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Microscope Cameras

Microscope cameras from Leica are particularly remarkable for their fast live images, short reaction times, high resolution and clear contrast. And they are compatible with almost all Leica microscopes and macroscopes.

Sophisticated Microscope Cameras

We have the right camera for every application to record exactly what you see through our high-performance instruments. Photographs with a resolution of more than 12 million pixels, ultra high sensitivity and optimum color fidelity are possible with our Microscope Cameras

Imaging and Analysis of the Finest Details

Our product range covers digital Microscope Cameras with intuitive software for archiving, measurement, analysis and presentation. 100% reproducibility of the exposures and highly convenient remote control of the cameras and ensure a fast and economical workflow.

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Contact a local imaging specialist for expert advice on the right microscope camera for your needs and budget.

Microscope Cameras for Life Science

Facilitating insights into life

Users of imaging systems in Life Science Research have a broad range of different imaging needs enabling them to address a wide variety of different applications. Cameras support users in all life science imaging workflows: from cell culture checking, documentation of stained specimens for morphological examinations to live cell imaging and analytical methods such as FRAP and FRET. They generate reliable, reproducible, quantifiable data that can be used for analyses and comparison. 

Leica microscope cameras are scientific tools that provide precise monitoring and documentation of specimens and tissues. They support all transmitted light contrasting methods including Differential Interference Contrast (DIC), Phase Contrast (PH), and Brightfield (BF). To achieve publication-ready results, their color reproduction perfectly matches all kinds of staining procedures. 

For fluorescence applications, cameras should capture as many photons emitted from the fluorescent specimen as possible whilst introducing little additional noise to the data. Leica Microsystems offers a range of color or monochrome fluorescence cameras based on CCD or sCMOS sensors. They are designed to address basic applications such as documentation of fixed immuno-stained specimens through to demanding real-time, high-speed triggered, multidimensional acquisitions.

Microscope Cameras for Industry

Digital microscope cameras for optimum visualization and ultimate ease of use

Microscope applications in Industry require high frame rates for swift work, excellent image quality for precise analysis and ease of use for confident use of the instrument – that is what our digital microscope cameras for Industry applications stand for.

As a leader in innovation, Leica Microsystems provides powerful digital microscope cameras for PC-based or stand-alone systems. The portfolio includes various CCD and CMOS based color cameras with resolutions ranging from 2.5 up 8 Megapixels – with pixel shifting technology even up to 12.5 Megapixels.

All cameras can be connected to a PC with a single interface cable – based on standard interfaces like Firewire-B, USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 – and are controlled by the software Leica Application Suite (LAS).

Microscope Cameras for Fluorescence Microscopy

Insights into the structures and dynamics of life

Fluorescence microscopy is essential technique for studying biological processes. Fluorescence can be used to visualize specific subcellular structures in fixed cells, and reveal connections between dynamic processes in live cells and tissues. Without fluorescence labeling, few cellular process can be visualized since most biological samples are almost transparent. A broad range of advanced Live-cell Imaging Techniques can be employed by researchers to probe the complexities of cellular processes. Fluorescence imaging is central to many of these imaging techniques. 

To obtain excellent fluorescence images you need a highly sensitive camera delivering a high signal-to-noise ratio and a large dynamic range resulting in a crisp fluorescence signal. Live-cell imaging often requires a high acquisition speed to capture fast dynamic processes. 

Why Fluorescence Cameras from Leica Microsystems?

We base our range of fluorescence cameras on highly sensitive CCD or sCMOS sensors that are ideally suited for low light applications that will capture even weak signals. The majority of our cameras are actively cooled to help reduce noise. We also use sensors with high quantum efficiency so that you can reduce exposure times, protecting your samples from photo-damage.

Monochrome and Color Microscope Cameras

Our monochrome and color cameras are designed for a broad range of applications, from basic tasks such as documentation of immuno-stained samples to advanced demanding live cell imaging applications such as fast time-lapse and FRAP. Our Leica Application Suite (LAS) X software seamlessly integrates our cameras into the microscope system, supporting high-speed triggering.

The origin of fluorescent proteins

The discovery of fluorescent proteins revolutionized the world of life sciences in the last century and was the key breakthrough technology that permitted the discovery and study of numerous cellular processes. The article traces the history of the fluorescent proteins.

Introduction to fluorescent proteins and their photospectral characteristics

In the beginning, there was GFP, today there is a whole pallet of fluorescent proteins to work with. Get an introduction to fluorescent proteins and their spectral characteristics in this Science Lab article.


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