pco.edge 5.5
Groundbreaking sCMOS technology for outstanding image quality

The pco.edge 5.5 is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor providing crisp images and precise measurements. The pco.edge series can be optionally upgraded with a water cooling system.
PCO’s edge 5.5 camera system is designed for users who require high resolution, high frame rates, best 16 bit dynamic range, good quantum efficiency, selectable shutter options or optionally a color sensor.

For further information see product data sheet.

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

  • pco.edge 5.5 USB 3.0 sCMOS camera front side view
  • pco.edge 5.5 USB 3.0 sCMOS camera side view
  • pco.edge 5.5 USB 3.0 sCMOS camera rear view
  • pco.edge 5.5 USB 3.0 Camera Link rear side view
  • pco.edge 5.5 Camera Link sCMOS front side view
  • pco.edge 5.5 water cooling system sCMOS camera
  • thermal stabilization at 0°C / +5 °C
  • extreme low readout noise of 1.0 e- med
  • high resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixel
  • dynamic range of 30 000 : 1 (USB) / 27 000 : 1 (CL)
  • quantum efficiency up to 60%
  • exposure times from 500 µs to 2s (RS)
  • maximum frame rate 100 fps
  • rolling shutter or global shutter / global reset functionality
  • lightsheet mode
  • CameraLink full or USB 3.0 interface
  • monochrome or color sensor
  • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm
  • optional: water cooling system
product data sheet contact
  • parameter unit setpoint pco.edge 5.5
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 2560 x 2160
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 6.5 x 6.5
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 590 nm typ. > 60
    dynamic range A/D bit 16
    readout noise e- med USB
    CL
    1.0
    1.1
    frame rate fps @ full frame (USB)
    @ full frame (CL)
    30
    100
    exposure time range s @ Rolling Shutter (CL)
    @ Global Shutter (CL)
    @ Global Reset (CL)
    @ Rolling Shutter (USB)
    @ Global Shutter (USB)
    @ Global Reset (USB)
    500 µs - 2 s
    10 µs - 100 ms
    10 µs - 2 s
    30 µs - 2 s
    20 µs - 100 ms
    30 µs - 2 s
    region of interest (ROI) selectable
    optical input Nikon F-mount,
    C-mount
    data interface camera link
    (full, 10tap)
    or 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 CIS2521 (EMVA1288 measurement)
  • Color Quantum Efficiency curves of the pco.edge (EMVA1288 measurement)