Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V3
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Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V3

Building on their extensive experience with high performance scientific cameras and advanced imaging applications, Hamamatsu introduces the ORCA Flash 4.0 V3. 

Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V3

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Calibrated for Quantitative Accuracy

Every Orca Flash 4.0 V3 is carefully calibrated as a precision instrument must be. This attention to detail delivers outstanding linearity, especially at low light, and offers improved photo response non-uniformity (PRNU) and dark signal non-uniformity (DSNU) to minimize pixel differences and reduce fixed pattern noise. Each camera ships with a certificate providing the read noise and photoelectron conversion factor specific for that camera.

Flexibility for Customized Data Control

Like its predecessors, each Orca Flash 4.0 V3 is capable of both USB 3.0 or Camera Link output. In addition, the Orca Flash 4.0 V3 offers data reduction through user-controllable look up tables (LUT) for 12 or 8-bit output. These two choices, combined with region of interest selection enable you to fine tune acquisition speed and image data requirements.

Patented Tools for Advanced Imaging

The Orca Flash 4.0 V3 includes the Lightsheet Readout Mode which takes advantage of sCMOS rolling shutter readout to enhance the quality of lightsheet images.

When paired with Hamamatsu's W-VIEW GEMINI image splitting optics, a single Orca Flash 4.0 V3 camera becomes a powerful dual wavelength imaging device. In “W-VIEW Mode,” each half of the sensor can be exposed independently, facilitating balanced dual colour imaging with a single camera. This feature can be combined with the new and patented “Dual Lightsheet Mode” making simultaneous dual wavelength lightsheet microscopy a reality. Finally, the Orca Flash 4.0 V3 is the perfect complement to their new W-VIEW GEMINI-2C dual camera, super resolution-quality, image splitting optics.

Powerful Triggering for Synchronization

Joining a full complement of sophisticated triggering routines, Hamamatsu's new Master Pulse timing generator allows the Orca Flash 4.0 V3 to truly run the experiment. Performing functions that previously would have required an external pulse generator the Orca Flash 4.0 V3’s Master Pulse has flexible timing delays built in. Powerful synchronization of multiple cameras and devices just became a lot simpler.

Quantum efficency
Quantum efficency
82 % (peak QE: @ 560 nm)
Effective no. of pixels
Effective no. of pixels
2048 (H)×2048 (V)
Cell size
Cell size
6.5 μm×6.5 μm
Effective area
Effective area
13.312 mm×13.312 mm
Full well capacity
Full well capacity
30 000 electrons (typ.)
Readout speed
Readout speed
100 frames/s (Full resolution, standard scan, Camera Link)
40 frames/s (Full resolution, standard scan, USB 3.0, 16 bit)
53 frames/s (Full resolution, standard scan, USB 3.0, 12 bit)
80 frames/s (Full resolution, standard scan, USB 3.0, 8 bit)
Readout noise
Readout noise
Standard scan (at 100 frames/s, typ.):1.6 electrons rms (1.0 electrons median)
Slow scan (at 30 frames/s, typ.): 1.4 electrons rms (0.8 electrons median)
Cooling method
Cooling method
Peltier cooling
Cooling temperature
Cooling temperature
Forced air (Ambient at +20 ℃): -10 ℃
Water (+20 ℃): -10 ℃
Water (+15 ℃): -30 ℃
Dark current
Dark current
0.06 electrons/pixel/s (Air Cooled to -10° C) (typ.)
0.06 electrons/pixel/s (Water Cooled to -10° C) (typ.)
0.006 electrons/pixel/s (Water Cooled to -30° C) (typ.)
Dynamic range
Dynamic range
37 000:1 (typ.)
Interface
Interface
Camera Link / USB 3.0
A/D converter
A/D converter
16 bit / 12 bit / 8 bit
Readout Modes
Readout Modes
Normal Area, Lightsheet, W-VIEW Mode, Dual Lightsheet
Binning
Binning
2x2, 4x4
Master Pulse Generator (Pulse Modes)
Master Pulse Generator (Pulse Modes)
Internal Sync, Start Trigger, Burst
Master Pulse Generator (Pulse Interval in 1 μs increments)
Master Pulse Generator (Pulse Interval in 1 μs increments)
10 μs to 10 s
Dark Signal Non-Uniformity (DSNU)
Dark Signal Non-Uniformity (DSNU)
0.3 electrons rms
Photo Response Non-Uniformity (PRNU) at half level of full light range (15,000 electrons)
Photo Response Non-Uniformity (PRNU) at half level of full light range (15,000 electrons)
0.06 % rms
Photo Response Non-Uniformity (PRNU) at low light level (700 electrons)
Photo Response Non-Uniformity (PRNU) at low light level (700 electrons)
0.3 % rms
Linearity error, full light range (EMVA 1288 standard)
Linearity error, full light range (EMVA 1288 standard)
0.5 %
Linearity error, low light range (< 500 electrons signal)
Linearity error, low light range (< 500 electrons signal)
0.2 % / Less than approx. 1 electron absolute error

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