Keyence VHX-5000 Digital Microscope Keyence VHX-5000 is a versatile high-fidelity optical microscope designed for high depth of field measurements specialized for industrial applications. The VHX can recognize the focus information automatically when the field of view is moved and then create a depth composition image quickly. This allows intuitive and instant focusing on a point you want to observe. The 50 frames per second camera captures a large amount of image data with different focus positions, and the REMAX V high-speed processing graphics engine processes it at high speed. It uses technology that adopts best focus data for each pixel to allow for clear, fully focused images to be observed and recorded. A high resolution image is obtained with single-wavelength light and the HDR (High Dynamic Range) function that captures multiple images by varying the shutter speed to produce a fine detail image. These two functions enable high resolution and high contrast observation.

The VH-Z20R/Z20W/Z20T lens offers high-resolution observation at general-purpose magnifications of 20x to 200x. This lens has been designed to optimize both depth-of-field and resolution and can also be used in handheld mode.


  • Manufacturer: Keyence, Japan
  • Model: VHX-5000
  • Camera: 1/1.8-inch CMOG image sensor
  • Resolution: 1600 (H) x 1200 (V)
  • Frame Rate: 50 frame/sec
  • High Dynamic Range: 16-bit resolution through RGB data from each pixel
  • Magnification:
    • Low Magnification Lens: VH-Z20R/Z20W/Z20T 20x-200x
    • Medium Magnification Lens: VH-Z250T 250x-2500x
    • Further lenses available from manufacturer

Reservation REquests

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.


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