Cameras for Microscopy

EMCCD, sCMOS & CCD Cameras

Andor's range of high performance imaging cameras are suited to a wide variety of microscopy applications, from extremely challenging single molecule tracking to routine wide-field fluorescence microscopy of living or fixed cells.

The market leading iXon range of EMCCDs provides ultimate sensitivity coupled with speed, the platform of choice for an array of light starved microscopy applications including single molecule tracking/interactions, photon counting, super-resolution microscopy, spinning disk confocal microscopy and TIRF.

Andor's innovative sCMOS cameras provide a great all round solution, redefining the concept of a 'workhorse' camera. Simultaneously offering extremely fast speeds, superb sensitivity, wide dynamic range, excellent resolution and a large field of view in one detector, sCMOS allows you to radically upgrade the performance of your fluorescence microscope. With the Andor sCMOS portfolio, we have your application covered, whether your samples are fixed or living, large or small, static or dynamic. sCMOS is also the perfect detector for Light Sheet microscopy.

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Applications in Microscopy

A Myriad of Choice

Andor cameras are suitable for a variety of microscopy applications. Choose a slide from the list below to see how our ultra-sensitive detectors can benefit your critical research.

Super Resolution Microscopy

Flow Measurements

Ion Signalling Microscopy

Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy

Live Cell Imaging

Bioluminescence

Wide-field Fluorescence Microscopy

Single Molecule Detection

TIRF Microscopy

FRAP / FRET

Light Sheet Microscopy

Cell Motility

EMCCD Camera Range
sCMOS Camera Range
CCD Camera Range

Andor's EMCCD Camera Range

All back-illuminated iXon models offer single photon sensitivity and > 90% QE, and represent the absolute ultimate in low light performance. Benefit from lower excitation power, lower dye concentrations and shorter exposures. Light starved conditions? Look no further than the iXon!

iXon Ultra 888: The world's fastest megapixel back-illuminated EMCCD, representing the absolute ultimate in EMCCD performance.
Suitable for: Super Resolution, Single Molecule, TIRF, Live Cell Imaging, Spinning Disk Confocal (CSU-W).

iXon Ultra 897: Andor's extremely popular '897' model boasts substantially more lab installations than any other EMCCD in the world.
Suitable for: Single Molecule, Vesicle Trafficking, Live Cell Imaging, Spinning Disk Confocal (CSU-X).

iXon 860: Designed for dedicated > 500 fps imaging of low light events without Region of Interest selection.
Suitable for: Calcium Flux, Voltage Sensitive Dyes, Fluorescence Correlation Microscopy (FCS).

Andor's CCD Range

Andor's Clara interline CCD and iKon-M 934 CCD offer ultra-low dark noise from exceptional vacuum cooling of the sensor and have been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance over long exposure acquisitions, making them ideal detectors for low light luminescence detection.

Clara: The most sensitive interline CCD camera available. Minimal noise under long exposures and vibration free performance.
Suitable for: Luminescence, In-Vivo Imaging, Wide Field Fluorescence Microscopy, Electrophysiology, Correlative AFM Microscopy.

iKon M 934: Ultimate camera for long exposure luminescence detection. Deep vacuum cooling to -100°C, > 90 % QE and ultra-low noise.
Suitable for: Luminescence (Bioluminescence/Chemiluminescence), In-Vivo Imaging.

Andor's sCMOS Range

Radically upgrade the performance of your fluorescence microscope. Andor's multi-megapixel sCMOS range offers large field of view and high resolution at rapid frame rates, whilst simultaneously delivering low noise sensitivity and wide dynamic range, redefining the 'workhorse' camera.

Zyla 5.5: 5.5 megapixel, 60 % QE, 1.2 e- read noise, Rolling & true Global Shutter, 100 fps (40 fps through USB 3.0).
Suitable for: Wide Field, Multi-Dimensional, Immunofluorescence, Motility, Digital Pathology, Flow Measurements.

Zyla 4.2 PLUS: 4.2 MP, 82% QEmax, 0.9 e- read noise, 100 fps (USB 3.0: 53 fps), low vibration and NEW LightSheet PLUS and FCS mode.
Suitable for: Light Sheet, Super-Resolution, TIRF, Rapid Ion Signalling, Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy.

Neo 5.5: Deep vacuum cooling to -40°C to minimize noise floor and hot pixels over wide range of exposures.
Suitable for: Multi-Dimensional, Luminescence, Electrophysiology, Correlative AFM, Motility, Flow Measurements.

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Cameras for Microscopy

Pushing Detection Boundaries

Andor offers the leading portfolio of high performance low light imaging camera technologies, born of consistent innovation, unparalleled quality and reliability, and superlative customer service.

iXon
Ultra 888
iXon
Ultra 897
iXon3
860
Neo 5.5
sCMOS
Zyla 5.5
sCMOS
Zyla 4.2
sCMOS
iKon-M
934
Clara
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iXon Ultra 888 EMCCD
The world’s fastest megapixel back-illuminated EMCCD
Resolution (MP)1.0
Pixel Size (µm)13
Frame Rate (fps)26
Cooling (°C)-95
Max QE (%)97
Read Noise (e-)<1
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iXon Ultra 897 EMCCD
The world’s widest installed EMCCD - by far!
Resolution (MP).25
Pixel Size (µm)16
Frame Rate (fps)56
Cooling (°C)-100
Max QE (%)97
Read Noise (e-)<1
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iXon3 860 EMCCD Camera
Dedicated, ultra-fast imaging of low light events
Resolution (MP).02
Pixel Size (µm)24
Frame Rate (fps)513
Cooling (°C)-100
Max QE (%)97
Read Noise (e-)<1
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Neo 5.5 sCMOS Camera
Deep vacuum cooled and true Global shutter
Resolution (MP)5.5
Pixel Size (µm)6.5
Frame Rate (fps)30
Cooling (°C)-40
Max QE (%)60
Read Noise (e-)1
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Zyla 5.5 sCMOS Camera
Perfect upgrade - Rolling & true Global shutter
Resolution (MP)5.5
Pixel Size (µm)6.5
Frame Rate (fps)100
Cooling (°C)0
Max QE (%)60
Read Noise (e-)1.2
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Zyla 4.2 PLUS sCMOS Camera
Highest QE sCMOS & Market Leading Speed
Resolution (MP)4.2
Pixel Size (µm)6.5
Frame Rate (fps)100
Cooling (°C)0
Max QE (%)82
Read Noise (e-)0.9
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iKon-M 912 CCD Camera
Resolution (MP).25
Pixel Size (µm)24
Frame Rate (fps)8.1
Cooling (°C)-100
Max QE (%)97
Read Noise (e-)3
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iKon-M 934 CCD Camera
The ultimate detector for low light luminescence
Resolution (MP)1.0
Pixel Size (µm)13
Frame Rate (fps)4.4
Cooling (°C)-100
Max QE (%)97
Read Noise (e-)2.9
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Clara Interline CCD Camera
Deep cooled and vibration-free interline CCD
Resolution (MP)1.38
Pixel Size (µm)6.45
Frame Rate (fps)11
Cooling (°C)-55
Max QE (%)60
Read Noise (e-)2.4
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