Some of these cameras are experimental research models made with 3D printing. Please read the user manual before purchase for important information.

The AF51 Research Camera

This is an original OptArc design 3D printed experimental research camera optimised for use with the PUMA microscope but can also be used with other optical instruments and as a stand-alone camera with its in-built lens. Please read the free PDF user’s manual before purchase.

  • 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor with USB 2.0 connection (UVC compliant microcontroller interface). Programmable with free SDK on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Can provide raw uncompressed YUYV output as well as MJPEG output
  • MJPEG output at upto 30 FPS for 1080p HD, 2.5K and full 5MP resolution. Other resolutions also available.
  • Integral wide angle lens with programmable manual focus and autofocus.
  • Can be used as an eyepiece camera for afocal photography with the OptArc eyepiece clamp (supplied).
  • Can be used as a stand-alone camera for machine vision, industrial inspection, web cam and standard video recording (no audio capability) and stills photography (including macro photography).
  • Can be used for medium low light level applications with good dark field signal.
  • Best results obtained when used with the free and open source PARD Capture software.
  • Note: This does not have its own DVR or memory card slot – a host computer is required for image display and recording.
  • Comes with a safety sheet but no printed paper manual. However, a detailed fully illustrated user manual is available as a free download (please read this before purchasing)