The AmScope MU1400-CK 14MP digital camera has a CMOS color sensor for displaying still microscopy images and streaming live videos to a computer or projector, and a calibration slide. The camera has 40x magnification and a 0.5x reduction lens that ensures that the display has a similar field of view as the microscope eyepiece. The camera can be mounted in a C-Mount trinocular port, or 23mm, 30mm, or 30.5mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing capability, including measurement functions. The software supports JPG, TIFF, GIF, PSD, WMF, and BMP file formats and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. Camera drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. The software includes Windows APIs for native C/C++, C#, DirectShow, Twain, and LabVIEW that enable custom application development. The calibration slide has four graduated scales for calibrating microscope eyepiece and camera reticles. The four graduated scales include a 0.07mm dot, a 0.15mm dot, a 0.01mm crosshair, and a 0.01mm single line. Brightly illuminated grid lines on precision-ground glass construction provide accurate readings. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).
|Resolution||14MP (4096 x 3288 effective pixels)|
|Image type||Still image and video display and capture|
|Camera sensor||1/2.3″ Aptina MT9F002 CMOS (color)|
|Mounting size||23mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, C-Mount|
|Frame rate||27fps at 1024 x 822; 10fps at 2048×1644; 1.8fps at 4096×3288|
|Computer connection||USB 2.0 (backward compatible on PCs only)|
|File formats||JPG, TIFF, GIF, PSD, WMF, BMP|
|Software package||Image capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux|
|Camera driver compatibility||Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux|
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
What’s in the Box?
- 14MP digital camera (MU1400)
- 0.5x reduction lens
- 30mm adapter
- 30.5mm adapter
- Calibration slide
- USB 2.0 cable
- Software CD
14MP digital microscope camera for displaying still images or projecting live video to a computer or projector
40x magnification with 0.5x reduction lens
Mounts in any C-mount trinocular mount, or an 23mm, 30mm, 30.5mm eye tube
USB 2.0 output displays images on a computer or projector
Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X and Linux. Includes calibration slide.