Leica has released a couple new products designed to bring full HD video microscopy to the classroom. The ICC50 HD is a camera that can be inserted into any of the Leica DM series microscopes to bring live video to a monitor or video projector. The Leica EZ4 HD is a stereo microscope with built-in video output and recording capabilities.
From the ICC50 HD product page:
The camera can capture 3Mpixel color images directly onto a SD card or to a connected PC. The intuitive Imaging Software allows for easy fine tuning, capture, and archiving of images. The LAS EZ software also allows for basic annotation and measurement.
The Leica ICC50 HD is also compatible with the full range of Leica Microsystems LAS Software e.g. Multifocus, Measurement and Extended Annotation.
More about the EZ4 HD:
Leica EZ4 HD stereo microscope offers high quality 4.4:1 zoom for university and college courses such as biology, anatomy and chemistry and provides over 20 years of bright LED illumination.
The 7 LEDs provide transmitted, incident and oblique light for high quality illumination and contrast of any application. The integrated High Definition digital camera offers a fast live Image on a computer screen or HD Display transforming a stereomicroscope into a USB microscope. It captures 3 Mpixel color images directly onto SD card or Windows or Mac computer.
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