In this article, you’ll learn more about the importance of selecting the right camera solutions for your applications and get insights into the 10 stand-out features that make See3CAM_50CUG the perfect life science camera.
Impact of camera solutions on the life science industry
Selecting the right embedded vision solution can be a moment of truth for life science applications as it enables real-time processing and analysis of image data. This reduces the need for data transfer to external devices, provides faster and more efficient data processing, and more. So, it can be very useful in applications such as live cell imaging, where real-time analysis of large amounts of data is necessary. The right camera solution also allows for customization and optimization of algorithms for specific applications, providing more flexibility in data analysis and enabling more accurate interpretation of biological processes.
What’s so different about e-con Systems’ See3CAM_50CUG?
See3CAM_50CUG, the latest release by e-con Systems, has already generated a lot of excitement among our customers and across many industries – especially for life science applications. This 5MP high sensitivity fixed focus camera is based on the Sony® Pregius IMX264 CMOS sensor – backed by back-illuminated pixel technology, a large pixel size of 3.45µm for superior sensitivity, and global shutter readout for distortion-free capture of fast-moving targets.
It also helps avoid motion blur – with IR sensitivity to ensure exceptional image quality in Near Infrared (NIR) regions. See3CAM_50CUG is a Plug-and-Play camera (UVC compliant) for Windows and Linux.
10 features that make See3CAM_50CUG the ultimate life science camera solution
See3CAM_50CUG is an ideal choice for the life science industry because of cutting-edge camera features, such as:
- High-Quality Imaging
For starters, See3CAM_50CUG is capable of capturing high-quality images with a resolution of up to 5 MP. It has a high signal-to-noise ratio, which ensures that the images are clear and sharp.
- Low-Light Performance
See3CAM_50CUG has excellent low-light performance, making it ideal for imaging in low-light conditions. This is particularly useful for life science applications where the samples may need to be imaged in low-light environments.
- High Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
See3CAM_50CUG has a high SNR value to capture strong signals with low noise levels. What does this mean? Well, it significantly increases imaging accuracy and reliability. As high SNR cameras can detect and capture faint signals, particularly in low-light environments, See3CAM_50CUG ensures you c can capture accurate data – leading to precise analysis and a better understanding of biological samples.
- High Dynamic Range
See3CAM_50CUG’s HDR ensures you can capture images with different brightness levels – darkest or brightest regions. Moreover, you can do so without losing any of the imaging detail. How does this help? It can be very important for life science applications that monitor complex samples so that inaccuracies do not corrupt the data.
- High Frame Rate
See3CAM_50CUG’s high frame rate feature enables real-time capture of images while minimizing motion blur, which tends to occur when imaging fast-moving objects or events. So it becomes much easier to observe and analyze biological processes with greater accuracy. See3CAM_50CUG also ensures that you get detailed and accurate data for analysis – improving your application’s understanding of biological systems.
- High Quantum Efficiency
See3CAM_50CUG is a high quantum efficiency camera – meaning that they detect a higher percentage of photons and convert them into electrons. As a result, it makes sure that images have less noise and higher resolution. In life science applications, where low light levels are often encountered, high QE cameras can produce clearer images while reducing the need for high-powered illumination that can damage samples.
High QE (Quantum Efficiency) cameras are crucial for medical/life science devices for many reasons, such as improved sensitivity and better light detection. Discover why QE cameras are so important and the need for monochrome cameras in fluorescence applications. Read more: https://www.e-consystems.com/blog/camera/technology/what-is-the-role-of-high-qe-cameras-in-medical-and-life-science-applications/
- Global Shutter Efficiency
See3CAM_50CUG is a global shutter camera that captures images of moving objects with less motion blur. For life science applications, such as live cell imaging or microfluidics, where cells or samples are in motion, this camera can produce images with high temporal resolution.
- Trigger Feature
See3CAM_50CUG’s trigger feature is crucial in life science devices as this enables precise timing of image capture. For example, the image may have to be captured at a precise moment, such as when a cell is undergoing a specific process. So, this camera’s trigger feature allows you to capture these events accurately by synchronizing image capture with an external trigger.
- Multi-Frame Set Output Mode
See3CAM_50CUG’s multi-frame set output mode is essential in life science devices due to its increased dynamic range, improved SNR, and enhanced resolution. It can capture a sequence of frames with varying exposure times and combine them to create a single image with a wider dynamic range than would be possible with a single exposure.
- Flexible Lens Mounting
The camera has a compact form factor and a flexible lens mounting mechanism, which makes it easy to integrate into life science equipment. It has a C-mount lens holder, which means that you can choose and use the lens according to your specific requirements.
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Balaji is a camera expert with 18+ years of experience in embedded product design, camera solutions, and product development. In e-con Systems, he has built numerous camera solutions in the field of ophthalmology, laboratory equipment, dentistry, assistive technology, dermatology, and more. He has played an integral part in helping many customers build their products by integrating the right vision technology into them.