Z450 Handy GFP-Cam

The Z450 Handy GFP Cam is designed for the investigation of both chlorophyll fluroescence or other fluorescent proteins such as green fluorescent protein (GFP) in small plants, leaves, animals, calluses, bacterial or algal colonies.   Due to protability of this instrument, studies in both the laboratory and the field are possible.  Imaging area is 3.5 x 3.5 cm.  This instrument is based on the Z300 Handy FluorCam used for chlorophyll fluorescence imaging only.  For imaging of  larger areas please see the  Z125 GFP FluorCam-Closed.

Z450 Handy GFP-Cam

Image of Arabidopsis seedlings on petri plate captured by GFP-cam. GFP-expressing seedlings in red and WT seedlings in gray:

  • Combined imaging of GFP and chlorophyll fluorescence
  • Both lab and field applications
  • Portable and compact (21.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm)
  • AC & battery powered
  • Coming with a high-end computer and user-friendly software
  • High-resolution CCD camera (included)


Corn Kernels captured by the Z450 Handy GFP-Cam.  GFP containing kernels are in upper rows (lighter) and control kernels (no GFP expression) in bottom rows.

The Z450 Handy GFP-Cam is typically produced with 620 nm and 455 nm excitation LEDs and 510 nm emission filters. This combination is best suited for the popular EGFP (red-shifted variant).

Measuring Protocols:

  • Steady-state GFP fluorescence
  • FV/FM
  • Kautsky induction
  • Quenching analysis
  • Light curve

LED panels available and used for excitation of most common fluorochromes

List of most common fluorochromes and types of suitable excitation LED panels