Digital MicroscopeVHX-1000 series


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Image capture device

1/1.8-inch, 2.11 million-pixel CCD image sensor
Total pixels : 1688 (H) x 1248 (V)
Effective pixels : 1628 (H) x 1236 (V)
Virtual pixels : 1600 (H) x 1200 (V)

Scan method


Frame rate

15 F/s, 28 F/s switchable


2 million pixels

1600 (H) x 1200 (V) Approx 1000 TV lines

6 million pixels

1600 (H) x 1200 (V) Approx 1200 TV lines
2 million pixels x 3 CCD mode (Excellent colour reproducibility)*1

8 million pixels

3200 (H) x 2400 (V) Approx 1600 TV lines*2

18 million pixels

4800 (H) x 3600 (V) Approx 2000 TV lines*2

54 million pixels

4800 (H) x 3600 (V) Approx 2000 TV lines
18 million pixels x 3 CCD mode (Excellent colour reproducibility)*3

High Dynamic Range

16-bit resolution through RGB data from each pixel



Electronic shutter

AUTO, MANU, OFF, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/5000, 1/9000, 1/19000

Supercharge shutter

0.2 sec. to 17 sec. Can be set in increments of 0.1 sec.

White balance

Auto, Manual, One-push set, Preset (2700K, 3200K, 5600K, 9000K)

Back-focus adjustment

Not required

LCD monitor


Colour LCD (TFT) 17"*4

Panel size

365.76 (H) x 228.6 (V) mm*4

Pixel pitch

0.1905 (H) x 0.1905 (V) mm*4

Number of pixels

1920 (H) x 1200 (V) (WUXGA)*4

Display Colour

Approx 16,770,000 colours *5*4


270 cd/m2 (typical)*4

Contrast ratio

450 : 1 (typ)*4

Viewing angle

±80° (typical, horizontal), ±70° (typical, vertical)*4

CD-R/CD-RW/DVD drive unit


DVD-ROM drive unit

CD-R/CD-RW/DVDdrive unit


CD-R/CD-RW : 24x Write, 24x Re-write, 24x Read, DVD : 8x Read

CD-R/CD-RW/DVD drive unit

Used disk


Storage capacity

700 MB, Approx 3500 images (When a 2 million-pixel image is
compressed) to Approx 117 images (When a 2 million-pixel image is
not compressed)

Hard disk drive unit

160 GB (including 45 GB reservation area), Approx 575,000 images
(When a 2 million-pixel image is compressed) to Approx 19,000
images (When a 2 million-pixel image is not compressed)

Image format

JPEG/HD Photo (With compression), TIFF (No compression)

Observable image size

10000 (H) pixels x 10000 (V) pixels (when stitched)

Light source


12 V, 100 W, Halogen lamp

Lamp life

1000 hours (average)

Colour temperature

3100 K (at maximum light intensity)

Video output

DVI (1920 x 1200 pixels)

Video output


Special LCD monitor

75 kHz (H), 60 Hz (V)

External monitor


Mouse input

Supports USB mouse

Keyboard input

Supports USB keyboards

External remote input

Pause/ Recording, Non-voltage input



RJ-45 (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T)

USB 2.0 Series A

8 types


Moving image recording software

Functions for recording/reproducing moving images

High-quality depth composition software

Functions for composing a single image from a plurality of images obtained by focusing on and
capturing an image of each portion of the target that is of a different height

Real-time depth composition software

Displays full-focused images in real-time at the turn of the focus adjustment dial.

Image improvement software

Image processing functions for correcting images to make observation easier

Comment input software

Function for inputting and displaying comments such as letters, marks, or the like in an observation image

Area measurement software

Measures areas of 2D images.

Screen splitting software

Function for splitting an image vertically, horizontally, or into four parts, and displaying the image


420 x 416 x 181 mm (when stored)


Power voltage

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption


Environmental resistance

Operating ambient temperature

5 to 40°C

Operating ambient humidity

35 to 80%, No condensation



Approx 11.6 kg

Camera unit

Approx 1.00 kg (VHX-1100), Approx 0.90 kg (VHX-1020)


Approx 0.30 kg

*1 2 million pixels x 3 CCD modeSupports only the multi-scan camera VHX-1100.
*2 Supports only the multi-scan camera VHX-1100.
*3 18 million pixels x 3 CCD modeSupports only the multi-scan camera VHX-1100.
*4 The LCD monitor provided in the VHX Series is based on extremely advanced technology. Rarely, an unlit part (black spot) or lit part (bright spot) may exist on the monitor screen. However, this is not an indication of the LCD monitor being defective.
*5 Approximately 16,770,000 pixels are realised with the dithering processing of the display controller.


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