MAGUS CDF30 Digital Camera

USB 3.0, 8.3MP, 1/1.2'', color

The MAGUS CDF30 digital camera is designed for the brightfield and darkfield microscopy technique. It offers a low noise level and high light sensitivity.
The camera is equipped with an 8.3MP sensor and delivers realistic images in 4K resolution (3840x2160pix) with the clearly visible fine details of samples and their structures. It is recommended to use the camera with 4x, 10x, and 20x objectives as well as with a stereomicroscope.
At maximum resolution, video is captured at 45fps. This is enough for classroom demonstrations, focus adjustment, recording fast-moving processes, and observing moving samples. At Full HD resolution (1920x1080pix), the rate increases to 70fps, and so the transitions between frames become softer and the camera can catch the slightest movement of the sample.
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, or 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.
The 1/1.2" sensor with 2.9x2.9µm pixel provides light sensitivity of 5970mV/lux/sec. To achieve the maximum field of view without distortion, we recommend using an adapter with a magnification of 0.65x to 0.9x.

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 samples 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/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

  • 4K camera for brightfield and darkfield microscopy observations with 4x, 10x, and 20x objectives as well as stereomicroscope: The higher the resolution is, the finer the details will be that you can see.
  • 45fps at 4K resolution, 70fps at Full HD resolution: easy focus adjustment, classroom demonstrations, observation of moving samples, and video recording - the movement of the sample can be seen without jerkiness and lags.
  • SONY Exmor backlit color CMOS sensor provides a 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 measurements


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


Sensor: SONY Exmor CMOS

Color/monochrome: color

Megapixels: 8.3

Maximum resolution, pix: 3840x2160

Sensor size: 1/1.2'' (11.14x6.26mm)

Pixel size, μm: 2.9x2.9

Light sensitivity: 5970mV/lux/s

Signal/noise ratio: 0.13mV at 1/30s

Exposure: 0.02ms–15s

Video recording: +

Frame rate, fps at resolution: 45@3840x2160; 70@1920x1080

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

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

Video format: *.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