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QImaging RETIGA ELECTRO™ 1.4 Megapixel CCD USB 3.0 Cooled Camera Designed for Electrophysiology

1.4 Megapixel CCD USB 3.0 Cooled Camera Designed for Electrophysiology

The Retiga ELECTRO is a cooled 1.4MP camera that was specifically designed for the unique challenges of electrophysiology. The camera’s zero vibration and advanced technical features enable the electrophysiologist careful electrode placement, without exogenous noise that pollute recordings.

Inside the ELECTRO, Intelligent Quantification™ – on camera intelligence features, correct defective pixels. Fast 50 MHz pixel digitization increases camera frame rate to give you the speed you need to adhere electrodes to the right neuron.

A great camera deserves great software for acquisition. Ocular™ is QImaging’s all new imaging platform that’s included in every camera purchase and ready to become your go-to capture program.

Product Features:

  • 75% peak QE combined with low noise electronics reveals the weak signals missed by industrial cameras
  • Regulated sensor cooling delivers high quality images for precise electrode placement
  • 50MHz two port readout delivers a high frame rate needed for electrophysiology
  • Fanless regulated cooling provides 100% vibration-free imaging
  • Integrated grounding connection for electrical isolation
  • Intelligent Quantification provides advanced real-time FPGA algorithms to deliver better image quality
  • Defective Pixel Correction (DPC) corrects hot pixels for high quality images


  • Electrophysiology
  • Fluorescence imaging
Sensor Specification
Image SensorSony® ICX-825 Scientific interline CCD (monochrome)
C-mount Adapter1x
Pixel Size6.45 μm x 6.45 μm
Resolution1360 x 1024 pixels
Sensor Dimensions8.8mm x 6.6mm (11mm diagonal)
Peak Quantum Efficiency75% at 600nm
Full Well Capacity>14,000e¯ single pixel
Camera Specification
Frame Rate22 fps (full resolution)
31 fps (binned 2x2)
Bit Depth14-bit with 50MHz readout
Digitization RateUSB 3.0: 50MHz high frame rate
Supported Binning Modes1X1, 2x2, 4x4, 6X6, 8x8, 12X12, 16X16
Read Noise<7e¯ RMS with 50MHz readout
Exposure Time Range25µs to 5 sec
Dark Current Rate (typical)0.036 e/p/s at +15°C regulated
Sensor Cooling0°C stabilized at 22°C ambient
Intelligent QuantificationDPC – Defective Pixel Correction
Mechanical Specifications
Mounting Hole Thread Size¼” – 20 thread, 4 sides
Dimensions98.4mm x 76mm x 76mm (L x W x H)
Power Requirements7.5V DC, 2.5A
Weight1.55lb, 0.72kg
Camera Software
Operating SystemsWindows® 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Data InterfaceUSB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible at reduced fps)
Triggering I/O SignalsTigger In, Expose Out, End-of-Frame, Shutter Out
Supported Triggering ModeTrigger First, Strobe, Bulb