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SPOT Digital Microscope Cameras
High Quality Microscope Cameras for Laboratory Imaging

SPOT Imaging Solutions' scientific cameras power the research imaging world.

All SPOT microscopy cameras include:

  • Low noise circuitry designed for high image quality and fluorescence microscopy imaging applications
  • Scientific grade CCD and CMOS sensors
  • Full-featured SPOT imaging software that enables live previewing, easy image capture, and useful microscopy imaging tools on PC and Mac platforms
  • 2-year factory warranty that underscores our commitment to reliability
  • Expert advice and assistance from our team of SPOT Imaging Specialists

SPOT Imaging Solutions can provide adapters to mate SPOT cameras to current and legacy model microscopes of any brand, or to mount them onto boom arms and copy stands for macro imaging.

SPOT scientific microscopy cameras are available in a wide range of models to fit different applications and budgets.

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SPOT Insight Gigabit Ethernet camera

SPOT Insight™ Gigabit Camera

The SPOT Insight Gigabit digital CCD cameras combine high resolution, high frame rate and low noise to provide superior performance for brightfield as well as fluorescence applications. The Insight Gigabit provides a large field of view matching your eyepieces that can be resized to HDTV to match your projector, making it an excellent solution for teaching and presentations. As an LAN based camera, the Insight Gigabit cameras can be shared between students or laboratories. They are available in both color and monochrome models.

SPOT Insight digital laboratory camera

SPOT Insight™ Camera

The SPOT Insight scientific digital CCD cameras produce high quality brightfield images and are suitable for bright fluorescence work due to their low noise electronics. SPOT Insight cameras provide performance well beyond most cameras in its class due to its quantitative design and research grade components. They are available in wide field of view versions, and in both color and monochrome models for laboratory imaging.
SPOT Idea USB microscope camera

SPOT Idea™ USB Camera

The SPOT Idea USB microscopy cameras deliver high impact images for journal publication and industrial documentation at an economical price. The vivid color images will enhance your work. The SPOT Idea cameras are a great choice for pathology, life and material sciences, as well as the inspection and educational applications.

Spot HDVision high definition color video camera for microscopy

SPOT HDVision™ High Definition Video Camera

The SPOT HDVision cameras provide video microscopy imaging for conferences and classrooms. No computer is necessary - the HDVision cameras connect directly to HD monitors. High definition quality enhances presentations and captures attention.
SPOT Pursuit digital camera for microscopy

SPOT Pursuit™ USB Camera

SPOT Pursuit digital cameras deliver fast frame rates with low read noise, making them an excellent choice for live cell imaging. Pursuit USB cameras use the Sony ICX 285, 1.4 Mp sensor, 14-bit digitization, and Peltier cooling to provide high signal to noise ratio for capturing dynamic events at low light levels. Its compact design and USB 2.0 interface make installation simple and its attractive price point make it a great value. The SPOT Pursuit models include monochrome, color and slider (enables both color and monochrome imaging) versions.

SPOT RT Microscopy Cameras

SPOT RT3™ Camera

SPOT RT3 scientific digital CCD cameras are the reliable, time-tested workhorses of the laboratory. With their -43° C differential cooling, high QE sensors, and ease of use they are a well-rounded choice for standard fluorescence and brightfield core lab applications. The SPOT RT3 microscopy cameras are available in monochrome and slider (both color and monochrome) versions.

SPOT Flex high resolution microscope camera

SPOT Flex™ Camera

The SPOT Flex shifting pixel CCD camera provides extremely high resolution, cooling, and a large field of view, producing impressive detail for large prints and low magnification microscopy applications. The SPOT Flex cameras are available in monochrome and color versions.

SPOT Xplorer cooled CCD camera for fluorescence microscopy

SPOT Xplorer™ Camera

The SPOT Xplorer deep cooled CCD camera provides exceptional low noise performance with -42°C regulated cooling. The SPOT Xplorer comes in monochrome and slider (enables both color and monochrome) versions.

 
Idea
Idea
Idea
Insight
Insight
Insight Gigabit
Flex
RT3
Pursuit USB
Xplorer
 
Resolution (mp)
Resolution

1.3

3.0
5.0
2
4
4
4-16
2
1.4
1.4
 
Speed- Live Preview (fps)
Full ROI- Full Resolution
31
12
7
13
6
14.2
6
13
10
10
 
Full ROI- Video Resolution
56
31
56
18
18
34.8
18
18
19
19
 
Speed- Image Capture (fps)
Full ROI- No Binning
17
7
4
7
3.6
14.2
3.4
7.6
10.9
10.9
 
512x512 ROI- No Binning
73
76
73
13.2
12
35.7
10.5
16
20.5
20.5
 
Full Resolution with Max Binning and Min ROI
57
44
56
17.5
11.5
75.7
10.2
27.9
55.3
55.3
 
Exposure Limits

Dark current (-e/p/s avg)

N/A
N/A
N/A
1.2
5.0
0.11
0.11
0.003
0.0033
0.0001
 
Exposure Time (s)
31us-15s

107us-15s

44us-15s
0.5ms-536s
1ms-536s
1ms-536s
1ms-536s
0.5ms-17,160s

0.5ms- 1500s

0.10ms- 250,000s

 
Relative Sensitivity (without binning)
350 nm
0
0
0
47
31
31
35
53
155
155
 
450 nm
70
46
63
149
99
99
112
169
442
442
 
550 nm
76
49
68
131
87
87
98
149
473
473
 
650 nm
46
30
41
79
52
52
59
89
427
427
 
750 nm
0
0
0
47
31
31
35
53
295
295
 
850 nm
0
0
0
21
14
14
16
24
155
155
 
950 nm
0
0
0
5
3
3
4
6
38
39
 
Dynamic Range
1x1 binning
1191:1
1052:1
1169:1
1961:1
1605:1
1147:1
2222:1
2100:1
2000:1
3555:1
 
2x2 binning
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2100:1
3075:1
5467:1
 
External Controls
Input & Output Triggers
1-In/1-Out
1-In/1-Out
1-In/1-Out
1-In/1-Out

1-In/1-Out

1-In 2-Out
1-In/1-Out
1-In/1-Out
1-In 2-Out
1-In/2-Out
 
Available Models
Color Model
ID2920
ID2720
ID2820
IN1820
IN1420
IN3520
FX1520
RT2520
PR3420
N/A
 
Monochrome Model
N/A
N/A
N/A
IN1800
IN1400
IN3500
FX1500
RT2500
PR3400
XP2400
 
Slider Model
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
RT2540
PR3440
XP2440
 
Key: *: Best Choice for Application : Capable +: Capability Surpasses Application x: Not Recommended
 
Idea
Insight
Flex
RT3
Pursuit
Xplorer
Brightfield Macrophotography Applications
Failure Analysis
*
*
*
+
+
+
Inspection
*
*
*
+
+
+
Metrology
*
*
*
+
+
+
Semiconductor
*
*
*
+
+
+
Machine Vision
*
*
*
+
+
+
Forensic
*
*
*
+
+
+
Autopsy
*
*
*
+
+
+
Pathology Biopsy
*
*
*
+
+
+
Brightfield Gels
*
*
+
+
+
Low Light Macrophotography Applications
Semiconductor Emission Analysis
x
*
*
*
+
Fluorescence Gels
x
*
*
*
+
Multiplex Gel Imaging
x
*
*
*
+
In-Vivo Fluorescence
x
*
*
*
+
In-Vivo Biolminescence
x
x
*
*
*
+
Luciferous
x
x
x
*
*
+
In-Vivo Chemiluminescence
x
x
x
*
*
+
Chemiluminescence Gels
x
x
x
*
*
+
Brightfield/Darkfield Microscopy Applications
Metallurgy
*
*
+
+
+
+
Semiconductor
*
*
+
+
+
+
Histology
*
*
+
+
+
+
Pathology
*
*
+
+
+
+
Microbiology
*
*
+
+
+
+
Embryology
*
*
+
+
+
+
Phase/DIC/Hoffman
*
*
+
+
+
+
Low Light Microscopy - Fixed Cell Applications
Fluorescence
x
*
*
*
+
Karyotyping
x
*
*
*
+
FISH
x
*
*
*
+
IHC Pathology
x
*
*
*
+
Low Light Microscopy - Live Cell Applications
Developmental Biology- Timelapse
x
*
*
*
+
Fluorescent Proteins- GFP, YFP, RFP
x
*
*
*
+
Ion Imaging- FURA, Flow 4
x
*
+
FRET
x
*
+
FRAP
x
*
+
TIRF
x
*
+
Particle Tracking
x
*
+
Quantum Dot
x
*
+
Real Time Confocal
x
*
+
Video Microscopy Presentations
Developmental Biology- Timelapse
x
*
*
*
+