QSI Announces New 600 Series and RS Series Cameras with Sony Sensors up to 9.2mp

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Quantum Scientific Imaging, Inc. today announced the availability of new models with Sony EXview HAD CCD II image sensors to their award-winning QSI 600 Series and RS Series deep cooled CCD cameras.

New QSI 600 Series Models for astronomy and low light applications

  • QSI 628 with 2.8mp Sony ICX674 CCD image sensor

New QSI RS Series Models for life science and research applications

Sony EXview HAD CCD II sensors are recognized for their extraordinarily low dark current and high sensitivity.  With quantum efficiency above 70%, read noise of 5e- RMS, and dark current accumulation of 0.002e- per pixel per second, these new Sony EXview HAD CCD II sensors offer groundbreaking performance for a wide variety of astronomical, life science and scientific imaging applications.

The QSI 690, 660 and 628 cameras offer dual read rates up to 8 MHz with high-speed USB 2.0 and full 16-bit pixel depth allowing them to produce high quality images with high frame rates, extremely wide dynamic range, excellent linearity and exceptionally low noise.

The QSI RS 9.2, RS 6.1, and RS 2.8 have AR coated fused silica windows for maximum transmission of light from 300 to 1100nm.  Electronic input and output triggers with latency as low as 5µsec allow precise exposure timing and triggering of external events such as strobes. RS 9.2, RS 6.1, RS 4.2, RS 2.8 and RS 2.0 models support Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) exposure mode for flow visualization with two exposures as close together as 100µsec.

Cooling on the new QSI camera models is achieved with a custom 2-stage thermoelectric cooler (TEC) providing regulated cooling to greater than 40C below ambient, or greater than 45C with the optional Liquid Heat Exchanger.

QSI cameras are renowned for providing exceptionally low noise and wide dynamic range.  QSI cameras are relied upon today by leading commercial organizations, universities and government research labs around the world.  QSI’s proprietary ResearchSpec™ profiling includes Photon Transfer Curve (PTC) and FFT analysis of every camera to ensure the highest possible image quality, performance and reliability.  All QSI’s world-class scientific cameras are proudly designed and manufactured in the United States.

QSI 600 Series cameras can be easily attached to a wide variety of telescopes, microscopes and other instruments.  Even with the mechanical shutter and available internal 5 or 8-position color filter wheel, careful mechanical design and minimal back focus allows the use of DSLR lenses using the available Nikon F-mount and Canon EOS lens adapters.

The QSI 600 Series offers extensive software support including all major Windows and Apple Macintosh astronomy applications, plus open-source microscopy software Micro-Manger, LabVIEW™ and a MATLAB® Image Acquisition Toolbox Driver.  Windows COM and Linux application programming interfaces (API) are included with all QSI 600 and RS Series cameras enabling users to write custom camera control applications.

The superb imaging performance of QSI 600 Series cameras is wrapped in an attractive and compact design with outstanding power efficiency. The refined engineering and impressive fit, finish and attention to detail are designed to exceed the highest expectations.

Introductory prices for the new 600 Series models with Sony sensors begin as low as POA making them an exceptional value for a 16-bit, deep cooled scientific camera.  OEM configurations are available. Resellers inquiries are invited.