Photometrics, a manufacturer of high-performance scientific cameras for life science applications, and Gpixel, a company specializing in high-performance CMOS image sensors, have announced the release of the Photometrics Prime 95B Scientific CMOS camera.
The Prime 95B camera is built on the first scientific-grade CMOS sensor available with 95% quantum efficiency (QE), the GSENSE400BSI-TVISB. It combines backside illumination (BSI) technology with large pixels and low-noise characteristics to maximize light collection.
Prime 95B is optimized for low-light microscopy with its 95% QE and 11µm x 11µm pixel area. This advance allows for the collection of nearly all available light, maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio of the experiment while minimizing cellular photo damage. The Prime 95B camera captures images using the full microscope field-of-view at over 41 frames per second (FPS) with 16-bit images and 82fps with 12-bit images. The combination of extreme sensitivity, low noise and high frame rates positions Prime 95B as scientific CMOS camera for low-light microscopy techniques, including single molecule fluorescence (SMF), confocal imaging and super-resolution microscopy (STORM, PALM).