Digital imaging in microscopy has led the scientific community towards easier and cheaper methods of photomicrography. Before the introduction of digital imaging the images of the specimen under the microscope were taken with the help of films. The method was developed half a century ago and to this day has served the scientific community well and has helped make thousands of new discoveries. Today the scientific community is using the digital imaging in microscope for the convenience it provides. Vacker Africa provides Digital image microscopes in countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Congo, Nigeria, Chad, Djibouti, Morocco, Egypt, Zimbabwe and many more.
What is a Digital Camera?
A digital camera is a camera which consists of charge-coupled device with imaging sensors that incorporates an analog to digital converter. The charge coupled device chips is a typical optical sensors which is analog in nature and produces a series of varying voltages. The voltages are digitized to make it compatible with the computer and other digital devices.
What are the advantages of Digital Camera?
Digital camera are capable of producing progressive scan unlike other analog imaging devices. The digitized images is directly compatible with the computers as the output is perfect for the format of computer monitor. The digitized images are easy to manipulate, store or display according to the requirement. The process is simplified in such a way that it saves a lot of time and money as well for the user. Digital photography helps the user to get rid of the unnecessary use of prints, negatives and slides. This also contributes in improving the quality of scientific journals. Today digital presentation is accepted in all types of scientific journals all around the world.
What are the types of digital cameras used in microscopy?
Digital cameras in microcopy are used for imaging various specimens for scientific purpose. There are specially two types of color digital cameras in use for scientific applications. The types are:
- Single CCD camera having wavelength selection filter
- Three sensor camera
The field of view produced in both types of camera is produced with the filter. The field of view is generally red, green and blue in both types of camera. The CCD camera using single sensor provides red, blue and green sequence with the help of liquid crystal tunable filter or a filter wheel. The three-sensor camera uses a beam-splitting prism along with trim filters for the same purpose. One setback in the color camera is that they are less sensitive than the monochrome cameras.
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