6MP USB 3.0 Temperature-regulated Color CCD C-Mount Microscope Camera

SKU: MF603C-CCD

Availability: In Stock

Regular price $4,199.99 $3,499.99

The Higher the Magnification - The More Detail You'll See

Magnification 40x
Magnification 1000x
Magnification 2500x

Magnification is the ability of your microscope to make small objects seem larger. As the magnification increases the area being viewed will be decrease is size but the detail of the area being viewed will improve.

Amscope microscopes come with multiple magnifications to aid you in finding the proper magnification for viewing each specimen.

Camera Connection Types

When comparing 2.0 and 3.0 there are few major differences. First the transfer rates. USB 2.0 offers transfer rates of 480 Mbps and USB 3.0 offers transfer rates of 4.8 Gbps - that's 10 times faster.

Camera Resolution

The most important factor in ensuring successful microscopic imaging is choosing the appropriate optics and camera for your application that gives you more data and higher image quality. When selecting a microscope camera, it is best to base your decision on the most important requirements for your microscopic observation.

Key Features

  • 6MP ultra-sensitive, low-noise CCD digital camera
  • Ideal for fluorescence-microscopy or astrophotography
  • Active temperature-regulation with up to 45 degrees reduction
  • User-friendly software for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 offers editing/processing and advanced features including Stitching and Focus-stacking
  • View high-speed video while capturing high-resolution images

The MF603C-CCD is our top-of-the-line camera for imaging in low-light conditions such as fluorescence-microscopy. The camera uses a 6-megapixel, 1" Sony HAD CCD sensor, which dramatically boosts light-gathering efficiency. To guarantee a high signal-to-noise performance, the camera features a built-in thermal-regulation system capable of decreasing the operating temperature by up to 45 degrees. This reduction in sensor-heat results in less self-noise during the light-capture and conversion processes.

An added benefit of the CCD sensor is its "global shutter" design, which eliminates "rolling-shutter" artifacts associated with CMOS sensors. This equates to better consitency and less distortion during image-capture, and smoother movement in video. Because of the camera's accuracy and noise-control, the camera is capable of capturing long-exposures up to one hour.

The MF603C-CCD uses the C-mount standard for lens-attachment or instrument-coupling. With a wide array of lenses and coupling-adapters, the camera can be used with virtually any optical microscope on the market, including AmScope, Nikon, Olympus, Leica, and Zeiss. On top of that, it can be used with a wide range of telescopes for astrophotography.

With software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, this camera package is a multi-platform imaging solution. The included Windows software offers image-development and measurement tools, as well as advanced compositing features such as image-stitching and extended-depth-of-focus. With the ability to calibrate scales at multiple magnifications, the software can be used for multi-level inspection. Independent preview and capture resolutions allow you to view high-speed video while simultaneously capturing high-definition images. For Mac and Linux, there is a lite version of the software which can capture video and still images, and includes limited processing features.

Camera Specifications:

  • Sensor: Sony ICX694AQG (color)
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • Sensor Size: 14.6x12.8mm
  • Pixel Size: 4.54
  • Resolution: 6.0MP
  • Frame Rate: 14fps @ 2748x1092, 7.5fps @ 2748x2200
  • Sensitivity: 880mV (1/30s)
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0
  • Compatibility: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Mounting Sizes: C-mount
  • Software Specifications:

  • OS Requirements: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS 10.8+, Linux kernel 3.13+
  • Hardware Requirements: Intel Core2 2.8GHz or comparable processor, 2GB RAM, USB3.0 port for maximum speed
  • Advanced software for Windows:
    - offers Stitching, EDF, video recording and measurement functions
    - conducts measurements for lengths, angles, arcs, areas and etc.
    - gives your computer screens the same field of view as your microscope's eyepiece
    - saves still images in BMP, TIFF, JPG, PICT, PTL or other formats
    - live video and still image capture can be set in different resolutions simultaneously
    More features: add layers, watermarks, mosaics, tiles; adjust color balance, exposure, saturation, contrast, orientation; change resolution, histogram, granulation, diffusion; transform images via edge detection, digital image warping; conducts measurements for single, parallel or perpendicular lines and rectangular, elliptical and irregular areas; adds notes, measurements, text, arrows, labels, and etc. using customizable text with different sizes and colors; conducts measurements in microns, millimeters, centimeters, inches, feet, and etc. under any magnification powers with desired tolerances
  • Life-time free software upgrades
  • Contents:

  • One 6MP USB3.0 Temperature-regulated Digital Camera
  • One heavy-duty carrying case
  • One power adapter
  • One 6' (1.8m) USB Cable
  • One CD with software and instructions
  • application Camera-Brightfield, Camera-Darkfield, Camera-Fluorescence
    camera application PC & Mac Display
    camera connectivity USB 3.0
    camera mounting size C-Mount
    camera pixel 6.0MP
    camera sensor CCD
    camera type Brightfield, Darkfield, Fluorescence
    compatibility PC & Mac
    Manufacturer AmScope
    mounting size Camera-C-Mount
    pixel 6.0MP
    prop 65 Prop 65 Warning
    sensor Camera-CCD

    AmScope products are warranted against manufacturer’s defects in material and workmanship from the original date of purchase, for the following years: 


    • Five Year Warranty for Microscopes: All our microscopes come with a five (5) year factory warranty against manufacturing defects, covering labor and parts. 
    • One Year Warranty for Telescopes: All our telescopes come with a one (1) year warranty, except when specified in the description. 
    • One Year Warranty for Accessories: All our microscope accessories (USB cameras, illuminators, illumination, dust covers, and etc.) come with a one (1) year warranty, except when specified in the description.
    • One Year Warranty for Items labeled as “Product Ships From Manufacturer”: All products that are shipped directly from the manufacturer come with a one (1) year warranty, except when specified in the description. 

    Warranty does not apply for consumable accessories and parts such as bulbs, batteries, fuses, cords, optical components or any add-on accessories such as mechanical specimen holders that are not built into the microscope stage as an integral part of the original manufacture, etc. Warranty does not cover microscopes, lenses cameras or other accessories that have become inoperable due to dirt or damage due to misuse or lack of maintenance. 

    Note: Buyers are responsible for return shipping and handling cost for warranty services. Our warranty covers parts and labor only.

    The MF603C-CCD is our top-of-the-line camera for imaging in low-light conditions such as fluorescence-microscopy. The camera uses a 6-megapixel, 1" Sony HAD CCD sensor, which dramatically boosts light-gathering efficiency. To guarantee a high signal-to-noise performance, the camera features a built-in thermal-regulation system capable of decreasing the operating temperature by up to 45 degrees. This reduction in sensor-heat results in less self-noise during the light-capture and conversion processes.

    An added benefit of the CCD sensor is its "global shutter" design, which eliminates "rolling-shutter" artifacts associated with CMOS sensors. This equates to better consitency and less distortion during image-capture, and smoother movement in video. Because of the camera's accuracy and noise-control, the camera is capable of capturing long-exposures up to one hour.

    The MF603C-CCD uses the C-mount standard for lens-attachment or instrument-coupling. With a wide array of lenses and coupling-adapters, the camera can be used with virtually any optical microscope on the market, including AmScope, Nikon, Olympus, Leica, and Zeiss. On top of that, it can be used with a wide range of telescopes for astrophotography.

    With software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, this camera package is a multi-platform imaging solution. The included Windows software offers image-development and measurement tools, as well as advanced compositing features such as image-stitching and extended-depth-of-focus. With the ability to calibrate scales at multiple magnifications, the software can be used for multi-level inspection. Independent preview and capture resolutions allow you to view high-speed video while simultaneously capturing high-definition images. For Mac and Linux, there is a lite version of the software which can capture video and still images, and includes limited processing features.

    Camera Specifications:

  • Sensor: Sony ICX694AQG (color)
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • Sensor Size: 14.6x12.8mm
  • Pixel Size: 4.54
  • Resolution: 6.0MP
  • Frame Rate: 14fps @ 2748x1092, 7.5fps @ 2748x2200
  • Sensitivity: 880mV (1/30s)
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0
  • Compatibility: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Mounting Sizes: C-mount
  • Software Specifications:

  • OS Requirements: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS 10.8+, Linux kernel 3.13+
  • Hardware Requirements: Intel Core2 2.8GHz or comparable processor, 2GB RAM, USB3.0 port for maximum speed
  • Advanced software for Windows:
    - offers Stitching, EDF, video recording and measurement functions
    - conducts measurements for lengths, angles, arcs, areas and etc.
    - gives your computer screens the same field of view as your microscope's eyepiece
    - saves still images in BMP, TIFF, JPG, PICT, PTL or other formats
    - live video and still image capture can be set in different resolutions simultaneously
    More features: add layers, watermarks, mosaics, tiles; adjust color balance, exposure, saturation, contrast, orientation; change resolution, histogram, granulation, diffusion; transform images via edge detection, digital image warping; conducts measurements for single, parallel or perpendicular lines and rectangular, elliptical and irregular areas; adds notes, measurements, text, arrows, labels, and etc. using customizable text with different sizes and colors; conducts measurements in microns, millimeters, centimeters, inches, feet, and etc. under any magnification powers with desired tolerances
  • Life-time free software upgrades
  • Contents:

  • One 6MP USB3.0 Temperature-regulated Digital Camera
  • One heavy-duty carrying case
  • One power adapter
  • One 6' (1.8m) USB Cable
  • One CD with software and instructions
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