The LC30 is a 3.1 megapixel digital color camera for microscopy that combines versatility with performance. The LC30 is the ideal entry-level microscope camera for quality bright-field imaging － suitable for material science applications.
The Olympus LC30 color camera for microscopy combines versatility with performance. With up to 37 frames per second (fps), faithful color reproduction, full integration into Olympus imaging platforms, and an excellent cost-performance ratio, the LC30 is the ideal entry-level microscope camera for quality bright-field imaging － suitable for material science applications.. The sensitivity and frame rate of the 3.1-megapixel CMOS chip can be increased using various binning modes, resulting in easy observation and focusing. The LC30 camera can be quickly and easily mounted on all microscopes equipped with a standard C-mount adaptor, and requires only a single USB 2.0 cable for high-speed data transfer and power supply. Its complete integration into the OLYMPUS Stream imaging platforms helps ensure the seamless interaction of microscope, camera, and additional devices, delivering intuitive and efficient operation.
Example image: cast iron
The OLYMPUS LC30 is equipped with a powerful 3.1-megapixel CMOS chip. The 2,048 x 1,532 pixels with a pixel size of 3.2 µm x 3.2 µm are digitized with 10-bits resolution. The camera supports various binning modes which can be used to increase sensitivity, as well as frame rate, and offers exposure times ranging from just 57 µs up to 750 milliseconds
Thanks to its high frame rates, the OLYMPUS LC30 makes it easy to navigate the sample and to focus precisely on areas of interest. 3X binning mode delivers 37 images per second at 680 x 512 pixels, making observation of samples smooth and convenient. 2X binning mode allow the acquisition of 28 images per second at 1,024 x 768 pixels, ensuring quick and accurate focusing. In full 3.1-megapixel resolution, the OLYMPUS LC30 still delivers 10 images per second.
Color is one of the main criteria in differentiating the relevant aspects of a sample. Ensuring accurate reproduction and recording of colors is therefore of utmost importance to all digital microscope imaging systems. Olympus patented true color correction uses precisely-calibrated ICC profiles for the best possible color reproduction. This unique and advanced technique works in real time to ensure that perfect color fidelity is always obtained at the highest speed possible.
|Image Sensor||Color CMOS|
|Sensor Size||1/2 inch (6.55 mm x 4.92 mm)|
|Resolution (max.)||2.048 x 1.532 pixels|
|Pixel Size||3.2 x 3.2 µm|
|Binning||2X, 3X, 4X|
|A/D Converter (Bit Depth)||10-bit|
|Exposure Time||From 57 µs to 750 msec|
|Live Frame Rates||
10 fps at 2,048 x 1,532 pixels (@ full resolution)
28 fps at 1,024 x 768 pixels (@ binning 2X)
37 fps at 680 x 512 pixels (@ binning 3X)
49 fps at 508 x 384 pixels (@ binning 4X)
|Data Transfer||USB 2.0|
|Color Profiles||Olympus real-time ICC color profiles|
|Partial Readout||Yes (in software)|
Convenient USB interface
High frame rate at full resolution
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Ultimate/Enterprise/Business/Home-Premium
Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
|Dimensions||48.6 mm (H) x 44 mm (W) x 21 mm (D)|
|Weight||Approx. 410 g|