A professional-grade electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) camera for spectroscopy applications has been unveiled by Princeton Instruments. The ProEM:1600 uses proprietary eXcelon technology to reduce the interference fringes (i.e., etaloning effect) that have made back-thinned EMCCDs unusable in the near-infrared, and to increase the sensitivity of the detector in the UV, blue and near-IR spectral regions. The camera features 16-μm pixels in 1600 x 200 and 1600 x 400 formats. The high-speed electron-multiplying mode captures fast dynamics, and the traditional CCD mode delivers ultralow read noise for high-precision photometry. The 6.67-MHz readout rate and 1.5-μs vertical shift time produce acquisition rates higher than 3000 spectra per second. Applications include scanning confocal Raman spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging and single-molecule spectroscopy.