Thorlabs' Microscopy Cameras are available in CMOS and sCMOS sensor types, allowing the user to balance important characteristics such as read noise, pixel size, and max frame rate when choosing a camera. Our microscopy cameras are specifically designed for demanding applications including fluorescence microscopy, materials inspection, and brightfield microscopy. Please refer to the Microscopy Camera Selection Guide below to find a camera best suited for your application.
Our microscopy camera lineup includes the Zelux™, Kiralux®, and Quantalux® families. The Zelux CMOS cameras have small footprints for general-purpose imaging applications. Kiralux cameras have CMOS sensors with high quantum efficiency and are offered in monochrome, color, NIR-enhanced, and polarization-sensitive versions. Our polarization-sensitive CMOS camera is ideal for materials inspection, flaw detection, and other advanced techniques using polarization. The Quantalux monochrome sCMOS cameras are fast frame rate imagers that combine high dynamic range with extremely low read noise for low-light applications. They are available in either a passively cooled compact housing or a hermetically sealed TE-cooled housing.
Our microscopy cameras include an intuitive software package, an API and an SDK for developers, and third-party software support provide options for custom system control and image acquisition.