The XC50 is a 5 megapixel cooled color camera ideal for high resolution imaging that provides a wide dynamic range/ high sensitivity along with a number of different frame rates using pixel binning and partial readout modes.
The 2,576 x 1,932-pixel CCD chip used in the XC50 offers 14 bits per color channel and can be used for variable exposure times between 100 µs and 160 s with the help of Peltier cooling, which maintains a constant 10 ˚C (at 25 ˚C ambient temperature). These features, along with the high sensitivity, color fidelity, superior contrast and extraordinary signal-to-noise ratio make the XC50 a great universal high-resolution color camera.
The XC50 supports three different binning modes: 2x, 4x and 6x, as well as a partial readout mode that is used to concentrate and retrieve the information from a region of interest (ROI) within an image. At full resolution, the XC50 provides a live frame rate of 5 fps, which increases to 24.5 fps using the 6x binning mode.
Installation and control
Using the standard C-mount adaptor and FireWire・connectivity, the XC50 is easy to integrate into any system and ensures a tidy working space. Furthermore, the camera can be fully operated using the OLYMPUS modular analysis software, which also offers a host of image processing, storage and measurement functions. In addition, the software uses real-time functions to ensure that the entire dynamic range is exploited, for optimally balanced contrast and superior image quality.