Most of the fluorescence cameras used today capture around only 24% of the usable Field of View on the microscope. Consequently, the small FOV reduces the data collected in a single frame. This in turn means an increase in the number of frames required to image a whole slide or sets a limitation in the number of cells which can be simultaneously monitored. Overall, this leads to a slowing down of the throughput of an imaging lab.
To overcome this problem, many researchers have to use lower magnifications or de-magnifying adapters, but of course, this significantly reduces the image resolution.
A solution from QImaging- twice the FOV
QImaging have developed a solution to this problem and have launched the Retiga 6000. This fluorescence camera allows you to capture the largest FOV possible- twice the image area of most standard fluorescent cameras with no compromise in terms of resolution or sensitivity.
Working with the new objectives
The camera has a high resolution of 6.05 million pixels and a 16 mm sensor diagonal. In addition, the small 4.54 µm pixel pitch maintains proper sampling with lower magnifications and the new high NA objectives.
An unequivocal advance in fluorescence imaging
In summary, the Retiga 6000 exploits the full microscope FOV allowing you to see larger areas in greater detail and with higher clarity. An unequivocal advance in fluorescence documentation.
Primary applications include:
- Live Cell Time-Lapse Fluorescence
- High Content Screening
- Whole Slide Imaging
- Imaging Cytometry
To read more about the Retiga 6000 and download the datasheet, please click here.