Monday, April 30, 2012

Microscope Cameras and Resolution

Selecting the correct resolution for your microscope camera can sometimes be a difficult task. Generally a lower resolution image will look decent on a computer monitor. But if you try to print out a low resolution image and make it too large, it turns out pixelated.

Here are some examples of microscope camera resolutions and the images you can print (at a high quality 300dpi) from each.
Depending on the size of the image you wish to print (at a good quality), choose your microscope camera above accordingly. If printing images is not a concern, a lower resolution camera should work well for viewing on screen images.