Kikker CellCam

CellCam Kikker sCMOS Camera

• Mono camera
• Pixel Size 4.63µm
• Sensor size – 13mm x 19mm

Product Description

A sensitive microscopy camera with a large field of view, ideal for brightfield, phase contrast and live cell fluorescence imaging across a range of magnifications.

The Kikker provides excellent image quality with a large field of view at an affordable price. The camera is thermoelectrically cooled giving low dark current and has ≈85% Quantum Efficiency and 12-bit digitisation which can be optimised for low light and/or high dynamic range. This is a go-to camera for versatile imaging from 1X to 100X and even includes an auxiliary high-resolution mode for diffraction limited imaging with lower magnification objectives, or 4/3 inch format macro cameras lenses. The affordable price and hardware and software triggered acquisition modes make it especially suitable for multi-camera configurations.

MultiCam with 4 x CellCam cameras

MultiCam with 4 x CellCam cameras



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Additional information

Additional Information

• AR-coated clear optical window 350-1050nm
• Physical dimensions – 40mm x 40mm x 100mm with 1/4-20 UNC mounting hole in each face
• Mounting thread – C Mount (1” 32TPI) or T2 Mount (M42x0.75mm), both with 17.5mm flange distance
• Connections – 12V 2.5A din connector, Auxiliary connector, USB 3.0 type B
• Software support – MicroManager 2.0 and Nightly Builds ( ), Windows & Linux SDK, additional software support in development


• Widefield fluorescence imaging
• High resolution phase contrast, brightfield, and DIC
• Spinning disk and other camera-based confocal techniques
• FLIM (coupled with high-speed image intensifier)
• Super resolution microscopy
• Calcium imaging
• LightSheet microscopy
• Optical projection tomography
• HILO sectioning


• Trigger cable and breakout box for external triggering and light source modulation
• External trigger input
• Expose all rows output to control light source to simulate a virtual global trigger
• 2 additional programmable outputs
• Choice of 4/3 macro lenses
• Range of microscope adapters including filter wheels, as required

Sensor details

Interface USB 3.0
Sensor type Mono, Back-side Illuminated CMOS
Quantum Efficiency (@ 530nm) ≈85%
Read Noise <1.5e- (in high sensitivity mode)
Sensor size 11.6 MPixel –  13 x 19mm (23.2mm diagonal)
Pixel size 4.63 μm (2.315 μm in high resolution mode) *
Modes 8-bit and 12-bit (high & low conversion gain) **
Cooling Thermoelectric to 30°C below ambient
Frame rates (full sensor) 35FPS @ 8-bit (17FPS @ 12-bit)

* the sensor is set up for the default acquisition mode to be a sensor-locked hardware 2×2 bin giving 11.7 MPixel, but this can be unlocked in software to give 46.8MPixels.
** Typical settings from 0.4 to 4 e- per ADU to suit light levels and dynamic range requirements