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Hamamatsu Orca ER CCD Monochrome Microscope Camera

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  • Imaging device: Progressive scan interline CCD with micro-lens
  • Effective no. of pixels: 1344 (H)*1024 (V)
  • Cell size: 6.45 µm x 6.45 µm (square format)
  • Effective area: 58 mm x 6.86 mm (2/3-inch format)
  • Pixel clock rate: 14.75 MHz/pixel
  • Frame rate: 8.8 frame/sec
  • 2 x 2 binning: 16 frame/sec
  • 4 x 4 binning: 27 frame/sec
  • 8 x 8 binning: 41 frame/sec
  • Readout noise (r.m.s.): 8 electrons
  • Full well capacity: 18,000 electrons
  • Dynamic range: 2250:1
  • Cooling method: Forced air peltier cooling, with hermetic vacuum sealing
  • Cooling temperature: -30°C at 20°C ambient temperature
  • Dark current: .03 electron/pixel/sec
  • A/D converter: 12 bit
  • Exposure Time: 10µsec to 4200sec
  • Sub array: Yes
  • Contrast enhancement: Analog gain (10 times max.) and offset functions.
  • External trigger: Yes
  • Lens Mount: C-mount
  • Interface: IEEE1394-1995
  • External Control: 1394-Based Digital Camera Specification Ver. 1.30
  • Line Voltage: 100V/117V/220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: Approx. 90 VA
  • Ambient storage temperature: -10 to +50°C
  • Ambient operating temperature: 0 to +40°C
  • Ambient operating/storage humidity: 70% max. (no condensation)

The ORCA-AG is a high resolution digital camera with a progressive scan interline CCD chip with no mechanical shutter. Features include 1.37 million pixels. wide dynamic range. 12 bit digital output. With very high quantum efficiency and low noise. this camera is designed for a wide range of applications including low light level imaging. Peltier cooling with hermetic vacuum sealing drastically reduces dark noise and minimizes thermal drift. which makes the camera an ideal choice for demanding scientific and industrial applications.

A high performance serial bus IEEE 1394 is used as a computer interface. Furthermore. a standard C-mount lens coupling makes it easy to connect to optics such as optical microscopes.

Additional information


Camera Resolution

1.4 Megapixels

Color or Monochrome


Cooled or Uncooled


Equipment Condition

Frame Rate

9 fps

Sensor Type



Orca ER c4742-80-12ag