ORCA-Fusion BT Digital CMOS camera
The ORCA-Fusion BT camera is the pinnacle of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) performance. The specifications are without compromise: ultra-low readout noise, CCD-like uniformity, fast frame rates and back-thinned enabled high QE. But the beauty of the ORCA-Fusion BT is what this combination of exceptional photon detection and collection can do for you. See the dimmest whisper of signal, acquire visually stunning, high S/N images from the fewest photons, capture previously unresolved temporal events and perform computational methods with confidence. The ORCA-Fusion BT is the camera that makes the difficult experiments easy and previously impossible experiments possible.
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Since there is a wide range of camera types and performance, it is important to select the best camera for each application.
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Exclusive industry leading BT sCMOS performance with trusted Hamamatsu quality and reliability
A practical and functional replacement for expensive EM-CCDs with uncompromising sensitivity, speed and versatility
Sample: H9c2, Objective lens: Apo TIRF 60XC (NA1.49), ND: 8, Interval: 15 sec
HCS NuclearMask Stains / Exposure 20 ms
MitoTracker / Exposure 500 ms
CellMask Plasma Membrane stains / Exposure 500 ms
“Lightsheet Readout Mode” is a unique and patented feature of Hamamatsu sCMOS cameras which can improve signal to noise ratios in Lightsheet microscopy.
For more information about the principle and features of Lightsheet Readout Mode, please see details from below.
With the introduction of the ORCA-Fusion BT, users are now able to stream 5 megapixel images to their computers 89 frames per second. The computer recommendations for this high data rate can be met by using the guidelines listed this PC Recommendations for ORCA-Fusion BT.
|Imaging device||Scientific CMOS image sensor|
|Effective number of pixels||2304 (H) × 2304 (V)|
|Pixel Size||6.5 μm × 6.5 μm|
|Effective Area||14.976 mm (H) × 14.976 mm (V)|
|Full well capacity||15 000 electrons *1|
|Readout speed||Fast scan, Full resolution, CoaXPress : 89.1 frames/s
Fast scan, Full resolution, USB 3.0 : 31.6 frames/s（16 bit）, 42.2 frames/s（12 bit） , 63.3 frames/s（8 bit）
Standard scan, Full resolution, CoaXPress : 23.2 frames/s
Standard scan, Full resolution, USB 3.0 : 23.2 frames/s
Ultra quiet scan, Full resolution, CoaXPress : 5.42 frames/s
Ultra quiet scan, Full resolution, USB 3.0 : 5.42 frames/s
|Readout noise||Fast scan : 1.6 electrons rms *1
Standard scan : 1.0 electrons rms *1
Ultra-quiet scan: 0.7 electrons rms *1
|Exposure times||Fast scan : 17 µs to 10 s
Standard scan : 65 µs to 10 s
Ultra quiet scan : 280 µs to 10 s
|Cooling method||Peltier cooling|
|Cooling temperature||Forced-air cooled (Ambient temperature: +25 ˚C) : −8 ˚C
Water cooled (Water temperature: +25 ˚C) : −8 ˚C
Water cooled (Max cooling (Ambient temperature: +20 ˚C, water temperature: +20 ˚C)) : Less than −15 ˚C
|Dark current||1.0 electrons/pixel/s (cooling temperature: -8 ˚C , Ambient temperature: +25 ˚C)*1*3
1.0 electrons/pixel/s (cooling temperature: -8 ˚C , Water temperature: +25 ˚C)*1*3
0.7 electrons/pixel/s (cooling temperature: Less than −15 ˚C , Ambient temperature: +20 ˚C, water temperature: +20 ˚C)*1*3
|Dynamic range||21 400:1 *1*2*4|
|External trigger mode||Edge, Level, Sync readout, Start, Global reset edge, Global reset level, Programmable|
|External trigger signal routing||SMA|
|External trigger delay function||0 μs to 10 s (1 μs step)|
|Trigger output||Global exposure timing, Trigger ready, Low, High, 3 programmable timing outputs|
|External signal output routing||SMA|
|Interface||CoaXPress (Dual CXP-6) and USB 3.0 Super Speed *5|
|A/D converter||16 bit, 12 bit, 8 bit|
|Lens mount||C-mount (standard), F-mount (C15440-20UP01)|
|Power supply||AC 100 V to AC 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz|
|Power consumption||Approx. 155 VA|
|Ambient operating temperature||0 °C to +40 °C|
|Ambient storage temperature||-10 ℃ to +50 ℃|
|Ambient operating humidity||30 % to 80 % (With no condensation)|
|Ambient storage humidity||90 % or less (With no condensation)|
*1 Typical value
*2 Calculated from the ratio of the full well capacity and the RMS read noise
*3 Dark current depends on cooling temperature
*4 In ultra-quiet scan
*5 Equivalent to USB 3.1 Gen 1 (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps)
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