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Introduction to Digital Camera for Microscope

DCM is a digital camera especially designed for a microscope. It works perfectly with any kind of optical microscope, including biological microscopes, metallurgical microscopes, and stereomicroscopes. The images of the observed specimen or sample can be accurately displayed on the computer screen. The powerful advanced software ScopePhoto that is included, ensures simple and convenient operation on the video and captured images.

How do you assemble a digital microscope? It is very simple and easy. Remove the eyepiece from the microscope's ocular tube and insert the DCM series camera into it. Then, plug the DCM series camera into the USB2.0 port on your computer. That's all there is to it!

You can find the configurations for different microscopes and the DCM series camera below. They include monocular, binocular , dual-viewing , and trinocular microscopes paired with our DCM series camera.

DCM series camera has a USB2.0 interface, so please make sure that it is plugged into USB2.0 port on your computer.

DCM A Series: cylinder shape
DCM B Series: square shape

DCMA Series
DCM Series
DCM A Series: cylinder shape
DCM B Series: square shape
DCMC Series Specifications
Model DCM35DL-A* DCM35DL-B* DCM35-A DCM35-B DCM130-A DCM130-B DCM310-A
DCM510-A DCM510-B DCM800-A DCM800-B DCM900-A
Image Sensor 1/3" CMOS 1/3" CMOS 1/2" CMOS 1/2" CMOS 1/2.2" CMOS 1/2.5" CMOS 1/2.3" CMOS
Pixel Size 8μmX8μm 8μmX8μm 5.2μmX5.2μm 3.2μmX3.2μm 2.2μmX2.2μm 1.75μmX1.75μm 1.75μmX1.75μm
Sensitivity (v/lux-sec @550nm) 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.3 0.44
Max Resolution (Hardware) 640 X 480
0.3M pixels
640 X 480
0.3M pixels
1280 X 1024 1.3M pixels 2048 X 1536
3M pixels
2592 X 1944
5M pixels

3264 X 2448
8M pixels

3488 X 2616
9.1M pixels

Speed (Depends on the PC) 30frames/sec @ 640 X 480 30frames/sec @ 640 X 480 20frames/sec @ 1280 X 1024 <11frames/sec @ 2048 X 1536 <7 frames/sec@ 2592 X 1944 <1 frames/sec@ 3264 X 2448 <1 frames/sec@ 3488 X 2616
Dynamic Range 62dB 62dB 65dB 75dB 67dB 75dB 75dB
Wave Length(nm) 400-650nm (IR-Cut added)
Exposure ERS (Electronic Rolling Snap)
White Balance Automatic / Manual
Auto-exposure Automatic / Manual
Image Output USB2.0, 480Mb/s
Power Supply USB2.0
Programmable Control Image size, brightness, gain, exposure time
Working Temperature -30°C ~ 70°C
USB Cable USB cable, length 2.5m
Camera Body Type A: Anodized metal body of cylinder shape, Ф60mm
Type B: Metal body painted in black square shape, 41 X 50 X 50 (mm)
Accessories Included 2 adaptors (Ф23.2-Ф30, Ф23.2-Ф30.50, one of each) for stereomicroscope
Software Advanced Image-processing software: ScopePhoto.
Driver, which supports DShow & TWAIN interface, output data RGB24
Operating System Windows 2000/XP(SP2)/ 2003/ Vista/2008 (32 and 64 bit)
*DCM35DL-A and DCM35DL-B: DL means driverless, it can be setup directly with windows XP SP2/ Windows Vista .
  • A Digital Camera for Microscope (DCM) with 0.35M, 1.3M, 3.0M, 5.0M,8.0M, and 9.1M pixel resolution, high quality, true color, and an easy to use USB2.0 interface
  • Built-in reduction lens for the largest field of view possible
  • Fits all kinds of microscopes including biological, stereo, and metallurgical microscopes with monocular, binocular, and trinocular observation heads
  • A Parfocal comes with all microscopes
  • Calibrating kit for defining tolerances and obtaining meaningful measurements (optional)
Driver included
  • DSHOW and TWAIN drivers let you use other software like Amcap, ACDSee and PhotoShop or your own application to record live videos on your computer
  • Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista /2008 (32 and 64 bit)
Software ScopePhoto
  • Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 (32 and 64 bit)
  • User-friendly, sophisticated software ScopePhoto & manual
  • Shows live videos on your computer screen and lets you capture the microscope images that you want
  • The captured image can be saved in the format you specify from the list in the table below
  • Measures lengths, angles, and areas across microscope images (A very powerful measurement function)
  • Edits microscope images on your computer in the same way that PhotoShop does
  • Detailed user instructions for easy installation, smooth operation, and possible software upgrades
ScopePhoto file format supported
  • WindowBitmap(*.bmp,*.dib,*.rle)
  • JPEG(*.jpg,*.jpeg,*.jpe,*.jif,*.jfif)
  • Portable Network Graphics(*.png)
  • Tag Image File Format(*.tif, *.tiff)
  • Compuserve GIF (*.gif)
  • Targa(*.tga)
  • PhotoShop(*.psd)
  • ICON(*.ico)
  • Enhanced Window Metafile(*.emf)
  • Window Metafile(*.wmf)
  • JBIG(*.jbg)
  • JPEG2000 Standard(*.jp2)
  • JPEG2000 CodeStream(*.j2k)
  • Wireless Bitmap(*.wbmp)
  • Scope File Type(*.sft ) (to save the measurement results together with the image )
Warranty policy
  • Three-year warranty
  • Free life-time software upgrades
  • Unbeatable low price guaranteed
  • One USB2.0 Digital Camera for Microscope (DCM series)
  • One USB Cable
  • One Calibrating Kit (Optional)
  • One CD with Drivers, Software ScopePhoto, Manual, Driver, and User Instructions
  • Two Adapters for different microscopes
  • DCM800 and DCM900 support static capture, meaning you can preview a video in small video size with high speed, but still capture it with large size.