The 2 MegaPixel CMOS color camera ALTRA20 extends the product line of digital color and monochrome cameras in the light microscopy field. This camera offers properties for use in standard brightfield applications and is ideal for digital documentation purposes. It comes with the base-level software analySIS getIT for live-image display and for acquisition, loading and printing out of images. Via the TWAIN interface, camera images are directly available within TWAIN-supporting applications. In addition, the camera is fully integrated with the analySIS FIVE software environment. This provides users with professional image processing, image analysis, archiving and report generation directly following acquisition. Features include high resolution, fast frame rates, sensitivity, a good signal-to-noise ratio and a broad dynamic range. With full integration with this software, users also have image acquisition, evaluation and analysis, and archiving capabilities. Images are transferred from camera to PC via a USB 2.0 interface, and the camera offers fast frame rates of up to 10 frames per second even with the high number of pixels.