Microscope Cameras

Microscope Cameras

Leica microscope cameras are remarkable for their fast live image speeds, short reaction times, high pixel resolution, and clear contrast. They can be installed on many of the Leica microscopes and macroscopes.
Microscope CamerasMicroscope Cameras

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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Microscope Cameras Products

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Microscope camera with ethernet connection and 10 MP resolution

Leica IC90 E

Integrated camera for stereo microscope with ethernet connection and 10 MP resolution

High Speed High Resolution Monochrome Fluorescence sCMOS Camera Leica DFC9000

Leica DFC9000

4.2 MP cooled monochrome fluorescence scmos camera for advanced applications like high-speed live cell imaging, FRAP, and ratio measurement

2.8 MP Color Microscope Camera Leica DFC7000 T

DFC7000 T and DFC7000 GT

Cooled 2.8 megapixel digital microscope cameras

Leica ICC50 W

Leica ICC50 W & ICC50 E

Cameras for Compound Microscopes

Fluorescence Microscope Camera Leica DFC3000 G

Leica DFC3000 G

1.3 MP monochrome camera for basic fluorescence applications such as documentation of fixed, immunostained samples

Digital Color Camera

Leica DFC295

Digital Color Camera with 3 Megapixel for Fast and Easy Documentation

Monochrome Digital Camera for Ultra-fast Live Cell Imaging and Superb Fluorescence Documentation

Leica DFC365 FX

1.4 MP cooled monochrome camera for standard live cell imaging of GFP-expressing cells and tissues

Leica DFC450 C 5 Megapixel Color Microscope Camera with Cooling System

Leica DFC450 C

Digital 5 MP color microscope camera with active cooling system

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.

Microscope Cameras for Fluorescence Microscopy

Insights into the structures and dynamics of life

Fluorescence microscopy is a vital technique for studying biological processes. Fluorescence can be used to visualize specific subcellular structures and reveal connections between dynamic processes in live cells and tissues. 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. Also, live-cell imaging often requires a high acquisition speed to capture fast dynamic processes. 

Why Use Fluorescence Cameras from Leica Microsystems?

The Leica fluorescence cameras are based on highly sensitive sCMOS or CCD sensors that are ideally suited for low light applications and can detect even weak signals. One camera is passively cooled to help reduce noise. The sensors also have high quantum efficiency so that you can reduce exposure times, protecting your samples from photodamage.

Monochrome and Color Microscope Cameras

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

Microscope Cameras for Life Science

Facilitating insights into life

Life science research has a broad range of imaging needs that require solutions which address a wide variety of different applications. Microscopes cameras are vital for many life science imaging workflows like monitoring cell cultures, documenting stained specimens during morphological examinations, live-cell imaging, and the analytical methods FRAP and FRET. They generate reliable, reproducible, and quantifiable data that are essential for analysis and comparison.

For fluorescence applications, cameras should capture as many photons emitted from the sample as possible while introducing minimal additional noise to the data. Leica Microsystems offers a range of color or monochrome fluorescence cameras using sCMOS or CCD sensors.

Microscope Cameras for Industry

Optimum visualization and ease-of-use

Industrial applications require microscope cameras which: i) are capable of high frame rates for fast live images to accommodate a rapid workflow; ii) can provide excellent image quality for precise analysis; and iii) are easy to use even for inexperienced users.

As a leader in microscopy innovation, Leica Microsystems provides high-performance digital microscope cameras for PC-based or stand-alone systems. The Leica portfolio includes various color cameras with CMOS- or CCD-based sensors having up to 20 MPs.

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Frequently Asked Questions Microscope Cameras

A camera which is installed directly onto a microscope to observe live images of samples and record them at various magnification values.

It can be operated either via connection with a computer having the appropriate software installed on it or in stand-alone mode with the image displayed directly on a monitor.

Leica microscope cameras can have from 1 to 20 megapixels. In terms of imaging resolution, it is the pixel size that is important. However, smaller pixels generally mean a greater number of megapixels on a sensor, depending on the sensor size. For more information, refer to the following articles: Introduction to Digital Camera Technology, Digital CamerasDefinitions of Basic Technical Terms for Digital Microscope Cameras and Image Analysis, What Does 30,000:1 Magnification Really Mean?

The camera is normally installed onto the microscope with a C-mount lens, but in some cases it is placed directly between the optics carrier and eyepieces.

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