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VHX-500F 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 frames/sec. and 28 frames/sec. selectable


2 million pixels

1600 (H) x 1200 (B) Approx 1000 TB lines

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

6 million pixels

8 million pixels

18 million pixels

54 million pixels

High Dynamic Range



Electronic shutter

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

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) 15"

Panel size

304.5 (H)x228.4 (B)mm

304.5 (H) x 228.4 (V) mm

Pixel pitch

0.1905 (H) x 0.1905 (B) mm

0.1905 (H) x 0.1905 (V) mm

Number of pixels

1600 (H) x 1200 (B) (UXGA)

1600 (H) x 1200 (V) (UXGA)

Display Colour

Approx 16,770,000 colours *1


200 cd/m2 (typical)

Contrast ratio

500 : 1 (typ)

Viewing angle

±85° (typical, horizontal), ±85° (typical, vertical)

CD-R/CD-RW/DVD drive unit


CD-R, CD-RW drive unit

CD-R/CD-RW drive unit

CD-R/CD-RW/DVDdrive unit


24x Write, 10x Re-write, 24x Read

CD-R/CD-RW/DVD drive unit

Used disk


Storage capacity

700 MB, Approx 3,500 images (with 2,000,000-pixel image compression) to Approx 117 images (without 2,000,000-pixel image compression)

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

80 GB, Approx 400,000 images (with 2,000,000-pixel image compression) to Approx 13,334 images (without 2,000,000-pixel image compression)

80 GB, Approx 400,000 images (When a 2 million-pixel image is
compressed) to Approx 13,334 images (When a 2 million-pixel
image is not compressed)

Image format

JPEG (With compression), TIFF (No compression)

Observable image size

1,600 pixels (H) × 1,200 pixels (V)

1600 (H) x 1200 (V) pixels

Light source


12 V, 100 W, halogen lamp

12 V, 100 W, Halogen lamp

Lamp life

1000 hours (average)

Colour temperature

3,100 K (at maximum light intensity)

3100 K (at maximum light intensity)

Video output

Analog RGB, 1,600 pixels × 1,200 pixels

Analogue RGB (1600 x 1200 pixels)

Video output


Special LCD monitor

75 kHz (H), 60 Hz (V)

External monitor


Mouse input

MINI-DIN 6-pin connector (DOS/V-compatible PS/2 mouse)

Keyboard input

MINI-DIN 6-pin connector (DOS/V PS/2)

External remote input

Pause/ Recording, Non-voltage input



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

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

USB 2.0 Series A

4 types: Special printer port x 1, External storage connection port x 3

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


382 (W) × 425 (H) × 162 (D) mm

382 x 425 x 162 mm


Power voltage

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption


310 VA

Environmental resistance

Operating ambient temperature

5 to 40°C

Operating ambient humidity

35 to 80%, No condensation



Approx 12.5Kg

Approx 12.5 kg

Camera unit

Approx 0.88Kg

Approx 0.88 kg


Approx 0.25Kg

Approx 0.25 kg

*1 Approximately 16,770,000 pixels are realised with the dithering processing of the display controller.

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