Nikon DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2, microscopy digital cameras with Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor announced
Nikon today announced the release of digital cameras- DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2, for microscopes. These are the first Nikon digital cameras for microscopes in the Digital Sight series equipped with a Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor. Nikon DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2, microscopy digital cameras offer 16.25-megapixel high-definition images. The DS-Ri2 provides superior color reproduction and fast frame rates. The monochrome model DS-Qi2 enables high-sensitivity, low-noise images. Digital cameras for microscopes require not only high-definition image acquisition but high reproducibility for correct sample colors, high sensitivity and low noise to capture weak fluorescence signals.
Features of Nikon microscopy digital camera DS-Ri2- The newly equipped CMOS sensor for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras (36.0 x 23.9 mm image size) enables one-shot capture of high-definition images. The newly developed image processing engine is ideal for brightfield imaging of pathological samples, which require high-color reproducibility. The large pixel size (7.3 um pixel pitch) allows weak light to be captured by each pixel and the low-noise circuit design is optimized for microscope imaging. Thanks to the USB3.0 computer connection and CMOS sensor, which provides high-speed data readout, the frame rate has been significantly improved to 45 fps (1636 x 1088 pixels), from 19 fps (1280 x 1024 pixels) with the conventional model.
Features of Nikon DS-Qi2 microscopy digital camera- The newly developed 16.25-megapixel monochrome CMOS sensor for the monochrome digital camera for microscopes offers 36.0 x 23.9 mm image size. Thanks to the USB3.0 computer connection and CMOS sensor, which provides high-speed data readout, the frame rate has been significantly improved to 45 fps (1636 x 1088 pixels), from 19 fps (1280 x 1024 pixels) with conventional models. This enables fast live-image display and easy observation point selection and focusing.