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Hamamatsu C4742-95 Orca 100 CCD Monochrome Camera

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  • Resolution: 1.3 million pixels
  • Unique Analog Gain and Offset for Contrast Enhancement
  • Full remote control from PC
  • Progressive Scan Interline CCD chip with no mechanical shutter
  • Low readout noise: 10-15 electronics r.m.s. (typ.)
  • Full Resolution readout at 9 frames/sec
  • Binning (2×2 up to 8×8) function increases sensitivity up to 64X and frame rates up to 60 frames/sec
  • Peltier Cooling lowers dark noise for a dynamic range of more than 60 dB


  • Fluorescent antibody techniques
  • DNA cytometry
  • Brightfield, DIC, Phase Contrast and Dark-field images
  • Particle tracking
  • Calcium Imaging
  • Multi-mode Imaging
  • Green Fluorescent Protein
  • FISH


The Hamamatsu ORCA 100 Series Digital Cameras and Controllers offer high-speed scanning, a high dynamic range, a high signal-to-noise ratio, and high resolution, all at one time. This series also utilizes software and frame grabber compatibilities, no mechanical shutter, a progressive scan interline CCD, and application flexibility including GFP. The Hamamatsu ORCA 100 Series is available in both 10- and 12-bit versions as well as B/W and Color configurations offering total flexibility to meet all your application needs.

The ORCA series of cameras are high resolution digital cameras using a progressive scan interline CCD chip with no mechanical shutter. In addition to a high resolution of 1.3 million pixels and 10 or 12 bit digital output, they offer a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity.
Based on the special Sony ICX-061 chip, ORCA cameras are suitable for a wide range of applications. This CCD chip provides exceptional sensitivity in the UV and blue to green spectrum and electronic shuttering from 80 microseconds to 10 seconds integration. Peltier cooling* drastically reduces dark noise and minimizes thermal drift, making these cameras an ideal choice for demanding scientific and industrial applications. A unique feature provides on the fly contrast enhancement of any image. RS422A digital output insures compatibility with a large variety of commercially available frame grabber boards. Furthermore, a standard C-mount lens coupling makes it easy to connect to optical microscopes and standard macro lenses.

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Camera Resolution

1.3 Megapixels

Color or Monochrome


Cooled or Uncooled


Equipment Condition

Frame Rate

9 fps





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