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Reasons for choosing a Digital Microscope



High Dynamic Range (HDR) Function

Advanced functions overcome limitations of conventional optical microscopes


16-bit gradation dramatically enhances image contrast and eliminates glare
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Function
8-bit details
HDR 16-bit details
Printing (400x)


Low contrast and transparent objects can now be imaged with high levels of detail.

With traditional 8-bit color resolution, observation of transparent or low-contrast targets was nearly impossible. The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function is able to provide a 16-bit image with exponentially higher levels of gradation. This function will also automatically determine the ideal settings to be used and then display the optimal image.

Rendering detailed images of areas with low color gradation Low Color Gradation Details
Rendering accurate images of a target with glare Microscope Targets with Glare


High performance graphics engine with 16-bit color resolution

The advanced, high performance graphics engine allows you to capture images in 16-bit gradation through RGB data from each pixel, instead of conventional 8-bit data. This enables target profiles to be accurate in a way that is not possible with conventional systems. Furthermore, the obtained images are saved and stored as 16-bit data, allowing users to adjust various aspects of the image even after it has been captured.

High Dynamic Range

HDR Function

The camera captures multiple color images at different brightnesses by changing the shutter speed and then produces an image with high level gradation data. The range of obtainable brightness widens, resulting in the accurate representation of targets with glare as well as rendering detailed images of areas with low color gradation.

8-bit 16-bit
(256 levels of gray)
Conventional
method
8 Bit Conventional Gradations Obtained 
by Opening the Microscope Shutter
Gradations obtained
by opening the shutter
(65536 levels)
HDR function
16 Bit HDR Function Gradations Obtained by Opening Multiple Shutters
Gradations obtained by opening multiple shutters
Difficulties
❚ The range of obtainable brightness is narrow, resulting in the glaring of areas beyond the range.
❚ Subtle contrast cannot be rendered because of coarse resolutions.
  Solutions
❚ The range of obtainable brightness is wide, diminishing the perceived glare.
❚ Subtle contrast can be rendered because of detailed gradation.

[Live image]
HDR + Quick 3D display

HDR and Quick 3D displayThe HDR function can now be applied to a live image to allow HDR + Quick 3D display. This allows 3D observation with fine texture expression.


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