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Nikon's DS-Qi1Mc

Nikon last week launched the DS-Qi1Mc monochrome quantitative digital camera.
The camera, which features a 1.3-megapixel CCD, is designed to capture high-resolution fluorescence images of live cells in real time at high frame rates.  According to Nikon, the camera can be coupled with Nikon’s DS-U2 controller and configured with its NIS Elements software packages, allowing researchers to carry out every part of their experimental protocol from image capture, recording, and measurement through to processing and analyzing.

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