Scientific Camera

Andor camera

We provide Andor— the world’s most advanced and versatile EMCCD, CCD and ICCD detectors, as well as our most recent technological advancement, Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology.


Unlike any CCD or CMOS camera to come before, Andor’s multi-megapixel sCMOS cameras are unique in their ability to combine ultra-low noise, extremely rapid frame rates, wide dynamic range, large field of view and high-resolution. The Andor sCMOS portfolio ensures a viable technical and commercial solution to an extremely broad range of research and OEM application and design requirements.

Features Benefits
NEW QE up to > 80% (Zyla 4.2 PLUS) Highest available photon capture efficiency across visible/NIR, optimized for all common fluorophores.
NEW Market Leading USB 3.0 Speed Superb USB 3.0 data transfer efficiency and Zyla’s unique 12-bit high speed mode deliver up to 53 fps full resolution, 77% faster than competing sCMOS. Follow dynamic processes with improved temporal resolution.
Rolling and Global (Snapshot) shutter Maximum exposure and readout flexibility across all applications. Snapshot for ‘interline CCD mode’ freeze frame capture of fast moving/changing events. Sub-microsecond inter-frame gap, ideal for PIV
Down to sub-electron read noise Offers lower detection limit than any CCD.
100 fps (Camera Link) Zyla offers ’10-tap’ Camera Link for maximum sustained frame rates. Burst to 4GB on-head memory on Neo.
Multi-megapixel sensor formats and 6.5 μm pixels Delivers extremely sharp resolution over a large field of view, up to 22mm diagonal; ideal for cell microscopy, astronomy and high throughput ‘area scanning’ applications.
Dual-Gain Amplifiers Maximum well depth and lowest noise simultaneously, affording extended dynamic range of up to 33,000:1.
12-bit and 16-bit modes 12-bit for smaller file size and absolute fastest frame rates through USB 3.0; 16-bit for full dynamic range.
NEW Better than 99.8% linearity Unparalleled quantitative accuracy of measurement across the full dynamic range (> 99.9% for low light range)
TE cooled Neo offers vacuum cooling to -40 °C for lowest possible darkcurrent. Zyla offers 0 °C cooling in up to 35 °C ambient, with only 0.10 e/pix/sec darkcurrent.
Hardware Timestamp FPGA generated timestamp with 25ns accuracy.
Dynamic Baseline Clamp Essential to ensure quantitative accuracy across the image area and between successive images of a kinetic series.
Spurious Noise Filter Real time FPGA filter that identifies and compensates for spurious high noise pixels.
GPU Express Simplify and optimize data transfers from camera to Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) card to facilitate accelerated GPU processing as part of the acquisition pipeline.
Comprehensive trigger modes and I/O Communication and synchronization within intricate experimental set-ups.


Model Active Pixels Cooling Frame Rate
Neo 5.5 sCMOS 2560 x 2160 -40 30
Zyla 5.5 sCMOS 2560 x 2160 0 100 (40 USB 3.0)
Zyla 4.2 PLUS sCMOS 2048 x 2048 0 100 (53 USB 3.0)