pco.edge 3.1 USB

pco.edge 3.1 USB sCMOS Camera

The pco.edge 3.1 USB camera is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor to achieve crisp images and precise measurements. This camera features a high-resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, high frame rates, best 16-bit dynamic range, selectable shutter variants and an optional color sensor. Furthermore, the pco.edge 3.1 features outstanding low read-out noise of 1.1 electrons median even at the maximum speed of 50 fps at full resolution for superior image quality.

The pco.edge 3.1 offers both rolling and global shutter exposure modes for use in a wide range of applications. This entry level camera model offers a very attractive price-to-performance ratio. Due to the excellent low noise and the high fullwell capacity of the sCMOS image sensor an intra scene dynamic range of better than 27 000 : 1 is achieved. This pco.edge 3.1 USB camera provides an excellent homogeneous pixel response to light (PRNU, photo response non-uniformity) and an excellent homogeneous dark signal pixel behavior (DSNU, dark signal non-uniformity), which is achieved by a sophisticated electronic circuit technology and firmware algorithms. 

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Interface

USB 3.0

Sensor technology

sCMOS

Color type

monochrome or color

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels

Sensor diagonal

16.6 mm

Pixel size

6.5 x 6.5 μm

Maximum frame rate @ full resolution 

50 fps

Maximum pixel rate

408 MPixel/s

Peak QE

60 % @ 600 nm1

Typ. read noise2

1.1 e-

Dark current @ sensor temperature

< 0.5 RS/GR @ 5 °C e-/pixel/s
< 0.8 GS @ 5 °C e-/pixel/s

Maximum dynamic range

27,000 : 1

Shutter type

Rolling Shutter, Global Shutter, Global Reset

Sensor cooling3

air

Dimensions (H x W x L)

76 x 70 x 99 mm

 
1 Monochrome version
2 The readout noise values are given as median (med). All values are raw data without any filtering.
3 air = air forced with fan | water = external water connection  
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Monochrome
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Monochrome
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Monochrome
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Color
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Color
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Color
   
  • Widefield microscopy
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Digital pathology
  • PALM
  • STORM
  • GSDIM
  • STORM
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Selective plane imaging microscopy (SPIM)
  • Calcium imaging
  • RET
  • FRAP
  • 3D structured illumination microscopy 
  • High speed bright field ratio imaging
  • High throughput screening
  • High content screening
  • Biochip reading
  • TIRF
  • TIRF microscopy / waveguides
  • Spinning disk confocal microscopy
  • Live cell microscopy
  • 3D metrology
  • TV / broadcasting
  • Ophtalmology
  • Electro physiology
  • Lucky astronomy
  • Photovoltaic inspection

 

 

 

Interface

USB 3.0

Sensor technology

sCMOS

Color type

monochrome or color

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels

Sensor diagonal

16.6 mm

Pixel size

6.5 x 6.5 μm

Maximum frame rate @ full resolution 

50 fps

Maximum pixel rate

408 MPixel/s

Peak QE

60 % @ 600 nm1

Typ. read noise2

1.1 e-

Dark current @ sensor temperature

< 0.5 RS/GR @ 5 °C e-/pixel/s
< 0.8 GS @ 5 °C e-/pixel/s

Maximum dynamic range

27,000 : 1

Shutter type

Rolling Shutter, Global Shutter, Global Reset

Sensor cooling3

air

Dimensions (H x W x L)

76 x 70 x 99 mm

 
1 Monochrome version
2 The readout noise values are given as median (med). All values are raw data without any filtering.
3 air = air forced with fan | water = external water connection  
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Monochrome
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Monochrome
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Monochrome
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Color
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Color
pco.edge 3.1 QE Curve - Color
   
  • Widefield microscopy
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Digital pathology
  • PALM
  • STORM
  • GSDIM
  • STORM
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Selective plane imaging microscopy (SPIM)
  • Calcium imaging
  • RET
  • FRAP
  • 3D structured illumination microscopy 
  • High speed bright field ratio imaging
  • High throughput screening
  • High content screening
  • Biochip reading
  • TIRF
  • TIRF microscopy / waveguides
  • Spinning disk confocal microscopy
  • Live cell microscopy
  • 3D metrology
  • TV / broadcasting
  • Ophtalmology
  • Electro physiology
  • Lucky astronomy
  • Photovoltaic inspection

 

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