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QImaging RETIGA LUMO™ 6 Megapixel CCD USB 3.0 Cooled Camera Designed for Bioluminescence

6 Megapixel CCD USB 3.0 Cooled Camera Designed for Bioluminescence

Scientific cameras are the cornerstone of the highest performing imaging instruments in a lab. Through careful selection of image sensors and components, the LUMO will redefine your expectations for bioluminescence imaging, as well as more routine fluorescence applications.

The Retiga LUMO is packed with advanced technical features that enable detection and quantification of ultra-low light luminescence signals. This is accomplished by coupling deep cooling with FPGA-based intelligent features that correct defective pixels and remove accumulated dark current. The result is a camera that outperforms bioluminescence cameras more than twice the price.

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
  • Ultra-low noise readout mode enables exposure times of up to 60 minutes.
  • Deep sensor cooling and Dynamic Dark Frame Correction (DDFC) deliver amazing data over those long exposures.
  • 50MHz two port readout delivers frame rate for finding, focusing and imaging samples
  • Reduce photobleaching and phototoxicity on samples.
  • Intelligent Quantification provides advanced real-time FPGA algorithms to deliver better image quality
  • Defective Pixel Correction (DPC) and Dynamic Dark Frame Correction (DDFC) correct hot pixels and remove background for high quality images over difficult long exposures.


  • Bioluminescence Imaging
  • Routine Fluorescence Imaging
Sensor Specification
Image SensorSony® ICX-695 Scientific interline CCD (monochrome or colour)
C-mount Adapter1x
Pixel Size4.54 μm x 4.54 μm
Resolution2688 x 2200 pixels
Sensor Dimensions12.5mm x 10mm (16mm diagonal)
Peak Quantum Efficiency75% at 600nm
Full Well Capacity>16,000e¯ single pixel (>22,000e¯ with on-chip binning)
Camera Specification
Frame Rate7.1 fps (full resolution)
12.8 fps (binned 2x2)
Bit Depth16-bit with 650MHz readout; 14-bit with 50MHz readout
Digitization RateUSB 3.0: 50MHz high frame rate
Supported Binning Modes1X1, 2x2, 4x4, 6X6, 8x8, 12X12, 16X16
Read Noise<5e¯ RMS with 650MHz readout
Exposure Time Range25µs to 60 min
Dark Current Rate (typical)0.0004 e/p/s at -20°C regulated
0.0001 e/p/s at -20°C regulated with DPC and DDFC on
Sensor Cooling-20°C stabilized at 22°C ambient
Intelligent QuantificationDPC – Defective Pixel Correction
DDFC – Dynamic Dark Frame 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