The SC50 5-megapixel color camera for microscopy provides fast frame rates with accurate and reliable natural color reproduction. The camera offers high spatial resolution to resolve even the smallest details and impressive sensitivity to capture every detail with its ‘On-Sensor Light Guide’ technology. The SC50 features active noise reduction with Olympus Smart Image Averaging (OSIA), automatic white balance, and the direct support of videos in full HD format. This makes the SC50 an ideal choice for all customers in materials sciences and industrial, as well in digital documentation.
The SC50 is the ideal choice for a broad range of Materials Science and industrial imaging applications
The SC50 sensor is equally at ease in producing detailed 5-megapixel images and comfortable full HD videos. The pixel size of 2.2 µm × 2.2 µm offers a resolution that is able to keep up with the optical resolution of the best lenses in the Olympus range of objectives.
The SC50 features Olympus Smart Image Averaging (OSIA), an active noise reduction technology that guarantees clean and noise-free images. In combination with the 12-bit depth, this provides an extraordinary dynamic range.
On-Sensor light guide technology reduces the scattering of light inside the sensor, precisely focusing it on the individual pixels. This directly translates into a noticeable improvement in overall sensitivity, providing bright and vivid images. This technology ensures lower exposure times, which leads to a faster live image even under low light conditions and allows the light level to be kept low when switching from camera to oculars, avoiding flash blinding.
Already active in the live image, automatic white balance (AWB) automatically removes unwanted color casts without any user intervention under a broad variance of common illumination conditions. Using AWB, the user can freely change illumination conditions to their needs, while the images keep the neutral color balance. Being automatically applied to snapshots, the AWB avoids the need for post image capture white balance correction.
The Olympus color profiling technology ensures true color fidelity and reproduction without user intervention. This fully integrated ICC color reproduction technology enables the capturing of lifelike images, preserving even the smallest details and subtle color variances. At every single stage, from oculars up to the monitor, the ‘real’ image will be acquired and displayed. An integrated raw data shading correction and high quality sharpness filter offer additional benefits to get every detail out of the images.
For quick and effortless locating of suitable specimen segments directly on-screen, adjusting the microscope parameters, panning, and focusing the SC50 provides a high frame rate of more than 15 frames per second (fps) at full resolution, and a high rate of 32 fps in full HD mode. Binning modes are furthermore available to keep a fast frame rate in low-light situations or to obtain even faster frame rates for fast-moving samples.
The SC50 includes a user-friendly Automatic White Balance (AWB) in live mode that constantly adapts to the current lighting situation and removes any present color cast. Fully integrated ICC color profile technology with its sophisticated algorithms ensures true color fidelity and reproduction allowing distinguishing even subtle nuances.
The sensor light guide technology used in the SC50 reduces the scattering of light inside the sensor and instead focuses it on the individual pixels. This directly translates into a noticeable improvement in overall sensitivity and reduced pixel noise guaranteeing bright and vivid images. Base sensitivity of the SC50 can be further significantly increased using 2x and 4x pixel binning. Exposure time at full resolution ranges from 31 µs up to 2.74 s.
The SC50 is able to capture images with high frame rate at full resolution with more than 15 frames per second (fps) at 2,560 x 1,920 pixels and full HD videos with about 32 fps at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Convenient observation and precise focusing is guaranteed. Frame rate can even be further increased up to 36 fps in 2x binning mode, and up to 47 fps in 4x binning mode, respectively.
The SC50 supports state-of-the-art data transfer via USB 3.0 for best possible performance and compatibility.
Intuitive Camera Control
The SC50 is completely integrated into OLYMPUS Stream, which guarantees intuitive operation - from image acquisition to image processing, report generation, data export, and global networking of images and reports.
* Stream are not for clinical diagnostic use.
|Camera||Single chip color CMOS camera|
|Imaging sensor > Size||1/2.5 inch color CMOS|
|Imaging sensor > Effective pixels||5 megapixels|
|Imaging sensor > Scanning method||Rolling shutter|
|Image Size||2560 x 1920 (4:3)|
|Image Size||1280 x 960 (4:3)|
|Image Size||640 x 480 (4:3)|
|Image Size||1920 x 1080 (Full HD 16:9)|
|Pixel Size||2.2 × 2.2 µm|
|A/D Converter (Bit Depth)||12 bit|
|Exposure control||Auto / Manual|
|Exposure time||31 µs – 2.74 s|
|Live Image Display||<USB 3.0 cable connection>|
|Live Image Display||15 frames per second (resolution 2560 x 1920, 4:3)|
|Live Image Display||36 frames per second (resolution 1280 x 960, 4:3)|
|Live Image Display||47 frames per second (resolution 640 x 480, 4:3)|
|Live Image Display||32 frames per second (resolution 1920 x 1080, Full HD 16:9)|
|Live Image Display||71 frames per second (resolution 960 x 540, Full HD 16:9)|
|Live Image Display||77 frames per second (resolution 480 x 270, Full HD 16:9)|
|Partial Readout||in software|
Olympus Smart Image Averaging (OSIA)
High sensitivity (On-Sensor Light Guide Technology)
Automatic White Balance (AWB)
High frame rate at full resolution
|Interface||camera head: USB 3.0 (Micro-B)|
|Dimensions/weight||Camera head: 58 mm (Ø) x 33 mm (H), approx. 182 g|
|CPU||Intel i3, i5, i7 or the corresponding XEON processors; compatible AMD processors|
|Memory||4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)|
|HDD||At least 30 GB free storage space|
|USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Monitor||At least 1280x1024 pixels, 32 bit graphics card, at least 128 MB RAM|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit)|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 (32 bit or 64 bit)|