Monochrome Camera

Nanopoint High Resolution Camera Specifications

Nanopoint's 1.4 megapixel CCD digital camera provides a versatile solution for life science and clinical professionals. With 1392x1040 resolution and on-board processing, the camera delivers outstanding image quality for a wide variety of scientific applications. The high resolution cooled CCD camera is ideal in low-light conditions where high dynamic range is required and is suited to fluorescence-based applications such as cell viability, apoptosis, gene expression, and cell signaling studies.

The high resolution camera is fully supported by Nanopoint's cellTRAY Manager software. The intuitive, easy to use software provides camera controls including exposure and gain, and camera cooling functions, while also controlling the filter wheel and shutter to efficiently capture the optimal image. The USB 2.0 digital interface ensures a simple plug-and-play installation and there is no frame grabber requirement.

Camera Sensor

Image Sensor 2/3” Interline Sony ICX285 1.4 megapixel color or monochrome progressive scan CCD sensor 7.6mm x 6.2mm array
Effective Pixels 1392 x 1040, 1.4 million pixels
Frame Rate 15 fps at 1392 x 1040
Digital Output 8 and 12-bit
Pixel Size 6.45 µm x 6.45 µm
Read Noise 8 e- rms
Readout Frequency 28.6 MHz
Cooling Type Hermetically sealed and dry gas filled Peltier cooling to 25° Celsius below ambient
Dimensions 2.25 x 3.85 x 1.56 inches (enclosed)

Camera Controls

Integration Time 2/1000 to 20 minutes
Shutter Global Shutter
Interface Connector Standard USB 2.0 high-speed interface
Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.85 x 2.00 x 2.75 inches
Lens Mount C-Mount lens adapter
Power Requirements External 5VDC – 3 amp
Power Consumption ~2.5Watts uncooled / ~8.5Watts cooled
Operating Temperature 0° C to +50° C
Operating Humidity 5%-95%, Non-condensing

cellTRAY Scanning Time

CT-1200 (200µm wells) < 7 minutes
CT-1300 (300µm wells) < 4 minutes
CT-2300 (300µm wells) < 4 minutes
CT-2301 (300µm wells) < 1.5 minutes