Nikon DS-Qi2 16.25 Monochrome CMOS Camera

Nikon Camera DS-Qi2 16.25 Monochrome CMOS

Capture low light fluorescence and large fields of view.

Equipped with a Nikon digital SLR camera FX-format CMOS sensor optimized for microscopy, the DS-Qi2 is an ultra-high quality 16.25 megapixel monochrome camera that features high pixel density, high sensitivity and low noise. The DS-Qi2 is an excellent choice for applications in quantitative fluorescence imaging.

High sensitivity and low noise

The newly developed 16.25-megapixel monochrome CMOS sensor for the monochrome digital camera for microscopes offers 36.0 x 23.9 mm image size.

The S/N ratio is five times better than that of conventional models, with quantum efficiency*1 up to 77% and 2.2-electron readout noise. In addition, Peltier cooling (electronic cooling) reduces dark-current noise*2 and produces clear images with reduced noise even with dark fluorescent specimens.

Superior quantitative performance

Low ± 1% linearity error of output power to input light intensity enables correct measurement of changes in brightness of specimens.

High-speed live-image display

Thanks to the USB3.0 computer connection and CMOS sensor, which provides high-speed data readout, the frame rate has been significantly improved to 45 fps (1636 x 1088 pixels), from 19 fps (1280 x 1024 pixels) with conventional models. This enables fast live-image display and easy observation point selection and focusing.


  • Image sensor: Nikon FX-format, Monochrome CMOS senser / Size: 36.0×23.9mm Effective 16.25 megapixels
  • Recordable pixels: 4908×3264 pixel (full-pixel), 1636×1088 pixel (3×3 pixel averaging)
  • Cooling method: Electronic cooling
  • ISO sensitivity (recommended exposure index): Standard: equivalent to ISO 800 (Selectable from ISO800 to 51200 equivalent)
  • Quantum efficiency: 77%
  • Full well Capacity: 60000e- (typ.)
  • Readout noise: 2.2e- (typ.)
  • Dark current: 0.6e-/p/s (Ta=25°C) (typ.)
  • Live display mode: Full-pixel 4908×3264 pixel (max 6fps) / 3×3 pixel averaging 1636×1088 (max 45fps)
  • Lens mount: F mount
  • Exposure time: 100 µsec to 120 sec
  • Image format: BMP, TIFF, JPEG, etc., selectable in NIS-Elements
  • Interface: USB3.0 (computer control connection) x1, External sync input/output x1
  • Power supply: AC100-240V 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 24W
  • Dimensions: 105 (W) x 134 (D) x 153 (H) mm
  • Weight: 1200g

Model No:DS-Qi2 16.25 Monochrome CMOS
Product ID:11242

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