Microq Mini cameras

The latest series of MicroQmini cameras can be used like a 25x microscope eyepiece. It looks just as small as earlier MicroQ cameras, but has been equipped with a new SONY sensor (IMX serie) and newly adapted electronics. Higher sensitivity and smart electronics enable high speeds with the best image quality.

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Sony IMX335 sensor

The sensor is 5.1 megapixels (that's about 2.5x higher resolution than Full HDMI is!) or 8.3 or 12 MP. It is well known from astronomical applications where really little light is available. The high sensitivity enables shorter exposure times and thus a significantly faster frame rate. The image no longer jerks, even if you record video or just want to move the microscope's stage, but is displayed in real time.

On-board electronics

There is a sensational idea in the completely redesigned board electronics, which enables fast image transmission in high resolution despite USB2.0: The raw image data is not simply transmitted as with other microscope cameras, but is pre-compressed in the camera housing and processed by the ToupView software the computer unzipped again. In this way the "bottleneck USB2.0" is avoided and a multiple frame rate can be achieved!

data sheet (for all cameras):

Exp. Time: Auto, or from 0.1 to 2000msec
Opt. Transmission window: 380-650nm
Weight: 45 grams
Plug diameter 23.2mm
Construction height: 40mm
Access through: Windows / Linux / macOS / Android Multiple Platform SDK (Native C / C ++, C # / VB.NET, Python, Java, DirectShow, Twain, etc)
contains: Digital eyepiece, USB2.0 cable, CD Rom with drivers and ToupView software

Sensor: Sony IMX335 (C)
Resolution: 5.1M
Sensor size: 1 / 2.8 "(5.18x3.89)
Pixel size: 2.0x2.0 microns
Sensitivity and dark signal: 505mV / 73dB / 43dB
Speed: 30 @ 2592x1944 | 30 @ 1280x960 | 30 @ 640x480

Sensor: Sony IMX274 (C)
Resolution: 8.3M
Sensor size: 1 / 2.5 "(6.22x3.50)
Pixel size: 1.62x1.62 microns
Sensitivity and dark signal: 236mV / 70dB / 43dB
Speed: 30 @ 3840x2160 | 30 @ 1920x1080 | 30 @ 1280x720 | 30 @ 960x540

Sensor: Sony IMX577 (C)
Resolution: 12.0M
Sensor size: 1 / 2.3 "(5.95x4.71)
Pixel size: 1.55x1.55 microns
Sensitivity and dark signal: 250mV / 70dB / 43dB
Speed: 20 @ 3840x3040 | 20 @ 1920x1520 | 20 @ 960x760

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5,1MP MicroQ digital microscope eyepiece (SONY IMX335)
5,1MP MicroQ digital microscope eyepiece (SONY IMX335)

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