Hawk 216-A

Ultra Sensitive Monochrome EMCCD Camera | Analogue

Introducing the best night vision camera on the market today, offering comparable performance to Gen III Image Intensifier cameras. Using a back-illuminated sensor from e2v, this 2/3″ full frame transfer camera offers a resolution of 625 TV lines, a frame rate up to 30Hz and a dynamic range of 55dB. It enables high sensitivity imaging (<50 μlux), using smaller pixels for ultra-sharp image resolution. With a peak QE of 90% (at 500nm) it also offers enhanced UV response from 180nm.

The Hawk EM216 key features & benefits:

  • Back Illuminated EMCCD technology – Enables high sensitivity imaging (<50µlux).
  • High QE: >90% @ 600nm – GEN III image intensifier performance.
  • Enhanced blue response from 180nm – Low light UV with visible detection.
  • Fan-less cooling – Ideal for integration and discrete low light surveillance.
  • Operating temperature from -20C to +55C – perfect for rugged and harsh environments.
Sensor E2V Technologies CCD216
Sensor Type 2/3” Full frame transfer
Active Pixel 769 x 288 | 769 x 244
Frame Rate 25Hz | 30Hz
Pixel Size 11.5μm x 23μm | 11.5μm x 27μm
Active Area 8.832 mm x 6.624 mm | 8.832 mm x 6.588mm
Iris Control Video / DC
Dynamic Range 44dB
Anti-blooming Standard
Spectral Response 180-1100nm
Total Power Consumption <8W
Minimum Illumination < 50μlux
Video Connector SMA type
Resolution 625 TV lines | 525 TV lines
Readout mode Interlaced
Cooling Active, no fan
Lens Mount C mount, Back focus capability
Output Format 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, ECIR or EIA
Power Connector 9 pin Micro-D connector
Power Supply 12V DC ±10%
Operating Temperature -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Dimensions 75.05mm x 50.00mm x 45.00mm (including CS-mount)
Weight (no lens) < 230g

Sample applications include:

  • Ground Based Surveillance
  • Airborne Surveillance
  • UV Imaging Blue Response
  • Scientific Imaging
  • Situational Awareness
  • HAWK 216 EMCCD surveillance video

  • Image of Northern Lights Monitoring. Courtesy of Dr. Fred Sigernes, Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO), The University Centre in Svalbard