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Hamamatsu ORCA Spark Digital CMOS Camera
Hamamatsu ORCA Spark Digital CMOS Camera

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Product Code: C11440-36U

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The ORCA-spark is a fast, low noise, and high-sensitivity digital CMOS camera. At a significantly lower cost, it out-performs Hamamatsu's popular interline CCD cameras such as the ORCA-R2.

Noise, in particular, can be an overriding factor in many experiments. Fluorescence from your samples can sometimes get lost in a sea of ambient photons, autofluorescence, or even camera readout noise. In addition, fluorescence photons in low-light conditions can become over- or underexposed and, therefore, inaccurately recorded.

The low readout noise (6.6 electrons) and wide dynamic range (5,000:1) afforded by the 2.3 megapixel CMOS sensor means that the ORCA Spark will accurately record fluorescence signals, even in noisy or low-light conditions.

We know it can be challenging to accurately capture fast-moving samples. But this isn’t an issue when imaging with the ORCA-spark. It has a global shutter, and achieves a high-speed readout of 65 frames per second, so you can image fast-moving objects without blurring.

Hamamatsu ORCA-Spark Specifications
Type number C11440-36U
Imaging device CMOS image sensor
Effective no. of pixels 1920 (H) × 1200 (V)
Cell size 5.86 μm (H) × 5.86 μm (V)
Effective area 11.25 mm (H) × 7.03 mm (V)
Full well capacity 33 000 electrons
Readout speed 64.9 frames/s (Full resolution)
2008.9 frames/s (2 Line Sub-array)
Readout noise 6.6 electrons
Exposure time 26.17 μs to 10 s (Internal mode)
26.17 μs to 10 s (External trigger mode: Edge, Start)
1 ms to 1 s (External trigger mode: Level, Synchronous readout)
Dynamic range 5000:1 typ.*1
Analog gain 1× to 15.8× (240 steps)
Sub-array Yes
Binning 2 × 2 *2
External trigger mode Yes
Lens mount C-mount
Hamamatsu ORCA-Spark Specifications
External trigger input Edge trigger, Level trigger, Synchronous readout trigger, Start trigger
External trigger signal routing SMA
Trigger delay function 0 μs to 10 s in 1 μs step
Trigger output Programmable timing outputs, Low output, High output, Global exposure timing output, Trigger ready output
Interface USB 3.0
Connector USB 3.0 MicroB type
A/D converter 12 bit
Power supply DC +12 V
Power consumption Approx. 20 VA
Ambient operating temperature 0 ℃ to +40 ℃
Ambient storage temperature -10 ℃ to +50 ℃
Ambient operating humidit 30 % to 70 % at Forced-air cooled (with no condensation)

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