Nikon's DS-Fi3 is a new high-definition color microscope camera equipped with a 5.9 megapixel CMOS image sensor. Its high-speed data readout, superior color reproduction and high quantum efficiency are optimal for imaging in various observations, such as brightfield, DIC, phase contrast and fluorescence observation. The DS-Fi3 has significantly higher quantum efficiency and lower readout noise than conventional models. It allows the capture of brighter images with higher S/N ratios in fluorescence observation.
Nikon has optimized the digital SLR camera CMOS sensor and image processing technologies for microscope imaging to develop a high-definition color camera. With 16.25 million pixels, the DS-Ri2 is the ideal camera for brightfield or cross-over applications where high resolution, great color fidelity and large pixel count images are important to an end-user. The DS series enables one-shot instantaneous capture and fast storage of images with resolution as high as 4908 x 3264 pixels, without pixel shifting or pixel stepping. This pixel density is ideally suited for photomicrography of ultra-fine structures or patterns in biological or industrial samples, at low or high magnifications.
For the first time ever, Nikon has equipped with a Nikon digital SLR camera FX-format CMOS sensor and optimized it for microscopy. The result is an ultra-high quality 16.25 megapixel monochrome camera that features high pixel density, high sensitivity and low noise, making it an excellent choice for applications in quantitative fluorescence imaging. With a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and USB 3.0-based data transfer, the DS-Qi2 enables high-speed live imaging and image capture at up to 45 fps (1636×1088 pixels).