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Microscope Camera Head DS-Fi2

Color camera head with increased frame rates, high resolution acquisition and extremely accurate color reproduction.

A microscope camera offering fast, high resolution image capture, with unsurpassed color representation.
Nikon’s high-definition 5-megapixel CCD captures images at an impressive resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels. Other advanced features include an enhanced frame rate of up to 21 fps and accurate color reproduction.
The DS-Fi2 high-definition color microscope camera head also has an expanded range of settings for exposure time, making it suitable for wide variety of applications and techniques, including brightfield, DIC, and phase contrast.

5.0-megapixel Color CCD

Small pixel size and a field-of-view of 2,560 x 1,920 pixels allows you to acquire color images at very high resolution.

True Color Rendition of Samples

Nikon’s industry-leading imaging technology achieves the best true color image possible, duplicating exactly what is seen by the microscope.

Smooth Live Image Display

With a frame rate of 21 frames per second, live images are displayed and updated smoothly, so focusing from a monitor is a simple task, greatly increasing the speed of inspection, measurement tasks, and acquisition.

High Red Sensitivity

A high performance IR cut filter eliminates unwanted infrared contributions from halogen light sources, while maintaining excellent red color rendition for outstanding color reproduction.



The DS-Fi2 is a high-quality, cost-effective camera for a wide variety of applications including brightfieldphase contrast, and differential interference contrast (DIC).

CCD:  2/3 in. high-density CCD; 5.24 megapixels (effective 5.07 megapixels)
Recordable Pixels:  2560 x 1920, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
ISO Sensitivity:  Equivalent to ISO 64 (Can be varied between ISO 32-1250 equivalent)
Live Display Mode (DS-L3):  2560 x 1920 (max. 10 fps), 1280 x 960 (max. 21 fps), ROI mode (max. 37 fps) *Display reduced or enlarged to SXGA/XGA
Live Display Mode (DS-L3 w/NIS-Elements): 2560 x 1920 (max. 2.0 fps), 1280 x 960 (max. 7.8 fps), 640 x 480 (max. 21 fps), ROI mode (max. 37 fps)
Live Display Mode (DS-U3): 2560 x 1920 (max. 4.4 fps), 1280 x 960 (max. 18 fps), 640 x 480 (max. 21 fps), ROI mode (max. 37 fps)
Exposure Time: 130 μsec to 60 sec
Lens Mount: C-mount
Dimensions: 82.0 (W) x 77.5 (D) x 48.0 (H) mm
Weight: Approx. 270 g
System Composition: Camera Cable (3m)
Optional Accessories: 0.7x Relay Lens (C-mount) for wide field of view observations