IRIS 9High Resolution Imaging

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Iris 9 Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera is designed to deliver extremely high resolution images for live cell imaging applications.

Iris 9 delivers a 9 Megapixel sensor with a 17.8 mm field of view ensuring it can maximize amount of data in a single frame.

  • 73% Quantum Efficiency
  • 4.25 µm x 4.25 µm Pixel Area
  • 9 Megapixel

Key Features

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Resolution and Pixel Size

The small, 4.25 µm pixels provide highly detailed images across the imaging plane, which allows for the highest resolution when using lower magnification objectives.

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sCMOS Sensitivity

The low noise and high quantum efficiency across a wide range of wavelengths produces higher quality images with lower exposure times than conventional CCD cameras.

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Advanced Triggering

Programmable Scan Mode provides increased control over the rolling shutter exposure and read-out functionality of CMOS sensors by providing access to the sensor timing settings to allow optimization around applications that require control over the line time.

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Superior Background Quality

The Iris 9 features Pattern Noise Reduction Technology and Correlated Noise Reduction Technology to ensure that it delivers clean, pattern-free images with minimal pixel defects, delivering improved image quality in low light conditions.

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Compact Form Factor

The Iris 9 is a compact 76 x 76 x 88 mm with optimized cooling for the size, ideal for integration into new or existing configurations.

Family Specifications

Sensor sCMOS
Quantum Efficiency 73%
Pixel Size 4.25 µm x 4.25 µm
Supported Interfaces PCIe and USB 3
Spectrum Capabilities Visible (400-700 nm)
Near Infrared (700-1000 nm)
Read Noise (median) 1.5 e–
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Camera Models

Sensor Area
Frame Rate
Sensor Area
12.61 mm x 12.61 mm
17.8 mm diagonal
Frame Rate
30 fps @ 16-bit
Sensor Area
Frame Rate
Sensor Area
21.49 mm x 12.61 mm
24.9 mm diagonal
Frame Rate
30 fps @ 16-bit


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Customer Stories

Dynamics of Complex Fluids

Live Cell Imaging
Alexandros Fragkopoulos, PhD Max Planck Institute

“Using the Iris 9 Scientific CMOS [sCMOS] camera, we are able to record videos of cells in low-light conditions with high enough resolution to identify individual cells, and with high enough speed to resolve their full range of motion with the camera’s large field of view.”

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Light Sheet and High Content Imaging

Christopher Yip, Ph.D. University of Toronto

“Having the Iris 15’s high sensitivity, small pixels, and large field of view addresses a number of key experimental considerations for our study of development, including the ability to acquire overlapping images from different imaging angles, which is key for multi-view SPIM.”

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Light Sheet Microscopy

Single frame of an OpenSPIM acquisition of a zebrafish embryo expressing GFP in vascular endothelial cells, allowing visualization of the heart and the vasculature.
Greg Perry University of London

“The camera is ideal for our OpenSPIM system due to the sensitivity and the large field of view.”

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