HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, Feb. 27, 2013 — Leica Microsystems has released the Leica MC120 HD and MC170 HD microscope cameras.
They provide high-speed, precise images in real time at a rate of up to 30 fps. They are directly connectable to a high-definition (HD) monitor as a stand-alone solution or to a computer via a USB interface. The 2.5-megapixel MC120 HD is suitable for almost all microscope applications, and the 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 brilliant full high-definition movie clips as MP4. Images and movies are easily stored onto a portable SD card.
The infrared remote control allows direct and convenient control of all camera parameters such as brightness, gain, contrast, white balance operation, changing to other camera modes, and image capture. Being able to switch the view between binocular tube and high-definition monitor makes working with the microscope ergonomic and comfortable.
With the C-mount interface, the compact cameras attach to every commercially available microscope, macroscope and micro-imaging instrument. Both cameras are fully compatible with LAS (Leica Application Suite) software for additional image analysis, comments or measurements.
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