Neo and Zyla sCMOS Cameras

Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) is a breakthrough technology that offers an advanced set of performance features that render it ideal to high fidelity, quantitative scientific measurement. The 5.5 megapixel sensor offers a large field of view and high resolution, without compromising read noise, dynamic range or frame rate. Rolling and Global (Snapshot) shutter readout ensure maximum application flexibility.

Model Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size Frame Rate Read Noise
2560 x 2160
6.5 x 6.5
Zyla sCMOS
2560 x 2160
6.5 x 6.5


Neo and Zyla sCMOS

Imaging without compromise

Unlike any CCD or CMOS camera to come before, Andor’s 5.5 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 all research and OEM application and design requiremnents.


Features Benefits
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.
Down to 1 e read noise Offers lower detection limit than any CCD.
100 fps Zyla offers ’10-tap’ Camera Link for maximum sustained frame rates. Burst to 4GB on-head memory on Neo.
5.5 megapixel sensor format and 6.5 μm pixels Delivers extremely sharp resolution over a 22 mm diagonal field of view; ideal for cell microscopy and astronomy.
Dual-Gain Amplifiers Maximum well depth and lowest noise simultaneously, affording extended dynamic range of up to 30,000:1.
TE cooled Neo offers vacuum cooling to -40 0C for lowest possible noise. Zyla offers 0 °C cooling in up to 35 °C ambient.
Extensive FPGA on-head data processing Essential to ensure best image quality and quantitative fidelity from sCMOS technology.
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.
Data flow monitor Data flow monitor.
iCam Market leading exposure switching with minimal overheads.
Comprehensive trigger modes and I/O Communication and synchronization within intricate experimental set-ups.
Cameralink Cameralink interface permits high bandwidth data spooling to PC, allowing fast continuous kinetic series.

Specification Sheet

Specification Sheets
Neo sCMOS Zyla sCMOS




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