PAXcam Digital Microscope Cameras
Which PAXcam Microscope Camera is Right for You?
All of the full-version cameras in the PAXcam™ USB2 digital microscope camera lineup have the same general feature set. This includes the powerful PAX-it! image database software, live preview images at great frame rates, overlays on the preview image, the ability to add modules for making measurements on the live preview, measurements on captured images, image analysis and much more. Your PAXcam USB Digital Microscope Camera offers options as your needs grow and change!
The main differentiation between the PAXcam Digital Microscope Camera models is the resulting resolution of the captured image, and in the light levels available for imaging.
|Microscope Camera Model||Mega-pixels||Sensor||Image Resolution||Image File Size(color, uncompressed)||Max Exposure Time||Frame Rates in Live Preview|
|PAXcam ARC+||Up to 32MP (selectable)||1/1.8” CCD||6464 x 4864||Up to 90MB||2500ms||21 fps @ 808×608|
14 fps @ 1280×1024
12 fps @ 1616×1216
|2448 x 2048||15.0MB||20 sec||8 fps @ 2448×2048|
|PAXcam5||5.0 MP||½” CMOS||2592 x 1944||15.1MB||1150ms||60 fps @ 640×480|
7 fps @ 2592×1944
|4.2 MP||1″ CMOSIS||2048 x 2048||12.5MB||4000ms||90 fps @|
2048 x 2048
|PAXcam3||3.1 MP||½” CMOS||2048 x 1536||9.4MB||1300ms||20 fps @ 1200×768|
10 fps @ 2048×1536
|PAXcam2+||2.0 MP||1/1.8” CCD||1616 x 1216||5.9MB||20 sec||30 fps @ 808×608|
12 fps @ 1616×1216
|2.2 MP||2/3″ CMOSIS||2048 x 1088||6.6MB||4000ms||170 fps @ 2048 x 1088|
|PAXcam2||1.9 MP||½” CMOS||1600 x 1200||5.8MB||800ms||40 fps @ 800×600|
10 fps @ 1600×1200
|1392 x 1040||4.3MB|
20 sec, low noise
|15 fps @ 1392×1040|
Things to Consider with your USB Digital Microscope Camera
Most captured images are used for documentation, archiving, slide show presentations, written reports, or shared via email. When considering a camera’s resolution, keep the final purpose in mind. Large image files are difficult to email and network administrators do not want large image files taking up precious server space. (For example, a 5 MP image can produce a 12 MB image file; a 20 MP image can be 60+ MB in size!) If image analysis functions are being performed, the process can be noticeably slower as images get to be larger in size. These factors mean the balance between resolution and functionality must be assessed. More resolution is not always better!
Are you wondering which PAXcam USB Digital Microscope Camera is right for you? Still undecided? Consult our image library for some examples of PAXcam images taken in different applications, and view the image quality available in each camera. Or contact a PAXcam representative to discuss your particular needs. Whatever your need, the PAXcam family of digital microscope cameras has the right solution for you!
PAXcam USB Digital Microscope Camera Package Part Numbers
|Microscope Camera Model||PAX-it||PAX-it with Basic Measurement||PAX-it with Image Analysis||PAX-it with Basic Measurement & Live Measurement||PAX-it with Image Analysis & Live Measurement|
- Multiple-camera systems are also available at great prices. You can install several PAXcam Digital Microscope Cameras onto one computer. Please call for details.
- Each c-mount camera requires a c-mount coupler to attach to the microscope (not included in the PAXcam system, but can be added if you don’t already have one).
- Cameras can be incorporated with other hardware such as macro stands, optical microscopes, macro zoom lenses, and more. Click here for more information on optional hardware.