Company Profile

Atik Camera’s mission is to provide professionals and enthusiasts with the perfect imaging solution.

Steve Chambers and Rui Tripa launched the business over fifteen years ago following their own frustrating search for astronomical imaging equipment. The type of camera they wanted was simply not available in a realistic price range – so they set out to design it themselves.

From small beginnings, our company has grown rapidly. Utilising our extensive expertise in low-light, stare mode imaging, we work with world leading organisations to bring our low-read noise OEM imaging solutions to life science and industrial applications. Additionally, Atik’s astrophotography cameras are now sold across Europe, USA and Canada, as well as Australia, Japan and Malaysia.

We have continuously developed and refined a range of robust and reliable equipment to deliver superior performance in an extremely specialised and demanding field.

Our cameras enable enthusiasts and professionals to achieve greater sensitivity and longer exposure times – resulting in better image quality.

Atik has also developed highly-acclaimed software that is included with our cameras. This software is compatible with all cameras in the Atik range, making it easy to upgrade. Regular software updates mean that you can enjoy new features and functions as our technology evolves.

Atik is based in the city of Norwich, in England, where we design and develop our cameras and support our customers; and production takes place at our ISO 9001 accredited facilities in Lisbon, Portugal.

We continue to work closely with our customers to develop durable, user friendly products that remain consistent and reliable for years to come.

Key Personnel

Dr Panos Kapetanopoulos

Chief Executive

Panos’ extensive experience covers development engineering and technical sales management for scientific imaging systems. As CEO, Panos oversees Atik’s R&D, Sales and Marketing and Production departments. With a deep understanding of the scientific and industrial imaging sector, Panos is well equipped to ensure the best possible support for new and existing customers.

Steve Chambers

Founding Member

Steve spent 20 years as a research biochemist, working in the fields of protein structure and immunology, producing successful publications and grant applications. Away from the lab Steve engaged in a number of hobbies including electronics and astronomy. All of these interests came together with the founding of Atik Cameras to supply high performance, yet affordable cameras to life science and amateur astronomers.

Rui Tripa

Production Director and Founding Member

Rui heads up Atik’s production facilities in Portugal and is a founder of Atik Cameras. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of astronomy, with a background in IT and astronomical retail. He is now highly experienced in the production of imaging solutions for the life science, industrial engineering and art conservation markets.

James Mckechnie

Business Development Director

James joined Atik with nearly 15 years of experience in the scientific camera market, working with customers to select the best cameras for their applications and supporting OEM customers across a number of scientific disciplines. James works closely with our OEM customers to ensure the best solutions are found for them and works with our team to make integration and product customisation as seamless as possible.

Pedro Matos

Production Manager

Pedro joined Atik Cameras in 2020, and now leads all operational areas in Atik’s production facility in Lisbon. With a background in mechanical engineering, Pedro spent 20 years in the automotive industry, covering areas such as process engineering, purchasing, logistics, quality, maintenance and production. He brings these industry best practices to Atik Cameras production processes.

Sónia Gil

Financial Controller and Head of Corporate

Sónia joined Atik Cameras in 2021 and leads financial department, ensuring the smooth functioning of finances, accounting, HR and legal across the business. Sónia trained in accounting and business and comes with 21 years of experience in accounting, financial and management control. This experience has enabled her to travel widely, with first-hand experience of global customer requirements.

Frederico Dias

Key Account Manager

Frederico joined Atik Cameras in 2021 and takes care of Atik’s new and existing key customer accounts. He has 20 years of experience in sales and customer service, creating trusted, long-lasting relationships. From simple quotes to new bespoke solutions, Frederico works tirelessly to achieve quick and knowledgeable responses.

Tom Clarke

Senior Research & Development Engineer

Since joining Atik Cameras in 2016, Tom has been instrumental in the design and development of our cameras and software. Tom has an extensive background in mathematics and software development having trained as a Software and Electronics Engineer.

Vince Bygrave

Technical Support

Vince comes with over 15 years’ experience in the field of astrophotography. He has been with Atik from the outset, providing customers with advice and technical support. Vince's extensive knowledge feeds into every aspect of the business from product development to informative content.