Nikon has added its DS-Fi1 digital camera head and DS-L2 and DS-U2 control units to its popular Digital Sight Series. The new camera head improves resolution, expands dynamic range and reduces noise, while the control units provide improved platforms for viewing and processing images in industrial and research applications.
Thanks to the accelerated frame rate of the new DS-Fi1, positioning and focusing have become easier. With its interline CCD solid-state image sensor providing a resolution of 5.0 Megapixels, it produces high-quality phase contrast, DIC and fluorescence images. The Nikon DS-Fi1 also incorporates a newly-designed IR filter on the camera head to improve red colour reproduction.
Nikon has also introduced two new control units, giving the user the choice of a simple-to-use standalone system, or a hub controller for connection to a PC, which facilitates more complex image analysis.
Live images can be captured and printed using the new standalone DS-L2 controller without being connected to a PC. The large LCD monitor can be split to compare a still alongside a live image.
With the new DS-U2 control, every step from advanced image capture to image processing and analysis can be made through connection to a PC with NIS-Elements software. A USB 2.0 device port enables the transfer of image files to a PC at twice the speed of the previous model.