pco.edge 4.2 LT
Groundbreaking sCMOS technology for outstanding image quality

The pco.edge 4.2 LT is is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor providing crisp images and precise measurements.
PCO’s edge 4.2 LT camera system is designed for users who require highest  quantum efficiency, best 16 bit dynamic range, long exposure times and extremely low readout noise.

For further information see product data sheet.

All products at a glance: the new sCMOS product overview.

  • pco.edge 4.2 front side view sCMOS camera
  • pco.edge sCMOS camera system side view
  • pco.edge 4.2 sCMOS camera front side view
  • thermal stabilization at +10 °C
  • extreme low readout noise of 0.8 e- med
  • high resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixel
  • dynamic range of 37 500 : 1
  • quantum efficiency up to 82 %
  • rolling shutter: 100 µs to 10 s
  • global reset: 30 µs to 2 s
  • maximum frame rate 40 fps
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm
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  • parameter unit setpoint pco.edge 4.2LT
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 2048 x 2048
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 6.5 x 6.5
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 590 nm typ. > 70
    dynamic range A/D bit 16
    readout noise e- med 0.8
    frame rate fps 40
    exposure time range @ Rolling Shutter
    @ Global Reset
    100 µs - 10 s
    30 µs - 2 s
    region of interest (ROI) selectable
    optical input Nikon F-mount,
    C-mount
    data interface USB 3.0
  • Comparison between a scientific CCD (left) and a scientific CMOS (right, pco.edge) camera with identical illumination.
  • Monochrome Quantum Efficiency curve of the CIS2020