Digital scientific camera from Photonis

Photonis xSCELL digital scientific camera

The xSCELL digital scientific camera from Photonis (Lancaster, PA) addresses low light levels and low dark noise requirements in fluorescence imaging, spinning disk confocal microscopy, high-throughput screening, and gene sequencing. It delivers 1000 fps at a resolution of 1024 × 1024, and provides readout noise of <2 e- rms and quantum efficiency of 65%. The camera is powered by the company's InXite CMOS technology, enabling 14 bit data delivery and internal cooling to -30°C to render the effects of dark noise to negligible levels.

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PHOTONIS Introduces xSCELL Digital Scientific Camera

1000 Frames per Second Ideal for High-Speed, Low-Light Imaging Requirements

Lancaster, PA – PHOTONIS USA, a leading manufacturer of imaging components for scientific and medical technologies, announces the introduction of its new xSCELL Digital Scientific Camera. xSCELL is designed to address the unique combination of high-speed imaging, low light levels and low dark noise requirements, such as in fluorescence imaging, spinning disk confocal microscopy, high throughput screening and gene sequencing. The product will be showcased at the American Society for Cell Biology in Denver, CO, December 3-7, 2011.

The xSCELL Digital Scientific Camera is a unique high-performance scientific camera which features 1000 frames per second (fps) at a resolution of 1024 x 1024, while providing readout noise of less than 2 e- rms and quantum efficiency of 65%. xSCELL offers flexible readout modes, in-camera processing and true pixel binning as part of its standard package.

PHOTONIS’ Director of Imaging Products, Marc D. Neglia, commented, “At 1000 fps, the xSCELL camera provides a long awaited breakthrough in molecular biology. Researchers currently utilizing common super-resolution microscopy techniques, such as PALM and STORM, will now be able to spend much less time acquiring data and more time analyzing.”

The xSCELL camera is powered by InXite™ technology, a proprietary CMOS-based technology which brings greater speed and clarity to scientific imaging. InXite™ delivers data at a high dynamic range up to 14 bits, and is cooled internally to -30°C to render the effects of dark noise to negligible levels. InXite™ technology is available exclusively from PHOTONIS. Read more about the xSCELL camera at

PHOTONIS is a multi-national high-technology group with more than 40 years experience in manufacture, sales, and innovation of specialized photo-sensor and electro-optic technologies. The PHOTONIS Group operates internationally in the Night Vision, Industrial, Scientific, Medical and Imaging markets. PHOTONIS USA designs and manufactures a wide range of custom and standardized components and assemblies for mass spectrometry as well as other medical, bio-medical and scientific instruments, and holds several patents in these fields. For more information, please visit the web site at


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