Microscope Camera


  1. Key Features
  2. Specifications/Dimensions

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.

Large format CMOS sensors

Nikon manufactures CMOS sensors and imaging technologies for professional D-SLR cameras, and 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 λ 4x)
The tissues of the liver, HE staining (Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat λ 10x)
Photos courtesy of: Kazuhiro Muraoka, Photography Division, Tokyo Women's Medical University
Semiconductors (IC wafers)
(Objective: TU Plan Fluor 20x)
Resolution chart
(Objective: TU Plan Fluor 20x)

Photography with 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 λ 40x)
Human glomerulus of kidney, Azan stain*
(Objective: CFI Plan Apochromat λ 40x)
  • *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 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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