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Cameras for Forensic Sciences

Forensic science microscope cameras require a specific set of specifications. All though forensics microscopy is a broad application, and different applications may require alterations here are some of the main considerations:

  1. Resolution – Although a high resolution may not be needed (20 megapixels +) most applications will require enough digital resolution to see and document data. It is recommended that at minimum a 5-megapixel camera should be used for forensic sciences up to 10 megapixels.

  2. Frame Rates – Forensics should carry a high frame rate for documenting visually information. Cameras should have 30 fps at minimum.

  3. Sensitivity – Depending on application, a forensics digital microscope camera should be sensitive enough to rapidly adjust to the scene (light sources/samples). As well as for low lighting conditions.

  4. Interface – Choose a USB interface for longevity (not ethernet or others).

  5. Shutter Type – Although not important to all in forensics, take into account the shutter type as rolling shutters may produce tearing.

Forensics Microscope Camera Suggestions

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