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PixeLINK PL-B873 (PLB873) Series 2.0MP 1600x1200 Resolution Microscopy Camera/Kits (Sony ICX274)

Quick Overview

The PL-B873 series of cameras are built for microscopy and similar applications. The series comes in several kits from beginner to professional use.

These cameras are discontinued. Please Contact Us for replacement camera options. 


Color Space                  µScope Version                      Housing                        

C – Color                        KIT Essentials Version            BL – Board Level              

M – Mono                      SE Standard Version                T – Trigger                        

NIR – Near Infrared      PRO - Professional Version      CYL - Cylindrical case

F - Firewire                      G - GigE                                 U - USB 2.0

See Specs Below For All Configurations-


PixeLINK PL-B873 Series are based on the Sony ICX274 sensor and are ideal for life science applications.




  • High-resolution imaging capability for both bright field and dark field
  • Common software API for all cameras
  • Excellent color reproduction




  • PCB & Semiconductor Inspection
  • Pathology
  • Histology
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Petrology
  • Academic and pharmaceutical research
  • Clinical medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Metallurgy
  • Embryology
  • Specifications
    Sensor Sony ICX274
    Color Space Color/Mono
    Type CMOS Rolling Shutter
    Resolution 2592(H) x 1944(V) 5.0 MP Color & Mono
    Pixel Pitch 2.2 µm x 2.2 µm
    Active Area 5.70 mm x 4.28 mm - 7.13 mm diagonal
    Peak QE 69 % (mono) 46 % (color)
    FPN <1 %
    PRNU <2.5 %
    Mono Data Formats Raw, Mono 8 and Mono 16
    Exposure Range 100 µs to 2 seconds free running 136 µs to 2 seconds triggered
    Dimensions 102 x 50 x 41 mm (straight) 110 x 50 x 41 mm (right angle)
    Mounting 4 M3 threaded holes in front plate & 4 M3 threaded holes in camera case
    Lens Mount C & CS-Mount, 1/2.5” optical format



                    Color                                    Mono

                    PL-B873CF                          PL-B873MF
                    PL-B873CF-KIT                   PL-B73MF-KIT
                    PL-B873CF-PRO                 PL-B873-PRO
                    PL-B873CU                         PL-B873MU
                    PL-B873CU-KIT                  PL-B873MU-KIT
                    PL-B873CU-PRO                PL-B873MU-PRO

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