The VHX-1000 Series digital microscope features real-time, 16-bit imaging resolution that makes subtle color differences visible, and optimizes areas that are too dark or too bright to see. The brightness range has been increased from 256 to 65,536 levels and 3CCD color clarity has increased from 16 million to over 2.8 trillion colors.

The unit is said to have a depth-of-field at least 20 times greater than conventional microscopes. Combined with an Accurate DFD (Depth from Defocus) function, the microscope generates fully focused images of virtually any sample. The compact 3CCD camera includes a pixel-shift actuator for sharp, ultrahigh resolution images of up to 54 million pixels. A flicker-free progressive scan method and new graphics engine allows texture expression and color reproduction similar to observation with the naked eye.

Keyence Corporation of America, 50 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677, (888) 539-3623, www.keyence.com/PRVH10

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