Dage-MTI has introduced a near-infrared (NIR) camera called IR-1000 for applications that require high sensitivity in the NIR wavelength range.
The IR-1000 has automatic contrast and real-time edge enhancement and to provide optimum contrast, the new real-time CCD camera includes electronics that automatically re-adjust when a scene changes. This is useful when changing magnification levels, specimens, and lighting levels. For added flexibility, the user has continuous access to the manual gain and may also engage the camera’s black-level control to achieve specific greyscale contrast.
The camera’s real-time edge enhancement feature also sharpens the edges and delivers a clearer picture by resolving fine details in the image. With enhanced sensitivity across the visible and infrared spectral wavelength, the 1/2-inch sensor features a 5x increase in sensitivity at 900nm. With the enhanced sensitivity, the camera can detect cells in low light conditions; the extended IR response allows deeper penetration into tissue sections for further analysis. The high gain of the camera enables the user to detect images in real-time 30fps video, even when energy levels are low.