Designed for capturing low-level fluorescence images, the DQC-FS electron-multiplying CCD monochrome digital camera is suitable for applications such as single-molecule fluorescence, high-speed calcium imaging and live-cell fluorescent protein imaging. Available from Nikon Instruments Inc., the device can be used with the LiveScan SFC swept-field confocal microscope system and for microspectroscopy. It amplifies low-light-level signals above the CCD read noise and offers high sensitivity through its on-chip multiplication gain. Incorporating a backilluminated, frame-transfer CCD, the camera produces a rate of 30 fps at 10 MHz to record specimen data at high temporal frequency and high dynamic range using a 16-bit digitizer. The device is equipped with the NIS-Elements F software.