95% QE SCMOS vs. EMCCD

In 2011, I reviewed the Andor Neo, one of the first scmos cameras commercially available. I ended my report with this statement, “…there is much life left in the good old frame transfer sensor…until someone cooks up a back thinned scmos…” Recently, back thinned scmos camera have come to market, and Kurt Thorne at the […]

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Acquisition Speed Comparison of MetaMorph, NIS Elements, Micro-Manager

How fast can a typical imaging system really run? What factors affect this? While most research might not require rapid sequential capture, almost all experiments can benefiet from tight exposure/illumination timing, yet few microscope users are aware of timing delays injected into experiments by the control software they are using. So how much delay is […]

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Neo camera at 100fps

Andor’s Neo camera has been out for about a year now. I first wrote about using it back in February. The camera immediately showed the major difference in field of view between sCmos sensors and traditional interlines quite well, but the speed, binning, sub-array and bias clamp controls weren’t available. Over the past few firmware/SDK […]

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