3 Best Smartphones to Record Microscope Procedures

Technology
13 January 2023
by Giuliana Aschauer
3 Best Smartphones to Record Microscope Procedures

3 Best Smartphones to Record Microscope Procedures

Using Smartphones for High-quality Optical Microscope Images

Just a few people are using cameras nowadays because of the high-quality image on their smartphones that are better every year. Not just in their personal life but also in doctors’ microscopy practices.

You can record or take pictures of your microscope procedures with the help of MicroREC. Click here to know more.

It would be best if you had a high-quality camera on your smartphone to record these procedures with high quality, mostly in hard-to-get, like the retina. So here we will show you the best options you can get that we tested and approved!

1. Google Pixel 6A

This phone is a great and affordable option. The 12.2 MP and the sensor of its primary camera allow you to take photos and videos that have beautiful and accurate colors. Also, Google Pixel 6a performs very well under different light conditions and gives you accurate exposure.

According to DXOMARK, in terms of video taking, the Pixel 6a offers a Full HD resolution and excellent stabilization. This means that it will give you very good video quality, sharpness, and smoothness.

2. Samsung Galaxy S20 up to S22 Ultra

Samsung smartphones are one of the best on the market. Starting with the Galaxy S20, Samsung introduced a series of amazing smartphone cameras that can record up to 8K videos.

It is reasonable to expect that every next generation of Samsung’s Galaxy S series will get better and better cameras. Even though there aren’t significant differences between the S20 and S21, it is probably worth considering the S22 and S22 Ultra if you’re looking for a better design and an upgraded camera setup.

Slit-Lamp exam recorded with MicroREC and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22 Ultra and its 108 MP primary camera offer you amazing colors and exposure. This means your videos will look natural and have very good quality.

MicroREC, an optical system, attached to a slit lamp

MicroREC attached to a Haag-Streit Slit Lamp

Something else we consider to be a big advantage of the S22 Ultra is its great performance under low light conditions (e. g., at night), this makes it one of the best smartphones to use with the MicroREC, as it will allow you to take amazing retina pictures and videos!

3. iPhone X up to iPhone 14 Pro

If you still prefer iPhones, the last version is the best option. iPhone 14 Pro has a 48-megapixel sensor on the main wide camera that’s also physically larger than the older iPhone, which makes just as much of a difference to photo quality as the increase in megapixels. The earlier version, 13 Pro, uses a 12-megapixel sensor.

A human eye taken with an iPhone 13

Image taken with iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro has a 48-megapixel sensor on the main wide camera that’s also physically larger than the older iPhone, which makes just as much of a difference to photo quality as the increase in megapixels. The earlier version, 13 Pro, uses a 12-megapixel sensor.

The iPhone 14 Pro has a new image processing pipeline to help improve medium to low-light shots. Combined with the larger sensor, you can get the best retina pictures compared to all older iPhone versions.

Pro versions are always the best options when we are talking about cameras.

For Retina pictures, you should get a smartphone with the best resolution in night mode. All the options we mention have similar resolutions for night mode.

Enhancing Your Microscopy Imaging with MicroREC app

MicroREC app was designed to enhance the quality of images for microscopic videos and pictures. Here are just three of the ways that MicroREC can improve ophthalmic image quality.

Focus control: Although now is very common to have digital cameras that automatically change the focus depending on what they see, microscopes are more like old manual cameras where the user controls the focal plane. Therefore, manual focus control is essential to calibrate the phone’s focal plane before the recording to ensure it stays focused on what the doctor is focusing.

Exposure control: Contrast in microscopy imaging matters a lot. Sudden changes in brightness make camera systems struggle to cope with the dynamic ranges observed under the microscope. We have it for you to have the best recording experience.

Rotate images by 90 degrees: Some microscopes introduce a rotation in the image seen on the smartphone. The MicroREC app allows you to correct that rotation with a simple click.

MicroREC app tutorial

Other top features of MicroREC app.

— Video quality control

— Simple audio control

— Patient Session

— Session Search

— Session Filtering

— Watermarking customization

— Dedicated Storage

— Mirroring

Top new features:

— Video recording at 60 FPS

— Pause and Resume video

— Camera settings saved between sessions

— Zoom in on gallery images and videos

Click here to download it for free.


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