Sensitive Cameras


This high dynamic 14bit cooled CCD camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 160MB/s. The system features thermo-electrical cooling (delta vs. ambient -50”ĘC), a superior high resolution (1600 x 1200 pixel) and low noise (down to 12e- rms). 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 (IEEE 1394 (”°firewire”±), camera link). The available exposure times range from 5„ģs to 49days (500ns opt.). This digital CCD camera system is perfectly suited for low light camera applications like fluorescence imaging and microscopy.
  unit setpoint pco.1600
(hor x ver)
pixel   1600 x 1200
pixel size
(hor x ver)
µm2   7.4 x 7.4
peak quantum efficiency % @ 500 nm typical 55
dynamic range A/D bit   14
readout noise e- rms @10 MHz 12
imaging frequency, frame rate fps @full frame 30
exposure time s   0.5µs..49days
binning horizontal     1,2
binning vertical     1,2,4,8
optical input     C-mount, Nikon f-mount
data interface     IEEE1394,
camera link
cooled CCD temperature °C  delta vs. ambient -50

areas of application
• laser induced fluorescence
• high resolution microscopy
• luminescence microscopy
• electron microscopy
• fluorescence spectroscopy (up to NIR)
• bioluminescence / chemoluminescence
• low light level imaging
• imaging of bio markers (e.g. GFP)
• time-resolved spectroscopy
• spray analysis
• fuel injection
• hydrodynamics
• fluoresc. lifetime imaging & imaging microsc. (FLIM)
• absorption & luminescence spectroscopy
• gel imaging
• electrophoresis
• astronomy
• ion imaging
• particle imaging velocimetry (PIV)
• scientific imaging
• fluorescence imaging
• combustion imaging
• semiconductor quality control
• flow visualization
• traffic control

data sheet (.pdf)

pco.4000 total view large
pco.4000 back camera link

pco.4000 back firewire