PRIME BSI95% Quantum Efficiency

The Prime BSI Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera delivers the perfect balance between high resolution imaging and sensitivity with an optimized pixel design and near perfect 95% Quantum Efficiency.

  • 95% Quantum Efficiency
  • 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm Pixel Area
  • 1 e- Read Noise

Key Features

QE Curve

Sensitivity

The Prime BSI back-illuminated sCMOS camera achieves a near-perfect 95% 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 Prime BSI combines 95% quantum efficiency with a low 1.0 e- read noise to deliver the most sensitive camera based on sCMOS technology at over 40 frames per second.

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Resolution and Pixel Size

The Prime BSI features 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.

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Superior Background Quality

The Prime BSI 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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Advanced Triggering

Programmable Scan Mode provides increased control over the rolling shutter exposure and read-out functionality of CMOS sensors for applications that require control over the line time.

Sequenced Multiple Acquisition Real Time Streaming (SMART) Streaming enables the Prime BSI to capture a continuous sequence of images while cycling through 16 pre-programmed exposure time values, delivering the fastest multi-channel acquisition times.

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Advanced Features

The Prime BSI offers PrimeEnhance active denoising which provides a real-time quantitative increase in the signal to noise ratio to maximize sensitivity at ultra-low light levels.

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Family Specifications

Sensor Technology sCMOS
Quantum Efficiency 95%
Pixel Size 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm
Supported Interfaces PCIe and USB 3
Spectrum Capabilities UV (200-400 nm), Visible (400-700 nm)
Near Infrared (700-1000 nm)
Read Noise (median) 1.0 e-
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Camera Models

Model
Megapixels
Sensor Area
Frame Rate
Prime BSI
Megapixels
4.2
Sensor Area
13.3 mm x 13.3 mm
18.8 mm diagonal
Frame Rate
43 fps @16-bit /
63 fps @ 11-bit

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Manuals
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Handbook
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Customer Stories

Beamline Measurements

Dr. Ji-Gwang Hwang Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

“A new state-of-the-art sCMOS, the Prime BSI camera with back-illuminated sensor and low readout noise was highly demanded.”

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Prof. Bo Huang University of California San Francisco

“The combination of sensitivity, speed, field of view size and robust camera engineering of the Prime BSI has been very beneficial to our large-scale live cell imaging experiments.”

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Live Cell Time Lapse

Prof. Kurt Anderson Francis Crick Institute

“By changing to the Prime BSI, it allowed users to reduce the magnification from 60 to 40 or 20, letting them take images with a much larger FOV without a loss of sensitivity.”

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