PROMICAM 3-2CP2.3 MP USB 3.0 color digital microscope camera with 1/1.2" global shutter CMOS sensor

This camera is discontinued. Recommended replacement: PROMICAM PRO 3-3CP.
PROMICAM 3-2CP color microscope camera with 2.3 MP resolution provides excellent image quality and is extremly low-noise. The Sony® Pregius® CMOS sensor delivers perfect results even in low light conditions. With 5.86 µm pixels, the camera is also suitable for weak fluorescence.

The sensor uses global shutter, which enables observation of fast moving objects without image distortion. Live view frame rate in full 2.3 MP resolution reaches up to 41 fps. Furthermore, large sensor with 1/1.2" diagonal enables to use 1x C-mount microscope coupler to reduce cost. The camera is produced by PROMICRA and is supported by QuickPHOTO programs.


Suitable for Applications:

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

Samples Acquired by PROMICAM 3-2CP Microscope Camera

Technical Specifications

Sensor Specifications
Sensor TypeSony® Pregius® global shutter CMOS, color
Sensor Size 1/1.2" (11.25 x 7.03 mm)
Sensor Aspect Ratio16:10 (8:5)
Pixel Size5.86 x 5.86 µm
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels (2.3 MP)
Supported Software
SoftwareQuickPHOTO in version 3.0 or higher (not included)
Camera Specifications (when used with QuickPHOTO)
Image Resolutions1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 960 x 600 pixels
Live View Resolution@Max. Frame Rate (fps)1920 x 1200@41 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD - ROI)@46 fps
960 x 600 (binning)@41 fps
Lower ResolutionsBinning 2x2, ROI
Exposure Time1/52000 s (19 µs) to 3.9 s
Gain1x to 31x
Exposure ModesAutomatic, automatic-interactive, fluorescence (SFL Auto), manual
White BalanceAutomatic, automatic-regional, manual
Black BalanceAutomatic-regional, manual
Camera Characteristics
Dynamic Range67.33 dB
Saturation Capacity33158 e-
Quantum Efficiency (green color 525 nm) 74%
Read Noise13.77 e-
Max. Signal to Noise Ratio 45.09 dB
InterfaceUSB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
USB connector Micro B screw lock
Dimensions67 x 85 x 104 mm
Weight385 g
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20 (under cap on both sides)
Recommended Microscope Coupler1x
CompliancesCE certified, RoHS, WEEE
Included in the BoxPROMICAM 3-2CP camera, 3m USB 3.0 cable with lock screw connector, USB 3.0 interface card
Minimum System Requirements
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i3 / AMD RYZEN™ 3
Operating Memory2 GB
Slot for USB 3.0 Interface Card (for older computers)
PCI Express 2.0 x1 for desktop computers
or ExpressCard for laptops
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows® 7/8/8.1/10/11 (32bit or 64bit)
Recommended Computer Configuration
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 / AMD RYZEN™ 5 or better
Operating Memory4 GB or more
Slot for USB 3.0 Interface Card (for older computers)PCI Express 2.0 x1 for desktop computers
or ExpressCard for laptops
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows® 10/11 (64bit)

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