DS-Fi3 camera - Compact, high-definition, high-speed and high-sensitivity C-mount camera.
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.
Benefits & features
High Definition Imaging
Liquid crystal panel (Objective: TU Plan Fluor 10x)The DS-Fi3 is equipped with a 5.9 megapixel CMOS image sensor, which enables the capture of high-definition images of up to 2880 x 2048 pixels. With a new CMOS image sensor and high-speed data transfer via USB3.0, the DS-Fi3 enables fast focusing even in high-resolution imaging, and efficient image acquisition when using a wide range of illumination techniques.
High Sensitivity and Low Noise
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.
High-speed Live Display
Due to the high-speed data readout by the CMOS image sensor and high-speed USB3.0 data transfer, the DS-Fi3 displays live images of full 2880 x 2048-pixel images at 15 fps, and 1440 x 1024-pixel images at 30 fps. This enables smooth display during focusing and the selection of observation locations.
Leiterplatte (Objektiv: TU Plan Fluor 5x)
Excellent Color Reproducibility
Nikon is well-known for outstanding and lifelike color reproduction, and developing superior algorithms for creating results that look like the actual samples. These algorithms are used in all of the color cameras in the Digital Sight lineup.
Uterine cervix Pap staining (Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat λ 60x Oil) Photos courtesy of: Kazuhiro Mita, Department of Pathology, Yokohama City University HospitalBone marrow (Objective: CFI Plan Achromat NCG 40x) Photos courtesy of: Clinical Laboratory Department, Yokohama City University Hospital
Direct connection to a PC
The DS-Fi3 allows direct connection to a PC via a USB3.0 interface to control the camera and capture images using the imaging software NIS-Elements.
1/1.8 inch Color CMOS image sensor Size: 6.91 x 4.92 mm
All pixels: 2880 x 2048 2 vertical and 2 horizontal pixels average: 1440 x 1024
ISO sensitivity (recommended exposure index)
Standard: equivalent to ISO 50 (Selectable from ISO 50 to ISO 3200 equivalent)
Live display mode* (Maximum fps)
All pixels (2880 x 2048): 15 fps 2 vertical and 2 horizontal pixels average: 30 fps (1440 x 1024): 30 fps
100μ sec to 30 sec
Average photometry: Average intensity within the photometry area Peak photometry: Maximum intensity within the photometry area
One-time automatic exposure: Exposure time is adjusted automatically for one-time within the optimum range for the camera Continuous automatic exposure: Automatic exposure adjustment is performed continuously to keep the exposure within the camera Manual exposure: Exposure time and gain settings are made manually
Average metering: ±1EV, Step: 1/6EV Peak hold metering: -1EV to ±0EV
USB3.0 (connect with PC, DS-L4) x1, External trigger x1
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