THE Spot Insight QE color digital camera for microscopy is the latest offering from Diagnostic Instruments.
Available from Scitech , the Spot Insight QE builds on recent improvements in CCD technology to provide greater quantum efficiency for higher sensitivity.
It also employs fan cooling to minimise thermal noise for clean, noise free images even at longer exposure times.
The Insight QE delivers 2-megapixel image captures with 30-bit color digitisation, and gives the user a real time preview window for focusing and framing.
The Spot dedicated software, which is included with the camera, features advanced editing tools, sequential imaging playback, measurement capabilities, calibration mark imprinting, database archiving, and report generation.
It works on both Mac and PC platforms, even on Mac OS X and Windows XP.
This software will also allow the user to save images using the JPEG 2000 format, the next-generation international standard.
Not only does the JPEG 2000 format make for smoother color toning and clearer edges where there are sharp changes of color; it also gives a file size smaller than a standard JPEG image with the same level of compression.
Microscope mounting is quick and cost effective using 1x C-mount adapter. The camera mount is a C-Mount so it will accept C-Mount microscope couplers or C-Mount lenses.