3.1 Mpx Color USB 3.0 Camera
with 2nd Generation of SONY Pregius® CMOS Sensor with Global Shutter

PROMICAM 3-3CP USB 3.0 camera represents a viable alternative to CCD cameras. Used 2nd generation of SONY Pregius® CMOS sensor exceeds CCD technology in several parameters.


Features Overview:

High Image Quality and Excellent Color Reproduction
Sensor with 1/1.8" diagonal provides high image quality and excellent color reproduction.

Global Shutter
The sensor uses global shutter, which enables observation of fast moving objects without image distortion.

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

  • Live view frame rate in full 3.1 Mpx resolution reaches up to 36 fps, which exceeds maximal frame rate of 3 Mpx CCD cameras.
  • Live view frame rate in Full HD (1920 x 1080 - using ROI feature) resolution reaches up to 51 fps.

High Sensitivity, High Dynamic Range and Low Noise Level
The used 2nd generation of SONY Pregius® CMOS sensor brings high sensitivity comparable to sensitivity of common CCD sensors. The values of dynamic range and noise level exceed the values of common CCD sensors.

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 and many more.

Suitable for Applications:

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

Technical Specifications:

Sensor Specifications
Sensor Type SONY Pregius® CMOS 2nd generation with global shutter, color
Sensor Size 1/1.8"
Pixel Size 3.45 x 3.45 μm
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 Mpx)
Camera Specifications (when used with QuickPHOTO programs)
Image Resolutions 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1024 x 768 pixels
Live View Resolution@Max. Frame Rate (fps) 2048 x 1536@36 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD - ROI)@51 fps
1024 x 768 (binning)@36 fps
Lower Resolutions Binning 2x2, ROI
Exposure Times 1/58 000 (17 μs) 12 s
Gain 1 251x
Exposure Mode Automatic, automatic-interactive, fluorescence (SFL Auto), manual
White Balance Automatic, automatic-regional, manual
Black Balance Automatic-regional, manual
Camera Characteristics
Dynamic Range 71.38 dB
Saturation Capacity 10080 e-
Quantum Efficiency (green color 525 nm) 66 %
Read Noise 2.22 e-
Max. Signal to Noise Ratio 40.04 dB
Interface USB 3.0 SUPERSPEED 5 Gbit/s
(backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Mount C-mount
Dimensions 102 x 99.5 x 46.5 mm
Weight 280 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)


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