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Camera | Digital CCD Camera from Q-Imaging Biotechnology

Camera | Digital CCD Camera from Q-Imaging

Product Code:Retiga EXi

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Camera models Camera Options
Includes: IEEE 1394 FireWire™ cable, IEEE 1394 PCI card, QCapture software, & access to SDK
  • Monochrome Retiga EXi
    Cooled Model: RET-EXi-F-M-12-C
  • Monochrome Retiga EXi
    Non-Cooled Model: RET-EXi-F-M-12
    CCD Digital Camera, 12 Bits
  • Color Retiga EXi Cooled
    Model: RET-EXi-F-CLR-12-C
  • Color Retiga EXi Non-Cooled
    Model: RET-EXi-F-CLR-12
    CCD Digital Camera, 12 Bits
  • Removable IR-Cutoff Filter
  • RGB Color Filter for monochrome
    cameras (F-mount interface required),
    refer to spec sheet for more details
  • Extended Warranty


  • Brightfield, Phase-Contrast, & Darkfield Microscopy
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Live-Cell Imaging
  • Pathology, Histology, & Cytology
  • Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Applications
  • FISH
  • Ca++ Ratio Analysis
  • Motility & Motion Analysis
  • DNA Analysis
  • Metallurgical Microscopy
  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Manufacturing Quality Control
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis


Spectral Response


  • High Quantum Efficiency
  • High-Resolution, 1.4-Million-Pixel Sensor
  • High-Speed Readout
  • Low-Noise Electronics
  • Optional/Removable
  • IR-Cutoff Filter
  • Flexible Exposure Control
  • from 10?s to 17.9min
  • External Sync & Trigger
  • Peltier Cooling
  • Binning
  • Extended IR Sensitivity
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire™
  • QImaging Fast 1394 Technology
  • Extensive Application Software Support


  • Very high sensitivity for demanding low-light &
  • fluorescent imaging
  • Highly detailed, sharp images
  • Previewing & focusing in real time
  • 110fps with 8x8 binning & ROI
  • 10fps full resolution @ 12 bits
  • Ideal for automated imaging applications
  • Quantitation & imaging of low light levels
  • Highly focused visible-range images with IR filter in place
  • Removable for IR applications
  • Optimal integration over a wide range of light levels
  • Tight synchronization with flashlamps, automated filters,
  • shutters & microscope stages
  • Minimizes thermal noise during low-light, long-exposure imaging
  • Increases sensitivity for quantitation & imaging of very low
  • light levels
  • Increases frame rate
  • High-performance imaging outside the visible range
  • Simple connectivity
  • Ease of use & installation
  • Portability with laptop computer
  • Simultaneous use of multiple cameras through a single port
  • Single-cable operation (no external power supply or control unit)
  • Choose from a large selection of life science & industrial software for microscopy, machine vision, & video-streaming functions


CCD Sensor
Light-Sensitive Pixels 1.4 million; 1392 x 1040
Binning Modes 2x2, 4x4, 8x8
ROI (Region of Interest) From 1x1 pixels up to full resolution, continuously variable in single-pixel increments
Exposure/Integration Control 10µs to 17.9min in 1µs increments
Sensor Type Sony® ICX285 progressive-scan interline CCD (monochrome or color)
Pixel Size 6.45µm x 6.45µm
Linear Full Well 18,000e- (22,000e- with 2x2 binning)
Read Noise 8e-
Dark Current 0.15e-/pix/s (cooled)
Cooling Available Yes (optional)
Cooling Type Peltier thermoelectric cooling to 25¾C below ambient
Digital Output 12 bits
Readout Frequency 20, 10, 5, 2.5MHz
Frame Rate 10fps full resolution @ 12 bits (165fps maximum with binning and ROI functions)
Computer Platforms/Operating Systems Windows® & Mac OS*
Digital Interface IEEE 1394 FireWire™
Sustained Image Data Rate 40MB/s
External Trigger TTL Input (optically coupled)
Trigger Types Internal, Software, External
External Sync TTL Output (optically coupled)
Gain Control 0.7 to 30x
Offset Control -2048 to 2047
Optical Interface 2/3", C-mount optical format
Threadmount 1/4" – 20 mount
Power Requirements 7W (non-cooled); 13W (cooled); 8-24V
Weight 640g (non-cooled); 920g (cooled)
Warranty 2 years
Operating Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10 to 60°C
Humidity Less than 80% non-condensing at 35°C (95°F)
* Refer to QImaging website for detailed listing of supported operating systems.
Note: Specifications are nominal and subject to change.


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