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Andor Sona Back-illuminated sCMOS Camera

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Andor Sona Back-illuminated sCMOS Camera

Andor Sona Back-illuminated sCMOS Camera

Andor's fast and sensitive sCMOS cameras


Andor Technology has released their new, ultrasensitive Sona back-illuminated camera for fluorescence microscopy. Featuring 95% Quantum Efficiency and vacuum cooling down to -45 °C, Sona provides the ultimate in sCMOS sensitivity, thus preserving living cells during extended measurement periods. Sona also allows capture of extremely large fields of cells or whole embryos with exceptional clarity.


  • 95% QE & -45°C cooling - most sensitive back-illuminated sCMOS available
  • 4.2 Megapixel (Sona 4.2B) - capture huge fields of cells and whole embryos
  • 70fps full frame - follow dynamic processes without smear
  • >99.7% linearity - superb quantitative accuracy across full dynamic range
  • Vacuum longevity & quality - no moisture on sensor; no QE decay

Sona is ideal for quantitative measurement. Linearity of > 99.7% ensures reliable measurement in applications such as FRET, ion signalling and gene expression analysis. The Sona platform also has exceptionally low fan vibration, meaning measurement precision will not be compromised in vibration sensitive set-ups such as super-resolution and electrophysiology.

Sona is available in two formats, each with 11µm pixel size. The 4.2 Megapixel Sona 4.2B-11, provides access to the entire 2048 x 2048 array, offering an impressive 32mm sensor diagonal, harnessing the entire field of view available from the microscope. This highly flexible model is readily adaptable to a range of objective lens magnifications, from 100x down to 40x. The Sona 2.0B-11 model features a 2 Megapixel array that is ideally sized to maximize the field of view available through modern 22mm C-mount microscope ports. Pre-configured and easily accessible ROIs directly match to various smaller microscope port sizes, making the Sona 2.0B-11 usable across multiple set-ups, fundamentally simplifying the process of selecting the right camera for your laboratory.

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