The BMSV Digital Stereomicroscope has an integral CCTV camera fitted within the housing of the stereo head. It has magnification x10 to x40, with the ability for this to be extended to x5 to x160 with additional objectives and eyepieces. In all other respects the stereomicroscope has the exact optical and mechanical specification as the other BMS microscopes in our non Digital range.
The 1/3rd inch CCD chip supports PAL only, and is therefore not suitable for the North America NTSC system. The output of the CCTV unit can be either S-vdieo analogue or digital.
In analogue mode that is suitable for TV display, the camera provides the equivalent of 450 lines, and in digital mode gives a resolution of 712 x 582 pixels. The CCTV camera has the option of automatic or manual white balance control, together with automatic back light compensation and will respond to 3 lux of light. The digital image is TWAIN compilant and is supported by Windows 95, 98, 200 and Windows XP, and supports 24 true bit colour. The minimum computer specification requires atleast 125M of RAM, 300 MB of hard disk space and CD Drive an USB port.