Digital Cameras for Microscopes DS Series

Introducing two new high resolution 16.25-megapixel CMOS cameras to Nikon's lineup of cameras for microscopy.

Two Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor cameras join the Digital Sight series of microscope digital cameras: the DS-Ri2 color digital camera and the DS-Qi2 monochrome digital camera. High pixel density and large field of view coupled with USB3.0 high speed data transfer offer fast frame rates and high resolution images with these new CMOS sensors.


  • High-resolution images
    16.25-megapixel CMOS sensors for astonishing image quality

  • Photography with the natural colors seen through the microscope
    Nikon is a leader in development of algorithms for reproducing color just as the eyes see it

  • High-speed live display
    High-speed display, even of supra-HDTV-class live images

  • High sensitivity, low noise
    Fluorescent color image capture with high signal-to-noise ratio


  • High sensitivity
    Detects even faint fluorescent signals

  • Excellent linearity
    Reliable quantitative analysis made possible

  • High frame rate
    Fast focusing, even with fluorescent images

  • Low noise
    Acquires dim fluorescent signals with ultra-low noise

  • Time-lapse photography
    Fluorescent time-lapse imaging through integration with NIS-Elements software