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Apogee - Alta F4000 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade S

Model#: F4000M-GS

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APOGEE Imaging Systems  - Alta F4000M -   Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade S

The F4000 represents the next step in the evolution of the Alta line of cameras with faster readout speeds. The Alta F4000M and F4000C have a 4-megapixel interline transfer sensor with high quantum efficiency and twice the dynamic range of similar Sony sensors. Low noise and small pixels are ideal for OEM applications, biological and physical sciences. The F4000M uses the monochrome Truesense Imaging KAI-4022M CCD; the color version uses the KAI-4022CM. All Alta systems are backed by a 2 year warranty on the camera and lifetime warranty on the CCD chamber integrity.


  • 1 to 8 MHz 16-Bit digitization
  • 32 MByte camera memory
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes
  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • Programmable cooling to 55°C below ambient
  • General purpose programmable I/O port
  • Adjustable fan speed for low/zero vibration
  • Programmable status indicators
  • AR coated silica windows
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Liquid cooling option
  • Precision locking filter wheels optional


About the Kodak KAI-04022 sensor:

As a 4 million pixel sensor, the Kodak KAI-04022 is perfectly suitable for scientific applications that require high resolution and high sensitivity. The size of each pixel is 7.4 micrometre squared. When adding the microlensing features, a dynamic range of 72 dB provides high sensitivity. Binning options permit a range of 16-50 fps, and anti-blooming structures on the sensor provide a blooming suppression of 30


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CCD Specifications
KAI-4022M or CM
Array Size (pixels) 2048 x 2048
Pixel Size 7.4 x 7.4 microns
Imaging Area 15.2 x 15.2mm (230mm2)
Imaging Diagonal 21.4mm
Linear Full Well (typical) 40K electrons
Dynamic Range 77dB
QE at 400nm 45% (F4000)
Peak QE (500nm) 55% (F4000)
Anti-blooming 300X
Camera System Performance
PC Interface USB 2.0
Max. Cable Length 5 meters between hubs, 5 hubs maximum (max. total of 30m); or up to 50m with icron 2.0 Ranger extender
Digital Resolution 16 bits to 8 MHz
System Noise (typical) 7 e- RMS at 1 MHz
Pixel Binning 1 x 1 to 8 x 2048 on chip
Exposure Time 1 millisecond to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)
Image Sequencing 1 to 65535 image sequences under software control
Frame Sizes Full frame, subframe, focus mode
Cooling (typical) Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling up to 55°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current (typical) 0.01 e-/pixel/sec (-30°C)
Temperature Stability +/- 0.1°C
Operating Environment -25° to 40°C. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.
Power 40W maximum power with shutter open and cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 12V input from user's source.
Remote Triggering LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger.
Camera Head Size Standard: D02. Low profile: D06. Aluminum, hard blue anodized. 6"x6"x 2.5" (15x15x6.35 cm) Weight: 3.1 lb. (1.4 kg).
Back Focal Distance Standard: 1.025" (2.60cm). Low profile: 0.460" (1.17cm). [optical]
Mounting 3.5" bolt circle. 2" 24 TPI thread. Optional Nikon F-mount or Canon FD or EF/EOS mount.
Shutter Standard: 43mm shutter. Low profile: no shutter.














Product Series

Alta cameras offer the best warranty in the business, and for good reason: Apogee's Alta Camera Series focuses on quality and reliability so you can focus on innovation and discovery. With a lifetime warranty against condensation in the inner chamber, and a two year parts and labor warranty, including the CCD, we have the best warranty in the industry. If you've got an out-of-box issue with one of our cameras, we're the only company that pays for shipping both ways. Why do we offer such an outstanding warranty? Because Alta cameras are rock solid from day one.

Front Illuminated Full Frame CCD 



Back Illuminated Full Frame CCD

Additional Information

Name Apogee - Alta F4000 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade S
Manufacturer Apogee Imaging Systems
Model F4000M-GS