Photometrics Kinetix

• 95% Quantum Efficiency
• 29.4 Diagonal Field of View
• 500 FPS

Product Description

High Speed Back Illuminated sCMOS

The back-illuminated Kinetix Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera from Teledyne Photometrix delivers the fastest speed and the largest field of view with the most balanced pixel size and near perfect 95% quantum efficiency.

Extreme Speed

Taking advantage of an 8-bit readout mode, the Kinetix sCMOS delivers a tremendous 500 frames per second (fps), full frame with a 29.4 mm diagonal field of view.  The optimized line time allows the speed to significantly outperform typical sCMOS devices, delivering over 5000 megapixels/second – over a 10-fold improvement.

Large Field Of View

The 29.4 mm square sensor of the Kinetix is designed to increase throughput, maximize the amount of data captured in a single frame and take full advantage of new, larger field of view microscopesAt 29.4 mm diagonal, the Kinetix sensor has a 2.4x larger imaging area than typical sCMOS cameras allowing the user to significantly speed up data acquisition.

High Sensitivity

The Kinetix back-illuminated sCMOS camera achieves a near-perfect 95% quantum efficiency.

By bringing the light in from the back of the sensor, photons land directly onto the light receiving surface, maximizing light collecting capability.  The Kinetix combines 95% quantum efficiency with a low 1.2 e- read noise to deliver the most sensitive sCMOS camera at 500 frames per second.

High Resolution

The Kinetix features 6.5 µx 6.5 µm pixels, the accepted standard for most live cell applications using 40x and 60x magnification.  This pixel size provides highly detailed images across the imaging plane and is most suitable for the broadest range of microscope objectives.


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Additional information


Sensor Teledyne Photometrics Kinetix Sensor
Active Array Size 3200 x 3200 (10.24 Megapixel)
Pixel Area 6.5µm x 6.5µm (42.25µm2)
Sensor Area 20.8mm x 20.8mm
29.4mm diagonal
Peak QE% >95%
Readout Mode
Rolling Shutter
Effective Global Shutter
Programmable Scan Mode
Binning 2×2 (Digital)
Linearity >99%
Cooling Options Air Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Key Camera Features

• 500 Frames per Second
• 29.4 mm Diagonal Field of View
• 1.2 e- Read Noise
• 95% Quantum Efficiency
• 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm Pixel Area

Primary Applications

• TIRF Microscopy
• Ratiometric Imaging
• Cell Motility
• Light Sheet Microscopy