MAGUS CBF90 Digital Camera

USB 3.0, 5MP, 2/3'', color

MAGUS CBF90 is a science camera with 5MP resolution and a 2/3" sensor for the brightfield microscopy technique.
The camera delivers a realistic image at a 2448x2048pix resolution. It is recommended for 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x objectives. When observing with medium magnification objectives, the camera will show more fine details.
Video is recorded at 35 or 50fps depending on its resolution. Videos are smooth, with soft and subtle transitions between frames. The movement of the sample is displayed in real time, with no delays. The camera makes it easy to work with samples that are moving and is suitable for classroom demonstrations.
The camera is equipped with a USB 3.0 interface. The data transfer speed is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 cameras. The high-speed camera is recommended for professional laboratories, research, and university training.
Key features
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The camera is equipped with a SONY Exmor backlit color CMOS sensor. This technology increases light sensitivity and improves camera performance in low-light conditions.
Large sensor – 2/3''. The size of the sensor affects the image quality: The larger the sensor is, the cleaner the image will be, and the greater the color depth and the wider the field of view. The 2/3" sensor with 3.45x3.45µm pixel provides light sensitivity of 1146mV at 1/30s. To achieve the maximum field of view without distortion, we recommend using an adapter with a magnification of 0.7x to 0.9x. It is one of the most efficient cameras for brightfield microscopy with 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x objectives.

Software features
The camera uses software to display images on an external display, take photographs, record video, edit images, and measure linear and angular dimensions of objects and their structures. Before taking measurements, the software must be calibrated for each objective with a calibration slide.

The camera is mounted on the microscope in the trinocular tube or side 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 adapters to fit the tube diameter (not included).

Key features

  • Science camera for brightfield observations with 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x objectives
  • Large sensor size – 2/3'': better image quality, less noise level, more light sensitivity
  • 5MP resolution: when observing with medium magnification objectives, the camera will show finer details
  • 35 or 50fps depending on the resolution for observing moving samples, recording video and moving the preparation without jerkiness or delays
  • SONY Exmor backlit color CMOS sensor provides low noise level and high light sensitivity even in low-light conditions. You will get clearer, brighter, and more color-saturated images
  • USB 3.0 interface for fast, smooth data transfer
  • Software with photo, video recording, editing, external display, and linear and angular measurement


  • Digital camera
  • USB cable
  • Installation CD with drivers and software
  • User manual and warranty card


Sensor: SONY Exmor CMOS

Color/monochrome: color

Megapixels: 5

Maximum resolution, pix: 2448x2048

Sensor size: 2/3" (8.45x7.07mm)

Pixel size, μm: 3.45x3.45

Light sensitivity: 1146mV at 1/30s

Signal/noise ratio: 0.15mV at 1/30s

Exposure, ms: 0.1ms–15s

Video recording: +

Frame rate, fps at resolution: 35@2448x2048; 50@1224x1024

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

Image format: *.jpg, *.bmp, *.png, *.tif

Video format: recording: *.wmv, *.avi, *.h264 (Win 8 or newer), *h265 (Win 10 or newer)

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

Shutter type: ERS (electronic rolling shutter)

White balance: auto/manual

Exposure control: auto/manual

Software features: image size, brightness, exposure time

Output: USB 3.0, 5Gb/s

System requirements: Windows 8/10/11 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X, Linux, up to 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 or higher, minimum 2GB RAM, USB3.0 port, CD-ROM, 17" or larger display

Software: MAGUS View

Mount type: C-mount

Body: solid aluminum

Power supply: DC current, 5V, with the USB port of the PC

Operating temperature range, °C: −10... 50

Operating humidity range, %: 30… 80