The CoolSNAP MYO and CoolSNAP KINO CCD cameras by Photometrics are designed to discern fine details in biological samples under low light levels, enabling scientists to achieve high-quality and high-resolution images.
To date, CCD sensor technology yields 1.4 megapixel imaging with 65% quantum efficiency. The MYO and KINO feature 2x the pixels (2.8M) with a 15% improvement in peak quantum efficiency (75%). The advances give users the ability to visualize finer details at higher sensitivity.
The MYO cools to 0°C and features a fan that can be disabled, providing flexibility to optimize cooling for longer exposures in low-light scenarios. When used, it still accommodates extremely vibration-sensitive measurements. The KINO in comparison 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.
- 4.54 µm pixel pitch
- 6.2 frames per second
- USB 2.0 interface
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