FluorChem™ System Comparison Chart

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FluorChem System R M E Q HD2 FC3

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Application

Infrared Fluorescence          
3-Color Fluorescence      
Protein Gels
DNA Gels
X-ray Film
Colony Counting
Chemiluminescent Blots
Colorimetric Blot Detection

Performance

Resolution 8.3 megapixel 8.3 megapixel 8.3 megapixel 4.19 megapixel 4.19 megapixel 1.45 megapixel
Dynamic Range 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale
Sensitivity
Imaging Speed

System Specifications

Detector (Absolute
and Regulated)
-25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD
Standard Optics 50 mm
f/1.4 motorized
fixed lens
50 mm
f/1.4 motorized
fixed lens
50 mm
f/1.4 motorized
fixed lens
50 mm
f/0.95 manual
fixed lens*
50 mm
f/0.95 manual
fixed lens*
20 mm*
f/1.8 manual
fixed lens*
Light Sources
IR Fluorescent LED Epi-Excitation          
RGB Fluorescent LED Epi-Excitation      
365/302 nm UV Transilluminator
Epi White Lights
Trans White Lights
Filter Positions 10 - motorized 10 - motorized 6 - motorized 6 - motorized 5 - motorized 5 - motorized
Emission Filters 5 included:
835/70 nm
710/40 nm
607/36 nm
593/40 nm
537/26 nm
4 included:
710/40 nm
607/36 nm
593/40 nm
537/26 nm
1 included:
590/50 nm
620/40 nm (optional)
537/35 nm (optional)
460/40 nm (optional)
4 included:
537/35 nm
606/62 nm
699/62 nm
595/55 nm
1 included:
595/55 nm
1 included:
595/55 nm
Integrated Computer      
Touch Screen      
Storage 320 GB
hard drive
320 GB
hard drive
320 GB
hard drive
250 GB
hard drive
250 GB
hard drive
250 GB
hard drive
System Software Digital Darkroom Digital Darkroom Digital Darkroom AlphaView
System Software
AlphaView
System Software
AlphaView
System Software
Analysis Software AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
Data Format
(16-bit and 8-bit)
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
12.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 in 12.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 in 12.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 in 20 x 15 x 39.5 in 20 x 15 x 39.5 in 20 x 15 x 39.5 in
Weight 75 lbs 75 lbs 75 lbs 110 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs
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