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Nikon announces DXM1200F digital camera

The camera produces true-to-life, extremely high-quality images with an output capability of up to 12 million pixels and is specifically designed to accommodate fluorescence lighting techniques.
The DXM1200F camera’s new CCD chip produces images at a sensitivity of up to 2.5 times higher than its predecessor.  The result is enhanced and faster image capture in low-illumination applications such as fluorescence, DIC, and dark-field observations.  Higher signal to noise ratios are achieved with improved quantum efficiency.

“Digital imaging capture and archive technology has become as integral to lab research as the microscope these days,” stated Stan Schwartz, Division Manager, Product Marketing, at Nikon Instruments Inc. “The DXM1200F equips those researchers conducting low-illumination applications with the contrast and quality they need, while offering the ergonomic benefits and high-volume digital photomicrography capabilities they are coming to appreciate.”
Additional features of this fully upgraded model include:

     — High-speed, streaming, data-transfer of 12 frames per second at a
        640 x 512-pixel, live-image display

     — One-half the exposure time of the previous model, providing higher
        efficiency for live-image focusing and alignment as well as reduced
        specimen fading during fluorescence applications

     — Superb color fidelity, an improved low-noise design enabling the
        capture of clearer fluorescence images and high-speed data transfer
        from the camera to a computer

     — An exclusive wide-field relay lens matching the detector’s field of

     — Camera mounting versatility, allowing attachment to any
        microscope C-mount

     — Zoom capabilities of up to 800% for accurate focusing on specimens,
        particularly useful in low-magnification applications

     — Enhanced ACT-1 software, allowing ergonomically friendly, on-screen
        viewing of live images. Alternately, researchers can use Nikon’s
        EclipseNet software to capture, view, and archive images.

     — Automatic filtering, sorting, saving, and printing capabilities