pco.edge 5.5
Groundbreaking sCMOS technology for outstanding image quality

The pco.edge 5.5 is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor providing crisp images and precise measurements. The pco.edge series can be optionally upgraded with a water cooling system.
The pco.edge 5.5 camera system is designed for users who require high resolution, high frame rates, best 16 bit dynamic range, good quantum efficiency, selectable shutter options or optionally a color sensor.

Camera Link HS guarantees uncompressed and secure data transfer. The latest standard of high-performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable.

For further information see product data sheet.

All products at a glance: the new sCMOS product overview.

  • thermal stabilization at 0°C / +5 °C / +7 °C
  • extreme low readout noise of 1.0 e- med
  • high resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixel
  • dynamic range of 30 000 : 1 (CLHS, USB) / 27 000 : 1 (CL)
  • quantum efficiency up to 60%
  • exposure times from 500 µs to 2s (RS)
  • maximum frame rate 100 fps
  • rolling shutter or global shutter / global reset functionality
  • lightsheet mode
  • Camera Link HS, Camera Link full or USB 3.0 interface
  • monochrome or color sensor
  • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm
  • optional: water cooling system

product data sheet contact

  • parameter unit setpoint pco.edge 5.5
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 2560 x 2160
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 6.5 x 6.5
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 590 nm typ. > 60
    dynamic range A/D bit 16
    readout noise e- med USB
    CL
    1.0
    1.1
    frame rate fps @ full frame (USB)
    @ full frame (CL)
    30
    100
    exposure time range s @ Rolling Shutter (CL)
    @ Global Shutter (CL)
    @ Global Reset (CL)
    @ Rolling Shutter (USB)
    @ Global Shutter (USB)
    @ Global Reset (USB)
    500 µs - 2 s
    10 µs - 100 ms
    10 µs - 2 s
    30 µs - 2 s
    20 µs - 100 ms
    30 µs - 2 s
    region of interest (ROI) selectable
    optical input Nikon F-mount,
    C-mount
    data interface Camera Link HS,
    Camera Link
    (full, 10tap)
    or USB 3.0
  • pco.edge 5.5 monochrome QE curve
  • pco.edge 5.5 color QE curve