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PCO develop and produce specialized fast and sensitive video camera systems, mainly for scientific applications. The product range of PCO cameras covers digital camera systems with high dynamic range, high resolution, high speed and low noise, which are sold in the scientific and industrial market all over the world.

PCO is located in Kelheim, Germany

Website: http://www.pco.de

Scientific CMOS ( sCMOS )

Scientific CMOS Image Sensor Technology

The pco.edge family of sCMOS cameras with the excellent combination of features like high resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rate and high dynamic (16bit). All of the cameras are available with different cooling grades and different interfaces.

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PCO.edge

PCO Edge


The pco.edge family of sCMOS cameras features an excellent combination of high resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates and high dynamic range. All pco.edge cameras are available with various interface options.

pco.edge 3.1
  • 1.1 e- med readout noise
  • 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution
  • 27 000 : 1 dynamic range
  • rolling ∓ global shutter functionality
  • USB 3.0 interface
pco.edge 4.2
  • lowest readout noise of 0.8 e- med
  • high resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixel
  • dynamic range of 40 000 : 1 (USB) / 35 500: 1 (CL)
  • quantum efficiency up to 82%
pco.edge 5.5
  • extreme low readout noise of 1.1 e- med
  • high resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixel
  • dynamic range of 30 000 : 1
  • rolling & global shutter functionality
  • maximum frame rate 100 fps
pco.edge 4.2LT
  • 0.8 e- med readout noise
  • 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution
  • 37 500 : 1 dynamic range
  • >70% quantum efficiency
  • USB 3.0 interface
pco.edge CLHS
  • New interface for highest data throughput
  • up to 1.1 GB/s bandwidth
  • extensive FOL cable distance
  • 100 fps maximum frame rate
  • small form factor
  • pco.edge 4.2 & 5.5 compatible

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Sensitive CCD Cameras for High Performance Applications


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PCO. pixelfly vga

pco.pixelfly USB - Ultra-compact 14 bit CCD camera


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

pco.pixelfly usb
  • ultra compact design
  • 14 bit dynamic range
  • high resolution (1392 x 1024 pixel)
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PCO. sensicam uv

pco.camera - Sensitive CCD Cameras
for High Performance Applications


A large selection of different scientific and industrial CCD cameras with interline transfer CCD image sensor technology. The camera systems have dynamics in the range of 12 to 14 bit and some of the cameras are thermoelectrically cooled for better long exposure performance.

pco.1300
  • resolution (1392 x 1040 pixel)
  • quantum efficiency up to 65 %
  • optimal offset stability and control (< 1count)
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pco.1300 solar
  • quantum efficiency up to 11% @ 900nm
  • excellent resolution (1392 x 1040 pixel)
  • cooled 12 bit dynamic range
  • designed for electro luminescence (EL) applications
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pco.1400
  • software selectable NIR sensitivity enhancement
  • quantum efficiency up to 65%
  • superior low noise of 6e- rms @ 12.288MHz
  • resolution of 1392 x 1040 pixel
pco.1600
  • resolution (1600 x 1200pixel)
  • cooled 14bit dynamic range
  • image rate of 30 fps @ full resolution
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pco.2000
  • resolution (2048 x 2048pixel)
  • cooled 14bit dynamic range
  • image rate of 14.7 fps @ full resolution
  • low noise of 6 e- rms @ 10MHz
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pco.4000
  • resolution (4008 x 2672pixel)
  • cooled 14bit dynamic range
  • image rate of 5 fps @ full resolution
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PCO UV

pco.ultraviolet - UV sensitive 14 bit CCD camera

This high performance digital 14bit CCD camera system features state of the art in CCD and electronics technology. The pco.ultraviolet has extraordinary high quantum efficiency in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum. Available exposure times range from microseconds to a minute.
This ultra-compact camera system is perfectly suited for many scientific and industrial imaging applications, like UV detection, semiconductor mask inspection, quality control and combustion analysis.

pco.ultraviolet
  • quantum efficiency of 40 % @ 192 nm
  • ultra compact design
  • 14 bit dynamic range
  • high resolution (1392 x 1040 pixel)


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PCO flim

pco.flim - Luminescence lifetime imaging camera

The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence lifetime imaging camera using a two tap CMOS image sensor. The camera can internally generate a wide range of frequencies and will also accept external modulation signals within a limited range of frequencies.
It features a variety of trigger input and output signals for easy system integration. Special software provides direct measurements and lifetime analysis.

Detailed information about fluorescence lifetime imaging using the pco.flim camera can be found in our new white paper explanation.

  • 100ps - 100µs lifetimes measurable
  • 5kHz - 40MHz modulation frequencies
  • 500kHz – 40MHz external modulation signals
  • modulation signal shape sinusoidal / rectangular
  • 1008 x 1008 pixel resolution
  • frequency domain FLIM
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • 39% quantum efficiency
  • 1000:1 dynamic range
  • 45 e- rms readout noise
  • 90 fps frame rate (2 tap readout)
  • 10 ns to 10 s selectable exposure times
  • vibration-free water cooling
  • special software for measurement and analysis
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High Speed Camera

Highspeed Cameras for challenging applications

PCO's high-speed cameras offer best light sensitivity and furthermore real 10 to 12 bit dynamic range with leading image and color quality for your applications. All models come with a variety of trigger options and cameras can be synchronized between each other in a very simple way. Additionally there is no need for doing a black- or session-referencing before the recordings.

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pco.dimax


pco.dimax cs

Car safety testing with one powerful multi-use tool

  • 1500 fps @ 2.8 MPix resolution
  • 2000 fps @ Full HD resolution
  • 3000 fps @ 1.3 MPix resolution
  • high-g ruggedized body
  • secure trigger & sync modes
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pco.dimax S1 / S4
  • S1: 4467 fps @ full resolution 1008 x 1008 pixel
  • S4: 1279 fps @ full resolution 2016 x 2016 pixel
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • NO additional black reference calibration required
  • excellent picture and color quality
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pco.dimax HD / HD+
  • HD: 2128 fps @ full resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
  • HD+: 1603 fps @ full resolution 1920 x 1440 pixel
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • multiple trigger interface optimized for automotive applications
  • master-slave camera synchronisation (up to 5 cameras)

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pco.dimax HS1 / HS2 / HS4
  • HS1: 7039 fps @ 1000 x 1000 pixel resolution
  • HS2: 5469 fps @ 1400 x 1050 pixel resolution
  • HS4: 2277 fps @ 2000 x 2000 pixel resolution
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • excellent light sensitivity
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PCO. 1200 s

pco.1200

pco.1200 hs
  • 636f ps at full resolution (1357 fps at VGA)
  • exposure time range 50 ns - 5 s
  • interframing time 75 ns
  • high resolution (1280 x 1024 pixel)

pco.1200 s
  • 501 fps at full resolution (1068 fps at VGA)
  • 10 bit dynamic range
  • exposure time range 1 µs - 1 s
  • high resolution (1280 x 1024 pixel)

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PCO. hsfc pro

hsfc pro

hsfc pro
  • four channel MCP-image intensifier camera
  • fast shutter down to 3 ns
  • excellent system sensitivity of the system allows single photon detection
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • ultra fast recording of up to 4 full resolution images with 1 ns interframing time, in double mode 8 frames
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Intensified Cameras

MCP Image Intensifier Based Camera Systems for Short Exposure Applications

The family of MCP image intensifier camera systems offers extremely short exposure/shutter times down to 3 ns. The appropriate spectral behaviour can be selected by the photocathode material of the MCP tube.

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PCO. dicam pro

dicam pro

dicam pro
  • fast shutter down to 3 ns (optional 1.5 ns)
  • excellent sensitivity of the system allows single photon detection
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • high resolution MCP-image intensifier & CCD (1280x1024 pixel
  • exposure times from 3 ns - 1000 s
  • spectral sensitivity from UV to NIR
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PCO. hsfc pro

hsfc pro

hsfc pro
  • four channel MCP-image intensifier camera
  • fast shutter down to 3 ns
  • excellent system sensitivity of the system allows single photon detection
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • ultra fast recording of up to 4 full resolution images with 1 ns interframing time, in double mode 8 frames
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