5MP USB 2.0 Color CCD C-Mount Microscope Camera with Reduction Lens

SKU: MU500-CCD

Availability: In Stock

Regular price $1,542.99 $1,285.99

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

  • 5MP CCD USB 2.0 Digital Camera
  • Economical solution for fluorescence or dark-field microscopy
  • 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
  • Fits four mounting sizes: 23mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, and C-mount

The MU500-CCD is a cost-effective 5MP imaging solution for fluorescence or dark-field microscopy. Providing good detail for qualitative or quantitative analysis in low-light conditions, this camera holds a good balance between cost and results. Deriving power from the USB connection, the camera can be used at home, in a lab, or in the field. The industry-standard C-mount design allows this camera to be connected directly to C-mount photo-ports, or used in conjunction with an array of lenses and adapters to mount to virtually any popular microscope line.

With software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the MU series 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 ICX282AQ (color)
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • Sensor Size: 9.74x7.96mm
  • Pixel Size: 3.4
  • Resolution: 5.0MP
  • Frame Rate: 9fps @ 1280x960, 4.5fps @ 2560x1920
  • Sensitivity: 280mV
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Compatibility: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Mounting Sizes: 23mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, and 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, USB2.0 port
  • Advanced software for Windows:
    - offers Stitching, EDF, video recording and measurement functions
    - conducts measurements for lengths, angles, arcs, areas and etc.
    - 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 5MP USB2.0 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
  • application Camera-Brightfield
    camera application PC & Mac Display
    camera connectivity USB 2.0
    camera mounting size 23mm, 30.5mm, 30mm, C-Mount
    camera pixel 5.0MP
    camera reduction lens 0.75X
    camera sensor CCD
    camera type Brightfield
    compatibility PC & Mac
    Manufacturer AmScope
    mounting size Camera-23mm, Camera-30.5mm, Camera-30mm, Camera-C-Mount
    pixel 5.0MP
    product contents

    Packing List:

  • One 5MP Digital Camera
  • 0.5X Reduction Lens
  • One 6' (1.8m) USB Cable
  • Two Adapters: 30mm and 30.5mm
  • One CD with Software and User's Instructions
  • Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
  • prop 65 Prop 65 Warning
    reduction lens Camera-0.75X
    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 MU500-CCD is a cost-effective 5MP imaging solution for fluorescence or dark-field microscopy. Providing good detail for qualitative or quantitative analysis in low-light conditions, this camera holds a good balance between cost and results. Deriving power from the USB connection, the camera can be used at home, in a lab, or in the field. The industry-standard C-mount design allows this camera to be connected directly to C-mount photo-ports, or used in conjunction with an array of lenses and adapters to mount to virtually any popular microscope line.

    With software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the MU series 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 ICX282AQ (color)
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • Sensor Size: 9.74x7.96mm
  • Pixel Size: 3.4
  • Resolution: 5.0MP
  • Frame Rate: 9fps @ 1280x960, 4.5fps @ 2560x1920
  • Sensitivity: 280mV
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Compatibility: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Mounting Sizes: 23mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, and 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, USB2.0 port
  • Advanced software for Windows:
    - offers Stitching, EDF, video recording and measurement functions
    - conducts measurements for lengths, angles, arcs, areas and etc.
    - 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 5MP USB2.0 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
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