Photometrics® Launches Next Generation Scientific CCD Cameras That Enable Scientists to Discern Finer Details of Dimmer Samples Under Lower Light Levels

18 Jul 2012
Photometrics introduces the CoolSNAP™ MYO and the CoolSNAP™ KINO CCD cameras, the newest members of the popular CoolSNAP camera line. Designed to discern finer details in biological samples under lower light levels, the MYO and KINO enable scientists to achieve higher quality, higher resolution images than previous CCD technology.

With standard scientific CCD sensor technology, researchers are currently limited to 1.4 megapixel imaging with 65% quantum efficiency. Packing twice as many pixels (2.8M) with a 15% improvement in peak quantum efficiency (75%), the MYO and KINO offer scientists the ability to visualize much finer details at much higher sensitivity. Photometrics is the first and only camera company to offer this new sensor technology.

The MYO is capable of cooling to 0°C and features a fan that can be disabled, which provides flexibility to optimize cooling for longer exposures in low-light scenarios and still accommodate extremely vibration-sensitive measurements. The KINO is cooled to 20°C without a fan, making it suitable for sensitive applications such as AFM where vibration is not tolerated. The MYO and KINO are ideal camera technologies for immunofluorescence and fluorescent protein imaging. The cameras are also well suited for near infrared DIC, electrophysiology, particle tracking, FRET and FRAP imaging.

The CoolSNAP MYO and KINO cameras share the following additional features:

4.54 µm pixel pitch
6.2 frames per second
USB 2.0 interface
“The CoolSNAP MYO and KINO cameras are a stepped change in superior spatial resolution and higher quantum efficiency, making better science possible,” said Rachit Mohindra, Photometrics product manager.

The CoolSNAP MYO and KINO are the next generation advancement of the CoolSNAP™ ES2 and CoolSNAP™ EZ cameras.

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