Leica Microsystems has added the Leica DFC345 FX to its portfolio of digital cameras.
The camera combines high sensitivity with high resolution and features a fast image-capture rate and a broad dynamic range, making it ideal for multidimensional live cell observation under low light conditions.
The two-megapixel CCD sensor (pixel size 4.4um) guarantees excellent resolution of detail.
The high dynamic range allows the acquisition of multicolour images in one shot without time-consuming overlay.
There is a choice of 40MHz pixel clock rate for fast image readout or a 20MHz pixel clock rate, ensuring low noise for top picture quality.
The Leica DFC345 FX is equipped with one-stage Peltier cooling for effective suppression of background noise in low-light conditions.
This, combined with the high resolution of detail, produces brilliant images rich in contrast - even for weak fluorescence signals.
The Firewire-B interface allows simple and reliable transfer of data to the computer without an additional power supply.
The Leica DFC345 FX is integrated into the software platforms of Leica Microsystems: the modular Leica Application Suite (LAS) for simple fluorescence documentation and image archiving, the user-friendly LAS AF for sophisticated, high-speed fluorescence applications and Leica MM AF (powered by Metamorph) for demanding analysis.