Scientific Cameras

Thorlabs’ Scientific-Grade Cameras are specifically designed for microscopy and other demanding applications. The Quantalux™ sCMOS camera is a low noise, high quantum efficieny, and fast frame rate imager in a compact package. Our monochrome and color scientific CCD cameras are based on high quantum efficiency, low-noise CCD imagers, which makes them ideal for multispectral imaging, fluorescence microscopy, and other imaging techniques.

The features and options in our cameras have been chosen and optimized to benefit your research. For example, cooled CCD cameras are available for low-light, long exposure applications. Choose from three industry-standard interfaces designed to ease integration of multiple cameras or to maximize data transfer rates. An intuitive software package, API and SDK for developers, and third-party software support provide options for custom system control and image acquisition.


High sensitivity, 95% quantum efficient sCMOS camera with an incredibly high 400 fps full-frame speed and a massive 29.4 mm diagonal field of view.


The ideal solution for high content imaging when resolution is of the greatest importance. The tiny, 4.25 µm pixels allow for the highest resolution while still delivering a large, 25 mm diagonal field of view.

Prime BSI express

High sensitivity, 95% quantum efficient, monochrome sCMOS camera with 4.2 million pixels and 1.0e read noise.

The highly sensitive, back-illuminated Prime BSI is particularly suitable for the lowest light high content imaging applications


The thermoelectrically cooled ProEM-HS family of cameras incorporates back-illuminated electron- multiplying CCDs (EMCCDs) with proprietary eXcelon3 technology. These state-of-the-art EMCCD cameras enable a wide variety of low-light-level imaging and spectroscopy applications for scientific research and industrial R&D.

ProEM EMCCD camera systems include the following key features:

  • Patented eXcelon3 technology for highest UV-to-NIR sensitivity
  • Unique vacuum technology backed by a lifetime guarantee
  • Spectra-kinetics mode and ultra-high-speed readout mode
  • EM gain calibration via OptiCAL with built-in light source
  • Simple, high speed GigE interface
  • Powerful 64-bit LightField software
The embodiment of Princeton Instruments’ 30+ years of low-noise, high-performance scientific camera design expertise, ProEM-HS imaging and spectroscopy systems are utilized to perform revolutionary research in leading labs around the world.

These cameras provide all of the essentials for tackling demanding low-light-level applications such as hyperspectral Raman imaging and single-molecule fluorescence, in which EM gain provides single-photon sensitivity. The ProEM-HS camera series supports high-resolution, back-illuminated EMCCDs with exclusive eXcelon3 sensor technology that reduces troublesome etaloning while increasing sensitivity in the UV and NIR. Sustained spectral rates of up to 20 kHz are achievable

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