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Digital Imaging Cameras

PETROG is integrated with the microscope by relaying the microscope image via a digital imaging camera. The live image is embedded in PETROG which can then sample and store microscope images.

A video camera image is required to allow for focusing, selecting the appropriate part of the slide and for viewing the image as the stage is rotated. PETROG supports a variety of digital video cameras.

With digital cameras each manufacturer has a software kit for interfacing the camera with the computer, and a variety of physical connections. Each of these requires a different version of PETROG. Below is a table of digital imaging cameras currently supported by PETROG.

Note that when selecting a camera you should pay careful attention to the camera connection to your PC. Digital microscope cameras require adequate bandwidth to transfer images. Most of the cameras supported by PETROG utilises USB3.0 or IEEE 1394/S800 “Firewire” connections.



All PixeLINK models except 'A' series.

We advise confirming  compatibility with specific models

DFC range models 290-495

Infinity range of cameras

DS-Fi3 and DS-Ri2 camera heads.

(We still support the DS-U3 range of cameras, and we advise confirming compatibility with the DS-U3 camera head)

Micropublisher 3.3 & 5.0 RTV, Go3

All other models please enquire

the Imaging Source range of microscope cameras

AxioCam HR, MR, HS and ICc models

Some AxioCam models may not be supported please enquire

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If you have a camera that is not on the list of supported cameras and you want to use it with PETROG then please discuss with us. Each new type of camera requires development and the co-operation of the manufacturer, but we would be pleased to investigate the feasibility of connection.

Discontinued cameras

Some cameras have been discontinued and therefore cannot be supplied, but are still supported in PETROG. It is important to check that your camera is still supported when making a version upgrade. Versions of PETROG as specific to certain cameras.

DXM-1200 (uses a dedicated card)

KY-F1030U or KY-55E