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The Evolution of Scientific Cameras Leads to the Advancement of Microscopy

Oct 14, 2022, 05:11 AM by System

Most people are familiar with standard qualitative cameras and bright high-contrast images, thanks to the prevalence of increasingly powerful smartphone and digital cameras in the marketplace. Scientific-grade cameras, however, are designed to be quantitative, which means the technology can reliably determine photon intensities and detect low signals across large pixel arrays with the smallest degree of error and fewest artifacts, otherwise known as noise.

These capabilities have become increasingly relevant as scientific cameras have been put to use in more and more sophisticated situations, ranging from whole-organism light-sheet and super resolution microscopy to flow cytometry and voltage imaging of live neuronal signaling. These...
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