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Microscope Camera

Fast, one-shot capture of ultra-high resolution color images.

16.25 megapixels (not interpolated) and accurate color rendition are features that make the DS-Ri2 an excellent choice for recreating color images as the eye sees them.

* DS-Ri2 is not for clinical diagnostic use.

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Key Features

Large format CMOS sensors

Nikon manufactures CMOS sensors and imaging technologies for professional D-SLR cameras, which they have now optimized for microscopy.

High-resolution images

16.25-megapixel CMOS sensors for astonishing image quality

The DS-Ri2 makes possible one-shot instantaneous capture and fast storage of images with a resolution as high as 4908 x 3264 pixels, without pixel shifting or pixel stepping.

This pixel density is ideally suited for the photomicrography of ultra-fine structures or patterns in biological or industrial samples, at low or high magnifications.

Mouse cerebellum sagittal section, hematoxylin and eosin stained

(Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat Lambda 4X)

The tissues of the liver, HE staining (Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat Lambda 10X)

Photos courtesy of: Kazuhiro Muraoka, Photography Division, Tokyo Women's Medical University

Photograph the natural colors seen through the microscope

Nikon is a leader in development of algorithms for reproducing color just as the eye sees it.

The DS-Ri2’s new image processing engine is based on extensive data accumulated over many years of developing color digital microscope cameras, resulting in the perfect reproduction of the colors your eyes see in the microscope.

Pancreatic cancer cell, NGFR immunostaining*

(Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat Lambda 40XC)

Human glomerulus of kidney, Azan stain*

(Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat Lambda 40XC)

* Photos courtesy of: Dr. Atsushi Furuhata and Noriyoshi Sueyoshi, Assistant General Manager, Laboratory of morphology and image analysis, BioMedical Research Center, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

High-speed live display

High-speed display, even of supra-HDTV-class live images

The DS-Ri2 can display 4908 x 3264 pixel (full-pixel) images at 6 fps, or 1636 x 1088 pixel (3 x 3 pixel averaging) images at 45 fps. This fast live frame rate makes fine focusing easy to perform.

Semiconductors (IC wafers (Objective: TU Plan Fluor 5X)
1636x1088 pixel / Exposure time: 100µsec

High sensitivity, low noise

Fluorescent color image capture with high signal-to-noise ratio

Sensitivity settings that span the range from ISO200 to ISO12800 allow for the capture of vivid fluorescent color images.

Transgenic C. elegans expressing venus in the head neurons and EGFP in the body wall muscles.

Photos courtesy of: Drs. Keiko Gengyo-Ando and Junichi Nakai, Saitama University Brain Science Institute

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