Microtec MDC Digital Colour Microscope Camera

There are three types of Microtec Digital Colour Camera available, offering different resolutions. The specifications are as follows:
Sensor ½ inch 1/2.5 inch 1/2.3 inch
Pixel Size 3.2 x 3.2µm 2.2 x 2.2µm 1.67 x 1.67µm
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2592 x 1944 3664 x 2748
Max frame rate (fps) 11fps at 2048*1536
30fps at 640*480
8fps at 2592*1944
30fps at 640*480
3fps at 3664*2748
30fps at 640*480
Sensitivity at 550nm 1.0V/Lux-sec 0.53V/Lux-sec 0.53V/Lux-sec
S/N Ratio 43dB 40.5dB 40.5dB
Dynamic Range >61dB >60dB >63dB
Filter RGB Bayer Pattern
Output RGB 8 bit
Exposure Control Auto/Manual
Exposure Time 1ms – 0.3s
White Balance Auto/Manual
Scan Mode Progressive
Lens Mount C-mount
Interface USB2.0/480Mbs
Control Image Size, Brightness, Gain. Exposure Time, RGB
USB Cable 1.8M
Power Supply USB2.0
Operating Temp 0-60ºC
Humidity 45% – 85%
Storage Temp -20 to 70ºC
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Each camera comes with a 0.5x C-mount adapter, with tube adapter to enable the adapter to fit eyepiece tubes 23mm, 30mm & 30.5mm diameter. Alternatively the cameras can be fitted to the C-mount adapters offered by the microscope manufacturer.

Measuring – The software to drive the camera includes facilities to measure length, area, angles, to count and to label. A calibrating stage micrometer is included with each camera.

Selecting the camera – The resolution of the camera required depends on the size and quality required of the images. The following table gives a guide to the maximum size of images that can be obtained with these cameras:

Camera Computer Screen 96ppi Computer Printer 200ppi Publishing Quality 300ppi
MDC-3C 21 x 16 inches 10 x 7.5 inches 6.5 x 5 inches
MDC-5C 27 x 20 inches 13 x 9.5 inches 8.5 x 6.5 inches
MDC-10C 38 x 28.5 inches 18 x 14 inches 12 x 9 inches


Product: Description: Price:
MDC-3C 3 Megapixel camera £ 670.00
MDC-5C 5 Megapixel camera £ 800.00
MDC-10C 10 Megapixel camera £ 1150.00

Listed prices exclude delivery & VAT