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Technical Specification

Image Sensor

1/3" IT-CCD, 270,000 pixel with RGB color filters
Enhanced DiRactor™ (Diaphram Refractor) light refracting technology.
(4x over sampling; 1.2 million pixel equivalent, non interpolated) 24-bit (8bits/color)

Pixel size

9.6 microns (H) x 7.5 microns (V)

Image Processing Engine

Pixera Proprietary, 100% software image processing with 120es enhancements:
- frame Averaging - up to 256 frames, any resolution
- Dynamic Histogram Operations
- Histogram Equalization
- Adjustable Contrast Expansion
- Adjust Histogram Levels

S/N Ratio

52 db, S/N can be increased up to 10x on low signal images


0.3 lux @ F2.0 w/ 256 frames accumulated/averaged

White Balance

Automatic, Semi-automatic, Manual


Automatic - exposure, iris, gain control

Shutter Speed

1/20 sec. - 1/1000 sec.

Max. Exposure Time

12.8 seconds equivalent (1/20 sec. x 256 exposures)

Focus Speed

Up to 10fps @ 320x240 or 160x120 pixels
Up to 5fps @ 640X480 pixels (System Dependant)

Image Resolution
Still Images


1260x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 480x360, 320x240, 160x120 pixels
Custom capture sizes may also be entered and saved.
640x480, 320x240, 160x120 pixels

File Size

3.6 MB @ 1260x960 resolution, uncompressed

File Formats

BMP, JPEG, TIFF, DIB, and FlashPix

Image Processing Time

5 seconds @ 1260x960, 300 MHz Pentium (System Dependant)


1 sec./frame - 4.5 min./256 frames @ 1260x960 resolution

Bundled Software

120es Application Suite for Windows® 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP and Mac® OS 8.5-9.2.x

Computer Interface

Pixera proprietary PCI interface card


1.2W (5V, 230mA)

Operating Temperature

32°F - 104°F (0° C - 40° C)

System Requirements

Pentium (133 MHz or faster recommended
32 MB RAM minimum
Windows® 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP and Mac® OS 8.5-9.2.x
C-mount microscope coupler required
0.45x or 0.55x C-mount reduction coupler recommended