cooled 12 bit CCD camera

This camera system is no longer available. Support and drivers are still available.

This high performance digital 12 bit CCD camera system is perfectly suited for life science and machine vision applications, where an excellent image quality and high offset stability is required. At the heart of the camera is an FPGA processor allowing for sophisticated control and accurate timing of the CCD and associated electronics. In addition a proprietary offset control algorithm has been developed which provides very high offset stability, regardless of ambient temperature or signal changes ensuring accurate and repeatable quantitative data over long periods of time. Binning, cooling, as well as other features of the camera can be selected and optimized to accomodate the user‘s application. The camera features high resolution, 12 bit dynamic range, a remarkable quantum efficiency, adjustable exposure times , internal frame buffer for continuous image capture, excellent low noise , cooling of -25 °C versus ambient temperature, standard interfaces, optimal offset stability and control
This low light camera system is perfectly suited for many sensitive and low noise imaging applications, such as biochip reading, fluorescence imaging, confocal & light microscopy etc..

  • pco.1300 CCD camera system front left view image
  • pco.1300 CCD camera system front right view image
  • pco.1300 CCD camera system side view image
  • pco.1300 CCD camera system rear view image
  • pco.1300 CCD camera system front view image
  • resolution 1392 x 1040 pixel
  • quantum efficiency up to 65 %
  • cooled 12 bit dynamic range
  • low noise of 6e- rms @ 10 MHz
  • exposure times range from 5 µs - 1 h
  • optimal offset stability and control (< 1count)
  • standard IEEE1394a ("FireWire") interface
  • parameter unit setpoint pco.1300
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 1392 x 1040
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 6.45 x 6.45
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 500 nm typ. 62
    dynamic range A/D bit 12
    readout noise e- rms @ 10 MHz
    @ 20 MHz
    frame rate fps @ full frame @ 10 MHz
    @ full frame @ 20 MHz
    exposure time range s 5
    binning pixel analog 1 x 1, 1 x 2,
    2 x 1, 2 x 2
    optical input C-mount,
    Nikon adapter
    data interface Firewire (IEEE1394a)
    cooled CCD temperature °C vs. ambient -25
  • Microscope view on foraminifera recorded with a pco.1300 similar camera system
  • HELA cells recorded by a pco.edge 5.5 sCMOS camera system
  • Mink uterus cells with 3 biomarkers recorded by a pco.pixelfly CCD camera system