MAGUS CHD50 Digital Camera

HDMI/WLAN/USB2.0, autofocus, 8MP, 1/1.8'', color

MAGUS CHD50 is a digital autofocus HDMI camera supporting three video interfaces. The camera features an 8MP sensor and produces realistic images in 4K resolution (3840x2160px) automatically switching between 4K and Full HD depending on the resolution of the monitor.
The camera uses an HDMI interface to connect to a TV, monitor, or projector directly. In this mode, the camera operates autonomously without a PC. The HDMI interface provides a high and stable transfer rate from the camera to the external screen. You can connect it to a PC via WLAN or USB2.0. Video is recorded at 30fps.
The camera combines high FPS and high bandwidth HDMI, so videos are vivid, with no freezes or gaps between frames. At maximum resolution, the image is well-detailed, moving objects are visible without bugs, and object movement is displayed without delays.
Key features
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The camera is equipped with a SONY Exmor/Starvis backlit color CMOS sensor. This technology increases light sensitivity and improves camera performance in low light conditions.
The 1/1.8" sensor with 2.0x2.0µm pixel size provides light sensitivity of 505mV with 1/30s. To achieve the maximum field of view without distortion, we recommend using an adapter with a magnification of 0.5x to 0.75x.

Auto focus
In HDMI mode, the focusing is adjusted automatically. The auto focus makes it easier to capture clear images and helps you avoid glitches during your presentations.

Software features
When connected via an HDMI interface, the camera uses built-in software to display images on an external display, take photographs, record video, edit images, and measure linear and angular dimensions of samples and their structures. Before taking measurements, the software must be calibrated for each objective with a calibration slide.
USB2.0 and WLAN interfaces are used for connecting a camera to a PC. There is software that can be installed from the included CD.

Additional devices support
In order to use the built-in software, connect a mouse to the USB port. The mouse control eliminates vibrations that occur when the user interacts with the camera.
Instead of a mouse, you can install a Wi-Fi adapter into the USB port. It is used for connecting and transferring data to a PC.
Photos and videos are saved to the SD card or the flash stick.
The MAGUS product line features LCD monitors that are designed to be directly mounted on HDMI cameras. The simultaneous use of a camera and monitor creates a compact and powerful imaging system for any MAGUS microscope.

The camera is mounted on the microscope in the trinocular tube/camera port using the C-mount adapter (included). To mount the camera in an eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece, you will need a special C-mount adapter and adapter rings (not included) to fit the tube diameter.

Key features

  • The camera operates autonomously without a connection to a PC and software installation via the HDMI interface. Can be connected to a PC via WLAN and USB2.0 interface.
  • The autofocus in HDMI mode makes it easier to adjust image sharpness
  • Auto switching between 4K and Full HD depending on the monitor resolution
  • 30fps with any video output interface – for observing moving objects, recording video, and moving the sample without jerkiness or delays
  • SONY Exmor/Starvis color CMOS backlit sensor provides low noise level and high light sensitivity even in low-light conditions. You will get clearer, brighter, and more color-saturated images.
  • Software with photo, video recording, editing, external display functions, linear and angular measurements


  • Digital camera
  • HDMI cable (2m)
  • USB3.0 cable (1.5m)
  • USB mouse
  • 32GB SD memory card
  • USB Wi-Fi adapter (2pcs.)
  • AC power adapter 12V/1A (Euro)
  • Installation CD with drivers and software
  • User manual and warranty card


Sensor: Sony Exmor/Starvis CMOS

Color/monochrome: color

Megapixels: 8

Maximum resolution, px: 3840x2160

Sensor size: 1/1.8" (7.68x4.32mm)

Pixel size, μm: 2.0x2.0

Auto focus: +

Interface: HDMI 1.4, WLAN, USB2.0

Memory card: SD up to 32GB

Option to mount additional equipment: mouse (USB), flash stick (USB), Wi-Fi module (USB)

Light sensitivity: 505mV with 1/30s

Signal/noise ratio: 0.1mV with 1/30s

Exposure: 0.04ms–1000ms

Video recording: +

Frame rate, fps at resolution: 30@3840х2160 (HDMI); 30@3840х2160 (WLAN); 30@3840х2160 (USB)

Place of installation: trinocular tube, eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece

Image format: *.jpg, *.tif

Video format: *.h264/*.h265, *.mp4

Spectral range, nm: 380–650 (with IR filter)

Shutter type: ERS (electronic rolling shutter)

System requirements: Windows 8/10/11 (32bit and 64bit), Mac OS X, Linux, up to 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 or higher, minimum 4GB RAM, USB2.0 port, RJ45, CD-ROM, 19" or larger display

Software: HDMI: built-in; USB: MAGUS View

Mount type: C-mount

Body: CNC aluminum alloy

Power supply: DC adapter 12V, 1A

Specifications of the DC power adapter: input: AC voltage 100–240V, 50/60Hz; output: DC voltage 12V/1A

Operating temperature range, °C (°F): −10... 50 (14… 122)

Operating humidity range, %: 30… 80