Nikon's groundbreaking new confocal system offering greater speed, higher resolution and unprecedented system flexibility.
Nikon's A1 confocal laser microscope systems offer new innovations that take confocal imaging to new levels of quality and system versatility. Two models are available - the fully automated A1 and the high specification A1R. The A1 utilizes conventional paired galvonometers to produce high resolution images up to 4096 x 4096 pixels, while the A1R incorporates a unique hybrid scanner system offering frame rates of 30 fps, 512 x 512 pixels. This facilitates ultra high-speed imaging with unsurpassed image quality. Furthermore, the hybrid scanner enables simultaneous photo-activation and imaging, which is critical for unveiling cell dynamics and interactions.
"This is a very user-friendly microscope, but the software can sometimes be unreliable and crashes. It has very good optics and the image quality is very good, although scanning is much slower than other machines. Also, it has great spectral detection. Despite the software problems, the Nikon rep is always available and we consistently receive updates to overcome problems."
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