PROMICAM 3-5CP+5 MP USB 3.0 color digital microscope camera with 2/3" global shutter CMOS sensor

This camera is discontinued. Recommended replacement: PROMICAM PRO 3-5CP.
PROMICAM 3-5CP+ color microscope camera with 5 MP resolution is a viable alternative to CCD cameras. Used Sony® Pregius® CMOS sensor exceeds CCD technology in several parameters. Sensor with 2/3" diagonal provides large field of view, high image quality, sensitivity and dynamic range as well as low noise and excellent color reproduction.

Furthermore, the sensor uses global shutter, which enables observation of fast moving objects without image distortion. Live view frame rate in full 5 MP resolution reaches up to 39 fps, which exceeds maximal frame rate of 5 MP CCD cameras. The camera is produced by PROMICRA and supported by QuickPHOTO programs.


Suitable for Applications:

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

Samples Acquired by PROMICAM 3-5CP+ Microscope Camera

Technical Specifications

Sensor Specifications
Sensor TypeSony® Pregius® global shutter CMOS, color
Sensor Size 2/3" (8.45 x 7.07 mm)
Sensor Aspect Ratio6:5
Pixel Size3.45 x 3.45 μm
Resolution2448 x 2048 pixels (5 MP)
Supported Software
SoftwareQuickPHOTO in version 3.0 or higher (not included)
Camera Specifications (when used with QuickPHOTO)
Image Resolutions2448 x 2048, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1224 x 1024 pixels
Live View Resolution@Max. Frame Rate (fps)2448 x 2048@39 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD - ROI)@72fps
1224 x 1024 (binning)@39 fps
Lower ResolutionsBinning 2x2, ROI
Exposure Time1/82000 s (12 μs) to 4 s
Gain1x to 251x
Exposure ModesAutomatic, automatic-interactive, fluorescence (SFL Auto), manual
White BalanceAutomatic, automatic-regional, manual
Black BalanceAutomatic-regional, manual
Camera Characteristics
Dynamic Range65.41 dB
Saturation Capacity10196 e-
Quantum Efficiency (green color 525 nm) 66%
Read Noise4.97 e-
Max. Signal to Noise Ratio 40.08 dB
InterfaceUSB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
USB connectorMicro B screw lock
Dimensions67 x 85 x 104 mm
Weight385 g
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20 (under cap on both sides)
Recommended Microscope Coupler0.63x or 1x
CompliancesCE certified, RoHS, WEEE
Included in the BoxPROMICAM 3-5CP+ 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)1x PCI Express 2.0 for desktop computers
or 1x 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)1x PCI EXPRESS 2.0 for desktop computers
or 1x ExpressCard for laptops
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows® 10/11 (64bit)

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