12 Mpx CMOS USB 3.0 Microscope Digital Camera with up to 4K Live View Resolution

Features Overview:

High Quality Images in High Resolution
Crystal sharp high quality images with single-shot resolution up to 12 Mpx (4000 x 3000 pixels).

High Live View Frame Rates Suitable for "Live Imaging" Applications

  • Live view frame rate in 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) reaches up to 16 fps.
  • Live view frame rate in full 12 Mpx resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) reaches 11.5 fps.
  • Maximal live view frame rate in lower resolutions using ROI function is 60 fps.

Increased CMOS Sensor Sensitivity
PROMICAM 3-12C camera is equipped with a SONY® Exmor R series CMOS sensor with rolling shutter and global reset. The SONY® Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS architecture increases quantum efficiency and reduces read noise for improved sensitivity and dynamic range. The sensor has flipped the wiring layer with the photodiode so the photodiode is completely free from any wiring obstruction, allowing significantly more light to be collected even with small pixels thereby allowing to shrink the pixel size for higher resolution but without needing to sacrifice sensitivity. The results are sharp, high-quality, color images.

Support in QuickPHOTO Programs
QuickPHOTO programs for digital photomicrography provide full control of camera's features, e.g.: live view display, manual and automatic exposure, white balance, black balance, gain, gamma, hue, shading correction, measurements in a live view an many more.

Suitable for Applications:

  • Brightfield/Darkfield
  • DIC
  • Biology/Live Cell Imaging
  • Histology/Pathology/Cytology
  • Metrology/Mineralogy/Metallurgy/Geology
  • Quality Control/Semiconductor Inspection
  • Documentation and Archiving
  • Education

Technical Specifications:

Sensor Specifications
Sensor Type SONY® Exmor R CMOS, color, rolling shutter/global reset
Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Pixel Size 1.55 x 1.55 μm
Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels (12 Mpx)
Camera Specifications (when used with QuickPHOTO programs)
Image Resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 2560 x 1920, 2040 x 1536, 2048 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768 pixels
Live View Resolution@Max. Frame Rate (fps) 4000 x 3000@11.5 fps
4096 x 2160 (4K - ROI)@16 fps
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD - ROI)@16 fps
2560 x 1920 (ROI)@27 fps
2040 x 1536 (ROI)@27 fps
2048 x 1080 (ROI)@60 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD - ROI)@60 fps
1024 x 768 (ROI)@60 fps
Lower Resolutions Subsampling, ROI
Exposure Times 1/6000 1 s
Gain 1 16x
Exposure Mode Automatic, automatic-interactive, fluorescence (SFL Auto), manual
White Balance Automatic, automatic-regional, manual
Black Balance Automatic-regional, manual
Camera Characteristics
Dynamic Range 64.49 dB
Saturation Capacity 5 966 e-
Quantum Efficiency (green color 525 nm) 73 %
Read Noise 3.06 e-
Max. Signal to Noise Ratio 37.76 dB
Interface USB 3.0 SUPERSPEED 5 Gbit/s (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Mount C-mount
Dimensions 67 x 85 x 104 mm
Weight 385 g
Minimal System Requirements
Processor Intel® Core i3
Slot for USB 3.0 Interface Card 1x PCI EXPRESS 2.0 for desktop computers or 1x ExpressCard for laptops
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/8.1/10 (32bit or 64bit)
Recommended Computer Configuration
Processor Intel® Core i5 or better
Slot for USB 3.0 Interface Card 1x PCI EXPRESS 2.0 for desktop computers or 1x ExpressCard for laptops
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/8.1/10 (64bit)


PROMICAM 3-12C USB 3.0 Microscope Digital Camera - Dimensions

Quantum Efficiency:

PROMICAM 3-12C USB 3.0 Microscope Digital Camera - Quantum Efficiency


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