Making Sense of Sensitivity in the latest Back-illuminated sCMOS cameras for Microscopy | Webinar
In this webinar we will take a look at Andor’s latest back-illuminated sCMOS cameras the Sona. The latest model, the Sona 4.2B-6 has just recently been released. It features a back-illuminated 4.2 Megapixel sensor with 6.5 µm pixels. This format matches perfectly with modern microscope port sizes, providing optimal resolution for the widely used 40x and 60x magnifications. A QE of 95% maximizes signal collection, which when combined with thermoelectric cooling to -45°C, results in the lowest noise floor, to allow the highest possible sensitivity for demanding low-light applications. All Sona models feature an exclusive permanent vacuum seal to ensure optimum performance and longevity.
Some of the questions we will address include: How do these latest cameras compare with the previous generation of sCMOS cameras that became the dominant camera technology over the last 10 years? And what now for EMCCD cameras - are they still relevant for the most demanding applications such as single molecule studies?
Back-illumination technology and how this and other factors affect camera sensitivity
What camera specifications are important for fluorescence microscopy
The strengths and weaknesses of the different camera technologies
How to best match a camera to your application
At the end of this webinar our Product Specialist, Dr. Alan Mullan will also respond to questions.