Nikon announces DS-Fi3 Microscope Camera and DS-L4 DS Camera Control Unit

Nikon today announced the release of the DS-Fi3 Microscope Camera and the DS-L4 DS Camera Control Unit. The Nikon DS-Fi3 Microscope Camera is equipped with the 5.9 megapixel CMOS image sensor to capture of high-resolution images of up to 5.9-megapixels (2880 x 2048 pixels). Compared with the previous models (DS-Fi2/Fi1c/Vi1), the DS-Fi3 has a significantly higher quantum efficiency (improved double) and lower readout noise. With its low noise circuit design, sensitivity equivalent to from ISO 50 to ISO 3200 can be set, allowing it to capture clear images with less noise in the bright field as well as in fluorescence observation. The DS-Fi3 performs live display at 30 fps (1440 x 1024 pixels) due to the high-speed data readout achieved with the CMOS image sensor and USB3.0 connection to the PC. The DS-Fi3 is equipped with the color reproducibility algorithm involved with the advanced model DS-Ri2 which allows capturing of images in colors equivalent to that of the observed sample.

The Nikon DS-Fi3 incorporates the camera control unit and does not require a separate camera control unit for its connection to PC, as is the case with the DS-Ri2/Qi2. As an option the DS-L4 can be selected and create standalone set without PC. The Nikon DS-L4 DS Camera Control Unit allows to perform camera control, live display, and image storage via wireless/wired LAN and supports Windows PCs, tablets, Android, and iMac terminals in addition to iPad terminals. The Nikon DS-Fi3 Microscope Camera and DS-L4 DS Camera Control Unit will be available from September 15, 2016.

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