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Microscope Cameras and Adapters

Axiocam Family

Camera Technology from ZEISS
In contrast to digital cameras for photography or industrial inspection, many aspects of the microscope cameras are optimized to meet specific requirements of applications in science, research and documentation.

As each application has very specific requirements, there is a wide range of different digital camera models to choose from. Different pixel sizes, for example, regulate camera sensitivity and spatial resolution. Lower pixel count enables higher frame rates and larger sensors offer better coverage of the field of view.

For maximum image quality, some Axiocam cameras feature low-noise electronic designs with cooled image sensors.

Our color cameras excel through the best color rendition with a very high range of resolvable intensity levels. Monochrome cameras are the best choice for imaging of fluorescent samples at low light intensities with an extended sensitivity spectrum.

For easy documentation, some digital cameras can record images either completely without a computer, or through a connected PC, laptop or iPad running the ZEISS Labscope software. All our microscope cameras are fully supported in our ZEN software environment, offering fast live image display and easy-to-use user interface.

Education and Laboratory

ZEISS Axiocam ERc 5s
Mobile Stand-Alone Color Microscope Camera
  1. Flexibility in Acquiring 5 Megapixel Color Images
  2. At an Impressive Price-Performance Ratio
  3. Use it on your PC to capture crisp images or as a digital video camera with an exceptional live image for observation of dynamic processes.
Or use the full flexibility of Axiocam ERc 5s as a stand-alone camera in your lab. You can store your images directly on an SD card and transfer them to a computer later. With this ZEISS camera, you are perfectly equipped for a wide range of applications.
Technical Data
  • Stand-alone: Skip the connections and just snap away
  • Acquire color images and store them on an SD memory card. Then easily transfer your images to a PC.
  • Easily move the camera to any microscope you want - on the camera body two buttons are available: one triggers the acquisition of the image, while the other performs an automatic white balance.
  • Transform every microscope cost-effectively, into a full-fledged, imaging station.
  • View smooth live images conveniently in a large format
  • Axiocam ERc 5s camera sends your live images directly to a connected monitor or projector via a DVI signal over an HDMI cable. Share and discuss your research with your work group.
  • Sit back and view your sample in comfort on a large screen. Your posture, the stand size, or the viewing angle are no longer an issue.
  • Acquire images through the provided remote control and adjust color saturation, contrast, brightness, and other acquisition parameters of your images accordingly through the on screen display menu. After defining the settings, you can easily store these settings and carry out routine tasks independently of any computer equipment.
  • Perform everyday tasks through Labscope iPad imaging app or ZEN imaging software
  • Go beyond snapping by freely choosing between your iPad or PC. With either Labscope or ZEN, you can measure distances and areas interactively, create annotations, and generate reports.
  • Using Labscope, you can save the files directly to your iPad or the Windows network, or you can share your files by emailing them to anyone, anywhere.
  • With ZEN you have the opportunity to upgrade to more advanced image processing and analysis, when the need arises.

Education and Laboratory

ZEISS Axiocam 105
color Your 5 Megapixel Microscope Camera for Documentation in Routine Labs
Small, No-Frills Microscope Camera
With its compact design, it makes quick and efficient work of your daily documentation needs. Experience a high data transfer rate with the USB 3.0 port for processing high-resolution 5-megapixel color images. Offering an exposure time range of 100 μs to 2 s and a live frame rate of up to 33 images per second, the camera allows you to be well prepared to cover multiple tasks. Document your results quickly and conveniently.
With its attractive price-performance ratio, you can also expand the capability of your fluorescence imaging system with color imaging. Axiocam 105 color is ideal as a secondary camera on fluorescence microscopes that are traditionally equipped with monochrome cameras.
The camera’s small form factor also lends itself well to environments with limited space.
Or use the full flexibility of Axiocam ERc 5s as a stand-alone camera in your lab. You can store your images directly on an SD card and transfer them to a computer later. With this ZEISS camera, you are perfectly equipped for a wide range of applications.
Technical Data
  • 5 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 15 images per second at full 5 megapixel color resolution
  • 8 bit digitization
  • High resolution with 2.2 μm pixel
  • Easy to use super-speed USB 3.0 connection
  • Color and black & white imaging modes
  • Fast and efficient operation with ZEN imaging software

Education and Laboratory

ZEISS Axiocam 202 mono
Your 2 Megapixel Stand-alone Microscope Camera
For Routine Fluorescence Documentation
With smart microscopy, digital documentation has never been easier. Axiocam 202 mono is your smart 2 megapixel microscope camera for digital documentation of fluorescent samples.
With this monochrome camera you can:
acquire images in stand-alone mode with no need for a PC press the Snap button to capture and store mulitchannel fluorescent images in combination with the Axiolab 5 or Axioscope 5 smart microscopes choose between 8 bit or 12 bit digitization to adapt the file size
Technical Data

Acquire multichannel fluorescent images with just one click

Sensitive fluorescence documentation: 2 megapixel CMOS chip sensor with image diagonal of 13 mm and large pixel size
Smart functions: Auto-adjustment of exposure time and gain as well as image enhancement functions
Easy-to-use: Single button multichannel fluorescent acquisition when combined with Axiolab 5 or Axioscope 5 stands, , even in stand-alone mode
Easy installation: USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi compatible (with USB Wi-Fi adapter)
Compatibility: Stand-alone mode without a PC, with Labscope imaging app as a network camera, with ZEN imaging software for advanced imaging

Smart documentation in fluorescence
Combine Axiocam 202 mono with the Axioscope 5 light microscope and Colibri 3 LED illumination to acquire multichannel fluorescence images with just a simple press on the Snap button.

You benefit from:
Automatic adjustments in the camera to acquire high quality images with high ease of use.
An integrated system that saves you both space and money because no extra computer is needed.
Image data completeness since all metadata, including scaling, are automatically stored with your images.
... and all it takes is just a simple press of the Snap button.

Education and Laboratory

ZEISS Axiocam 208 color
Your Fast 4K Microscope Camera
For Smart Digital Documentation
With smart microscopy, digital documentation of your samples has never been easier. Axiocam 208 color is your 8 Megapixel color microscope camera for Smart Microscopy.
This CMOS camera is suitable for education, fast digital documentation and all your routine applications.
Axiocam 208 color delivers:
  1. crisp, detail rich live images
  2. with high color fidelity
  3. at full 4K resolution
  4. in outstanding 30 fps and
  5. easy operation due to automatic functions
Technical Data

Experience this powerful, smart CMOS microscope camera
High resolution: full 4K resolution in outstanding 30 fps
Smart functions: Auto-adjustment of brightness, contrast and white balance
Compatibility: Stand-alone mode without PC, with Labscope imaging app as network camera, or with ZEN imaging software for advanced imaging
Various applications: Digital documentation in biomedical routine and research laboratories, teaching in digital classroom environments
Easy installation: USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi compatible (with USB Wi-Fi adapter)

Boosts your efficiency and reduce the time to result
Combine Axiocam 208 color with Axiolab 5 or Axioscope 5 light microscopes to experience the full power of smart microscopy.
The camera itself controls the microscope illumination and can read the microscope's status.
Automatic adjustments in the camera for high color and contrast reproducibility.
An integrated system that saves you both space and money because no extra computer is needed.
Image data completeness since all metadata, including scaling, are automatically stored with your images.

Education and Laboratory

ZEISS Axiocam 305 color / mono
Your Fast 5 Megapixel Microscope Camera for Routine, Fluoresence and Research Labs
High Resolution Imaging at Fast Speeds
With CMOS Global Shutter technology, you follow and capture samples accurately. Use this fast camera to acquire up to 36 frames per second at full resolution. Cover more of your area of interest with its 2/3” sensor format. Acquire great color images or use the optional black & white mode to document basic fluorescence on your compound, stereo, or zoom microscope. Easy to use ZEN imaging software offers an intuitive user interface and robust performance through a simple and easy USB 3.0 connection.
Technical Data

Zeiss Axiocam 305 color

  • 5 megapixel CMOS global shutter sensor
  • 11.1 mm image diagonal
  • Fast readout with 36 images per second in full color resolution
  • 12 bit digitization finer gradation in signal
  • Small 3.45 micron pixels for better sampling at low magnifications
  • Global shutter architecture for distortion-free images
  • Active thermal stabilization of the sensor for extremely reproducible image quality
  • Easy to use super-speed USB 3.0 connection
  • Color and black & white imaging modes
  • Fast and efficient operation with ZEN imaging software

Zeiss Axiocam 305 mono

  • 5 MP sensor with 11 mm diagonal for good field of view
  • Fast readout with up to 36 full frame images for good live image experience and easy sample adjustment
  • Small 3.45 micron pixels
  • Fast USB 3.0 connection, easy to install, with integrated camera power supply
  • Actively temperature stabilized sensor for optimized signal-to-noise and long term stability

Cameras for High End

ZEISS Axiocam 503 color/mono
Image Large Sample Areas - Fast, in True Color, and High-Resolution
Your 3 Megapixel Microscope Camera
For Fast Image Acquisition in Research Labs
This fast 2.8 megapixel scientific grade color camera allows high resolution live images and time-lapse recordings at video speed. Axiocam 503 color brings the convenience of fast color HDTV cameras to the digital domain, including all the advantages of extended parameter control and the image quality you expect from scientific camera products.
Such speed makes it the best choice for analysis of colored samples where sample navigation and visualization are your maximum priorities – for example, in pathology, cytology or scientific materials research.
Technical Data

ZEISS Axiocam 503 color

  • 2.8 megapixel CCD sensor with standard 11 mm image diagonal
  • 38 images per second in color
  • High image contrast with 14 bit signal conversion
  • Optimum 4.54 micron pixels for best combination of resolution and light sensitivity
  • Fast quad-port read-out with global shutter architecture for distortion-free images
  • Active thermal stabilization of the sensor for extremely reproducible image quality
  • Easy to use super-speed USB 3.0 connection
  • Color and black & white imaging modes
  • Thermo electrical cooled sensor

ZEISS Axiocam 503 mono

  • USB 3.0 interface technology with fast 5-gigabit / s data transfer rate
  • High-end quad-port CCD sensor technology for a fast image refresh rate of 38 images per second
  • Up to 90 images per second with binning
  • Ideal for high-aperture and low-magnification objective lenses, thanks to small (4.54 μm) pixel structures
  • Thermo electrical cooled sensor

Cameras for High End

ZEISS Axiocam 506 color / mono
6 Megapixel Microscope Camera for Fast Imaging in True Color
High-Resolution Images of Large Sample Areas
This high quality 6 megapixel color camera offers you an amazingly fast live image and acquisition speed despite its large pixel count and the very large 16 mm diagonal field of view.
This makes it the camera of choice whenever large sample areas have to be screened and recorded by taking many image tiles repeatedly in a minimum amount of time due to reduced number of tile positions.
This is extremely benificial in acquiring large pathological tissue sections or large colored materials samples.
Technical Data

ZEISS Axiocam 506 color

  • 6 megapixel CCD sensor with 16 mm image diagonal
  • 19 full resolution color images per second
  • High image contrast with 14 bit signal conversion
  • Small 4.54 micron pixels for optimal resolution
  • Fast quad-port read-out with global shutter architecture for distortion-free images
  • Black & white imaging mode

ZEISS Axiocam 506 mono

  • Excellent coverage of the microscopic field of view and sample overview, thanks to the 1” sensor – twice the field of view compared to 2/3” cameras
  • USB 3.0 interface technology with fast 5 gigabit data transfer rate and qad-port, high-end CCD sensor technology for rapid frame rates
  • 2752 horizontal pixels × 2208 vertical pixels gives high resolution, even when using pixel binning
  • Up to 56 fps with binning 5 × 5
  • Expanded area of application for high-aperture and low-magnification objectives, thanks to 4.54 μm small pixel structures – highest resolution with a large field of view
  • Thermo electrical cooled sensor

Cameras for High End

ZEISS Axiocam 512 color / mono
Acquire Large Object Fields with Low Magnification and High Aperture Objectives without Stitching
Your 12 Megapixel Microscope Camera Fast, in True Color, and High Resolution This 12 megapixel scientific grade color camera has a 1” (16 mm diagonal) CCD sensor. Given its large sensor size combined with small pixel sizes, you are able to acquire large object fields with low magnification and high aperture objectives without stitching. You can zoom into the digital image and still see the finest details of your sample. The USB 3.0 interface delivers an excellent live image at high acquisition speeds.
Axiocam 512 color is a highly evolved digital color camera addressing the needs of scientific microscopy, including documentation, reporting and analysis. Fast and artifact-free imaging with optimized color reproduction makes your work comfortable and efficient. In addition, exploring your sample on the screen, instead through the oculars, becomes a true and very convenient alternative.
Technical Data

ZEISS Axiocam 512 color

  • Large field of view with high resolution of 12 megapixels
  • CCD sensor with a size of 1” (diagonal 16 mm)
  • Excellent live image and high acquisition speed
  • Pixel size of 3.1 μm to detect small structures
  • Simple PC connection through USB 3.0 interface technology
  • Thermo electrical cooled sensor

ZEISS Axiocam 512 mono

  • Large field of view with high resolution of 12 megapixels
  • 1” CCD sensor (diagonal 16 mm)
  • Excellent live image and high acquisition speed
  • 10 fps at full resolution of 4248 × 2832
  • 22 fps in HD format (1936 × 1080)
  • Highest resolution with a large field of view: 3.1 μm pixels make it perfect for high-aperture and low-magnification objectives
  • Simple PC connection through super-speed USB 3.0 interface technology
  • Thermo electrical cooled sensor

Cameras for High End

ZEISS Axiocam 702 mono
Your 2.3 Megapixel Microscope Camera for Fast Low Light and Live Cell Imaging
Simpler. More intelligent. More integrated.
Fundamental to the investigation of weak and rapidly changing signals in biology is the recent advancement in camera technology. Axiocam 702 mono offers cell biologists and all other researchers a high-speed, sensitive CMOS imaging solution that is user-friendly and affordable. If provides sensitivity and temporal resolution at a very budget friendly price.
This high-performance CMOS microscope camera has 2.3 megapixels and a 1/1.2” sensor (diagonal 13.3 mm), making it the ideal choice for fast and sensitive fluorescence imaging.
Peltier cooling ensures low noise and reproducible image quality, particularly when you are dealing with long exposure times and dark areas in the sample.
Highest light sensitivity combined with low noise and high frame rates give you the temporal resolution that you always longed for in live cell imaging.
Technical Data
  • Monochrome CMOS microscope camera with 2.3 megapixels
  • Sensor size of 1/1.2” (diagonal 13.3 mm) and 1920 × 1216 pixels
  • Pixel size of 5.86 μm
  • Up to 128 fps at full resolution and up to 1000 fps @ 1024 × 128 pixels
  • Dynamic range > 5000:1 (>74 dB) at typical < 6e read noise
  • Thermo electrical cooled sensor

Third Party camera

High Speed CMOS USB 3.0 Model
Technical Data

Variety choice of resolution from 1.3M until 12M

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