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Product ID: BM-1684

Hamamatsu ORCA-C4742-96-12G04 ORCA-285 Firewire Monochrome Microscope Camera

Hamamatsu ORCA-C4742-96-12G04 ORCA-285 Firewire Monochrome Microscope Camera


  • Hermetic Vacuum Sealed Head
  • High Resolution of 1.37 Million Pixels
  • Exposure Time up to 10 Seconds
  • Progressive Scan Interline CCD Chip with No Mechanical Shutter
  • Binning Function

The ORCA-ER is a B/W CCD digital camera using an advanced progressive scan interline CCD chip with high sensitivity in VIS-NIR region offering substantially better noise characteristics at high frame rates. The Peltier cooled hermetic vacuum-sealed head can be cooled to -20°C, reducing dark noise and minimizing thermal drift which makes this camera an ideal choice for demanding scientific and industrial applications.

RS422A digital output ensures compatibility with a large number of commercially available frame grabber boards. In addition, a standard C-mount lens coupling makes it easy to connect to optical microscopes and lenses. Fast electronic shuttering, fast readout and low noise integration all combine to make this camera a great choice for both high and low level imaging applications.


  • Imaging device: Progressive scan interline CCD with micro-lens
  • Effective no. of pixels: 1344 (H)*1024 (V)
  • Cell size: 6.45 µm x 6.45 µm (square format)
  • Effective area: 58 mm x 6.86 mm (2/3-inch format)
  • Pixel clock rate: 14.75 MHz/pixel
  • Frame rate: 8.8 frame/sec
  • 2 x 2 binning: 16 frame/sec
  • 4 x 4 binning: 27 frame/sec
  • 8 x 8 binning: 41 frame/sec
  • Readout noise (r.m.s.): 8 electrons
  • Full well capacity: 18,000 electrons
  • Dynamic range: 2250:1
  • Cooling method: Forced air peltier cooling, with hermetic vacuum sealing
  • Cooling temperature: -30°C at 20°C ambient temperature
  • Dark current: .03 electron/pixel/sec
  • A/D converter: 12 bit
  • Exposure Time: 10µsec to 4200sec
  • Sub array: Yes
  • Contrast enhancement: Analog gain (10 times max.) and offset functions.
  • External trigger: Yes
  • Lens Mount: C-mount
  • Interface: IEEE1394-1995
  • External Control: 1394-Based Digital Camera Specification Ver. 1.30
  • Line Voltage: 100V/117V/220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: Approx. 90 VA
  • Ambient storage temperature: -10 to +50°C
  • Ambient operating temperature: 0 to +40°C
  • Ambient operating/storage humidity: 70% max. (no condensation)

Additional Details

  • Manufacturer: Hamamatsu
  • Model Name: ORCA-C4742-96-12G04 ORCA-285 Firewire Monochrome
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  • Product ID: BM-1684
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