Nov 2011Lumenera CorporationRequest Info
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 22, 2011 — The newly redesigned Infinity2-1 USB 2.0 microscopy camera has been unveiled by Lumenera Corp. Engineered for documentation and image analysis in life sciences, clinical and materials sciences applications that require high resolution and sensitivity, the 1.4-megapixel CCD camera offers low dark current noise.
The company says that the camera offers a significant performance increase for quantitative and low-light applications over its predecessor. Reduced operating temperatures combined with a higher dynamic range and 14-bit data output result in a versatile entry-level research camera that easily manages seconds of exposure time with a dark current rating of <1 e-/s.
For lower light applications, the Sony HAD ICX205 CCD sensor has a high dynamic range of 64 dB, allowing users to image unevenly lit samples. The images show detail in bright and dark areas not normally seen in cameras with a lower dynamic range. Thermal management allows for exposure times of several minutes.
The uncooled camera offers good color reproduction in clinical stained samples as well as six customizable color correction matrices to adjust the output, dependent upon the various light sources and microscopes used.
Infinity Capture, an intuitive image capture program, and Infinity Analyze, a full image analysis package that provides camera control, measurement, annotation, tiling and postcapture enhancement, are both included. Sharing and installation of one or more cameras on a single computer is quick and simple through a high-speed USB 2.0 interface.
Infinity cameras are integrated into a variety of third-party software packages through direct drivers or with TWAIN/DirectX support. A Mac camera driver and ImageJ plug-in are available.