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Nikon C2+ confocal microscope


Nikon C2+ confocal microscope


The C2+ is designed as an essential microscopy tool for the laboratory, providing powerful and robust imaging capabilities. The high-efficiency scan heads and detectors, coupled with Nikon’s unrivaled optics, provide superior confocal images. The high-speed galvano scanners, operating at rates of up to 100 fps*, enable even the fast-beating motion of cardiac muscles to be captured with precision. The system has three simultaneous channels with an additional Transmitted light channel. Also a tunable variable bandwidth 32 channel spectral detector for research that requires spectra Imaging in addition to the standard detector.



  • RGB and Far-Red imaging capabilities with High-Definition Diascopic DIC images

  • C2-DUVB High Sensitivity Spectal Detection: 32 Channel Enhanced Spectral Detection with two GaAsP detectors and Virtual Filter option for customizable emission settings. Spectral Un-mixing

  • Multiple wavelength gratings for Lamba scans (2.5nm/5nm/10nm steps)

  • High speed time-lapse at up too 100fps

  • Increased High detection sensitivity for photosensitive samples with GaAsP detection

  • 3D and 2D imaging capabilities

  • Spectral FRET Analysis