Ultra High-resolution PhotographyProvides Precise detail
New applications in life science and industry require innovativeapproaches to imaging. Quickly producing high-quality images fordocumentation, evaluation, and analysis is the key to imagingsuccess. The Leica DFC490 digital camera system provides thehighest color fidelity, resolution, and detail. Real time speeds canbe achieved using a variety of innovative readout modes. The LeicaDFC490 is ideal for the most intricate documentation.
The cutting edge Leica DFC490 integrates an 8-megapixel CCD,offering superior quality, high-resolution images that werepreviously only possible with multiple acquisition cameras. High-resolution CCD's are especially beneficial for low magnificationmicroscope imaging, as the amount of information provided by theoptical system is much larger than with high magnification. TheDFC490 produces sharp images with unsurpassed color accuracy that represents the best in the industry.
Innovative data readout modes allow the user to freely selectimage transfer, speed, and scan method. Full frame readout mode,for example, utilizes full camera resolution (3264
2448 pixels) with12-bit signal processing uncompressed TIFF files and producing38 MB files. By saving such huge image data in 3
8 Bit only andin JEPG format, you can of course reduce the image sizeconsiderably.
The Leica DFC490 incorporates a three-tiered cooling systemdesigned to eliminate thermal noise buildup in the camera. Anintegrated Peltier cooling system draws heat away from the CCD,eliminating excited electrons in the camera head. Leica's uniquemetallic camera housing with heat-dissipating fins pulls heat awayfrom the camera. The DFC490, like all Leica cameras, uses thephoto coupler as a heat dissipation conduit.
• 8 Megapixel CCD for excellent, high-resolutionimages•1088
816 progressive scan preview with up to 15 fps•36 bit RGB color depth•Peltier cooling for high dynamic range andminimum noise for recordings under low light•Innovative fast readout of monochromaticimages•Exposure times from 1 msec to 600 sec•Partial scan mode: fastest scanning of a freelydefined area at full resolution•Simple, fast connection to all microscopes via the C-mount interface•Excellent live image mode for quick focusingand positioning•Power supply and quick, reliable data transfer with only one cable•Intuitive user interface with convenientimage capture and processing functionsfor PC and Mac•Outstanding image quality•Two-color LED displays operation status•Quick transfer for PC and Mac with standardFireWire 1394a interface