Monday, August 24, 2009


Microscope cameras generally capture reflective items such as copper differently. There are two types of chips inside microscope cameras - the CCD chip and the CMOS chip. A CCD (charged coupled device) chip generally produces higher quality images in low-light conditions and is better for publication quality images. Cameras with CCD chips generally cost a bit more than those with CMOS chips. A CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) chip is often used for routine documentation.

This copper image was captured with the Meiji EMZ-5TR stereo microscope and the Moticam MC2000 CMOS 2 mega pixel camera.

This is the exact same configuration, but using the MW5-CCD microscope camera.

A different piece of copper captured with the MW5-CCD microscope camera.