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CCD USB 3.0 Cameras

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Brightfield • Darkfield • Live Cell Imaging • Histology
Pathology • Cytology • Semiconductor Inspection • Metrology
Gel Documentation • Whole Side Imaging
Low Light Fluorescence • Quantitative Analysis

CCD Camera Choices

2.8 megapixel • AU-280C-CCD
2.8 megapixel • AU-280M-CCD

AU-280C-CCD (Color)
AU-280M-CCD (Monochrome)

The new AU-280C-CCD uncooled scientific digital camera features a Sony ICX674 CCD sensor, 2.8 megapixel resolution, USB 3.0 interface and a high-speed global shutter. Designed for use in scientific and industrial applications requiring optimal color reproduction, extreme sensitivity, increased resolution and high speed.

Cooled performance from an uncooled camera, the AU-280C-CCD is ideal for scientific image analysis in low light life science, clinical and material science applications.

Relying on Sony’s EXview HAD II technology, this camera offers extremely high dynamic range, 4.54 x 4.54 µm pixels and very low noise. The AU-280C-CCD delivers oustanding image quality and value for challenging low light applications such as fluorescence and NIR imaging.

The AU-280C-CCD uses the latest USB 3.0 technology at 5Gbits/sec to deliver the fastest image transfer — even at its highest resolution. Image captures can be synchronized using eith a hardware or software trigger. 128MB of onboard memory for frame buffering ensures dependable and reliable image delivery at full frame rate and highest resolution even in the most demanding systems. USB 3.0 is the ideal choice for microscopy as it is readily available on today’s computer while plug-and-play connectivity makes for easy installation.

INFINITY CAPTURE, an intuitive image capture program, and INFINITY ANALYZE, a full image analysis software package offering camera control, measurement, annotation, tiling, and post capture enhancement, are included.

We understand your imaging needs and are here to help you get the most out of your camera.

Performance Features

  • Industry leading Sony EXview HAD II sensor technology
  • Color or monochrome ICX674 CCD sensor with 2/3″ optical format providing a resolution of 1936 x 1456 using 4.54 x 4.54 µm pixels
  • Fastest frame rate possible for the ICX674 sensor. Up to 53 fps at full resolution, 66 fps (1920 x 1088), 109 fps at VGA (640 x 480)
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface for fastest image delivery and simplified connectivity. USB 2.0 supported.
  • GPI/O for control of peripherals and synchronization
  • Region of Interest (ROI) option to provide higher frame rates
  • Selectable 8 or 14-bit pixel data
  • Selectable tap readout, matching sensor performance to your application
  • Multiple frame rates supported, each optimized for lowest noise performance
  • Software compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, (32 and 64-bit operating systems), Mac OS X 10.7 or higher available soon
  • Includes TWAIN and Direct X/Direct Show support


Camera Sensor
Image Sensor Sony ICX674 CCD color or monochrome, 2/3″ optical format
Effective Pixels 1936 x 1456, 4.54 μm square pixels
Frame Rate 53 fps at 1936 x 1456, 66 fps (1920 x 1088), 109 fps (640 x 480)
Dynamic Range 68.8 dB (color), 65.3 dB (monochrome)
Digital Output 8 and 14-bit
Read Noise 6.2 e- (4 taps, 16 tps, 25° ambient, 41° internal)
Dark Current Noise <1 e-/s (at 22°C ambient, 41°C internal)
Camera Controls
Mass 340g
Power Requirement External 5VDC, 1.2 A (included)
Power Consumption 6W max in full frame rate mode
Operating Temperature 0° C to +50° C
Operating Humidity 5%-95%, Non-condensing
Integration Time 1/1000 to 16 sec.
Shutter Global Shutter
ROI User Selectable
Auto Exposure Automatic / Manual
White Balance Automatic / Manual
Gain Automatic / Manual, 0.8 to 50x (color), 0.8 t0 33x (monochrome)
Interface Connector USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 support for lower frame rates)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.75 x 3.85 x 1.56 inches
Lens Mount C-Mount lens adapter
Binning Options 2×2, 4×4, 8×8 (3×3 monochrome only)

Minimum PC Specs:

  • 1.3 GHz Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 60 MB hard drive free space
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 3)

Product Includes:

  • AU-280-CCD INFINITY digital camera for USB 3.0
  • DVD with INFINITY user application software
  • TWAIN driver
  • Documentation
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Power supply