Kodak Scientific Imaging has released Mac OS 8.6/9.x drivers for its MDS290, a 2.1 mega-pixel CCD imaging system for optical microscopy imaging.
Sporting a USB connection, the MDS 290 is designed for capturing photo-quality images (up to 8 x 10 inches) of brightfield, darkfield, and bright fluorescence microscopy specimens. The included MDS 290 software module/plug-in leverages the features of Adobe Photoshop 5.0/6.0 and also allows you to control the functions of the camera (exposure, optical zoom, compression, and time lapse) directly from a Mac. Plus, there are a variety of software filters built to enhance and optimize microscopy images.
The MDS 290 has a sensor resolution of 1901 x 1212 and a picture resolution of 1792 x 1200. It supports 24-bit color and a Bayer RGB filter array. The imaging system has a 3x optical zoom and a shutter speed that ranges from 1/360 to 8 seconds. It stores images in the TIFF and JPG file formats.
The Kodak MDS 290 can be mounted on any light microscope or macroscope that has a phototube (trinocular port) and a 1.0X C-Mount. It camera can be mounted in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, making it flexible enough to mount to most any microscope, according to Kodak. Off the microscope, the DC290, along with its standard tripod mount and optional accessories, provide a one-system solution for microscopy, macroscopy, and electrophoresis gel documentation, the company added.
For details and pricing info go to the
MDS 290 Web site.