Nikon Introduces New Digital Microscope ShuttlePix P-400R

September 13, 2010

Tokyo - Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to introduce a new concept in Digital Microscopy, ShuttlePix P-400R.

The ShuttlePix P-400R is based on a new shuttle concept* allowing much easier remote inspection for samples, an idea which originally was considered to be too difficult for large scale products. This will allow not only Industrial applications to be the target but also an effective solution for many other practical, imaging problems.

The ShuttlePix P-400R will be exhibited at "IMTS 2010" (September 13-18, Chicago McCormick Place) and "25th Japan International Machine Tool Fair" (October 28 - November 2, Tokyo Big Sight).

Product Overview

Product Name Digital Microscope ShuttlePix P-400R
Availability from November 10, 2010
Hand-held example : P-400R
P-400R in combination with Motorized Focusing Stand Controller (P-MFSC) and Touch Panel Monitor (P-TPM)

Development Background

In the past, microscopes were used to inspect numerous samples such as Electronic and, moulded parts, and all Industrial materials. However in recent years, there has been growing demand to inspect parts and assemblies from Automobile, Boat, Airplane for both engines and airframe, plant pipe line and structures, Art work Restoration and conservation requires fine image recording and inspection without moving the sample.

The ShuttlePix P-400R allows the observer to inspect in a conventional way but also record samples that are difficult or impossible to observe under a conventional microscope. An object can be inspected on site and in it's correct position without any risk of damaging it.

Main Features

Digital Microscope P-400R Specifications

Magnification 20x-400x (magnification on dedicated 17" Monitor)
Optical zoom ratio 20:1
CCD 1/1.8" color CCD
Total pixels Approx. 2.11Mp
Effective pixels Approx. 1.98Mp
Storage format TIFF, JPEG (Compressibility 3steps)
Storage media

SD/SDHC Memory Card

  • *Support up to 16GB
LCD Monitor 2.7" TFT LCD
Light source White light LED
Capable of choosing 4 illumination directions
Actual FOV Maximum diagonal field of view 20mm
Working Distance 29mm
Tool function Scale display

Motorized Focusing Stand Controller / Touch Panel Monitor Specifications

Z axis stroke 150mm (Motorized control)
Maximum sample size


  • *Depends on combination with stage
Tool function All-in-focus, Measurement, Grid indication, Scale indication, etc.
Storage media USB memory
Display size Resolution 17" SXGA (1280x1024)

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.