VisionTek® Live Digital Microscope

For years, Sakura Finetek has been a partner to histopathology laboratories. Building on the success and principles of SMART Automation, Sakura has broadened her horizons, focusing on the pathologists. Bringing live routine microscopy to the new digital world, Sakura Finetek proudly introduces: The VisionTek live digital microscope, the first of its kind.

This high-end motorized, digital microscope captures real-time images, for live viewing and precise measurements, all within seconds. The live multi-view mode is perfect for complex cases, displaying multiple slides and stains on one screen. This not only optimizes the workflow, but can significantly decrease diagnostic time.

Live sharing of images has never been easier; the large, high-definition screen displays extensive details, which can be viewed alone or together. The snapshot option is a powerful tool for creating instant, high resolution pictures of single slide or multi-views, which can be used directly in presentations. The perfect digital solution for consulting or informing off-site colleagues.

The VisionTek is a live digital microscope including scanner capabilities, for scanning whole and partial slides. The pathologist now has complete control of the entire recording process.

You decide what, where and how to scan. The perfect diagnostic tool for the pathologist.

VisionTek optimizes live digital microscopy:

Technical Details


Intended specimen Observable specimen Glass slide with cover glass/film
Size of glass slide W x L: 25x75mm or 26x76mm
D (thickness): 1.0mm standard ± 0,2mm
Size of cover glass Coverslip thickness: 100-170µm,
Typical coverslip material:
D263® M glass (microscope cover glass)
Cellulose Tri-Acetate film (microscope cover film)
Mounting media Typically the slides are prepared using the following mounting media:
Sakura film coverslip Sakura glass mounting media, Eukitt
Microscope frame Observable area Label: 24mm x 20 mm
Specimen : 24mm x 50 mm
Specimen need to be covered with cover glass or coverslip
Illuminator Bright field Koehler LED Illumination
Objective lenses Carl Zeiss EC Plan-Neofluar 2.5x/0.075
Carl Zeiss EC Plan-Neofluar 10x/0.3
Carl Zeiss EC Plan-Neofluar 20x/0.5
40x digital magnification
Motorized stage Motorized XY stage with automatic control
Automated lens changer
Focusing Motorized automatic and manually focus
Digital camera CCD camera 4.1Mpixel (2336px x 1752px; Pixel size 5,5 µm);
high sensitivity and high resolution camera
Live image display 16 frames/sec.
Image file format Scan:
Open format under development
Snap shot:
Image correction Calibrated:
Color correction
Shading correction
White balance
Distortion correctionUser settable:
Scan area W x L: 24 mm x 50 mm
Scan Resolution 2.5x : 2.20 µm/ pixel
10x : 0.55 µm/ pixel
20x : 0.275µm/ pixel
Scan speed (15mm x 15mm) 175 sec using high resolution 20x (0.275µm/px)
System control Computer DELL Minitower with operating system windows 7 x 64 bit; Ultimate SP1 English; CPU Core i7
Network interface 100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
Memory Min. 8 GB RAM
Hard disc drive Primary: min. 120Gb
Secondary: min. 1,0Tb
Display NEC Multisync PA241W

Application software

Fully automated user interface

Live mode:
automated and manual autofocus
zooming / panning / scrolling
zooming while scanning
annotations and measurements
digital gallery
live slide gallery

Multi image display:
comparison of views on slide,
different slides,
digital slides

Scanner mode:
partial slide scanning
automated whole slide scans
z-stacking (multilayer)
automated tissue detection

Import and export functions
Multi language support
Online Help functions

Environment Weight 35 kg
Dimensions (hxwxd) 60cm x 50cm x 50cm
Operating environment Temperature range: +15°C to +25°C
Relative Humidity: 10% to 75%, non-condensing
Storage environment Temperature range: +5°C to +40°C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 85%, non-condensing
Power 85 to 264VAC, 47-63Hz, single-phase
Power cord connector: IEC/EN 60320-1/C14
Power consumption Max. 460 W
Noise level
Heat rating

VisionTek-System:170 BTU/h
Dell PC: 340 BTY/h
Monitor (NEC PA241W): 201 BTU/h

Europe IEC 61010-1 (2nd edition)
IEC 61010-2-101
IEC 61326 – 1
Safety standards Regulatory information CE Certified in compliance with the requirements of EMC Directive, LV Directive in Europe IEC 61326-1:2006
This device is tested to comply with FCC Rules Part 15
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