4K microscope camera is ‘noise-free’

THE new UC90 microscope camera has a nine-megapixel sensor to deliver ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K images, says Olympus.

UC90 ultra-high definition (UHD) microscope camera from Olympus

The one-inch type (14.6 x 12.8mm) CCD colour sensor provides a large field of view, covering almost the same sample area as would be seen through oculars.

Together with the ‘perfect’ colour reproduction, this camera is said by Olympus to represent the next step in digital microscopy.

Maximum resolution of the UC90 is 3384 x 2708 pixels or 3840 x 2160 pixels, while the official DCI 4K standard is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

Nevertheless Olympus says this new high resolution camera ensures compatibility with 4K UHD monitors, large-screen TVs and projectors.

Presenting large, detailed images vastly improves sharing and discussions, it adds, lessening the need to verify observations by manual eyeballing.

Live frame rates of up to 26 frames per second (fps) at 3840 x 2160 pixels yields video compatible with ultra-high definition TV at 16:9 aspect ratio.

Focus Peaking highlights the focussed areas in a live image, while Olympus Smart Image Averaging (OSIA) cancels noise in low light conditions or high zoom levels to avoid trailing artefacts during sample movement.


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