KINETIXHigh Speed, Back-Illuminated

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The back-illuminated Kinetix Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera delivers the fastest speed and the largest field of view with the most balanced pixel size and near perfect 96% quantum efficiency.

  • 498 Frames per Second
  • 29.4 mm Diagonal Field of View
  • 0.7 e- Read Noise
  • 96% Quantum Efficiency
  • 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm Pixel Area


Key Features

Frames per second graph

Extreme Speed

Taking advantage of an 8-bit readout mode, the Kinetix sCMOS delivers a tremendous 498 frames per second (fps), full frame with a 29.4 mm diagonal field of view.

The optimized line time allows the speed to significantly outperform typical sCMOS devices, delivering over 5000 megapixels/second – over a 10-fold improvement.

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Large Field Of View

The 29.4 mm square sensor of the Kinetix is designed to increase throughput, maximize the amount of data captured in a single frame and take full advantage of new, larger field of view microscopes.

At 29.4 mm diagonal, the Kinetix sensor has a 2.4x larger imaging area than typical sCMOS cameras allowing the user to significantly speed up data acquisition.

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High Sensitivity

The Kinetix back-illuminated sCMOS camera achieves a near-perfect 96% quantum efficiency.

By bringing the light in from the back of the sensor, photons land directly onto the light receiving surface, maximizing light collecting capability.

The Kinetix combines 96% quantum efficiency with a low 0.7 e- read noise to deliver the most sensitive sCMOS camera at 498 frames per second.

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High Resolution

The Kinetix features 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm pixels, the accepted standard for most live cell applications using 40x and 60x magnification.

This pixel size provides highly detailed images across the imaging plane and is most suitable for the broadest range of microscope objectives.

Superior Background Quality

The Kinetix 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.

Speed Calculators

Kinetix Frame Rate Calculator

Array Size

For this array size personal testing is recommended
Kinetix Array Size Calculator

Frame Rate (PCI-E)

For this array size personal testing is recommended

The results produced by these calculators are theoretical, based on the line time in each mode and the number of rows.

Personal testing is always recommended.

Family Specifications

Sensor Technology sCMOS
Quantum Efficiency 96%
Pixel Size 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm
Supported Interfaces PCIe and USB 3.2
Spectrum Capabilities UV (200-400 nm), Visible (400-700 nm),
Near Infrared (700-1000 nm)
Read Noise (median) 0.7 e-
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Camera Models

Sensor Area
Frame Rate
Sensor Area
20.8 mm x 20.8 mm
29.4 mm diagonal
Frame Rate
498 fps @ 8-bit
88 fps @ 12-bit
83 fps @ 16-bit