Leica DMC2900 - Leica Microsystems

From Eye to Insight
Leica DMC2900
Digital microscope camera for easy, efficient
documentation and presentation in industry and research
High Speed Imaging
Leica DMC2900 with USB 3.0 interface for highest speed in image processing
Leica Microsystems' next generation digital camera features the speed of a USB 3.0 interface,
which allows easy image settings and precise documentation of microstructures – and can
even be used with modern notebooks. The Leica DMC2900, optimally controlled by the
user-friendly software Leica Application Suite (LAS), provides high quality images from all
industrial and research samples.
Professional imaging
Leica DMC2900 at a glance
The Leica DMC2900 digital color camera is optimized for real-
•Digital camera with 3.1 megapixel resolution – optimal for
time imaging in standard microscopy applications. With up to
30 frames per second, its live preview function allows samples
to be easily positioned, perfectly focused, and even manipulated
on the computer screen. A reliable 1/2" CMOS sensor with
3 megapixel resolution ensures the optimal processing of standard
microscopic applications which require processor-intensive
series of single image captures.
applications using standard microscopes
•Fast USB 3.0 interface for a direct connection between camera
and PC or notebook; also backward compatible with USB 2.0
at a lower live imaging speed
•Ideal for precise measurements, analyses, and documentation
•Color interpolation, image sharpening, and shading correction
are performed very rapidly by the camera hardware without
The Leica DMC2900 is easily integrated with any microscope
system using the universal C-mount adapter.
compromising live imaging speed
•Optimized control of the Leica DMC2900 using powerful
LAS software
•Fast live imaging speed of up to 30 frames per second
(XGA resolution), allowing authentic real-time sample
display on the monitor
Examination of tissue sample (H&E staining)
Examination of zebrafish embryos
Assembled image of a metal sample (LAS-MultiStep)
Structure of brass at 50x magnification
Examination of bonding on a chip
USB 3.0 interface for a
fast, secure connection
Customized Solutions:
Leica LAS software
With its fast reaction time, the Leica DMC2900 is especially
suitable for all microscopic applications that require the
collection and manipulation of a large number of images.
The complimentary software Leica Application Suite (LAS)
included in the camera kit enables simple annotations and
measurements. This software platform base can be expanded
using numerous modules that share a common, easy-to-use,
consistent user interface.
The standard software LAS included in the camera kit is ideal for simple
measurements and documentation.
The efficient interplay between software and digital camera
is apparent when processing assembled images using the
Leica software modules LAS MultiFocus, LAS MultiStep or
LAS Montage, for example. The high degree of precision and
automation saves time and gives the best conditions for
industrial applications such as quality control.
Detailed information about LAS and optional modules can be
found at our website www.leica-microsystems.com
Integrated Platform for Life Science Research:
LAS AF (Advanced Fluorescence) is the easy-to-use software platform by
Leica Microsystems for advanced life science research. The Leica DMC2900
is fully supported in LAS AF and is especially well-suited for the documentation
and analysis of complex incident light and transmitted light samples (such as
the examination of C. elegans).
Other optional LAS modules offer additional functions to meet
individual needs:
LAS Live Measurement
LAS MultiStep
Test important parameters such as
quantity, position or area using the
live imaging function prior to image
acquisition – and only save the most
important images.
Automatically acquire images at XY
coordinates defined by a rectangular
LAS Montage
LAS Multifocus
Easily acquire a series of images and use
these to create a single extended focus
“montage” image of exceptional quality
and high resolution.
Create z-stacked images out of a series
of images at different focal planes.
Assembly Diagram
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USB 3.0 cable, 2.5 m
(USB 2.0 compatible)
11 541 544 0.55×
10 450 528 0.5×
Light microscopes
Stereo microscopes
Leica DMC2900—Technical Data
Camera type
Digital camera for microscopy with control software
Progressive scan CMOS, Micron (MT9T001)
Sensor type/size
6.55 mm × 4.92 mm (type 1/2")
Color filter
Image formats*
2048 × 1536—Full frame
1024 × 768—XGA
UV/IR Filter
Shutter control
Electronic rolling shutter/
Progressive scan readout
Number of pixels
Min. computer configuration
3.1 megapixels, 2048 × 1536
Pixel size
3.2 µm × 3.2 µm
Color depth
30 bit
A/D converter
10 bit
Dynamic range
Type > 55 dB/600:1
Readout noise
σ < 1.8 LSB (10 bit) typical
Exposure time
0.1 msec – 2 sec
Gain control
1× – 4× / 0 – 12 dB
Shading correction
yes, stored for all formats
Region of interest
Freely adjustable in 2 pixel steps
from 2 x 2 up to full resolution
Power consumption
Power supply
via USB 3.0 cable
Aluminum die cast
112 × 74 × 68.4 mm
Relative humidity
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, or faster
2 GB RAM, high res. graphic card with
128 MB or 256 MB RAM, Direct X V9c or V10,
USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 interface or free PCI Express slot
Software: Windows 7 and Windows 10 (LAS and LAS X)
Windows 8 (LAS only)
Operating temperature
340 g
-5°C to +50°C
10 % to 90 % non-condensing
Recommended video adapter
USB 3.0 Micro-B, with screw holes
Relative Response
Digital output connector
USB 3.0
* 5 msec exposure time, in frames per second
RGB Bayer mosaic
Protective color filter
USB 2.0
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Leica DMC2900 Camera (incl. USB 3.0 PCI Express card for
computers with no USB 3.0 Interface, USB 3.0 cable 2.5 m,
LAS Software)
Wavelength (nm)
Relative quantum efficiency of Leica DMC2900 (WB applied)
Leica DM4 M
Leica S8 APO
The ergonomic and modular Leica M60 and
M80 routine stereo microscopes feature
a large field of view, increased depth of
focus, and excellent resolution. The Leica
DMC2900 camera can be connected to these
microscopes using an HDF or HDV tube.
The Leica DM IL LED inverted laboratory
microscope with LED illumination is ideal
for cell and tissue culture examinations.
The Leica DM IL LED features a wide
array of contrast methods, high stability,
and plenty of space to work with tools.
The Leica DMC2900 camera can be
connected via the camera port or
trinocular tube.
The Leica DM4 M microscope combined with
the DMC2900 camera can be used for all
incident and transmitted light applications.
The 6-position mechanical objective turret is
coded, which allows immediate recognition
of the objective in use. The microscope also
recognizes the contrast method used and
automatically adjusts all settings accordingly.
The Leica S8 APO stereo microscope with
apochromatic 8:1 zoom and 75 mm working
distance allows easy access to any sample
even at high magnifications of up to 80×.
The integrated video/photo port allows the
Leica DMC2900 to be easily connected to the
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