QImaging introduces new Retiga CCD series of cameras

26 July 2015 (Last Updated July 26th, 2015 18:30)

Scientific cameras manufacturer QImaging has launched a new series of charge coupled device (CCD) cameras with an intuitive imaging interface.

Retiga R3

Scientific cameras manufacturer QImaging has launched a new series of charge coupled device (CCD) cameras with an intuitive imaging interface.

The new QImaging Retiga R1, Retiga R3 and Retiga R6 cameras are accompanied with the company's newly acquired image capture software, Ocular, to offer enhanced tools for microscopy and imaging to researchers.

The cameras feature highly efficient CCD sensor technology and deep cooling that virtually eliminates dark current noise, which impacts data by lowering the limits of detection and improving quantification for more comprehensive results.

"Combined with our new Ocular software engine that was built to make researchers lives easier, scientists will enjoy high quality and simplified image capturing."

QImaging product manager Steven Smith said: "This series distances itself from competitive microscopy, as well as machine vision cameras, with stunning features that improve quantification and lowers the limits of detection.

"Combined with our new Ocular software engine that was built to make researchers lives easier, scientists will enjoy high quality and simplified image capturing."

The cameras also offer a dynamic pixel range to suit any set of applications, supporting a broad spectrum of scientific imaging requirements.

Retiga R1 is said to use a 1.4MP sensor for routine fluorescence imaging and documentation, while Retiga R3 uses a 2.8MP sensor and offers more pixels to facilitate live cell imaging and slide scanning with available binning for high magnification work.

Employing a 6MP sensor, the Retiga R6 camera supports applications that require a high pixel count and a large field of view such as time lapse, tile-and-stitch or stereo microscopy.

Built to serve as a reliable part of daily research tasks, the Ocular software provides a familiar user experience with a ribbon-based design for easy navigation between live view, image acquisition, movie capture and image analysis tasks.


Image: The newly launched Retiga R3 CCD camera from QImaging. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.