Scientific Cameras

An extensive range of scientific cameras are available through Laser Support Services. Scorpion Vision and Starlight Xpress provide us with a comprehensive portfolio of cameras and lenses suitable to a variety of different applications and projects in different environmental conditions.

All products offer exceptional value for money but also offer superior image quality and performance. 

Don't forget to check out our range of vision boxes and accessories to support these cameras.

If you are interested in one of the cameras listed below, or would like to enquire about the others available from Laser Support Services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Lodestar X2 is leading the way for miniature, high sensitivity, low noise cameras. It is widely used in applications including high performance, life science imaging and low-cost x-ray imaging systems. The Lodestar X2 is driving and powered though USB via a computer, meaning no additional accessories such as power supplies are required. The Lodestar X2 provides users with an uncooled, deep-sky camera achieving outstanding results.
 

Specifications:

  • CCD type: ICX829AL 

  • CCD size: 6.4 x 4.75mm

  • Number of pixels: 752 x 580

  • Download time: 0.2 seconds

  • Read-noise: 8e-

  • Size diameter: 32 x 85mm

  • QE: 77%

  • Weight: 70g

  • Full-well depth: >50k

  • Data format: 16-bit

Lodestar X2

The Trius SX-56 is a large area full-frame CCD camera with 16.7 megapixel sensor. The camera benefits from using KAF-16803 sensor which has a square format array of 36.8 x 36.8mm, 9um square pixels. The use of a full frame chip requires a mechanical shutter and so use of a custom mini stepper motor assists in providing a uniform shutter action
 

Camera Performance:

  • Active Area: 36.8 x 36.8mm

  • Number of pixels: 4096 x 4096

  • Pixel sixe: 9.0 x 9.0 um

  • Read noise: 9e typical

  • Full well capacity: Approx 100,000e

  • Peak QE approx.: 58% at 530nm

  • Camera gain: 1.5e / ADU

Key Features:

  • Rear camera panel

  • Fused silica window

  • Efficient cooling system

  • Monochrome

  • unique tilted front camera

  • Argon filled CCD chamber

See accessories for this camera here.

SX-56 Large Area Full-Frame CCD Camera

The Hikvision 1.3MP 1/2.7" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera is a high quality device that can be used in a variety of applications, including electronic semiconductor fabrication, logistics coding, bottle inspection and medical packaging.

Key Features:

  • Supports auto exposure, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • It's compact structure makes it perfect for tighter mounting requirements, with measurements of just 29mm x 29mm x 30mm

  • Different exposure modes

  • The USB 3.0 interface is tightly locked to prevent accidental unplugging and dropping

  • Available as mono

1.3MP 1/2.7" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

The Hikvision 6MP 1/1.8" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera is a high quality device that can be used in a variety of applications, inlcuding electronic semiconductor fabrication, factory automation and quality inspection.

Key Features:

  • Supports auto exposure, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • It's compact structure makes it perfect for smaller installation requirements, with measurements of just 29mm x 29mm x 30mm

  • The USB 3.0 interface is tightly locked to prevent accidental unplugging and dropping

  • Compatible with software also available from HikVision, this camera is also compatible with other third party software

  • Available as mono or colour

6MP 1/1.8" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

​Key Features:

  • Excellent sensor platform for high-speed image data acquisition

  • Open Platform can be provided to users for developing application based systems 

  • Optional USB interface

  • GigE interface with the maximum transmission distance of 100m (without relay)

  • Various light source controls, including additional on-camera light or external extended light control

  • Multiple trigger modes (single-frame trigger, multiple-frame trigger)

  • Supports LED status indicator, log can be saved and exported.

X86 Smart Camera

  • Available in mono and colour

  • Gigabit ethernet interface providing 1Gbps bandwidth

  • 128MB on-board buffer - for image burst transmitting and retransmitting

  • Supported by auto exposure control, LUT and Gamma correction

  • Embedded colour interpolation algorithm which reproduces improved colour performance  and supports auto white balance

  • Different exposure modes for image capturing

  • Compatible with GigE Vision Box V1.2 but can also be supported by third party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

12MP CMOS GigE Camera

  • Supports automatic or manual adjustment of gain and exposure time

  • Supports custom ROI

  • Supports a variety of external trigger mode, signals can be synchronised with external trigger signal or free-running mode

  • Supports PRNU and FPN

  • Optional jpg encoding output to reduce transmission bandwidth

  • CameraLink interface supports Base and Medium mode

  • Compatible with CameraLink and GenICam as well as third party software platforms

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

4/8K Line Scan, CMOS CameraLink Camera

"The Oculus" uses a SuperHAD CCD which creates benefits including low thermal noise and a very fast electronic shutter (eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter). The Oculus combines low noise electronics, with a 150 degree fisheye lens, enabling you to capture the night sky in exquisite detail.
 

Specifications:

  • CCD type: ICX267AL Sony SuperHAD interlinCCD with low dark current

  • CCD full reslution pixel data:

    • Pixel size: 4.65uM x 4.65uM​

    • Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels

  • Readout noise: RMS - typically only 7 electrons

  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 15,000 e- (unbinned)

  • Dark current: Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ +10C ambient

  • Data format: 16-bits

  • Lens detail: 2.5mm FL F/1.2 150 degree 'Fish Eye'

  • Computer interface: built-in USB 2.0

  • Power requirements: Camera is USB powered, dew heater requires 12v at 1amp mx.

  • Input connection: "Mini B" USB socket for USB 2.0 and a 2.1mm jack for a 12V heater supply

  • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling

  • Overall size: 150mm h x 95mm dia, including the poly-carbonate weather dome.

"The Oculus"

The Trius SX-46 is a full-frame CCD camera with 16.7 megapixel sensor. The camera benefits from using KAF-16200 sensor which boasts a 'APS-H' format array of 27 x 21.6mm, 6um square pixels. A custom-built roller sensor supports the Trius using mini stepper motors to provide a uniform shutter action.
 

Camera Performance:

  • Active Area: 24 x 21.6mm (APS-H format)

  • Number of pixels: 4540 x 3640

  • Pixel sixe: 6.0 x 6.0 um

  • Read noise: 9e typical

  • Full well capacity: Approx 41,000e

  • Peak QE approx.: 58% at 530nm

  • Camera gain: 0.6e / ADU

Key Features:

  • Rear camera panel

  • Fused silica window

  • Efficient cooling system

  • Monochrome

  • unique tilted front camera

  • Argon filled CCD chamber

See accessories for this camera here.

SX-46 Full-Frame CCD Camera

The Hikvision 2.3MP 1/1.2" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera is a high quality device that can be used in a variety of applications, including electronic semiconductor fabrication, factory automation and quality inspection.

Key Features:

  • Single board design with flexible configuration

  • Supports auto exposure, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Embed special colour interpolation algorithm which reproduces colour performance better and supports auto white balance function

  • Different exposure modes

  • The USB 3.0 interface provides 3Gbps bandwidth

  • Available as mono

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 Vision V1.0 but can also be supported by third party software.

2.3MP 1/1.2" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

​The Scorpion 3D Venom Camera is part of the 3D Stinger family, providing building blocks for OEM and system integrators. All cameras in the 3D Stinger family benefit from industrial strength, flexibility and functionality.

The 3D Venom Camera has been designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D stereo vision systems, and is available as single-colour or monochrome.

This camera has the capability of locating moving objects in real time which is ideal for time tracking and position servos.

Key features:

  • PC connection via: GigE, POE (power over ethernet, or a USB3 cable.

  • VGA to 12MP resolution

  • Encoder interface and trigger delays

  • Can be used in applications such as: ID tracking, object tracking, heigh measurement, object counting, plus more.

  • Supports fast tracking frame rates from 1 to 25 fps

  • Supported by software: Scorpion Vision Software, Scorpion Basic 3D, and Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision

Scorpion 3D Venom Camera

  • Available in mono and colour

  • Gigabit ethernet interface providing 1Gbps bandwidth

  • 128MB on-board buffer - for image burst transmitting and retransmitting

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Different exposure modes for image capturing

  • Compatible with GigE Vision Box V1.2 but can also be supported by third party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information

2.3MP CMOS GigE Camera

  • Available in mono and colour

  • Gigabit ethernet interface providing 1Gbps bandwidth

  • 128MB on-board buffer - for image burst transmitting and retransmitting

  • Supported by auto exposure control, LUT and Gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with a hard trigger or soft trigger

  • Different exposure modes for image capturing

  • Compatible with GigE Vision Box V1.2 but can also be supported by third party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

20MP CMOS GigE Camera

  • Single board design with a flexible configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface provides 3Gbps bandwidth

  • Supports auto exposure control, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Different exposure modes

  • Embedded colour interpolation algorithm which reproduces better colour performance and supports auto white balance function

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 vision V1.0 and also with some third party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

6MP CMOS, Board Level USB 3.0 Camera

The TRIUS SX-25C is an advanced, high-resolution one-shot colour, cooled CCD camera, especially designed for astronomical imaging. It uses a version of the very popular Sony ‘SuperHAD’ CCDs that offer very high QE and extremely low thermal noise. It is a substantial upgrade on the SXVR camera
range and incorporates several new features, such as an internal USB hub with 3 external ports and a dry argon CCD chamber fill. The USB hub permits several other devices to share the single USB connection and greatly reduces the number of cables required in a typical set-up. The argon fill, along with other
improvements to the cooler stack, has improved the delta T to about -35 degrees C.
This camera also includes a CCD temperature monitoring circuit that provides regulated set-point cooling of the chip and adjustable chip alignment.

Key Features:

  • Compact size

  • Argon filled CCD chamber



    Contact us for full specification and prices.

SX-25C Colour CCD Camera

The Hikvision 0.3MP 1/4" CMOS GigE Camera is a high quality device that can be used in a variety of applications, including electronic semiconductor fabrication, factory automation and quality inspection.

Key Features:

  • Gigabit Ethernet interface providing 1Gbps bandwidth; Transmitting distance can be 100m without relaying

  • 128MB on-board buffer, for image burst transmitting and retransmitting

  • Supports auto exposure control, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Different exposure modes can be used to capture images

  • Embedded colour interpolation algorithm reproduces an improved colour performance and support auto white balance functions.

  • Compatible with GigE Vision V1.2, can also be supported by third party software

0.3MP 1/4" CMOS GigE Camera

The Hikvision 5MP 1/2.5" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera is a high quality device that can be used in a variety of applications, including electronic semiconductor fabrication, factory automation, bottle inspection and medical packaging​

Key Features:

  • Supports auto exposure, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Embed excellent interpolation algorithm for a better colour performance

  • Different exposure modes

  • Compact structure with the sieze of just 29mm x 29mm x 30mm

  • Available only as colour

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 Vision V1.0 but can also be supported by third party software.

5MP 1/2.5" CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

​Key Features:

  • Supports automatic or manual adjustment of gain, exposure time, white balance, gamma correction and look up tables (LUT) 

  • Supports HDR polling, to ensure different exposure times and gain adjustments under different light source conditions.

  • Supports hardware trigger, software trigger and free run modes.

  • Customised region of interest (ROI) available for faster frame rates and supports mirror output.

  • Supports bright field correction and dark field correction.

  • GigE interface, with the maximum trasmission distance of 100m (without relay)

  • CameraLink interface supports Base and Medium mode.

  • 128MB on-board buffer enabling multiple picture cache for data transmission or image re-transmission in burst mode.

  • Compatible with GigE Vision, Cameralink and GeniCam standards for seamless connection to third-party software.

29MP Area Scan Camera

  • Available in mono and colour

  • Gigabit ethernet interface providing 1Gbps bandwidth

  • 128MB on-board buffer - for image burst transmitting and retransmitting

  • Supported by auto exposure control, LUT and Gamma correction

  • Different exposure modes for image capturing

  • Compatible with GigE Vision Box V1.2 but can also be supported by third party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

6MP CMOS GigE Camera

  • Single board design with flexible configuration

  • USB 3.0 provides 3Gbps bandwidth

  • Supports auto exposure control, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Embedded with colour interpolation algorithm which reproduces a better colour performance and supports auto white balance function

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 Vision V1.0 but can be supported by some thirs party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

5MP CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

  • Single board design with a flexible configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface provides 3Gbps bandwidth

  • Supports auto exposure control, LUT and gamma correction

  • Cameras can be synchronised with hard trigger and soft trigger

  • Different exposure modes

  • Embedded colour interpolation algorithm which reproduces better colour performance and supports auto white balance function

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 vision V1.0 and also with some third party software

Please see specifications PDF for more information.

6MP CMOS, Board Level USB 3.0 Camera

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