Digital camera for electrophoresis

David S. Peterson dpeterso at
Fri Aug 29 11:32:06 EST 1997

100067.2335 at wrote:

>I am strongly considering buying a digital camera to record gel
>electrophoresis pictures instead of using expensive Polaroid film. 
>The one commercial system I am aware of is the Kodak Digital Science
>EDAS System, which comprises of a DC40 camera, filters, hood and
>software and sells for close to $4000 (according to Kodak, one needs
>their software to override the auto exposure function of the DC40). 


The Kodak EDAS software enables the DC-40 to use an exposure time far
in excess of what can be had in the consumer software that comes with
the camera.  The setting that works best for me is the 2 sec exposure.
I assume you would need a similar exposure with other digital cameras.


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