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Luminoptic Professional High Resolution 5.0 MP Microscope Digital Camera

Our new model Luminoptic IS500 5.0 Megapixel Digital Microscope Camera.

With the included reduction lens the microscope camera can be used with either "C" Mount, 23mm & 30mm eyetubes and eyepiece tubes. With USB2.0 output, directly connected to the computer you can capture high resolution, high quality digital images, compatible with all Windows operating systems.

$795.00

All prices are inclusive of 10% GST

This short clip shows numerous representatives of freshwater microscopic fauna. Most of living things in the pond are invisible to the naked eye. Rotifers and ciliates are among the first creatures you would see through the microscope. Ciliates are unicellular organisms, which means they consist of just one cell. Rotifers are multicellular. The majority of pond ciliates and rotifers are sessile filter-feeders. They catch bacteria, algae, and many other tiny creatures by means of creating water flows with their cilia. While this process is quite passive, some rotifers (like Collotheca) have very complex structures that help them capture bigger prey.
Much simpler organisms such as ciliates are fun to watch as well. Despite the fact that they are usually smaller and consist just of one cell, you still can find many interesting structures inside. The closer you get to see them, the more fascinating they become.

The video also features other living organisms including plants and algae. And that's only a small part of microscopic diversity. Not surprisingly, even a small pond water sample can turn into a whole universe filled with the most unusual creatures.

Microscopic Pond Life
Captured with the Luminoptic 5.0MP Microscope Camera

Still Images Captured from the video above.
The full sized images are unedited and are exactly as taken.

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Specifications:
Manufacturer Luminoptic
Model No. IS500
Sensor Color CMOS camera
Sensor size 1/2.5 inch
Pixels 2.2micron X 2.2micron
Resolution 2592H x 1944V
Filter RGB Bayer
Lens interface C/CS mount
Maximum fps 8fps (2592*1944)
30fps (640*480)
RGB 8 bit
Exposure control automatic/manual
Exposure time 1ms -0.3S
White balance automatic/manual
Scan mode progress
Shutter electronic rolling shutter
Sensitive 0.53V/Lux S (550nm)
S/N ratio 40.5dB
Dynamic range > 60dB
Controlling image size, bright, gain, exposure time, color
Operating system Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 & 8
PC interface USB2.0