cooled 14 bit CCD camera

This high dynamic 14bit cooled CCD camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 160 MB/s. The system features thermoelectrical cooling, a superior high resolution and low noise. It consists of a compact camera with an external intelligent power supply. The image data are transferred via customer selectable standard data interfaces to a computer. The available exposure times range from 500 ns to 49 days.
This digital CCD camera system is perfectly suited for low light camera applications like fluorescence imaging and microscopy. Color and monochrome image sensor versions are available.

  • pco.1600 CCD camera system front left view main image
  • pco.1600 CCD camera system rear view image Camera Link
  • pco.1600 CCD camera system rear view image Firewire
  • pco.power (power supply) front view image
  • pco.power (power supply) rear view image
  • resolution 1600 x 1200pixel
  • cooled 14 bit dynamic range
  • image rate of 30 fps @ full resolution
  • image memory in camera: camRAM up to 4GB
  • low noise of 10 e- rms @ 10 MHz
  • thermoelectrical cooling of delta -50°C vs. ambient
  • standard interfaces (USB 3.0, camera link, GigE / USB 2.0)
  • ultra stable offset
product data sheet contact
  • parameter unit setpoint pco.1600
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 1600 x 1200
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 7.4 x 7.4
    peak quantum efficiency % 55
    dynamic range A/D bit 14
    readout noise e- rms @ 10 MHz 10
    frame rate fps @ full frame 30
    exposure time range s 500 ns .. 49 days
    binning (hor) pixel analog 1, 2
    binning (ver) pixel analog 1, 2, 4, 8
    optical input Nikon F-mount
    data interface GigE, USB 2.0, USB 3.0,
    Camera Link (base)
    cooled CCD temperature °C @ difference vs. ambient -50
  • Quantum efficiency curves of the pco.1600 monochrome CCD image sensor (measured and supplied by Kodak).
  • Quantum efficiency curves of the pco.1600 color CCD image sensor (measured and supplied by Kodak).