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Starlight Xpress - SXVR-H814 Colour CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED

Model#: SXVR-H14C

Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD

Starlight Xpress - SXVR-H814  Colour CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED


This is a discontinued item. We recommend the Point Grey Research Grasshopper3 9.1MP Camera as a replacement.

Truly the next revolution in Cooled CCD Cameras from Starlight Xpress.

It doesn’t have to be big to be brilliant, but it certainly does require innovation, excellent electronics and huge amounts of experience to get such an amazing camera in such a small package.

The SXVR-H814 uses the very latest and certainly the best CCD to be released by Sony since we started designing and producing cameras around Sony CCDs in 1991. It has a remarkable Quantum Efficiency of 77% which was previously unheard of in an interline sensor; but with all of the wonderful benefits of an interline CCD, especially from Sony such as incredibly low thermal noise and very fast electronic shutter (no need for mechanical shutters).

The CCD is available in both single-shot colour and mono, so you can have the ability to capture striking colour images with a single exposure or take full advantage of the versatility of using the monochrome version for scientific applications, such as photometry and narrow band imaging etc.



• CCD type: Sony ICX814ALG (mono), ICX814AQG (colour) Exview CCD with ultra low dark current and vertical antiblooming.
• CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size: 3.69uM x 3.69uM, Image format: 3388 x 2712 pixels
• CCD Image area: 12.49mm (Horizontal) x9.99mm (Vertical).
• CCD quality: Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds).
• Spectral Response: QE max at 580nM (~77%),50% roll-off at 360nM and 770nM.
• Readout Noise: Typically 5 electrons RMS
• Full-well capacity: Greater than 18,000 e-(unbinned)
• Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x.
• Dark current: Less than 0.002 electrons/second @ - 10C CCD temperature.
• Data format: 16 bits.
• System gain: 0.3 electrons per ADU
• Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.
• Image download time: Typically 5 seconds at full resolution.
• Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max.
• Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -30C below ambient.
• Size: 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. CCD alignment screws are provided for setting the chip parallel to the focal plane.
• Weight: approx. 400g.

Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - SXVR-H814 Colour CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SXVR-H14C
Discountinued Yes
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 100x
CCD Kodak KAF8300M full frame CCD
CCD Image Area 17.96mm (Horizontal) x 13.52mm (Vertical)
CCD Quality Standard grade - No dead columns, no dead pixels
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Cooling Regulated constant current cooling supply with two stage thermoelectric cooler to give a CCD temperature of approximately -40C below ambient
Dark Current e-/p/s at 0°C Dark frame saturation time greater than 10 hours. Less than 0.05 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient
Data Format 16 bits
Full Frame Download Greater than 25,000 e- (unbinned)
Gain e-/ADU 0.35 electrons per ADU
Image Download Time Typically 4.5 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Pixel Size 5.4uM x 5.4uM, Image format: 3326 x 2504 pixels
Power Requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 750mA max
Read Noise Less than 8 electrons RMS - typically only 6.5 electrons
Size 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel
Spectral Response QE max at 540nM (~56%), 48% at 470nM and 656nM