The high-resolution, 18-megapixel SC180

The 18-megapixel SC180 colour camera captures fine details and structures in your sample. The camera’s sensor element’s excellent spatial resolution combined with an 18 million pixel count exploits the objectives’ full optical resolution, allowing you to make observations exclusively on-screen without using eyepieces and fostering effective collaboration and audience engagement during full-screen presentations. The SC180 camera accelerates routine work, enhances productivity in diverse applications through rapid live focussing and noise reduction, and establishes the screen as the standard for documentation, assessment, and discussion thanks to its great performance for brightfield applications.


Image SensorColor CMOS
Resolution (max.)4912 × 3684 pixels (4:3)
 3840 × 2160 pixels (4K UHD 16:9)
 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD 16:9)
Pixel Size1.25 × 1.25 µm
Binning2 × 2, 4 × 4
A/D Converter (Bit Depth)12 bits
Exposure Times

22 µs–1s

Cooling SystemPassively cooled

Stunning on-screen images

Detail. Speed. Comfort.

Resolution, colour balance, live image speed, low noise, and 4K digital imaging are all attributes that must be met in order for on-screen visuals to fulfil high quality standards.

Resolving Power

A higher quality image captures more detail. Image structures and details clearly with 18 megapixels, especially when using low magnification lenses.

Fast 4K UHD Live Image

Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems combine high-resolution monitors, cameras, and software to create images that are larger and more detailed than ever before. In addition to the higher resolution, 4K cameras included other technological advancements that resulted in superior image quality. 4K digital imaging brings up new possibilities in microscopy, improving sample analysis as well as your presentations.

One-Click Imaging

Precision focusing, noise cancellation, and accurate colour representation make it simple to capture true-to-life photographs with this camera. Low-noise imaging allows you to view the material clearly, while high-fidelity colour representation is essential for accurately and confidently interpreting staining patterns.

Affordable 4K UHD

4K Microscopy Ready

Wide-Screen Presentations and Group Consultations

Microscope picture sharing has been transformed by digital imaging. With a quick 4K UHD live image, the SC180 camera gives even more. This provides on-screen operation that is quick, comfortable, and user-friendly, enhancing sample observation, facilitating productive collaborations, and engaging the audience during presentations.

4K microscopy systems, unlike multi-head microscopes, provide characteristics that allow for flexible and engaging teaching and collaboration. Large groups of students and scientists can examine and debate your sample using a camera and a UHD monitor. Pan through your sample and zoom in to exhibit fine details and captivate your audience when showing a live image.

Accurate image quality

One-Click Imaging

Low-noise photos with good colour reproduction are created using real-time image processing capabilities. Olympus Smart Image Averaging (OSIA) aids in the acquisition of features in the sample independent of imaging conditions. During live image acquisition, the automated white balance (AWB) reduces undesirable colour casts, while high-fidelity colours are represented instantaneously utilising Olympus’ proprietary colour reproduction technology. The camera has predefined colour settings, allowing the user to adjust the camera to the needs of various applications.