Scitech introduces a new range
of scientific CMOS cameras from Photometrics, a manufacturer of high
performance scientific cameras for life science applications.
The new Prime 4.2 megapixel camera
is the first intelligent scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera that eliminates the
negative impact of Poisson noise in low light images. The camera features a
powerful FPGA-based embedded signal processing engine, ESP, which enables
signal restoration and feature detection for localisation based Super
Resolution Microscopy. These revolutionary capabilities significantly increase
low-light image clarity and provide new ways to address data glut, which
commonly occurs when imaging at high frame rates.
Prime’s intelligent features
include PrimeEnhance, which quantitatively increases the Signal to Noise ratio
by 3X-5X, enhancing the clarity and quality of images; and PrimeLocate, which dynamically
evaluates acquired images and reduces the surplus of data generated during high
speed super resolution imaging.
Designed using sCMOS sensor
technology, Prime represents an extremely versatile life science imaging
solution, offering high resolution with great sensitivity, extremely low noise,
high frame rates and impressive dynamic range. The large field of view is ideal
for microscopy applications, maximising the utility of the imaging area.
Prime 4.2 megapixel sCMOS cameras
find application in super resolution microscopy, light sheet microscopy, high
speed ratio-metric imaging, TIRF microscopy, and confocal microscopy.
Key features and advantages of Prime 4.2
megapixel sCMOS cameras include extremely low read noise maximising user’s ability
to detect faint fluorescence; fast frame rates helping capture highly dynamic
events with fast temporal resolution; large field of view maximising the number
of cells that can be tracked and monitored per frame; optimised pixel size allowing
the user to properly sample microscope’s image at its full resolution; high
quantum efficiency enabling short exposure times to minimise photo toxicity; enhanced
dynamic range measuring both bright and dim signal levels within the same image;
and ESP for improving image quality and imaging efficiency with FPGA based embedded
signal processing engine for real-time image processing.