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Andor Sona sCMOS 4.2B-6

Sona is Andor’s latest high performance sCMOS camera platform, specifically for life science imaging applications. The NEW Sona 4.2B-6 model provides the perfect balance of sensitivity, speed and resolution for optimal imaging performance across many applications

  • 95% QE & lowest noise – Prolonged live cell observations / measure accurate physiology
  • 4.2 Megapixel & 32 mm F-mount (Sona 4.2B-11) – Maximum field of view and sensitivity, capture maximum field of cells and large tissue samples. Easily adaptable to 60x and 40x objectives. Combine with Magnifying Coupler Unit (MCU) – preserve optical clarity over a range of sample types.
  • 2.0 Megapixel and 22 mm C-mount (Sona 2.0B-11) – Ideal for modern microscopes that have C-mount ports up to 22 mm
  • NEW 4.2 Megapixel C-mount (Sona 4.2B-6) – Ideal for applications that will benefit from the smaller 6.5 µm pixel size. Perfectly suited to 40x and 60x magnifications with a combination of sensitivity, speed and resolution. Low noise mode uses correlated multi-sampling to achieve a flat and clean image without affecting frame rate.
  • Vacuum Cooled to -45 °C – The weakest signals require the lowest noise floor: Don’t be limited by camera thermal noise!
  • The ONLY vacuum back-illuminated sCMOS – Andor’s proprietary UltraVac™ technology protects the sensor from (a) QE degradation, and (b) moisture condensation.
  • Anti-Glow Technology – Allows access to full 4.2 Megapixel array with long exposures – maximize field of view and sensitivity advantages.
  • High speed imaging – Image highly dynamic samples without signal smear – e.g. cell motility, membrane dynamics, ion flux, blood flow (Sona 4.2B-11: 48 fps and Sona 4.2B-6: 74 fps).
  • Extended Dynamic Range mode – ‘One snap quantification’ across the widest possible signal range (Sona 4.2B-11: 53,000:1, Sona 4.2B-6: 35,000:1) – measure challenging samples such as neurons with ease.
  • > 99.7% linearity – Market leading quantitative accuracy over the whole signal range – confidence of measurement in any application where signal intensity indicates local concentration.
  • User configurable ROI – Adapt to a range of microscope port sizes. Push frame rates and save data storage space.
  • Fan and Water cooling as standard – Water cooling for maximum sensitivity and highly vibration sensitive set-ups, e.g. super-resolution and electrophysiology
  • High Speed Interfaces – All Sona models have USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) for a convenient high speed interface. Sona 4.2B-6 can use coaXPress for the fastest possible data transfer rates.