The AxioCam MRc5 high-resolution color digital camera features a 5-megapixel CCD sensor, FireWire, high dynamics and flexibility in read-out modes. In addition, the camera offers true color images suited for pathology, histology, cytology, biology and materials research/testing. It features a dynamic range of 1:1300, with 12-bit digitization to ensure loss-free image dynamics and aid with difficult specimens such as reflecting surfaces in materials microscopy. The FireWire interface offers full computer-controlled camera operation and live image speeds, and also allows direct connection to a laptop. The camera integrates with the operating software to ensure an upgradeable digital imaging system that includes image acquisition and processing functions.