The pco.panda 26 sCMOS camera represents a unique value proposition with a large pixel count (26Mpix). It is offered in a choice of monochrome or color imagers and is well suited for a multitude of microscopy applications. These cameras are ideal for applications such as high-content screening, digital pathology. Its small 2.5 µm x 2.5µm pixels are well-matched to the optical resolution of microscopes, even when imaging large fields-of-view under low magnification. For a more detailed explanation of the effectiveness of small pixels in low-magnification microscopy, check out this topic in our knowledge base.
The pco.panda 26’s true charge domain global shutter enables the imaging of moving objects without the imaging artifacts associated with rolling shutter. Combined with a remarkably low readout noise and low dark current, this makes the pco.panda 26 a truly versatile camera for many applications.
The outstanding global shutter capabilities of the pco.panda 26 sCMOS sensor make it a perfect candidate for effective double imaging – a prerequisite to perform all types of Particle Image Velocimetry measurements in flow analysis. In PIV, light scattering particles are added to the flow under test. A laser beam is formed into a light sheet, illuminating the scattering particles twice with a short pulse at a time interval Δt. The lower limit for this time interval is defined by the double shutter interframing time of the camera. The scattered light is recorded onto two consecutive frames of a high resolution digital camera.
The shorter the double shutter interframing time, the higher the flow speeds which can be analyzed. The pco.panda 26 DS camera can acquire double shutter images with an interframing time of only 1 µs.
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