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The Scientific CMOS camera K8

Technical Specifications

Sensor type Scientific CMOS
Senosr size (diagonal). 18.8 mm
Sensor format 2048 px x 2048 px (4.2 Megapixel)
Pixel dimensions 6.5 μm x 6.5 μm
Shutter mode Rolling shutter
Data interface USB 3 Gen2
Mechanical interface C-mount
Exposure range 1 ms - 10 s
Frames per second 95 fps (in 11-bit mode)
Triggering Yes, MMCX
Sensor cooling -5 °C at 25 °C ambient
Peak quantum efficiency 95%
Dark current 1.5 e-/pixel/second
Read noise

12-bit 1.0 e- (median) 1.1 e- (RMS)

16-bit 1.6 e- (median) 1.8 e- (RMS)

Full well capacity 45000 e-
Dynamic Range 25000:1
Bit depth / Colour depth 16-bit, 12-bit, 11-bit, 8-bit
Binning options 2x2
Operating system Windows with LAS X application
Power consumption 60 W
Operation temperature 5 °C - 40 °C