Looking for a new color camera

Hi,

we have an old Leica DM6000 on which we would like to exchange the current color camera (Leica DFC480) with a new color camera and control the system with micro-manager.

The setup is used for brightfield (standard, phase an DIC) as well as fluorescence imaging using various objectives (10x, 20x, 40x and also 100x).

Does somebody have a recommendation for what model we could get for this upgrade?
Thank you for your help!

Olympus and Nikon both make great color cameras, not sure how well they run with micro-manager. I have a Nikon DS-Fi3 on one system (5.9 megapixel) and an Olympus DP22-CU on another (2.8 megapixel), they are both pretty nice without being overly expensive. Olympus came out with 2 new ones, DP28 and DP23, which seem great.

Hi @JamesOrth , thank you for your reply, I did not have the Olympus cameras on my radar!

I checked in the list of supported devices of Micro-Manger, but unfortunately I could not see Olympus cameras clearly listed there.

@nico.stuurman , do you know by chance if there are compatible drivers for the Olympus DP28 or DP23 cameras in MM?

If not, no worries! Other suggestions are of course also always welcome :slight_smile:

Thank you for your help!

Our lab started to use some cameras from a company called Tucsen a brand many people are not familiar with. This one in particular:
http://www.tucsen.com/Home/Product/info/dataid/22.html

When we started with homemade pathology scanners (e.g. H&E), it was low mag, and just used generic industrial machine vision cameras. More recently adding fluorescence and higher mag, better cameras were needed.

Pricing is competitive, and some of their cameras work with micromanager more or less out of the box without coding:
http://www.tucsen.com/Public/upload/download/pdf/Micro-Manager(MM)%20-%20TUCSEN%20cameras.pdf

https://sourceforge.net/p/micro-manager/mailman/message/27114322/

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Hi @ShawnPatrickCasey,
thank you for your reply!

Tucsen a brand many people are not familiar with. This one in particular:
http://www.tucsen.com/Home/Product/info/dataid/22.html

Indeed I had never heard of Tucsen before and the Dhyana 400DC looks amazing! Thank you for the tip, we will definitely look into this one!

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We have Hamamatsu, PCO, Andor, Dalsa, Photometrics, etc…a lot of famous high-end camera available in our lab, in-case we need to test for some project. Then we help some others in our department figure out what they really require, prototype and test. But the Tucsen is more affordable, many similar features and no need for additional Camera Link card (some of their example images taken by us). But price/budget you may be able to get a better camera than those from the major brand microscope manufacturers.