PhotoDoc-It™ Imaging Systems

PhotoDoc-It™ Imaging Systems

Capture, print and save color images for basic gel documentation with this compact, economical laboratory system. See the gel through the viewer window on the hood before taking a picture. The high resolution digital color camera replaces Polaroid cameras. This system provides a low cost alternative to Polaroid film. No film required. Easily transfer images to a computer via memory cord or add a USB cable.


• Fluorescent Gels

• Colorimetric – add an optional White Light Plate Plate

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Main Features

  • DigiCam color camera with 16 megapixel resolution

  • Lightweight, compact hood provides a compact darkroom environment, hood now includes a new UV blocking viewer window

  • Benchtop UV Transilluminator delivers back-lit UV; select from several benchtop models

  • Color printer generates instant 4" x 6" low cost, laboratory quality color prints

  • Ethidium bromide filter for fluorescent stained gels

  • Combination lock secures the camera to the darkroom


Illuminate stained gels with the UV fluorescence of the compact UV transilluminator. The Ethidium Bromide emission filter, positioned inside the hood, is easily interchangeable for other filter types.

Capture and View

Capture brilliant color images with the high resolution, megapixel digital color camera. View images through the viewer window.

Save and Print

Save images to the memory card (4GM minimum) or instantly print images on the laboratory quality photo printer included with the system. The camera can be connected to a PC with a USB cable(not included) for transferring images.

Select from several Benchtop UV transilluminators:

  • M-20V: 302nm UV, 20x20cm filter

  • LM-20, 302/365nm UV, 20x20cm filter

  • M-26V, 302nm UV, 21x26cm filter

  • LM-26, 302/365nm UV, 21x26cm filter


  • DigiCam:
    • Color digital camera

    • 16 megapixels

    • SD memory card (4GB minimum)

    • Power cord included (batteries not required)

  • Darkroom:

    • UV blocking viewer window

    • Lightweight and compact

    • Handles for easy transport of the hood

    • Fits on top of the transilluminator

  • Emission Filters

    • EtBr Red 570-640nm

  • Transilluminator

    • The system is designed for use with UVP's Benchtop UV Transilluminators

    • Select from 302nm UV or 2UV model with 302nm and 365nm

    • Filter sizes: 20x20cm or 21x26cm

    • M-20V and M-26V feature variable intensity settings

  • Color Printer

    • 300 x 300 resolution

    • 4x6 in. prints

    • USB connectivity

    • 108 prints included

    • Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 2.5 in. (178 x 127 x 64 mm)

  • Combination Lock:

    • 3 digit resettable combination

    • 2 ft. cable

    Hood Dimensions: 18H x 13.25W x 9.5D in. (432 x 337 x 241mm)

    Transilluminator Dimensions: 11D x 14W x 4.5 in. (279 x 356 x 114mm)


  • Converter Plates:

    • Visi-Blue Converter Plate: Converts UV to 460-470nm

    • UV to White Light Converter Plate: Converts UV to White Light

  • Gel-Tools:

    • Gel-Sentry

    • Step Tablet

    • Gel-Cutter

    • Gel-Ruler

    • Gel-Scooper

    • Gel-Trays

  • Optional VisionWorks Software:

    Software loads on your computer allowing a full range of image enhancement capabilities, image analysis functions and report generation

Ordering Information

Part Numbers
115V 230V Model Description
97-0274-04 97-0274-05 PhotoDoc-It PhotoDoc-It with M-20V Transilluminator (20x20cm filter, 302nm UV)
97-0274-07 97-0274-08 PhotoDoc-It PhotoDoc-It with LM-20 Transilluminator (20x20cm filter, 302/365nm UV)
97-0274-10 97-0274-11 PhotoDoc-It PhotoDoc-It with M-26V Transilluminator (21x26cm filter, 302nm UV)
97-0274-13 97-0274-14 PhotoDoc-It PhotoDoc-It with LM-26 Transilluminator (21x26cm filter, 302/365nm UV)
97-0274-01 97-0274-02 PhotoDoc-It PhotoDoc-It (no transilluminator)
96-0164-01 Paper/Ink Kit Paper/Ink (108 prints)
38-0191-11 UV to White Light Converter Plates 21x26cm
38-0200-06 Visi-Blue Converter Plates 21x26cm

Note: Camera may vary by country. Contact UVP for information.