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Cameras in Microscopy

Camera technology for image capture and processing is extremely important for optical microscopy. It allows the investigation of different structures and functions. Examples of applications are medical and biological research, diagnostics, drug testing or materials science. Basler cameras are suitable for conventional light microscopy applications as well as for fluorescence microscopy. Why? They deliver the highest image quality in real time, excellent color reproduction and a high dynamic range. They allow a reproducible, detailed examination and analysis of the finest structures.

Conventional Light Microscopy

Conventional Light Microscopy

Many routine microscopic applications in the scientific, biomedical and clinical laboratory area, including histology, cell biology, hematology and medical microbiology, are based on light microscopy using various lighting and contrasting methods. Cameras are a central part of these microscopy applications. They help track, discuss, record, analyze and archive images live. The cameras must reliably deliver high-resolution and sharp images with impressive color fidelity – no problem for Basler cameras.

Suitable Cameras for Conventional Light Microscopy

Camera Model Resolution (HxV) Frame Rate Mono/Color Interface Sensor
Basler MED ace 2.3 MP 41 color 1920 px x 1200 px 41 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX249
Basler MED ace 2.3 MP 164 color 1920 px x 1200 px 164 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX174
Basler MED ace 5.1 MP 35 color 2448 px x 2048 px 35 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX264
Basler MED ace 5.1 MP 75 color 2448 px x 2048 px 75 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX250
Basler MED ace 5.3 MP 20 color 2590 px x 2048 px 21 fps Color GigE PYTHON 5000
Basler MED ace 8.9 MP 32 color 4096 px x 2160 px 32 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX267
Basler MED ace 8.9 MP 42 color 4096 px x 2160 px 42 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX255
Basler MED ace 12.3 MP 23 color 4096 px x 3000 px 23 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX304
Basler MED ace 12.3 MP 30 color 4096 px x 3000 px 30 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX253
Basler MED ace 20.0 MP 17 color 5472 px x 3648 px 17 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX183

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Basler MED ace Cameras for Light Microscopy

Basler MED ace Cameras for Light Microscopy

Basler MED ace cameras are tailored for Medical & Life Sciences applications. But what distinguishes it from other Basler cameras? And why are they particularly suitable for light microscopic applications?

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Optimized Imaging for Medical Microscopy

Optimized Imaging for Medical Microscopy

Shanghai BEION develops optical systems for medical microscopy. The requirements for image quality and color fidelity in such applications are high. With Basler cameras, BEION achieves optimal image quality.

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Fluorescence Microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy is a form of light microscopy. It is used in laboratory routine and diagnostics, but above all in scientific, in biomedical and clinical research. Light of a certain wavelength stimulates fluorescent dyes to glow and the light emission is detected. The smallest cellular and even molecular structures can be distinguished using fluorescence imaging. Last but not least, the camera technology is important: Thanks to low noise, high dynamic range and high sensitivity to light, Basler cameras are ideally suited for fluorescence microscopy applications.

Fluorescence Microscopy

Suitable Cameras for Fluorescence Microscopy

Camera Model Resolution (HxV) Frame Rate Mono/Color Interface Sensor
Basler MED ace 2.3 MP 41 mono 1920 px x 1200 px 41 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX249
Basler MED ace 2.3 MP 164 mono 1920 px x 1200 px 164 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX174
Basler MED ace 5.1 MP 35 mono 2448 px x 2048 px 35 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX264
Basler MED ace 5.1 MP 75 mono 2448 px x 2048 px 75 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX250
Basler MED ace 5.3 MP 20 mono 2590 px x 2048 px 21 fps Mono GigE PYTHON 5000
Basler MED ace 8.9 MP 32 mono 4096 px x 2160 px 32 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX267
Basler MED ace 8.9 MP 42 mono 4096 px x 2160 px 42 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX255
Basler MED ace 12.3 MP 23 mono 4096 px x 3000 px 23 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX304
Basler MED ace 12.3 MP 30 mono 4096 px x 3000 px 30 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX253

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Modern CMOS Sensors and Their Use in Fluorescence-Based Applications

Modern CMOS Sensors and Their Use in Fluorescence-Based Applications

System manufacturers whose devices are still equipped with CCD sensors must replace them with CMOS sensors after Sony's discontinuation. This also applies to medical, scientific or clinical diagnostic applications that often work with fluorescence-based methods.

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Computer-Assisted Immunofluorescence Microscope from EUROIMMUN with Basler ace and Basler dart Cameras

Computer-Assisted Immunofluorescence Microscope from EUROIMMUN with Basler ace and Basler dart Cameras

The EUROPattern system from EUROIMMUN carries out automated and computer-assisted fluorescence microscopic examinations. Images from the integrated Basler cameras lead to suggestions for findings for the laboratory doctor. The excellent image data ensure high result quality and reliability.

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More Fields of Application from Medical & Life Sciences

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Important requirements for imaging components in diagnostic and therapeutic devices from ophthalmology include speed, resolution and reproducibility. Meeting these requirements is absolutely no problem for Basler cameras.

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Lab Equipment and Automation

Lab Equipment and Automation

Basler cameras are suitable for process automation, quality control or bio-imaging. Why? They stand for reliable analysis and high sample throughput. Because they are fast, accurate and produce reproducible images of the highest quality.

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Further Applications

Further Applications

Thanks to the best image quality, high resolution and high speed, Basler cameras are suitable for a wide variety of applications. These include, among others, dermatology, imaging procedures in surgery, motion analysis or dentistry.

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Do You Have Any Questions?

Camera technology can be found in a variety of microscopy applications. Basler cameras are ideal for this. If you would like detailed information, our sales team looks forward to your inquiry!

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