Inspiration does not obey speed limits.
For imaging scientists, inspiration is often found at the edges—at the spatial, temporal, and optical boundaries of a system. It’s that grainy image of the cytoskeleton that has just enough photons to confidently resolve two unique molecules. It’s data extracted from a few pixels, whittled away from a larger array, to achieve capture rates relevant to neuronal signaling. It’s the mesmerizing cellular migrations of a developing embryo, reconstructed from a lightsheet time-lapse, that offer new insights and spark new questions.
By more than doubling speed, resolution and field of view relative to current scientific cameras, the ORCA-Lightning is designed to inspire new frontiers of exploration. Compared to a Gen II sCMOS, the ORCA-Lightning delivers 2 times the pixel area, 2.8 times the pixels and 3.4 times faster pixel-per-second readout.
All these increases translate to the ability to capture more image data faster, and still achieve Hamamatsu-quality images and information content. So whether you’re developing the next cutting-edge lightsheet system or building a library of the mouse connectome, the high throughput of the ORCA-Lightning will get you to your goal faster. And, we hope, open doors to new discoveries.
The life science camera section is the feature section for digital cameras fit to life science research and industry areas.
High resolution : 4608 x 2592 (12 Megapixels)
High Speed: 121 frames/s (at full resolution)
Read noise : 2.0 electrons rms (Standard Full Well Capacity mode)
Pixel size : 5.5 μm X 5.5 μm
Dynamic Range 17 000:1 (High Full Well Capacity mode)
Peak QE : 60 % (at 550 nm)