Digital Camera takes color photos of microscopic specimens.

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Based on 5-megapixel CCD sensor, AxioCam MRc5 comes with operating software for image acquisition and processing functions. Product enables live image acquisition with selectable frame rate and flexible read-out modes. FireWire enables 100% computer-controlled camera operation and direct connection to laptop. Featuring minimal interference, 36-bit RGB color depth camera has dynamic range of 1:1300, with 12-bit digitization for loss-free image dynamics.

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AxioCam MRc5 Digital Camera Quickly Provides High-Resolution Color Photos of Microscopic Specimens

Thornwood, NY - Carl Zeiss has introduced the new AxioCam MRc5 high-resolution, color digital camera with 5-megapixel CCD sensor, FireWire, high dynamics, and great flexibility in read-out modes. In addition, the AxioCam MRc5 offers brilliant, true color, high-quality images rich in detail at an amazing price/performance ratio. It is perfectly designed to suit applications in pathology, histology, cytology as well as biology and materials research and testing.

The AxioCam MRc5, 5 megapixels, 36-bit RGB color depth camera is based on a new generation of innovative CCD sensors. Because of the increased pixel density and significantly higher image resolution, these sensors produce color images of exceptional brilliance and needle-sharp details. The camera features a dynamic range of 1:1300, with the 12 bit digitization to ensure loss-free image dynamics and to guarantee high performance when working with difficult specimens (e.g. reflecting surfaces in materials microscopy).

AxioCam MRc5 offers exceptionally fast live image acquisition. The frame rate can be freely selected, providing an ideal ratio between speed of data transmission and resolution that your specimen requires. Maximum electronic signal processing guarantees minimal interference thus providing excellent signal-to-noise ratio.

FireWire offers many advantages: simple link to a computer, 100% computer-controlled camera operation and rapid live image speeds. Above all, the FireWire interface allows direct connection to the laptop. The camera is completely integrated with the operating software to ensure that you have a powerful and upgradeable digital imaging system which includes image acquisition and processing functions.

For more information contact Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., Thornwood, NY 10594, 800-233-2343,, or email at

Carl Zeiss is a leading international group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industry. Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Group consists of six business units that operate with sole responsibility. They are generally ranked first or second in the three strategic markets of biomedical research and medical technology, system solutions for semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, and optical consumer goods such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars. The Carl Zeiss Group is directly represented in more than 30 countries and operates production facilities in Europe, America and Asia. In fiscal year 2002/03 the global workforce of approximately 14,000 employees generated revenue of about EUR 2 billion. Further information is available at

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