Compact Cameras

Quantum Scientific Imaging
New to the amateur community but a veteran in the professional arena, Quantum Scientific Imaging (QSI) now offers a series of competitively priced, thermoelectrically cooled CCD cameras. The QSI 500 series offers many of the popular Kodak scientific-grade CCD chips in a compact, 4½-inch octagonal housing, starting at $1,995 for the QSI 504 with a Kodak KAF-0402ME CCD. Each model in the series comes complete with a Pelican storage case, 10-foot USB 2.0 interface cable, T-mount camera adapter, and 2-inch nosepiece. Also included is an installation disc containing software drivers for MaxIm DL and CCDSoft, and an upgradable copy of MaxIm LE camera-control software. All models are also available with an optional built-in five-position color-filter wheel and add-on liquid heat exchanger.

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