High-Sensitivity Digital Camera Based on CMOS Image SensorHamamatsu introduces the ORCA-Flash2.8, a high-sensitivity digital camera based on a next-generation Scientific CMOS image sensor. Designed for low-light imaging at high frame rates, this new camera combines high resolution, high sensitivity, high speed, and low noise, at an excellent price/performance level.

As part of their long-term development program, Hamamatsu’s ORCA Flash2.8 cameras are now being delivered to customers incorporating a unique 2.8 M pixel Scientific CMOS sensor.

A combination of high speed, low noise, and ease of interface with external peripheral equipment makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications, such as life-science microscopy, industrial imaging, and sensitive analytical measurement.

It achieves 45 frames/second output in full resolution, making it ideal for fast, low-intensity imaging. The ORCA Flash2.8 can achieve a maximum speed of 1,273 frames/second in sub-array mode. The cooled FL-280 sensor’s design keeps readout noise minimal at three electrons, even with very fast readout speeds. The camera’s 12-bit output interfaces with a PC via a standard CameraLink base framegrabber.