The introduction of scientific CMOS, or sCMOS, sensors has opened new possibilities for researchers to get better and more quantifiable image data out of biological samples. Now biological labs can get better and more quantifiable image data from microscopes with sCMOS sensor-based devices.
Microscope manufacturers have increased their field of vision on the cameras connected to their microscopes to offer more information to their users. However, are larger image sensors a perfect fit for large field-of-view (FOV) microscope applications? This article explores the answer to this question and delves into the relationship between resolution, magnification, spectral range, and pixel size of image sensors.
The evaluation and testing of new imaging technologies for high-throughput imaging equipment and systems is a critical — and, at times, aggravating or confusing — process. This article will help readers to identify their needs and their options when implementing a new camera into a high-content imaging system.
The reduction of temperature through the “cooling” of image sensor components or electronic circuits can improve image quality and performance. This article examines the underlying effects of cooling in cameras and their sensitivities.
A common myth is that larger pixel size image sensors are always more sensitive than smaller pixel size image sensors. To explain that this isn’t always the case, this paper will look at the effect that the pixel size has on image quality, especially for the overall sensitivity, which is determined by the quantum efficiency.