digital microscope 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 an HD monitor as a standalone solution or to a computer via USB interface. While the 2.5 megapixel Leica MC120 HD is suited for almost all microscopic applications, the Leica MC170 HD with a resolution of 5 megapixels is suited for acquiring fine details at low magnifications. For fast documentation or hands-on training the user can record brilliant, full-HD movie clips as MP4. Images and movies are stored with high quality onto a portable SD-card.
The infrared remote control allows control of all camera parameters such as brightness, gain, and contrast of the image; and also white balance operations, changing to other camera modes, and image capture. The possibility of switching the view between binocular tube and HD monitor makes working with the microscope ergonomic and comfortable. With the C-mount interface, the compact HD microscope cameras attach to most commercially available microscope, macroscope, or micro-imaging instrument. Both cameras are compatible with LAS (Leica Application Suite) software for additional image analysis, comments, or measurements.
Leica Microsystems, www.leica-microsystems.com