• 16 bit low noise mode
  • Faster image acquisition at 6MPixels
  • Extended operating range with -35°C cooling delta
  • Argon back-filled sensor chamber
  • 8 bit mode for faster image acquisition
  • Live view provides up to 24 fps for easy focussing


The VS series provides the highest quality images under low light conditions, thanks to the advanced electronics. With 16 Bit digitisation that provides 65536 grey levels, plus high performance thermoelectric cooling to -35°C below ambient.

At 6MPixels per second, the VS series offers the fastest digitisation of any Atik camera, and is ideal for low light applications that require multiple images in quick succession.

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Image Sensor Sony ICX825 CCD sensor
Resolution 1391 x 1039
Pixel Pitch 6.45 µm
Sensor Size 8.97 x 6.70
Full Well ~18,000e-
Read Noise 5.5e- (typical)
Dark Current Noise
at camera set point
~0.005 electrons/second at 0C
Set Point Cooling
at ambient of 20oC
Power level control
Mount Type M42 T2
ADC 16 bit
Backfocus Distance 13mm ±0.5
Reading Mode Electronic shutter
Exposure Range 1ms - unlimited

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