The table below compares some typical performance specifications of a 1.4MP interline CCD to those of the new Zyla 4.2P sCMOS, outlining the approximate factor improvement that is available.
|Parameter||Typical Interline CCD Specifications||Zyla sCMOS Specifications||sCMOS Factor Improvement (approx.)|
|Read Noise||6 e-||0.90 e-||9x More Sensitive|
|Quantum Efficiency||60%||82%||9x More Sensitive|
|Sustained Frame Rate||12 fps @ 1.4 MP||53 fps @ 4.2 MP 107 fps @ 1.4MP ROI||8x Faster|
|Dynamic Range||2,250:1||33,000:1||14x More Dynamic Range|
|Sensor Format||1.4 MP||4.2 MP||3x More Pixels|
ZYLA 4.2P USB3 is the ideal detector for all applications in microscopy offering a large field of view combined with fast frame rates, extremely low read noise and higher QE.
If you require single photon sensitivity the new ‘supercharged’ iXon Ultra 888 is the perfect solution. Combining this camera with the free Optomask* it can achieve speeds of 697 fps from a 128x128 ROI.
Learn how our customers use Andor sCMOS cameras for their Applications. We have a range of case studies available to read which highlight different applications of microscopy with a variety of microscopy set-ups.
"In comparisons, Andor’s sCMOS camera showed lowest dark noise, biggest field of view and fastest frame rate.."
Dr. Yan Gu
"The new Andor Zyla delivers high speed, sensitivity and resolution in one package and unleashes the full potential of our microscopes."
Max Planck Institute, Dresden
"For all of our microscopy applications, these new iXon cameras have been a breakthrough."
Dr. Tobias Walther
Max Planck Institute, Martinsried