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Fish scales and biological sample slides scanned with the 
18MP Micro-Image Capture 9
View and capture in black & white, color, and inverse modes for sufficient detail to inspect a wide variety of flat and 3D materials and bio samples.

Fish scales captured digitally with the Micro-Image Capture 7 
The Micro-Image Capture 9 allows for viewing, image capture and printing of Fish Scales, Paper Pulp and other media requiring inspection. Used by USGS offices in several U.S. States to inspect fish scales, the Micro-Image Capture 9 has broad applications beyond its niche use in the Microfilm field.

 The Micro-Image Capture 9 has an 18MP USB 2.0/3.0  Imager with high quality Microscopy Lens which offer the perfect optical combination for material inspection and biological sample research. The MIC8 fiche carrier can hold up to 8 standard slides for easy movement from one slide to the next. 

Biological sample slides captured with the MIC8:


Micro-Image Capture 9 digital microfiche / microfilm reader scanner, 18MP USB2 connectivity, Windows 7/8/10. Includes new 2021 high production software with auto image detect, crop and de-skew, high resolution optical lens capable of viewing microform images from 7x to 54X plus digital zoom to increase optical magnification up to 200%.

The all new for 2021 Micro-Image Capture 9 is the latest in digital microfilm and microfiche image capture technology from featuring high resolution 18MP USB 2.0 imager with microscopy grade optics allowing for full-size quality viewing, printing and digital capture of  images on Microfiche, Jackets, Microfilm Rolls and Aperture Cards. 

The compact, light weight and portable, the MIC9 is powered & communicates with your laptop or workstation PC's via USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports. The Micro-Image Capture 9 uses the latest USB 2.0 / 3.0 technology for the fastest real time viewing available and is compatible with Windows XP  and on up to Windows 7, 8 & 10 (32 & 64 bit). 

The MRFC-1 Motorized Roll Film Carrier option provides convenient electronic advance and rewind in slow, medium and high speed at the touch of a button. An excellent feature when working with 16mm & 35mm microfilm rolls. Adding the MRFC-1 motorized roll film option makes the system a universal carrier, so the fiche/AP card carrier is still active while the motorized roll film carrier is in place so either format is always ready to use.
Capture an image or send it to your network printer in about a second with a simple click of your mouse or with the included USB Footswitch. The Micro-Image Capture 9 features a 7-54X optical zoom lens perfect for both 16mm & 35mm microfilm images on fiche, jackets, aperture cards or 16/35mm roll film but can also digitally zoom images up to 200%.
The MIC9 provides fast and easy manual adjustment of magnification and focus which is achieved via precision high quality optics and the mechanical camera stage. The light weight and solid anodized billet aluminum base unit and fiche handler includes a mechanical auto glass lift mechanism and is built with quality linear bearings for precision movement and long product life.
The new High Production Capture software included with the Micro-Image Capture 9 provides for many adjustments to image quality like exposure, contrast, brightness, sharpness as well as optical flip, rotate and invert (neg to pos). Send images instantly to your printer, e-mail or to a designated pc folder with a click of the mouse or included foot switch

Features of the new High Production software includes  production features like auto image detect, auto image crop and auto image de-skew. There is a multiple image detect mode that will automatically detect, crop, de-skew and capture as many legible images that can fit on the view screen in about a second greatly increasing productivity (large format monitor recommended for this functionality).  

New 2021 High Production Software  is standard on the MIC9 
Click here to view short video on features and functionality

Micro-Image Capture 9 is designed and produced in the U.S.A by, LLC (patent pending) and is CE, ROHS certified. This low energy consumption green technology USB powered device is easy to use anywhere in the world as it requires no AC power (fiche model) . With its light weight and small footprint, the Micro-Image Capture 9 can be used as a mobile microfilm viewer/scanner when connected to a laptop.


Connects via USB 2.0 for real time image streaming of microfilm image to your PC monitor. LED Light pad also powered by USB port.
Fiche model is 10" wide by 14" front to back and about 8" to the top of the Imaging Head Post. Weight is about 12 Lbs.
Motorized Roll Film model is 20" wide from left to right motor pod, 14" from front to back and about 8" to the top of the Imaging Head Post. Weight is about 20 Lbs. provides a 1 year repair or replace warranty as a standard feature with additional years available as an option to buyers. 

Minimum System Requirements:

Dual-core CPU. 2Ghz or higher Frequency / RAM 1GB or above / HDD 250GB or higher
MAC OS X V10.3.9 or later / PowerPC G3, G4, pr G5 processor  1GB Ram or above   250 MB of free disc space   CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive / 16-bit color LCD display monitor or higher capable of displaying microfilm image at original size (27"+ recommended for engineering drawings)   Available USB port 2.0 or 3.0   Windows XP/Vista  7/8/10  or MAC O/S *(MAC users need Win O/S & optional VMware Fusion)

Specifications:   Resolution - High Resolution 18MP HD video capture sensor (4896x3672) 24bit / formats: JPEG (default), PDF, BMP, PNG, TIF  Video: AVI, WMV
Magnification - 7X - 54X   Refresh - up to 90 fps, lower at full resolution   Capture time - about 1 second   Warranty - 1 Year
Dimensions - 14" L (front to back), 20" W and 7" H (motorized model) / 14"L x 9"W x 7"H (fiche model)
Weight - 24 Lbs (motorized model) and 12 Lbs. (fiche model)
Connectivity -  Image Capture Unit is powered by and communicates with PC via USB Port (6' cable provided), Illumination unit is a low power consumption LED light pad rated at 10,000 to 20,0000 on-hours of life and powered by USB Port. The motorized roll film carrier is powered by a DC power supply.

For more information, pricing and to order a Micro-Image Capture 9 for Scientific Microscopy use, click here >> MIC9
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