Ken-A-Vision 1401KEM PupilCAM Digital HD Microscope Camera with 10x Eyepiece

  • Digital, 1.3 megapixel (MP), complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) camera attaches directly to compound or stereo microscopes
  • Built-in, 28mm, 10X eyepiece with stereo adapter ring replaces the microscope eyepiece, and slides into the eyepiece tube interior for microscope connection
  • High definition output (720P) with Super Extended Graphics Display (SXGA) monitor resolution (1280 x 1024P)
  • Attached 2.4-meter USB 2.0 cable for connection to monitors, multimedia projectors, interactive whiteboards, and computers
  • Included software compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Mac OS 10 or higher, and Linux systems

The Ken-A-Vision PupilCAM 1401KEM digital 1.3 megapixel (MP), complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) microscope camera has high definition output (720P), fits directly on a microscope with a built-in, 28mm, 10X eyepiece and adapter ring, and comes with an attached 2.4-meter USB 2.0 cable. This digital camera for microscopes enhances object or image resolution, and displays an image on a monitor. It is commonly used for education, medical and scientific research, and for industry documentation.

This microscope camera features a high-resolution 0.25-inch CMOS color image sensor to manage noise reduction and image quality. The camera attaches directly to the microscope with a stereo adapter ring that slides down into the eyepiece tube, and replaces the eyepiece. A 1.3 mega pixel (MP) image sensor and Super Extended Graphics Display (SXGA) provide high-definition monitor resolution. By default, it shoots 13 frames per second (FPS) with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 (horizontal by vertical measurement). It can also shoot 30 FPS at 640 x 480. The camera has a red, green, and blue (RGB) Bayer filter, and a Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) for color image and video acquisition. Program controls include: digital zoom, focus, white balance, color or black and white option, gamma adjustment, negative/positive, image rotation, capture/freeze, audio recording, image (JPEG) compression, annotation, light control, full screen, and split screen. The attached USB 2.0 cable connects the camera and attached microscope to monitors, multimedia projectors, interactive whiteboards, and computers. The PupilCAM 1401KEM includes Applied Vision 4 software, and is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Mac OS 10 or greater, and Linux systems. An additional power source is not required.


Camera Digital, 1.3 MP, 0.25-inch CMOS
Output resolution High-definition (HD) 720P
Interface Built-in 28mm 10X eyepiece with stereo adapter ring
Memory Images: 400 minimum, average 132,000 images per hard drive space of 20GB at 1280 x 1024. Video: 8 minutes or 4 hours per hard drive space of 20 GB at AVI resolution 640 x 480
Camera connection 1.8-meter USB 2.0 cable
Software TSView software compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Maximum resolution frame rate output 13 FPS at 1280 x 1024 (*H x V), VGA 30 FPS for 640 x 480
Video output VGA with RGB Bayer filter
Operating temperature 0 to 50 degrees C
Dimensions 16.5 x 14 x 11.4 cm (H x W x D)
Weight 0.45kg

*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.

Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying viewing abilities. A trinocular eyepiece is used to output digital images to an internal or external device such as a camera or monitor. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also use LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.

Ken-A-Vision Manufacturing, founded in 1957 and headquartered in Kansas City, MO, manufactures educational products such as microscopes, cameras, and software.

What’s in the Box?

  • PupilCAM 1401KEM Digital, 1.3 MP, 0.25-inch CMOS Camera with attached USB 2.0 cable
  • Applied Vision 4 software
  • Instructions

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