Jenoptik ProgRes® CMOS Cameras

  • High frame rates
  • Good color reproduction
  • Free ProgRes® capture software for easy operation
  • Fit to any PC and microscope
  • Safe investment
  • Excellent price-performance ratio

The CMOS cameras of the ProgRes® family offer rapid image refresh rates of up to 35 fps@VGA and have been developed especially for quick and precise setting of specimen and microscope. The premium CMOS technology combined with high resolutions of 3 or 5 megapixel grants high flexibility for routine applications in science and industry as well as the utilisability of the microscope cameras in education institutes and training labs.

Due to the good color reproduction of the specimen the user can rely on the extraordinary ProgRes® image quality offered as an important advantage also of our CMOS microscope cameras. The ProgRes® CMOS cameras can be connected to PC by USB 2.0 or FireWire interface, and fit into almost any budget due to their excellent price-performance-ratio.

ProgRes® camera typeCT3CT3 USBCT5 USB
Image sensor1/2“ CMOS1/2“ CMOS1/2.5“ CMOS
Color / MonochromeColorColorColor / Monochrome
Sensor resolution [max]2048 × 1536 pixel [3.15 Mpix]2048 × 1536 pixel [3.15 Mpix]2592 x 1944 pixel [5.0 Mpix]
Active sensor size [H x V]6.55 mm x 4.92 mm6.55 mm x 4.92 mm5.70 mm x 4.28 mm
Pixel size3.2 µm²3.2 µm²2.2 µm²
A / D conversion10 bit10 bit12 bit
Pixel clock36 MHz48 MHz48 MHz
Dynamic range58 dB58 dB66 dB
Exposure times50 µs ... 3 s100 µs ... 3 s150 µs ... 3 s
Analog gain1x ... 20x1x ... 4x (SDK)1x ... 5x (SDK)
Max. frame rate [image size]10 fps [2048 x 1536 pixel] 26 fps [1024 x 768 pixel]9 fps [2048 x 1536 pixel] 35 fps [1024 x 768 pixel]5.5 fps [2592 x 1944 pixel] 17 fps [1296 x 972 pixel]
Image resolution Binning:2x, 3x2x, 3x2x, 4x
Digital interfaceFireWire aUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Optical connectionC-Mount (0.5× or 0.63x TV pref., depends from the type of microscope)C-Mount (0.5× TV pref.)
Trigger In / Outnoyesyes
Voltage supplyFireWire poweredUSB poweredUSB powered
Power consumptionapprox. 2.5 Wapprox. 2 Wapprox. 1.8 W
Ambient conditionsTemperature: +5 °C ... +35 °C / Humidity: 5 % ... 80 %, non condensing
Storage conditionsTemperature: -20 °C ... +70 °C
Dimensions (L × W × H)89 mm × 84 mm × 93 mm
Weight approx.700 g
Application software SDK
ProgRes® CapturePro for PC (TWAIN only for PC) / MAC support only for Firewire cameras
ProgRes® SDK for PC for all cameras / MAC & Linux support only for Firewire cameras
External camera driveravailable at:
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit for FireWire- and USB cameras)
Mac 10.4x, 10.5x or 10.6x (for FireWire cameras)
CPU: 3 GHz or 2 GHz multicore l RAM: min. 1 GB l graphics: min. 256 MB l
interface: IEEE1394 Firewire a (OHCI Standard), USB 2.0 or USB 3.0