Addressing The Challenges Of High Speed Scientific Imaging

December 20, 2020

Addressing The Challenges Of High Speed Scientific Imaging

Scientific cameras used in applications such as light sheet microscopy and calcium/voltage imaging put a large emphasis on high speed data collection. However, achieving faster frame rates usually means creating a smaller region of interest and sacrificing imaging area. Furthermore, the low exposure times required results in fewer photons captured per pixel which can give poor quality images.

The Kinetix sCMOS addresses these challenges with a 500 frames per second readout mode with a huge 29.4 mm diagonal field of view. Combining this with 95% peak quantum efficiency and a low 1.0 e- read noise mode, the Kinetix is able to deliver fast imaging for the highest speed applications without sacrificing field of view or signal detection capability.

See the capabilities of the Kinetix sCMOS in this live workshop where we image multiple sample types using different application examples to show how the Kinetix is removing compromise in high speed scientific imaging.

Learning Objectives
* Describe the challenges faced in high speed imaging applications
* Discuss how scientific camera technology has attempted to address these challenges
* Explain why new technology is needed to take the next step