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Apogee - Alta F8300 Front Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade S

Model#: F8300M-GS

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APOGEE Imaging Systems   - Alta F8300M -   Front Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade S

The F8300 represents the next step in the evolution of the Alta line of cameras with faster readout speeds. The Alta F8300M uses a medium format 8-megapixel Truesense Imaging sensor, ideal for applications requiring a large field of view with a smaller pixel.   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
  • RBI pre-flash available
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Liquid cooling option


9 positions for
50mm round filters

7 positions for
50mm square filters

10 positions for
50mm square filters



AI-FW50 Specifications
Max. filter thickness 7mm
Weight 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg) with filters
Thickness 1.1" (2.75 cm) with mounting plate
Camera mount method Adapter plate attached to any Ascent camera
Mechanical mount 3" 24 threads/inch
Power input 12V DC
Interface USB 2.0

FW50-7S Filter Wheel






                                                                                                               CCD Sensitivity



CCD Specifications
Kodak KAF-8300 or KAF-8300CE
Array Size (pixels) 3326 x 2504
Pixel Size 5.4 x 5.4 microns
Imaging Area 18 x 13.5mm (243mm2)
Imaging Diagonal 22.5mm
Linear Full Well (typical) 25.5K electrons
Dynamic Range 64.4dB
QE at 400nm 30%
Peak QE (580, 660nm) 60%
Anti-blooming 1000X
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) 9 e- RMS at 1 MHz
Pixel Binning 1 x 1 to 8 x 2504 on chip
Exposure Time 20 milliseconds 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) 0.02 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 F8300 Front Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade S
Manufacturer Apogee Imaging Systems
Model F8300M-GS