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Microscope Camera—Digital Sight SeriesDS-Fi2, DS-Fi1c, DS-Vi1

Offering the flexibility to configure the camera head and control unit to meet your specific needs

Three high-sensitivity, high-resolution and high-speed camera heads and two types of control unit are available to meet all research needs and purposes, from advanced research to inspection records, and biological or industrial use.

Camera head lineup

High-definition color camera head DS-Fi2

The high-definition 5-megapixel camera DS-Fi2 delivers high-resolution images of up to 2560 x 1920 pixels. Its CCD control circuit offers the fast frame rate of 21 fps (Display mode: 1280 x 960 pixels) and enables easy searching for an observation area and focusing.

High-definition cooled color camera head DS-Fi1c

A Peltier device cooling mechanism has been incorporated into the 5-megapixel CCD camera that delivers high-resolution images of up to 2560 x 1920 pixels. This mechanism keeps the CCD at 20°C below its uncooled state to produce high-contrast images with less heat-induced noise. It is ideal for the imaging of weak-light structures under fluorescence and darkfield microscopy.

High-speed, live display, color camera head DS-Vi1

Features a high frame rate, 2.0-magapixel CCD. Displays SXGA live images (1600 x 1200 pixels max.) at 15fps (29fps max.). The DS-Vi1 balances smooth live image movement and high resolution.

Control unit lineup

Standalone control unit DS-L3

The stand-alone controller and its large display monitor enable image capture without a computer. Touch-panel intuitive operation allows the setting and control of a camera by simply choosing the observation technique using the “scene mode” icons. Simple measurement functions, such as distance measurement between two points, are available. The DS-L3 can also be used to control the ECLIPSE Ni-E and Ci-E biological microscopes.

PC-use control unit DS-U3

With the high-speed IEEE1394b interface, DS-U3 fully emphasizes the camera head performance, such as the large number of pixels and high speed. Using optional imaging software NIS-Elements, DS-U3 allows effective capturing, management, processing and analysis of images and movies, and data exporting. DS-U3 also supports the control of the microscope and peripheral devices, and the building-up of a microscope system.


DS-Fi2-U3 configured with
ECLIPSE LV100N POL microscope


DS-Fi2-L3 configured with
ECLIPSE Ni-E microscope