The VHX-1000 digital microscope from Keyence Corp. of America, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, features real-time 16-bit imaging resolution that makes subtle color differences visible, and optimizes areas that are too dark or too bright to see. Brightness ranges to 65,536 levels, and the 3-CCD color clarity is 2.8 trillion colors. The system features the DOUBLE’R automatic lens/zoom recognition system, enabling the microscope to recognize, in real time, which lens is mounted to the camera, as well as current magnification.
The microscope generates images of virtually any sample. The camera includes a pixel-shift actuator for ultra-high-resolution images of up to 54 million pixels. A selection of RZ zoom lenses with up to 5000x magnification is available. Targets can be observed with the camera/lens unit used either handheld or mounted in a multi-stage viewing stand that enables angular observation without changing the target position. The unit performs real-time, on-screen measurement of the distance, radius, angle, and area of the target.