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pco.pixelfly USB camera

Product Summary

High performance digital 14bit CCD camera system featuring state of the art CCD and electronics technology

  • 1.4 megapixel resolution
  • 62% quantum efficiency
  • ultra compact design
  • 14 bit dynamic range
  • 1392 x 1040 pixel resolution
  • USB 2.0 interface


Compact design, strong sCMOS performance

Ultra-compact 14 bit CCD camera

The pco.pixelfly USB is a high performance, digital, 14 bit CCD camera featuring state of the art CCD and electronics technology. The pixelfly usb has extraordinary high quantum efficiency, high dynamic range and very low readout noise. Available exposure times range from microseconds to a minute.

Imaging software

For camera control, image acquisition and archiving of images in various fle formats PCO provides the software application Camware (Windows XP, 7 and 8).

A camera SDK (software development kit) including a 32 / 64 bit dynamic link library for user customization and integration on PC platforms is available for free.

pco.pixelfly USB
image sensor
type of sensor CCD
image sensor ICX285AL
resolution (H x V) 1392 x 1040 pixel (normal)
800 x 600 pixel (center ROI)
pixel size (H x V) 6.45 x 6.45 µm
sensor format /diagonal 2:3 /11.14 mm
shutter modes global (snapshot
MTF 77.5 lp/mm (theoretical)
fullwell capacity (typ) 16000 e-
24000 e- (binning)
readout noise 5-7 rms e- @ 12 MHz (typ)
6-8 rms e- @ 24 MHz (typ)
dynamic range 2667:1 (68 dB)
4000:1 (72 dB, binning)
quantum efficiency 62% @ peak
spectral range 290-1100 nm
dark current (typ) 1 e- /pixel /s @ 23 °C
DSNU 2 rms e-
PRNU < 1%
frame rate 7.3/13.5 fps (12/24 MHz, normal)
11.7/21.6 fps (12/24 MHz, center)
exposure / shutter time 1 µs - 60 s
A/D dynamic range 14 bit
A/D conversion factor 1.0 e- /count (12 MHz)
1.5 e- /count (24 MHz)
pixel scan rate 12 MHz / 24 MHz
pixel data rate 19.5 Mpixel/s
binning horizontal x1, x2, x4
binning vertical x1, x2, x4
non-linearity < 1%
smear < 0.002%
anti-blooming factor > 400 (standard 100 ms exposure)
> 4 (NIR boost 100 ms exposure)
interframing time 1 us (optional)
trigger input signals software / TTL level
trigger output signals 3.3 V LVTTL level
data interface USB 2.0
power supply 9-28 VDC (12 VDC typ)
power consumption < 4 W
weight 250 g
operating temperature 10-45 °C
operating humidity range 10-80% (non-condensing)
storage temperature range -20 to 70 °C
optical interface C-mount
CE certified yes



Pco.pixelfly USB camera

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Customers from Europe and Australia can use the Multi Channel Systems - Online Shop to order Warner products or create quotes.

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
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