Motic Moticam 1 CMOS 0.5MP Color Digital Camera

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  • Crisp 0.5 MP images
  • Focusing lens and Macros Stand for stand-alone use
  • Included Calibration Slide for Accuracy
  • PC/MAC compatible
  • Includes Measuring Software

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MC 1

With sharp 800 x 600 resolution and live and capture resolution the Moticam 1 is the entry-level model of the brand new series of Moticam CMOS microsocpe cameras. It includes measuring software, a calibration slide for ensuring accuracy, and a useful focusing lens and macro stand for stand-alone use.

Ideally suited for schools and small laboratories, it incorporates full C-Mount compatibility and 2 included adapters (30mm & 38mm) to allow for mounting directly on the eyepieces of most microscopes or telescopes. The rugged metal housing makes this unit appropriate for use in both scientific and industrial environments and will provide years of trouble-free operation. It is also easy to install and use... you will enjoy clear, detailed color images on your monitor or projector with a minimum of effort. Please see the features below that are common to all Moticam series cameras.

Moticam Series Features

Re-designed for 2012, the new Moticam general purpose line of microscope cameras all feature an ergonomic housing and upgraded CMOS sensors. They feature a large color palette for exceptional color resolution along with improved white balance and sensitivity. Critically, they are free from the smearing and blur that characterizes other systems in this price range.

Robust documentation and measuring software is included with all the Moticam cameras as well as 2 adjustable adapters to fit over the eyepieces of most microscopes. Other features include fast refresh rates, auto/ manual exposure and white balance control, full screen live imaging, time-lapse photography and user-friendly, image capture. In short, these well-designed microscope camera packages offer an affordable introduction to digital microscopy. We recommend them for any classroom or laboratory application requiring image capture and documentation.


The included Motic Images Plus software offers PC/MAC compatibility and simple, accurate and easy-to-use controls for image capture, notation and measuring. File formats include JPG, BMP, TIFF, RAW. Measuring capabilities include length, width, height, thickness, circumference, radius, angles and dot counts while notations can be easily made on any given image.

The software also includes auto white balance and color enhancement among other benefits while image capture and storage is intuitive. The software is also fully TWAIN and DirectX compatible, allowing simple integration with a wide range of commercial and scientific imaging software. Moreover, both TWAIN and DirectX plug-ins are independent of the main driver, which allows discreet control of the camera for these applications.


CD-ROM Software disc, 4-Dot calibration slide, 8mm focusable coated glass lens, 30mm & 38mm Eyepiece adapters, Macro viewing tube, USB 2.0 Cable, Quick Start Guide, all required cables.


If you elect to use the camera directly on a 23mm eyetube without the eyepiece, you will need the Motic B&S Adapter kit, (part number MCBSA). Conventional C-mount adapters are also available as an option prior to checkout.

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  • Moticam 1 0.5MP Color Digital Microscope Camera
    SKU MC1
    Product Weight 1.0000
    MAP Copy MAP - Motic
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 1/4 Inch
    Color/Monochrome Color
    Pixel Pitch 5.6um x 5.6um
    Sensor Color Depth 8bpp / 24bit RGB
    Scan Mode Progressive
    Signal to Noise Ratio 45db
    Dynamic Range 60db
    Shutter Electronic, Rolling Shutter
    Camera Mount C-Mount, Ocular Mount
    FPS @ Max Res 10fps
    Camera Interface USB 2.0
    White Balance Area-of-Interest, Automatic, Manual, Spot
    Black Balance Manual
    Software Included Motic Images Plus 2.0ML
    Driver API Compatibility DirectX, TWAIN
    Power Source USB Powered
    File Formats BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TIFF
    Exposure Control Area-of-Interest, Automatic, Manual, Spot, Vignetting Correction
    Operating Temperatures -30°C to +70°C
    Other Details
    Included Accessories Focusable Macro Lens, 30, 44mm Microscope Eyepiece Couplers, Macrotube for Observation of Macro Specimens, U-Type Gooseneck/Tripod Adapter, Software CD, Calibration Slide Micrometer
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OSX 10.4+, Windows XP SP3
    System Requirements 2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, USB 2.0 High Speed Port
    Environmental Operating Temp: -10°C ~ 70°C, Relative Humidity: 40%~90%
    Imaging Compatibility (with adapters) C-Mount

  • B & S Adapter Kit, 0.5X
    Warranty Omano Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Notes Does not fit Binocular
    MAP Copy MAP - Motic
    Compatible With MC 1, 1SP, 2, 3, 5, 10
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