2MP USB 3.0 Back-illuminated Color CMOS C-Mount Microscope Camera with Reduction Lens

SKU: MU203-BI

Availability: In Stock

Regular price $508.99 $423.99

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

  • High-performance Back-illuminated 2MP USB3.0 Microscope Camera for Low-light and Brightfield
  • Multi-platform software solutions
  • Includes calibration slide for on-screen measurements

With extraordinary sensitivity and a maximum framerate of 125fps, the MU203-BI provides high-definition imaging for low-light applications, including fluorescence. Using a cutting-edge 2MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor with an incredible 2350mV sensitivity (1/30s), high gain-levels can be used for highly-responsive realtime video. The inverted structure of the back-illuminated CMOS sensor places the photo-sensitive substrate of the sensor in front of the electronic components, further improving light-gathering ability.

Using a 1/2-inch format sensor, this camera is best-used with a 0.5X reduction lens or 0.5X C-mount photo-ports. A 0.5X reduction-lens for 23mm ports is included, along with 30mm and 30.5mm adapters.

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. A measurement calibration slide is included to properly calibrate the software's scale for use with the array of linear and geometric measurement tools. 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.

Sensor

Sensor Sensor Type Transfer Method Binning
Sony IMX385 Exmor Back-illuminated CMOS Rolling Shutter 1x1
Sensor Size Pixels Pixel Size Sensitivity
?
1/2" class
7.20mm x 4.05mm
8.26mm diagonal
2M 3.75µm x 3.75µm 2350mV @ 1/30s

Back-illuminated CMOS

The inverted structure of the back-illuminated CMOS sensor places the photo-sensitive substrate of the sensor in front of the electronic components, further improving light-gathering ability.

Photoelectric Conversion Photoelectric Conversion

In traditional CMOS, less light is gathered by the photosensitive portion of the sensor. Much of the light is blocked or reflected by the wiring surrounding the photodiode.

In back-illuminated CMOS, the substrate is essentially flipped, so more light can be absorbed, maxmizing each pixel's efficiency.

Sensitivity

Photoelectric Conversion

Sensitivity: Very High (2350mV)

The sensor's sensitivity is measured by the amount of photonic energy it is able to convert into electric potential during exposure. Using a standard of 1/30th of a second, this sensor can produce up to 2350mV. Higher efficiency in light-gathering and conversion means that less light is needed to produce a viable image.

Camera

Spectral Range
(IR Cut Filter)
Frame Rate(s)
(Maximum)
Exposure Time Connectivity
380nm - 650nm 125fps @ 1920x1080 0.1ms to 15s USB 3.0
Lens-mount Compensating Lens
(Recommended)
Power Compatibility
C-mount 0.5X 5V over USB Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux

Software

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
Features
Windows Version
Live video preview
Captures still images and video
Time-lapse capture
Exposure and white-balance controls
Dark-field correction
Digital binning
Image processing
Measurement tools, including lines, arcs, polygons
Segmentation and counting tools
Image-stitching, extended depth-of-field, HDR
Fluorescence color-mapping
Mac/Linux Versions
Live video preview
Captures still images and video
Exposure and white-balance controls

Contents:

  • One 2MP USB3.0 Digital Camera
  • One 0.5X Reduction Lens for 23mm Port
  • 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 2.0MP
    camera reduction lens 0.5X
    camera sensor CMOS
    camera type Brightfield, Darkfield, Fluorescence
    compatibility PC & Mac
    Manufacturer AmScope
    mounting size Camera-C-Mount
    pixel 2.0MP
    product contents

    Packing List:

  • One 14MP USB3.0 Digital Camera
  • One Reduction Lens
  • One 6' (1.8m) USB Cable
  • Two Adapters: 30mm and 30.5mm
  • One CD with Software and User's Instructions
  • Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
  • prop 65 Prop 65 Warning
    sensor Camera-CMOS

    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.

    With extraordinary sensitivity and a maximum framerate of 125fps, the MU203-BI provides high-definition imaging for low-light applications, including fluorescence. Using a cutting-edge 2MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor with an incredible 2350mV sensitivity (1/30s), high gain-levels can be used for highly-responsive realtime video. The inverted structure of the back-illuminated CMOS sensor places the photo-sensitive substrate of the sensor in front of the electronic components, further improving light-gathering ability.

    Using a 1/2-inch format sensor, this camera is best-used with a 0.5X reduction lens or 0.5X C-mount photo-ports. A 0.5X reduction-lens for 23mm ports is included, along with 30mm and 30.5mm adapters.

    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. A measurement calibration slide is included to properly calibrate the software's scale for use with the array of linear and geometric measurement tools. 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.

    Sensor

    Sensor Sensor Type Transfer Method Binning
    Sony IMX385 Exmor Back-illuminated CMOS Rolling Shutter 1x1
    Sensor Size Pixels Pixel Size Sensitivity
    ?
    1/2" class
    7.20mm x 4.05mm
    8.26mm diagonal
    2M 3.75µm x 3.75µm 2350mV @ 1/30s

    Back-illuminated CMOS

    The inverted structure of the back-illuminated CMOS sensor places the photo-sensitive substrate of the sensor in front of the electronic components, further improving light-gathering ability.

    Photoelectric Conversion Photoelectric Conversion

    In traditional CMOS, less light is gathered by the photosensitive portion of the sensor. Much of the light is blocked or reflected by the wiring surrounding the photodiode.

    In back-illuminated CMOS, the substrate is essentially flipped, so more light can be absorbed, maxmizing each pixel's efficiency.

    Sensitivity

    Photoelectric Conversion

    Sensitivity: Very High (2350mV)

    The sensor's sensitivity is measured by the amount of photonic energy it is able to convert into electric potential during exposure. Using a standard of 1/30th of a second, this sensor can produce up to 2350mV. Higher efficiency in light-gathering and conversion means that less light is needed to produce a viable image.

    Camera

    Spectral Range
    (IR Cut Filter)
    Frame Rate(s)
    (Maximum)
    Exposure Time Connectivity
    380nm - 650nm 125fps @ 1920x1080 0.1ms to 15s USB 3.0
    Lens-mount Compensating Lens
    (Recommended)
    Power Compatibility
    C-mount 0.5X 5V over USB Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux

    Software

    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
    Features
    Windows Version
    Live video preview
    Captures still images and video
    Time-lapse capture
    Exposure and white-balance controls
    Dark-field correction
    Digital binning
    Image processing
    Measurement tools, including lines, arcs, polygons
    Segmentation and counting tools
    Image-stitching, extended depth-of-field, HDR
    Fluorescence color-mapping
    Mac/Linux Versions
    Live video preview
    Captures still images and video
    Exposure and white-balance controls

    Contents:

  • One 2MP USB3.0 Digital Camera
  • One 0.5X Reduction Lens for 23mm Port
  • One 6' (1.8m) USB Cable
  • One CD with software and instructions
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