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Supported 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.



DFC range models 290-495.

Models that are not integrated but have an HDMI output can be supported using the HDMI interface (see below)

Infinity range of cameras

DS-Fi3 and DS-Ri2 USB3 Cameras

(We still support older camera heads connected via a Digital Sight DS-U3 microscope camera controller, but not via a DS-U2 controller - we advise confirming  compatibility)

SIS range : SC50 (XM10, XC10, XC30, XC50, UC30, UC50, UC90, SC30, SC100, SC180, LC30 unverified)

DP range : DP72, DP73, DP74 (DP70, DP71, DP80 unverified)

All other models please enquire

All PixeLINK models except 'A' series.

We advise confirming  compatibility with specific models

MicroPublisher 6, Retiga R3 (Colour),

Micropublisher 3.3 & 5.0 RTV, Go3

All other models please enquire

The Imaging Source range of microscope cameras

ToupTek Photonics range of microscope cameras. Model E3ISPM02000KPA has been tested, other models are unverified.

NG USB3 : AxioCam 305 colour, AxioCam 512 colour (AxioCam 503 colour, AxioCam 506 colour, AxioCam 705 Colour, AxioCam 712 Colour unverified)

Firewire : AxioCam HR, MR, HS and ICc models

Some AxioCam models may not be supported please enquire

Cameras that are not integrated with PETROG, but have an HDMI output can be interfaced with PETROG using an HDMI/USB3 converter. PETROG cannot control the camera, but it can access the video images. Read more >>

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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 >>