Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 500fps, 128 x 128, 24um x 24um pixels, cooled to -80C .

The digital Kestrel EMCCD camera is based on e2v’s CCD-60 back-thinned 1/3″ sensor. It combines high sensitivity, speed and resolution. with QE up to 95%. It has strong response from UV through to NIR. With EM gain on it offers less than 0.01 electrons read noise. It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. At 500fps in full resolution, it offers some of the fastest and most sensitive speeds available on the market.

Ultra low noise readout with THE FASTEST speeds

  • 500 frames per second – Full resolution speed making it the fastest EMCCD on the market
  • 128 x 128 Back-thinned EMCCD sensor – Enables optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications
  • 16 bit CameraLink output – Realtime imaging for low latency photon to digital image
  • Up to 95% QE from back-illuminated sensor – Optimum Photon collection
  • Strong UV and NIR response and ultrawide bandwidth – From 180nm through to 1100nm
  • Deep cooled to -80°C – For minimal background events
Sensor Type 1/3" Back Thinned Frame EMCCD
Active Pixel 128 x 128
Pixel Size 24µm x 24µm
Active Area 3.1mm x 3.1mm
Full Well Capacity 160,000 electrons
Shift Register Well Depth 800,000 electrons
Non-linearity <1%
Readout noise <0.01 electrons with EM gain ON, <60 electrons with EM fain OFF
Full Resolution Frame Rate >500fps
Dark Current (e/p/s) 0.001 @ -80°C
Digital Output Format 16 bit CameraLink (base configuration)
Peak Quantum Efficiency 95%
Spectral Response 180 - 1100nm
Cooling -95°C with +10°C coolant
Binning 1 x 1 up to 32 x 32
Antiblooming protection Yes
Lens Mount C-Mount
Synchronisation Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power Supply 12V DC ±10%
Total power consumption <80W
Operating case temperature -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to +60°C
Dimensions 129mm x 112mm x 94mm
Weight (no lens) < 1.5kg


• Adaptive Optics and Astronomy

• Calcium signaling

• Fluorescence imaging / spectroscopy

• Flow cytometry


• Genome sequencing

• High content screening

• High resolution fluorescence imaging

• Hyperspectral imaging

• Live Cell Imaging

• Photon counting

• Single molecule detection

• Solar cell inspection

• X-ray & High energy