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Scientifica SciCam Pro Camera
The SciCam Pro is a high resolution CCD camera specifically designed for use with electrophysiology setups. It is ideal for fluorescence imaging, live cell imaging, calcium imaging and electrophysiology.
Built in collaboration with scientific camera experts QImaging, the fanless cooling system and built-in grounding point create zero vibration and electrical noise for careful electrode positioning and fine electrophysiological recordings.
- Fluorescence microscopy
- Calcium imaging
- Live cell imaging
- Infrared DIC
The SciCam Pro is packaged with QImaging's Ocular software. Designed from the ground up, it is the ideal software choice for image capture in microscopy. The software can be easily installed and enables intuitive image capture.
Merged Widefield IR and Fluorescence Images
Fluorescence images of in vivo 6DPF zebra fish larvae expressing GCamp6, imaged using the SciCam Pro camera
Widefield Fixed Cell Fluorescence Images
Widefield fluorescence images captured using the SciCam Pro camera. From left to right: Bovine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells labelled with AlexaFluor 488 phalloidin for F-actin; Mouse kidney section stained with Alexa Fluor® 488 wheat germ agglutinin; Muntjac skin fibroblast labelled with green fluorescent Alexa Fluor® 488 phalloidin for F-actin.
Design & Specifications
Sensor TypeSony ICX-825 Scientific Interline CCD (Monochrome)
CCD Array1360 x 1024
Pixel Size6.45μm x 6.45μm
Sensor Dimensions8.8mm x 6.6mm (11mm diagonal)
|Peak Quantum Efficiency||
Peak Quantum Efficiency75% at 600nm
|Full Well Capacity||
Full Well Capacity>11,000e- single pixel
Digital Output14-bit with 50MHz readout
Digitization RateUSB3: 50MHz high frame rate
|Read Noise (typical)||
Read Noise (typical)<5.5e- RMS with 50MHz readout
Frame Rate22 fps (full resolution), 31 fps (binned 2x2)
|Exposure Time Range||
Exposure Time Range25µs - 5secs
|Supported Binning Modes||
Supported Binning Modes1x1, 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 16x16
|Dark Current Rate (typical)||
Dark Current Rate (typical)0.036 e/p/s at +15ºC regulated
Sensor Cooling0ºC stabilised at 22ºC ambient, Thermoelectric cooling with convection
|Intelligent Quantification Features||
Intelligent Quantification FeaturesDPC - Defective Pixel Correction
|Computer Platforms/Operating Systems||
Computer Platforms/Operating SystemsWindows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit), Windows 10 (64 bit). Refer to the QImaging website for the latest list of minimum computer recommendations
Digital InterfaceUSB3.0 (USB2 compatible at reduced max fps)
|Triggering I/O Signals||
Triggering I/O SignalsTrigger In, Expose Out, End-of-Frame, Shutter Out
|Supported Triggering Modes||
Supported Triggering ModesTrigger First, Strobe, Bulb
Shutter ModesOpen Never, Open Pre-exposure, Open Pre-sequence, Open Pre-trigger, Open no change
Optical Interface1”, C-mount optical format
|Mounting Hole Thread Size||
Mounting Hole Thread Size1/4” - 20 thread, 4 sides
Camera Dimensions98.4mm x 76mm x 76mm (length x width x height)
Power Requirement7.5V DC, 2.5A
Spectral Response Expand
Annecchino, L., Morris, A., Copeland, C., Agabi, O., Chadderton, P. and Schultz, S. (2018). Robotic Automation of In Vivo Two-Photon Targeted Whole-Cell Patch-Clamp Electrophysiology. Neuron, 95(5), p1048–1055 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ne...
Gelegen, C., Miracca, G., Ran, MZ., Harding, EC., Ye, Z., Yu, X., Tossell, K., Housten, CM., Yustos, R., Hawkins, ED., Vyssotski, AL., Dong, HL., Wisden, W., and Franks, NP. (2018). Excitatory Pathways from the Lateral Habenula Enable Propofol-Induced Sedation. Cell Press, 28(4), p580-587. https://www.sciencedirect.com/...