Digital SLRs with CMOS Full Format Sensors in Microscopy
Canon EOS 5D is the first affordable digital reflex camera with full
format sensor. The body costs approx. EUR 2,700 (as of February 2006).
Combined with the LM Digital Adapter it is perfectly suitable for use
in microscopy. Colour reproduction and image detail fidelity is
extraordinary. With the optional 12.8 megapixels WLAN adapter (WFT-E1)
the Canon EOS 5D leaves nothing to be desired. The 2.0 High-Speed USB
interface enables you to transmit data to your computer without delay.
Due to the larger sensor format the
number of pixels of the EOS 5D has also increased which leads to better
light absorption because of the larger pixel plane. As a result the
signal-noise ratio and the image quality is much better at high ISO
values. Low-noise and light-sensitive sensors are especially important
when capturing images by using extremely light absorbing methods, such
as, e.g., fluorescent microscopy or polarisation microscopy.
The images displayed on the 2.5" LCD screen are sharply defined and
rich in contrast.
Side view of the Canon EOS 5D: 2.0
High-Speed USB (Mini-B, PTP), video output (PAL/NTSC), port for remote
control release (via N3 contact), output for external flash
In addition, with the
included in the delivery you can store the images directly on your
computer hard disk. Therefor, the camera must be connected to the PC
with a USB cable. Furthermore, the mirror lock-up of the Canon
EOS 5D must be
activated. With this feature you can avoid fuzziness resulting from