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pco.panda 4.2 CMOS camera

Product Summary

Compact design, strong sCMOS performance

  • 2.1 e-med readout noise
  • up to 80% quantum efficiency
  • ultra-compact design
  • 2048 x 2048 pixel
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1

Compact design, strong sCMOS performance

superior image quality

The pco.panda heralds the start of a new sCMOS camera generation.

Advantages of the pco.panda 4.2 include flexible design with the latest sCMOS technology enabling you to use it in a wide range of applications. What does this mean for you? Universal application options thanks to an ultra-compact camera housing! Power and fast data transfer occur via a single USB 3.1 cable making an external power supply redundant.

You benefit from excellent image quality provided by the 16-bit sCMOS sensor with its high resolution and 6.5 x 6.5 µm² pixel size. High quantum efficiency and low readout noise are guaranteed.

pco.panda 4.2
image sensor
type of sensor customized scientifc CMOS (sCMOS)
monochrome or color (bayer pattern)
resolution (H x V) 2048 x 2048 active pixel
pixel size (H x V) 6.5 x 6.5 µm
sensor format /diagonal 13.3 x 13.3 mm /18.8 mm
shutter modes rolling shutter (RS)
MTF 76.9 lp/mm (theoretical)
fullwell capacity (typ) 45000 e-
readout noise 2.1 med e-/2.3 rms e-
dynamic range (typ.) 21400:1 (87 dB)
quantum efficiency up to 80% (monochrome)
dark current (typ) 15 e- /pixel /s @ 21 °C
DSNU 0.5 rms e- @ 21 °C ambient temp
PRNU 0.6%
frame rate >40 fps @ 2048 x 2048 pixel
exposure / shutter time 10 µs - 5 s
A/D dynamic range 16 bit
A/D conversion factor 0.65 e- /count
pixel scan rate 44.0 MHz
pixel data rate 176.0 Mpixel/s
binning horizontal x1, x2, x4
binning vertical x1, x2, x4
region of interest (ROI) horizontal: 8 pixel steps
vertical: 1 pixel steps
non-linearity < 0.6%
cooling method uncooled
trigger input signals frame trigger, acquire (SMA connectors)
trigger output signals exposure, busy (SMA connectors)
data interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
time stamp in image (1 us resolution)
power supply USB 3.1
power consumption 6 W max.
weight 420 g
operating temperature 10-40 °C
operating humidity range 10-80% (non-condensing)
storage temperature range -10 to 60 °C
optical interface C-mount
F-mount (optional)
CE / FCC certified yes



frame rate table
2048 x 2048 41 fps
2048 x 1024 80 fps
2048 x 512 160 fps
2048 x 256 301 fps
2048 x 128 521 fps
1920 x 1080 76 fps
1600 x 1200 68 fps
1280 x 1024 80 fps
640 x 480 170 fps
320 x 240 318 fps





Pco.panda 4.2 CMOS camera

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Pco.panda 4.2 CMOS camera



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