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ZC-203: 2.0 Megapixel USB 2.0 Digital Video Camera

A compact, scientific quality camera for machine vision or microscopy, the ZC-203 is fully DirectShow® compliant and installs without drivers on Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Macintosh Snow Leopard computers. The 1600 x 1200 pixel array updates at 15 frames/sec. (30 frames/sec. at 640 x 480 pixels.) 


A single cable simplifies connecting the camera to any desktop or laptop computer with a USB 2.0 port. Since the ZC-203 is fully powered from the USB 2.0 port, it is the perfect choice for mobile imaging applications.

The ZC-203 camera includes Video ToolBox Pro software, which provides full control over the camera, an easy-to-use interface for image capture, and advanced labeling, annotation and measurement features. An optional programmers DLL allows for remote software control in Basic or C/ C++, as well as National Instruments’ LabVIEW®.

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2.0 Megapixel camera with 2.0 USB port connector including Video Toolbox Pro software.

  • 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • USB powered
    Connects directly to laptop or
    desktop computers with USB 2.0
  • Windows (32 and 64 bit)
  • Optional MAC software
  • Optional Video ToolBox Premier software
  • Includes PC software to capture still images and movies, with labeling, annotation and measurement
  • Microscopy (brightfield, darkfield, fluorescence)
  • Inspection
  • Video Documentation
  • Surveillance and Security
  • Mobile Imaging
  • Photo ID Systems
  • Telemedicine
  • Video conferencing and Webcasting
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 4.73 mm × 3.52 mm (1/3” type)
  • Pixel Size: 2.8 µ × 2.8 µ
  • Array Size: 1600 x 1280
  • Fixed Pattern Noise: < 0.03%
  • S/N Ratio: 42.3 dB
  • Min. Illumination: 0.5 lux (with IR filter removed)
  • Bits per Pixel: 8 (per color component)
  • Frame Rate: 15/sec (max. full frame)
  • Shutter: rolling, progressive scan
  • Gain: manual or automatic
  • Lens Mount: C or CS
  • Camera Housing: Anodized aluminum
  • Camera Body Size: 45 (h) x 45 (w) x 58 (d) mm
  • Camera Weight: 128 g (w/out lens)
  • Mounting: 1/4” threaded socket


  • Capture Program: Video ToolBox PRO
  • Drivers: DirectShow and TWAIN
Computer Requirements
  • Windows XP/VISTA/7/8/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS X 10.6+ (Mac Software Optional)
  • Free USB 2.0 Port
  • DirectX 8.1 or greater (for Windows)
  • Pentium IV 1.6+ GHz (Core 2 Duo, 1.5+ GHz recommended)
  • 1+ GB of Free Memory (2+ GB recommended)
  • Video card with 64+ MB of video RAM, minimum 800 x 600 resolution at 16-bit (65,000 colors)
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