• 2 or 5 MP color cameras

  • Time-date, temperature stamped, temperature-triggered image capture

  • Real time image monitoring and image capture

  • Standard C-mount microscope connection

  • Integrated with WinDV module within InstecApp software


Instec’s MITO2 camera system integrates digital image acquisition and time-temperature recording into a convenient package for use with Instec’s microscope hot and cold stages. USB communication and passive cooling make the MITO2 camera a fast and robust option for adding digital image acquisition to any optical microscope. Using our WinDV module – now integrated into Instec’s InstecApp software – each sample image is stamped with the sample temperature, time and date, and experiment notes provided by the user. Captured images are also software indexed to allow for easy sorting and movie creation. WinDV’s features include temperature-triggered image capture (convenient for generating clean and precise temperature-property data), live video feed for positioning samples, easy snap capture for single images, and all of the temperature control features found in our InstecApp software.


•  Stamp or overlay sample images with temperature, time and date, and experiment notes

•  Real-time-temperature recording, integrates digital image acquisition onto any microscope

•  Seamless integration with all features of INSTEC App temperature control software with USB 2.0 communication and interfaced with an INSTEC temperature controller

•  Automates temperature-triggered image capture and data recording to generate clean and precise temperature-property data

•  Live video feed for positioning samples and easy snap capture for single images

•  Software indexed images for easy sorting and movie creation

•  2 megapixel resolution available (optional 5 megapixel)

•  Passive cooling for fast and robust operation

•  Standard C-mount microscope connection


Image Sensor

1/1.8” Interline UXGA color progressive CCD: ICX274AQ (Sony)

Chip Size

8.50 (H) x 6.80 (V) mm


1600 (H) x 1200 (V) (1.92 megapixel)

Scanning System


Scanning Methods

Full scanning, 1/1 partial scanning, 1/2 partial scanning, 1/4 partial scanning, variable partial scanning

Maximum Frame Rate (Full Scanning)

15.32 fps

Pixel Frequency

36.818 MHz

Video Output

8bit / 10bit (1/2 clock) / 12bit (1/4 clock)

Minimum Scene Illumination

7.7 Lux at F1.2

Sync System


Electronic Shutter

Auto / Manual (software selectable)


Auto / Manual (software selectable)


Manual (software selectable)

White Balance

Auto / Manual

Trigger Mode

Free-run / Edge preset trigger / Pulse width trigger / Start & stop trigger (software selectable)


USB 2.0 High Speed

Input Voltage

+5 Vdc through USB connector (+4.4 to +5.25 V)

Power Consumption

< 450 mA


28 (W) x 28 (H) x 42 (D) mm (excluding connector)

Lens Mount

C mount


Approximately 45g

Interface Connector

USB: mini-B USB connector IO signal: 6 p in connector (HR10A-7R-6PB or equivalent)

Operational Temperature

0 to 40°C

Storage Temperature

-30 to 65°C


20 Hz to 200 Hz to 20 Hz (5 min. /cycle), acceleration 10G, 3 directions 30 min. each


Acceleration 70G, half amplitude 6 ms, 3 directions 3 times each

Standard Compliancy

EMS: En61000-6-2, EMI: EN61000-6-3 (Class B)


RoHS Compliant

Ordering Information

Part Number


C-Mount ready microscope CCD camera system with 2 or optional 5 megapixel resolution, RGB-color image


C-Mount adapter for any microscopes

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