Photonic Science
Professional Imaging

sCMOS Cameras

Low noise down to single electron


Cooled high resolution sCMOS cameras - second generation

Photonic Science is offering a new range of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) Cameras with different resolutions of 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 2048 and 4096 x 4096 pixels adapted to high end needs of industrial and scientific end users. Applications include indirect X-ray imaging, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), microscopy and low light fluorescence imaging.

Selection of high responsivity sCMOS sensors with intrinsic noise floor down to Single Electron enables optimum photonic collection with best possible signal to noise ratio. Based on second generation sensor, the camera offers very high Quantum Efficiency and genuine 16-bit dynamic range with full well capacity well over 30,000 electrons. With on-chip corrections and auto exposure control, it is capable of delivering 30 frames per second using Gigabit Ethernet interface enabling very fast acquisition. We also offer a camera link version capable of delivering 100 frames per second.

TEC Cooling down to -30 degrees C makes very stable image acquisition possible. Genicam compliance easily integrates the camera with industrial GigE standard SDKs. The complete range of cameras allows flexibility in terms of both features and price requirements on different market areas / applications. OEM Versions are available, ready to be integrated into high end equipment.

sCMOS sensors provide lower readout noise than traditional CCDs Achieved through the use of column-parallel amplifiers, allowing correlated double sampling and A to D conversion at kHz rather than MHz frequencies, even at video frame rate. sCMOS sensors have readout noise of 1 to 2 electrons RMS, compared to typically 6 electrons RMS for traditional CCDs.

sCMOS sensors provide simultaneous high and low gain outputs. Combining these in the camera electronics provides a “best of both worlds” camera image with both very low noise and high 16 bit intrascene dynamic range

Very low noise results in much better signal to noise ratio for images where there are only a few photons per pixel per frame. Resolutions of HD 1920 x 1080 to 4k x 4k available


Download our study into the difference in imaging performance of the sCMOS 2.0 based camera and the Texas Instruments EMCCD based camera.

sCMOS Camera

sCMOS Camera