When providing scientific cameras appropriate for the needs of the customer, a traditional trend was to use ultra-sensitive EM-CCD (electron multiplying CCD) cameras for measurements in a very low light region, and sCMOS (scientific CMOS) cameras with large pixel numbers, high speed, and high dynamic range in relatively bright region. In the meantime, CMOS technology continues to develop particularly in terms of noise characteristics, and we have released a camera equipped with the qCMOS (quantitative CMOS) sensor, a new sensor that marks the dawn of a new era in image sensors.


The qCMOS camera is positioned as an ultra-sensitive camera that offers the ultimate in quantitative imaging because of its extremely low noise performance. Therefore, when comparing a qCMOS and EM-CCD camera it is necessary to judge which camera is best suited to your application. The purpose of this article is to compare qCMOS and EM-CCD cameras to help you choose the best camera for your application.