Nikon DS-U3

The DS-U3 is specifically designed to interface any of the cameras in the Nikon DS camera line to a PC computer through a FireWire 800 interface. The DS-U3 transmits information at high speed, and eliminates complicated and supports a variety of microscope “C” mountable cameras.

High-speed PC Connection

Features a FireWire 800 device port that can be easily connected with a PC. The USB FireWire 800 device port enables the transfer of image files to a PC over 60% faster than the previous model.

NIS-Elements Imaging Software

NIS-Elements is Nikon’s advanced imaging software suite that combines automated intelligence to microscopes, cameras, components and peripherals with powerful archiving and analysis tools. It comes in several distinct packages that you can match to your desired use or application. When combined with the DS-U3, NIS-Elements software enables functionality ranging from advanced image analysis to simple image capture.

Compact Design

The U3 Controller is contained in a sophisticated, thin, and compact design. Measuring 193 x 196 x 35mm (W x D x H), the U3’s small footprint will integrate into any computer setup.

Exposure control: Auto / Manual
Exposure correction: 13 steps
Digital zoom: 10 to 1200%
Exposure metering: Average metering, Peak hold metering
Exposure metering range: Position/size adjustable
White balance: Set method, Color balance adjustable
Image adjustments: Gamma correction, shading adjustment, black level adjustment, chroma, hue adjustment, color saturation adjustment
Recordable image file format: RGB 8 bit / 16 bit (DS-Qi1: monochrome 8 bit / 12 bit)
Storage format: BMP, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000 and others
Interface: IEEE1394b (bilingual) x 1 (computer control connection), External sync input/output, Camera I/F x 2
Power supply:  AC100-240V 50/60Hz
Power consumption:  36VA
Dimensions: 193 (W) x 196 (D) x 35 (H) mm
Weight: approx 1400g
Operating environment: 0-30° C, 80% RH max, 30-40° C, 60% RH max. (without condensation)
Included software: NIS-Elements F Package