The VS Series

The Atik VS series of scientific cooled CCD Cameras has the flexibility to meet the needs of both scientific OEM and the microscopy user. It provides a versatile solution for any low light application which simplifies the designer’s task of integration and has an optional 5 position integrated filter wheel allowing filters to be loaded without opening the camera.

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VS series of scientific CCD cameras

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. This range supports a wide choice of Sony CCD sensors including ICX285, ICX274, ICX674, ICX655, ICX694 and ICX814.

Additionally, an optional 5-position integrated filter wheel, featuring a mechanical roller for filter location is available. The wheel can be natively controlled via our software, and also features an Ascom driver for use with third party programs. To make filter changing even easier, the camera is supplied with a tool that allows filters to be loaded without opening the camera.

A full software development kit is available, along with integration assistance from our in-house engineering team.

Technical Specification

Common features for all models:

  • Image acquisition speed 6MPixels/s
  • Regulated cooling delta T(amb)-35°C
  • Total system noise 6e typical
  • Weight 800g (950g with optional integrated filter wheel)
  • Back focus 13mm
  • Thread on front: M42x0.75

System Requirements

  • Pentium IV PC with 512MB RAM
  • Windows 10/Win8
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB 2.0 port

What's in the box?

Each VS camera is supplied with a USB 2.0 cable. Our free imaging software and comprehensive SDK can be downloaded here.

VS Range Optional Accessories

M42 lens mount plus detachable C-Mount adaptor
(in place of standard C-Mount fixture)

Universal 12V power supply

Order VSXX -Y -Z
XX: Model Number
Y: M = Monochrome, C = Colour
Z: S = Standard, F = Integrated filter wheel


VS series Data Sheet