Hamamatsu Orca II ER B/W Low Light Camera

The ORCAII-ER camera features the unique ER-150 CCD chip packaged in a proprietary permanently sealed vacuum chamber evacuated to 10 -7 Torr. This CCD offers very high quantum efficiency over the spectrum from 350 nm to 850 nm and very low noise. With selectable full well capacity, low read noise, cooling to 60C to virtually eliminate dark current, this camera will produce rapid exposures and high dynamic range images. Dual mode digitization offers a software selectable choice of speed or very low noise readout methods with 12 and 14 bit precision. Special analog contrast enhancement circuits increase versatility for even the most difficult imaging conditions.


bulletProgressive scan interline readout with no mechanical shutter
bulletHigh resolution format (1344 1024 pixels)
bulletSoftware selectable quantum efficiency (High or Low light mode)
bulletBroad spectral range (300 nm to 950 nm)
bulletSoftware selectable full well capacity (18,500 or 40,500* electrons typ.)
bulletLow readout noise design (3 to 5 electrons (typ.) at 14 bit.)
bulletSoftware selectable dual digitizers (12 and 14 bit)
bulletAnalog contrast enhancement
*2 x 2 binning mode offers 40,500 electron full well capacity

Spectral Response


bulletRoutine Fluorescence Microscopy
bulletGreen Fluorescent Protein applications
bulletDNA and Ploidy analysis
bulletRed and Near Infrared Fluorescent
bulletFluorescence In Situ Hybirdization studies
bulletMotility and Motion analysis
bulletCombined DIC/Phase and Fluorescence
bulletHistology, Pathology and Cytology
bulletMetallurgical Microscopy
bulletFailure analysis
bulletSemiconductor inspection



Micron Optics, 240 Cedar Knolls Road , Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


973-267-5799 phone

973-267-6598 fax


*GIF animation at top is a conoscopic image of quartz captured through an E600pol microscope using the Nikon DXM-1200 digital camera.  Courtesy of Daniel Sparling, former employee and now clergyman in training