ProgRes CMOS Microscope cameras

ProgRes CMOS Microscope cameras

ProgRes® CMOS Cameras - Experience high performance

The ProgRes® CMOS Camera Range includes:

  • ProgRes CT3 - 3.5 megapixel camera
  • ProgRes CT5 - 5.0 megapixel camera

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ProgRes® Digital Microscope Cameras provide excellent image quality and fast live images  ProgRes Camera Image 1
The digital microscope cameras of the ProgRes® family are based on more than two decades experience in development and production of high-end solutions for digital imaging. These cameras (CMOS and CCD) are suitable for all contrast methods in light microscopy and can be easily integrated into each laboratory via C-Mount and USB 2.0/ FireWire interfaces.

ProgRes® cameras are designed to capture rapid frame rates while keeping power consumption at low levels in accordance with the philosophy of Green Microscopy. The high frame rates of these cameras provide fast live images, and offer easy workflow and convenient use.

The exact reproduction of color and fine details provided by these high resolution cameras make them especially suited for demanding analysis and reliable documentation applications. Furthermore, the optionally cooled ProgRes® research grade cameras, in color and monochrome, have been optimized for scientific research and meet the demanding requirements of low-light applications.

The ProgRes® CMOS Microscope Cameras ProgRes image 2
Designed to provide both versatility and cost-effectiveness, the digital microscope cameras of the ProgRes® CMOS family allow for quick and precise image capture, and the outstanding CMOS technology coupled with high resolutions, make these cameras an excellent imaging solution for educational institutes and labs.


  • High frame rates
  • Excellent color reproduction
  • Available in color (CT3, CT5) and monochrome (CT5)
  • ProgRes image 3

Fields of Application - Image analysis, documentation and archiving in micro- and macroscopy in the fields of:

  • Material science, geology & mineralogy
  • Life science, diagnostics
  • Quality control
  • Education and teaching

ProgRes® CapturePro Software ProgRes image 4

All ProgRes® cameras include the powerful ProgRes® CapturePro image capture software. This powerful and intuitive software suite can directly guide the user to an optimal image. Therefore, the software is suitable both for routine as well as advanced applications.

Whether used for simple image documentation or for demanding image analysis- with merely three mouse clicks you can optimize your images thanks to the automatic functions included in ProgRes® CapturePro software.

Optimal image quality for ProgRes® cameras 

Of course, CapturePro supports the excellent quality of the ProgRes® cameras, delivering optimal image quality and reproducible results. Calibration and image correction matrices, for example, as well as shadings, can be individually generated for your specific microscope and camera and are saved in your user profile.

The ProgRes® Software can be operated either as a standalone application or as twain plug-in. For OEM system integrators, a well documented Software Development Kit (SDK) with a sample program and an ActiveX Control are available. Of course, ProgRes® CapturePro is compatible with both Windows and Apple operating systems.

  • CapturePro is included with all ProgRes® cameras
  • Free updates for registered users
  • Stand-alone or TWAIN plug-in support
  • Optional software development kit (SDK)
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Mac OSX
  • Full support of SpeedXT core & Multicore-processors
  • ProgRes Image 5
  • Automatic white balance
  • Multi-fluorescence mode
  • Measurement capabilities & Image annotation
  • Multi-focus
  • Time-lapse
  • Continuous automatic exposure control
  • Shading calibrations
  • Multi-language support
  • Multi-camera operation
  • Individual user profiles

Multicore-Processor support
  • Jenoptik image processing pipe is
        designed to use the fully available
        core processor power
  • Continuous automatic exposure
  • The ideal exposure time will be calculated
        integrally over the entire image automatically
  • Shading calibration
  • Noise can be reduced by black
        shading calibration
  • Vignetting of lenses can be
        eliminated by white shading
  • Multi-Fluorescence mode
  • Definition of up to 5 color filters
  • Guided workflow for capturing
        multi-fluorescence images
  • DIC-images overlay
  • User Preferences and Profiles
  • Storage of individual user settings
  • Simultaneous connection of up to
        5 cameras to one computer

  • Performed in live-image mode
  • Calibration options
  • Various measurement tools
  • Annotations
  • Multi-focus (Z-Stacking)
  • Capture images from several
        planes within live image
  • Multi-focus combines the sharp
        areas of each plane to create
        an image that is sharp throughout

    Live-image functionality
  • Rotate/ mirror
  • Focus tool
  • Automatic exposure control
  • Automatic white balance can be activated
        with one button click over the full live image
  • Time lapse
  • Adjustment of delay and duration
        of capture sequences
  • Storage as movie file

    Further features
  • Text stamp
  • Full screen mode
  • Print button
  • Snap shot
  • Programmable resolution
  • Specifications
    ProgRes® camera type CT3 CT5
    Image sensor 1/2" CMOS 1/2.5" CMOS
    Color / Monochrome Color Color / Monochrome
    Sensor resolution [max] 2048 × 1536 pixel [3.15 Mpix] 2592 x 1944 pixel [5 Mpix]
    Sensor size [H x V] 6.55 mm x 4.92 mm 5.70 mm x 4.28 mm
    Pixel size 3.2 µm² 2.2 µm²
    A / D conversion 10 bit 12 bit
    Pixel clock 36 MHz | 48 MHz 48 MHz
    Dynamic range 58 dB 68 dB
    Exposure times 50 µs - 3 s 75 µs - 3 s
    Analog gain 1x - 8x 1x - 8x
    Max. frame rate [image size] 20 fps [1280 x 1024 pixel] 12 fps [2048 x 1536 pixel]
    Frame rate typical via USB 2.0 [image size] 9 fps [2592 x 1944 pixel] 5 fps [2048 x 1536 pixel]
    Image resolution Binning: 2x, 3x 2x, 4x
    Cooling no no
    Digital interface USB 2.0 / FireWire a USB 2.0
    Optical connection C-Mount (0.5× TV pref.)
    Trigger In / Out Synchronization with external devices; configurable via control software
    Voltage supply USB / FireWire powered USB powered
    Power consumption approx. 1.9 W | 2.5 W approx. 1.8 W
    Ambient conditions Temperature: +5 °C - +55 °C / Humidity: 5 % - 80 %, not condensing
    Stock conditions Temperature: -20 °C - +70 °C
    Dimensions (L × W × H) 89 mm × 84 mm × 93 mm
    Weight approx. 700 g
    Software ProgRes® CapturePro PC / MAC (TWAIN for PC only); ProgRes® SDK
    External camera driver available at:
    Hardware requirements PC: MS WIN 2000 / XP / Vista | Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher
    3 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 64 MB graphics, FireWire a or USB 2.0
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