Scientific Digital Cameras for Microscopy

SPOT Imaging manufactures a complete line of scientific digital cameras for microscopy, from easy to use color CMOS cameras for brightfield microscopy to ultra-sensitive scientific CMOS sensors for low light fluorescence applications.

Every SPOT camera comes with the SPOT Software, an easy to use image capture application full of tools for microscopists, including scale bar, annotations, measurements, custom reporting, and time-lapse recordings. Cameras run on both Windows® and Macintosh® computers, and a Software Development Kit is available for integration with custom software. All SPOT cameras ship with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty and our exceptional track record for building reliable cameras that last for years.

SPOT Cameras

The SPOT RT sCMOS microscope camera

SPOT RTCooled sCMOS Camera

The SPOT RT sCMOS uses Sony’s breakthrough Pregius™ CMOS sensor. Now you can experience unprecedented speed and sensitivity in a scientific CMOS camera. Deep cooling allows dim images to be seen without becoming obscured by dark current.

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SPOT Insight CMOS Camera

SPOT Insight CMOS Camera

The SPOT Insight CMOS Camera featuring Sony’s Pregius™ CMOS sensor, delivers high speed, high resolution and high QE — features previously associated with much higher-priced cameras.

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SPOT Idea USB microscope camera

SPOT Idea CMOS Camera

The SPOT Idea CMOS cameras deliver high impact color images for journal publication and industrial documentation at an economical price.

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SPOT HDVision video microscope camera

SPOT HDVision High Definition Video Camera

The SPOT HDVision cameras provide live video microscopy imaging in HD for conferences and classrooms without requiring a computer.

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Key:* Best Choice for Application Capable + Capability Surpasses Application x Not Recommended
RT sCMOS Idea Insight

Brightfield Macrophotography Applications

Failure Analysis
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Inspection
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Metrology
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Semiconductor
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Machine Vision
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Forensic
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Brightfield Gels
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Low Light Macrophotography Applications

Semiconductor Emission Analysis
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Fluorescence Gels
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Multiplex Gel Imaging
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In-Vivo Fluorescence
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In-Vivo Bioluminescence
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Luciferous
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In-Vivo Chemiluminescence
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Chemiluminescence Gels
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Brightfield/Darkfield Microscopy Applications

Metallurgy
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Semiconductor
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Histology
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Pathology
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Microbiology
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Embryology
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Phase/DIC/Hoffman
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Low Light Microscopy – Fixed Cell Applications

Fluorescence
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Karyotyping
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FISH
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IHC Pathology
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Low Light Microscopy – Live Cell Applications

Developmental Biology- Timelapse
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Fluorescent Proteins- GFP, YFP, RFP
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Ion Imaging- FURA, Flow 4
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FRET
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FRAP
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TIRF
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Particle Tracking
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Quantum Dot
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Real Time Confocal
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Video Microscopy Presentations

Developmental Biology- Timelapse
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