Although we don’t, yet, build our own Cairn microscope cameras we are delighted to offer a range of selected and tested scientific cameras from industry leading manufacturers to run with our products and systems. Recent advances have made it increasingly difficult to characterise scientific microscope cameras based on user application or camera technology, but (to avoid the bewildering list seen on some websites) we have done our best. As with other third-party (and in some cases competing) products we are fiercely independent and will always recommend what we believe to be the best scientific camera for your application.
Firstly, there are what we would call entry-level microscope cameras. In most fields these would be considered to be high end products, but from a live-cell fluorescence imaging standpoint the detector is arguably the second most important component, after the objective lens, so it makes sense to invest in a device with comprehensive support, high dynamic range, high sensitivity and appropriate resolution and field of view.