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  • PCO is a world leading manufacturer of high speed and high performance digital cameras. Our product portfolio offers digital camera solutions for the most demanding scientific research and industrial applications featuring highest dynamics, best light sensitivity, lowest noise levels and fast frame rates.
    PCO is the definition of Excellence in Development, Production, Sales and Support.
    PCO cameras combine the best characteristics of high quality cameras and scientific measuring instruments. For more than 25 years our highly trained specialized team members have developed and handcraft PCO cameras. Excellent performance and reliability are guaranteed by using sophisticated technologies in design, high production standards and strict quality controls.
    PCO owned subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia provide a strong support network for our customers worldwide. Our factory owned distribution channels ensures that PCO cameras are developed and supported in a manner that meets our customer applications with customer input having a direct path back to our product development and support teams.
    PCO is the Pioneer of sCMOS sensor technology.
    Our new family pco.edge sCMOS camera models are a breakthrough in scientific imaging. Their introduction has revolutionized the scientific and industrial camera market with their distinctive ability to simultaneously deliver the lowest noise levels, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency and large field of view, all in one image.

Product Portfolio
  • Cameras Overview

        • sCMOS Cameras

        • The most versatile sCMOS camera portfolio on the market

          The PCO family of sCMOS cameras features an excellent combination of high resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates and high dynamic range. Cameras are available with various interface options.

        • Highspeed Cameras

        • for challenging applications

          PCO's high-speed cameras offer best light sensitivity and furthermore real 10 to 12 bit dynamic range with leading image and color quality for your applications. All models come with a variety of trigger options and cameras can be synchronized between each other in a very simple way. Additionally there is no need for doing a black- or session-referencing before the recordings.

        • FLIM Camera

        • first luminescence decay time microscopy camera

          The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence decay time microscopy camera using a two tap CMOS image sensor.

        • Intensified Cameras

        • MCP Image Intensifier Based Camera Systems for Short Exposure Applications

          The family of MCP image intensifier camera systems offers extremely short exposure/shutter times down to 4 ns. The appropriate spectral behaviour can be selected by the photocathode material of the MCP tube.

        • OEM Cameras

        • With 30+ years experience in OEM imaging solutions, we meet the demanding requirements for your scientific and industrial application.

          Our OEM team of development engineers will guide you through the customized camera process, from simple firmware customization to flexible camera design.

          Individualized support covers the entire lifespan of your project. Regularly scheduled design reviews with key engineers from our development team ensure complete communication from concept to product release.

          Select tailored CNC prototypes and various camera windows to meet your instrument needs. In addition, specific camera control functions and a variety of data interface options are available to you.

      • sCMOS Cameras

        • pco.edge family - the most versatile sCMOS camera portfolio on the market

          The pco.edge family of sCMOS cameras features an excellent combination of high resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates and high dynamic range. All of the cameras are available with different cooling grades and different interfaces.

            • pco.panda 4.2 bi

            • High resolution back illuminated sCMOS camera

              When every single photon counts, pco.panda 4.2 bi brings you a decisive advantage. Our new back illuminated (bi) sensor can provide you with a quantum efficiency of up to 95 %. This makes the camera perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

              The high resolution and 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size guarantees you greater detail diversity and highly qualitative images. The USB 3.1 interface provides direct power delivery via the USB cable. Our latest developments in sCMOS technology and compact dimensions make the pco.panda 4.2 bi ideal for countless applications in microscopy and life science.

              • ultra-compact size: 65 x 65 x 65 mm³
              • back illuminated 16 bit sCMOS sensor technology
              • high resolution 2048 x 2048 pixel
              • pixel size: 6.5 x 6.5 µm²
              • quantum efficiency up to 95 %
              • maximum frame rate 40 fps @ full resolution
              • rolling shutter
              • USB 3.1 Gen1 interface
              • power over USB
            • pco.panda 4.2

            • Compact design, strong sCMOS performance

              The pco.panda 4.2 heralds the start of a new sCMOS camera generation.  What exactly does that mean for you? Universal application options thanks to an ultra-compact camera housing! Power and fast data transfer occur via a single USB 3.1 cable. External power supplies are redundant.

              You benefit from excellent image quality provided by the 16-bit sCMOS sensor with its high resolution and 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel sizeHigh quantum efficiency and low readout noise are guaranteed.

              Advantages of pco.panda 4.2 include flexible design with the latest sCMOS technology enabling you to use it in a wide range of applications.

              • monochrome or color sensor
              • ultra-compact size: 65 x 65 x 65 mm³
              • latest 16 bit sCMOS sensor technology
              • high resolution 2048 x 2048 pixel
              • pixel size: 6.5 x 6.5 µm²
              • low readout noise 2.1 e- med
              • dynamic range of 21 500 : 1
              • quantum efficiency up to 80 %
              • exposure times from 10 µs to 5 s
              • maximum frame rate 40 fps @ full resolution
              • rolling shutter
              • USB 3.1 Gen1 interface
              • power over USB
            • pco.edge 26

            • Maximizing the amount of information per image is crucial for microscopy, quality control, high throughput screening and other mesoscopic applications. This is where the new pco.edge 26 fits superb.  

              The pco.edge 26 offers you a 5120 x 5120 pixel resolution with 2.5 x 2.5 µm² pixel size. It is excellent for achieving the maximum level of spatial resolution. This even applies for microscopy imaging with low magnification.

              The true charge domain global shutter allows for an exceptionally low readout noise and dark current. Combined with its adjustable cooling the pco.edge 26 enables you also to extend your exposure times up to 60 seconds.

              • true charge domain global shutter
              • ultra high resolution: 5120 x 5120 pixel
              • exposure time: 5 µs ... 60 s
              • pixel size (h x v): 2.5 µm x 2.5 µm
              • dynamic range 66 dB
              • compact design
              • frame rate 7 fps @ 26 MPix
              • adjustable: from - 20 °C to + 20 °C peltier with forced air (fan) and water cooling
              • up to 72 % quantum efficiency
              • USB 3.1 Gen1 data interface
            • pco.edge 4.2 bi

            • at the cutting edge with cooled back-illuminated sCMOS

              Innovations aren’t always about having that one big new idea. Unique technology also comes from evolution, combining existing and new technology. When our tried and trusted pco.edge series pools forces with modern back illuminated (bi) sensor technology, the result is our pco.edge 4.2 bi.

              The adjustable cooling system allows the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 °C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.2 e-/pixel/s.

              According to your application you can choose an input window specialized either for the UV or VIS range. High resolution and 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size guarantees high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95 %.  The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interfacecomplementing its performance.

              • back illuminated 16 bit sCMOS sensor technology
              • adjustable down to -25 °C air & water cooling
              • high resolution 2048 x 2048 pixel
              • pixel size: 6.5 x 6.5 µm²
              • quantum efficiency up to 95 %
              • maximum frame rate 40 fps @ full resolution
              • dynamic range 26667 : 1
              • lowest dark current (typ.) 0.2 e-/pixel/s
              • rolling shutter
              • exposure times from 10 μs to 20 s
              • USB 3.1 Gen1 interface
            • pco.edge 4.2

            • Groundbreaking sCMOS technology for outstanding image quality

              The pco.edge 4.2 is is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor providing crisp images and precise measurements. It can be optionally upgraded with a water cooling system.

              The pco.edge 4.2 camera system is designed for users who require highest quantum efficiency, best 16 bit dynamic rangehigh frame rateslong exposure times and extremely low readout noise.

              Camera Link HS guarantees uncompressed and secure data transfer. The latest standard of high-performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable.

              • thermal stabilization at 0°C / +5 °C / +7 °C
              • extreme low readout noise of 0.8 e- med
              • high resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixel
              • dynamic range of 37 500 : 1 (USB / Camera Link HS) / 33 000 : 1 (CL)
              • quantum efficiency up to 82%
              • exposure times from 100 µs to 20 s
              • maximum frame rate 100 fps
              • rolling shutter or global reset (USB) mode
              • lightsheet mode
              • Camera Link HS,  Camera Link full or USB 3.0 interface
              • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm (USB / CL)
              • optional: water cooling system
            • 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.

              This camera system is designed for users who require highest  quantum efficiency, best 16 bit dynamic rangelong exposure times and extremely low readout noise.

              • sensor cooling performance: fixed +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
            • 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. It can be optionally upgraded with a water cooling system.

              The pco.edge 5.5 camera system is designed for users who require high resolutionhigh frame rates, best 16 bit dynamic rangeselectable shutter variants and optionally a color sensor.

              Camera Link HS guarantees uncompressed and secure data transfer. The latest standard of high-performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable.

              • thermal stabilization at 0°C / +5 °C / +7 °C
              • extreme low readout noise of 1.0 e- med
              • high resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixel
              • dynamic range of 30 000 : 1 (CLHS, 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
              • Camera Link HS, Camera Link full or USB 3.0 interface
              • monochrome or color sensor
              • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm
              • optional: water cooling system
            • pco.edge 3.1

            • Groundbreaking sCMOS technology for outstanding image quality

              The pco.edge 3.1 is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor providing crisp images and precise measurements.

              It is designed for users who require high resolutionhigh frame rates, best 16 bit dynamic rangeselectable shutter variants and optionally a color sensor.

              • sensor cooling performance: +5 °C
              • extreme low readout noise of 1.1 e- med
              • high resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixel
              • dynamic range of 27 000 : 1
              • quantum efficiency up to 60%
              • rolling shutter: 500 µs to 2 s
              • global shutter: 20 µs to 100 ms
              • global reset: 30 µs to 2 s
              • monochrome or color sensor
              • maximum frame rate 50 fps @ full resolution
              • USB 3.0 interface
              • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm
          • High Speed Cameras

            • for challenging applications

              PCO's high-speed cameras offer best light sensitivity and furthermore real 10 to 12 bit dynamic range with leading image and color quality for your applications. All models come with a variety of trigger options and cameras can be synchronized between each other in a very simple way. Additionally there is no need for doing a black- or session-referencing before the recordings.

                • pco.dimax cs

                      • pco.dimax cs1

                      • peerless flexibility in high-speed imaging

                        The pco.dimax cs camera series has been specifically designed for harsh and demanding applications, inter alia, vehicle crash tests or microscopy experiments. Therefore, the cameras are compact, lightweight and ruggedized, allowing for being mounted in a multitude of positions (onboardoff-board).

                        The pco.dimax cs1 achieves frame rates of up to 3086 fps at a resolution of 1296 x 1024 pixels. Its excellent light sensitivity and outstanding image quality classify the slow motion videos for precise analysis and measurements. Multiple lens mounts (incl. electronic lens control), HD-SDI video output and the automatic image calibration feature make the cameras a versatile and powerful tool.

                        • 3086 fps @ 1296 x 1024 resolution
                        • 85 x 85 x 102.5 mm compact measurement
                        • 12 bit dynamic range
                        • 9 GB internal camera memory
                        • high-G ruggedized body (150G for 11 ms)
                        • secure trigger & sync modes
                        • excellent light sensitivity
                        • quick-change lens adapter
                        • automatic image calibration
                        • HD-SDI output
                        • electronic Canon lens control (optional)
                      • pco.dimax cs3

                      • peerless flexibility in high-speed imaging

                        The pco.dimax cs camera series has been specifically designed for harsh and demanding applications, inter alia vehicle crash tests or microscopy experiments. Therefore, the cameras are compact, lightweight and ruggedized, allowing for being mounted in a multitude of positions (onboardoff-board).

                        The pco.dimax cs3 achieves frame rates of up to 1603 fps at a resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels. Its excellent light sensitivity and outstanding image quality classify the slow motion videos for precise analysis and measurements. Multiple lens mounts (incl. electronic lens control), HD-SDI video output and the automatic image calibration feature make the cameras a versatile and powerful tool.

                        • 1603 fps @ 1920 x 1440 resolution
                        • 3086 fps @ 1296 x 1024 resolution
                        • 85 x 85 x 102.5 mm compact measurement
                        • 12 bit dynamic range
                        • 9 GB internal camera memory
                        • high-G ruggedized body (150G for 11 ms)
                        • secure trigger & sync modes
                        • excellent light sensitivity
                        • quick-change lens adapter
                        • automatic image calibration
                        • HD-SDI output
                        • electronic Canon lens control (optional)
                      • pco.dimax cs4

                      • peerless flexibility in high-speed imaging

                        The pco.dimax cs camera series has been specifically designed for harsh and demanding applications, inter alia vehicle crash tests or microscopy experiments. Therefore, the cameras are compact, lightweight and ruggedized, allowing for being mounted in a multitude of positions (onboardoff-board).

                        The pco.dimax cs4 achieves frame rates of up to 1102 fps at a resolution of 2016 x 2016 pixels. Its excellent light sensitivity and outstanding image quality classify the slow motion videos for precise analysis and measurements. Multiple lens mounts (incl. electronic lens control), HD-SDI video output and the automatic image calibration feature make the cameras a versatile and powerful tool.

                        • 1102 fps @ 2016 x 2016 resolution
                        • 85 x 85 x 102.5 mm compact measurement
                        • 12 bit dynamic range
                        • 9 GB internal camera memory
                        • high-G ruggedized body (150G for 11 ms)
                        • secure trigger & sync modes
                        • excellent light sensitivity
                        • quick-change lens adapter
                        • automatic image calibration
                        • HD-SDI output
                        • electronic Canon lens control (optional)
                    • pco.dimax

                          • pco.dimax S1

                          • super slow motion with high resolution

                            The pco.dimax S series provides super slow motion with high resolutions for a variety of applications. The model S1 delivers exciting frame rates in combination with high light sensitivity and high dynamic range. 

                            • 4467 fps @ full resolution 1008 x 1008 pixel
                            • excellent image and color quality
                            • 12 bit dynamic range
                            • NO additional black reference calibration required
                            • 18 or 36 GB inbuilt image memory
                            • exposure time range 1.5 µs - 40 ms
                            • multiple trigger options
                            • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)
                            • IRIG B timecode function
                            • Interfaces: USB 3.0, GigE/USB 2.0, CameraLink
                          • pco.dimax S4

                          • super slow motion with high resolution

                            The pco.dimax S series provides super slow motion with high resolutions for a variety of applications. The model S4 delivers exciting frame rates in combination with high light sensitivity and high dynamic range. 
                            The image data can be transferred via Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 or CameraLink interface. A diversity of trigger and synchronization possibilities makes the pco.dimax a real multi-tool. 
                            Airbag- or material testing, flow and velocity analysis, quality control or impact studies – pco.dimax S cameras are flexible in their performance for use in different applications.

                            • 1279 fps @ 2016 x 2016 pixel full resolution
                            • 4502 fps @ 1008 x 1008 pixel
                            • excellent image and color quality
                            • 12 bit dynamic range
                            • NO additional black reference calibration required
                            • 18 or 36 GB inbuilt image memory
                            • exposure time range 1.5 µs - 40 ms
                            • multiple trigger options
                            • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)
                            • IRIG B timecode function
                            • Interfaces: USB 3.0, GigE/USB 2.0, CameraLink
                          • pco.dimax HD / HD+

                          • leading image quality in high definition

                            The pco.dimax HD series combines advanced CMOS- and camera technology. High light sensitivity and best dynamic range complement each other to brilliant Full-HD images – with frame-rates of more than 2000fps. 
                            Especially for automotive car safety tests the HD+ version with 1920 x 1440 pixels offers an aspect ratio of 4:3 to display full scale crash- or sledge testing scenarios. Both models provide a variety of trigger options and synchronization possibilities.

                            • 2128 fps @ Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixel)
                            • 1603 fps @ 2.8 MPix resolution (1920 x 1440 pixel)
                            • 3822 fps @ 1.0 MPix resolution (1008 x 1000 pixel)
                            • 12 bit dynamic range
                            • excellent image and color quality
                            • NO additional black reference calibration required
                            • exposure time range 1.5 µs - 40 ms
                            • multiple trigger options
                            • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)
                            • IRIG B timecode function
                            • image memory in camera (camRAM up to 36 GB)
                            • interfaces: USB 3.0, GigE/USB 2.0, HD-SDI, CameraLink
                          • pco.dimax HS1

                          • highest frame rates for extreme fast events

                            The pco.dimax HS series combines, with its advanced CMOS- and electronics technology, extreme high frame-rates, best light sensitivity and a real 12 bit dynamic range. 
                            With more than 7000 fps at a resolution of 1 megapixel rapid events can be precisely imaged in super slow motion. Due to a variety of trigger- and synchronization possibilities the HS-cameras are suitable for challenging setups like engine research, flow analysis, material testing and further application areas.

                            • 7039 fps @ 1 MPix resolution (1000 x 1000 pixel)
                            • excellent light sensitivity
                            • 12 bit dynamic range
                            • NO additional black reference calibration required
                            • 18 or 36 GB inbuilt image memory
                            • exposure time range 1.5 µs - 40 ms
                            • multiple trigger options
                            • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)
                            • IRIG B timecode function
                            • Interfaces: USB 3.0, GigE/USB 2.0, CameraLink
                          • pco.dimax HS2

                          • highest frame rates for extreme fast events

                            The pco.dimax HS series combines, with its advanced CMOS- and electronics technology, extreme high frame-rates, best light sensitivity and a real 12 bit dynamic range. 
                            With more than 7000 fps at a resolution of 1 megapixel rapid events can be precisely imaged in super slow motion. Due to a variety of trigger- and synchronization possibilities the HS-cameras are suitable for challenging setups like engine research, flow analysis, material testing and further application areas.

                            • 5469 fps @ 1,5 MPix full resolution (1400 x 1050 pixel)
                            • 7039 fps @ 1 MPix resolution (1000 x 1000 pixel)
                            • excellent light sensitivity
                            • 12 bit dynamic range
                            • NO additional black reference calibration required
                            • 18 or 36 GB inbuilt image memory
                            • exposure time range 1.5 µs - 40 ms
                            • multiple trigger options
                            • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)
                            • IRIG B timecode function
                            • Interfaces: USB 3.0, GigE/USB 2.0, CameraLink
                          • pco.dimax HS4

                          • highest frame rates for extreme fast events

                            The pco.dimax HS series combines, with its advanced CMOS- and electronics technology, extreme high frame-rates, best light sensitivity and a real 12 bit dynamic range. 
                            With more than 7000 fps at a resolution of 1 megapixel rapid events can be precisely imaged in super slow motion. Due to a variety of trigger- and synchronization possibilities the HS-cameras are suitable for challenging setups like engine research, flow analysis, material testing and further application areas.

                            • 2277 fps @ 4 MPix resolution (2000 x 2000 pixel)
                            • 7039 fps @ 1 MPix resolution (1000 x 1000 pixel)
                            • excellent light sensitivity
                            • 12 bit dynamic range
                            • NO additional black reference calibration required
                            • 18 or 36 GB inbuilt image memory
                            • exposure time range 1.5 µs - 40 ms
                            • multiple trigger options
                            • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)
                            • IRIG B timecode function
                            • Interfaces: USB 3.0, GigE/USB 2.0, CameraLink
                        • pco.1200

                              • pco.1200 hs

                              • highspeed 10 bit CMOS camera

                                This high speed 10 bit CMOS camera system comprises advanced CMOS and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 1GB/s. The system features an excellent resolution and low noise. It consists of a compact camera with an external intelligent power supply. The image data is transferred via customer selectable standard data interfaces. The available exposure times range from 1 µs (50 ns optional) to 5 s. 

                                This digital CMOS camera system is perfectly suited for high speed camera applications such as material testingexternal crash testing or super slow motion movie clips.

                                • 636f ps at full resolution (1357 fps at VGA)
                                • extremely fast image recording - 1 GB/s
                                • 10 bit dynamic range
                                • exposure time range 50 ns - 5 s
                                • image memory in camera: camRAM up to 4 GB
                                • high resolution 1280 x 1024 pixel
                                • interframing time 75 ns
                                • standard interfaces: USB 3.0, Camera Link, GigE / USB 2.0
                              • pco.1200 s

                              • highspeed 10 bit CMOS camera

                                Our high-speed 10 bit CMOS camera pco.1200 s comprises advanced CMOS and electronics technology. With the approach to integrate the image memory into the camera itself, it enables fast image recording with 1 GB/s.

                                The system features an high resolution and low noise. It consists of a compact camera with an external intelligent power supply. The image data is transferred via customer selectable standard data interfaces. The available exposure times range from 1 µs (50 ns optional) to 5 s.

                                This digital CMOS camera system is perfectly suited for high speed camera applications such as material testingexternal crash testing or super slow motion movie clips.

                                • 501 fps at full resolution (1068 fps at VGA)
                                • extremely fast image recording - 820 MB/s
                                • 10 bit dynamic range
                                • exposure time range 1 µs - 1 s
                                • image memory in camera: camRAM up to 4 GB
                                • high resolution 1280 x 1024 pixel
                                • standard interfaces: USB 3.0, Camera Link/USB 2.0
                            • Film Camera

                              • first luminescence decay time microscopy camera

                                The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence decay time microscopy camera using a two tap CMOS image sensor.

                                    • pco.film

                                    • Luminescence lifetime imaging camera

                                      The pco.flim is the first Frequency Domain FLIM camera using a two tap CMOS sensor. Synchronized modulation of pixels and stimulated light enables you the analysis of luminescence decay times in the range of 100 ps – 100 µs.

                                      With its 1008 x 1008 pixels resolution the pco.flim reads out 45 double frames/s at a max. You can use it for a modulation frequency range of 5 kHz – 40 MHz.
                                      Using C-mount as standard the system is easy to connect to any microscope or lens. Further, the USB 3.0 interface lets you connect the camera to all kinds of computers. This saves you significant efforts and costs for operation and research.

                                      The pco.flim laser is a homogeneously illuminating light source designed for use with the pco.flim. It features a digital modulation frequency range of 0 – 250 MHz. You can either order the pco.flim laser for widefield epifluorescence microscope illumination, or for Total-Internal-Reflection-Fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) and confocal spinning disk microscopy.

                                      Choose between a wide range of different wavelengths and light output powers. The laser is ideally suited if your relevant luminescence lifetimes are in the range of a few nanoseconds. In case you are using a Nikon microscope, the Nikon double-safety-shutter option is also available.

                                      • pco.flim laser as light source for epifluorescence measurements 
                                      • selectable laser wavelengths and light output powers
                                      • 100 ps – 100 µs lifetimes measurable
                                      • 5 kHz – 40 MHz modulation frequencies
                                      • 500 kHz – 40 MHz external modulation signals
                                      • modulation signal shape sinusoidal / rectangular
                                      • 1008 x 1008 pixel resolution
                                      • frequency domain FLIM
                                      • USB 3.0 interface
                                      • 39 % quantum efficiency
                                      • 1000:1 dynamic range
                                      • 45 double frames/s (2 tap readout)
                                      • 1 ms to 2 s selectable exposure times
                                      • vibration-free water cooling
                                      • special software for measurement and analysis
                                • Intensified Cameras

                                  • MCP Image Intensifier Based Camera Systems for Short Exposure Applications

                                    The family of MCP image intensifier camera systems offers extremely short exposure/shutter times down to 3 ns. The appropriate spectral behaviour can be selected by the photocathode material of the MCP tube.

                                      • pco.dicam C1

                                      • Intensified 16 bit sCMOS camera

                                        After more than 30 years of experience with image intensified cameras, we are proud to introduce the new pco.dicam C1.

                                        The pco.dicam C1 is the first camera system with image intensifier technology that harnesses the full power of the sCMOS sensor. Unique is the optical connection of the high-resolution 25 mm image intensifier to the 16 bit sCMOS sensor via an efficient tandem lens. Individual photons are detected using the shortest exposure times.

                                        Camera Link HS guarantees uncompressed and secure data transfer. The latest standard of high-performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable.

                                        • exposure times: 4 ns - 1 s
                                        • 25 mm intensifier
                                        • “ultra speed tandem lens” between image intensifier & sCMOS sensor
                                        • intensified sCMOS technology
                                        • 2048 x 2048 pixels
                                        • 104 fps @ full resolution
                                        • enhanced extinction ratio gating
                                        • Camera Link HS data interface
                                        • F-mount, C-mount or EF mount with Lens Control
                                        • photocathode material: S20, GaAs, GaAsP (others on request)
                                        • phosphor screen material: P43, P46
                                      • pco.dicam C4

                                      • 4-channel intensified sCMOS camera

                                        Four high-resolution image intensifiers in a fully integrated 4-channel sCMOS camera: The pco.dicam C4 equally distributes the incident light from a single optical input to multiple modules. Each is capable of detecting very few photons with nanosecond time resolution.

                                        Let our decades of research and development in intensified and sCMOS camera technology benefit your application!

                                        The pco.dicam C4 is the first ultra-speed camera system to make full use of the unique intensified 16 bit sCMOS capabilities. Its high-end tandem lens systems secure an efficient and lossless capture of the 25 mm image intensifiers output completely free of artifacts.

                                        Camera Link HS guarantees you uncompressed and robust data transfer up to 3.4 GByte/s. The latest standard of high performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable. Forward Error Correction algorithms assure a maximum of data integrity.

                                        • 4-channel intensified sCMOS camera
                                        • 16 bit dynamic range
                                        • 2048 x 2048 pixel
                                        • double shutter mode with 500 ns interframing time
                                        • optical coupling via ultra-speed tandem lens
                                        • exposure times down to 4 ns
                                        • enhanced extinction ratio gating
                                        • 25 mm image intensifier
                                        • 45 ns trigger to exposure start delay
                                        • up to 3.4 GByte/s with Camera Link HS interface
                                    • Specialized Cameras

                                      • A large selection of different scientific and industrial CCD cameras with interline transfer CCD image sensor technology. The camera systems have dynamics in the range of 12 to 14 bit and some of the cameras are thermoelectrically cooled for better long exposure performance.
                                          • pco.ultraviolet

                                          • maximal UV sensitivity, minimal frame size

                                            Based on special CCD technology the pco.ultraviolet provides highest sensitivity in the UV range of the spectrum and a dynamic range of 14 Bit. Exposure times can be adjusted from micro seconds up to one minute by software. This ultra-compact camera system is perfectly suited for all kinds of scientific and industrial imaging applications to which UV detection is an essential requirement. These include, inter alia, semiconductor mask inspection, discharge processes in high-voltage technology and combustion analysis.

                                            • quantum efficiency up to 40 % @ 193 nm
                                            • ultra compact design
                                            • dimensions: 80 x 50 x 50 mm
                                            • readout noise typ. 8 e- rms
                                            • 14 bit dynamic range
                                            • high resolution 1392 x 1040 pixel
                                            • exposure times from 1 µs - 60 s
                                            • temperature compensated
                                            • USB 2.0  
                                          • pixelfly usb

                                          • Ultra-compact 14 bit CCD camera

                                            This high performance digital 14bit CCD camera system features state of the art in CCD and electronics technology. The pco.pixelfly usb has extraordinary high quantum efficiency, high dynamic range and very low readout noise. Available exposure times range from microseconds to a minute.

                                            • ultra compact design
                                            • dimensions: 72 x 39 x 47 mm
                                            • readout noise typ. 6 e- rms
                                            • 14 bit dynamic range
                                            • high resolution 1392 x 1040 pixel
                                            • superior quantum efficiency up to 62%
                                            • exposure times from 1 µs - 60 s
                                            • temperature compensated
                                            • USB 2.0
                                          • pco.1600

                                          • 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 thermoelectric 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.

                                            • 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
                                          • pco.2000

                                          • cooled 14bit CCD camera

                                            This high resolution 14bit CCD cooled 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 thermoelectric 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 and piv camera applications. 

                                            • resolution (2048 x 2048pixel)
                                            • cooled 14bit dynamic range
                                            • image rate of 14.7 fps @ full resolution
                                            • low noise of 6 e- rms @ 10 MHz
                                            • thermoelectrical cooling of delta -50°C vs. ambient
                                            • image memory in camera (camRAM up to 4GB)
                                            • standard interfaces (USB 3.0, camera link, GigE / USB 2.0)
                                            • ultra stable offset
                                          • pco.4000

                                          • cooled 14 bit CCD camera

                                            This high resolution 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. The system features thermoelectric 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 5 µs to 49 days. 
                                            This cooled digital CCD camera system is perfectly suited for low light and high resolution cameraapplications, like microscopyaerial photography or quality control.

                                            • resolution 4008 x 2672pixel
                                            • cooled 14bit dynamic range
                                            • image rate of 5 fps @ full resolution
                                            • low noise of 11 e- rms @ 8MHz
                                            • thermoelectrical cooling of delta -45°C vs. ambient
                                            • image memory in camera: camRAM up to 4GB
                                            • standard interfaces (USB 3.0, camera link, GigE / USB 2.0)
                                            • ultra-stable offset