TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2012 — Photometrics has unveiled the CoolSNAP MYO and the CoolSNAP KINO scientific CCD cameras. Designed to discern finer details in biological samples under lower light levels, they enable scientists to achieve higher quality, higher resolution images than previous CCD technology. With 2.8 megapixels and 75% peak quantum efficiency, the cameras deliver high sensitivity.
The MYO cools to 0 °C and features a fan that can be disabled, which provides the flexibility to optimize cooling for longer exposures in low-light scenarios and still accommodate vibration-sensitive measurements. The KINO is cooled to 20 °C without a fan, making it suitable for sensitive applications such as atomic force microscopy, where vibration is not tolerated. Other applications include immunofluorescence and fluorescent protein imaging, near-infrared differential interference contrast, electrophysiology, particle tracking, and Förster resonance energy transfer and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching imaging.
Features include a 4.54-µm pixel pitch, operation at 6.2 fps and a USB 2.0 interface.
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