MAGUS CBF10 is the most budget-friendly camera for the brightfield microscopy technique. The camera is equipped with an 18MP sensor and produces realistic images at a resolution of 4912x3684pix. The camera is recommended for use with 4x and 10x flat-field microscope objectives as well as stereomicroscopes. When working with low magnification objectives the camera will enable you to see more fine details. At maximum resolution video is captured at 13.1fps. It is enough for adjusting the focus of the microscope. At resolutions of 2456x1842pix and 1228x922pix the frequency increases to 34.3fps and 54.4fps. The transitions between frames become softer and the camera catches the slightest movement of the sample. These modes are suitable for classroom demonstrations recording video of fast-moving processes and observing samples that are moving. 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.


The camera features an Aptina color CMOS sensor. This is the most budget-friendly MAGUS camera with high resolution. The 1/2.3'' sensor with 1.25x1.25µm pixel provides light sensitivity of 0.62mV/lux/s. To achieve the maximum field of view without distortion we recommend using an adapter with a magnification of 0.4x to 0.6x.

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:

  • The most budget-friendly camera with an Aptina CMOS sensor for brightfield microscopy with 4x and 10x objectives as well as stereomicroscopes
  • 18MP resolution: When working with low magnification objectives the camera will enable you to see more fine details
  • 13.1fps at a resolution of 4912x3684pix is enough for focusing adjustments
  • 34.3fps and 54.4fps at resolutions of 2456x1842pix and 1228x922pix are perfect for classroom use observing moving samples recording video; the movement of the preparation can be seen without jerkiness and delays
  • USB 3.0 interface for fast smooth data transfer
  • Software with photo video recording editing external display linear and angular measurement

The kit includes:

  • Digital camera
  • USB cable
  • Installation CD with drivers and software
  • User manual and warranty card
Warranty years 5
EAN 5905555019253
Package size (LxWxH) cm 10x15x15
Shipping Weight kg 0.6
Sensor Aptina CMOS
Color/monochrome color
Megapixels 18
Maximum resolution pix 4912x3684
Sensor size 1/2.3' (6.14x4.61mm)
Pixel size μm 1.25x1.25
Light sensitivity 0.62mV/lux/s
Signal/noise ratio 36.3dB
Exposure 0.1ms–2s
Video recording yes
Active range dB 65.8
Image format *.jpg *.bmp *.png *.tif
Spectral range nm 380–650 (built-in IR filter)
Shutter type ERS (electronic rolling shutter)
System requirements Windows XP (32 bit) Vista/7/8/10/11 (32 and 64 bit) Mac OS X Linux up to 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 or higher minimum 2GB RAM USB 3.0 port CD-ROM
Software MAGUS View
Mount type C-mount
Operating temperature range °C -10 — 50
Operating humidity range % 30 — 80
Frame rate fps at resolution 54.4@1228x922 34.3@2456x1842 13.1@4912x3684
Place of installation trinocular tube eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece
Video format output: *.wmv *.avi *.h264 (Windows 8 and later) *h265 (Windows 10 and later)
White balance automatic/manual
Exposure control automatic/manual
Software features image size brightness exposure time
Output USB 3.0 5Gb/s
Body solid aluminum
Power supply DC current 5V from the USB port of the PC

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